Cover image: Relief workers and volunteers are working to save people still trapped under the rubble of the restaurant hit by the strike in Kramatorsk. June 27, 2023. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP
The presence of the Wagner group in Belarus, ” a threat “ for the region, judges the Polish president. “It is difficult for us to exclude that the presence of the Wagner Group in Belarus could constitute a potential threat for Poland, which shares a border with Belarus, a threat for Lithuania (…), as well as, potentially, for Latvia”Andrzej Duda said at a press conference in kyiv.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced an attack “terrorist”and announced the arrest on the spot of an individual who had “coordinated” Russian fire, in his daily address Wednesday evening. Police say Russia fired two S-300 missiles – surface-to-air missiles it also uses for land strikes – at Kramatorsk, which had a population of 150,000 before the war entered its sixteenth month.Kramatorsk: at least eleven people were killed, and around sixty injured, in a Russian bombardment in eastern Ukraine. Among the dead are three children, the Ukrainian state emergency service said on Telegram. “Rescuers search the rubble of the destroyed building and search for people who are probably [dessous]», he added. The attack destroyed the Ria Pizza restaurant, an establishment popular with journalists and the military.The Russian attack on Kramatorsk is a “manifestation of terror”according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Each display of terror proves again and again, to us and to the whole world, that Russia deserves only one thing as a result of everything it has done: defeat and a court, fair and legal trials against all Russian Murderers and Terrorists”he said in his speech.Evgueni Prigojine is in Belarusconfirmed the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, quoted on Tuesday by the official Belta news agency. The founder of the private paramilitary company Wagner, a former close friend of Vladimir Putin, had obtained the right to go into exile in the neighboring country of Russia and Ukraine, after his mutiny on Saturday.Vladimir Putin gave a speech to the security forces, at the Kremlin, in Moscow. The Russian president paid tribute to his army, which he said prevented a ” civil war “ during the rebellion of the Wagner Group, for the moment pardoned but ordered to hand over his heavy weapons. “Those who have been drawn into rebellion have seen that the army and the people were not on their side”said the Russian president.
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