Ukraine war in the live ticker: attack on a shopping center – the number of dead and injured continues to rise

Updated on 6/28/2022 at 6:49 am

  • 06:15 am: ➤ At least 18 dead after attack on Ukrainian shopping center – 40 people missing
  • 04:45 am: G7 countries want to stick to climate targets despite the energy crisis
  • 04:08: Sweden and Finland are in talks with Turkey about joining NATO
  • 01:22 am: Inspector: German Navy ready for leadership role in the Baltic Sea

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➤ Death toll after rocket attack on shopping center in Ukraine rises to 18

After this Russian missile attack on a shopping mall In the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, the death toll has risen to at least 18, according to rescue workers. This is what the governor of the Poltava region, Dmytro Lunin, wrote in the Telegram news service on Tuesday morning. The rescue and clean-up work in the city of Kremenchuk continued during the night. Around 60 people were injured in the attack on Monday. 25 of them were taken to the hospital.

“The occupiers fired rockets at a shopping center where more than a thousand civilians were staying,” President wrote Volodymyr Selenskyj at Telegram. In a video that Zelenskyj distributed, among others, the burning building could be seen with thick clouds of dark smoke. According to local authorities, the fire was extinguished on Monday evening.

More than 40 missing person reports have been received by the authorities, the Ukrainian prosecutor said on Tuesday night. The rocket hit the building in the afternoon. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, X-22 air-to-surface missiles were used in the attack. These were fired by long-range Tu-22 bombers from the Kursk region of Russia, it said. (afp/dpa/sap)


The situation at a glance:

Leads since February 24 Russia from the air and on the ground a war of aggression against the Ukraine. Shortly before that, President Vladimir Putin had Ukraine’s right to exist as an independent state in doubt and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine.

Since then, the Ukrainian army has been fighting the invaders as best they can. Thousands of dead are reported on both sides, but exact numbers of soldiers and civilians have not been independently verified. The fact is: the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is getting worse every day. According to the More than 8 million people have now fled Ukraine (As of June 21), especially women and children, since men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave the country.

The EU and the USA reacted with sanctions. They are also supplying arms to Ukraine, and Germany is also supporting the country with arms deliveries. Also tanks of the class Cheetah is to receive Ukraine from Germany. That the Nato actively intervenes in the war has so far been ruled out.

On the first weekend in April, pictures of the The bodies of many civilians in the small town of Bucha near Kyiv caused international horror. Ukraine speaks of serious war crimes and genocide and blames Russian troops for it. Despite numerous indications, Moscow denies having been involved in the deaths of the civilians. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that negotiations with Russia should continue. A long-prepared one has been running since April 18th Major Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine.

Russia’s Attack in Ukraine: Current Combat Operations and Troop Movements. (Warning: This infographic will be updated regularly)

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The other reports from June 27th:

Ukrainians before a duel at Wimbledon: Concerns about the situation at home

The Ukrainian tennis professionals are in at the classic lawn Wimbledon Because of Russia’s war of aggression, her thoughts also go to her families at home. Anhelina Kalinina reported after her first round win that her family’s home was destroyed in an attack. “Thank God everyone is alive and safe,” said the 25-year-old on Monday. “But like many other Ukrainians, they live out of a suitcase. So you never know what will happen tomorrow. Sometimes everything looks calm. But yesterday there were rockets on the center of Kyiv.”

She doesn’t feel good about the current situation, said Lessia Zurenko and reported inner tension. “I’m really worried.” Her house in Kyiv is close to an object that is being attacked by Russians. “I think this feeling, this tension, will only be released when the war ends.”

The 33-year-old Zurenko also won her opening game at Wimbledon – in the second round she will meet Kalinina in the Ukrainian duel. Whether they want to take a special action to draw attention to the situation in their homeland remains to be seen, Kalinina said. “We will discuss it.” (dpa)


G7 countries want to stick to climate targets despite the energy crisis

The group of leading democratic economic powers (G7) wants to stick to the current climate protection goals despite the energy crisis triggered by the Ukraine war. According to information from the German Press Agency, the members will make it clear in the final declaration of the G7 summit meeting in Elmau, Bavaria, that they continue to see the so-called Paris Agreement as a guideline for their actions. In December 2015, the countries of the world agreed to make efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees if possible.

“While we take immediate action to secure energy supplies and halt the rise in energy prices due to exceptional market conditions, we will not meet our climate and biodiversity goals – including the energy transition – nor ours Commitments to ending our dependence on Russian energy are in jeopardy.”

Climate protectors fear that because of the planned farewell to Russian gas, the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, which is comparatively harmful to the climate, could be delayed. The federal government has already announced that it will start up coal-fired power plants again in order to save natural gas. (dpa)


Sweden and Finland are in talks with Turkey about joining NATO

The governments of Sweden and Finland are talking about theirs with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, immediately before the NATO summit Applications for membership in the military alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will also attend the meeting between Erdogan, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Madrid.

As a NATO member, Ankara has so far blocked the membership applications of the two Nordic countries. In particular, it accuses them of being members of the Turkey to grant protection to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The NATO summit takes place in Madrid on Wednesday and Thursday. Before the actual summit, the heads of state and government of the NATO countries will meet on Tuesday evening at the invitation of King Felipe VI of Spain. together for a dinner at the royal palace. (afp)


German Navy ready for leadership role in the Baltic Sea

The German Navy is in the Ostsee ready for additional tasks in the joint defense of NATO territory. “The German Navy is not a small Navy in this region. We are happy to accept the responsibility that arises from this,” said the Inspector of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack, in a keynote speech on 100 days in office, which he gave on Monday on board the tender “Rhein” in front of the chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen. The manuscript of the speech was available to the German Press Agency on Tuesday. The German Navy has therefore offered to set up a regional naval headquarters for the Baltic Sea in Rostock, said Kaack.

He deliberately chose the time and place, said the Navy chief. “Because the Russian attack on Ukraine has made it clear to all of us that life in peace and freedom cannot be taken for granted and that law, democracy and human dignity need our protection. Everywhere. Also and especially in the Baltic Sea, where friends and allies feel threatened again.”

He warned against underestimating Russia’s military capabilities. “They were all able to follow the sinking of the Russian cruiser Moskva and some other Russian units by Ukrainian missiles,” said Kaack. “However, we should all not be fooled by these images: the Russian Navy will emerge from this war essentially unscathed. We – together with our allies – must be prepared for this.” (dpa)


With material from dpa and AFP

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Updated on 06/27/2022 at 16:41

The leading democratic economic powers want to further increase the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the war in Ukraine. That is the result of the latest G7 negotiations.

Teaser picture: © IMAGO/ZUMA Press/Ukrainian State Emergency Servic

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