War between Russia and Ukraine: 7 killed in the Russian attack on Kherson
The deaths in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, came amid other strikes across the country. Since Saturday, Russian forces have launched seven missiles, 47 airstrikes and 43 rocket attacks, some of which have killed civilians and destroyed infrastructure, the Ukrainian military said early Sunday.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said it intercepted a drone attack on the Crimean peninsula over the weekend, and shot down at least two missiles fired at the Crimean Bridge, which Russia’s connection to the land. Moscow illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Here is the latest information about the war and its effects around the world.
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine photos released of what appear to be opaque bodies near the remains of a one-story home in the village of Shiroka Balka in Kherson, where the family and one other resident were killed on Sunday. Two men died in strikes on the nearby village of Stanislav, according to Klymenko. Russian forces pulled out of the city of Kherson late last year amid the Ukrainian standoff, but they still control territoryon the left bank of the Dnieper River.
A Russian warship fired warning shots at a Ukraine-bound cargo ship in the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia’s state-run Tass news agency reported. It was the first such incident since Russia withdrew last month from a UN-backed treaty allowing the safe export of Ukrainian grain during the war. Tass said the Russian Defense Ministry said it fired warning shots after the ship disobeyed orders to stop. Russian forces then boarded and searched the ship before allowing it to continue to the Ukrainian port city of Izmail.
The incident occurred a day after Ukraine began registering ships to pass through temporary passages in the Black Sea. The Ukrainian navy announced the creation of the corridors last week and said they would be used mainly to allow civilian vessels involved since the start of the war to leave Ukrainian ports. , Interfax Ukraine reported on Saturday, citing Ukrainian Navy spokesman Dmytro Pletenchuk.
British Ministry of Defence said Sunday that there is a “reasonable possibility that the Kremlin will no longer fund” Wagner’s mercenary group, which is “likely to move towards a process of downsizing and restructuring. ” Wagner moved to Belarus last month after a failed coup by its founder, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a former ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine has made “significant tactical advances” along the border between the Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions, according to Ukrainian officials and an analysis on Saturday by the Institute for the Study of War. The advances, though small, could allay fears that Ukraine’s offensive could be failing at a time when there is growing fatigue among Ukrainians.
More than 100 people were evacuated on Sunday from Kupiansk district in Kharkiv region northeastern Ukraine, a local official said. Last week Oleg Sinegubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, ordered the mandatory evacuation of the civilian population of Kupiansk, which he said numbered 11,000, due to increased shelling in Russia. He said Ukrainian authorities have evacuated about 200 people since Thursday’s announcement.
First responder with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine died in the hospital Sunday after being wounded in a pair of missile strikes that hit Pokrovsk in the eastern Donetsk region on August 7. The death of Coronel Vitalii Kints, who was in charge of the 9th state fire and rescue team, brings the death toll for two strikes to 10. More than 80 people were injured.
New Russian history textbooks teach Putin another truth: Russian high schoolers are expected to return to class next month, and when they do, some textbooks will have timely, if not absolute, updates.
Among the sections in the new history textbook – which was formally introduced by Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov last week and is aimed at 17-year-old graduates – will be “conflict with the West” and “Ukraine is a neo-Nazi state.” It also includes a falsehood that Putin has said during his attack on Ukraine: “Russia has not started any military actions but is trying to end them.”
The new manuscript is part of an extraordinary gaslighting campaign in which Putin has tried to convince his people that the West is to blame for the war in Ukraine – which he refers to as a “special military operation” – and that Russia is the victim rather than the aggressor.