Live – War in Ukraine: Russians fire about thirty villages in northeast, 6,000 evacuated

The Ukrainian military recognized Russia’s “tactical victories” in the Kharkiv region (northeast) this Monday.
About thirty villages in northeastern Ukraine have come under fire from the Russians, who are continuing their new offensive, occupying dozens of km² of territory in just a few days.
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More than two years of war in Ukraine

Russian arrested for “high treason”.

A former employee of Russian tech jeweler Yandex has been arrested for “high treason”, the Russian Security Services (FSB) said on Monday. According to the FSB, the arrest took place in the Nizhny Novgorod region, about 400 kilometers east of Moscow.

“This individual transferred his own funds to the account of a trust registered in Ukraine to purchase armored vehicles, ammunition, equipment and medicine for the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the press release said. He briefly left Russia after a partial demobilization announcement in September 2022, months after the offensive began in Ukraine, and then returned, according to the same source.

Fighting escalates

Fighting continues in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, where more than 30 locations are under Russian fire, according to the regional governor. “More than 30 places in the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar shells,” Oleg Sinekubov said on social networks.

The governor notes that a total of 5,762 residents have been evacuated from these areas since the fighting began.

Ukrainian strikes

Ukraine said on Monday it had struck an oil terminal and an electricity substation, respectively, in the Belgorod and Lipetsk regions of western Russia, not far from the Ukrainian border.

“Explosions took place at the Oskolneptesnap oil terminal near the city of Stary Oskol and at the Yeletskaya substation with a capacity of 500 kilowatts,” a source in the department told AFP of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, adding that the attack was carried out by drones.

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Ukrainian diplomatic chief Dmytro Kuleba will meet with Prime Minister Miloš Vucevic in Belgrade this Monday in his first visit to Serbia since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, the head of government’s office announced.

Belgrade, which supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity, has condemned the war at the UN, but refuses to comply with Western sanctions against Moscow.

LCI in the field

Since Friday, Russia has launched a ground offensive in the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine. At the site, residents who did not evacuate live to the sound of explosions. “Once they break through our lines, they will send more soldiers,” fears a Ukrainian to the LCI.


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Russian President Vladimir Putin decided on Sunday, May 12, to fire his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He was replaced by Andreï Beloussov, an economist by training. who is he


Ukrainian drones

Russia said on Monday that it neutralized 31 Ukrainian drones overnight in several parts of the country and in Crimea. “New attempts by the Kyiv regime to carry out terror attacks using aerial drones at night […] Attacks against targets on the territory of the Russian Federation were prevented,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Russian anti-aircraft defenses specifically destroyed 12 drones above the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine and has already killed 15 people in a targeted Ukrainian strike on Sunday, according to the same source.

Russia demands progress

The Ukrainian army this Monday recognized Russia’s “tactical victories” in the Kharkiv (northeast) region, where Moscow said it captured four additional areas near the border in an offensive launched on Friday, resulting in the evacuation of thousands of people. Public.

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“Currently, the enemy is enjoying tactical victories,” the Ukrainian General Staff acknowledged in a statement Monday morning, adding that “fighting continues in the border town of Vovsansk,” which had about 3,000 residents before the attack and “up to five battalions,” according to kyiv, where Moscow is located. mobilized.

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Below is the key information related to the clash in the last 24 hours:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired his defense minister. Sergei Shoigu was replaced by Andrey Belusov, an economist who trained and became Secretary of the Security Council, until Nikolai Patrushev was removed from his duties by decree issued by the Kremlin.

Moscow is advancing on the front. The Ukrainian military recognized Russia’s “tactical successes” in the Kharkiv region (northeast), where Moscow said it captured four additional areas near the border in an offensive launched on Friday, leading to the evacuation of thousands of civilians.

4 killed in Ukraine blast The Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday that four people were found dead in the rubble of a building in a Ukrainian airstrike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the border with Ukraine.

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The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that four additional locations close to the border — Kadyche, Krasnoi, Morokovets and Olenikovo — had been captured in the region, home to Ukraine’s second city.

“Defensive battles and heavy fighting continue across much of our territory.”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a nutshell. “All parts of the northern border are under enemy fire almost 24 hours a day.”Kharkiv Region Governor Oleg Sinekobov said on social networks. “In total, 4,073 people were evacuated.”He wrote, a day after Russian forces said they had captured five villages in the region on Saturday.

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Oleksandr Chirsky, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, assured. “Attempts to breach our defenses have ceased”But he admitted that the situation in the Kharkiv region was “significantly degraded” And was “Complicated”. Ukrainian forces “Do their best to maintain their defensive line and inflict damage on the enemy”he said.

Ukrainian forces, for their part, have stepped up strikes inside Russia and in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, particularly against energy infrastructure. On Sunday, eight people died when an apartment building partially collapsed in Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border, after being hit by a Ukrainian missile intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses, according to emergency services. About twenty people were injured.

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A Ukrainian drone caused a fire at the site of the Volgograd refinery (southern Russia) from Saturday to Sunday, and the governor of the region of the same name, Andrey Potsarov, assured that the fire was extinguished and there were no casualties. The Russian Defense Ministry, for its part, intercepted a total of eight Ukrainian drones overnight, including one “Above the border of the Volgograd region”Without further details.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in office since 2012, was fired by Vladimir Putin on Sunday evening in a surprise deep reshuffle, days after the Russian president was sworn in for a fifth term in the Kremlin and after more than two years of conflict. Ukraine. Sergei Shoigu was replaced by economist Andrey Pelusov, who became Secretary of the Security Council, and Nikolai Patrushev was removed from the post, according to a decree issued by the Kremlin.

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