Chamber of Horrors in Balkalia, the bodies of four civilians with traces of torture in Zalzinić, buried crudely and found only thanks to neighbors, at least a thousand victims of bombs and hardships in Izyum, where 80% of the buildings were destroyed. As Ukrainian forces regain control of the eastern Kharkiv region after Russian forces fled, the effects of months of abuse and destruction are visible. Mariana Bezugla, deputy of the People’s Servants Party of President Volodymyr Zelensky, denounced the discovery of the “torture chamber” in Balaklia, which arrived immediately in the wake of the army.
In his Facebook photos, you can see a bleak basement where a chair with a hammer, duct tape and used gloves was abandoned. In another room there are “blood marks”. The fear is that she is only the first of many new boshas. In Zaliznychne, another “liberated” village of the territory, the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office announced the discovery of three bodies buried in the gardens of their homes and a fourth near an asphalt plant, all bearing signs of torture, which will now come under autopsy. .
Liberation of Ukraine Chkalovsky City (Kharkiv region)
The trace of death that the Moscow army continues to leave behind even after the withdrawal. In the past few hours, a barrage of shelling hit several regions, from the east to the southern front of Kherson, with at least 4 other civilian casualties in the east. But it seems that the main target of what Ukrainians consider “cowardly revenge” is Kharkiv itself, which has become a symbol of the Russian defeat. After the raid on the city’s largest thermal power plant, which left tens of thousands of people in the dark on Sunday evening, other blackouts continued throughout the day.
Meanwhile, after advancing to some border crossing points with Russia, Ukrainian forces continued their counterattack in the east, announcing the recovery of more than 20 settlements within 24 hours. The Russians also reported a raid on their territory in Belgorod that killed one person and wounded four.
In the evening, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said, citing Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar, that since the start of counter-attacks in many Ukrainian regions, especially the eastern regions, Kyiv forces have recovered nearly 6000 square kilometers of territory from the Russians.
In the south, in the Kherson region, the General Staff, meanwhile, began to confirm the first strategic successes, with almost 500 square kilometers of territory restored again. Defeats persuaded Putin to expel the commander of the Western Military District, Roman Berdnikov, who was appointed for only two weeks. Moscow clarifies that no new units are expected at this time. The reinforcements were entrusted to the irregular Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who announced the return of the feared elite special units and threatened to warn of a looming “surprise” of the enemy forces. Despite significant defeats on the ground, the Kremlin does not back down and closes any negotiating hypothesis, warning that the “special military operation” will continue “until all goals are achieved.”
Former President Dmitry Medvedev stated that the only possibility was “the complete surrender of the Kyiv regime under Russian conditions.” For his part, Zelensky, against the background of the reflection of fortunes on the ground, replied that negotiations would be possible only after the “complete liberation of the occupied Ukrainian lands.” Even in connection with the crisis at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, where new explosions were recorded, Moscow officially left no room for a request for the withdrawal of troops that Emmanuel Macron presented to Vladimir Putin. But the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, expressed confidence in the consultations that had begun to create a safe zone. “I’ve seen signs that ‘both sides’ are interested in reaching an agreement,” he said, explaining that at this point “they are cooperating with us and asking questions, and many questions.”
Ukraine, photos of a Russian air strike in the Kharkiv region
The Chechen special forces of the Akhmat regiment “occupy all strategic positions in the Zaporizhia region”: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wrote in the Telegram, citing Russian media, who returned to praise the combat skills of his militiamen who remember the battle of Mariupol. According to the Russian media, in this region, where the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located, a large-scale attack by Kyiv is planned.
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