LIVE – Ukraine: Explosives depot hit by fire in Russia after Ukrainian drone attack

LIVE – Ukraine: Explosives depot hit by fire in Russia after Ukrainian drone attack
LIVE – Ukraine: Explosives depot hit by fire in Russia after Ukrainian drone attack

A fire broke out overnight from Saturday to Sunday in an explosives depot in the Russian region of Voronezh, bordering Ukraine, after an attack by Ukrainian drones, local authorities said.

Follow the latest information.

12:34

PRISE

Russia announced this afternoon that it had captured another village in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, as Moscow continues to slowly advance on the battlefield. Units of the Russian army have “liberated the locality of Chigari in the Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR), one of the Ukrainian regions that Russia claims to annex, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

12:30

DOCUMENT LCI

In the Kreminna forest, in the Lugansk region, the fighting has been intense in recent months. After weeks without progress, kyiv’s forces managed to retake Russian trenches on this front. An LCI team was able to accompany the Bureviy brigade which seized these positions, 200 meters from the Russian forces:

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10:44

EIGHT DEAD

According to the Kyiv Independent, Russian attacks on Ukraine since yesterday have killed eight people and injured 16 others. The strikes targeted 10 Ukrainian regions: Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhia, Chernihiv, Lugansk, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Kharkiv and Donetsk.

09:35

FIRE

A fire broke out overnight at an explosives depot in the Russian region of Voronezh, which borders Ukraine, after an attack by Ukrainian drones, local authorities said. “Several drones were detected and destroyed during the night by air defense systems over the Voronezh region,” regional governor Alexander Gusev wrote on Telegram. “Their falling debris caused a fire in a depot” in the Podgorenskiy district where “explosives began to detonate,” he added. According to initial reports, “no one was injured.”

09:21

RUSSIAN LOSSES

Russian independent media outlet Mediazona, in collaboration with another independent publication, Meduza, as well as the BBC in Russia, conducted a lengthy investigation to try to determine Russian losses in the war in Ukraine. Together, the teams from the two newspapers managed to identify the names of 58,207 fallen Kremlin soldiers, or 1,349 more names between June 21 and July 5. In total, the media estimate that Russian losses since the beginning of the war amount to at least 120,000 fallen soldiers.

09:17

NEW STRATEGY

In his daily address on the platforms, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that his country was working on “a new strategy” at sea. “We understand that the war has changed the balance of power in the entire Black Sea region and that the Russian fleet will never again dominate these waters,” the head of state said before assuring that Kiev was now consolidating its interests there “taking into account Ukraine’s new technological capabilities and our new relations with our partners.”

06:59

POINT POSITION

Here is the main information related to the war in Ukraine in the last few hours:

  • Conquest of a village: Russia has announced that its forces have captured a village in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, as Moscow continues to slowly advance on the battlefield. The Russian Defense Ministry said its troops had “liberated the village of Sokil,” about 30 km northwest of the city of Donetsk, the capital of the region of the same name that Moscow has claimed to have annexed since September 2022.
  • No Olympics for Russian wrestlers: The Russian Wrestling Federation has announced that its wrestlers who were allowed to participate in the 2024 Olympics had “unanimously” refused to go to Paris, denouncing a “parody of competition”. The International Olympic Committee authorized Russian athletes to participate in the Paris Games in early December on condition that they compete under a neutral banner, excluding team events, that they have not actively supported the Russian offensive in Ukraine and that they have passed the qualification hurdle.
  • Aid for mine clearance in Ukraine: Japan will work with Cambodia to clear mines in Ukraine and other war-torn countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said during a visit to Phnom Penh. According to the minister, Japan will provide Ukraine with a powerful mine-clearing machine next week and will train Ukrainian teams in Cambodia in August to use the equipment.
06:47

BONJOUR

Hello and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the war in Ukraine. Find here all the information related to the conflict started by Russia more than two years ago.

Russia announced Saturday that its forces had captured a village in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, as Moscow continued to slowly advance on the battlefield. The Russian Defense Ministry said its troops had “liberated the village of Sokil,” about 30 kilometers northwest of the city of Donetsk, the capital of the region of the same name that Moscow has claimed to have annexed since September 2022.

Russian forces, which are taking advantage of the Ukrainian army’s difficulties in replenishing its ranks and obtaining more weapons and ammunition from the West, have been gaining ground for months. kyiv considers that the worst fighting on the front is currently taking place in the Donetsk region.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his demand for any peace that Ukraine withdraw from the regions it covets (Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson), while receiving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Kremlin, whom he claimed to see as a representative of the European Union despite Brussels’ denial.


The TF1info editorial team

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