Ukrainian military destroyed half of Russian transport vehicles who entered the country second-most grand city of Kharkiv, deputy head of said on Sunday bureau Ukrainian President Oleksiy Arestovich.
He also added this on the western outskirts of Kyiv there was an “attempt to advance in the direction of Bucha, Gostomel and Irpin, but came under a powerful missile and artillery attack armed forces.”
Arestovich assured that the Ukrainian army controlled the situation and destroyed enemy. According to the official locals had also joined the fight. A number of Russian BMP fights vehicles were burned using Molotov cocktail in Bucha.
Street fighting broke out out in Kharkov on Sunday and Russian troops turn up the heat on strategic ports in the south of the country following a vague of attacks on airfields and fuel facilities elsewhere which seemed to mark a new phase of Russia invasion.
Russia sent a delegation to Belarus for peace talks with Ukraine, according to the Kremlin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered other locationssaying that son country was unwilling to meet in Belarus because it served as a gathering place for the invasion.
Until Sunday, Russian troops remained on The suburbs of Kharkov, a city of 1.4 million about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) to the south of the border with Russia, while other forces rolled past press the offensive deeper in Ukraine.
Videos posted on Ukrainian media and social networks showed Russian vehicles moving through Kharkiv and the Russian troops traversing the city in small groups. A video showed the Ukrainian soldiers Russian inspection light utility vehicles damaged by bombardment and abandoned by Russian troops on a street.
“We fight, we fight for our country, fight for our freedom because we have the right to do so,” Zelenskyy said. past the night was hard – more bombing raid, more bombing raid of residential areas and civil infrastructure. There is not a single facility in the country that the occupiers would not consider eligible targets.”
Huge ignited explosions up the sky early Sunday near the capital, Kyiv where terrified residents took refuge down in homesunderground garages and metro stations in anticipation of a large-scale Russian fullassault.
But the Ukrainians also have volunteered en masse to help defend Kyiv and other cities, taking weapons distributed by the authorities and preparing incendiary bombs to fight Russian forces.
Zelensky denounced Russia offensive as “state terrorism”. He said the attacks on Ukrainian cities should be investigated by a international war crimes tribunal and cost Russia son place like one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
“Russia took the path of evil, and world should come and deprive him of son sits on the UN Security Council,” he said.
Authorities maintained a 39-hour curfew to keep people off the streets of the capital until Monday morning, complicating the task of assess the intensity of the fights. by Zelensky office says explosions were reported at Kyiv Airport international.
Flames were coming from an oil depot near an airbase in Vasylkiv, a city 37 kilometers (23 miles) south of Kyiv where there was intense fighting, according to the mayor. Russian forces blew up a gas pipeline to the east in Kharkiv, prompting the government to warn people to cover their windows with a damp cloth or gauze such as protection smoke, that of the president office noted.
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not disclose son ultimate plans, but Western officials believe he is determined to overthrow Ukraine government and replace it with a diet of his, redrawing the map of Europe and the rebirth of Moscow’s influence during the Cold War era.
Pressure on strategic ports in South of Ukraine seemed to want to take control of The Ukrainian coastline stretching from the border with Romania in west to the border with Russia in ballast. A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, General de division Igor Konashenkov, said Russian forces blocked towns of Kherson on the black sea and the port of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov,
Cut Ukraine access to its seaports which would deal a severe blow to the country’s economy economy. This also could allow Moscow to build a land corridor to Crimea, which Moscow has annexed in 2014 and until now was connected to Russia by a 19 kilometer (12 mile) bridge, the longest bridge in The Europe that opened up in 2018.
Russia military also exert increasing pressure on strategic ports in South of Ukraine, blocking cities of Kherson on the black sea and the port of Berdyansk on the sea of azov
He said that the Russian forces also took control of an airbase near Kherson and the Sea of Azov city of Henichesk Ukrainian authorities also reported fighting near Odessa, Mykolaiv and other areas.
Ukrainian health minister reported on Saturday that 198 people including three children had been killed and more more than 1,000 others injured in the most grand European land conflict since World War II. It was unclear whether these figures included both military and civilian casualties.
The United Nations refugee agency said on Saturday evening more more than 200,000 Ukrainians arrived in next to countries since invasion started Thursday. The UN has estimated that the conflict could produce up to 4 millions of refugees, according to how it goes on for a long time.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a Russian delegation of military officials and diplomats had arrived on Sunday in Belarusian city of Gomel for talks with Ukraine. Zelensky on Friday offered to negotiate a key Russian demand: abandonment of ambitions of joining NATO.
“The Russian delegation is ready for talks and we are now waiting for the Ukrainians,” Peskov said.
The President of Ukraine said that son country was ready for peace talks but not in Belarus considering Russian ally role in the invasion.
“Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku, we offered everyone of them in Russian side and we will accept any other city in a country that has not been used for launch missiles,” Zelenskyy said. “Only then could the talks be honest and end the war.”
Peskov claimed that Ukraine offered to hold talks in Gomal. He added than Russian military the action was happening forward waiting for talks start.
Zelenskyy’s adviser Mykhailo Podolyak called Moscow’s offer ‘manipulative’, adding ‘Russia continues to lie’ and stressing that Ukraine had not agreed to talks in Belarusian city.
As Russia advances with son offensivethe West is working to equip Ukrainian forces outnumbered with arms and ammunition while punishing Russia with far-reaching sanctions designed to further isolate Moscow.
The United States pledged 350 millions additional dollars in military assistance to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, body armor and small arms. Germany said it would send missiles and anti-tank weapons to the beleaguered country and close son airspace to Russian aircraft.
The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed to block “selected” Russian banks from SWIFT global financial Messaging systemwhich moves money about more more than 11,000 banks and other financial institutions around the world, part of a new round of sanctions aimed at imposing severe cost on Moscow for the invasion. They also agreed to impose “restrictive measures” on central russia bank.
Responding to a request from Ukraine minister of digital transformation, tech billionaire Elon Musk said on Twitter that son satellite internet system Starlink was now active in Ukraine and that there was “more terminals along the way.”
Putin sent troops to Ukraine after denying for weeks that he intended to do so, while building up a force of nearly 200,000 soldiers along the countries’ borders. He asserts that the West has failed take Russia’s NATO security concerns seriously, military the alliance to which Ukraine aspires join. But it has also Express son contempt for Ukraine’s right to exist as an independent state.
A senior we defense official said Saturday that more than half of the Russian combat power amassed along the borders of Ukraine had entered the country and Moscow had to commit more fuel and other supplies support units inside Ukraine than originally planned. the official spoke on state of anonymity to discuss internal US assessments.
Russia claims son assault on Ukraine only aims to military targets, but bridges, schools and residential neighborhoods have been hit.
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova said troops in Kyiv fought the Russian “sabotage groups”. Ukraine says some 200 Russians soldiers were captured and thousands killed. Moscow did not provide casualty figures.
Markarova said Ukraine was gathering evidence of bombing raid of residential areas, kindergartens and hospitals to be subjected to a international war crimes tribunal in The Hague as possible crimes against humanity. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said he was following the conflict closely.