Russian assaults proceed in wake of Putin arrest warrant


KYIV, Ukraine — Widespread Russian assaults continued in Ukraine following the International Criminal Court’s resolution to situation an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s commissioner for kids’s rights.

Ukraine was attacked by 16 Russian drones on Friday evening, the Ukrainian Air Force stated within the early hours of Saturday. Writing on Telegram, the air drive command stated that 11 out of 16 drones have been shot down “in the central, western and eastern regions.” Among areas focused have been the capital, Kyiv, and the western Lviv province.

The head of the Kyiv metropolis administration, Serhii Popko, stated Ukrainian air defenses shot down all drones heading for the Ukrainian capital, whereas Lviv regional Gov. Maksym Kozytskyi stated Saturday that three of six drones have been shot down, with the opposite three hitting a district bordering Poland. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, the assaults have been carried out from the jap coast of the Sea of Azov and Russia’s Bryansk province, which borders Ukraine.

The Ukrainian navy moreover stated in its common replace Saturday morning that Russian forces over the earlier 24 hours launched 34 airstrikes, one missile strike and 57 rounds of anti-aircraft hearth. The Facebook replace stated that falling particles hit the southern Kherson province, damaging seven homes and a kindergarten.

According to the Ukrainian assertion, Russia is continuous to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk in Ukraine’s jap Donetsk province. Pavlo Kyrylenko, regional Gov. of the Donetsk province, stated one individual was killed and three wounded when 11 cities and villages within the province have been shelled on Friday.

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Further west, Russian rockets hit a residential space in a single day Friday within the metropolis of Zaporizhzhia, the regional capital of the partially occupied province of the identical title. No casualties have been reported, however homes have been broken and a catering institution destroyed, Anatoliy Kurtev of the Zaporizhzhia City Council stated.

The International Criminal Court stated Friday that it has issued an arrest warrant for Putin for struggle crimes, accusing him of private accountability for the abductions of kids from Ukraine, along with Russia’s commissioner for kids’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova.

It is the primary time the worldwide courtroom has issued a warrant towards a pacesetter of one of many 5 everlasting members of the U.N. Security Council.

The transfer was instantly dismissed by Moscow — and welcomed by Ukraine as a serious breakthrough.

Its sensible implications, nonetheless, might be restricted because the probabilities of Putin dealing with trial on the ICC are extremely unlikely as a result of Moscow doesn’t acknowledge the courtroom’s jurisdiction or extradite its nationals.

U.Okay. navy officers stated Saturday that Russia is more likely to widen conscription. In its newest intelligence replace, the U.Okay. protection ministry stated that deputies within the Russian Duma, the decrease home of Russia’s parliament, launched a invoice Monday to vary the conscription age for males to 21-30, from the present 18-27.

The ministry stated that, in the intervening time, many males aged 18-21 declare exemption from navy service as a result of they’re in larger schooling. The change would imply that they’d finally nonetheless must serve. It stated the regulation will doubtless be handed and are available into drive in January 2024.

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