sAccording to the Ukrainian General Staff, the United States fired missiles again at the capital, Kyiv, and its suburbs in the morning. The military command in Kyiv announced, on Sunday, that the military and civilian infrastructure had been hit. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko also reported missile attacks on his Telegram channel. The areas of Darniza in the southeast and Dnipro in the west of the city were affected. According to the current situation, Klitschko said, there is an infected person being treated in hospital, but there are no deaths.
So the emergency services were on the spot. According to the authorities, the suburb of Brovary, which has already been bombed several times, was also hit by rockets. The exact extent of the damage was not clear at first.
People posted pictures and videos of fires and clouds of smoke on social media. I also heard crashing sounds. In the morning there was a long air alarm. Residents are repeatedly asked to go to protective bunkers in this case. This is the deadliest attack on the capital area in weeks.
Kyiv reacted sharply to Macron
Ukrainian diplomats and politicians have sharply criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s warning against humiliating Russia. “Because Russia humiliates itself,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening video address that there is one person in Moscow who can stop the disastrous consequences of war with a short order: “We will all better focus on how to put Russia in place.” Obviously, the lack of this system is a humiliation for the entire world.”
Zelensky wants Russia to be expelled from UNESCO
In light of the massive destruction of cultural heritage caused by the Russian war of aggression, President Zelensky has strongly called for Moscow to be excluded from UNESCO. “UNESCO has no place for barbarians,” Zelensky said in his video address in Kyiv on Saturday. Russian forces will destroy cultural monuments, churches, and other religious sites en masse. He said that was reason enough to exclude the country from the United Nations cultural and educational organization.
113 churches have already been destroyed or damaged. Russia is a “terrorist state” that is destroying the historical heritage with its artillery. At the end of May he had already called for Russia to be excluded from UNESCO.
Ukrainians hold the fort
Zelensky said that since the war began on February 24, Russia has fired more than 2,500 missiles at Ukraine. “Our heroes are holding the castle and doing their best to inflict as many casualties on the enemy as possible.” Referring to the focus of the fighting in Donbass in eastern Ukraine, the head of state said that the day would come when Russia would leave the region on its own. Only one person’s leadership is decisive in this, he said, without naming Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Selinsky and the Ukrainian General Staff reported heavy fighting, especially in eastern Ukraine. There is a concentration in the Luhansk region with the hotly contested administrative center Sievjerodonetsk. Zelensky said the bloody street fighting continued. Ukraine’s armed forces want to continue to prevent Russian forces from taking full control there. If the city had fallen, Russia would have achieved an important goal in the war: complete control of the Luhansk region. There were also reports of Russian air raids on the area.