The Russian offensive in the Donbass, after the conquest of Lugansk, continues with the same strategy also in Donetsk: constant artillery fire and air raids to weaken the enemy before the penetration of troops into populated centers. The next target of Putin’s army is Sloviansk, which has been under intense bombardment for three days, killing and wounding, while the authorities have called on a few thousand people who remained in the city to flee. Civilians who remain the first victims of this conflict, as denounced by the United Nations.
I 335 children were killed Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner United nations For human rights, he condemned Russia’s “futile war” in Ukraine and called for an end to the “unbearable” suffering of civilians. Bachelet also demanded compensation for war victims, noting that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed or wounded since hostilities broke out across Ukraine, with 335 children among the 4,889 deaths. In his most recent appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council, Bachelet complained that “as we enter the fifth month of hostility, the toll from the conflict in Ukraine continues to grow.”
mayor Sloviansk The rest of the residents demanded to leave the city after the Russians intensified their bombing of the city in southeastern Ukraine. “It is important to evacuate as many people as possible,” Vadim Lyach was quoted by the Guardian as saying in an interview with Reuters. He added that “144 people have fled today, including 20 children.” Sloviansk is one of the major population centers in Donetsk region which is still under Ukrainian control. Today’s bombing left at least 2 dead and 7 wounded.
Ukraine, pro-Russian Chechens arrive in Leschansk
Russia has built two passages in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to facilitategrain exportThis was announced by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to RIA Novosti. “We are adopting a series of measures to ensure the safety of navigation in the waters of the Black and Azov seas. The danger of mines in the waters of the Mariupol port has been completely eliminated,” the minister said.
As the union spread in the Black Sea Three warships and two submarines, carrying a total of more than 30 Kalibr cruise missiles: the Moscow Southern Operational Command announced this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. “In the northwestern part of the Black Sea, there are currently three ships and two submarines ready to launch more than 30 missiles,” the command wrote in a statement.
Zelensky: “We need a guarantee of security even outside NATO”
“Ukraine is not a member of NATO. And when we tried to start the membership campaign, we also received a negative response to the membership action plan request. But that is no reason to stop. We need a system of security guarantees, from a safe space so that it can be effective even in circumstances where we are not in the Alliance.” Thus Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a speech at the Economist’s annual roundtable, Ukrinform reported. We are not in NATO, but we are on this path – Zelensky said -. There must now be certainty and certainty: What can be done to prevent aggression? What should be done to stop the aggression that began immediately? We want to give answers to that and we are currently working on it with our partners, with those countries that, in fact, will be able to become guarantors. If such a system existed now, there would be no war.”
“We need a unit in Europe – said Zelensky – that becomes the largest in history. Of course, a lot has already been done for this. But not everything so far. For example, what is happening in the energy market in Europe and what is happening now should be considered to it as a war. Through the gas game, Russia is doing its best to keep inflation high and to make Europe experience the biggest crisis in history this winter.“At the same time, we see that Greek companies supply almost the largest fleet of tankers for transporting Russian oil,” Zelensky said, addressing the guests with criticism.
Kyiv: Russian missiles hit a school in Kharkiv
Russian forces launched a missile attack on a school in Kharkiv tonight. No one was injured. This was stated by Oleg Senegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, on Telegram, as reported by Ukrinform. “At two o’clock in the morning, the enemy launched a missile attack on one of the educational institutions in the Saltiv district of Kharkiv. The building was partially damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties,” said Senegubov.
Russian forces launched a missile attack this morning as well Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, and continued to bombard local communities in the region: the press service of the Regional State Administration on Facebook reported. “On the morning of July 5, the occupiers fired missiles at Mykolaiv. Rescuers, doctors, emergency teams and public service workers are already working,” the administration said, without specifying whether there were casualties or casualties. Also this morning, Russian forces bombed the communities of Inhulska, Bereznehuvatska, Bashtanska, Shyrokivska and the village of Lymany in the Halytsynivska community.
Bombs on Donetsk: 2 civilians killed in 24 hours
Two civilians were killed and four others were injured as a result of the bombing of the Ukrainian region of Donetsk by Russian forces in the past 24 hours: the head of the Regional and Military Administration Pavlo Kirilenko announced on Facebook, Ukrenform reported. . Kirilenko wrote: “Russia is killing civilians! On July 4, the Russians killed two civilians in the Donetsk region of Bakhmut. Four more people were wounded.”
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