Ukraine-Russia live news: Donetsk locals brace for more attacks | Russia-Ukraine war News

Shelling continues in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk with at the very least one individual killed Thursday and lots of extra wounded, as residents of close by Bakhmut worry an assault is ‘imminent’.

  • Three folks had been killed and one other 5 wounded after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor says.
  • At the very least one individual was killed and several other wounded in a Russian air raid on the guts of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor reveals.
  • The close by metropolis of Sloviansk additionally got here underneath hearth however casualties haven’t but been reported.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Kyiv and its Western allies that Moscow has not but began its navy marketing campaign in Ukraine “in earnest”.
(Al Jazeera)

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Residents of Bakhmut brace for Russian assaults

Residents of Bakhmut, a small city some 50km (31 miles) from Kramatorsk within the Donetsk area, say they worry a Russian assault is imminent.

“Taking a look at what’s taking place right here, it’s precisely how it began again house. That is solely the start …The identical goes to occur right here,” Tetiana Demidova, a 47-year-old evacuee from a village occupied by Russians, informed the Reuters information company.

Others, who like Demidova needed to go away their houses earlier than, mentioned they weren’t going to go away.

“I lived by means of all of it in 2014, I left with my kids. And now the identical once more. I’m not going to run once more as a result of I’ve nowhere to run,” 45-year-old Marina Baryshuk mentioned.

Three killed, 5 injured in Kharkiv: Governor

Three folks had been killed and one other 5 had been wounded on Thursday after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor has mentioned.

“Three civilians had been killed and 5 had been wounded because of shelling of the Nemyshlianskyi district,” Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram.

He mentioned different assaults occurred all through the Kharkiv area, together with populated areas of the cities Chuhuiv, Izyum and Bohodukhiv.

A police officer inspects the body of a woman killed during a Russian military raid in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
A police officer inspects the physique of a lady killed throughout a Russian navy raid, as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 7, 2022 [Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Reuters]

One killed, a number of wounded in Kramatorsk: Officers

At the very least one individual was killed and several other wounded in a Russian air raid on the guts of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor mentioned.

Governor of the Donetsk area, Pavlo Kyrylenko, mentioned the missile had broken six buildings together with a lodge and an residence bloc within the massive industrial hub.

The close by metropolis of Sloviansk, additionally within the Donetsk area, additionally got here underneath hearth. Mayor Vadym Lyakh mentioned there had been casualties however gave no additional particulars.

Ukrainian officers have mentioned they anticipate Kramatorsk and Sloviansk to develop into the following focus of Russia’s offensive.

White Home reaffirms ‘sturdy alliance’ with UK after Johnson quits

The White Home has reaffirmed Washington’s “sturdy alliance” with the UK, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced his resignation on Thursday.

Throughout a briefing, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned america and the UK will proceed to work collectively on a spread of points, together with assist for Ukraine in opposition to “Putin’s brutal conflict”.

In a press release, US President Joe Biden mentioned he seems ahead to additional shut cooperation with the UK authorities, with out mentioning Johnson who resigned within the face of scandal.

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Ukraine-Russia live news: Attacks on Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Donetsk | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • Ukraine has to this point staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas, the Ukrainian navy says.
  • The mayor of the port metropolis of Mykolaiv asserts there are “no secure areas” left within the metropolis and urges residents to depart.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reveals Western artillery is “lastly” serving to his forces “inflict very noticeable strikes” on Russian weapons’ storage depots and logistics routes.
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv and mentioned there could be “no hiding locations” for these committing struggle crimes.


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Australia’s FM urges China to affect Russia to finish the struggle

Australia’s international minister has urged China to exert its affect on Russia to halt the struggle in Ukraine.

In a speech in Singapore on Wednesday evening, Penny Wong mentioned it was very important highly effective international locations ought to “exert their affect” on Putin to finish the battle.

“This consists of China, as an awesome energy, a everlasting member of the (United Nations) Safety Council, and with its ‘no-limits partnership’ with Russia,” Wong mentioned. “Exerting such affect would do an awesome deal to construct confidence in our personal area.

“The area and the world is now Beijing’s actions in relation to Ukraine,” she added.

Russia data weekly inflation for first time since Might

Costs rose throughout the Russian economic system within the week to July 1 for the primary time since late Might when a surging rouble and a drop in shopper demand led Russia to document weekly deflation, knowledge printed on Wednesday confirmed.

Russia’s shopper value index rose 0.23 % through the seven-day interval, the Rosstat state statistics service mentioned – a rise from its flat studying per week earlier and three consecutive weeks of falling costs in late Might and early June.

To this point this 12 months, costs have jumped 11.77 %, Rosstat mentioned, far above the central financial institution’s inflation goal of 4 %

Russia noticed weekly inflation hit a two-decade excessive of two.22 % in early March after it despatched troops into Ukraine – a transfer which triggered unprecedented financial sanctions from the West, placing strain on Russian households struggling after nearly a decade of stagnant or falling wages.

Biden speaks with spouse of basketball star detained in Russia

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have spoken with the spouse of US basketball participant Brittney Griner, who’s detained in Russia, the White Home has mentioned.

“The President referred to as Cherelle (Griner) to reassure her that he’s working to safe Brittney’s launch as quickly as attainable, in addition to the discharge of Paul Whelan and different US nationals who’re wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and all over the world,” the White Home mentioned in an announcement after the decision.

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Western artillery inflicting raids on the Russian military: Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy has mentioned that Western artillery obtained by Ukraine had “lastly … began working very powerfully”.

“Its accuracy is strictly as wanted. Our defenders inflict very noticeable strikes on depots and different spots which might be essential for the logistics of the occupiers,” he mentioned in his nighttime handle.

Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned he had spoken Wednesday together with his German and United States counterparts, the place he famous the significance of continuous navy support was mentioned.

Mykolaiv mayor urges residents to depart

The southern coast port of Mykolaiv was closely shelled on Wednesday, its mayor has mentioned, whereas air alarms have been activated a number of occasions within the metropolis on Thursday morning.

The town has already shed about half of its pre-war inhabitants of 500,000.

“There aren’t any secure areas in Mykolaiv,” Oleksandr Senkevych informed a briefing.

“I’m telling the folks … that they should go away.”

‘No hiding locations’ for struggle crime culprits: Irish PM in Kyiv go to

Eire’s prime minister has mentioned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of worldwide regulation and that there could be “no hiding locations” for these committing struggle crimes.

“The usage of terror towards and the deliberate concentrating on of civilian populations are struggle crimes. These accountable, these finishing up these actions, and people directing them will likely be held totally accountable,” Martin mentioned throughout his go to to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

Zelenskyy mentioned he mentioned with Martin the preparation of the seventh package deal of sanctions towards Russia, in addition to a typical response to the problems created by struggle.

Martin additionally visited a number of cities within the Kyiv area, resembling Bucha and Borodyanka, that have been affected by the Russian invasion. He mentioned that Irish folks have been enormously moved by the struggling of the folks of Ukraine, including that “each Irish city and metropolis is a sea of yellow and blue”.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin before a meeting in Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes Eire’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin earlier than a gathering in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 6, 2022 [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Russia kilos Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk area: Officers

Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, is being subjected to “fixed” longer-range Russian shelling, its mayor has mentioned.

“Russia is attempting to demoralise Kharkiv but it surely received’t get wherever,” Ihor Terekhov mentioned on Ukrainian TV. Ukrainian defenders pushed Russian armoured forces properly again from Kharkiv early within the struggle, and Terekhov mentioned about 1 million residents remained there.

Zelenskyy mentioned the Nationwide Pedagogical College in Kharkiv was destroyed by a Russian missile raid on Wednesday, “the primary constructing, lecture halls, college museum, scientific library”.

South of Kharkiv, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk mentioned that the area had been battered by missiles and shelling.

Sloviansk shelled for 2 weeks: Mayor

The town of Sloviansk has been shelled for the final two weeks, its mayor has mentioned.

“The state of affairs is tense,” Vadym Lyakh informed a video briefing, including that 17 residents had been killed there since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces into Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine to this point holding Russian military again from northern Donetsk: Military

Ukraine has to this point staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas, the Ukrainian navy has mentioned.

In its night notice on Wednesday, Ukraine’s navy instructed Russian forces have been intensifying strain on Ukrainian defenders alongside the northern flanks of Donetsk province. It mentioned Russian forces have been bombarding a number of Ukrainian cities with heavy weaponry to allow floor forces to advance southward into the area and shut in on Sloviansk.

“The enemy is attempting to enhance its tactical place … [They] superior … earlier than being repulsed by our troopers and retreating with losses,” the navy replace mentioned.

Different Russian forces, it mentioned, aimed to grab two cities en path to the town of Kramatorsk, south of Sloviansk, and have been additionally attempting to take management of the primary freeway linking Luhansk and Donetsk provinces.

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