May 20, 2024

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Live – War in Ukraine: Kherson celebrates the first anniversary of its liberation today


Two died in Doretsk

In eastern Ukraine, two elderly people died “due to artillery fire” in the town of Doretsk in the Donetsk region, the prosecutor general said. In the south, in the Odesa region, three people were wounded by a Russian strike, local governor Oleg Kiber said.

Russia with confidence

The Kremlin is optimistic about the end of the war. “It is time for everyone in Kiev and Washington to realize that defeating Russia on the battlefield is impossible,” his spokesman said.

War in Ukraine: ‘Russia cannot be defeated’, says KremlinSource: TF1 information

Shot down drones

Ukraine says two-thirds of the 31 attack drones were launched overnight, mainly in frontline areas, with Moscow targeting the capital Kiev.

“Nineteen Shahed-136/131 attack drones were destroyed. The Russian aggressors sent most of the attack drones to frontline areas,” the Air Force said, adding that Russia also used several missiles.

“Thanks to all players”

On the first anniversary of Kherson’s liberation, Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted thanks to the soldiers on X (formerly Twitter) and called to remember “all those who gave their lives for the future of this country.”


Ukrainians today celebrate the first anniversary of the liberation of Kherson. Since the recapture, despite a major Ukrainian counteroffensive and several Russian counterattacks, the roughly thousand kilometer front has remained unchanged.

A year after his release, Gerson was still targetedSource: TF1 information


Two loud explosions were heard in the center of Kyiv on Saturday morning, shortly before air warning sirens sounded in the Ukrainian capital, which has continued to be targeted by Russian missiles.

“According to preliminary information, the air defense acted against ballistic weapons. The warning continues, stay in shelters,” city mayor Vitaly Klitschko said in a telegram. Then the councilor said that there was no loss of life in the attack.

Tension around Avdivka

The Russian military, which has been under siege for a month in the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, is trying to surround it and seize a strategic factory, a Russian military spokesman announced Friday. They were killed the previous day.


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