Ukrainian troops withdraw from Popasna, confirmed by Governor Luhansk

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Ukrainian troops withdraw from Popasna, confirmed by Governor Luhansk

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the city of Popasna in eastern Ukraine, the governor of the Luhansk region said on Sunday, confirming previous reports that it was taken.

Head RussiaRamzan Kadyrov of the Chechen Republic said on Sunday that his army ruled most of Popasna.

Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Gaidai said Ukraine Television, which the Ukrainian army withdrew to occupy a more fortified position, added that “everything was destroyed there.”

RussiaUnit n launched a new offensive propulsion along most of the units in April. UkraineEast side of. Recently, the most intense attacks and artillery have taken place around Popasna in the Luhansk region.


G7 leaders pledge to cut Russia’s oil imports

Group of Seven (G-7) leaders met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to emphasize their support and show unity among Western allies on Sunday in Russia’s oil. Victory Day in Europe, showing the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, which developed democracy that promised to phase out or ban imports.

Reducing Russia’s oil supply will “hit (President Vladimir) Putin’s major arteries and deny him the income needed to fund his war.” G7 countries-US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan-stated in the statement.

“We ensure that we do so in a timely and orderly manner, and in a way that provides the world with time to secure alternatives,” they added.

Looking back on World War II, the leaders emphasized unity with the determination that Putin should not win.

“We continue to fight for freedom today for the people of Ukraine, Europe and the world’s communities, thanks to the memories of all those who fought for freedom in World War II. “They said.

The meeting between US President Joe Biden and G7 leaders and Zelensky lasted about an hour.


Evacuees from the Azovstaliron factory arrive in Zaporizhia, Ukraine

According to UN officials, a fleet of buses carrying evacuees from southeastern Ukraine, including about 40 civilians trapped in the besieged Mariupol’s Azovstal ironworks, is under Ukrainian control. Arrived in the city of Zaporizhia.

Ukrainian UN humanitarian coordinator Osnat Lubrani said eight buses had arrived in the city. Of the 174 evacuees on board, about 40 were rescued from the steelworks.

Rubrani said in a statement that more than 600 people have been evacuated from the area in the last 10 days due to evacuation.

“But our work isn’t done yet,” she said in a statement. “The United Nations recognizes that many people who wanted to join the evacuation convoy in the last few days could not.

“We continue to engage with both parties in the dispute and ensure that those who want to leave do so safely and in the direction of their choice.”

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Epoch Times Staff