Shelling by Russian Forces killed six people in Toretsk, and the EU Council agreed to allocate €500 million in military aid to Ukraine. The Main News on July 18

Consequences of the shelling of Toretsk by Russian Forces. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

TOP NEWS: Russian Forces attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region at night. Russian Forces shelled Mykolaiv. Russian Forces shelled the industrial zone of Kramatorsk. Russian Forces launched four missiles at the Odesa region. In the Sumy region, Russian Forces destroyed a l boarding school. Vasyl Maliuk became the temporary head of the SSU. Ukraine completed the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

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Russian Forces shelled Toretsk, there are casualties

The shelling destroyed a two-story building in which people were living. Rescuers found five bodies and rescued three people from the rubble, one of whom died in hospital.

Russian Forces attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region at night

Russian Forces shelled Nikopol several times with MLRS. They directed more than 60 shells at residential quarters and city infrastructure. According to preliminary information, a 75-year-old woman was injured.

Russian Forces shelled Mykolaiv

Ten powerful explosions were reported in the city.

Russian Forces shelled the industrial zone of Kramatorsk

Russian Forces made four strikes on the industrial zone of the city. Information about the level of destruction and number of victims is unknown at this time.

Russian Forces launched four missiles at the Odesa region

Russian Forces launched four air-launched missiles at the region from three Su-35 aircraft. One missile was intercepted over the sea, two hit a military object, and another hit a civilian bridge across the Dniester Estuary.

In the Sumy region, Russian Forces destroyed the Atynskyi Boarding School

Russian Forces shelled Glukhivska, Shalyginska, Khotinska, and Mykolaivska communities. They used mortars, rocket artillery, MLRS, and large-caliber machine guns.

In the Kherson region, Ukrainian defenders hit a stronghold and ammunition supply point of Russian Forces

The Ukrainian military struck a concentration of weapons and equipment of Russian Forces in the area of Blahodatnyi and Davydiv Brid.

In the Luhansk region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed ammunition depots and the command center of Russian Forces

The number of shelling incidents by Russian Forces decreased because the Ukrainian military accurately hit and destroyed ammunition depots.

Vasyl Maliuk became the temporary head of the SSU

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, appointed Vasyl Maliuk as acting head of the SSU after suspending Ivan Bakanov. Vasyl Maliuk has previously served as the first deputy head of the department.

The EU Council approved the fifth tranche of military aid for Ukraine

The Council of the European Union agreed to allocate €500 million in military aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine completed the ratification of the Istanbul Convention

The Istanbul Convention will enter into force for Ukraine on November 1, 2022.

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