Zelensky: “Our troops advance into the South.” Van der Leyen: «New gas cuts from Moscow» | Ukraine Russia, news on today’s war

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The news of Thursday 7 July, live. Counter-offensive by the Ukrainian army in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia region. While the president of the European Commission warns EU countries about further interruptions to energy supplies: Let’s get ready

• The war on 134th day.
• The Ukrainian prosecutor investigates 21,000 war crimes
• The Russian offensive focuses on Donetskwhere local authorities have launched thehumanitarian alarm: There are 350,000 civilians to be evacuated immediately

• Shaman, as a work the elite battalion with which the Ukrainians conduct sabotage on Russian territory.
• Pro-Russians block YouTube and Instagram in Kherson.
• Putin told the Indonesian president Widodo who will participate in the G20.
• According to Moscow, the port of Mariupol is operating at full capacity.

06:00 – Zelensky: Our troops advance to Kherson and Zaporizhzhia

The Ukrainian reaction would be giving good results on the war ground. The Ukrainian armed forces are advancing in various tactical directions, particularly in the South, in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia region. We will not give up our land: the whole territory of Ukraine will be Ukrainian, explained the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message posted on his Facebook profile

05:50 – Shaman, the elite battalion with which the Ukrainians carry out sabotage on Russian territory

(Andrea Marinelli and Guido Olimpio) After having struggled in the first phase of the war, when they proceeded with great difficulty by land, the Russians found the right tactic to achieve the goals. In the Donbass they relied on the artillery firepower – vastly higher than the Ukrainian one – and are advancing slowly, still managing to wrest territory from the resistance: dfter having conquered the entire Lugansk regionare now targeting Sloviansk and the rest of Donetsk, taking advantage of the advantage in terms of men and means. There is a large concentration of artillery and armored vehicles in every square kilometer, we can’t resist, Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, confessed to the Wall Street Journal.

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05:47 – The mayor of Sloviansk invites residents to evacuate the city

The Russian advance and the city ​​of Sloviansk seems to be the next goal. That is why Mayor Vadym Liakh urged the remaining residents to evacuate, as the city seems to be in the plans for the conquest of Donetsk and the evacuation of civilians becomes increasingly difficult. The Kyiv Independent writes it. After capturing the city of Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last major stronghold in the Luhansk region on 3 July, Russia should focus on gaining full control of Donetsk.

05:44 – Russia, now Putin also arrests the moderates: the former collaborator of the Tsar and the hockey star in prison

(Marco Imarisio) I am currently on vacation abroad. It was two weeks ago, and so he was talking on the phone Vladimir Ryzhkov, deputy of the Moscow Duma, exponent of the liberal opposition to Vladimir Putin. Lately, many have gone on vacation, let’s call it that. Also because the alternative is to stay in the country’s prisons. With a daily dripping cadence, the excellent Kremlin arrests resumed suddenly. Perhaps improper to call it a wave, as it was at the beginning of the so-called Special Military Operation, when activists, students and historical leaders of the protest were deprived of their freedom by the thousands. That was the first and most important operation of zeroing out any contrary voice.

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05:40 – Von der Leyen: let’s get ready for a total cut of Russian gas

We must prepare for further gas supply disruptions, including a complete cut from Russia. Today a total of 12 Member States are directly affected by partial or total reductions in gas supply. obvious: Putin continues to use energy as a weapon. This is why the Commission is working on a European emergency plan. We will present this plan and the necessary tools by mid-July. So the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in his plenary speech to the European Parliament for the presentation of the Czech EU presidency. Member States already have their national contingency plans. This is good, but we need European coordination and joint action. We need to make sure that, in the event of a complete outage, the gas flows to where it is most needed. We must ensure European solidarity. And we need to protect the single market and industry supply chains, she explained. We must never forget the bitter lesson we learned at the start of the pandemic. Selfishness and protectionism only lead to disunity and fragmentation. While European unity and coordination were the key remedies to overcome this brutal pandemic. As always, we hope for the best, but we prepare for the worst. This hard work ahead of us. But as in the last few weeks, unity will lead to success.

05:35 – Ukraine, the prosecutor investigates over 21,000 war crimes

There are over 21 thousand war crimes allegedly committed by Russian forces which are being investigated by the Ukrainian authorities. This was reported by the Attorney General of Ukraine, Irina Venediktova. Venediktova’s office receives reports of 200-300 crimes of this type every day, Nexta TV reports.

05:30 – Putin told Widodo that he will participate in the G20, to be decided how

As for the November G20 summit, an official invitation was received from the Indonesian president Joko Widodo addressed to the Russian leader. Jakarta was informed ofintention of President Vladimir Putin to attend. The format of participation subject to in-depth analysis based on the evolution of the situation in the world and taking into account the sanitary and epidemiological situation in Southeast Asia. The Russian Foreign Ministry clarifies this in a note, as reported by the Tass agency. Sergey Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation in attendance at the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Bali on 7 and 8 July.

05:25 – Pro-Russians block YouTube and Instagram in Kherson

YouTube and Instagram blocked a Kherson. The pro-Russian administration in the occupied Ukrainian region says it has ordered the access to the platform and the social network to be stopped. We were disconnected from YouTube several days ago. Now we are without YouTube and without Instagram, said the spokesman for the pro-Russian authorities in Kherson, quoted by the Interfax agency.

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