The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 425 days. There was a shootout between Russian military and mercenaries in Stanitsa Luganska. Belgorod authorities on Sunday canceled the state of emergency introduced after the incident involving the Su-34 fighter, which “lost” two bombs over the city. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> A shootout between Russian servicemen and mercenaries from the Wagner Group took place in Stanitsa Luganska, in the occupied part of Ukraine’s Luhansk region. As a result of the clash, there are fatalities, the Ukrainian General Staff reported on Sunday.
> Belgorod authorities on Sunday canceled the state of emergency introduced after the incident involving the Su-34 fighter, which “lost” two bombs over the city. According to former Russian military pilots speaking to independent journalists, it was only a “lucky coincidence” that prevented one of them from exploding.
> Every calm day in the regions remote from the front Ukraine this is the result of heavy fighting on the front line in the east of the country, the Ukrainian president said on Sunday Volodymyr Zelensky in an evening video presentation.
> The son of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, using the surname Chowles, stated in an interview with the high-circulation newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” that He fought in Ukraine in the composition of the mercenary Wagner Group.
> The United States did not issue visas to Russian media officials who were supposed to accompany the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during his visit to the UN. Lavrov announced retaliatory measures against American journalists working in Russia Reuters reported on Sunday.
Main photo source: PAP/Mykola Kalyeniak