Six dead in Kharkiv region in recent attacks, official says
At least six people died in the Kharkiv region after Russian forces were accused of firing a series of weapons at the city of Kharkiv and surrounding areas, the head of the regional state administration said.
“The occupiers last day [launched] 54 hits with various types of long-range weapons,” Oleh Synegubov said in a telegram on Tuesday post Office. He said the attacks occurred over a 24-hour period.
NBC News was unable to independently verify the claim or the reported death toll.
Synegubov said a number of districts were affected, including Saltivka, Oleksiyivka, Kholodna Hora, Derhachi and Chuguiv.
A car displaying a white flag to indicate civilian occupants is riddled with shrapnel holes on a road in Bucha on Monday.
Chernihiv has been cut off from heat supplies after fierce fighting, an official says
Chernihiv residents have no access to heat due to “damage to critical infrastructure” during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces, the head of the local regional state administration said.
In a telegram post Office On Tuesday, Vyacheslav Chaus said electricity, water and gas supplies were “partially working”. However, he said there was “no heat supply”. Temperatures in the region hovered just below 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius).)with warmer but still cool weather expected this week.
Russian troops have reportedly withdrawn from areas around Chernihiv and the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The British Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that Ukrainian forces had recaptured important territory in northern Ukraine. However, it said low-level fighting was likely to continue in some parts of the newly conquered region.
Chaus said dozens of people had died in the Chernihiv region “as a result of fires started by Russian shelling.”
According to Ukraine, seven humanitarian corridors are to be opened on Tuesday
Seven humanitarian corridors for evacuating residents from cities in southern and eastern Ukraine were to be opened on Tuesday, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said in a message published on Telegram.
The besieged southern port city of Mariupol was added to the list whose residents should travel to Zaporizhia in their own vehicles, rather than on buses. However, safe routes out of the city have come under fire or been blocked in recent weeks, making evacuations difficult or impossible, and Vereshchuk offered little reason for hope on Tuesday.
“Despite the promises of their leadership, the occupiers do not allow anyone to travel to Mariupol,” she wrote in the Telegram post.
Seven buses were scheduled to evacuate residents of Manhush, east of Mariupol. According to Vereshchuk, Russian forces blocked Red Cross officials on Monday.
“After negotiations, they were released at night and sent to Zaporizhia,” Vereshchuk said.
Tanya Nedashkivs’ka, 57, mourns the loss of her husband who was killed Monday in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian forces have retaken key terrain in the north, Britain says
According to the British Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian forces have recaptured important territory in northern Ukraine.
It comes after soldiers forced Russian forces to withdraw from areas around the city of Chernihiv and around the capital Kyiv, the ministry said in its latest intelligence report on Tuesday.
The ministry said low-level fighting in parts of the retaken regions “is likely to continue” but is expected to “reduce significantly over the course of this week” as Russian forces continue to withdraw.
It added that many Russian army units withdrawing from northern Ukraine “are likely to require significant re-equipment and refurbishment before they can be redeployed to operations in eastern Ukraine.”
Zelenskyj addresses the UN Security Council
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to address the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday as Russia faces mounting pressure over alleged atrocities in the city of Bucha, near Kyiv.
Zelenskyy will address the council around 10am after a visit to Bucha, where he said up to 300 people were killed or tortured by Russian forces before withdrawing from the Kyiv suburb.
in one tweet On Monday, Britain’s mission to the United Nations said the UK Presidency would “ensure the truth about Russia’s war crimes is heard”.
“We will expose Putin’s war for what it really is,” it said.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/live-blog/russia-ukraine-war-zelenskyy-address-un-security-council-outrage-bucha-rcna22959 Selenskyj addresses the outrage over the death of Bucha before the UN Security Council