Day 120 of the war. Russian troops continue to advance in the Ukrainian region of Luganskin eastern Ukraine, where they have taken several towns although they have not managed to gain full control of Severodonetsk, a strategic administrative enclave.
The Russians continue to advance in Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine
Russian troops continue to advance in the Ukrainian region of Luganskin eastern Ukraine, where they have taken several towns although they have not managed to gain full control of Severodonetsk, a strategic administrative enclave.
Since yesterday, the settlements of Loskutivka Y Rai-Oleksandrivka in that region, which together with Donetsk form Donbas, “have been occupied by the enemy,” the head of the Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, announced on Thursday on his Facebook page.
“However, we continue to deter the Russians in Severodonetsk and (nearby) Syrotynerepelling the attacks of Zolote and Vovchoyarivka”two other enclaves in the area, according to the military official.
“The occupiers are destroying the industrial capacities in Severodonetsk. This time, a brick factory was attacked, as well as the fiberglass plant. Skloplastykin addition to a chemical equipment factory,” he added.
One of the buildings of the facilities of the plant of the Azot chemical plant, where several hundred Ukrainian civilians and military personnel are still sheltering, was also damaged in one of the enemy attacks. “The Russian military is ‘liberating’ Severodonetsk from life and work,” Haidai said.
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Czech PM accuses Russia of “waging economic war against Europe”
The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala on Wednesday accused Russia of “waging economic war” against Europe as part of its invasion of Ukraine.
“Russia’s goal is to weaken and destabilize democratic states,” Fiala said in a televised speech to the Czech population on Wednesday night. adding that there was a real danger that Russia could cut off gas supplies to Europe in the coming weeks or months.
Johnson assures that Russian troops could exhaust their resources “in the coming months”
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has ensured that in the coming months Russian troops in Ukraine could begin to deplete their resourcesand has urged Western allies to try to help the Ukrainians to be able to launch a counteroffensive.
“The Ukrainians are having a hard time because the Russians are causing terrible damage to their populations, using all their artillery until they start to exhaust their resources. That will happen in the coming months, and it will be an opportunity to try to help the Ukrainians”, said the British president in an interview with the newspaper ‘El Mundo’ published late on Wednesday.
Zelensky compares Russia’s actions in Ukraine to Nazi Germany
the ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, assured this Wednesday that Russia has done “the same” that the Nazis did on June 22, 1941, when the German troops invaded by surprise the Soviet Union.
“Today, June 22, is the Day of Mourning and Remembrance for the Victims of War. A war that should remain forever in the history of the 20th century and should never be repeated. But it repeats. Today the words are not lacking that Russia did the same thing on February 24 as the Nazis did on June 22,” the Ukrainian president said. in his daily message to the people of Ukraine.
Zelensky “firmly” confident that the European Union will grant the status of a candidate to Ukraine
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, has assured that he “firmly” trusts that the European Union will finally grant the candidate status to Ukraine, a decision that will be resolved today.
“I firmly believe that in these crucial days, Ukraine will receive the status of a candidate for membership of the European Union. We have been at this for a long time,” said Zelensky, who pointed out that the granting of the status would be a “very important moment” in the country’s history.