June 21, 2024
The Russian Protection Ministry acknowledged that its troops improved their positions close to the cities of Olchana and Pershotravneve, within the Kharkov area / Photograph: AFP

Russia introduced this Friday some advances by its troops in cities in jap Ukraine that Kiev forces had occupied throughout their counteroffensive, and on the identical time confirmed that it fired missiles lots of of kilometers away to the west of the neighboring nation, considered one of which killed an eight 12 months previous boy.

In a brand new day of the battle between Russia and Ukraine, the Kremlin authorities additionally stated that their defenses managed to intercept a number of drones despatched by Ukraine -according to the Authorities of Vladimir Putin- to Moscow, assaults which were repeated because the finish of Might however for for which Kiev by no means admitted any authorship.

Russia assured this Friday that it “improved” its positions in northeastern Ukraine whereas attacking an space within the west of the nation the place there’s normally no preventing., claiming the life of a kid hit by the influence of the missiles.

“Within the path of Kupiansk, the assault items of the ‘West’ battle teams continued their offensive operations on a broad entrance and improved the tactical scenario,” the Russian Protection Ministry stated in its each day report.

Russian troops occupied that city and its environment at the beginning of the battle, in February 2022, however had been expelled seven months later within the so-called Kharkov counteroffensive, wherein Ukraine recovered lots of of sq. kilometers of territory.

The Russian Protection Ministry stated Friday that its troops improved their positions close to the cities of Olchana and Pershotravneve, within the Kharkov area.

Confronted with the advance of the Russians, the authorities yesterday ordered the evacuation of 37 cities within the district.

In June, Ukraine started a brand new counteroffensive after receiving a big army reinforcement from the Western powers / Photograph: AFP

The Ukrainian counteroffensive

In June, Ukraine started a brand new counteroffensive after receiving vital army reinforcements from the Western powers, though the resistance of Russian troops has not allowed them to make vital advances.

“The scenario stays tough, nevertheless it stays below management,” the Ukrainian army stated on Thursday.

Russia each day bombards Ukrainian cities, a few of them removed from the entrance.

A supersonic missile assault killed an 8-year-old boy within the western province of Ivano-Frankivsk, an space that has seen few assaults because the begin of the battle as it’s lots of of kilometers from the entrance traces.

The clashes are centered above all within the south and east, the place Moscow has claimed a number of advances for a number of weeks.

Missile and drone assaults

“A Kh-47 missile may have been destroyed over the kyiv area. The others hit close to an airfield and broken civilian infrastructure, and one other hit a residential space,” the Ukrainian military stated.

Remnants of the destroyed Kinzhal missile fell on two districts of the Ukrainian capital with out inflicting vital harm, in keeping with army authorities.

On Thursday, a bombardment in Zaporizhia (south), left one lifeless and 16 injured, in keeping with native authorities.

The police specified that two Iskander missiles had destroyed a resort within the metropolis, the place overseas delegations normally keep.

The situation remains difficult but remains under control, said the Ukrainian army Photo AFP
“The scenario continues to be tough, nevertheless it stays below management,” stated the Ukrainian military / Photograph: AFP

“I’m shocked that (the missile) hit a resort incessantly utilized by United Nations workers and our NGO colleagues in Zaporizhia,” stated Denis Brown, the UN coordinator in Ukraine, who additionally stayed on the resort. “It’s completely unacceptable”he added, quoted by the AFP information company.

The Russian military claimed that it had attacked “a spot of short-term deployment of overseas mercenaries”.

In current weeks, Moscow repeatedly bombed locations of leisure and relaxation on this metropolis.

Final Tuesday, 9 folks died in an assault in opposition to town of Pokrovsk, additionally within the east.

The Russian military in flip shot down a Ukrainian drone west of Moscow.

“The drone was electronically disabled and crashed in a forest within the west of Moscow,” the Russian Protection Ministry stated on Telegram, accusing the “Kiev regime” of the raid.

That is the third time this week that drones have been shot down over Moscow. Assaults inside Russian territory have multiplied in current weeks, generally with out inflicting harm or victims.

In Ukraine, the President Volodimir Zelensky introduced the dismissal of all regional officers army recruiters within the framework of a marketing campaign to eradicate corruption, which allowed recruits to keep away from being enlisted.

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