Her face is contorted in pain. Sabina B.* is in despair and shock. The Ukrainian lost her husband.
These are pictures taken from the city of Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, after a bomb attack by Putin’s troops on Thursday morning. According to the Ukrainians, two civilians were killed and 19 wounded.
According to the region’s governor, Oleg Sinekubov, four of the injured are in critical condition after multiple rocket launcher bombardments. A child was also injured.
The father held the hand of his dead son
At least three people were killed in a bomb attack in Ukraine’s second-largest city on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
Among the dead: a boy, just 13 years old. He was waiting at the bus stop when the Russian missiles landed. One picture shows the father kneeling next to his son’s body. Stunned, he grabbed the child’s hand. The rest of the boy is covered with a red tar.
The Russian military has been shelling the town, about 40 kilometers from the Russian border, since the war began in late February. So far, Russian troops have not been able to capture the city.
The West must stop sending weapons into Ukraine
There is no end to murder. On the contrary: Russia has announced that it will expand its military operations beyond the Donbass in response to providing Western arms to Ukraine. In the future, it will be about Cherson and Zaporizhia regions in the west and “many other regions,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, 72, told Russian media on Wednesday. Ukraine demanded more sanctions and weapons from the West. For its part, the European Union decided on a gold embargo.
The West’s supply of weapons, including Himar rocket launchers to Kiev, among other things, prompted Russia to come up with its new plans, Lavrov told Russian news agency RIA Novosti and broadcaster RT.
He warned that Moscow’s geographic targets would move further away from the current front if the West continued to “gun pump” Ukraine.
Putin’s forces are targeting eastern Ukraine
Lavrov said peace talks with Ukraine “make no sense at this point.” The first talks with Ukraine show that Kiev is not ready to “discuss anything seriously”.
After failing to capture Kyiv at the start of its operation, the Russian military then turned its sights on the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. In early July, Russia announced that it had captured all of Luhansk.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (41) responded to Lavrov’s announcements by appealing to the West to accept sanctions and provide more weapons. “By admitting that he dreams of seizing more Ukrainian land, the Russian Foreign Minister proves that Russia rejects diplomacy and focuses on war and terrorism,” he wrote on Twitter. (jmh/AFP)
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