Valentyn Ogirenko via ReutersThe residential area near downtown kyiv, hit by Russian bombing on Sunday June 26, is devastated. WAR IN UKRAINE – On the 123rd day of war in Ukraine, kyiv was hit for the first time in weeks , while fierce fighting continued in the east of the country and the leaders of the seven richest countries in the world met in Bavaria, with the menu of new sanctions against Russia.At the same time, Russian strikes have been claimed about thirty kilometers from the Polish border at three military training centres. HuffPost provides an update on the situation after 123 days of war in Ukraine. kyiv again under the bombs The capital of Ukraine woke up at dawn on Sunday with bombardments, on a district including residential buildings and an armament factory already affected in recent weeks. The latest report shows one dead and six injured, four of whom were hospitalized. Among them, a 7-year-old girl and her mother, said the mayor of the capital, Vitaly Klitschko, adding that the rescue work was continuing. This 7 yo Ukrainian kid was sleeping peacefully in Kyiv until a Russian cruise missile blasted her home. Many more around Ukraine are under strikes. G7 summit must respond with more sanctions on Russia and more heavy arms for Ukraine. Russia’s sick imperialism must be defeated. pic.twitter.com/0kn2hl7A4x— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) June 26, 2022 “There were four missiles from 6:30 a.m.,” Édouard Chkouta, who lives in this wealthy neighborhood in the northwest of the Ukrainian capital. An apartment building “was hit directly on the top floors and I saw with my own eyes the wounded come out”, he said. It is the third time since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that this district located not far from the historic center is targeted by missiles. He was first hit in mid-March, then on April 28, during the visit to kyiv by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. A Ukrainian journalist from Radio Liberty had died. Stringer. via Reuters Thick smoke rises in the sky of kyiv after a new Russian bombardment on the Ukrainian capital on Sunday June 26. The last three floors of the building, which has about ten, were completely destroyed. Several fires broke out, releasing thick brown smoke. For its part, Moscow says it hit a missile production plant in kyiv to justify these bombings. Fighting in the east and Russian strike on the Polish border Russian forces completely captured the strategic city of Severodonetsk and entered the neighboring city of Lyssychansk, an important step towards controlling Donbass. “However, this is only one of the challenges that Russia will have to meet to occupy the whole of the region”, estimates the British Ministry of Defence, which underlines the Russian will “to advance on the major center of Kramatorsk and to secure the supply routes to the city of Donetsk”.Moscow forces also advanced east of the city of Bakhmout and continued their offensives south-east of Izium, towards Sloviansk, according to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW). AFPMap of the situation in Ukraine as of June 26, 2022. Separately, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had hit three military training centers in northern and western Ukraine with “high-precision weapons of the forces Russian Aerospace and Kalibr (cruise) missiles”. Among the targets is a Ukrainian military training center in the Starytchi district of Lviv region, about 30 kilometers from the border with Poland. The ISW observes as such “abnormal series of Russian strikes on rear areas”. He quotes the command of the Ukrainian Air Force according to which some 50 strikes were recorded on Saturday near kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Lviv (west), Chernihiv (north), Mykolaiv (south), Kharkiv (northeast) and in the Dnepropetrovsk region (center). The conflict at the center of the discussions at the G7 The G7, meeting at a summit this Sunday in Bavaria, and NATO must “stay together” against Russian aggression in Ukraine, said Joe Biden before an interview with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz .Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped “that, one way or another, NATO and the G7 would split up,” US President Joe Biden said before the bilateral talks began. “But we have not done it and we will not do it”, he assured, multiplying the warm declarations to the address of his host. He called Germany “the closest ally” of the United States and told Olaf Scholz: “I want to compliment you on being there when you became chancellor”. Joe Biden assured that the German Chancellor had had “a great impact” on all of Europe. Family photo. Only one woman, Ursula von der Leyen, patron of the European Commission #g7pic.twitter.com/alhhqSnIUQ— Aurelia End (@AureliaEndAFP) June 26, 2022One of the great challenges of the G7 summit is to reaffirm the unity of Westerners as the war in Ukraine takes hold and pushes up energy and food prices everywhere in the world. Just before the meeting begins, the great powers (Germany, United States , France, Canada, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom) have announced their intention to ban imports of Russian gold which will be cut off from the crucial London market in particular. The United States has imposed unprecedented costs on Putin to deny him the revenue he needs to fund his war against Ukraine.Together, the G7 will announce that we will ban the import of Russian gold, a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 26, 2022“The United States has imposed unprecedented costs on Putin to deny him the revenue he needs to fund his war on Ukraine. Together, the G7 will announce that we will ban the import of Russian gold, a major export that brings tens of billions of dollars to Russia,” Joe Biden wrote on Twitter. Johnson warns Macron about possible negotiations with RussiaBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday against the temptation of a negotiated solution “now” in Ukraine at the risk of prolonging “global instability “, said Downing Street. During a meeting on the sidelines of the summit, the two leaders “agreed that this was a critical moment for the evolution of the conflict and that it was possible to reverse the course war,” said a spokesman for the British government, adding that they had agreed to “strengthen” military support for kyiv. “The Prime Minister stressed that any attempt to settle the conflict now would only cause lasting instability and give Putin the right to manipulate sovereign countries and international markets in perpetuity,” he added. Unlike Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson has refused any dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he has called a “dictator”, since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of February. In an interview with British media, Boris Johnson estimated that the West should have at the G7 summit, followed by a NATO summit in Madrid, “really, really frank discussions” about the implications of the war and the sanctions in terms of inflation in particular, in order to “protect unit” displayed so far. More weapons for UkraineThe Ukrainian government on Sunday demanded more weapons and sanctions against Moscow from the G7 countries, meeting at a summit in Bavaria (Germany), following new Russian strikes at dawn on a district near the center of kyiv. “The G7 summit must respond with more sanctions against Russia and more heavy weapons for Ukraine”, urged Dmytro Kouleba, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, on Twitter, calling for “ defeat sickly” Russian imperialism in the aftermath of this attack. the desire of (Vladimir) Putin to seize it”, Dymtro Kouleba also insisted on Sunday in a column co-written with his British counterpart, Liz Truss. The minister again called for “increasing and accelerating the supply of heavy weapons, toughening sanctions against all those who contribute to Putin’s war and completely stopping Russian energy imports”. “Each additional weapon will help Ukrainians to repel Russian invaders” and “every new sanction will help deprive Putin’s military machine of resources and save more lives,” he claimed. Also on The HuffPost: This 5-star residence turned into a fortress for host the G7 in Germany
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