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Ukraine news on June 26: Explosion in Kyiv


The Ukrainian capital was rocked by explosions in the morning, apparently residents of two buildings in the center are being brought to safety. And: Ukrainian units are still in Sievjerodonetsk. the news

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Ukrainian capital Kyiv (on June 18, 2022): Explosions in the historical district

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko / dpa

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Explosions in Kyiv

6:20 a.m .:

According to the authorities, the Ukrainian capital Kiev was shaken by several explosions early on Sunday morning.

They happened in the Shevchenkivsky district, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the short message service Telegram.

Paramedics and rescue workers were dispatched to the scene.

The residents of two buildings were rescued and brought to safety, Klitschko continued.

The historic district in central Kyiv is home to a number of universities, restaurants and art galleries.

Information about the cause of the explosion and possible victims was initially not available.

Indonesia's president calls for end of war

5:52 a.m .:

During his upcoming visit to Moscow and Kiev, Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to ask his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to engage in dialogue.

"The war must stop and the global food chains must be reactivated," Widodo said before leaving for the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, to which he was invited as a guest.

He will also urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to order an immediate ceasefire.

Indonesia holds the G20 presidency this year.

Widodo wants to travel to Moscow and Kyiv next week.

Great Britain agrees to further loans


Britain ready to guarantee another $525 million in World Bank loans to Ukraine later this year.

This means that financial support will total 1.5 billion dollars this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said before the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria.

“Ukraine can win and will win.

But she needs our support to do that,” Johnson said.

"Now is not the time to abandon Ukraine."

Kyiv and Moscow confirm capture of Sieverodonetsk

12:11 a.m .:

According to the Russian news agency Tass, the evacuation of people from a chemical plant in Sievjerodonetsk has been suspended because of Ukrainian shelling.

The agency relies on the local police in the city that had been captured by Russian troops a few hours earlier.

According to a high-ranking adviser to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, even after the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Sievjerodonetsk, special forces are still in the city directing artillery fire on the Russian troops.


Source: spiegel

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