Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 132

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 132nd day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Tuesday, July 5. Get the latest updates here. Fighting Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops have “no alternative” but to “push back and destroy the offensive potential” of Russian forces, as … Read more

Ukraine war: ‘We need to break them … we have no alternative,’ warns Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said his armed forces were undeterred in their efforts to “break” Moscow’s will to pursue a nearly five-month war. It comes as Russia’s Vladimir Putin hailed his military’s victory in the grueling battle of Luhansk. Russia captured the city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, bringing an end to … Read more

Ukraine’s forces brace for Russia’s advance into Donetsk

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his troops have “no alternative” but to “push back and destroy the offensive potential” of Russian forces, as the battle moves from Luhansk to nearby Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian troops on “liberating” the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai discloses Ukrainian forces that retreated … Read more

Vladimir Putin Orders Ukraine Assault To Continue After Capture Of Luhansk

Russia has focused its efforts on securing full control of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to press ahead with Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine after troops took control of the entire Luhansk region. “Military units, including the East group and the West group, must … Read more

Ukraine Retreats From Key City Of Lysychansk, Major Victory For Russia

Ukraine has seen devastating destruction across about 10 regions. Siversk (Ukraine): The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend, as Russia claimed a major victory by seizing control of the entire eastern Lugansk region. The Ukrainian withdrawal followed weeks of fierce fighting and marked a decisive breakthrough for Moscow’s forces … Read more

Zelenskyy vows to retake Lysychansk as Ukrainian troops retreat

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has acknowledged that his forces have withdrawn from the bombed-out city of Lysychansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk province. But he pledged late on Sunday to regain control of the lost territory with the help of long-range Western weapons. Russia said its capture of Lysychansk less than a … Read more

Ukraine war: Zelensky vows to retake lost Lysychansk

President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged Kyiv’s forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in the eastern Donbas region after a grinding Russian assault, but vowed to regain control over the area with the help of long-range Western weapons. Russia said its capture of the city of Lysychansk less than a week after taking neighbouring Sievierdonetsk gave it full … Read more

Lukashenko says Ukraine fired missiles at Belarus military posts

Belarusian president accuses Kyiv of provoking his country, saying his forces have intercepted missiles fired from Ukraine. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his military has shot down missiles fired at his country from Ukraine and promised to respond “instantly” to any enemy attacks. “We are being provoked,” Lukashenko was quoted as saying by state news … Read more

Three people wounded following blasts in Russia’s Belgorod near Ukraine border – National |

Blasts in the Russian city of Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, resulted in a fire in a residential building, Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app early on Sunday. Three wounded people were taken to a hospital, he said. “Reasons for the incident are … Read more

Zelenskyy adviser says key bastion in eastern Ukraine could fall to the Russians – National |

Fighting intensified at the weekend for Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy conceded the city could fall. Russian forces seized Lysychansk’s sister city Sievierodonetsk on the opposite side of the Siverskiy Donets river last month, after some of the heaviest fighting of … Read more