May 20, 2024

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Live – War in Ukraine: Three killed and four wounded in multiple Russian attacks

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Russian army loses 900 soldiers in 24 hours, Ukraine says

According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian army lost around 900 people – killed or wounded – and 150 armored vehicles were out of action in the Avdiivka advance in 24 hours. “The enemy has repeated its attacks and has not given up its efforts to surround Avdiivka,” the Ukrainian Army General Staff said in its morning statement on Facebook. “Our players are holding the defensive lines firmly.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky said

Ukraine eliminated 900 Russian soldiers in 24 hoursSource: TF1 information

Strikes in the South

In the past 24 hours, several Russian attacks in Ukraine have killed at least three people and wounded four others, particularly in the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky, Kryvyi Rik, Ukrainian authorities announced Saturday.

On Friday evening, a bomber killed one person and wounded another in a residential area in Kryvyï Rig, Dnipropetrovsk region, the National Police said. Another person died in an explosion in the city of Nikopol, located on the banks of the Dnieper River, about 100 kilometers east of Krivi Rik, the regional administration said.

Further south, in Kherson region, a series of strikes since Friday morning have left one dead and another injured, according to national authorities.

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Attack on the city of Avdivka

Kiev announced yesterday that it had repelled a new Russian attack on the industrial city of Avdivka in the east of its territory, which has been targeted by intense Russian attacks in recent weeks. “The enemy has reiterated its attacks and has not given up trying to surround Avdiivka,” the Ukrainian Army General Staff said on Facebook, while confirming that it had inflicted “catastrophic losses” on the opposing camp. According to this source, the Russian army lost about 900 men, killed or wounded, and 150 armored vehicles were disabled in the area in 24 hours.

Second American journalist in jail

A Russian court has extended the detention until October 23 of Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, who was arrested this week and became the second American reporter detained in Russia since Ivan Kershkovich. “By the decision of the court, Alsu Kurmasheva’s detention period is extended by 72 hours,” said the Sovetsky court in Kazan, in the Russian region of Tatarstan.

The journalist, who was arrested on Wednesday for breaching the duties associated with his status as a “foreign agent” imposed by the courts, was held in a cage reserved for the accused and wearing an FFP2 mask during the trial. According to AFP journalists, he was escorted there by masked agents.