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LIVE – War in Ukraine: Donetsk still a target, huge uncertainty over Russian gas in Europe


The death toll in Chasiv Yar has risen to 19

Ukrainian emergency services said Monday that the death toll in Chasiv Yar, eastern Ukraine, a town targeted by Russia’s deadly airstrikes on Sunday, had risen to 19.

8 people trapped in the debris were rescued.

Kyiv reports at least 3 dead after new Russian attacks on Kharkiv on Monday

On that day His Telegram accountKyrillo Tymoshenko, an adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, said a new salvo of Russian rockets struck the city of Kharkiv on Monday.

At least 28 people, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured. Three people died.

According to Kyiv, 37,400 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine

Kyiv Independent media revealed a new update on Russian losses in Ukraine on Monday, based on data from the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ministry.

According to this new count, 37,400 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine since the “special operation” initiated by Vladimir Putin began.

From a logistical perspective, 1645 tanks would have been destroyed, 838 artillery systems or even 155 Russian cruise missiles disabled.

However, these data should be taken with extreme caution as they have not been independently verified. According to many international experts, the Russian death toll is higher but lower than Ukrainian estimates.

Gazprom further cuts gas supply to Italian Eni

Gazprom has cut its gas supply to Eni by an additional third, delivering about 21 million m3 on Monday, the Italian Hydrocarbons Group announced in a press release.

The average over the past few days has been around 32 million m3, notes Eni. Part of the gas delivered to Italy by the Russian company is carried by Nord Stream 1, which has been undergoing maintenance since Monday morning.

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Russians accuse Kiev of an assassination attempt against the head of the occupied Melitopol region

According to the report of the Russian agency RIA Novosti, published GuardianRussia has accused Ukrainians of an assassination attempt on Andriy Siguta, the head of the occupied Melitopol region, which is located on Ukrainian territory.

“There was an assassination attempt on the head of Melitopol administration Andriy Siguta. Fortunately, he was not injured and continues to work despite threats from the Ukrainian side. The details of this terrorist attack will be revealed later,” said an occupation official.

Zelensky accuses the Russians of deliberately targeting civilians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Moscow of deliberately targeting civilians after Russia’s airstrike in Chisiv Yar on Sunday killed at least 15 people.

“Those who give orders for such strikes, conduct them in ordinary cities, residential areas, and deliberately kill,” he said.

Before threatening presidents with harsh punishments similar to those used on the Nazis at the end of World War II.

“The punishment for all Russian murders is inevitable. For everyone. The same for the Nazis. And let them not imagine that their government will protect them,” he added.

Rescue workers were still mobilizing to find survivors after the Russian attack on Chasiv Yar

Ukrainian emergency services are still mobilized to find survivors after a Russian strike killed at least 15 people in the Chasiv Yar region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday.

At least 24 people may still be trapped in the rubble, Donetsk regional governor Pavlo Kyrilenko said. 6 people have already been rescued.

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Chasiv Yar is located not far from the city of Kramatorsk, which is considered to be the next target of the Russians.

Wagner’s militia would recruit Russian prisoners in exchange for a reduced sentence

France news This morning, the Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary group accused of multiple abuses at various bases where it is stationed, will accept Russian prisoners into its ranks in exchange for reduced sentences.

Nadeja’s boyfriend, who is serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence for drug trafficking, spoke to France Info.

“My friend called me and confirmed it. Actually in the penal colony that’s all we talk about: we’re recruiting for war! He tells me that a lot of prisoners are still thinking about it.” Prisoners from this prison have already gone to war,” he said.

Prisoners who agree to fight will be sent to Donbass, the conflict-ridden eastern Ukrainian region.

British intelligence says Russian advance in Donbass continues but ‘without major territorial gain’

This Monday, the British Ministry of Defense’s intelligence services shared their daily update on the conflict in Ukraine on Twitter. “Russian bombings in Donbas continue,” they note, “but perhaps without major territorial gains.”

Same observation on the Ukrainian side. Although Q’s soldiers continued to press the Russian defensive line, they were unable to break through the enemy positions.

But the British press is on point. Great fatigue faced by Moscow players. London cites the case of several wives of Russian soldiers whose husbands are said to have been on the front lines since the start of the Russian operation in Ukraine.

“The lack of permits issued to soldiers in the context of intense combat is one of the most serious problems facing the Russian Defense Ministry from the point of view of its human resources,” the press release concluded on Monday.

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Russian gas: rocks where Europe doesn’t know

Germany, and with it Europe, entered a period of great uncertainty on Monday over the continuation of Russian gas imports, which have already been cut sharply in recent weeks and could soon dry up entirely.

Russian company Gazprom began maintenance work in the morning on two Nord Stream 1 gas pipelines that carry large volumes of its gas, which are still distributed to Germany and several countries in Western Europe. The shutdown was only a technical formality for the long-announced ten days of the two pipelines.


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