The Russian offensive in Donbass, after the conquest of Lugansk, continues with the same strategy also in Donetsk: incessant artillery fire and air strikes to weaken the enemy before breaking through with troops in the inhabited centers. The next target for Putin’s army is Sloviansk, who for three days have been subjected to intense bombings with deaths and injuries, while the few thousand people left in the city have been invited to flee by the authorities. Civilians who remain the first victims of this conflict, which the UN condemned.
I am 335 dead children since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner Un for human rights, he condemned Russia’s “meaningless war” in Ukraine, calling for an end to the “unbearable” suffering of the civilian population. Bachelet also asked for compensation for war victims, noting that more than 10,000 civilian deaths or injuries have been documented since the outbreak of hostilities across Ukraine, with 335 children among 4,889 deaths. In his recent appearance at the UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet lamented that “as we enter the fifth month of hostility, the number of conflicts in Ukraine continues to rise”
The mayor of Sloviansk asked the remaining residents to leave the city after the Russians escalated the shelling against the city in southeastern Ukraine. “It is important to evacuate as many people as possible,” Vadim Lyakh said in an interview with Reuters, according to the Guardian. Adds that “144 people fled today, including 20 children”. Slovenian is one of the most important population centers in Donetsk Oblast, which is still under Ukrainian control. Today’s bombing left at least 2 dead and 7 wounded.
Ukraine, the arrival of Chechen pro-Russians to Lysychansk
Russia has built two corridors in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to facilitateexport of cereals: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced according to RIA Novosti. “We are adopting a number of measures to ensure the safety of navigation in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov – said the Minister – the danger of mines in the waters of the port of Mariupol has been completely eliminated.”
The Federation has also deployed in the Black Sea three warships and two submarines, which carries a total of over 30 Caliber cruise missiles: the southern operational command in Moscow has made it known on Facebook, according to reports Ukrinform. “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 if we are outside NATO”
“Ukraine is not a member of NATO. And when we tried to start the membership campaign, we also got a negative response to the request for an action plan for membership. But that is not a reason to stop. We need a system with security guarantees“Thus, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a speech at the annual round table meeting of the Economist, as reported by Ukrinform.” in NATO, but we are on this path – said Zelensky -. And there must be certainty and certainty now: what must be done to prevent aggression? What needs to be done immediately to stop the aggression that has begun? We want to provide answers to this, and we are currently working on it with our partners, with the states that will actually be able to become guarantors. If such a system were in place now, there would be no war. “
“We need a unit in Europe,” said Zelensky, “which will be the largest in history. Of course, much has already been done for this. But not everything yet. For example, what is happening in the energy market in Europe and what is happening right now.” now must be seen as a war. With its gas game, Russia is doing everything in its power to keep inflation rising and make Europe experience the biggest crisis in history this winter.“At the same time,” Zelensky said, critically addressing the guests, “we see that Greek companies supply almost the largest fleet of tankers for the transport of Russian oil.”
Kiev: Russian missiles against a school in Kharkiv
Russian troops launched a missile attack on a school in Kharkiv tonight. No one was injured. This was reported by Oleg Synegubov, the head of the regional military administration in Kharkiv, on Telegram, as reported by Ukrinform. “At 2 p.m., 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,” Synegubov said.
Russian forces also launched a missile attack this morning Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, and has continued to bomb local communities in the region: reported the press service of the regional state administration on Facebook. “On the morning of July 5, the occupiers fired rockets at Mykolaiv. Rescuers, doctors, emergency services and public servants are already at work,” the administration said without specifying whether there were any casualties or casualties. Also this morning, Russian troops bombed the communities of Inhulska, Bereznehuvatska, Bashtanska, Shyrokivska and the village of Lymany in the Halytsynivska community.
Bombs on Donetsk: two civilians killed in 24 hours
Two civilians were killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast near the Ukrainian capital, Donetsk, on Wednesday, the head of the regional and military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, told Facebook, according to Ukrinform. . “Russia kills civilians! On July 4, the Russians killed two civilians in the Donetsk region of Bakhmut. Four more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.