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Russo-Ukrainian War: Kyiv hit by missile strikes; G7 leaders meet in Germany – live updates | Ukraine

Reports of missile strikes as explosions rocked Kyiv

Several explosions occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Shevchenkivsky district of the Ukrainian capital, Kyivcity ​​mayor, Vitali KlitschkoHe said on a telegram Messaging application.

There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or injuries.
“Ambulance crews and rescue workers have been dispatched to the scene. More detailed information – later,” Klitschko said.

“Residents are being rescued and evacuated from two buildings.”

The historic district, one of Kyiv’s city centre, is home to an array of universities, restaurants, and art galleries.

Our reporter, Lorenzo Tondo, tweeted this.

G7 leaders meet at Germany in Ukraine is set to dominate the meeting and its far-reaching consequencesFrom lack of energy to food crisis.

Leaders are expected to seek to show a united front in support Ukraine This has always been necessary and ramps up pressure on the Kremlin – though they will want to avoid sanctions that could drive up inflation and exacerbate the global cost of living crisis.

The partners are set to agree to ban the import of gold from RussiaA source familiar with the matter told Reuters. A German government source later said the leaders were in “really constructive” talks about setting a potential price cap for Russian oil imports.

Emmanuel Macron walks in front of Bavarian mountain shooters as he arrives in Germany for the G7 summit.
Emmanuel Macron walks in front of Bavarian mountain shooters as he arrives in Germany for the G7 summit. Photography: Daniel Karmann/AP

Summary

Hello, and welcome to today’s ongoing coverage of Russia’s war on Ukraine. We are now on the 123rd day of the invasion and you can find a summary of the latest developments over hereshown below:

  • Russian forces are trying Cut the strategic twin city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, After Sievierodonetsk . lowered to rubble. Set to become the next major focus of the fighting, Lysychansk, as Moscow launched intense artillery bombardment and air strikes on areas far from the heart of the eastern battles. Ukraine described its withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk as a “tactical withdrawal” to fight from high ground at Lysychansk on the opposite bank of the Siverskyi Donets.
  • Russia will send missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Belarus within the next few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday while hosting Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. “In the coming months, we will transfer to Belarus the Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which can use ballistic missiles or cruise missiles, both in their conventional and nuclear versions,” Putin said.
  • Mayors of many European capitals were Video calling scams With the deep-fake technique of its Kyiv counterpart, Vitali Klitschko. Berlin Mayor Franziska Jaffe shared a scheduled call on video conferencing platform Webex on Friday with someone she said looked like Klitschko. “There were no indications that the video conference call was not held with a real person,” her office said in a statement.
  • Saturday’s Ukrainian shelling forced Russian forces to suspend the evacuation Reuters news agency quoted people from a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, just hours after Russian forces took control of the city. On the other hand, the chief adviser to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, said that the special forces are still in Severodonetsk, directing their artillery fire against the Russians. The adviser, Oleksiy Aristovich, spoke in a video address.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged G7 leaders not to “give in” over Ukraine He also pledged additional financial support to Ukraine as it tries to fight the Russian invasion. Ukraine can and will win. But they need our support to do so. Johnson said Saturday is not the time to abandon Ukraine. Britain is ready to provide another $525 million in loan guarantees, according to a statement from Downing Street.
  • Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Saturday That Ukraine will regain all the cities it lost to Russia, including Severodonetsk. “All our cities – Severodonetsk, Donetsk, Luhansk – we will bring them all back,” he said in a late-night video speech. Zelensky also admitted that the war had become emotionally difficult to handle.
  • Russian attacks killed three civilians on Saturday in Bakhmut, New York and Pervomaisky In the Donetsk region, according to the governor of the region Pavlo Kirilenko. In addition, Russian missile strikes killed at least three and injured four others in Sarny, a city in Rivne, Ukraine’s western region.
  • The United States announced that it will provide 18 patrol boats to Ukraine as part of the 13th security package it promised on Thursday. “The package announced Thursday includes two 35-foot small river vehicles; six 40-foot naval combat boats; and ten 34-foot Dauntless Sea Ark patrol boats,” the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Reports of missile strikes as explosions rocked Kyiv

Several explosions occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Shevchenkivsky district of the Ukrainian capital, Kyivcity ​​mayor, Vitali KlitschkoHe said on a telegram Messaging application.

There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or injuries.
“Ambulance crews and rescue workers have been dispatched to the scene. More detailed information – later,” Klitschko said.

“Residents are being rescued and evacuated from two buildings.”

The historic district, one of Kyiv’s city centre, is home to an array of universities, restaurants, and art galleries.

Our reporter, Lorenzo Tondo, tweeted this.

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