The night of the war at a glance: Selenskyj threatens Moscow’s soldiers with punishment – Kyiv criticizes Canada

The night of the war at a glance
Selenskyj threatens Moscow’s soldiers with punishment – Kyiv criticizes Canada

After a rocket attack by Moscow in the Donetsk region, rescuers recovered 15 bodies from a destroyed apartment building. President Selenskyj then threatened the “Russian murderers” with consequences and ordered the recapture of occupied areas in the south. Meanwhile, FDP Vice Kubicki is attacking Schröder.

Selenskyj threatens Russian soldiers with punishment

According to Ukrainian sources, 15 people were found dead in a collapsed block of flats in Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region. “Punishment is inevitable for every Russian murderer,” said Zelenskyj after the rocket fire. The attack on the residential area showed once again that Russia’s troops also deliberately killed in residential areas. “After such attacks, they won’t be able to say that they didn’t know or didn’t understand something,” said the Ukrainian head of state in his video address that night. In addition to the 15 dead, six injured people were also rescued from the building by late Sunday evening, according to the deputy head of the presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko. 23 people are still missing.

Kyiv calls on civilians to flee

At the same time, the Ukrainian leadership called on civilians in the occupied south of the country to flee because of planned army offensives. Residents of the Cherson and Zaporizhia regions should urgently leave their homes – if necessary in the direction of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which has been annexed by Russia since 2014, said Deputy Prime Minister Irina Wereshchuk. Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov told the British “Sunday Times” that Zelenskyy had ordered the military to reclaim occupied territory in the south with the help of Western weapons. In particular, the coastal areas are of great importance for the Ukrainian economy.

Ukraine disappointed with Canada’s government

The leadership in Kyiv is protesting against the planned delivery of the serviced Russian Nord Stream 1 turbine from Canada to Germany. A statement by the foreign and energy ministries in Kyiv said they were “deeply disappointed” by the Canadian government’s decision to make an exception to the sanctions imposed on Russia in this case. “We urge the Canadian government to reconsider this decision and ensure the integrity of the sanctions system.”

In mid-June, the Russian energy company Gazprom reduced its gas deliveries to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline. The reason given in Moscow is the missing turbine, which cannot be returned from Canada after maintenance work due to sanctions. Canada now wants to have the turbine sent to Germany instead of directly to Russia.

Kubicki: Schröder twists facts

Meanwhile, FDP Vice Wolfgang Kubicki was irritated by statements by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder about his contact with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. “Basically, of course, it’s always better to keep in touch with the leaders of authoritarian states, and nobody can prevent the ex-chancellor from doing this,” Kubicki told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “But anyone who thinks that Germany has a diplomatic obligation to end the war in Ukraine is distorting the facts.”

Schröder had previously told the “FAZ” that he did not want to give up his “opportunities to talk to President Putin” despite the Russian war of aggression. He doesn’t believe in a military solution. “The war can only be ended through diplomatic negotiations.”

That will be important on Monday

  • The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany was shut down in the morning for an expected ten days. According to the operating company, it should be reopened on July 21 after the maintenance work has been completed. The great concern in the federal government, however, is that Moscow will not turn on the gas tap again after the work is completed.
  • Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht is on a series of visits to numerous Bundeswehr departments. Against the background of the threat situation on NATO’s eastern flank, she wants to get an idea of ​​the operational readiness of the staffs, units and units.

You can read all further developments in our live ticker on the Ukraine war.

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