What to remember from Thursday, July 7

On Thursday, July 7, Russian forces continued their offensive to capture the second province of Donbass, the Donetsk region. Russians It claims to have taken full control of Luhansk province, one of the two that make up the mining basin, a few days ago. Russians “Not yet reached the border of the region”On Thursday, the governor of the province, Sergui Keidai, denied it.

In the south, the Russians are still shelling the Mykolayiv region and fighting continues around occupied Kherson. From the first days of the war. Franceinfo assesses the situation in Ukraine on the 134th day of the war.

An explosion in Kramatorsk

In Kramatorsk, an explosion dug a large crater in a courtyard located between a hotel and apartment buildings, AFP journalists at the scene said. They saw the body of one killed, many injured, and two cars engulfed in flames.

“Air strike against central area of ​​Gramadorsk. There are casualties”.The city’s mayor, Oleksandr Gontcharenko, announced on Facebook, calling on residents to stay in shelters.

This is “Deliberate attack on civilians” At least he did “One dead and six injured”, according to the governor of Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrilenko, who spoke about it in Telegram. According to the same source, “Six buildings including a hotel and a residential building were damaged”.

kyiv claims to have captured Snake Island

“We have effectively regained control of Snake Island.”, the senior officer of the staff of the Ukrainian army, Oleksiï Gromov, was quoted by the news agency Interfax-Ukraine. He clarified that a “Body Control” Players. According to him, Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the operation returned to their forces.

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“Last week we established arms control of the island and prevented the enemy from taking the remaining units, weapons and military equipment.”, he continued. Passing under Russian control, Snake Island was captured by the Ukrainians following intense bombing. Moscow said it would withdraw from the territory “as a sign of goodness”And after receiving “achieved” they “Target Setting”.

However, the Russian Defense Ministry said it carried out a strike on the island on Thursday morning “High Precision Missiles”It killed some of the Ukrainian soldiers carrying the flag there and forced the survivors to flee.

Vladimir Putin talks about Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday challenged the West to defeat Russia “On the battlefield” In Ukraine. “Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield, what can I say? Let them try!”The Speaker said during a televised meeting with the heads of committees of the Lower House of Parliament.

“We have heard many times that the West wants to fight with us to the last Ukrainian. This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people. But it seems that everything is going in this direction.”He continued “We haven’t started the serious stuff yet” In Ukraine.

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