Russia-Ukraine warfare stay: Russian drone assault on Kharkiv kills six

Russia-Ukraine warfare stay: Russian drone assault on Kharkiv kills six

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Welcome to our persevering with stay protection of Russia’s warfare on Ukraine. Right here’s an outline of the newest information on day 773 to deliver you on top of things.

An in a single day Russian drone assault on Kharkiv in Ukraine killed six folks and wounded 10 others, nationwide emergency providers and town’s mayor mentioned on Saturday.

Igor Terekhov mentioned the assault focused Shevchenkivskyi, a northern space of Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis.

Iranian-made drones carried out the assault, hitting not less than 9 high-rise buildings, three dormitories and a petroleum station, he mentioned on Telegram.

Police mentioned an extra eight folks have been hospitalised “with blast accidents and shrapnel wounds”.

Extra on that story shortly. In different key developments:

  • Russia fired 5 missiles on Ukraine’s southern metropolis of Zaporizhzhia on Friday, killing not less than 4 folks, injuring 20 and damaging residential buildings and industrial amenities, the regional governor mentioned. Two journalists overlaying the aftermath of the strikes have been amongst these wounded within the metropolis, close to the warfare’s frontline. Ivan Fedorov, the governor, mentioned: “First there have been two missile strikes, after which, about 40 minutes later, there have been different strikes on the identical place – simply as rescuers, police began working.” Reuters TV footage confirmed reporters speeding to assist colleagues mendacity injured on the bottom earlier than emergency crews arrived.

  • A Ukrainian drone assault concentrating on the Morozovsk airbase in Russia killed or injured 20 members of airfield personnel and destroyed six Russian warplanes, in addition to badly damaging eight others, in keeping with officers in Kyiv on Friday. Russian defence officers, nevertheless, claimed they intercepted greater than 40 Ukrainian drones and solely an influence substation was broken within the barrage. Neither facet’s claims may very well be independently verified. Morozovsk airbase is utilized by Russian tactical bombers that launch guided bombs on the Ukrainian army and frontline cities and cities, in keeping with a Kyiv supply.

  • Russian forces have taken management of the settlement of Vodyane in Ukraine’s jap Donetsk area, Russia’s defence ministry claimed on Friday. The ministry’s assertion – the newest of a number of claimed advances by Russian forces since they took close by Avdiivka in February – couldn’t be independently verified. Earlier on Friday, Russia’s state-run RIA information company cited an official as saying Russian troops had entered the suburbs of Chasiv Yar, farther north close to Bakhmut. The Ukrainian army denied Russian advances within the city.

  • Russian investigators declare to have discovered pro-Ukraine information on the cellphone of one of many Moscow terror assault suspects, regardless of proof that an Islamic State offshoot was accountable. The info confirmed that on the warfare’s second anniversary in February he had trawled for images of the Crocus Metropolis Corridor and despatched it to others, Russia’s investigative committee alleged, additionally saying it discovered pictures of males in camouflage holding the Ukrainian flag. Human rights consultants have warned that any statements from the suspects needs to be met with scepticism as the lads appeared to have been tortured.

  • Professional-Russian separatists in Moldova claimed an explosive drone hit a army base, with out inflicting accidents or main harm, three weeks after an allegedly related incident. The strike was in Rybnitsa district, 6km (3.7 miles) from the Ukraine border, the area’s ministry for state safety mentioned on Friday. “The goal was a radar station that suffered minor harm. A bunch of investigators is on-site,” it added, with out immediately blaming Ukraine.

  • A Russian governor was hospitalised after being stabbed, a spokesperson has mentioned. Andrey Chibis, governor of far northern Murmansk, was stabbed within the abdomen on Thursday night exterior a cultural centre in Apatity city, the place he had been holding a gathering. Chibis mentioned in a video posted on Telegram from his hospital mattress early on Friday that he had “come round” after surgical procedure and that docs had saved his life. Chibis was sanctioned by the EU in 2022 over his assist for the Kremlin’s Ukraine offensive.

  • Authorities in Russia’s jap metropolis of Khabarovsk declared a state of emergency in an space the place a “radiation supply” was discovered, in keeping with Russia’s Tass information company. It mentioned elevated radiation ranges have been detected close to an influence pylon about 2.5km from residential buildings. No one had been injured or uncovered to radiation to this point and radiation ranges could be monitored for the following two days, it mentioned.

  • The Kremlin has known as the French president’s assertions that Russia plans to disrupt the approaching Paris Olympics “completely unfounded”. Emmanuel Macron mentioned on Thursday he had “little question” that Russia would goal the Video games this July and August.

  • The UK overseas secretary will journey to the US subsequent week and urge politicians to approve a $60bn package deal of assist for Ukraine which Republicans have held up for months. David Cameron mentioned on X (previously Twitter): “Britain has put ahead its cash for Ukraine this 12 months, so has the European Union. America must do it.”

  • Medical doctors With out Borders mentioned a Russian missile strike on Ukrainian-held Pokrovsk had “fully destroyed” its workplace within the city. The humanitarian organisation mentioned on X that it “condemns this assault on the workplace, which helps its emergency medical humanitarian help”.

  • Japan has introduced new sanctions in opposition to Russia, banning exports of 164 items to Russia together with car engine oil and optical tools. The commerce ministry can also be anticipated to ban imports of Russian nonindustrial diamonds.

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