War night in brief: Zelensky: All cities will be conquered – civilians are said to have been evacuated from the chemical plant

War night at first sight
Zelensky: Times back all cities – civilians were said to have been evacuated from the chemical plant

In a video address to his compatriots on Sunday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that more than four months after the start of the war, his country was going through an emotionally difficult phase. Yet he still believes in victory. Moscow has previously reported on the conquest of the strategically important city of Sieverodonetsk. Russia also announced the delivery of missile systems to neighboring Belarus. They can also be equipped with nuclear warheads. Several explosions can be heard in the capital Kiev early in the morning. Eyewitnesses reported missiles. War night at first sight.

Zelenskyj: Gets back all cities

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants to recapture cities occupied by Russia. He said this in his Saturday night video. He mentioned Sievjerodonetsk, Donetsk and Lugansk. Melitopol and Mariupol were not forgotten either. “All other temporarily occupied cities of Ukraine will be Ukrainian.” His country needs more military help. Ukraine is in a morally and emotionally difficult phase of war. “We understand that we can still protect the state,” the head of state said. However, he does not know how much loss and effort will be until victory is on the horizon.

Kyiv and Moscow have confirmed the conquest of Sierodonetsk

Selenskyj explicitly mentioned the city of Sievjerodoneck in the east of the country, which should in the future again under the control of Ukraine. Both Moscow and Kyiv confirmed the capture by Russian troops. Adviser to the President of Ukraine Oleksij Arestovyč, according to the Unian agency, said that the fighting in the region is continuing. Mayor Oleksandr Strjuk said pro-government troops had moved to various positions. The information could not be verified independently.

Civilians allegedly brought in from a chemical plant

The Azot chemical plant in Sievjerodonetsk, which was recently rebuilt as an anti-aircraft shelter, is now controlled by pro-Russian Luhani separatist units, according to information from Moscow. At first it was not clear how many people were looking for shelter there. The separatists claimed to have “evacuated” 800 civilians. Where they were taken remained unclear.

Explosions in the capital Kiev

There were several explosions in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev early Sunday morning. Ambulances and rescuers are on duty in the Shevchenko district, Mayor Vitaly Klitschko wrote in the Telegram news service. Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, wrote that eyewitnesses reported seeing the missiles. At first, it was not clear whether there was injury or death.

Fighting continues in other parts of the country

On Saturday alone, Russia fired 45 rockets at a neighboring country in half a day, according to Zelenský. There were supposed to be victims. At least three people were killed and four others injured in the attack on the western Ukrainian city of Sarny. A car wash and a workshop were hit, according to Unian, the head of the military administration. He blamed Russia.

Nuclear research center in Kharkov under fire

The “Neutron Source” nuclear research facility in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov has come under fire again. Buildings and infrastructure, such as ventilation ducts, have been damaged, the nuclear regulator said. The part of the facility where nuclear fuel is stored was not listed in the damage report. No increased radiation was detected. Ukraine has accused Russia of the attack.

Russia wants to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Belarus

Russia plans to deploy Iskander missile systems in neighboring Belarus in the coming months. President Vladimir Putin promised Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko – his close ally. Iskander-M could “carry both ballistic missiles and guided missiles – conventional and nuclear,” Putin said. According to the media, they have a range of up to 500 kilometers.

The US government appreciates the role of Germany

Before the start of the G7 summit in Bavaria, the US government appreciated the role of Germany in supporting Ukraine after the Russian attack. The fact that Germany also supplies “deadly weapon systems” to Ukraine is very important, said John Kirby, director of communications at the National Security Council at the White House. He came across supplies of heavy weapons, which the federal government initially defended against. Germany, on the other hand, made other weapons at its disposal. That will be important on Sunday

That brings the day

  • The G7 summit of democratic economic powers begins at noon. The focus of the three-day meeting led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps will be the war and its aftermath.

You can read the whole further development in our live ticker about the war in Ukraine.

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