Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that towns and villages recaptured from Russian forces had been destroyed. city Has stepped up up efforts on Thursday to repair water damage system from missile attacks.
Kryvyi Rih, the eldest city in Central Ukraine with Estimated before the war population of 650,000, was hit Eight cruise missiles on Wednesday, officials said.
strikes hit Zelensky said that the damming of the Karachonov reservoir in Video title released early on Thursday. water system he does not have military value ‘and hundreds of in thousands of Civilians depend on Every day, he said.
Oleksandr Wilkol head of Kryvyi Rih military management, he said in a post on Telegram 112 homes Flooded but this fixes the dam on Inhulets River was under way and that “the floods were receding”.
Russian forces suffered a stunning reversal this month after Ukrainian forces made armored fast push in Kharkiv region in Northeast, forcing Russia to a hasty withdrawal.
Zelensky on Wednesday made Surprise visit to Izyum – even four days ago in Russia main stronghold in Kharkiv region – where he watched blue and -yellow The Ukrainian flag has been raised in In front of me of charred city board building.
Our law enforcers already receive evidence of murder, torture and kidnapping of people by the occupiers,” adding that there is “evidence of this.” of Genocide against Ukrainians”.
“Just them destroyed, seized, only relayed. that they left destroyed villages, and in some of None of them is alive houseZelensky added in Video title.
Russia denies deliberately targeting civilians, and Reuters could not immediately verify this battlefield reports.
Zelenskyy’s video title has been revealed after his return to Kyiv from Kharkiv region And after a word from him office that’s his car collide with a private vehicle in Capital.
He added, “The president was examined by a doctor, and no serious injuries were found,” said presidential spokesman Serhiy Nikiforov. in FB post early on Thursday.
General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces said on On Thursday, it was announced that Russian forces had launched attacks on several settlements on Kharkiv front line in The past 24 hours.
However, Ukrainian forces continue to consolidate their control of Newly liberated areas in The regionBritain defense Ministry said in a update on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping set To discuss Ukraine and Taiwan in a meeting in Uzbekistan on Thursday, which the Kremlin said will take place “special indication.”
Before of Meeting, the Navy of the two countries Joint tactical maneuvers and exercises were conducted using artillery and helicopters in The Pacific Ocean.
Moscow and Beijing announced a “borderless” partnership earlier this yearsupport each other over confrontations on Ukraine and Taiwan with Promise to cooperate more against the West.
also on Diplomatic front, the United Nations General Assembly on Friday due to consider a proposal for Zelenskyy delivers a speech at the annual gathering of leaders next week with Pre-recorded video. Russia opposes Zelensky’s speech.
Far from Ukraine, Russian authorities facing challenges in else former soviet countries, with deadly Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia and border guard clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Western politicians and military Officials said it was too early to tell if Ukraine was the last success It represents a turning point because Russia has not yet fully responded.
“we should avoid trance. There is still a lot of work To be done to liberate our lands, Russia has a large number of Weapons “Olexi Danilov, secretary of The national security and defense Council, he said in a online post.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Twitter post After the attacks on “Russia is a terrorist state and must be recognized as such,” Kryvyi Rih said.
In this context, US senators from both parties, Democrats and Republicans, have introduced legislation that would designate Russia as a state sponsor. of terrorism. The administration of President Joe Biden opposed this measure.
Fear remains in isium
behind in Izyum, shattered windowsperforated facades and lined burnt-out walls a battle-scar main composed the way of abandoned meat shops pharmacies and their ruins beauty salons. miserable handwriting sign on Written on the front door: “People live over here.”
With a pink hoodie wrapped around it face for Warmth, 74-year-old Lyubov Sina said Izyum residents were still afraid.
“Because we’ve lived through it all six months. we sat out in cellars. We’ve been through it all possible to go through. “We can never say we feel safe,” she said.
She said the town was standing at the gates of Donbass “Eastern region which is all capture Putin has spoken up K key war goal.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, who Talk to Putin over Phone this week, the Russian president said “unfortunately” still did not believe him invasion It was mistake.
put it in says he wants ensure Russian security and protection of Russian speakers in Ukraine. Ukraine and the West blame Russia of An unjustified war of aggression.
in move This indicates that Putin had broader war aims when he ordered the entry of troops into Ukraine on February 24, three people A close associate of the Russian leadership told Reuters that Putin rejected an interim agreement with Kyiv At the time when the war began.
They said the deal would have satisfied Russia demand stay ukraine out of Western Led military NATO. The Kremlin said the Reuters report had “absolutely nothing to do with it.” reality.” He. She also Ukraine’s ambitions told join NATO remains a threat to Russia.