After taking control of Lugansk the Russians bomb Mykolaiv and

After taking control of Lugansk, the Russians bomb Mykolaiv and Donetsk. GB: "They will continue to raze cities to the ground"

July 5, 2022 1:17 p.m

Zelenskyy: “I don’t think Belarus will be involved in the war”

Ukraine does not believe that Belarus will get involved in the war, but is preparing for possible provocations. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Missiles were fired from the territory of Belarus,” said Zelenskyy, “there are many, of different caliber, which brought various sufferings to Ukraine. However, we understand that this is not a decision of the Belarusian people and we believe that the Belarusian people should do everything possible not to interfere in this war. But people who see what’s happening should also be responsible.”

July 5, 2022 12:00 p.m

At the head of Kherson a Russian officer (deputy governor of Kaliningrad)

A Russian FSB officer (the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, heir to the KGB) has been appointed to head the administration of the Kherson region, according to the pro-Russian authorities installed after the occupation. Sergei Yeliseyev (51), previously deputy governor of Kaliningrad, has taken over the post of governor of the region. “For the Kherson region, Ukraine is a thing of the past. Russia is here forever, ”the head of administration of the occupying forces Vladimir Saldo wrote on Telegram. The MP will be Aleksei Kovalev, a former Ukrainian MP who defected to the Russians and survived an attempted assassination last June.

July 5, 2022 10:11

“36,350 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine”

According to the Kiev Army, about 36,350 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the invasion began. In its update on Moscow’s losses to date, the Ukrainian military says 217 warplanes, 187 helicopters and 660 drones were also shot down. Ukrinform reports this. In addition, the Kiev Armed Forces claim to have destroyed 1,594 Russian tanks, 806 artillery systems, 3,772 armored personnel carriers, 15 ships and 144 cruise missiles.

Jul 5, 2022 9:54 am

Zelenskyy: “Reconstruction immediately”

“Ukraine must become the freest, most modern and safest country in Europe.” This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his speech to his fellow citizens at night. Zelenskyy then warned against taking the risk of waiting for the end of the Russian military campaign to start rebuilding the affected infrastructure. Zelenskyy only briefly referred to Russia’s recent military advances in the Donbass and spoke of casualties inflicted on the Russian army by Ukrainian armed forces on a daily basis. “We have to bend them,” he said, explaining that this would take time and “superhuman effort”, adding that there was no alternative if Ukraine’s future was to be secured.

July 5, 2022 9:51 am

Russian attacks in Mykolaiv. Bombs kill two civilians in Donetsk

Russian forces launched a missile attack on Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine this morning and continued to shell communities in the region, the press service of the regional state administration reported on Facebook, according to Ukrinform. Also this morning, Russian troops bombed the municipalities of Inhulska, Bereznehuvatska, Bashtanska, Shyrokivska and the village of Lymany in the municipality of Halytsynivska. However, two civilians were killed and four others injured in bombing raids by Russian forces in Ukraine’s Donetsk region over the past 24 hours, the head of the regional and military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

July 5, 2022 9:48 am

Gb, “Russia will continue to shave cities”

With Moscow in control of Ukraine’s Lugansk region, the Ukrainian armed forces have a more easily defended front line, writes British intelligence in its daily update on the situation in the country. The report, published by the Defense Ministry on Twitter, confirms that Russia’s “relatively quick capture” of Lysychansk has enabled its armed forces to extend control over virtually the entire Lugansk region and claim significant progress on what politicians presented as the immediate objective of the war, viz the “liberation” of the Donbass. In contrast to previous phases of the war, the report goes on to say, Russia has probably achieved reasonably effective coordination between at least two groups of forces: the central one, probably under the command of General-Colonel Alexandr Lapin, and the southern one, probably under the command of Appointed General Sergei Surovikin, lately. The battle for Donetsk was characterized by a slow advance and the “massive” use of artillery by Russia, “leveling towns and cities”, and the fighting in the Donetsk region “will almost certainly continue”.

July 5, 2022 9:45 am

Russian Kursk region under attack from Kyiv

There are several locations in the border areas of Russia’s Kursk region that have been the subject of attacks by Ukrainian forces. The village of Markovo was bombed this morning and the settlement of Tyotkino is under artillery attack, Governor Roman Starovoit reported on his Telegram channel. The settlement of Tyotkino borders Ukraine and has been repeatedly bombed by the Ukrainian army. Some residential buildings sustained minor damage on July 1. On July 3, the governor reported that the attack had taken place near a sugar refinery, with no casualties reported. According to the governor, the roofs, windows and walls of several houses were damaged.