Russia-Ukraine struggle: shelling rocks Nikopol close to nuclear plant; Zelenskiy warns Moscow towards trial of Ukrainian troopers – reside information

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Shelling rocks Nikopol close to nuclear plant

Artillery shells rained down on the Ukrainian metropolis of Nikopol, near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.

Nikopol was shelled on 5 totally different events, regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko stated in an replace on Telegram.

A lady walks previous a store struck by artillery shells within the Ukrainian metropolis of Nikopol, near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. {Photograph}: Christopher Cherry/The Guardian

He stated 25 artillery shells hit town, inflicting a hearth at an industrial premises and slicing energy to three,000 individuals.

The Russians fired 25 shells from barrel artillery at Nikopol. The shelling brought about a extreme fireplace on the enterprise – the fireplace destroyed the gear.

Within the metropolis, a faculty was mutilated, one home was destroyed, and two dozen others had been broken. Fuel furnaces and energy traces are out of order. Greater than 3,000 Nikopol residents are with out electrical energy. Emergency groups are working.”

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Repeated shelling has rocked the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Nikopol, positioned close to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, its governor has stated.

Zelenskiy warned Moscow towards going forward with the trial of captured Ukrainian troopers in his newest nationwide tackle.

It’s 7.30am in Ukraine. Right here is every little thing you may need missed:

  • Ukraine is bracing itself for an intensification of Russian missile assaults to coincide with its independence day on Wednesday. The nation’s army warned that Russia had put 5 cruise missile-bearing warships and submarines within the Black Sea and that Moscow was positioning air defence methods in Belarus. Massive gatherings have been banned in Kyiv for 4 days from Monday. Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that “Russia could attempt to do one thing notably ugly, one thing notably vicious” this week because the nation celebrates its thirty first anniversary of independence.

  • Artillery shells have rained down on the Ukrainian metropolis of Nikopol, near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Nikopol was shelled on 5 totally different events, regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko wrote on Telegram. He stated 25 artillery shells hit town, inflicting a hearth at an industrial premises and slicing energy to three,000 individuals.

  • Russian missiles hit targets close to Odesa, Ukrainian officers stated. 5 Russian Kalibr cruise missiles have been fired from the Black Sea on the area, the regional administration spokesperson stated on Monday, citing data from the southern army command. Two had been shot down by Ukrainian air defences and three hit agricultural targets, however there have been no casualties. Russia stated on Sunday the missiles had destroyed an ammunition depot containing missiles for US-made Himars rockets, whereas Kyiv stated a granary had been hit.

  • The daughter of an ultranationalist Russian ideologue and ally of Vladimir Putin was killed by a automobile bomb on the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday night time. Darya Dugina, whose father is the Russian political commentator Alexander Dugin, died when the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving was ripped aside by a strong explosion about 12 miles (20km) west of the capital close to the village of Bolshiye Vyazemy at about 9.30pm native time (1930 BST), based on investigators.

  • A former member of Russia’s Duma has claimed that Russian partisans had been allegedly behind the automobile bomb assault. Ilya Ponomarev, who was expelled for anti-Kremlin actions, alleged the explosion was the work of the Nationwide Republican Military, which he claimed was an underground group working inside Russia and devoted to overthrowing the Putin regime. “This assault opens a brand new web page in Russian resistance to Putinism,” he stated.

  • Zelenskiy warned Russia towards placing Ukrainian troopers captured throughout the siege of Mariupol on trial. “If this despicable court docket takes place, if our persons are introduced into these settings in violation of all agreements, all worldwide guidelines, there might be abuse,” he stated in a Sunday night tackle. “This would be the line past which no negotiations are doable.”

  • The leaders of Britain, France, Germany and the US urged army restraint across the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine. In a cellphone name, the 4 leaders additionally known as for a “fast go to” to the nuclear web site by impartial inspectors of the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company, based on German chancellor Olaf Scholz’s spokesperson.

  • 4 extra ships carrying meals left Ukraine’s ports, Turkey’s defence ministry stated, bringing the overall variety of vessels to depart Ukraine’s Black Sea ports below a UN-brokered grain export deal to 31.


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