Several people were killed in a strike at a restaurant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. In Russia, during the failed rebellion of the Wagner group, Vladimir thanked his soldiers for preventing a “civil war”.
After an episode of aborted rebellion by the Wagner group, the war resumes in Ukraine. Kyiv says its “Soldiers advanced on all fronts”. Meanwhile, at least three people died in a strike that hit a restaurant in central Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine. Here’s what to remember today.
Three killed in strike on Ukrainian restaurant
A Russian rocket hit a popular restaurant in central Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, killing at least three people and wounding 42 others, officials said. “The bodies of three dead people, including a minor born in 2008, have been exhumed from the rubble. Among the injured is a child born in 2022.”The Home Ministry gave the assurance in a telegram.
According to Ukrainian police, before the war Russia fired two S-300 surface-to-air rockets at the city of 150,000 people, the only major concentration in the east still under Ukrainian control. An AFP reporter at the scene of the strike saw ambulances, police, soldiers and the city’s mayor at Ria Pizza near the restaurant, in front of which a crowd of residents had gathered.
Prigozhin arrived in Belarus
Belarus has announced the arrival of Yevgeny Prigozhin, boss of the paramilitary group Wagner, as part of a deal to end its insurgency in Russia. According to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Wagner’s boss has arrived or is about to arrive. “Prygozhin is already flying. Yes, indeed, he is in Belarus today”He said in an ambiguous statement reported by the official Belda news agency.
The United States has announced an additional $500 million in military aid to Ukraine
The US Department of Defense announced an additional $500 million in military aid to Ukraine. The new delivery included fifty Bradley and Stryker armored vehicles, ammunition for Patriot air defense systems and Himars artillery systems, as well as demining equipment, the Pentagon said.
The US also intends to adopt a new one “Procedures” This week against Wagner’s mercenary operations in Africa, a State Department spokesman said. “You will see the US take additional measures” liable for its actions against the Wagner Group “destruction” He told reporters in Africa.
Putin thanks soldiers for preventing ‘civil war’
The Russian president thanked the soldiers for stopping him “Civil War” During the revolt of the paramilitary group last weekend. “Together with your brothers, you resisted these disturbances, the result of which would inevitably have been chaos”, the head of state said in front of the troops in Moscow. A minute’s silence was then observed for the deceased pilots “Discharge their duty with honor”.
More than 70 detained civilians were hanged
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the UN has recorded 77 summary executions of civilians arbitrarily detained by Russia, according to a report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. According to this document, Russian forces “involved in widespread torture and ill-treatment”.
“This is a war crime and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.”Head of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Ukraine underlined. The latter also recorded 864 cases of arbitrary detention by Russian armed forces, law enforcement and prison authorities.
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