Russia advances in east; Ukraine calls for longer-range weapons

29/5/2022 8:35:00 AM

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Russia advances in east; Ukraine calls for longer-range weapons - Reuters

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Russia advances in east; Ukraine calls for longer-range weapons - Reuters

KYIV (May 29): Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified calls for longer-range weapons from the West.Slow, solid Russian gains in recent days in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, comprising the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, point to a subtle momentum shift in the war, now in its fourth month.Invading forces appear close to seizing all of the Luhansk region, one of

A KYIV (May 29): Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified calls for longer-range weapons from the West.A KYIV/POPASNA, Ukraine (May 27): Russian forces in eastern Ukraine captured the centre of the railway hub town of Lyman and encircled most of Sievierodonetsk city, Ukrainian officials said on Friday, as Kyiv's forces fell back in the face of Moscow's biggest advance for weeks.A KYIV (May 27): President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged the West to stop playing around with Russia and impose tougher sanctions on it to end its"senseless war" in Ukraine, adding that his country would remain independent, the only question was at what price.PUTRAJAYA: Tindakan Barat yang diketuai oleh Amerika Syarikat (AS) membantu Ukraine dalam krisis dengan Russia dibimbangi bakal mencetuskan pula kancah Perang Dunia Ketiga.

Slow, solid Russian gains in recent days in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, comprising the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, point to a subtle momentum shift in the war, now in its fourth month.Invading forces appear close to seizing all of the Luhansk region, one of the more modest war goals the Kremlin set after abandoning its assault on the capital, Kyiv, in the face of Ukrainian resistance.Moscow's separatist proxies said they were in full control of Lyman, which Russia has attacked from the north in one major axes of its advance.Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday its troops and allied separatist forces were in full control of Lyman, the site of a railway junction west of the Siverskyi Donets River in the Donetsk.Western military analysts see the battle for Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk as a possible turning point in the war after a shift in momentum towards Russia following the surrender of Ukraine's garrison in Mariupol last week.However, Ukraine's deputy defence minister, Hanna Malyar, said the battle for Lyman continued, the ZN.Ukrainian officials acknowledged that Russia had captured most of the town.ua website reported.Persidangan edisi ke-27 itu merupakan acara tahunan sejak 1995 anjuran akhbar kewangan ternama Jepun, Nikkei yang mengungkap suara pemimpin Asia dalam pelbagai isu semasa.

Sievierodonetsk, some 60 kilometres from Lyman on the eastern side of the river and the largest Donbas city still held by Ukraine, was under heavy assault from the Russians.To the east, Russian forces had encircled two-thirds of Sievierodonetsk and destroyed 90% of its buildings, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said."The catastrophic unfolding events could be still stopped if the world treated the situation in Ukraine as if it were facing the same situation, if the powers that be did not play around with Russia but really pressed to end the war."With the use of artillery, Russian forces carried out assault operations in the area of the city of Sievierodonetsk.The fighting continues," the general staff of Ukraine's armed forces said early on Sunday.Russia has been trying to trap Ukrainian forces there and in Lysychansk on the opposite river bank.Russian artillery was also pounding the Lysychansk-Bakhmut road, which Russia must take to close a pincer movement and encircle Ukrainian forces, and police said there was"significant destruction" in Lysychansk.It requires unanimity but Hungary opposes the idea on the grounds that its economy would suffer too much.The governor of Luhansk said on Friday Russian troops had already entered Sievierodonetsk.After being driven back from the capital Kyiv in March and the outskirts of Ukraine's second city Kharkiv this month, Russian forces are staging their strongest advance in weeks in the Donbas.“Langkah ini membuka risiko dan menekan Russia untuk bertindak melancarkan perang lebih besar yang berpotensi akan membabitkan banyak negara lain pula selepas ini,” tambahnya.

Ukrainian troops may have to retreat from the city to avoid capture, Governor Serhiy Gaidai said.It was not clear whether they had begun to pull out on Saturday.Popasna, reached by Reuters journalists in Russian-held territory on Thursday, was a wasteland of burnt-out buildings."How many more weeks will the European Union try to agree on a sixth package?" he asked.Ukrainian presidential adviser and peace negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak repeated a call for US-made long-range multiple-rocket launchers.US officials have told Reuters such systems are actively being considered, with a decision possible in coming days.Tired of sheltering in a cellar, Natalia Kovalenko had returned to live in the wreckage of her flat."It is hard to fight when you are attacked from 70 kilometres away and have nothing to fight back with." Zelenskiy's comments mark the second day in a row that he has sharpened his criticism of the world's approach to the war.“Apabila rakyat negara tersebut tidak bersetuju, AS akan mengambil tindakan ketenteraan dan sebab itulah ketegangan selalunya meningkat jika melibatkan campur tangan AS,” katanya.

.She stared into the courtyard, recounting how two people had been killed there and eight wounded by a shell when they went outside to cook..we need effective weapons," Podolyak posted on Twitter."I just have to fix the window somehow.Advancing Russians Russian forces attacked from three sides to try to encircle Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk on Thursday, Ukraine's military said.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy voiced hopes in a late-night video address that Ukraine's allies would provide needed weapons, adding that he expected"good news" this week.Ukrainian forces in the Donbas said in a brief Facebook post they had been on the defensive all day, fending off seven Russian attacks and destroying a tank."We are tired of being so scared.– UTUSAN.

Some 90% of buildings in Sievierodonetsk were damaged, Governor Gaidai said, with 14 high-rise buildings destroyed in the latest shelling.Ukraine's military said 50 towns in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces were shelled on Thursday.Reuters could not independently verify the claims.'What price' Russia's advance in the east follows a Ukrainian counter-offensive that pushed Russian forces back from Kharkiv in May.'Catastrophic consequences' Zelenskiy said the military situation in the Donbas was very complicated, adding that defences were holding up in a number of places, including Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk."It's indescribably difficult there.On Thursday, Russian forces shelled parts of Kharkiv for the first time in days.Russia said it does not target civilians.And I am grateful to all those who withstood this onslaught," he said.

The British defence ministry said in its daily intelligence report that if Russia succeeded in taking over those areas, the Kremlin would likely view it as a"substantive political achievement", which it could use to justify its invasion to the Russian people.Reuters filmed shells bursting in a neighbourhood, sending clouds of smoke into the sky above a bloodstained pavement littered with broken glass.In a sign of frustration over Western differences on the war, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had shown itself incapable of mounting a united response.Danger of escalation Western countries led by the United States have provided Ukraine with long-range weaponry, including M777 howitzers and Harpoon anti-ship missiles, from Denmark."We have to talk clearly about the catastrophic consequences for the future of all Europe if Ukraine is defeated," she said on Facebook.In the south, where Moscow has seized a swathe of territory since the Feb 24 invasion, Ukrainian officials believe Russia aims to impose permanent rule.Zelenskiy said in a television interview he believed Russia would agree to talks if Ukraine could recapture all the territories it has lost since the invasion began on Feb 24.Still, Zelenskiy ruled out the idea of using force to win back all the land Ukraine has lost to Russia since 2014, which includes the southern peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed that year."All this indicates that Russia will try to keep the occupied territories under its control," it said.Russia called its actions in Ukraine a"special operation" to disarm Ukraine and protect it from fascists.

"I do not believe that we can restore all of our territories by military means.If we decide to go that way, we will lose hundreds of thousands of people," he said.In an overnight address, Zelenskiy criticised the EU for dithering over a ban on Russian energy imports, saying the bloc was funding Moscow's war effort with a billion euros a day.Russia said it is waging a"special military operation" to demilitarise Ukraine and rid it of nationalists threatening Russian speakers there.It wants Ukraine to recognise Russian sovereignty over the Crimea peninsula Moscow seized in 2014, and the independence of separatist-claimed territory.Ukraine and Western countries said Russia's claims are a false pretext for a war of aggression..Thousands of people, including many civilians, have been killed and several million have fled their homes, either for safer parts of Ukraine or to other countries.

Authorities in the second city of Kharkiv said six civilians were wounded in the latest Russian shelling.merely means more Ukrainians being killed," he said.Pushing diplomatic efforts for a solution to a conflict that has ramifications beyond Ukraine's borders, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a call on Saturday.They urged him to lift a Russian blockade of Odesa port to allow Ukrainian grain exports, France said.Kyiv says it wants longer-range ground weapons, especially rocket launchers, to help it win artillery battles.The Kremlin said Putin told them Moscow was willing to discuss ways to make it possible for Ukraine to resume shipments of grain from Black Sea ports.Ukraine is a major grain exporter, and the blockage of its exports threatens to result in food shortages in a number countries, including in Africa.Washington had held back from supplying such arms, partly to avoid an escalation should Ukraine hit targets deep within Russia.

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