Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 46 of the invasion | Ukraine

  • A recently discovered grave holding the remains of dozens of Ukrainian civilians has been found in Buzovaa liberated village near the capital, Kyiv, local officials said.

  • Residents in besieged Luhansk in eastern Ukraine will be able to evacuate the area today with nine trains ready for civilians to flee, the governor has said.

  • A school and several apartment buildings were hit by shelling in ​the Luhansk and Dnipro areas early on Sunday morningwounding one person and causing a fire, officials said.

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has warned his country “does not have time to wait”, while pushing for an oil embargo on Russia in his latest national address. “Oil is one of the two sources of Russian self-confidence, their sense of impunity,” he said.

  • Zelenskiy said his country was ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country. “This will be a hard battle; we believe in this fight and our victory. We are ready to simultaneously fight and look for diplomatic ways to put an end to this war.”

  • The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, pledged a major new infusion of British arms and financial aid during a surprise trip to Kyiv on Saturday. Johnson said the UK and its partners and allies would provide support so that “Ukraine will never be invaded again”. The UK confirmed it would send 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems.

  • Johnson praised Zelenskiy’s “resolute leadership” and ​ “invincible heroism”. “[Vladimir] Putin’s monstrous aims are being thwarted,” Johnson said. The reputations of the Russian presidentand his government had been “permanently polluted” by war crimes against civilians in Ukraine, he added.

  • Russia’s withdrawal from northern Ukraine has left evidence of “disproportionate targeting” of civilians, mass graves and the use of hostages as human shields, according to the latest British intelligence report. The report also claimed Russian forces continued to use improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to inflict casualties, lower Ukrainian morale and restrict freedom of movement.

  • In response to mounting losses, the Russian armed forces were seeking to bolster troop numbers with personnel discharged from military service since 2012the UK’s Ministry of Defense said.

  • Tea Ukrainian military said its soldiers thwarted eight Russian attacks in ​Donetsk and Luhansk, according to its latest operational report as of 6am on Sunday. Officials claim Russian forces are attempting to break through the Ukrainian defenses in Izum in Kharkiveast Ukraine, by relocating additional units to the area.

  • Satellite pictures released by the US private space technology company Maxar Technologies show a 13km-long military convoy moving south through the eastern Ukraine town of Velkyi Burluk, east of Kharkiv, on 8 April.

  • Unconfirmed reports alleviate that another top Russian general has died in battle in Ukraine. Collar Alexander Bespalov, the commander of the 59th Guards Tank Regiment, was reportedly killed and a funeral was held on Friday in the Russian city of Ozersk, according to local media reports.

  • Nato is working on plans for a permanent military presence on its border in an effort to battle future Russian aggressionthe Telegraph is reporting, quoting the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.

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