Russian missiles kill the pub
The horror of Putin’s war in one picture
The sight is hard to bear. A photo shows the horrific scale of Putin’s war in Ukraine, after which the city of Kharkiv was attacked from the air.
Putin’s forces continue to attack Ukraine. New attacks by Russia have killed at least two people in the southern city of Nikopol and at least three in Kharkiv in the country’s northeast.
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 grasped the child’s pale hand. The rest of the boy is covered with a red tar.
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.
The West must stop sending weapons into 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 had to withdraw from Kiev
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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