Kyiv – Ukrainian guards fought on multiple fronts to stop Russian troops on Saturday, officials said. Russia’s main attacks appear to have been centered in Luhansk and Donetsk, but three civilians were injured in rocket attacks on cities in the northeastern part of Kharkiv, the governor said.
Before the conflict began in February, the two states, partly dominated by pro-Russian separatists, formed the industrial zone east of Donbass. Ukrainian officials reported attacks in both regions on Saturday, but the British Defense Ministry said Moscow was collecting stockpiles from all over Russia near Ukraine.
Donetsk Governor Pablo Kirirenko said in a telegram that Russian missiles had struck the town of Druzhkivka behind the front line, reporting that other densely populated areas had been bombed.
Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said in a telegram that Russian troops had “fired along the entire front line”, the next Ukrainian counter-attack that prevented Moscow from invading.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russian troops have targeted civilians. “It was shot in the housing sector – it was intentional, targeting ordinary homes and civilians,” he said in a statement.
Russia, which last weekend claimed control of the entire Luhansk region, has denied attacks on civilians. Zelensky fired several senior Kyiv ambassadors abroad, saying it was part of “general diplomatic practice.” He said he would appoint new ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary.
Zelensky called on diplomats to provide international support and high-quality weapons to slow Russia’s progress. On Friday, US President Joe Biden signed an arms package worth $ 400 million for Ukraine, including four additional high mobile artillery rocket systems (HIMARS).
However, on Saturday Ukraine suffered a diplomatic blow and Canada announced that it would return repaired turbines used by Russian state-owned Gazprom to supply natural gas to Germany. Ukraine has claimed that the repatriation violated sanctions against Russia.
Conflict between China and the United States On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who called on the international community to join forces to condemn Russia’s aggression, told reporters he had expressed concern to China’s Wang Yi over Beijing’s reunification with Moscow.
The couple met for more than five hours on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in The Bali, Indonesia. On Friday, Russia’s Sergei Lavrov left the meeting and blamed the West for “severe criticism.”
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, King and Blinken discussed the “Ukraine issue” without elaborating. Sino-US relations are at greater risk of being “misunderstood” because many believe that “the United States is increasingly suffering.”
Shortly before Russia’s aggression, Beijing and Moscow announced a borderless partnership, but U.S. officials have seen China evade U.S.-led sanctions on Russia and provide military equipment. Did not say.
Kharkiv Governor Oleh Sinhubov said in a telegram that in addition to the missile attack, the fighters had repulsed two Russian attacks near the town of Dementivka, between the city and the Russian border.
Russia’s Defense Ministry says its troops have attacked two “foreign mercenary bases” near Kharkiv.
Provincial spokesman Igor Konashenkov also said the army had destroyed ammunition depots in the Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions. In the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), 4,444 Russian aid workers say Ukrainian troops have bombed 10 locations, killing three and injuring 17 in the past 24 hours.
Donetsk Mayor Alexei Kremzin wrote in a telegram that two women had been killed in a bomb blast in the city’s Kirovsky district. Reuters could not verify his Battlefield account manually.
Sanctions After the recession at the G20 exchange on Friday, President Vladimir Putin also showed that the Kremlin is unwilling to compromise, saying sanctions on Russia could lead to an increase in the price of “catastrophic” energy.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Saturday that sanctions were working and repeatedly called for more accurate Western arms shipments.
“The Russians are desperately trying to lift these sanctions, proving that they are harming them. Therefore, sanctions need to be tightened until Putin stops his aggressive plans.”
Kreva said via a video link on the Dubrovnik forum. Since Russia, which occupies most of southern Ukraine, has launched so-called “special operations” to disarm Ukraine, the city has been reduced to rubble, thousands of people have been killed and millions more killed. I evicted. Ukraine and its Western allies say Russia is engaged in an unprovoked land grab.