Boledankar’s situation is ‘much worse’ than Booker’s, Zelensky says
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that the situation in the town of Borodianka was “much worse” than in the nearby town of Bucha, where the suspected killing of civilians by Russian forces has drawn worldwide condemnation.
Officials believe more than 300 people have been killed by Russian forces in Buchate, 35 kilometers northwest of the capital Kyiv, and about 50 of them have been executed.
Moscow has denied targeting civilians, saying the Ukrainian government staged a photo shoot in Bucha in a bid to impose further sanctions on Moscow and derail peace talks.
“Demolition work has begun in Borodanka … worse there“Jelensky said in a national speech late at night.
The town is about 25 km from Bucha.
Russia has given no further details or evidence that Russia was responsible for the civilian deaths in the town of Zelensky.
Earlier on Thursday, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said 26 bodies had been found under two destroyed buildings in Borodianka.
He did not say whether authorities had established the cause of death, but accused Russian troops of carrying out airstrikes in the city, which is being investigated by Ukrainian authorities after Russian troops withdrew.
Speaking at a television briefing, Venediktova said:
Borodyanka is the worst in terms of destruction and in terms of uncertainty about [the number of] The victim. “
On Tuesday, Venediktova said the number of victims in Borodianka would be higher than anywhere else, but did not give further details.
The UK MOD says Russian forces have completely withdrawn from northern Ukraine
Russian forces have now completely withdrawn from northern Ukraine Belarus and Russia, the UK Ministry of Defense said.
The latest intelligence report, released after 6 a.m., reads:
In the north, Russian forces have now completely withdrawn from Ukraine In Belarus and Russia. At least some of these forces will be transferred to eastern Ukraine to fight in Donbass.
At least some of these forces will be transferred to eastern Ukraine to fight in Donbass.
Many of these forces will need to be significantly replenished before they can be ready for further deployment, as any major redeployment from the North could take at least a week.
Russian shelling continues in eastern and southern cities And Russian forces have moved further south from the strategically important city of Izim, which they control. “
Fox News correspondent ‘lucky enough’ to survive Ukraine attack
We have a little detail Injured Fox News correspondent in Ukraine.
Benjamin Hall says he was seriously injured in the attack that killed two of his colleagues but is “very lucky” to have survived.
Benjamin Hall was riding in a car with Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakarzevsky and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshinova last month when it caught fire near Kiev. Zakarzevsky, 55, and Kuvshinova, 24, were killed.
“In short, I lost half a leg on one side and a leg on the other. One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing has improved. “
“But all in all, I’m so lucky to be here – and those who found me here are amazing!” Hall said.
In an earlier tweet, Hall paid tribute to his two fallen colleagues, his first since the attack.
Zakrzewski is a veteran war-zone photographer who covered multiple conflicts for Fox News, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Based in London, he has been working in Ukraine since February.
Kuvshinova was helping Fox’s crew navigate Kiev and the surrounding area while gathering information and talking to sources.
Welcome back to our live coverage of the Ukraine War.
I’m Samantha Lock and I’ll bring you all the latest developments. Here is a detailed rundown of where the situation now stands:
- This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky The situation in the town of Borodianka was “much worse” than in the nearby town of Bucha, Where the suspected killing of civilians by Russian forces has received worldwide condemnation. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova added: “Borodianka is the worst in terms of destruction and uncertainty. [the number of] The victim. “
- Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said 26 bodies had been found under two destroyed buildings in Borodianka, 25 kilometers west of Bucha.. He did not say whether authorities had established the cause of death, but accused Russian troops of carrying out airstrikes in the city, which is being investigated by Ukrainian authorities after Russian troops withdrew.
- Zelensky spoke of his nation’s courage In his last late night national speech. “Our brand is to be brave,” he said, calling for more bold sanctions on Russia. He further added that Russian troops were preparing “detailed propaganda scenarios” to make it look as if they had killed civilians in Mariupol who had been killed by Ukrainian troops.
- Boris Johnson is set to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss ways to help European countries free themselves from Russian gas. After the invasion of Ukraine. Johnson will host Olaf Schulz on Downing Street on Friday, with a press conference scheduled for the afternoon, PA Media reported.
- The European Union has approved a ban on Russian coal imports And the closure of the block port for Russian ships in the Ukraine war. This arrangement will be effective from mid-August.
- In addition to the ban, The EU has also backed a proposal to increase funding for arms supplies to Ukraine by 500 million euros. That brings the total to 1.5 billion euros.
- Ukraine is preparing for a new Russian attack on its eastern front, As Russian forces withdrew from the fragmented suburbs of Kiev to regroup and intensified their attacks across the Donbass region. Oleksiy Aristovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said the besieged southern city of Mariupol was under siege and believed that Russian efforts to encircle the former Ukrainian army would be in vain. The mayor of the Middle Eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk has called on women, children and the elderly to leave.. Similar calls were made by authorities in the Luhansk region before Dinipro.
- Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boichenko said More than 100,000 people are still in urgent need To be evicted from the city. Speaking on national television, he described the situation in the Russian-besieged Ukrainian port city as a humanitarian catastrophe.
- The The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has confirmed more than 100 attacks on health services In Ukraine, since it has called for humanitarian access to the besieged city of Mariupol.
- The UN General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and human rights abuses.” Invades Russian troops in Ukraine. 93 countries voted in favor of the US-led proposal, with 24 voting against and 58 abstaining.
- Russia will Perhaps the attack on Kiev would be renewed if it succeeded in taking full control of the eastern part of Donetsk and Luhansk, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian Army Alexander Hruzevich said. Ukraine’s deputy defense minister, Hanna Malir, had earlier warned that Russian forces had tied their time because Moscow had stepped up intelligence activities there and had learned how to fight Ukrainian troops.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has denied the allegations, saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has given up on winning Kyiv. After his forces were beaten back by the Ukrainian army.
- The war will be a “long slog,” said General Mark Millie, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. At a hearing in Washington DC on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the allies had agreed to strengthen support For Ukraine, And providing a wide range of weapons systems, as well as cyber security support and equipment for protection against chemical and biological threats.. He added that there were no signs that Vladimir Putin wanted to step down.
- The possibility of Finland and Sweden joining NATO was part of the discussions between the foreign ministers. From the military alliance in Brussels this week, a senior US State Department official said.
- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has called for more heavy weapons “Destructive” sanctions against Western allies and Moscow, Warning: “Either you help us now – and I’m talking about days, not weeks – or your help will come too late, and a lot of people will die.”
- German intelligence agencies have intercepted a radio message from Russian troops discussing the killing of civilians in Ukraine. According to the report. The Washington Post reported, citing an intelligence official, that two separate contacts had been intercepted where Russian soldiers described how they interrogated soldiers as well as civilians and then proceeded to shoot them.
- Russia imposes sanctions on Australian and New Zealand citizens, including their prime ministerRussian Foreign Ministry announced.
- Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was injured in an attack in Ukraine that killed two of his colleagues.He said Thursday that he had suffered serious injuries but felt “quite lucky” to have survived.
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