Shelling continues in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk with not less than one particular person killed Thursday and plenty of extra wounded, as residents of close by Bakhmut concern an assault is ‘imminent’.
- Three individuals have been killed and one other 5 wounded after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor says.
- No less than one particular person was killed and several other wounded in a Russian air raid on the guts of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor reveals.
- The close by metropolis of Sloviansk additionally got here underneath hearth however casualties haven’t but been reported.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Kyiv and its Western allies that Moscow has not but began its navy marketing campaign in Ukraine “in earnest”.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Ukraine’s negotiator dismisses Putin’s feedback
Ukraine’s chief negotiator, Mykhailo Podolyak, has dismissed Putin’s comments wherein the Russian chief warned that if the West wished to aim to beat Russia on the battlefield, “the the final Ukrainian”, it was welcome to strive, however this may deliver tragedy for Ukraine.
“There is no such thing as a ‘collective West’ plan,” Podolyak mentioned, blaming solely the Russian military “which entered sovereign Ukraine, shelling cities and killing civilians”.
“The whole lot else is a primitive propaganda. That’s why Mr Putin’s mantra of the ‘battle to the final Ukrainian’ is one more proof of deliberate genocide,” he added.
There is no such thing as a “collective West” plan. Solely a selected z-army which entered sovereign 🇺🇦 , shelling cities and killing civilians. The whole lot else is a primitive propaganda. That’s why Mr.Putin’s mantra of the “battle to the final Ukrainian” is one more proof of deliberate 🇷🇺 genocide
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) July 7, 2022
Residents of Bakhmut brace for Russian assaults
Residents of Bakhmut, a small city some 50km (31 miles) from Kramatorsk within the Donetsk area, say they concern a Russian assault is imminent.
“Taking a look at what’s occurring right here, it’s precisely how it began again house. That is solely the start …The identical goes to occur right here,” Tetiana Demidova, a 47-year-old evacuee from a village occupied by Russians, advised the Reuters information company.
Others, who like Demidova needed to depart their houses earlier than, mentioned they weren’t going to depart.
“I lived by way of all of it in 2014, I left with my youngsters. And now the identical once more. I’m not going to run once more as a result of I’ve nowhere to run,” 45-year-old Marina Baryshuk mentioned.
Three killed, 5 injured in Kharkiv: Governor
Three individuals have been killed and one other 5 have been wounded on Thursday after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor has mentioned.
“Three civilians have been killed and 5 have been wounded because of shelling of the Nemyshlianskyi district,” Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram.
He mentioned different assaults occurred all through the Kharkiv area, together with populated areas of the cities Chuhuiv, Izyum and Bohodukhiv.
One killed, a number of wounded in Kramatorsk: Officers
No less than one particular person was killed and several other wounded in a Russian air raid on the guts of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor mentioned.
Governor of the Donetsk area, Pavlo Kyrylenko, mentioned the missile had broken six buildings together with a resort and an condo bloc within the massive industrial hub.
The close by metropolis of Sloviansk, additionally within the Donetsk area, additionally got here underneath hearth. Mayor Vadym Lyakh mentioned there had been casualties however gave no additional particulars.
Ukrainian officers have mentioned they anticipate Kramatorsk and Sloviansk to turn into the following focus of Russia’s offensive.
White Home reaffirms ‘robust alliance’ with UK after Johnson quits
The White Home has reaffirmed Washington’s “robust alliance” with the UK, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced his resignation on Thursday.
Throughout a briefing, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned the US and the UK will proceed to work collectively on a variety of points, together with help for Ukraine in opposition to “Putin’s brutal battle”.
In a press release, US President Joe Biden mentioned he seems to be ahead to additional shut cooperation with the UK authorities, with out mentioning Johnson who resigned within the face of scandal.
Learn all of the updates for July 7 here.