Russian occupation official killed in Kherson in “attack” According to Russian agencies, “a Russian occupation official was killed in Kherson in an attack”.Budapest says stop to new sanctions against Moscow The Union European Union should stop piling up sanctions against Russia and plead for a ceasefire and for negotiations, an adviser to the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said yesterday. Very dependent on imports of Russian hydrocarbons, Hungary curbs as much as it can initiatives that it considers hostile to Moscow, especially since Russia is building a nuclear reactor on Hungarian soil. makes no sense to stay on positions that have been constantly bombarded for months,” said Sergei Gaïdaï, the governor of the Lugansk region after the announcement of the withdrawal of troops from Sievierodonetsk. The city was “almost reduced to ruins” by the continuous bombardments, he said. “All essential infrastructure was destroyed. 90% of the city is damaged, 80% of the houses will have to be destroyed,” he estimated. Russian military cargo plane crashes A military cargo plane crashed today in the Russian region of Ryazan, two hundred kilometers southeast of Moscow, killing four people and injuring five. Military planes crashed several times in June near the border with Ukraine, where Russia has been waging a military offensive since late February, with the military citing possible technical problems. Ukrainian forces have been ordered to stand down. withdraw from SievierodonetskAs we explained earlier in this live, Serguiï Gaïdaï, the governor of the Lugansk region had mentioned this option, faced with a city “under the fire of incessant bombardments” and very significant “damages”. Explosion in MykolaivThe reporter for Le Monde newspaper in Ukraine reports an early morning explosion this morning. “Our day started with a very heavy explosion at 7 o’clock sharp. Like a ballistic missile, ”tweeted Emmanuel Grynszpan. This port city bordering the Black Sea has been the subject of regular bombardments since the start of the war. US releases $450 million in new military aid Brings to ‘about $6.1 billion’ the total amount of military aid provided by Washington to kyiv since Russia’s invasion of the country, and to $6.8 billion since Joe Biden has been president, according to John Kirby, who coordinates communications from the White House on strategic issues. powerful rocket launchers mounted on light armour. Political “victory”The day of “today marks a crucial step on your path to the EU”, “we have a future together”, declared the President of the European Council Charles Michel on Twitter, congratulating the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The latter, in his speech by videoconference to the representatives of the Twenty-Seven, welcomed a political “victory”, which his people had been waiting for, according to him, since the independence of the Soviet republic from Ukraine in 1991. “The Ukrainian and European flags will fly together when we rebuild our country together after this war,” he insisted again Thursday evening in his daily video address to his compatriots. “Retreat” to Severodonetsk? But if Volodymyr Zelensky still predicted a victory “for sure” against the Russian army, Serguiï Gaïdaï, the governor of the Lugansk region, dropped the word “retreat” concerning Severodonetsk, a key city in Donbass. the fire of incessant bombardments, we have suffered too much damage and a retreat may be necessary”, warned in the night from Thursday to Friday this official whose daily updates on the situation in the Donbass are a reference. “There are 568 civilians in shelters in Azot”, the industrial zone of Severodonetsk, the only sector of the city still remaining in the hands of Ukrainian troops, specified Mr. Gaïdaï. of the People’s Republic of Lugansk will be released,” Lieutenant-Colonel Andrei Marochko told AFP, reached by video call. Anti-aircraft alerts sounded overnight from Thursday to Friday in several major Ukrainian cities, sk in Odessa.
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