TOP NEWS: Ukraine has released 144 defenders from Russian captivity, including 95 Azovstal defenders. Russian Forces continue to launch missile strikes on Ukrainian cities. In Mykolaiv and Ochakiv the Russian missiles hit residential buildings. In the city of Dnipro the bodies of two civilians were found after the attack on the service station. Russian Forces continue systematic shelling of the Sumy region. NATO recognizes Russia as a direct threat. The Alliance has also stated that it would continue to provide financial, humanitarian as well as military support for Ukraine, for as long as it takes.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Shopping center in Kremenchuk after a missile attack by Russian Forces
Russian Forces targeted a high-rise residential building in Mykolaiv
Russian Forces shelled a high-rise residential building in Mykolaiv.
As a result of the attack a fire broke out and apartments on the third, fourth and fifth floors were destroyed. At least 3 people were killed and 5 were injured.
Russian Forces shelled Ochakiv. As a result of the attack, the child was killed
Russian Forces targeted Ochakiv. Rescuers found a six-year-old girl under the rubble of the residential building.
Russian Forces continue to attack Odesa region with missiles
Russian Forces launched a missile strike on the Izmail district in the Odesa region. Information about the destruction and casualties will be clarified.
In the city of Dnipro the bodies of two civilians were found after the attack on the service station
Rescuers found the bodies of a man and woman under the rubble of a service station in the city of Dnipro, hit by a Russian missile.
Russian Forces continue to shell the Sumy region
Russian Forces fired 20 missiles at the Krasnopillia community in the Sumy region. Russian Forces have also shelled the Velykopysarivska community in the region.
Ukraine released 144 defenders from Russian captivity
144 Ukrainian defenders returned home, 95 of them are Azovstal defenders.
368 people remain captive to Russian Forces in Zaporizhzhia region
Russian Forces continue to kidnap people in Zaporizhzhia region who do not want to cooperate.
NATO has recognized Russia as a direct threat to the Alliance
Allied leaders unanimously decided that Russia is “the most serious and direct threat” to the Alliance. The Alliance has also stated that it would continue to provide financial, humanitarian as well as military support for Ukraine, for as long as it takes.
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia visited Ukraine
Canada will provide additional financial assistance to Ukraine
Canada will provide $151.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, as well as peace and security assistance.
Great Britain has tightened sanctions against Russia
The UK government today approved a new package of restrictions against Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.