Russia -Ukraine War Update: Russia Strikes Pummel Ukrainian Cities, and Stops Gas Supplies to Latvia

Posted by Ankit Sharma | Jul 30, 2022
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The Southern Command of the Ukrainian military confirmed that they have killed a number of Russian soldiers and destroyed two ammunition dumps in fighting in the Kherson region in Ukraine.

Kherson region is the focus of Kyiv’s counter-offensive in the south and a key link in Moscow’s supply lines.

Fresh Russian strikes hit towns and cities across Ukraine’s sprawling front line, killing at least one person in the south and hitting a school in Kharkiv, officials said Saturday. 

The mayor of the southern city of Mykolaiv, close to where Ukrainian troops are seeking to stage a counter. The Offensive said one person was killed when rockets pounded two residential districts overnight.

On Saturday, Gazprom, a Russian energy giant suspended gas supplies to Latvia due to tensions between Moscow and the West over the conflict in Ukraine and sweeping European and US sanctions against Russia. 

The declaration came a day after Moscow and Kyiv accused each other of bombing a jail holding Ukrainian prisoners of war in Russian-held territory, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying more than 50 were killed and calling the attack a war crime.

Ukraine’s Military officials further made a statement that more than 100 Russian soldiers and seven tanks had been destroyed in fighting on Friday in the Kherson region, the first major town captured by the Russians following their Feb. 24 invasion.

In continuation to that, Mr. Yuri Sobolevsky, the first deputy head of the Kherson region council wrote on the telegram app to the residents, “Stay away from Russian ammunition dumps”. He further said that the Ukrainian army is pouring it on against the Russians and this is only the beginning.

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