Russo-Ukrainian War: What We Know About Day 124 of the Invasion | Ukraine
Russia stepped up its airstrikes on Ukraine over the weekend, including on the capital Kyiv, while the strategic eastern city of Sievierodonetsk fell to pro-Russian forces. There had been no major strikes in Kyiv since early June.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said an injured seven-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble of a nine-story building in Kyiv. The girl’s father was killed in the strike, he said. “She was not threatened by anything in our country. She was completely safe, until Russia itself decided that everything was now equally hostile to them – women, children, kindergartens, houses, hospitals, railways,” said said Zelenskiy in his evening speech.
US President Joe Bidensaid “it’s more of their barbarism”, referring to the missile strikes on Kyiv, as leaders of the G7 countries gather for a summit in Germany.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will take advantage of Monday’s session at the G7 summit in Germany for call for urgent action to help get vital grain supplies out of blocked Ukrainian ports to support the country’s economy and alleviate shortages around the world, the AP reports. Johnson will call for an international solution to the crisis, including finding overland routes for grain supplies to overcome the Russian blockade, along with £10million worth of materials and equipment to repair damaged rail infrastructure.
Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kulebasaid G7 countries should react to the latest missile strikes by impose new sanctions on Russia and supply more heavy weapons to Ukraine.
Zelenskiy urged Belarusians to stand in solidarity with Ukraine. “Russian leaders want to drag you into the Russian-Ukrainian war because they don’t care about your lives. But you are not slaves and can decide your own fate,” Zelenskiy said in a video address to Belarusians.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, will visit two small former Soviet states in Central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the Russian leader’s first known trip abroad since he ordered the invasion of Ukraine. Putin will visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan then meet the Indonesian President, Joko Widodofor interviews in Moscow, the report by the Rossiya 1 television channel said.
The UN Human Rights Division in Ukraine said on Sunday that since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, he “received hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment, including conflict-related sexual violence”. “People were tied up and blindfolded for several days, beaten, subjected to mock executions, placed in a closed metal box, forced to sing or shout glorifying slogans, received only little or no food or water and were held in overcrowded rooms without sanitary facilities. said the UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine.
France has become the latest country to reconsider its energy options because of the war in Ukraine, announcing on Sunday that it was considering reopening a recently closed coal-fired power plant. The Ministry of Energy Transition has indicated that it plans to reopen the Saint-Avold power plant in eastern France this winter, “given the situation in Ukraine” and its effects on energy markets. .
Ukrainian forces attacked a drilling rig in the Black Sea belonging to a Crimean oil and gas company, Russian news agency Tass quoted local officials on Sunday – the second strike in a week. The platform is operated by Chernomorneftegaz, which Russian-backed officials seized from Ukraine’s national gas operator Naftogaz as part of Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula.
Canada deployed two warships to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic on Sunday, joining a pair of frigates already in the region in attempts to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Navy ships Kingston and Summerside would be deployed for four months as part of “Central and Eastern Europe Deterrence Measures” launched in 2014 after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, the Canadian navy said in a statement.