Kyiv is again subject to Russian attacks, Soledar is still being fought over – Liberation

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Russian missiles fell on strategic infrastructure in the capital and several cities of Ukraine this Saturday morning. In the east of the country, a fierce battle appears to be taking place for control of the small town of Soledar.

Several more explosions were heard in Kyiv this Saturday morning, with Ukrainian officials saying the attacks targeted key infrastructure in the Ukrainian capital. “Missile attack on critical infrastructure” underway in Kyiv, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency Kyrylo Tymoshenko wrote on Telegram while the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko reported an explosion in the Dniprovskiy district, asking residents to “living in a shelter”.

In the Kharkiv region (northeast), “enemy has launched new missile attack on critical infrastructure”, said Governor Oleg Synegibov. An emergency power outage could occur in this city, the second in Ukraine, he added. Attacks have also been reported further south, in the Zaporizhia region. “The enemy strikes again on Ukrainian territory”, also said the head of the Cherkasy region (centre), Igor Taburets, adding to expect a large-scale commemoration in the middle of the day.

“Difficult conditions” in Soledar

At the other end of the country, uncertainty remained this Saturday over the fate of Soledar, the small town in eastern Ukraine that Russia assured Friday it had taken control of after heavy fighting. . “Soledar is under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, our troops are in control of it”reassuring this Saturday afternoon the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, added that this region and the nearby town of Bakhmout are the core “hottest” from the forehead.

The spokesman for the Eastern Command of the Ukrainian army, Sergii Cherevaty, said on Friday that his troops were monitoring the situation. “control under difficult conditions” face “for the best units [du groupe russe de mercenaires] Wagner and other special forces Russia. “This is a difficult phase of the war”has underlined the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ganna Maliar, acknowledged “high intensity attack (Russia)”.

In a rare sign of acknowledgment between these two structures that often enter into rivalries on the ground in Ukraine, the Russian army later said hello in a message. “brave act” fighters from the Wagner mercenary group, led by a relative of Putin, Yevgueny Prigojine, whose men lead “direct attack on Soledar residential neighborhood”.

Fighting in and around Soledar, a small town of about 10,000 before the conflict, has been raging for several months, but has increased in intensity sharply in recent days. The battle is called “most bloody” since the start of the Russian invasion over ten months ago.

According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), an organization based in the United States, Soledar’s arrest was “It is impossible to foreshadow an imminent siege Bakhmout», the main target of the Russian army, is located 15 kilometers southwest of Soledar. He “will not allow Russian troops to exercise control over the crucial Ukrainian communication line to Bakhmut,” he noted in his daily newsletter.

To confront the Russian army, Kyiv has once again asked its Western allies to provide more high-performance weapons and military equipment. Ukraine said on Friday that had happened “de facto” NATO member. The Alliance announced the deployment of Awacs reconnaissance aircraft to Romania starting Tuesday to support its increased presence in the region and “monitoring Russian military activity”.

The UN Security Council met again to discuss the situation in Ukraine on Friday, nearly eleven months after the start of the Russian invasion. “Ukraine, Russia, the world cannot afford to continue this war,” said UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. But “It’s the military logic that predominates, with very little room for dialogue at this point, if even a shred of it”, he added, not looking “no sign of the end of the battle”.

Renew : at 13.05, with a statement by the Ukrainian governor of the Donetsk region about the control of Soledar.

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