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Ukraine-Russia War Live News: Blasts Shake Mykolaiv in Ukraine | Conflict News

Air raid sirens will sound throughout the Mykolaiv region, adjacent to Odessa’s important export port.

  • The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv warns residents to stay in shelters as a powerful explosion shakes the city.
  • Ukraine says 21 people were killed when a missile attacked the south coast near Odesa on Friday.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky states that the site has been deliberately targeted by Russia.
  • Moscow has denied targeting Ukrainian civilians, saying Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian troops “do not cooperate with civilian targets.”
  • The United States is sending two NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems, four additional counter-battery radars, and up to 150,000 155mm shells to Ukraine as part of its latest weapons package for Ukraine.
(Al Jazeera)

The latest updates are:

Russia’s message about missiles tells it to retreat west

The latest in a series of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower poured into civilians in a bustling shopping center far from the front lines of the fifth-month war.

The timing was probably not a coincidence.

Was the attack when the West tried to arm Ukraine with more effective weapons a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin?

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko made the same proposal when the missile attacked the capital on June 26, three days after EU leaders unanimously agreed to make Ukraine a candidate for membership.

He said it was a “probably symbolic attack” as the Group of Seven’s major economic powers, as well as NATO leaders, met and were preparing to put more pressure on Moscow. At least six people were killed in a Kyiv strike that struck the mansion.

Ukraine demands Turkey to detain Russian flag ships

According to documents seen by Ukrainian officials and Reuters, Ukraine demands that Russia detain and arrest Zybek Zolly, a Russian-flagged ship carrying Ukrainian grain cargo taken from a Russian-occupied port of Berdyans’k. did.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry officials quoted information received from the National Maritime Bureau as saying that 7,146 dwt Zhibek Zholy loaded the first cargo of about 4,500 tonnes of grain from Berdyans’k.

In a letter to the Turkish Ministry of Justice dated June 30, the Ukrainian Public Prosecutor’s Office said Zhibek Zholy was involved in the “illegal export of Ukrainian grain” from Berdyans’k and brought 7,000 tons of cargo to Turkish crows. He says he went. Freight more than the authorities quoted.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office has asked Turkey to “perform inspections of this vessel, seize grain samples for forensic inspection and request information on the location of such grains,” the letter said, Ukraine said Turkey. authorities.

Blast shakes Ukrainian Mykolaiv

The mayor said a powerful explosion shook the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv the day after authorities said at least 21 people had been killed when Russian missiles struck an apartment near the port of Black Sea in Odesa.

Air raid sirens rang across the Mykolaiv region, adjacent to Odessa’s important export port, before the blast.

“There is a powerful explosion in the city! Stay in the shelter!” Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich writes about the Telegram messaging app.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

The explosion flattened part of the apartment building while the inhabitants slept on Friday, the latest in a series of what Ukraine says is a Russian missile attack targeting civilians.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/2/ukraine-russia-war-live-news Ukraine-Russia War Live News: Blasts Shake Mykolaiv in Ukraine | Conflict News

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