Ukraine War: Things to remember from Saturday, June 18th

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Fierce fighting has intensified near Severodonetsk in the Donbus region and has been partially dominated by pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

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A busy day.president Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has moved to the forefront as the fighting intensifies near Sieviero Donetsk. Franceinfo looks back on the highlights of the day at the forefront of the Ukrainian war.

Volodymyr Zelensky is at the forefront

Volodymyr Zelensky, who had maintained a barricade in Kyiv for several weeks at the beginning of the conflict when the capital was threatened by Russian troops, visited the troops in the areas of Mykolaiv and Odesa in the coastal zone of the country that Moscow coveted. .. According to the President of Ukraine, the Black Sea.

He thanked the soldiers who contained the Russian forces eastern from the annexed Crimea. “Heroic service”. “It is important that you are alive. As long as you are alive, there is a strong Ukrainian wall that protects our country.”He told them.

In a video released by the president, a Russian strike in Mykolaiv, along with local governor Vitali Kim, killed 37 people in March.

Westerners accuse Russia of threatening the world with famine

Westerners have accused Russia of exploiting grains as well as hydrocarbons. “Russia turned the Black Sea into a war zone and blocked the transport of grain and fertilizer from Ukraine.” Under application “quota” Condemned Moscow for its own exports and blamed Josep Borrell’s head for European diplomacy “Blackmail”..

“It is essential to allow the resumption of Ukrainian exports by boat.”To avoid “Food disasters in the world”He added.

Battle continues near Severodonetsk

Further north, fierce fighting has intensified near Severodonetsk in the Donbus region, partly dominated by pro-Russian separatists, including Russia, since 2014, the first of an attack launched on February 24. After failing to rob Kieu in a few weeks, I set a goal for full control.

“The most fierce battle will be near Severodonetsk.”,Russian “Try to break through”Said Sergei Guydai, Governor of the Eastern Region of Lugansk.The governor also said that the neighboring city, Lysychans’k “It was bombed violently.” Russian “Because they can’t get close to it, they just shoot the city with airstrikes.”

Serguiï Gaïdaï also mentioned “More destruction” Once again, the besieged Azoth chemical plant in Severodonetsk hides more than 500 civilians, including 38 children.

Donetsk Ukrainian bombardment kills five

Donetsk’s pro-Russian authorities, the capital of Donetsk’s self-proclaimed “republic” that has fled Kyiv’s control since 2014, claimed that five people were killed and 12 were injured in a bombardment of a Ukrainian city. Among civilians. “Early morning, large-scale enemy bombardment [ont visé] Capital of the People’s Republic of Donetsk “They wrote.

Pro-Russian troops also claim that more than 200 155mm caliber shells fell on Saturday in several parts of the city. According to Russian news agencies, the bombings especially hit cinemas and cafes in the city center.

Donetsk is the de facto capital of Donetsk’s self-proclaimed “republic” and is located in the Donbus coalfield. Since 2014, the region, partially dominated by pro-Russian separatists, has been the subject of fierce battles between Ukrainian troops and Russia and pro-Russian troops.

Source: Francetvinfo

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