On Saturday, Russia intensified its attacks on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. On the 52nd day of the war, the Kremlin also announced that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was prohibited from entering Russian territory.
According to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, at least one person was killed in the recent explosions. He also talked about the injuries that are still being counted and being treated in a hospital in the area.
Russian attacks at the beginning of the 52nd day of the war focused on the Darnitsky region.
The Russian Defense Ministry claims that long-range, high-precision weapons were used to attack a military building. According to the Russians, the site was a workshop for military equipment.
Johnson banned from entering Russia
The Kremlin announced today that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Other politicians in the UK are banned from entering Russia. The decision came after the sanctions imposed by London on Moscow because of the war.
“This measure was taken in response to the unbridled political and media campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally and creating favorable conditions for stopping our country and stifling the national economy,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In addition to Johnson, the following British officials are barred: Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, former Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In the statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that this list would be expanded in the future “to include British politicians and parliamentarians who contribute to fueling” anti-Russian hysteria.
Russia counts the goals of the dawn
Russia says it fired missiles at 16 different points in Ukraine on Saturday. Among the places he allegedly attacked were Nikolaev, Poltava and Gozarovka, areas where Ukrainian military equipment is concentrated, according to the Russians.
The Kremlin also reported the crash of a Ukrainian military helicopter in the city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region.
* (With information from RFI and AFP)
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