November 26, 2022

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War in Ukraine: Governor reports explosions in Russian border town – Overnight overview

Updated on 07/03/2022 08:09

  • Ukraine has been at war for 130 days – and it has left deep scars. That is why President Zelenskyj is calling for international action.
  • Meanwhile, Russia reported several explosions in a border town.
  • What happened at night and what matters on Sunday.

More news on the war in Ukraine can be found here

Given the massive destruction Ukraine There is a president Volodymyr Zelenskyy After more than four months of war, he sought international help to rebuild his country. He stressed the need for “huge investments, billions, new technologies, best practices, new institutions and of course reforms”.

The situation is worsening in the east of the country. Pro-Russian separatists and Russian politicians have already declared control of Lysizansk, a strategically important city in the Luhansk region – Ukraine disagrees. Ukraine under attack is approaching the 130th day of the war.

Meanwhile, Alexander Lukashenko, the ruler of Belarus and a close ally of Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin, openly threatened the West. “A month ago, I gave orders to armed forces units to target the decision-making centers (…) in your capitals,” he said – but he left exactly what that meant.

Selenskyj seeks reconstruction aid for his country

“It is necessary not only to repair everything that the invaders destroyed, but also to create a new basis for our life – safe, modern, comfortable, unhindered,” Selenskyj said in a speech on Sunday night.

In this case, the head of state of Ukraine mentioned the meeting of 40 donor countries to be held next Monday in Lugano, Switzerland. At this event, the Ukrainian government intends to present for the first time priorities for the reconstruction of the war-torn country.

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Zelenskyy reminded that the war is still far away. “In some places his ferocity is increasing.” He appealed to his countrymen to volunteer for the war victims.

Separatists report victories in Lysychansk – Kyiv disagrees

According to their own reports, pro-Russian separatists, along with Russian soldiers, have seized control of a city administration building in the hotly contested eastern Ukrainian city of Lysisansk. Andrei Marochko, a separatist representative of the Russian agency Interfax, said on Saturday evening. Similar reports about the strategically important city in the Luhansk region were made by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti and the President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. On the other hand, Ukraine recently presented the situation differently.

The Ukrainian side spoke of heavy fighting on Saturday but continued to describe the city as contested. Serhiy Hayday, governor of Luhansk region, said the Russians were trying to attack Lysychansk from different directions. Later in the day, Ukrainian National Guard spokesman Ruslan Musychuk reiterated: “Fierce fighting is taking place near Lisysansk, but fortunately the city is not surrounded and is under the control of Ukrainian troops.”

The last major city in the Luhansk region to be captured by Ukrainian troops was Lisysansk. Conquering territory was one of Moscow’s stated goals in the war. Last week, the Ukrainian army was forced to give up the city of Sivgerodonetsk, which is just across the river from Lysizansk.

Lukashenko threatens the West

Ruler of a former Soviet republic loyal to Russia Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, threatened the West. Lukashenko said his country would immediately retaliate if Belarus was attacked, state news agency Belda reported. “A month ago I ordered the armed forces units to target the so-called decision-making centers in their capitals,” the 67-year-old said. He didn’t exactly explain what he said.

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Despite Russia itself attacking Ukraine, Moscow and its ally Minsk have repeatedly portrayed themselves as victims of allegedly hostile policies by the West and particularly NATO.

Governor: 3 killed in bomb attack on Russian border

Three people were killed in explosions in the Russian city of Belgorod near the border with Ukraine, the regional governor said. Vyacheslav Klatkov wrote this in the Telegram news service on Sunday. 4 people including a 10 year old child were injured. Also, 50 houses were damaged. The reasons for the incident are being investigated and the air defense system is expected to be activated. The information could not be independently verified.

Russia has repeatedly reported attacks on its own territory. Besides Belgorod, other Russian regions, including Kursk and Bryansk, have repeatedly blamed the Ukrainian side for shelling. Kyiv does not normally comment on allegations.

It will be important on Sunday

In Ukraine, the fight for Lysisansk will continue to be at the heart of the war. In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to answer questions from the audience live as part of the ARD summer interview. Here too the situation in Ukraine and the role of Germany should be discussed. (dpa/mbo)

Ukraine’s military has released footage showing Russian phosphorus bombs being dropped on Snake Island. Russian forces have only recently withdrawn from there.