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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Putin to mark WW2 anniversary; ‘Luhansk region toughest spot’

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Putin to mark WW2 anniversary; ‘Luhansk region toughest spot’

Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday had been concerned in a navy face-off in Ukraine’s japanese area of Donbas, on a day that marks when each nations mark the anniversary of World War II to recollect Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Putin to mark World War 2 anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin is anticipated to put flowers to ‘honour the dead’, Reuters information company reported on Wednesday. This day can be commemorated in Ukraine and different neighbouring nations like Belarus.

People mild candles depicting Motherland monument, previous to the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 81-years in the past in the course of the World War II, on the Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

To commemorate the anniversary, the Russian ministry on Wednesday launched paperwork from the start of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, to point out Germany meant to assert the Soviet military was bombing church buildings and cemeteries to justify its invasion, a Reuters report acknowledged.

‘Ukraine’s Luhansk area hardest spot’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday stated, “Fighting in the months-long war has favoured Russia in recent weeks because of its huge edge in artillery firepower.”

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Zelenskiy additionally stated that Luhansk has been the hardest area to defend. “Thanks to tactical manoeuvres the Ukrainian army is strengthening its defences in the Luhansk region. The occupiers are also pressing strongly in the direction of Donetsk,” the Ukrainian president added.

Ukraine is ready to turn into an official candidate for European Union membership on Thursday, EU diplomats have stated. “And just as actively as we are fighting for a positive decision by the European Union on Ukraine’s candidate status, we are also fighting every day for modern weaponry for our country. We don’t let up for a single day,” Zelenskiy stated.

Ukrainian service members stroll within the industrial space of the town of Sievierodonetsk, as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 20, 2022. Picture taken June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

Amid continued Russian assaults, US Secretary of Defence Austin Lloyd Tuesday stated, By working collectively, we may help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s merciless assault and we are able to strengthen Ukraine’s safety for the lengthy haul.”

Meanwhile, press group ‘Reporters without Borders’ alleged on Wednesday {that a} Ukrainian photojournalist and soldier who accompanied him after they had been killed within the first weeks of Russia’s invasion seem to have been “coldly executed”. It is alleged that they had been looking out Russian-occupied woodlands for the photographer’s lacking image-taking drone.

A Ukrainian service member factors AK-74 assault rifle within the industrial space of the town of Sievierodonetsk, as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 20, 2022. Picture taken June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

Russian assaults

Russian forces and separatists in east Ukraine attacked Ukraine on Tuesday, pushing in direction of Lysychansk metropolis, the Ukrainian navy’s essential bastion within the Donbas area.

In the japanese Donbas area, Ukraine has been struggling to defend itself within the battle regardless of the weaponries equipped by the West.

A Ukrainian service member with a canine observes within the industrial space of the town of Sievierodonetsk, as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 20, 2022. Picture taken June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

The governor of Luhansk province, Serhiy Gaidai, stated Russians had been shifting in direction of Lysychansk, attacking the police buildings, state safety and prosecutors, taking settlements and attacking the town with aircrafts.

More assaults have taken place in Kharkiv, the northeast area of Ukraine, with at the very least 15 civilians estimated to have been killed by Russian shelling, its governor knowledgeable on Tuesday.

Indonesian president to satisfy Russia, Ukraine leaders

Indonesian President and G20 chairman Joko Widodo will go to counterparts in Ukraine and Russia subsequent week to push for a peaceable decision to the months-long battle, his overseas minister stated on Wednesday. This would be the first journey to Russia and Ukraine made by an Asian chief.

Widodo had earlier invited Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to a summit of main wealthy and creating nations, often called the Group of 20.

Russia’s response to sanctions

In response to Western sanctions, Russia has been supplying much less gasoline to Europe by way of Ukraine, whereas European Union states have give you measures to deal with the power provide disaster.

Meanwhile, Russia has warned Lithuania on Tuesday saying it could face measures of a “serious negative impact” for blocking some shipments by rail to Russia’s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad.

-With Reuters inputs