Russia is strengthening its position and numbers on the southern front of Ukraine It is likely to prepare itself for a Ukrainian counter-offensive and to prepare the ground for an attack, according to British and Ukrainian military officials. “Russian forces are almost certainly gathering in the south, either waiting for a Ukrainian retaliation or preparing an attack. Long convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, artillery and other things continue to move south-west from the Donbass, ”said the UK Defense Ministry.
Ukraine and Russia blame each other for renewed shelling of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhya. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called for new international sanctions on Moscow for “nuclear terrorism”. The UN nuclear watchdog has called for an immediate end to all military action near the plant after it was hit by shelling on Saturday night, shutting down a reactor and posing a “very real risk of nuclear disaster”. .
Russian shelling was recorded on Saturday in dozens of cities along the eastern and southern borders.According to the Ukrainian Army. It also said that Russian forces attempted to conduct attacks in six different areas in the eastern Donetsk region, all of which failed to gain any territory and were held back by Ukrainian forces.
Ukraine is investigating nearly 26,000 suspected war crimes cases has committed and charged 135 people since Russia’s invasion in February, its chief war crimes prosecutor told Reuters. About 15 of the accused are in Ukrainian custody and the remaining 120 are largely absconding.
Zelensky said on Sunday that there could be no talks with Russia if it goes ahead with the referendum in the occupied territories. Ukraine’s accession to Russia. Russian forces are now occupying large areas of the region in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region and southern regions, where officials have predicted a referendum will be held.
Four ships carrying Ukrainian food items depart from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Sunday. Pope Francis welcomed the departure of grain-carrying ships from Ukrainian Black Sea ports, saying it could be a model for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine.
Human rights group Amnesty International apologized for the “distress and anger” caused by a report that accused Ukraine of endangering civilians., Amnesty’s Ukraine chief Oksana Poklchuk said she was resigning because she opposed the publication of the report, adding that the human rights group inadvertently “created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives of the invasion”. .
Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace welcomes Sweden’s decision to join contributing countries to Britain’s leadership Ukrainian personnel training program In uk.
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, landed in South Africa on Sunday three-Visiting the country with the purported aim of countering Russian influence on the continent.