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Putin warns West: Russia will strike harder if longer-range missiles supplied

Multiple explosions rocked Kyiv overnight as Russian warplanes fired missiles into the Caspian Sea. Vladimir Putin warned the West about supplying long-range missiles for Ukraine.

According to the Russian TASS news agency, the Russian President stated that Moscow would strike new targets if the United States began supplying Ukraine longer-range missiles.

Vitali Klitschko stated that at least one person was taken into hospital by the explosions, but no deaths were reported as of Sunday morning.

Ukrainian officials claimed Russia was attacking Kyiv’s railway infrastructure. However, Moscow claims it has destroyed T-72 tanks that were supplied from Eastern Europe to Ukraine.


The fighting in eastern Ukraine has been concentrated in the last weeks. Serhiy Haidai, Luhansk Governor, stated that Russian forces were pushed back in Severodonetsk.

He stated that the control of the contested factory town was now “more-or-less, divided in half”.

El Pais reports that Spain is currently preparing to send heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, and Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine.

Key developments:

Explosions in Kyiv

As the sun rose on Kyiv’s Sunday morning, after the Darnytskyi incident, dark smoke rose to the sky.

Vitaly Klitschko, mayor of Dniprovskyi, said that explosions struck Dniprovskyi areas.

According to preliminary data, (Russians launched missiles from Tu95 aircraft from Caspian Sea),” the Ukrainian air force stated in a statement.

Since late April, when a Russian missile struck the building where a Radio Liberty producer lived, the missiles were the first missiles to strike the capital.

Telegram: Mr Klitschko posted that the blasts could be heard in Dniprovsky and Darnytsky districts.

He wrote, “There are currently not casualties from missile attacks on infrastructure.”

“One person was taken to hospital for injuries.” Services are still available in the affected areas.

Mykhailo Podolyak, the Ukrainian presidential advisor, claimed that Russia was using “new insidious attack” to bombard Ukraine and attacked French President Emmanuel Macron for saying that Moscow shouldn’t be humiliated.

Image: After Russian missile strikes in Kyiv (Ukraine), smoke rises Pic by AP

Moscow claims to have struck destroyed the tanks of Ukraine’s allies

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, high-precision and long-range air-launched rockets were used. The strikes also destroyed T-72 tanks from Eastern European countries that were located in buildings within a train car repair shop.

The head of Ukraine’s railway system denied that tanks were present.

In excerpts from a forthcoming interview, President Putin stated that the West would supply him with food.

Ukraine will be using longer-range missiles for its defense.

Although he did not give any details about the targets of his threat of military escalation, it came just days after the United States announced that they would provide $700 million in security assistance to Ukraine.

These weapons include four medium-range, precision-guided rocket systems, helicopters and Javelin anti-tank weapon system systems, radars, tactical vehicle, and many more.

Image One man gazes at the smoke from explosions that were heard in Kyiv

Fighting continues in Donbas Region

Fighting continues in Donetsk and Luhansk in the southeast, which have been the focal point of the Russian Army since its withdrawal from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

Ukrainian forces counterattacked in Severodonetsk, claiming to have retaken territory from Russian soldiers.

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Ukrainian police shared a video that shows the effects of Russian bombardment in Lysychansk, Luhansk.

Serhiy Haidai (Governor of Luhansk Province) stated that Ukrainian forces had retaken a large part from Russian troops and seized about half of the city.

“It was a difficult situation. The Russians controlled 70% of the city. But, over the last two days, they have been

He said it on Ukrainian television.

UK MOD: Russia uses proxy troops in Severodonetsk, to limit military losses

The Ministry of Defence of Britain (MoD), stated that Ukraine’s counterattack “likely weakens the operational momentum Russian forces previously gathered through concentrating combat units, firepower”

They also stated that the Kremlin forces in this area are “poorly equipped, trained” and have no heavy equipment. This is likely part of an effort to reduce casualties caused by regular Russian military.

Russia could take Severodonetsk or Lysychansk. The province of Luhansk will be under Moscow’s command, and the whole Donbas region, which includes Luhansk/Donetsk, would be in its control.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, stated on Saturday night that “The situation remains very challenging in Severodonetsk where street fighting continues.”

Image The foreign volunteers unit that fights in Ukraine in Severodonetsk and Luhansk regions

“We must stop Russia”

Last week, Oleksiy Reznikov, the defence minister, said that Russia continues to try to occupy all of its states.

“It’s currently impossible to predict when war will end. However, my optimistic predictions are that it will happen this year.”

According to Mr Reznikov, other countries will also be at risk unless the Russians leave Ukraine. He said: “Next will come Poland, the Baltic states, Slovakia and many others.

“This is why we must stop Russia, and (restrain them) in the future.”

After President Macron’s comments that Moscow should not be “humiliated” over its invasion of its neighbor, his warning about Russia’s ambitions was received.

M. Macron spoke to a regional newspaper and said that he would not embarrass Russia in order for the fighting to stop. He added: “We mustn’t humiliate Russia so we can build an exit ramp via diplomatic means.”

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, tweeted in response: “Calls for Russia to be humiliated can only humiliate France and any other country that would demand it.”

He said, “We all need to focus on how we can put Russia in its proper place.”

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Children carrying toy guns stand guard at checkpoints while body hunters hunt for Russian soldiers who have been killed.

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“Victory will Be Ours”

Oleksandr Senkevich, mayor of Mykolaiv on the Black Sea, stated that at least three civilians were killed by Russian shelling this weekend.

Russian shelling and a flame contributed to the destruction and death of an eastern Ukrainian timber Orthodox Christian monastery from 16th century. Two monks were killed and one nun.

According to the interior ministry of Ukraine, more than 1,300 civilian bodies have been exhumed from the Kyiv region following Russia’s military retreat.


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