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Zelensky says China attempting to undermine Ukraine peace summit

Ukrainian convicts have been supplied the possibility to combat for his or her freedom as Kyiv seems to offset a manpower deficit by recruiting straight from its prisons – a tactic initially employed by the Wagner Group, and later by the Kremlin, in opposition to Ukrainian forces.

Around 27,000 prisoners are eligible for the brand new recruitment programme, whereas greater than 3,000 have already been launched on parole and assigned to army models, in keeping with the justice ministry.

Meanwhile, Russian forces have used greater than 800 glide bombs previously week to hit Ukraine, president Volodymyr Zelensky stated final night time. Ukraine’s war-time president shared images of the Russian strikes on the besieged nation’s cities of Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Odesa, Sumy, Kherson, Donetsk and Kharkiv.

“This week alone, Russia has used more than 800 guided aerial bombs against Ukraine. Against our cities and communities, against our people, against everything that makes life normal,” he stated on X.

He stated this after Russia struck Ukraine’s two largest cities yesterday, with missile fragments falling on a suburban Kyiv condo constructing and a guided bomb killing one individual in Kharkiv. An eight-month-old toddler was injured within the bombing in Kharkiv, officers stated.

Ukrainians held prisoner for years in Russia return to Kyiv

Tom Watling1 July 2024 14:04

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte urged assist for Ukraine, EU and NATO in his farewell speech

Tom Watling1 July 2024 13:30

Russian assault destroys college in Kharkiv

Images revealed by Ukraine’s state emergency service present an academic facility within the northeastern area of Kharkiv has been destroyed.

“This morning, the enemy dropped aerial bombs on a front-line settlement in the Kupyan district in the Kharkiv region,” the emergency service wrote on X, previously Twitter.

“They targeted an educational institution, a cultural center, and the private sector, and caused destruction.

“A fire broke out in the school with an area of ​​150 square meters. There were no victims or victims.”

Tom Watling1 July 2024 13:00

Troops search for weak spots as Russia units the stage for an additional push in Ukraine

Tom Watling1 July 2024 12:30

We have some extra images from the frontline

Below we now have some extra images from the frontline close to Chasiv Yar, a metropolis that has turn into a flashpoint of preventing.

A serviceman of 24th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, named after King Danylo, loads a shell inside a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer during fire towards Russian troops on a front line
A serviceman of twenty fourth Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, named after King Danylo, masses a shell inside a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer throughout fireplace in direction of Russian troops on a entrance line (by way of REUTERS)
(by way of REUTERS)

Tom Watling1 July 2024 12:00

Ukraine affords prisoners launch at a excessive worth

Tom Watling1 July 2024 11:30

Ukraine dismisses experiences on bolstering troops close to Belarus

Ukraine‘s border guard has dismissed reports suggesting it was reinforcing its troop deployments along the border with Belarus, saying they amounted to an “information operation” by Minsk with Moscow’s assist.

Belarus, an in depth Russian ally that has supplied assist for Moscow’s army marketing campaign in Ukraine, stated final week that Kyiv was bolstering its forces alongside the international locations’ shared border. The Kremlin on Monday stated the report was a reason for concern.

“It is not the first time Belarus offers information about Ukraine presenting a threat and strengthening itself… This is another part of the information operation conducted by Belarus with support by Russia,” border guard spokesman Andriy Demchenko advised Ukrainian nationwide TV.

The border space with Belarus stays “threatening” and Ukraine maintains the required variety of forces there to forestall any provocations, he added.

Tom Watling1 July 2024 11:00

Zelensky congratulates Hungary on EU presidency

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Hungary on its assumption of the rotating presidency of the European Union, regardless of fears that Budapest’s management may spell issues for Kyiv.

In a message on X, previously Twitter, Mr Zelensky wrote: “I wish [Hungary] effectiveness in promoting our shared European values, goals, and interests. While advancing on its path to the EU, Ukraine is ready to contribute to these efforts and strengthen our Europe.”

Last week, Mr Zelensky and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, who has opposed army support for Ukraine, have been seen engrossed in an animated dialog on the sidelines of a summit in Brussels.

Mr Orban, who beforehand opposed Ukraine’s membership to the EU, is the one European chief to satisfy with Russian president Vladimir Putin since he launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Tom Watling1 July 2024 10:30

Russia presses its offensive in Ukraine and points new threats because the West tries to blunt the push

Tom Watling1 July 2024 10:00

Hungary’s Orbán presents a brand new alliance with Austrian and Czech nationalist events

Tom Watling1 July 2024 09:35