Ukraine-Russia live news: ‘No safe areas’ in Mykolaiv | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • The Ukrainian army says it has thus far staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however stress is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas.
  • The mayor of the port metropolis of Mykolaiv says there are “no secure areas” left within the metropolis and urges residents to go away.
  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Western artillery is “lastly” serving to his forces “inflict very noticeable strikes” on Russian weapons’ storage depots and logistics routes.
  • Australia’s Overseas Minister Penny Wong urges China to exert its affect on Russia to halt the battle in Ukraine.
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin visits Zelenskyy in Kyiv, says there might be “no hiding locations” for these committing battle crimes.


Listed below are the newest updates:

Ukrainian forces advancing in Russian-occupied areas: Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy has advised Ukrainians his troops are advancing in areas of the nation occupied by Russian forces, notably within the southern areas of Kherson and Zaporizhia.

“Right this moment, most of the people grew to become conscious that within the south of our nation, within the occupied areas, entry to social networks, messengers and YouTube was closed. Russian forces have blocked any chance for folks to know the reality about what is going on and about our potential, which we’re regularly growing,” he mentioned in his nighttime tackle.

The president urged everybody who may, to let folks within the occupied areas know Ukraine’s military was engaged on recovering its territories.

“Use each alternative to inform the folks within the occupied areas that we bear in mind them and we’re combating for them. We’re combating for our whole south, for your entire Ukrainian Donbas – essentially the most brutal confrontation is at the moment there, close to Sloviansk and Bakhmut. We’re combating for the Kharkiv area. The occupiers shouldn’t assume that their time on this land is long-lasting and that the prevalence of their artillery is everlasting,” he mentioned.

Drone purchased by Lithuanians on its solution to Ukraine

Lithuania’s defence minister has shared {a photograph} of the Turkish Bayraktar drone that was purchased from funds raised by Lithuanians for Ukraine.

“Final hours of Bayraktar ‘Vanagas’ in Lithuania,” Arvydas Anusauskas mentioned on Twitter. “Very quickly it is going to be delivered to Ukraine”.

A whole bunch of Lithuanians contributed to the fundraiser and the goal of 5 million euros ($5.4m) for the Byraktar TB2 unmanned aerial automobile was raised in simply three and a half days.

Ukraine has bought more than 20 Bayraktar TB2 armed drones from Turkish firm Baykar lately and ordered one other 16 on January 27. That batch was delivered in early March.

Australia urges China to assist finish battle

Australia’s Overseas Minister Penny Wong has urged China to exert its affect on Russia to halt the battle in Ukraine.

In a speech in Singapore on Wednesday evening, Wong mentioned it was very important that highly effective nations ought to “exert their affect” on Putin to finish the battle.

“This consists of China, as an amazing energy, a everlasting member of the [United Nations] Safety Council, and with its ‘no-limits partnership’ with Russia,” Wong mentioned. “Exerting such affect would do an amazing deal to construct confidence in our personal area.

“The area and the world is now Beijing’s actions in relation to Ukraine,” she added.

Russia logs weekly inflation for first time since Could

Costs rose throughout the Russian economic system within the week to July 1 for the primary time since late Could when a surging rouble and a drop in client demand led Russia to file weekly deflation, information printed on Wednesday confirmed.

Russia’s client worth index rose 0.23 % throughout the seven-day interval, the Rosstat state statistics service mentioned – a rise from its flat studying every week earlier and three consecutive weeks of falling costs in late Could and early June.

To date this yr, costs have jumped 11.77 %, Rosstat mentioned, far above the central financial institution’s inflation goal of 4 %

Russia noticed weekly inflation hit a two-decade excessive of two.22 % in early March after it despatched troops into Ukraine – a transfer that triggered unprecedented financial sanctions from the West, placing stress on Russian households struggling after virtually a decade of stagnant or falling wages.

Biden speaks with spouse of basketball star detained in Russia

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have spoken with the spouse of US basketball participant Brittney Griner, who’s detained in Russia.

“The President known as Cherelle [Griner] to reassure her that he’s working to safe Brittney’s launch as quickly as doable, in addition to the discharge of Paul Whelan and different US nationals who’re wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and around the globe,” the White Home mentioned in an announcement after the decision.

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Western artillery ‘working very powerfully’: Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s president has mentioned that his troops have been capable of inflict “noticeable” injury on Russian targets utilizing Western artillery.

The Western weapons have “lastly … began working very powerfully”, Zelenskyy mentioned in his nighttime tackle.

“Its accuracy is strictly as wanted. Our defenders inflict very noticeable strikes on depots and different spots which can be vital for the logistics of the occupiers,” he added.

Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned he had spoken Wednesday together with his German and US counterparts, the place he famous the significance of constant army help was mentioned.

Mykolaiv mayor urges residents to evacuate

The mayor of Mykolaiv has reported heavy shelling within the southern port metropolis on Wednesday and mentioned air alarms have been additionally activated a number of instances on Thursday morning.

Town has already shed about half of its pre-war inhabitants of 500,000.

“There aren’t any secure areas in Mykolaiv,” Oleksandr Senkevych advised a briefing. “I’m telling the folks … that they should go away.”

‘No hiding locations’ for culprits of battle crimes: Irish PM

Eire’s prime minister has labelled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a gross violation of worldwide regulation and mentioned there might be “no hiding locations” for these committing battle crimes.

“Using terror in opposition to and the deliberate focusing on of civilian populations are battle crimes. These accountable, these finishing up these actions, and people directing them might be held absolutely accountable,” Martin mentioned throughout his go to with Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

Martin additionally visited a number of cities within the Kyiv area, comparable to Bucha and Borodyanka, that have been affected by the Russian invasion. He mentioned that Irish folks have been enormously moved by the struggling of the Ukrainian folks, including that “each Irish city and metropolis is a sea of yellow and blue”.

Zelenskyy mentioned he mentioned with Martin the preparation of the seventh bundle of sanctions in opposition to Russia, in addition to a standard response to the problems created by battle.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin before a meeting in Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes Eire’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin earlier than a gathering in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 6, 2022 [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Russia kilos Kharkiv metropolis, Dnipropetrovsk area: Officers

Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, is being subjected to “fixed” longer-range Russian shelling, its mayor has mentioned.

“Russia is attempting to demoralise Kharkiv however it gained’t get anyplace,” Ihor Terekhov mentioned on Ukrainian TV. Ukrainian defenders pushed Russian armoured forces nicely again from Kharkiv early within the battle, and Terekhov mentioned about 1 million residents remained there.

Zelenskyy mentioned the Nationwide Pedagogical College in Kharkiv was destroyed by a Russian missile raid on Wednesday, “the principle constructing, lecture halls, college museum, scientific library”.

South of Kharkiv, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk mentioned that the area had been battered by missiles and shelling.

Lethal shelling reported in Sloviansk

Town of Sloviansk has been shelled for the final two weeks, its mayor has mentioned.

“The state of affairs is tense,” Vadym Lyakh advised a video briefing, including that 17 residents had been killed there since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces into Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine holding Russian forces again from northern Donetsk: Navy

The Ukrainian army says it has thus far staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however stress is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas

In its night observe on Wednesday, Ukraine’s army instructed Russian forces have been intensifying stress on Ukrainian defenders alongside the northern flanks of Donetsk province. It mentioned Russian forces have been bombarding a number of Ukrainian cities with heavy weaponry to allow floor forces to advance southward into the area and shut in on Sloviansk.

“The enemy is attempting to enhance its tactical place … [They] superior … earlier than being repulsed by our troopers and retreating with losses,” the army replace mentioned.

Different Russian forces, it mentioned, aimed to grab two cities en path to the town of Kramatorsk, south of Sloviansk, and have been additionally attempting to take management of the principle freeway linking Luhansk and Donetsk provinces.

Learn all updates from July 6 here.

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