Last Russian-Ukrainian War: What We Know About Invasion Day 193 | Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelensky pushed the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to prepare a new set of sanctions, including a ban on issuing visas to Russian citizens.
Russian forces hit several residential targets in Mykolaiv overnight, according to its governor, Vitaliy Kim. He said houses were damaged, along with three hospitals, two educational institutions, a hotel and a museum. Photos of the damage are already coming.
A video showing Russian multiple rocket launcher systems firing from the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was published by the Insider. The images, taken overnight from Friday to Saturday morning, show the missile launchers near a motor unit.
Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmygal, is due to visit Germany on Sunday – the first senior Ukrainian official to visit the country in months. The trip is a sign of easing tensions after a difficult period between Kyiv and Berlin,
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Russia is using “poverty and political chaos” to attack the lives of all Europeans. In his late Saturday evening speech, President Zelensky said that by shutting down the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, Russia wanted to “destroy the normal life of every European”.
Russian forces suffer from ‘morale and discipline problems’ in addition to combat fatigue and high casualties, the UK Ministry of Defense said. Troops’ main grievances likely continued to revolve around pay, including the high likelihood of “significant combat bonuses” going unpaid, according to the latest update from British intelligence.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been disconnected from its last remaining main power line to the grid and relies on a reserve line, said the International Atomic Energy Agency. Earlier it was reported that the factory in southeastern Ukraine was taken out of service in the early hours of Saturday amid sustained shelling that destroyed a key power line, according to Russian-backed local authorities. .
Sweden said it would provide liquidity guarantees to Nordic and Baltic energy companies worth ‘billions of dollars’ in order to prevent a financial crisis caused by the shortage of energy in Europe.
The Russian energy company Gazprom said Siemens Energy is ready to help repair broken equipment on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipelinebut claimed there was no place available to carry out the work.
The European Union expects Russia to respect existing energy contracts, but is ready to rise to the challenge if it does notsaid Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.
Gazprom’s announcement that the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline would not restart came after G7 finance ministers say they plan to put a cap on Russian oil prices reduce “Russia’s capacity to finance its war of aggression”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Vladimir Putin that his country can play a facilitating role regarding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantaccording to his office.
An eight-year-old child died after a Russian bombardment in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine Sunday morning, according to the president of the regional council, Hanna Zamazeyeva. Two other children were among those injured in Russian shelling in the city of Mykolaiv and Bereznehuvate, she said in a Telegram update.
Russian troops launched overnight rocket attacks on Kramatorsk and Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, according to the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko.
Chechnya leader reportedly says he plans to take ‘indefinite and long’ hiatus of his post. In a video posted on his Telegram, Ramzan Kadyrov, 45, reportedly said he thought “the time has come” for him to leave.
The former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev accused the West of playing a ‘chess game with death’ in his support for Ukraine and accused Western countries of trying to take advantage of the conflict to push Russia into “a new cycle of disintegration”.
Ukrainian forces ‘probably reached a degree of tactical surprise’ with the ongoing counter-offensive, the UK Ministry of Defense said. In his daily intelligence briefing, he said Ukraine did so by taking advantage of “poor logistics, administration and leadership” of the Russian military.
Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, said in a BBC interview that while the economic impact of the war in Ukraine is hard on its allies, Brits ‘count the pennies’ while Ukrainians ‘count the victims’.
The Russians pay their last respects to Mikhail Gorbachevthe last leader of the Soviet Union, at a ceremony held in Moscow without much fanfare and in the notorious absence of President Vladimir Putin. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán traveled to Moscow to pay his respects.