The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 426 days. Russia shelled seven villages in the Sumy region. More than 80 rounds of various types of weapons were fired, The Kyiv Independent reported, citing a statement by the Military Administration of Sumy Oblast. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> Near occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhia Oblast in the south Ukraine The Russians are amassing “powerful forces,” the mayor of Kiev, Ivan Fedorov, who is loyal to the authorities in Kiev, told Ukrainian television.
> The Russian Wagner mercenary group, which is attacking Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, is sending women, former prisoners, to fight, said Mykhailo Kryzhanivsky, lieutenant colonel of the Ukrainian National Guard.
> Russia shelled seven villages in the Sumy region. More than 80 rounds of various types of weapons were fired, The Kyiv Independent reported, citing a statement by the Military Administration of Sumy Oblast.
> Pope Francis will receive Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in audience on Thursday, he announced Vatican. He will be the highest-ranking official of Ukraine’s authorities to visit the pope since the beginning of Russian aggression against this country 14 months ago.
> It is dangerous when certain Hungarian politicians try to make the security of the Euro-Atlantic space dependent on Moscow’s whims, said Oleh Nikolenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He referred to the words Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian Parliamentwho, in an interview with a Russian newspaper, said that Kiev’s accession to FOR THIS “It is only possible if Russia accepts it in the form of a specific agreement.”
> For peace in Europe, we need Ukraine in the European Union and NATO, said Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, after talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
> The Free World must continue to support Ukraine to defeat Russia completely, because freezing the conflict – Russia’s favorite tactic for delaying, would only allow further spread of Moscow’s imperial ideology, write the prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in an article for the US opinion-forming bimonthly “Foreign Affairs” .
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