The army of Ukraine on Thursday has stated that they had pushed back a Russian assault in the southern region of Kherson. However, Russian shelling in northern Kharkiv have claimed around 7 people, with 16 injured late Wednesday night.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a residential building was completely destroyed in the shelling of Kharkiv’s Saltivka residential neighbourhood, as the almost six-months war drags on.
In response to the civilian attacks in Kharkiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said “this is a devious and cynical strike on civilians with no justification,” on Telegram, while Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for more military aid and further sanctions against Russia on Twitter.
According to reports, Ukrainian forces have killed 29 “occupiers” near the town of Bilohirka, northwest of Kherson, including demolishing artillery, armoured vehicles and military supplies.
Ukrainian presidential advisor said, “Moscow forces have achieved only minimal advances & in some cases, we have moved forward since last month. What we are looking at is a strategic deadlock.”
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday in the city of Lviv in the west of Ukraine.
They will talk about political solutions to the war as well as how to address the global food supply crisis. Moreover, they will talk about the risk of nuclear disaster at Zaporizhzhya, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which has been taken over by Russian forces. Ukraine has accused Russia of using the site as a nuclear shield.
Guterres has said he wants the Zaporizhzhya zone demilitarized due to heightened fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said that a delegation from the International Atomic Agency was ready to visit the plant after speaking with the general director of the agency.