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Ukraine war briefing: Kharkiv counts cost of Russian air strikes | Ukraine

Ukraine war briefing: Kharkiv counts cost of Russian air strikes | Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged a group of top defence officials at a Singapore security conference to attend the Swiss summit this month on ending the Russian war on Ukraine. Zelenskyy told the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum on Sunday that he was “disappointed” some world leaders had not yet confirmed attendance at the conference in about two weeks. The Ukrainian president did not specify any country by name, but the possible participation of China, Russia’s most important ally, has been seen as a key issue. The Chinese defence minister, Dong Jun, spoke earlier in the day at the Shangri-La conference but did not appear to be in the room when Zelenskyy made his appeal. Zelenskiy said on Sunday that he met with the US defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue. “We discussed what’s key: the defence needs of our country, the strengthening of the Ukrainian air defence system, the F-16 coalition and the preparation of a bilateral security agreement.” A Russian missile strike on residences injured 13 people including eight children in …

Russian military attacks Ukraine’s Kharkiv region – POLITICO

Russian military attacks Ukraine’s Kharkiv region – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine was prepared for the attack, meeting the enemy with troops, brigades and artillery. Yet he cautioned that Russia might send more troops to support the ongoing assault. “Russia has begun a new wave of counteroffensive actions in this direction,” Zelenskyy said at a news conference in Kyiv. “Now there is a fierce battle in this direction.” The possible aim of the offensive is creation of a “buffer zone” along the border, Reuters reported a senior Ukrainian military source as saying. Over the last month, Russia has been increasing its military activities around Kharkiv, exploiting limited Ukrainian air defenses to conduct bombing operations in and around the city. Located approximately 30 kilometers south of the Russian border, Kharkiv strongly resisted the initial invasion in the spring of 2022. A swift Ukrainian counteroffensive in September of the same year pushed back Moscow’s forces back far enough to allow many civilians to return. Source link

Deadly Russian strikes on Ukraine’s Donetsk, Kharkiv as foes mark Orthodox Easter

Deadly Russian strikes on Ukraine’s Donetsk, Kharkiv as foes mark Orthodox Easter

Russian strikes on the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv killed three people and wounded at least a dozen more, officials said Sunday. Issued on: 05/05/2024 – 20:43 2 min These latest attacks came as Orthodox Christians in Ukraine and Russia celebrated Easter, and as Moscow said its forces had captured another village on the battlefield. “In Pokrovsk, rocket attacks killed two people and damaged a house,” Vadim Filashkin, Ukraine’s governor of the Donetsk region, said in a post on Telegram. Pokrovsk is around 60 kilometres (35 miles) northwest of Donetsk city, the Russian-held capital of the region which Moscow claims to have annexed. Another strike on Monachynivka, in Kharkiv region, killed an 88-year-old woman, said the region’s governor Oleg Synegubov. Earlier Sunday, the mayor of Kharkiv said in a series of posts on Telegram that at least 10 people had been wounded in an aerial attack on the city around lunchtime. “The strike hit the central part of the city in an area of residential buildings,” Igor Terekhov said. Synegubov said Russia had …

Russian drones injure 6 in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, Dnipro regions

Russian drones injure 6 in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, Dnipro regions

KYIV, UKRAINE —  Russia launched an overnight drone attack on Ukraine’s Kharkiv and Dnipro regions, injuring at least six people and hitting critical infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, regional officials said on Saturday. The Ukrainian Air Force said the Russian forces launched 13 Shahed drones targeting the regions in the northeast and center of the country. The air defense units downed all the drones, the Air Force commander said. However, debris from the downed drones struck civilian targets in Kharkiv in the northeast, injuring four people and sparking a fire in an office building, the regional governor said. Oleh Synehubov, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said a 13-year-old child and a woman were being treated at a hospital. Two other women were treated on site. Emergency services were bringing the fire under control, he said. In the industrial Dnipropetrovsk region, two people were wounded, said Serhiy Lysak, the regional governor. He said a critical infrastructure facility and three houses were damaged. Source link

Kharkiv has been under intense Russian aerial attack for years. We hear about life on the ground

Kharkiv has been under intense Russian aerial attack for years. We hear about life on the ground

War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical – and tell you what you need to know to stay updated. With over 70 million listens, our Ukraine: The Latest podcast is your go-to source for all the latest analysis, live reaction and correspondents reporting on the ground. We have been broadcasting ever since the full-scale invasion began. Ukraine: The Latest’s regular contributors are: David Knowles David is Head of Audio Development at The Telegraph, where he has worked for over three years. He has reported from across Ukraine during the full-scale invasion.  Dominic Nicholls Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at The Telegraph, having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.  Source link

Under attack, Ukrainians in Kharkiv defy Russia and get on with life

Under attack, Ukrainians in Kharkiv defy Russia and get on with life

KHARKIV, Ukraine —  It made for an unlovely municipal symbol, soaring but hardly graceful: the 800-foot-tall Soviet-era television tower that was for decades a familiar signature in the skyline of Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv. Ungainly though the tower may have been, the sight of its red-and-white upper mast plunging spearlike to the ground after a strike Monday by a Russian Kh-59 missile was a stinging affront to many in this city of 1.2 million people, only 25 miles from the Russian frontier. “It’s as if they want us to know they are right there across the border, that they can try to hurt us at any time of the day or night,” said Andrii Tsarenko, a 23-year-old student who does volunteer relief work at his Kharkiv church. “But we can also show them that we can stand up, no matter what they do.” A man removes broken glass after a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 24. (Ukrinform) With Russian strikes often coming from so close by that they carry only seconds’ warning — …

‘Kharkiv Is Unbreakable’: A Battered Ukrainian City Carries On

‘Kharkiv Is Unbreakable’: A Battered Ukrainian City Carries On

The espresso machine was warming up and Liliia Korneva was counting cash at the coffee shop in Kharkiv where she works when a powerful Russian bomb detonated nearby, sending up a deafening explosion and knocking her to the floor. “I can’t describe in words how it felt, it was terrifying,” said Ms. Korneva, 20. She was not hurt, though the courtyard where the bomb fell was destroyed and a man riding a bicycle nearby was killed, according to city officials. Just a day later, the cafe was open again. Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, is open for business, too, despite a sustained bombing campaign that is among the most devastating of the entire war and growing fears that Russia might launch a renewed offensive aimed at taking the city. Russian attacks have destroyed all three major power stations, but residents continue to live and work with only a few, often unpredictable, hours of electricity each day. More than 100 schools have been damaged or destroyed but classes go on, deep underground in subway stations. Dozens …

Kharkiv TV tower destroyed in Russian missile attack – POLITICO

Kharkiv TV tower destroyed in Russian missile attack – POLITICO

“The attack on the TV tower in Kharkiv is part of a systematic, large-scale campaign against the Ukrainian civilian population by Russia,” said Oksana Romaniuk, head of the Institute of Mass Information, a think tank based in Kyiv. “The destruction of the TV tower is a war crime, both according to Ukrainian legislation and international humanitarian law.” “Civilian objects, such as TV towers, have absolute protection and cannot be a legitimate target in an armed conflict. We demand a thorough investigation and an appropriate response from the international community,” she added. The year has seen a marked increase in Russian attacks on Ukrainian TV and radio infrastructure, according to the Institute for Mass Information, with structures targeted in Sumy and Kharkiv regions in March. Source link

TV tower in Ukraine’s Kharkiv collapses after Russian strike

TV tower in Ukraine’s Kharkiv collapses after Russian strike

A Ukrainian Police investigator examines debis at the Kharkiv Television Tower, after officials reported a Russian strike on the tower, on the outskirts of Kharkiv on April 22, 2024. SERGEY BOBOK / AFP A major television tower was toppled in Ukraine’s war-battered city of Kharkiv on Monday, April 22, after bombardments from Russia forces, as the country’s head of military intelligence warned the situation on the front lines would likely deteriorate in coming weeks. An Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, saw the red-and-white spire of the 240-meter structure toppled after local officials reported a barrage by Russian forces. Images circulating social media showed plumes of gray smoke billowing around the large antenna and its upper half careening to the ground following an apparent strike. “The occupiers attacked a television infrastructure facility in Kharkiv,” the region’s governor Oleh Syniehubov announced on social media. “The employees were in hiding during the alarm. There were no casualties,” he added, but television broadcasting had been disrupted. The tower was last hit in the early days …

Vladimir Putin gears up to unleash ‘catastrophic’ blow | World | News

Vladimir Putin gears up to unleash ‘catastrophic’ blow | World | News

Vladimir Putin is set to give the green light to a major military offensive that could land a catastrophic blow on Ukrainian morale and lead to Russian victory on the battlefield. The Kremlin’s army has stepped up its attacks all along the frontlines, as it smells blood. Zelensky’s troops are suffering from a chronic lack of ammunition, and are being outgunned 10 to one in some areas. The Ukrainians have had to cede territory to their bitter foes throughout the winter and are now preparing for a major Russian onslaught in the summer. Although Congress agreed a new military aid package for beleaguered Kyiv over the weekend, the weapons may not come soon enough to prevent the Kremlin boss from securing his conquest. In an interview, Russia’s Foreign Secretary hinted at the Kremlin’s next target on the battlefield. Sergey Lavrov said the Kremlin tyrant plans to create a “demilitarised zone” in Ukraine, to protect Russia’s border region from Kyiv’s attacks. The long serving Putin apparatchik strongly hinted where Russia’s army was planning to strike. “Putin …