Zelensky warns of ‘cruel’ Russian action around independence day

‘Don’t let Moscow unfold despondency and concern forward of the August 24 occasions’

‘Don’t let Moscow unfold despondency and concern forward of the August 24 occasions’

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged vigilance forward of celebrations of 31 years of Ukraine’s independence from Soviet rule on August 24, as shells rained down close to Europe’s greatest nuclear plant and Russian forces struck within the south and east.

Ukrainians should not enable Moscow to “unfold despondency and concern” forward of the occasions, which additionally mark six months since Russia started its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Mr. Zelensky stated in his nightly video deal with on Saturday.

“We should all bear in mind that this week Russia may attempt to do one thing notably ugly, one thing notably vicious,” Mr. Zelensky stated.

The nightly curfew in Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, frequently hit by Russian shelling, shall be prolonged for the complete day on Wednesday, Governor Oleh Synehub instructed residents on the Telegram messaging app.

Because the conflict that has killed 1000’s and compelled hundreds of thousands to flee heads for its half-year mark, Ukrainian army and native officers reported extra Russian strikes in a single day on targets within the east and south of the nation.

Ukraine’s basic employees stated on Fb early on Sunday that over the previous 24 hours Russian forces had carried out a number of tried assaults in Donbas. The japanese border area managed partially by pro-Moscow separatists has been a major goal of Russia’s marketing campaign previously months.

Within the south, Russian forces carried out a profitable assault on a village of Blahodatne on the border between Kherson and Mykolaiv areas. Town of Mykolaiv was hit with a number of S-300 missiles early on Sunday, regional governor Vitaliy Kim stated on Telegram.

The realm on the Black Beach has seen a few of the fiercest combating of the previous weeks.

To the northeast, the town of Nikopol, which lies throughout the Dnipro river from Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s greatest nuclear plant, was shelled on 5 totally different events in a single day, regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko stated.

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