TE24 International Desk:
KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE – Ukraine said Monday that Russian troops are preparing to expand attacks on major cities in the eastern Donbas region, but a new attack on the country’s second-largest city has killed at least three people. Did.
Attacks on Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine have led Europe to significantly reduce gas supplies from Russia as regular maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline has begun and Italy and Austria have announced further cuts from Moscow. It happened when I was ready.
“The apartment block was bombed. Twenty-six people were injured, including a 16-year-old child. Three died,” he said. The latest deadly attack by Russian smart missiles in Kharkiv early in the morning, Moscow is increasing pressure on the east and is slowly pulling along the entire front line.
Ukrainian officials said Monday that 18 people had been killed in a devastating Russian attack on the town of Khasiv Yar in the Donetsk region over the weekend.
The rescue team said work was underway to remove the wreckage and that two people trapped under the wreckage of the destroyed house could be contacted verbally.
“Those who order such attacks, those who carry them out in our common cities and residential areas, will be killed with full intent,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said late Sunday night, referring to the perpetrators. Promised to go to trial.
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed on Monday that “more than 300” Ukrainian militants had been killed without revealing the date of a Russian attack on Chasib Yar.
– “No safe place” –
After a long battle for control of the eastern part of the Lugansk region, Russian troops are now concentrating on Donetsk as they try to take control of the entire Donbass. Increase.
However, the area is under constant bombardment and authorities have reported about 50 attacks on infrastructure, but Russian ground attacks have almost stopped, the Ukrainian General Staff said on Monday.
However, Russian troops have warned that they are planning to carry out perhaps the most violent attack in the Donetsk region so far.
“There are signs that enemy forces are preparing to escalate hostilities towards Kramatorsk and Bakumut,” he said, referring to the two Ukrainian-controlled capitals.
Moscow’s slow but steady eastern advancement contrasts with the inability to capture the capital, Kyiv, early in the offensive, despite fierce resistance from courageous Ukraine by recent transport of Western artillery. Is the target.
In Bucha, a suburb of Kiev, Maxim, a 36-year-old web designer, sat with his family around a table in front of his house. Just three months ago, a Russian soldier stormed a house and slept in a children’s room.
“In this environment, nothing happens and I feel like life is normal,” he said. “But we know that a war is going on and there is currently no safe place in Ukraine.”
The impact of the conflict in Europe was felt on Monday, when Russian gas giant Gazprom began regular maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for more than a week.
Concerns over supply of pipeline work-
On Monday, Italy’s Annie and Austrian OMV said Russian suppliers were further reducing gas supplies as Germany and other European countries had gas. She is watching his return with enthusiasm.
“Gazprom announced today that it will supply approximately 21 million cubic meters / day of gas to Annie, but the average for the last few days has been around 32 million cubic meters / day,” Annie said.
“Gazprom informed OMV about the reduction in gas supplies. Today, this means a reduction of about 70 percent in the amount coming from the Baumgarten natural gas hub near the Slovak border,” OMV said in a statement.
Germany has suspended the certification of its second pipeline, NordStream 2, amid growing concerns over Europe’s over-reliance on Russian gas supplies following Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in February. Meanwhile, 4,444 Russian officials have announced that they will begin harvesting in the “free zone of the region” in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine over the weekend.
Ukraine has repeatedly accused Russia of stealing wheat from the occupied east for illegal sale in international markets.
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