The day after Putin’s celebration of the annexation of the four Ukrainian regions occupied by Moscow, a Russian missile attack on the Odessa region in the early hours of the morning hits an industrial site. On the other hand, over 50 raids in 24 hours, reported Kiev, in the Donetsk region, with the death of at least 4 civilians. Russian missiles also hit Mykolaiv this morning, while the Ukrainian energy company denounces the Russian arrest of the director of the Zaporizhzhia power plant on which the nuclear and radiation safety of the plant depends.
Twenty-four Ukrainian civilians, including 13 children and a pregnant woman, they were shot and killed in the Kharkiv region in the northeast of the country as they were leaving the area by car, local governor Oleh Syniehubov said, quoted by AP online. The attack – it would be the second convoy of civilians hit in the last two days – would have occurred in the district of Kupiansy. “A cruel act that cannot be justified,” said Syniehubov. According to the Kiev security services, the attack took place in the so-called “gray zone” between the occupied city of Svatove in the Lugansk region and the liberated city of Kupyansk in the Kharkiv region, which are approximately 60 km apart.
War on the ground
‘The Russians are also bombing the positions of Ukrainian troops along the line of contact, conducting aerial reconnaissance’, and ‘the enemy is attacking civilian infrastructure and homes of the civilian population, violating International Humanitarian Law norms, laws and customs of war, ‘says the Kiev army.
The Ukrainians regain control of Lyman
“The troops of the Russian Federation, more than 5 thousand soldiers, stationed in the eastern city of Lyman are surrounded by the Ukrainian army. They appealed to their leadership with a request to withdraw but the request was rejected by the commanders of the Federation,” he said. on Telegram the head of the military administration of Lugansk Sergiy Gaidai, as reported by UNIAN. Ukrainian troops have entered Lyman, a key Russian-held city in the eastern Donetsk region. This was stated by the army of Kiev. From Moscow comes the confirmation: “Due to the threat of being surrounded, the allied troops have withdrawn from Krasny Lyman to more advantageous positions”. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by Interfax. “The Ukrainian army is taking considerable losses in Krasny Lyman but continues to advance,” Moscow added.
Energoatom, central director Zaporizhzhia arrested
“The Russian occupiers arrested Igor Murashov, the director general of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia Igor Murashov, who has the main and sole responsibility for nuclear safety and radiation at the plant. His detention poses a danger to the operation of the largest. European nuclear power plant “, said on Telegram Petro Kotin, president of the state energy company Energoatom, quoted by Ukrinform. According to Kotin, “yesterday afternoon the Russian forces stopped Murashov on his way from the station to Energodar, he was blindfolded and taken away”.
Erdogan threatens the veto on the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has returned to threaten his veto on the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, “as long as the promises” made to Ankara by the two Nordic countries “are not kept. Erdogan said speaking to the Turkish National Assembly that until this happens – referring in particular to the request to Sweden not to host more Kurdish exponents that Ankara considers terrorists – Turkey “will maintain its position of principle”.