Associated Press journalists in Ukraine and abroad document military activities during the Russian invasion. With misinformation, and social networks reinforce military claims and counterclaims by defining accurately what is happening can be difficult. Here’s a look at what can be confirmed on Wednesday as Russia’s military attack on Ukraine was the seventh day.
DECLARES THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES
– A Kremlin spokesman said that the Russian delegation would be ready to resume talks with Ukrainian officials on the war on Wednesday night. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that “in the afternoon, closer to the evening, our delegation will be there to wait for the Ukrainian negotiators.”
– Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Kanashenko said on Wednesday that the air strike on the TV tower in Kiev did not affect any apartment building.
– Moscow made new threats of escalation a few days after raising the specter of nuclear war. A senior Kremlin official has warned that the West’s “economic war” against Russia could turn into a “real one.”
ANNOUNCED BY UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES
– President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky described the escalation of Russia’s attacks on crowded cities as a clear campaign of terror.
– On Wednesday, Zelensky expressed outrage at the attack on the Holocaust Memorial in Babi Yar and expressed concern that other historically significant and religious sites, such as St. Sophia Cathedral, could be targeted.
– The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has announced a Russian strike on the regional police and intelligence services. It was noted that three people were injured.
– In Zhytomyr, a city about 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of Kiev, late Tuesday night, a Russian air strike struck a residential area near the hospital, said Mayor Serykh Sukhomlin. said in a video on Facebook. The Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine stated that at least two people were killed, three houses were set on fire and windows in the hospital were broken.
– The statement of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine says that the Belarusian troops are concentrated near the border. At the end of the day on Tuesday, the ministry announced significant aviation activity and the approach of a “convoy of vehicles with food and ammunition.”
ANNOUNCED OFFICIALS IN ANOTHER SOMEWHERE
– US President Joe Biden warned that if the Russian leader “does not pay the price” for the invasion, the aggression will not stop with one country.
– Human Rights Watch said it had documented a cluster bomb attack near a hospital in eastern Ukraine in recent days. Residents of Kharkiv and Kiyanka also reported the use of such weapons. The Kremlin denies the use of cluster bombs.
– China says that one of its citizens was shot and wounded during the evacuation from Ukraine. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the incident happened on Tuesday when the man was leaving on his own.
– The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom said that over the past two days there has been an increase in Russian air strikes and artillery strikes on urban areas.
– Russia has stated that its military has taken control of the area around Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant. This was reported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna, the UN nuclear service.
– The UN Office for Human Rights states that it has recorded the deaths of 136 civilians, including 13 children, in Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24. The number can be much larger.
– A senior Western intelligence official estimated that more than 5,000 Russian soldiers had been captured or killed, although the total number of soldiers killed remained unclear.
– UNHCR spokeswoman Shabia Mantu said in Geneva on Tuesday that about 660,000 people had fled Ukraine since the invasion. The figure rose from more than 500,000 the day before.
– Russian shelling affected civilian objects in the second largest city in Ukraine – Kharkiv. In a video checked by the AP, explosions erupted in a residential area of the city.
– The administration in the center of Kharkiv was also targeted. The pictures show that the building was badly damaged by a powerful explosion that blew up part of the roof. Indoor television footage shows a fireball engulfing the street in front of the building, and several cars rolled out of the smoke clubs. An emergency officer said the bodies of at least six people had been pulled from the rubble, and at least 20 more had been injured.
– The pictures show the TV tower burning in Kyiv. Ukrainian authorities say a Russian strike on the tower has killed five people and injured five others. Local media reported that Ukrainian TV channels stopped broadcasting shortly after the strike. An official from Zelensky’s office said some channels had resumed broadcasting.
– Powerful explosions were heard in the center of Kyiv on Tuesday evening. People on the ground report that the explosions triggered a car alarm, for the first time in the central part of the capital, where Russian forces invaded.
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