Russia-Ukraine live news: Severodonetsk is just ‘hell’ – Governor | Russia-Ukraine war News


Luhansk’s Serhiy Haidai describes continuous shelling within the metropolis, saying ‘all the pieces is engulfed in fireplace’.

  • Russia’s overseas ministry will on Tuesday summon the European Union ambassador to Moscow over Lithuania’s ban of the transit of products beneath EU sanctions via Kaliningrad, the area’s governor says.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the 2 japanese cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk are experiencing the “most troublesome” combating.
  • Luhansk’s governor says Russians have entered the economic a part of Severodonetsk, the place round 500 civilians could also be sheltering within the Azot chemical plant.
  • Actor Ben Stiller has visited Kyiv and met with Zelenskyy, telling him: “You’re my hero”.

INTERACTIVE - WHO CONTROLS WHAT IN UKRAINE - DAY 117 - JUNE 20

Listed here are all the most recent updates:

Ben Stiller visits Kyiv, meets Zelenskyy

Actor Ben Stiller visited Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday, telling him: “You’re my hero”.

“You’re superb. You give up a fantastic appearing profession for this,” Stiller informed Zelenskyy

“What you’ve completed and the best way that you just’ve rallied the nation and for the world, it’s actually inspiring.”

Stiller’s go to included a cease in Irpin, the scene of heavy combating early within the Russian invasion.

Hollywood actor and Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller meets with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine June 20, 2022
Hollywood actor and Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller meets with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine June 20, 2022 [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Moscow to summon EU ambassador over Kaliningrad transit ban: Governor

Russia’s overseas ministry will on Tuesday summon the European Union ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer over Lithuania’s ban of the transit of products beneath EU sanctions via Kaliningrad, the governor of Kaliningrad stated on Monday.

“That is, after all, a scenario, that may be resolved by diplomatic means,” Anton Alikhanov informed Russian tv.

“So far as I do know, tomorrow Marcus Ederer, the European Union ambassador to Russia, can be summoned to the overseas ministry …. and he can be informed of the suitable circumstances concerned right here.”

Vilnius banned the transit of products beneath European Union sanctions via Lithuanian territory to and from the Russian exclave sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland, citing EU sanction rule.


‘Most troublesome’ combating in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk: Zelenskyy

Two key cities in japanese Ukraine are witnessing the “most troublesome” combating, Zelenskyy has stated, as Russian forces intensified stress within the space and captured territory alongside a frontline river.

“We’re defending Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, this entire space, probably the most troublesome one. We’ve got probably the most troublesome combating there,” Zelenskyy stated throughout a night deal with, after predicting Moscow would escalate assaults forward of an EU summit anticipated to welcome Kyiv’s bid to hitch the bloc.

Moscow’s separatist proxies claimed to have captured Toshkivka, a city on the largely Ukrainian-held western financial institution of the Siverskyi Donets river, south of Severodonetsk, which has turn into the primary battlefield metropolis in current weeks.

Zelenskyy additionally stated shelling in Kharkiv and Odesa continued, and described Russia’s offensive in Donbas, the place forces have been concentrating their overwhelming artillery firepower, as “brutal.”


Ukraine governor: Russian troops enter Severodonetsk business zone

Russian troops have entered the economic a part of the closely besieged metropolis of Severodonetsk, in response to Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai.

“It’s simply hell there. Every thing is engulfed in fireplace, the shelling doesn’t cease even for an hour,” Haidai stated Telegram.

The Azot chemical plant is the one a part of the world not but taken by Russian troops, Haidai wrote on Telegram. The villages close by are additionally beneath fixed fireplace. There are about 300 civilians sheltering within the Azot plant, in response to Ukrainian deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk, although the scenario is consistently altering.

Haidai additionally stated the highway connecting Severodonetsk and its sister metropolis Lysychansk to town of Bakhmut was beneath fixed shell fireplace.


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