© Reuters. Ukrainian nationwide flag is noticed throughout the window of an condominium destroyed right through Russia’s invasion of Ukraine within the the town of Borodianka, in Kyiv area, Ukraine Would possibly 13, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
(Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders had been combating fiercely for “each metre” of Sievierodonetsk, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated, as Russian forces destroyed a bridge to every other town around the river, leaving stranded civilians with only one manner out.
* Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai stated: “About 500 civilians stay at the grounds of the Azot plant in Sievierodonetsk, 40 of them are youngsters. Infrequently the army manages to evacuate somebody.”
* Russian forces had destroyed the second one of 3 bridges over the Siverskyi Donets River linking Sievierodonetsk with its dual town of Lysychansk, Gadai stated. If the final bridge is destroyed Sievierodonetsk can be bring to an end, and folks would now not be capable to flee in automobiles.
* Southwest of Sievierodonetsk, Russian forces had been firing mortars and artillery round plenty of settlements, in step with Ukraine’s normal team of workers. Nevertheless it stated Ukrainian forces had repulsed Russian makes an attempt to advance in opposition to some communities.
* President Volodomyr Zelenskiy stated Ukraine’s army used to be regularly releasing territory additional west within the Kherson area and had some successes in Zaporizhzhia, too.
* Russian forces fired Kalibr cruise missiles to damage a depot containing U.S. and Ecu guns in western Ukraine’s Ternopil area, Interfax reported. Ternopil’s governor stated a rocket assault from the Black Sea had in part destroyed an army facility within the town of Chortkiv, injuring 22 folks. An area authentic stated there have been no guns saved there. Reuters may now not independently verify the differing accounts.
* Interfax additionally stated Russian forces had shot down 3 Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jets close to Donetsk and Kharkiv in jap Ukraine.
* Former McDonald’s (NYSE:) eating places flung open their doorways in Moscow below new Russian possession and with the brand new title, Vkusno & tochka, which interprets as “Tasty and that is the reason it”.
* Ukraine has established two routes via Poland and Romania to export grain and avert an international meals disaster even if bottlenecks have slowed the provision chain, Ukraine’s deputy international minister stated.
* Safety considerations raised through Turkey in its opposition to Finnish and Swedish NATO club packages are professional, the Western army alliance’s Secretary Basic Jens Stoltenberg stated in Finland.
* Ecu Fee President Ursula von der Leyen stated the EU government’s opinion on Ukraine’s request to enroll in the Ecu Union can be able within the coming week.
* Is it higher to have interaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Must Kyiv make concessions to finish the conflict, or would that embolden the Kremlin? Are ramped up sanctions on Russia well worth the collateral injury?
Those are one of the vital questions trying out the global alliance that unexpectedly rallied round Ukraine, officers and diplomats informed Reuters.
* The worldwide nuclear arsenal is predicted to develop within the coming years for the primary time for the reason that Chilly Conflict whilst the danger of such guns getting used is the best in many years, a number one battle and armaments think-tank stated.
“The important thing tactical function of the occupiers has now not modified: they’re urgent in Sievierodonetsk, critical combating is ongoing there – actually for each metre,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated in his nightly video cope with on Sunday.