Published on July 16, 2022, this handout shows a big wave spewing over a building in Odesa, Ukraine, as Russia continues to invade Ukraine.
State Emergency Service of Ukraine | Via Reuters
Russian rockets struck cities in southern Ukraine on the latest Saturday of a series of bombings that said Ukraine had recently killed dozens of people, but the Moscow Ministry of Defense said its troops would step up their operations. He said he was ordered.
Two people were killed in the southern city of Nikopol along the Dniep River, emergency services said after regional governor Valentin Reznicenko said he had been attacked by more than 50 Russian alumni rockets.
The focus of the war has now moved to the eastern Donbus region of Ukraine in the fifth month, but Russian troops attack cities elsewhere in the country with increasingly exhausting conflict missiles and rockets. doing.
A Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesperson said on Friday that only 30% of Russia’s strikes had achieved their military targets and the rest landed on private sites. The claim could not be verified by Reuters.
Ukraine states that in the last three days, attacks on such urban areas have killed about 40 people.
Late Friday, a Russian missile attacked the city of Dnipro, about 120 km (75 miles) north of Nikopol, killing three and injuring 15 others.
He said the rocket struck an industrial plant and the street next to it. Social media footage showed dark black smoke rising from the building and a burning car.
According to the regional governor, a Russian strike struck the northeastern town of Chuhuiv in the Kharkiv region overnight, killing three people, including a 70-year-old woman, and injuring three more.
Russia launched what is called a “special military operation” against Ukraine on February 24, stating that it aims to eradicate what is called a dangerous nationalist, deteriorating Ukraine’s military infrastructure. He states that he uses precision weapons to protect his country’s security.
Moscow has accused Ukraine of bombarding its people in a territory that has lost control in the east.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Saturday’s website that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the troops to step up their operations to prevent attacks on eastern Ukraine and other Russian-controlled territories.
Shoigu said, “To further increase the group’s actions in all operational areas to eliminate the possibility of the Kyiv administration launching large-scale rockets and artillery on civilian infrastructure and residents of Donbus and other areas. I gave the necessary instructions. “
Ukraine states that it will evacuate as many people as possible from areas seized by Russian troops in a provocative attempt to conquer a country freed from Moscow’s rule by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Russia has repeatedly denied targeting private areas, despite increasing evidence that missiles have attacked residential areas across the country.
One of the most angry recent attacks from Ukraine and its western allies, a Caliber cruise missile launched from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea has 370,000 people about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Kyiv. Attacked an office building in the city of Vinizia. Thursday.
Kieu said the strike killed at least 23 people and injured dozens. Among the dead was Liza, a 4-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, found in the debris next to the baby carriage. Her image of pushing the same pram, posted on her blog by her mother within two hours of her attack, quickly spread by word of mouth.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the strike on Vinnytsia was directed at a building where senior Ukrainian military officials were meeting with foreign arms suppliers.
Despite the bloodshed, the two sides have reached an agreement to lift the blockade that restricts Ukrainian grain exports, with warnings that the conflict puts millions of people at risk of hunger around the world. Explained the progress. Mediator Turkey said the deal could be signed next week.
Asked if the timeline is realistic, a senior Ukrainian source told Reuters on Friday: “We really hope so. We are in a hurry as soon as possible.”
Russia’s defense ministry said the deal was close, but Moscow negotiators warned that grain trading would not lead to resumption of peace talks.
The agreement will probably include inspection of vessels to confirm that Ukraine has not brought in weapons and guarantee from Western countries that Russia’s own food exports are exempt from sanctions.
The war dominated the G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting in Indonesia. Two sources said the group is unlikely to publish a formal communiqué on Saturday. Russia, along with China, India and South Africa in particular, is a member as well as a G7 industrial power.
Western sources said earlier this week that it would be difficult to reach communiqué as the organization worked on consensus and Russia blocked words about the causes of the global recession.