As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 126th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here are the key events so far on Wednesday, June 29.
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- A Russian missile attack killed 3 people and injured 5 in the port city of Mykolaiv on Wednesday morning, local authorities said, a day after the attack killed Three people died, including a six-year-old girl in nearby Ochakiv.
- There is a real possibility that the Russian missile hit a crowd shopping mall in Kremenchuk and killed at least 18 people was directed at a nearby target, the British Ministry of Defense said.
- Russian-installed officials in the occupied Kherson region of Ukraine said their security forces arrested Kherson mayor Ihor Kolykhayev on Tuesday after he refused to follow Moscow’s orders, in when a local Kherson official said the mayor had been kidnapped.
- An adviser to the mayor of Mariupol said that a referendum on whether the Donetsk region was occupied almost entirely by Russia would be held on September 11.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the United Nations Security Council that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “terrorist” and called for Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations.
- Western sanctions against Russia will end only when Putin accepts that his plans in Ukraine will not work, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
- Turkey has lift its veto about Finland and Sweden’s offer to join the Western alliance after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security, concluding a week-long film that tests the allies’ unity against aggression. Russia’s strategy in Ukraine.
- French President Emmanuel Macron said Russia cannot be allowed to win the war and that Western powers will support Kyiv as long as necessary.
- The Group of Seven Economic Powers has agreed to explore measures to impose price limits on Russian oil imports.
- The administration of US President Joe Biden has added five companies in China to a trade blacklist for allegedly supporting Russia’s defense and military industrial base.
- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that Japan will provide an additional 100 million USD in humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
- Canada will provide an additional C$151.7 million ($118 million) to Ukraine for humanitarian, development and security assistance, according to a statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office.