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It is the 137th day of the Russa-Ukraine war with mounting damage and destruction in east Ukraine. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that he is only using a ‘small portion’ of Russia’s potential in the battle. He also flagged that persistent sanctions would lead to ‘catastrophic consequences’ in Europe. Meanwhile, the US is delivering 4 more HIMARS to Ukraine.

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02:41 IST, July 11th 2022

Germans fear total halt of gas by Russia as they brace for Winter

As the energy prices rise dramatically, Germans now brace for Russian gas total cut off ahead of the Winters, as maintenance begins on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline that runs via Baltic Sea. Amid high inflation, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told presser, “We will not be able to subsidize all prices,” as speculations about gas supply worried the Germans. 

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01:42 IST, July 11th 2022

Ukrainian children enrolled in Poland’s schools to double to 400,000

Ukrainian children enrolled in Poland’s schools is expected to double to 400,000 as 200,000 were accepted earlier, and other batch of  200,000 would reportedly join from September 1, European Pravda reported referring to a statement by Przemysław Czarnek, Poland’s education minister. “We accepted 200,000 [Ukrainian children], of which 160,000 went to schools and 40,000 to kindergartens. According to our estimates, another 200,000 may join from September 1,” he said. 


“The end of the war in Ukraine is not in sight, so naturally those children… will come again. But there will also be distance learning in Ukraine. Probably a large [number] of the children who are in Poland will want to stay at the computers and continue learning with their peers remotely,” furthermore the report quoted him adding. 


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01:09 IST, July 11th 2022

Russia, Ukraine to blame for nursing home attack in Luhansk, UN says

Two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Russian forces assaulted a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk. Dozens of elderly and disabled patients, many of them bedridden, were trapped inside without water or electricity.


The March 11 assault set off a fire that spread throughout the facility, suffocating people who couldn’t move. A small number of patients and staff escaped and fled into a nearby forest, finally getting assistance after walking for 5 kilometers (3 miles).


In a war awash in atrocities, the attack on the nursing home near the village of Stara Krasnyanka stood out for its cruelty. And Ukrainian authorities placed the fault squarely on Russian forces, accusing them of killing more than 50 vulnerable civilians in a brutal and unprovoked attack.


But a new UN report has found that Ukraine’s armed forces bear a large, and perhaps equal, share of the blame for what happened in Stara Krasnyanka, which is about 580 kilometers (360 miles) southeast of Kyiv. A few days before the attack, Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside the nursing home, effectively making the building a target.



This image from Maxar Technologies shows a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk, Ukraine.


Image/Source: Associated Press

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00:11 IST, July 11th 2022

Russian military shot 56 people in Luhansk region, says Hayday

Head of Luhansk military administration, Serhiy Hayday has informed that Russian military has shot 56 people in Luhansk region. 


❗️Russian military shot 56 people in Luhansk region#Russian soldiers in #Kremennaya drove up to nursing home on a tank and started shooting at point-blank range at elderly people. As a result invaders killed 56 people.



📰 Head of #Luhansk military administration, Serhiy Hayday pic.twitter.com/kGxBobcWch


— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) July 10, 2022



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23:38 IST, July 10th 2022

Russian rocket attack kills 15 in Ukraine; others trapped

Dozens of Ukrainian emergency workers labored Sunday to pull people out of the rubble after a Russian rocket attack smashed into apartment buildings in eastern Ukraine. The strike killed at least 15 people and scores were thought to be still trapped a day later.


The strike late Saturday evening destroyed three buildings in a residential quarter of the town of Chasiv Yar, inhabited mostly by people who work in nearby factories. Ukraine’s Emergency Services said Sunday they have rescued five people from the rubble so far and have made contact with three others still trapped alive beneath the ruins. Another man was pulled alive from the rubble Sunday night.


Cranes and excavators worked alongside the rescue teams to clear away the ruins of one building, its sides completely shorn off by the impact of the strike. The rescuers kept on working in the rain despite the dangerous conditions. The thud of artillery on the nearby front line resonated just a few miles away, making some workers flinch and others run for cover when it got too close.



Source/Image: Associated Press

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23:08 IST, July 10th 2022

Russian forces made territorial advances around Popasna, says UK intel

Invading Russian forces have made the territorial advancement around Popasna, UK’s Ministry of Defence intel said on Sunday. Moscow troops have shelled the Slovyansk area of the Donbass region where heavy fighting is continuing around the Izium and Lysychansk. Russian forces are eyeing E40 that connects the Donetsk region and Kharkiv to push the offensive deeper into Ukrainian east. 

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22:45 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian soldiers training in UK to fight invading Russian forces

Ukrainian armed forces with no previous military experience have arrived in the UK to be trained in combat in order to fight the invading Russian forces. The aim is to replace the troop losses with cohort of highly trained Ukrainian military forces. UK’s aim to train 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in weapons handling, battlefield first aid and patrol tactics, British Defense Ministry said in a statement. 


“Using the world-class expertise of the British Army, we will help Ukraine to rebuild its forces and scale-up its resistance as they defend their country’s sovereignty and their right to choose their own future,” said Defence secretary Ben Wallace. 



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22:23 IST, July 10th 2022

Germany blocks €9bn of EU aid to Ukraine

Germany has blocked an estimated €9bn of EU package for providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, The Kyiv Independent, reported. 


⚡️ Corriere Della Sera: Germany blocks EU’s 9 billion euros help to Ukraine.



Germany has been blocking the aid for more than a month, according to the Italian newspaper’s sources. Berlin approved only the first tranche of 1 billion euros.


— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) July 10, 2022



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21:04 IST, July 10th 2022

9 police officers in Luhansk region suspected of committing treason: Ukrainian Prosecutor General

Ukrainian Prosecutor General has said that 9 police officers in the Luhansk region have been suspected of committing treason, The Kyiv Independent reported. The investigators have said that the police officers have agreed to join the Russian proxy administration in the Russian-captured region of Luhansk, violating their oath to Ukraine. 


 

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20:58 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukraine to get $1.7 billion grant to cover healthcare expenses: Denys Shmyhal

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has announced that Ukraine will get $1.7 billion (₹134,855,220,000) grant to cover healthcare expenses, The Kyiv Independent reported. He said that the funds have been allocated by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association and USAID. 

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20:18 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian soldiers begin combat training in UK

The first cohort of Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom have no previous military experience, have arrived in the U.K. for combat training as the eastern European nation races to replace troops killed and wounded in the war against Russia.


The first few hundred recruits are receiving instruction at sites across Britain in the first phase of program that aims to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in weapons handling, battlefield first aid and patrol tactics, the U.K. Ministry of Defense said. It is part of broader package of support for Ukraine that includes 2.3 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) of anti-tank weapons, rocket systems and other hardware.


“Using the world-class expertise of the British Army, we will help Ukraine to rebuild its forces and scale-up its resistance as they defend their country’s sovereignty and their right to choose their own future,” Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said.


As part of the program, Britain procured AK-type assault rifles so the Ukrainians can train with the weapons they will be using on the frontline. The U.K. will also provide personal protective equipment for the soldiers, including helmets, body armor, eye, ear and pelvic protection, individual first aid kits as well as field uniforms and boots.


The goal is to rapidly turn civilians into effective soldiers, Sgt. Dan Hayes told the Times of London.


“All these guys were (truck) drivers or they worked in quarries or they were shopkeepers,” Hayes said. “I’ve been in the army 14 years and I chose to join. These guys are all civvies … and we are investing everything we can because we know they are going to need it.”


(The Associated Press)

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19:48 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian FM Kuleba expresses gratitude to US for ‘unfaltering support’ to Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has expressed gratitude to Washington and his US counterpart Antony Blinken for “unfaltering support” to Ukraine. Kuleba called additional humanitarian, financial and military aid “crucial” for Ukraine as the country continues to defend itself against the Russian offensive. 


Grateful to the U.S. and @SecBlinken for the unfaltering support for Ukraine. Additional humanitarian, financial, and military aid is crucial as Ukraine continues to defend itself from Russia’s barbaric aggression. https://t.co/CHs6xQz3aa


— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) July 10, 2022



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19:43 IST, July 10th 2022

Russia claims to have destroyed 1506 UAV, 741 MLRS since onset of war

Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said that Russian forces have destroyed 242 planes, 137 helicopters,1506 unmanned aerial vehicles and 3,995 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles of Ukraine since the onset of military conflict, TASS reported. In addition, Ukraine has suffered the loss of 741 multiple launch rocket systems, 353 air defence systems, 3,127 field artillery guns and mortars as well as 4,128 special military vehicles. 

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19:18 IST, July 10th 2022

Russia claims Ukraine deploying large number of untrained reserve members to frontlines

Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov on Sunday, 10 July, said that Ukraine has been “making up for large losses” at the frontline by deploying large number of untrained troops of the reserve, TASS reported. According to Igor Konashenkov, the untrained members of Ukrainian reserves have been “forcibly conscripted in Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Poltava regions.”

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18:47 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian official reports strike on Russian military unit in Kherson

Serhii Khlan, the adviser to the head of the Kherson regional military administration, said that a Russian military unit has been hit on Pestelia Street in Kherson, Ukrinform reported. According to Khlan, the military unit has been burning since it was hit at 5 am. 

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18:05 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukraine claims to have shot down Russian helicopter near Horlivka

The Ukrainian forces have shot down a helicopter of Russian armed forces near Horlivka in Donetsk on 9 July. The Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has made the announcement in a Facebook post. 




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17:28 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian Official claims Russia moving military equipment through Mariupol

Petro Andriushchenko, the adviser to the Mariupol mayor has said that Russian forces continue to move their military equipment through Mariupol towrds Berdiansk, Ukrinform reported. According to Petro Andriushchenko, a large convoy of equipment and five buses with troops left for the temporarily occupied Berdiansk and the front line on July 9. 


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17:20 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukraine claims 15 people died due to Russian missile strike in Chasiv Yar

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has claimed that 15 people have lost their lives after the Russian missile attack on Chasiv Yar, The Kyiv Independent reported. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine further stated five people have been injured after a Russian missile strike at a five-storey building in Chasiv Yar city of Donetsk on July 9. 


 

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16:47 IST, July 10th 2022

Council of Europe Development Bank gives green signal to Ukraine to acquire membership

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has decided to allow Ukraine to join the financial institution at an earliest, Ukrainian Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories has announced. In additon, the Council of Europe Development Bank will also give funds to support Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania and Germany. 


“The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) adopted a decision on special condition for Ukraine to acquire membership in this financial institution as soon as possible. CEB also allocated funds to support Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania and Germany,” the Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine announced in a statement. 



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15:52 IST, July 10th 2022

Donetsk Governor claims 10 people killed after Russian attack on apartment building in Chasiv Yar

Russian rockets hit the eastern Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar, destroying a five-story apartment building and killing at least 10 people, officials said Sunday.


Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of the Donetsk region, said about three dozen people could be trapped in the rubble. Rescuers have made contact with two people who are under the wreckage, he said on the Telegram messaging app.


The Ukrainian emergency services initially gave a death toll of six, but later said it has risen to 10. They did not say how many people may still be in the rubble.


Kyrylenko said the town of about 12,000 was hit by Uragan rockets, which are fired from truck-borne systems. Chasiv Yar is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Kramatorsk, a city that is expected to be a major target of Russian forces as they grind westward.


The Donetsk region is one of two provinces along with Luhansk that make up the Donbas region, where separatist rebels have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014. Last week, Russia captured the city of Lysychansk, the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk.


Russian forces are raising “true hell” in the Donbas, despite assessments they were taking an operational pause, Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said Saturday.


After the seizure of Lysychansk, some analysts predicted Moscow’s troops likely would take some time to rearm and regroup.


But “so far there has been no operational pause announced by the enemy. He is still attacking and shelling our lands with the same intensity as before,” Haidai said. He later said the Russian bombardment of Luhansk was suspended because Ukrainian forces had destroyed ammunition depots and barracks used by the Russians.


(The Associated Press)


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15:07 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukrainian governor claims 3 people injured in Mykolaiv due to Russian attacks

Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitaliy Kim has said that three people have been injured in the region due to Russian attacks on July 9, The Kyiv Independent reported. According to Vitaliy Kim,  Russian armed forces shelled several districts in the Mykolaiv region on July 9. 


 

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15:01 IST, July 10th 2022

Explosions heard overnight at Russian captured Alchevsk and Luhansk regions

People heard explosions during the night in Russian captured regions of Alchevsk and Luhansk, Nexta reported. A fire broke out at an ammunition depot in the region. 




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14:57 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukraine claims 347 children lost their lives since onset of war

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office has said that 347 children have been killed since the onset of military conflict. The Prosecutor General’s Office in the statement said that more than 648 children have been injured in Ukraine since the Russian aggression commenced on February 24. According to Ukraine, 2116 educational institutions have been damaged due to shelling and bombing by Russian forces. 




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14:27 IST, July 10th 2022

Canada intends to impose additional sanctions against Russia: FM Melanie Joly

Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly has announced that the country plans to impose additional sanctions against Russia. Joly stated that Canada intends to expand the existing embargoes against Russia’s oil, gas, chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors. According to Melanie Joly, the new barrage of sanctions that will be announced by Canada will target land, pipeline transport and the manufacturing of computer, electronic and electrical equipment as well as metals and transport.


Today, we announced that Canada intends to impose further sanctions on Russia’s oil, gas, chemical and manufacturing sectors.



We are unwavering in our support for Ukraine. We will continue to target Russia’s coffers. We will not relent in pressuring the Russian regime.


— Mélanie Joly (@melaniejoly) July 9, 2022







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13:54 IST, July 10th 2022

Grain exports resume through Danube-Black Sea channel after liberation of Snake Island

Ukraine Transport Ministry said that Russian troops’ withdrawal from Snake Island has allowed resumption of grain exports through the Danube-Black Sea channel. 




The massive breakthrough comes after Ukraine forces staged strong defence against Russian troops in a month-long battle, eventually driving them away from the craggy speck of land in the Black Sea earlier last week. However, it has barely doused the warning of a looming food crisis as the Russian blockade continues in southern port cities in Ukraine mainland

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13:22 IST, July 10th 2022

Russian forces made small but notable advances in Popsana: UK MoD

UK Ministry of Defence released its briefing on the operation of Russian forces. The statement said, Russian forces have likely made some small territorial advances around Popasna in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, they continued to strike the Sloviansk area of the Donbas from around Izium to the north and near Lysychansk to the east.




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13:06 IST, July 10th 2022

Over 37,300 Russian troops killed in war since Feb 24 says Ukraine

Ukraine Armed Forces in its latest war briefing said that the defenders have eliminated at least 37,300 Russian troops ever since the war began. Meanwhile, they have also destroyed 1,641 tanks, 3,823 armoured vehicles, over 247 MLRS and 834 artillery systems.


IMAGE: UkraineGeneralStaffofArmedForces/Facebook


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13:00 IST, July 10th 2022

Donald Trump says ‘could have prevented war’ if 2020 Presidential elections were ‘held differently’

Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday issued a statement apparently attacking his successor Joe Biden’s approach towards the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. 


Trump said: “We are the state that allowed Russia to devastate #Ukraine, killing thousands of people. And the situation will only get worse, although this could not have happened if the elections had been held differently,” as quoted by NEXTA.

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12:11 IST, July 10th 2022

Ukraine Prosecutor General’s office says 347 children killed in Russian war since Feb 24

The death toll of children in the all-out Russian war against Ukaine has increased to 347, said Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office. 


As of the morning of July 10, 2022, the official number of child victims per day remained at 347. The number of injured has increased – more than 648,” the message released on Telegram said. 


According to data from the Prosecutor General’s Office following are the number of children injured in the war:


Donetsk region – 348, Kharkiv region – 187, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 61, Mykolaiv region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Zaporizhia region – 31.


On July 9, as a result of another shelling by Russian troops of residential buildings in the central part of Kharkiv, a 12-year-old girl was injured.

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11:47 IST, July 10th 2022

6 killed after Russia resumed shelling in Chasiv Yar city of Donetsk

At least 6 people were reported dead and another five wounded after Russian shelling demolished a residential building in Chasiv Yar city of Donetsk Oblast. 


Rescue operations are underway to retrieve possible survivors struck in the rubble, Donetsk Regional Administration head Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram post, adding that about 34 people, including a 9-year-old child are expectedly buried under the debris. 




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