Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine forces have liberated the small Arkhanhelske and Myrolyubivka settlements in the Kherson region as well.
The announcement came after German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht visited Ukraine this weekend for the first time since Moscow’s invasion in February. Germany, Denmark and Norway had agreed to jointly finance the procurement of the Slovakian Zuzana-2 guns at a cost of 92 million euros
Most of Russian gas delivered to Italy passes via Ukraine through the Trans Austria Gas Pipeline (TAG), to Tarvisio in northern Italy on the border with Austria.
Ukraine’s army said it “encircled” several thousand Russian troops near the town
Russia’s withdrawal from Lyman complicates its internationally vilified move to annex four regions of Ukraine.
Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops have captured two villages that lie very close to the eastern Russian-occupied stronghold of Lyman, in the clearest sign yet the town could soon fall
By annexing the Ukrainian territories, Russia could name any efforts to retake them as direct attacks on its territory thereby increasing the risk of direct military confrontation between itself and NATO
The referendum by the Russian authorities on the annexation of occupied territories of Ukraine was largely seen as a “sham referendum” and has been widely criticised by various countries.
European Union countries are among those which have introduced restrictions on the entry of Russian trucks
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony in the Kremlin at which they will be officially folded into Russia