Russia has taken control of the last city of Lisichansk Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine which was still under the control of Ukraine. Ukraine’s military announced on Sunday that it had been “forced to withdraw” from the crucial city.
Here are today’s main developments:
Russia is preparing an attack on the Donetsk region, Ukraine says: The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army said that after the capture of Lysychansk, Russian forces are preparing to continue their move towards the cities in Donetsk, which is still controlled by Kyiv.
“In the Sloviansk direction, enemy units are trying to establish control over the settlements of Bohorodichne, Mazanievka and Dolina through assault operations,” the Ukrainian military said in a status update early Monday.
Now the focus has shifted to the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, the two largest population centers in the region.
School destroyed in attack on Kharkiv A secondary school in Ukraine’s second-largest city was destroyed after being hit by a Russian missile at 4 a.m. local time, the head of the regional administration, Ole Sinyhubov, said in a Telegram post on Monday.
There were no casualties at the school, but attacks in other areas of the Kharkiv region killed at least three people in the village of Bezruki and injured six, Sinehubov said.
The hockey player was detained in Russia for allegedly avoiding military service, according to the report: The Russian goalkeeper was Ivan Fedotov taken into custody Petersburg on Friday at the request of the military prosecutor’s office to avoid military service, according to reports from Russian media outlets.
According to Russian news outlet Fontanka, the military prosecutor’s office believes “there are grounds to consider Fedotov an army thief.” The 25-year-old Finnish-born Russian signed a one-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers on 7 May following the conclusion of the season of the Russian and Chinese Hockey League (KHL), where he led CSKA Moscow to win the Gagarin Cup. did.
Russia says weekend strike on Belgorod was aimed at provoking Moscow: According to the country’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow says the alleged missile attack by the Ukrainian military on the city of Belgorod was aimed at provoking Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine on Sunday of targeting the city of Belgorod with three Tochka-U missiles and using explosives-laden drones to hit the Russian city of Kursk.
Ukraine has not acknowledged the attacks.
Ukraine asks Turkey to “detain” Russian-flagged ship carrying Ukrainian grain Ukraine has requested that Turkish authorities detain a Russian-flagged ship carrying Ukrainian grain, the country’s ambassador to Turkey, Vasil Bodnar, told CNN on Saturday.
Bondar said the Zhibek Zoli vessel is currently at anchor near the Turkish port of Karasu because “it was actually detained by Turkish customs officials and is not allowed to enter the port.” “We are now awaiting the decision of the relevant Turkish authorities regarding the actions that the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine insist on,” he said.
Ukraine says it has raised its flag on Snake Island A spokesman for the Army’s Southern Command, First Captain Natalia Humenyuk, said at a briefing on Monday that the Ukrainian armed forces raised the country’s flag on Snake Island after forcing a Russian withdrawal from the strategically important region.
The small but strategic area was the scene of one of the early stages of the war in Ukraine, in which seeking a Russian warship The Ukrainian defenders were called upon to surrender, who boldly replied with “Russian battleship, go f*** yourself”.