[EN DIRECT] 109th day of the war in Ukraine: here are the latest developments

Fighting in eastern Ukraine continues and still leaves dozens dead.


Here are the latest developments, minute by minute

4:00 p.m. | Two young couples of Ukrainian soldiers say “yes” to the wailing of sirens


Anti-bomb sirens can be heard and the bride is camouflaged: in the small village of Druzhkivka, around forty kilometers from the front in eastern Ukraine, two young couples of Ukrainian soldiers said “yes” to each other on Sunday.

2:09 p.m. | In Mikolayiv trench warfare and bombed port


In Mikolayiv, a key port on the Dnieper estuary in southern Ukraine where the Russian advance has been halted on the outskirts of the city, fighting turns to trench warfare and authorities are taking over the scale of the bombing infrastructure.

12:31 | Russia: An NGO against torture announces its dissolution

The director of Russia’s NGO Committee Against Torture announced on Sunday the dissolution of his organization and considered his classification as a “foreign agent” by the authorities on Friday as “insult and defamation”.

“We don’t want to continue working branded as ‘foreign agents’. We consider this term an insult and slander,” announced Sergei Babinets on Telegram, adding that the dissolution of the NGO was decided by its members on Saturday.

10:46 am | Former British soldier dies in Ukraine


A former British soldier, Jordan Gatley, was shot dead in Ukraine, his family said on social media, with British diplomacy only confirming the death of a British national.

07:39 | Ukraine: Moscow strikes west, battle doubles at Severodonetsk

Moscow said Sunday it had “destroyed a large warehouse” in western Ukraine with western-supplied weapons, while fighting raged in Severodonetsk, a key city in the east where Ukraine’s defenses appear to be in serious trouble.

07:14 | Nostalgic opening of the first “Russian McDonald’s” in Moscow

“The name changes, love stays”: Under this slogan, the first “Russian McDonald’s” opened their doors on Sunday in the country, which is reminiscent of the American fast-food chain that left Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine .



The Vkusno i totchka (meaning Delicious Point) sign was unveiled in Moscow on Sunday in front of a hundred Russian and foreign journalists. The logo depicts two stylized orange fries to the right of a red dot on a green background.


06:42 | A friend of the Moroccan woman trapped in Ukraine asks London for help

A friend of Moroccan Brahim Saadoun, who was sentenced to death after being captured in Ukraine where he fought Russian forces, on Sunday urged the British government to “rescue” him. Zina Kotenko, a Ukrainian refugee living in the UK, described her boyfriend Brahim Saadoun, 21, as “friendly”, “outgoing” and “cheerful”.

06:35 | Foreigners sentenced to death in Ukraine: A pro-Russian separatist leader refuses to change their sentence

A pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine said on Sunday he did not want to change the sentence against the two Britons and the Moroccan, who were sentenced to death for fighting with the Ukrainian army, saying it was “just”.

05:35 | Moscow says it attacked Western guns in western Ukraine, wounding at least 22, according to Kyiv


The Russian army announced on Sunday that it had attacked a western-supplied site near Tchortkiv in western Ukraine, which had largely escaped the fighting, leaving at least 22 people injured, including civilians, according to Kyiv.

04:24 | Operating under the Russian flag, the former McDonald’s restaurants in Russia were renamed Vkousno i totchka (Tasty Point).

“The name changes, love stays”: With this slogan, the first “Russian McDonald’s” opened their doors in the country on Sunday, which is reminiscent of the American fast-food chain that left the country because of the Ukraine conflict .

The Vkusno i totchka (meaning Delicious Point) sign was unveiled in Moscow on Sunday in front of a hundred Russian and foreign journalists. The logo depicts two stylized orange fries to the right of a red dot on a green background.

04:04 | Ukraine: Connection between Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and IAEA restored, Kyiv announces


Connections between Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which has been under Russian control since early March, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have been restored almost a month and a half after the transmission was lost, Ukrainian operator Energyatom said.

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