Night rocket attacks in Odessa left one dead and at least 19 injured, including four children. For Kiev, the Russians are trying to completely isolate Ukraine’s access to the black man, thereby neutralizing international efforts to restore the functioning of the grain corridor. Actions against Russia with the help of drones were prepared for Moscow in Odessa. A meeting between Belarusian President Lukashenko and Putin is scheduled for today in St. Petersburg
Office Zelenskyy: The country appreciates the role of Mercies very much
As part of the mission to Ukraine, the Misericordie – the name of numerous confraternities and archconfraternities of Catholic origin dedicated to helping those in need – met today with Oleksiy Kuleba, Deputy Head of the Office of President Zelenskyy. Further cooperation was discussed, in particular social assistance to those most affected by the conflict. “The country greatly appreciates Misericordie’s role in supporting Ukraine,” Kuleba said. “We want to involve the movement in reconstruction projects in different communities across the country. Therefore, two days ago, a memorandum on social assistance to vulnerable groups and support for medical institutions in the region was signed with the Lviv Regional Military Administration.”
Moscow: Cathedral hit by flak by illiterate Kievans
“Considering the footage of the Transfiguration Church in Odessa released by local residents, the most likely cause of its destruction was the crash of a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile as a result of the actions of illiterate air defense systems, which the Kiev army deliberately placed in residential areas of populated areas, including in the city of Odessa,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its statement on the attack that devastated the cathedral. Ria Novosti reports about it.
Night raid on Nikopol, damage to buildings and power lines
Russian troops attacked Nikopol Dnipropetrovsk region, with heavy artillery last night. This was announced by Governor Serhii Lysak, specifying that three residential buildings were damaged during the raid and three houses were hit by a power line and a car. There are no victims.
The Russian information technology oligarch died in Moscow at the age of 40
Anton Cherepennikov, 40 years old, at the head of the largest Russian IT companyAccording to Russian media, ICS Holding was found dead in its Moscow office. It was suspected that the businessman was close to the Russian security services. Cherepennikov is the youngest high-profile figure from the country’s elite to die in mysterious circumstances. According to Russian media, the death was attributed to cardiac arrest, but his friend Vasily Polonsky said he doesn’t believe in the official cause of death, Russian-language media Baza reported. “The exact cause of the entrepreneur’s death will be determined later,” the agency said.
According to the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, ICS Holding was used by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) to monitor citizens’ online activities: the company benefited from a law introduced in 2018 that strengthened Russian security services’ control over citizens.
This law has made this possible for telecom operators Keep audio recordings of all calls and text messages for 6 months and internet traffic for 1 month.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ics Holding was subject to international sanctions. Cherepennikov is a longtime partner of oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who has also been targeted by international sanctions for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The entrepreneur was a member of the board of directors of Usm and mobile operators Megafon and Usm Telecom, which Usmanov controls, Novaya Gazeta wrote. Two people associated with Putin’s regime died within two days: two days ago the body of Igor KudryakovThe 63-year-old was discovered in his apartment in the Presnensky district of Moscow. Kudryakov was a billionaire oligarch, a former government official, and by some reports he was dying of cancer.
Moscow: Attacks on Russia were prepared in Odessa
Russian forces have attacked locations in Odessa where terrorist attacks against Russia were being prepared with the help of drones, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, as reported by Tass. “Russian forces this evening launched a long-range precision air and sea attack on the facilities where they are preparing terrorist attacks against the Russian Federation using unmanned vessels and on their production sites near the city of Odessa,” Konashenkov said, adding that foreign mercenaries were staying at the facilities.
Kiev: Attack on Odessa to block grain corridor
According to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, with the rocket attacks on Odessa, the Russians are trying to achieve complete isolation Access of Ukraine to the Black SeaThis thwarted international efforts to restore the functionality of the grain corridor. UNIAN brings it back.
In addition, Kiev points out that “the Kremlin’s plan” is to “create the conditions for famine, especially in African countries, and to increase the level” of the “threat of migration to Europe.” After the failure of the idea of an energy superpower, Putin wants to become a grain superpower.”
Tajani: Italy at the forefront of rebuilding Odessa
“During the Russian bombardment of Odessa, part of the Transfiguration Cathedral was destroyed, an unworthy act. Italy will do so after helping Odessa become a Unesco heritage site in the foreground for the reconstruction of the city”. So on Twitter the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani.
Russian attack on Odessa, death toll rises to 2, 22 wounded
The death toll from the attack by Russian forces on the city of Odessa that launched last night has risen to two dead and 22 wounded Interior Minister Igor Klymenko.
Odessa attacked with a deadly wave of 19 missiles
The Russian army fired a massive wave of 19 rockets at the Odessa region, nine of which were shot down, the Ukrainian Air Force said. However, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda, the defense emphasizes that the Ukrainian anti-area cannot launch the Kh-22 and Onyx missiles because the modern systems supplied by international partners are not sufficient to “close the skies over Ukraine”: “The difficulty in detecting Russian Onyx cruise missiles lies in the fact that they approach.” Speeds of over 3,000 km/h and they can actually fly 10-15 meters above the water.”
According to the South Ukraine Task Force, at least six residential buildings and the Transfiguration Cathedral were damaged during overnight Russian attacks in Odessa. “Dozens of cars were destroyed, facades and roofs of many buildings in the city were damaged,” reads a note on Telegram. “Several craters have formed in the city. At least one person was killed and 19 injured in last night’s attacks: 11 adults and three children were hospitalized, while the others are being treated as outpatients.
Zelenskyy promises revenge for the attack on Odessa
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted that there would be retaliation for the Russian attacks on Odessa: “Missiles against peaceful cities, against apartment buildings, against a cathedral…”There is no excuse for bad Russian. This evil will lose. And there will certainly be retaliation against the Russian terrorists who attacked Odessa. You will feel that retribution,” he said.
Today the Lukashenko-Putin meeting
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko would meet on Sunday, the Kremlin said, two days after Moscow warned that any aggression against its closest neighbor and ally would be counted as an attack on Russia.
After Poland decided earlier this week to move military units closer to the border with Belarus in response to the arrival of Russian Wagner Group troops in Belarus, Putin said Moscow will use all means at its disposal to make that happen respond to any hostility towards Minsk.
The Kremlin said Lukashenko is paying a working visit to Russia and will discuss further developing the two countries’ “strategic partnership” with Putin.
While Lukashenko did not send troops of his own to Ukraine, he did allow Moscow to use Belarusian territory to launch its all-out invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and has met frequently with Putin since.
Since then, the two countries have held several joint military exercises, and in June Lukashenko allowed his country to be used as a base for Russian nuclear weapons, a move widely condemned by the West.
The perception that Lukashenko, a pariah of the West, was dependent on Putin for his survival had fueled fears in Kiev that Putin would pressure him to join a new ground offensive and open a new front in Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine.
On Thursday, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said Wagner Group mercenaries had begun training Belarusian special forces at a military base a few miles from the border with NATO-member Poland.
Wagner’s boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was shown in a video on Wednesday welcoming his fighters in Belarus, telling them they would no longer take part in the war in Ukraine but ordering them to deploy troops for Wagner’s operations in Africa while they trained the Belarusian army.
Zelenskyy calls for NATO-Kiev Council meeting on grain deal
“We discussed with Stoltenberg our initiatives to remove blockages and ensure the stable functioning of the ‘grain corridor’,” said Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelenskyy, who conducted an interview with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, urging him to convene the NATO-Ukraine Council as a matter of urgency Evening message to the nation via Telegram, as reported by Rbc Ukraine. Zelenskyy reminded that Ukraine, in cooperation with the Alliance, has reached a new level, namely that of the NATO-Ukraine Council. “And this mechanism can work. I turned to Jens with the suggestion that this council urgently convene for crisis consultations. The meeting will take place in a few days. We can overcome the security crisis in the Black Sea,” said the President of Ukraine.
The serving Russian millionaire has died
Reports speak of death from cardiac arrest. But his closeness to Putin and his ties to the Russian security services, which have made him a prominent figure in the country’s elite, cast a shadow over the mystery surrounding Putin’s death Anton Cherepennikov.
The 40-year-old billionaire manager and head of the country’s largest IT company Ics Holding, which is employed by the Russian security service to monitor citizens’ online activities, was found dead in his Moscow office, according to Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
Russian cluster bombs injure cameramen
Cluster bombs on Russian journalists. Moscow raised this accusation after RIA Novosti news agency war correspondent Rostislav Zhuravlev lost his life at the front in the Zaporizhia region. Four other colleagues were injured with him. “He died from injuries sustained after a cluster bomb went off.” the charge of the Ministry of Defense of Moscow. The words of Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova were also very harsh, according to which the act was “no coincidence” but a “hateful crime” against Russian journalists. “Those responsible for the brutal massacre of reporter Rostislav Zhuravlev will receive their deserved punishment,” Zakharova continues, “and the cluster munitions suppliers in Kiev will also share responsibility,” she continues, referring to the US, which recently gave the green light for Kiev to send and use cluster bombs. The same type of weapon, this time used by the Russian armed forces, is said to have injured a Deutsche Welle cameraman while the crew was at a Ukrainian army training area in the Donbass region.
Lukashenko arrived in St. Petersburg
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in St. Petersburg for a working visit. This is reported by Ria Novosti citing a Telegram channel close to the press service of the Belarusian head of state. Tomorrow the Minsk head of state is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian bombs on the Dnipropetrovsk region
Russian forces attacked the towns of Nikopol and Marganets in the Dnipropetrovsk region last night. without causing injury or loss: This was announced by the head of the regional military administration Sergii Lysak, as reported by Rbc-Ukraine. Heavy artillery was used in the attacks and houses, farm buildings, cars and a power line were damaged.
At least five types of rockets hit Odessa: 1 dead and 19 injured
The city of Odessa was hit by at least five types of Russian rockets last night, according to the Kyiv Army Southern Task Force, Ukrinform reported. The Russians used it in the attack Kalibr, Oniks, Kh-22, Iskander-K and Iskander-M missiles. “A significant part of the missiles was destroyed by the air defense forces,” the statement said. “The rest caused the destruction of port infrastructure…” as well as damage to residential buildings. The Transfiguration Cathedral, the city’s main Orthodox Christian place of worship, was also affected.
Russian attack hits Transfiguration Cathedral in Odessa
Russian missile strikes overnight caused significant damage to Odessa’s historic Transfiguration Cathedral, the city administration reported via Telegram, The Kyiv Independent reported. The building was partially destroyed and numerous Orthodox shrines damaged, he explains. Rescuers dug an icon from the rubble – the Kasperov Icon of the Mother of God. One civilian was killed and 18 others injured, including four children, in the night’s rocket attack.
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