The war against Ukraine ++ Many people were killed after the attack on the school ++

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Status: 08/05/2022 07:56 AM

After a Russian air raid on a school in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian authorities assume that 60 people were killed. The Kyiv leadership does not want to lose the occupied city of Cherson. Live blog developments.

7:37 AM

Ukraine: Up to 60 dead after air strike on a school

After a Russian air strike on a school in the Luhansk region, Ukrainian authorities say up to 60 people may have died. After an air strike on the school in Belogorivka, two bodies have so far been recovered, according to what the district governor, Serhi Haji, said on his Telegram channel. “It is possible that all 60 people still under the rubble of the building are dead,” he wrote. According to him, the airstrike took place the day before.

90 people sought protection from attacks on the school building. The bombing caused a fire in the school and the collapse of the building. Emergency services were able to save 30 people — seven of whom were injured, according to the governor. Bilogorivka is an urban settlement about ten kilometers west of Lysychansk. The city is hotly contested.

Conflicting parties as a source

In the current situation, no independent body can directly verify the information on the course of the war, bombing and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict.

7:10 am

Increased Russian ground offensive in Donbass

After several days without any noticeable progress, Russian forces regained their gains once again in their offensives in the Donbass region, according to Ukrainian sources. “In the direction of Lyman, the enemy attacked the northern suburbs of Chandrigulov,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in its report on the situation. Chandrigulov is located about 20 kilometers north of the city of Sloviansk, and is part of the target of the Russian operation in the Donbass. Russian forces continued the offensive in the direction of Sevgerodonetsk, Popasna and Avdiivka. “In the direction of Kurakhov, the enemy is trying to resume its attack on Novomikelvka with artillery support,” it added.

In Mariupol, the ban on Ukrainian units at the steel plant will continue. With air and artillery support, Russian forces continue their offensive attempts there. In general, the Ukrainian military command talks about nine Russian attacks that were repelled. Among other things, a Mi-28 helicopter, 19 tanks and 20 armored military vehicles were shot down.

According to the report, the Russians took a defensive position in the north of the Kharkiv region. “The enemy focused its efforts there on stopping the advance of our forces towards the northern and northeastern borders of Kharkiv,” the General Staff said.

Highlighted in White: Advances to the Russian Army. Shaded in green: Russian-backed separatist areas. Crimea: annexed by Russia.

Photo: ISW / 06.05.2022

06:55 am

Kadyrov: The occupation of the town of Pobosna in eastern Ukraine

According to the ruler of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the city of Popasna in eastern Ukraine fell in the Luhansk region. “Fighters of the Chechen special forces have taken control of most of Bubasna,” he wrote on Telegram. Central areas have been cleared. On the other hand, Ukraine reports that fierce fighting continues around the city. An aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social media: “Russian preachers happily report that they have already captured the city, but this is not entirely true. This is the 117th ‘capture of Popasna’ they announced this week alone.” The Chechen forces would not fight, but they were looting and recording videos.

Conflicting parties as a source

In the current situation, no independent body can directly verify the information on the course of the war, bombing and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict.

6:52 AM

Weather alert in large parts of Ukraine

Air raid alerts went off in large parts of Ukraine overnight. According to Unian, the capital Kyiv and its surroundings were affected, but also Lviv in the west, Kharkiv and Donetsk in the east, Odessa in the south and other regions. According to local reports, explosions were heard in Odessa. It was not initially clear whether it was Russian missile strikes or defensive fire from Ukraine’s air defense. Explosions also occurred in the southern city of Mykolaiv. Ukraine in particular fears heavy Russian air strikes in connection with commemorating the Soviet victory in World War II.

6:50 am

Schwarzer criticizes Selinsky

Alice Schwarzer would like to see more moderate tones from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “I regret that Silinsky has not stopped provoking,” she told dpa. If Chancellor Olaf Schultz accepted Zelensky’s invitation and traveled to Kyiv on May 9, it would be a “provocation like no other”. On that day, Russia celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. “I would also like to see more subtle tones from Ukraine,” Schwarzer said. If you find the president’s official policies “somewhat questionable,” it doesn’t mean you don’t feel about the country or ignore the victims.

6:47 AM

Germany records the strongest increase in diesel prices

Nowhere in the EU has the price of a liter of diesel risen more than in Germany since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. From February 21 – three days before the start of the war – to April 25, the price of diesel rose by 38 cents from 1.66 euros per liter to 2.04 euros per liter, Funke Media Group newspapers reported, citing data: EU Commission. Only in Sweden and Latvia the price also increased by 38 cents during this period. On the other hand, the price of a liter of diesel rose in France by 17 cents and in Italy by five cents.

06:46 AM

Ministry of Development increases aid to Ukraine

Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulz increases emergency aid to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. “It is important to me that Germany not only supports Ukraine militarily, but also makes life more bearable for people,” the SPD politician said. “We have now increased the emergency program for Ukraine from 122 million euros to 185 million euros.” The goal was to restore drinking water supplies and rebuild destroyed apartments, schools and kindergartens.

6:44 AM

Zelensky: Evil cannot be defeated once and for all

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has complained about the destruction of cultural assets in Ukraine by Russian forces. In a video speech, Zelensky said that in the two-and-a-half-month war of aggression, 200 cultural heritage sites have been targeted. As an example, he cited a missile that hit the Museum of the prominent Ukrainian poet and philosopher Hryhory Skovoroda in the Kharkiv region. “Unfortunately, when people ignore the rights of others, disregard the law and destroy culture, evil returns,” Zelensky said. That is why Ukraine defends its people, cities and museums against Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his speech that the world remembers these days the victory over Nazism in World War II. But the Russian approach shows that “it is impossible to defeat evil once and for all.”

Photo: dpa

5:19 am

Ukrainian pilots are supposed to learn on Western planes

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov wants Ukrainian Air Force pilots to be trained on Western combat aircraft soon. Resnikov told Ukrainian television that negotiations were already underway. It’s time for the Ukrainians to master the American A-10 Thunderbolt, for example. As other types, it was called the American F-15 and F-16 combat aircraft, as well as the Swedish Saab JAS 39 Gripen. As Reznikov said, Ukrainian soldiers are already being trained by Britain in anti-aircraft weapons and artillery systems.

4:29 am

Ukraine wants to take back Kherson

The Ukrainian leadership is counting on the restoration of the city of Cherson in the south of the country, which is occupied by Russian forces. “There will be no Kherson People’s Republic,” Mikhailo Podolak, an advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Ukrainian radio. The area will be completely liberated, which will cost the lives of many Russian soldiers.

And he was responding to the statements of Moscow politicians and the occupying power, which wants to announce the Russian Cherson. “Russia is here forever,” said the Secretary-General of the United Russia party in the Kremlin, Andrei Turchak, during a visit. It is also planned to issue Russian passports in Cherson, and the ruble will become the only means of payment. This would be a similar development to the people’s republics established by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

4:29 am

Gysi against arms deliveries to Ukraine

At the end of a multi-day trip to Ukraine, left-wing foreign politician Gregor Gyzy spoke up against German arms shipments to the country attacked by Russia. “We caused 27 million deaths in the Second World War in the Soviet Union, most of them Russians,” Gezi told dpa. In second place are the Ukrainians killed, and then people of other nationalities.

Germany must not arm one former Soviet republic against another. Of course, Gezi said, Ukraine has the right to defend itself and to import weapons. It was not Germany’s job to decide how to end the war. If the Ukrainian government wants to compromise with the Kremlin, the federal government cannot prevent it. I can only hope that Russia and Ukraine will agree to a ceasefire as soon as possible.”

Grigor Gyzy in an emergency shelter in Lviv: he refuses to deliver German weapons to Ukraine, but finds a clear word for the leadership in Moscow. “I’m done with Putin’s regime,” said the leftist politician.

Photo: dpa

4:29 am

Great Britain pledges more military aid

Prior to the G7 consultations with Ukraine, Britain pledged 1.3 billion pounds (1.52 billion euros) in military aid to the country. This was announced by the Treasury in London. “The UK was the first country to realize the scale of the threat and send weapons to help the Ukrainians defend themselves,” the Palestinian Authority news agency quoted Prime Minister Boris Johnson as saying. Not only did Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal attack cause untold destruction in Ukraine. It also threatens peace and security across Europe.” Last week Johnson announced part of the new £300m package.

4:29 am

Saturday live blog to read

According to the World Health Organization, 200 attacks on health facilities during the Ukraine war have already been documented. Ukraine says it sank a landing ship of the Russian army. Developments from Saturday to read.

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