Russia attacks Ukrainian city the day after the breakthrough in grain negotiations


Kyiv-Russian missiles attacked the Ukrainian city of Vinizia far behind the front line on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said at least 12 people were killed.

The strike, which said Ukraine also injured dozens of people, took place the day after negotiations between Moscow and Kieu to lift the blockade on Ukraine’s grain exports opened a breakthrough, despite progress in negotiations. Emphasized how far the two countries are from any kind of peace agreement.

“There are injuries and deaths, including small children,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote in the Telegram messaging app. “What, if not, is this an open act of terrorism?”

The Russian Defense Ministry, which has denied targeting civilians, did not immediately comment on the strike. Russia, which launched what is called a “special military operation” against Ukraine on February 24, states that it aims to degrade Ukraine’s military infrastructure and protect its security.

Vinnytsia is located approximately 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, far from the main front lines of eastern and southern Ukraine.

According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, a Russian strike struck the parking lot of the nine-story “Yuvelirniy” office block at about 1050 (0750 GMT).

I have posted a photo showing the twisted debris of a burnt-out car and the gray smoke rising from nearby smoldering rubble.

A video footage posted on Telegram by Ukrainian politician Oleksiy Goncharenko showed a swirling dark black smoke from a tall building.

Military delegations from Russia, Ukraine and Turkey will meet with UN officials in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 13, 2022. (Distribution via Turkish Ministry of Defense / Reuters)

Battle on the Eastern Front

Ukraine repels Russia’s ground attack attempts at the forefront of the war, hundreds of miles east, after setting fire to two towns and their surroundings that Moscow considers to be a stepping stone to rule big cities. He said he did.

Ukraine states that with the help of the recently acquired US HIMARS mobile rocket system, it has begun to attack targets deep inside Russia-controlled territories, destroying ammunition depots and reducing Russia’s war capabilities. increase.

Daniel Bezsonov, a self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic of Russia support official, said Thursday that troops and Russia were concentrating fire in the towns of Siversk and Soledar in eastern Ukraine.

“Siversk is under our control, which means we can attack wherever our enemies are,” he told the Solovyov Live online TV channel.

But he revealed that both towns were still dominated by Ukrainian troops. He said Russia’s plan was to occupy two towns and move forward from the east to attack the cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk.

Ukrainian troops, who reported Russian bombardment and airstrikes against Siversk and Kramatorsk, claimed to hold the line in all respects and repel all attempted attacks.

According to Ukrainian troops, the town of Soledar, which was considered the gateway to the Ukrainian cities Bakumut and Kramatorsk, was also bombed.

The British Ministry of Defense was unable to marshall the critical mass required for the Russian army to advance, so the war was heading towards the five-month mark, allowing the Russian army to advance in eastern Ukraine. He said he seemed to be having a hard time.

By Max Hunder and Pavel Polityuk