Nine cities bombed, one child injured
The Ukrainian National Police reported that nine municipalities in the Donetsk region had been bombed. Among the affected villages, officials say two people, including a child, were injured in the village of Malotharanivka in Kramatorsk district.
Towards the expulsion of Gerson?
In recent days, shelling in Kherson has become so intense that the local government is preparing for a mass evacuation from the area. Regional governor Oleksandr Prokhudin warned that evacuation routes and temporary shelters are already being identified.
Two were wounded in Gerson
Two people were injured in the strikes that hit Kherson overnight, said Yuriy Sobolevsky, the region’s deputy head. According to local authorities, more than 27 attacks were reported against residential areas in the region on Saturday, with around 135 bombs thrown.
Selections from Wagner
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Russian strikes in Kharkiv
Heavy artillery fire was reported in the Kharkiv region by local authorities. Several houses in the city of Kubyansk were hit by Russian missiles, causing fires, warned Oleh Sinehobov, head of the region’s military administration. He made it clear on his Telegram account that none of the victims should be upset.
Ovation for Ivan Gershkovich
Joe Biden praised Ivan Kershkovich’s “absolute courage” and renewed calls for his immediate release to Moscow. In front of relatives of an American journalist detained in Russia for “espionage”, the US president expressed his support for the young man’s parents. The latter was given a standing ovation by the more than 2,000 attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Unethical soldiers hold
British intelligence claims Russian commanders charged their own soldiers with “discipline” in “zindans”, which are “improvised holes in the ground covered with metal grids”.
“There have been several recent reports from Russian personnel of similar detentions in Zindans for offenses such as drunkenness and trying to break their contract,” the Defense Ministry said in its daily statement.
Update on the situation
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Kiev reported 190,000 Russian soldiers killed
In its daily report, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirms that more than 190,000 Russian soldiers have died in combat since the start of the conflict.
As a reminder, if the general staff of the Ukrainian army is constantly communicating about losses between the enemies, as we explained to you, it is always very complicated to make such an assessment. Here.
At least two people were killed in a Russian village near the border with Ukraine, according to the regional governor. Bryansk Oblast Governor Alexander Bogomas said several Ukrainian missiles hit the village of Susemka.
“Due to a strike by Ukrainian nationalists, two civilians were unfortunately killed,” he said in a telegram. “One residential building was completely destroyed, and two houses were partially damaged.”
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