As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 131st day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here are the key events so far on Monday, July 4.
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- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy admitted that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk and pledge to recapture lost territory after Russia claim full control of the eastern Luhansk region.
- At least six people were killed and 20 injured in Sloviansk after the eastern city was hit by Russian shells from multiple rocket launches, officials said.
- Russia accused Ukraine of firing missiles at the border city of Belgorod. At least three people were killed and dozens of residential buildings were damaged in the attacks.
- Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military logistics base with at least 30 airstrikes south of the occupied city of Melitopol, the city’s exiled mayor said. A Russian-installed official confirmed that air strikes had hit the city.
- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has pledged to send Ukraine 14 more armored personnel carriers and 20 Bushmaster vehicles after his visit to Kyiv.
- The President of Belarus – Vladimir Putin’s closest ally – said on Sunday that his former Soviet state is fully behind Russia in its military campaign in Ukraine as part of a long-standing commitment to a ” allied state” with Moscow.
- Delegations from Ukraine, donor countries and civil society groups are gathering in Lugano, Switzerland for the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022), where discussions will focus on how to rebuild the damaged country devastating war.
- British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said the UK wanted to follow Canada’s example and seize Russian property in the country and redistribute it to victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine, according to the Guardian.
- Turkish Customs Authority seized a Russian cargo ship Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey said he was carrying grain that Ukraine said was stolen.
- The European Investment Bank is proposing a funding structure previously used during the COVID-19 pandemic to help rebuild Ukraine with an investment of up to 100 billion euros ($104.3 billion), Reuters reports. believe.
- German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Russia may continue to suspend gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline beyond its planned maintenance shutdown this month.