Moscow: “We have conquered the whole Lugansk region” | Kyiv: the game for Donbass is not over yet
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Moscow: “We have conquered the whole Lugansk region” | Kyiv: the game for Donbass is not over yet

Russia: “A mercenary base in Nikolaev hit, 120 dead”. Zelensky: “In Ukraine 2,610 cities and villages still occupied by the Russians”. Melitopol airport bombed. Ice hockey goalkeeper Fedotov arrested in St. Petersburg

The Russians announce that they have conquered the entire Lugansk region and Zelensky’s adviser admits the possible fall of the city of Lysychansk, but the spokesman for the Defense Ministry clarifies: “We are not at the game over”. Moscow claims to have killed over 100 mercenaries in eastern Kharkiv. Meanwhile, at the airport of Melitopol, a city in south-eastern Ukraine occupied by the Russian army where the Federation troops are based, there were powerful explosions around three in the morning. Ria Melitopol reports it by publishing photos and videos. Ice hockey goalkeeper Fedotov arrested in St. Petersburg: he signed with the US team of the Philadelphia Flyers. Zelensky: “2,610 towns and villages still occupied by the Russians”.

What happened in the last hours?

03 Jul
14:14
Kiev: almost 36 thousand Russian soldiers have died since the beginning of the war
Russia has lost 35,970 troops since the start of the war with Ukraine, according to Kiev estimates. Moscow has so far lost 1,584 tanks, 3,744 armored vehicles, 801 artillery systems, 187 helicopters, 144 cruise missiles, 15 ships and boats.

03 Jul
14:07
Kyiv is not game over for the Donbass yet
“The battle for Donbass is not over yet: even if Russia conquers all of Lugansk we are not at the game over”. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Youriy Sak told the BBC, adding that there are “other large cities in the Donbass area, particularly in the Donetsk region” that are under the control of the Ukrainian armed forces. “These are cities that have been the target of severe rocket attacks, artillery bombardments in the last two days,” he said. Sak went on to say that Ukraine is confident and is receiving support from its Western allies.

03 Jul
13:55
Algerian gas, price increase requested: negotiations in progress
The Algerian state-owned hydrocarbon company Sonatrach has announced that it intends to raise gas prices and has initiated contacts with European partners to review the contractual clauses of supplies, after the flare-up of prices on international markets. The CEO announces it. of Sonatrak, Toufik Hekkar, at a press conference in Algiers, explaining that an agreement has already been reached with three of the European partners, while negotiations are underway with the others. Sonatrach, he clarified, has decided to activate the price revision clause in light of the sharp rise in prices on the international market.

03 Jul
13:44
Latvia: monument to Soviet soldiers will be demolished

12:56
Kiev: Lysychansk is not under “full Russian control”
Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Yuriy Sak told the BBC that the city of Lysychansk is not under “full control” by Russian forces, despite Moscow saying the city has fallen. But he added that the fighting in the city has been very “intense for quite some time”, with the Russian ground forces “attacking relentlessly”. “For Ukrainians, the value of human life is a top priority, so sometimes we withdraw from certain areas to be able to take them back in the future,” he clarified.

03 Jul
12:17
Moscow: We have conquered the entire Lugansk region
Russia claims to have captured the city of Lysychansk and the entire Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by Interfax. On Saturday Kiev denied taking the last city of Lugansk but later Zelensky’s adviser Oleksiy Arestovych admitted the possible fall of the twin city of Severodonetsk.

03 Jul
12:14
Moscow: mercenary base in Nikolaev hit, 120 dead
Russian air forces killed around 120 “mercenaries” in Nikolaev in eastern Kharkiv. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, as reported by Ria Novosti, for which “up to 120 soldiers of fortune were killed by an attack by the Russian aerospace forces on a base of foreign mercenaries. on the northern outskirts of the city of Nikolaev “.

03 Jul
12:00 pm
Kiev counterattack: Belgorod hit

03 Jul
11:27
Moscow: Ukrainian missiles with cluster munitions in Belgorod
The Ukrainian army hit the Russian cities of Kursk and Belgorod, near the border, with Tochka-U missiles and Reis drones “with a deliberate attack with Tochka-U ballistic missiles with cluster ammunition and Tu-143 Reis drones on residential areas , where there are no military “. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, as reported by Ria Novosti, adding that “the missile attack was planned and carried out on purpose against the civilian population of Russian cities”.

03 Jul
11:04
Ukrainians destroy Russian ammunition warehouse near Kherson
New Ukrainian counter-offensive in the territories occupied by the Russians. In Chornobayivka, a town near Kherson in southeastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian armed forces blew up a Russian ammunition warehouse. This was announced by the regional military administrator of Odessa Serhiy Bratchuk on telegram, as reported by UNIAN.

03 Jul
09:44
Kiev: Russian rockets in the night in Kharkiv
During the night, the Russians hit Kharkiv with rockets but there are no visits. This was reported by the head of the Ova Oleg Sinegubov as reported by the Ukrainian media. The Russians also attacked private homes in the Novobavar district. The windows of a neighboring house and school were blown up. The owner of the house, a 54-year-old woman, hospitalized.

03 Jul
09:13
Kiev: Lysychansk could fall into Russian hands
Ukrainian President Oleksiy Arestovych’s adviser admitted that the city of Lysychansk could fall into Russian hands as fighting intensifies in Ukraine’s last bastion in eastern Luhansk province. The Guardian reports it.

03 Jul
08:26
Moscow admits for the first time the sinking of the Saratov ship
Russia claims to have recovered a large landing ship that was reportedly sunk by its crew “to prevent the detonation of on-board ammunition due to the fire that broke out” after a Ukrainian missile struck it in Berdyansk port on March 24. . It is the first time that Moscow admits the sinking of the Saratov. The BBC reports it. A Telegram post by a Russian-appointed official in southern Ukraine, Vladimir Rogov, claims that Tochka-U ballistic missiles had targeted the Russian-controlled port. The ship will be towed to Kerch, Crimea.

03 Jul
08:09
Kiev: Russians suffer losses but advance to Lysychansk
The Russian army is suffering significant losses but continues to advance in Lysychansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the Lugansk oblast in the south-east of the country. This was announced by the head of the regional military administration of Sergiy Gaidai, quoted by Ukrinform. In the city – he explained – “the administrative buildings were completely destroyed in a very short time. Lysychansk is being stormed by a large number of Russian soldiers who use all the weapons they have at their disposal. They are gaining ground in Verkhniokamianka”.

03 Jul
08:01
Occupied Melitopol airport, headquarters of Russian troops, bombed
Powerful explosions around three in the morning in the perimeter of the airport of Melitopol, a city in south-eastern Ukraine occupied by the Russian army where the troops of the Federation are based. Ria Melitopol reports it by publishing photos and videos. A huge column of smoke has risen over the airport area. The consequences of the attack are also visible tens of kilometers from Melitopol. Civilians have not been able to access the air raid shelters because Russian forces have closed them all – Ukrainian media report – and many residents are trying to leave the city.

03 Jul
06:21
Ukraine, explosions in the Russian city of Belgorod: at least 3 dead

03 Jul
06:00
Only 5% of Mariupol’s residents have access to water
Only 5% of Mariupol’s residents have access to water, according to local authorities cited by the Kyiv Independent. City councilor Petro Andriushchenko says access to water supply is currently the “number one problem” of the city in southeastern Ukraine.

03 Jul
00:14
Zelensky: “Fierce fighting continues along the Donbass front”
“Fierce hostilities continue along the entire front line in Donbass, with its epicenter in the cities of the Luhansk region” and “enemy activity in the Kharkiv region is intensifying”. This was stated by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in his daily video message.

03 Jul
00:11
Kyiv Councilor: “Lysychansk control will be decided by Monday”
The Russians have not reached the center of Lysychansk, but control of the city will be decided by Monday. To say this in an online interview is an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Arestovych, according to whom the Russian forces today managed for the first time to cross the river that separates Lysychansk from Sievierodonetsk from the north, creating a “threatening situation” “.

03 Jul
00:09
Zelensky: “2,610 towns and villages still occupied by the Russians”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that since the outbreak of the war on February 24, the territories of 10 regions of Ukraine have been affected and that 1,027 cities and villages have since been liberated. Another 2,610 are still under Russian occupation and many will have to be rebuilt, Zelensky added in the usual video message taken by Ukrainska Pravda.