Summary of the 65th day of the war in Ukraine

After the Russian attacks on Kyiv during the visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, several countries condemned the gesture.

Here are all the news of this 65th day of fighting in Ukraine.

8:29 p.m. | “Ukraine will not be the last victim of this Russian aggression”

In an interview on Le Bilan, the President of the International Council of Canada called on the international community to take a stand against Russia.

5:40 p.m. | A benefit concert for a children’s hospital in Ukraine

To support a children’s hospital in Kyiv, teachers and students at a school in Montreal are organizing a benefit concert that promises to be very emotional.

4:36 p.m. | Pentagon accuses Putin of “depravity” and “cruelty.”



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The Pentagon on Friday accused Vladimir Putin of “depravity” and “cruelty” in the behavior of Russian forces in Ukraine, where they are accused of killing civilians, including children.

3:49 p.m. | Romanian official websites targeted by cyberattacks by a pro-Russian group



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Several official Romanian websites, including those of the government and the defense ministry, fell victim to cyberattacks on Friday alleged by a pro-Russian group, authorities said.

3:16 p.m. | The Russian offensive in Donbass has fallen behind

The Russian offensive in Donbass, which is progressing “slowly and unevenly” due to resistance from the Ukrainian military, has lagged behind, a senior Pentagon official said on Friday.

2:56 p.m. | Putin invited to G20: Washington refuses to ‘act as if nothing happened’




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The United States on Friday said it refused to negotiate with Vladimir Putin “as if nothing happened” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, commenting on the Russian president’s invitation to the G20 summit scheduled for November, as well as his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

2:44 p.m. | Paris and Berlin ‘determined’ to support Moldova amid ‘risk of destabilisation’



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Chiefs of French diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian and Germany’s Annalena Baerbock said Friday they were determined to support Moldova, a former Soviet republic bordering Ukraine, amid “risks of destabilization”.

“The ministers discussed the European response to the war in Ukraine and discussed the continuation and deepening of support for that country,” said the French Foreign Ministry spokesman.

“The two ministers also discussed the situation in Moldova and their shared determination to support it given the risks of its destabilization,” added Anne-Claire Legendre.

2:17 p.m. | “Putin does what he wants, when he wants”

According to retired Canadian Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel Rémi Landry, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attitude is that of a leader who disregards conventions in a war situation.

In an interview with TVA, he regretted the Russian attack in Kyiv during the visit of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, which according to Rémi Landry was inevitably ordered by high-ranking officers of the Russian army.

“It’s a blatant lack of respect for the United Nations and international law,” Mr. Landry claims.

2:16 p.m. | The journalist killed by a Russian strike had just settled in

Mykhailo Vovtchynsky had just moved into a new building near central Kyiv when it was hit by a Russian missile on Thursday. He shudders to learn that Moscow confirmed on Friday it had fired a “high-precision” missile to hit a military factory across the street.

The blast killed a journalist, injured ten people and damaged the building so badly that it was forced to move. It also happened during the UN Secretary-General’s first visit to Kyiv.

11:46 am | A team will travel to Ukraine to investigate war crimes

The UK will soon send a team of experts to help Ukrainian and international investigators investigate atrocities committed since the Russian invasion, the visiting foreign secretary announced on Friday.

9:43 am | The Pentagon urges not to go to Ukraine

An American fighting Russian forces in Ukraine was killed, Pentagon officials said on Friday, the Pentagon warned American nationals tempted to enter the field of this deadly conflict.

9:36 am | The evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal compound in Mariupol is under consideration

An “operation” to evacuate civilians holed up in the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, south-eastern Ukraine, which is besieged by Russian troops, is “planned” for Friday, announced the Ukrainian Council Presidency.

9:22 am | 6 Things We Know About “War Crimes” In Boutcha

Ukraine and western countries have accused Russia of “massacres” and “war crimes” since hundreds of bodies were discovered in several locations in the Kyiv region occupied by Russian forces in March.



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8:48 | The waking nightmare of Boutcha survivors

When Vitaly Jyvotovsky closes his eyes, he sees prisoners with white bags over their heads pushing Russian soldiers to the butts of their rifles at his home in Boutcha near Kyiv.

8:11 a.m. | Interview with journalist Tetyana Ogarkova, head of the international department of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center

8:09 a.m. | Russia: Central bank cuts interest rate from 17% to 14%

The Central Bank of Russia again cut interest rates sharply from 17% to 14% on Friday, saying that “risks to prices and financial stability have stopped rising and the conditions have been set for a key rate cut”.

6:21 am | Two British aid workers ‘caught’ in Ukraine

Two British volunteers have been “captured” by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the UK-based non-profit Presidium Network said on Friday.



US ORGANIZATION IN NEW YORK PACKS AID FOR UKRAINE




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5:54 | The Indonesian President invites Zelenskyy and Putin to the G20 summit

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Friday that he had invited his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy and confirmed that he had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 summit in Indonesia scheduled for November.

5:28 | The Radio Liberty producer was killed in a strike in Kyiv on Thursday

A Ukrainian producer from Radio Liberty was killed in a Russian attack on Kyiv on Thursday, her organization said in a statement.

“Vira Ghyrytch died as a result of a Russian missile attack on the building where she lived,” the United States-funded radio said on its website. His body was discovered under the rubble on Friday, she said.

5:05 am | Paris condemns ‘indiscriminate’ Russian attacks on Kyiv during UN chief’s visit

French diplomatic chief Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday condemned the “indiscriminate attacks” by Russian forces on Kyiv, which took place on Thursday while UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in the Ukrainian capital.

4:00 p.m. | Russia confirms attack on Kyiv with ‘high-precision’ weapons during Guterre’s visit

Russia confirmed on Friday it had carried out a strike with “high-precision” weapons against the Ukrainian capital Kyiv the day before amid a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“Russian forces have destroyed the workshops of the space company Artyom in the city of Kyiv with long-range high-precision weapons,” the Russian Defense Ministry said at a briefing.

3h58 | Around 8,000 British soldiers are deployed in Eastern Europe this summer

Around 8,000 British soldiers will take part in exercises in Eastern Europe this summer alongside NATO troops to “show solidarity and strength” during the invasion of Ukraine.

2h57 | The evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal compound in Mariupol is scheduled for Friday

An “operation” to evacuate civilians holed up in the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, south-eastern Ukraine, which is besieged by Russian troops, is “planned” for Friday, announced the Ukrainian Council Presidency.




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“An operation to remove civilians from the factory is scheduled for today,” the presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, including dozens of children, are stranded at this huge Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, according to Kyiv, with the last Ukrainian fighters in the city.

0h50 | The West is advancing on a military ridgeline facing Moscow

how far to go In the context of the conflict in Ukraine, Western countries are advancing on a front line, intensifying their armed aid to Kyiv while, for the time being, careful to avoid any direct intervention, which would elevate them to the rank of belligerent in the eyes of Moscow.

0h46 | In Bosnia, Moscow is accused of wanting to start a return fire in the middle of the war against Ukraine

As war rages in Kremlin-held Ukraine, Westerners accuse Russia of fanning the embers of Serbian separatism in Bosnia to ignite a return fire in the country divided along ethnic fault lines.

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