Foreign aid director killed by Russian bombs

Emma Igual, the director of Highway to Aid, was trapped in a van that flipped after it was hit by a bomb – Highway to Aid

A Spanish international help director has died after a van transporting a group of 4 in Donetsk was hit by a Russian bomb.

Emma Igual, 32, the director of Highway to Aid, had been travelling with a group to evaluate the wants of civilians on the outskirts of Bakhmut on Sunday once they have been attacked.

The humanitarian staff have been trapped contained in the car when it flipped over and caught fireplace after being hit with shells close to the city of Chasiv Yar.

Spain’s international minister, Jose Manuel Albares, stated on Sunday: “A projectile fell on a car wherein this Spanish citizen was travelling.

“She was working there at an NGO serving to with the humanitarian state of affairs in Ukraine and we’ve verbal affirmation of her loss of life.”

Canadian Anthony Ihnat additionally died within the assault, whereas German medical volunteer Ruben Mawick and Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias Thyr have been severely injured sustaining shrapnel wounds and burns.


04:54 PM BST

In the present day’s prime tales

  • Kyiv blamed Russian forces for the killing of two help staff, one Canadian and one Spanish, in japanese Ukraine, calling their deaths close to town of Bakhmut “a painful, irreparable loss”

  • Romania’s international ministry has summoned its Russian counterpart to reply how drone particles ended up in Romanian territory on Saturday

  • Ukraine and Sweden are to collectively produce CV-90 tanks with multi-layer armour

  • Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stated on Saturday that Russian chief Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be arrested in Brazil if he attends the G20 assembly in Rio de Janeiro subsequent 12 months

  • Ukraine stated it had shot down a lot of the three dozen drones Russia launched in a single day on the Kyiv area

  • Russian authorities on Sunday reported a number of makes an attempt to sabotage voting in native elections going down in occupied areas of Ukraine

  • Russia will return to the Black Sea grain deal “the identical day” as Moscow’s situations for export of its personal grain and fertilisers to the worldwide markets are met, international minister Sergei Lavrov instructed reporters on Sunday

  • Native elections kicked off in Russia this weekend in 79 areas, with voters casting their ballots for governors, regional legislatures, metropolis and municipal councils

  • Ukraine possible has about 30 to 45 days for the counteroffensive earlier than the climate worsens on the bottom, in accordance with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Employees

  • Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has stated any initiative that isolates Russia from the Black Sea grain deal is not going to be “sustainable”

  • South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol stated on Sunday the nation will present an extra $2 billion (£1.6bn) in help to Ukraine beginning in 2025 over the long term, along with the $300 million beforehand pledged for subsequent 12 months

  • Myanmar has acquired the primary cargo of two Russian Su-30 fighter jets, Charlie Than, Myanmar’s commerce minister, instructed Russian media on Sunday


04:50 PM BST

Ukraine blames Russian forces for NGO deaths

Kyiv blamed Russian forces for the killing of two help staff, one Canadian and one Spanish, in japanese Ukraine, calling their deaths close to town of Bakhmut “a painful, irreparable loss”.

The defence ministry stated Moscow’s troops had killed Emma Igual, a Spanish citizen who studied on the College of California at Berkeley, and Anthony Ihnat, a Canadian citizen each working for the NGO Highway to Aid.


04:45 PM BST

Bucharest requires finish of Russian assaults after discovering drone particles in Romania

Romania’s international ministry has summoned its Russian counterpart to reply how drone particles ended up in Romanian territory on Saturday.

Items of a drone have been discovered inside its border with Ukraine after explosions on Saturday.

In line with the Romanian assertion, the nation’s strategic affairs secretary demanded that Russia cease attacking Ukrainians, together with in a manner that threatens Romanian individuals close to the border.


04:20 PM BST

Ukraine and Sweden to collectively produce CV-90 tanks

Ukraine and Sweden are to collectively produce CV-90 tanks with multi-layer armour.

Hanna Maliar, the deputy minister of protection of Ukraine, stated the navy car is believed to be the “greatest on the earth”.

He stated: “The CV-90 infantry preventing car is believed to be one of the best one on the earth. Designed and manufactured in Sweden, it has all the pieces {that a} trendy fight car ought to have, and its major benefit is caring for the crew.”

The security of the crew contained in the CV-90 is ensured by robust strengthened multilayer armour fabricated from rolled metal sheets.

The CV-90s have been delivered to the Armed Forces in the summertime of 2023 and are already performing fight duties on the entrance, in accordance with native media.


03:46 PM BST

Lula says Putin wouldn’t be arrested in 2024 Brazil G20 assembly

Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stated on Saturday that Russian chief Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be arrested in Brazil if he attends the G20 assembly in Rio de Janeiro subsequent 12 months.

Mr Lula stated Putin can be invited to subsequent 12 months’s occasion, including that he himself deliberate to attend a Brics bloc of growing nations assembly due in Russia earlier than the Rio assembly.

“I imagine that Putin can go simply to Brazil,” Mr Lula stated. “What I can say to you is that if I’m president of Brazil, and he involves Brazil, there’s no manner he might be arrested.”

The Worldwide Legal Court docket issued an arrest warrant towards Putin in March, accusing him of the battle crime of illegally deporting a whole bunch of youngsters from Ukraine. Russia has denied its forces have engaged in battle crimes, or forcibly taken Ukrainian kids.

Brazil is a signatory to the Rome Statute which led to the founding of the ICC. Lula’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.


03:31 PM BST

Kyiv shoots down wave of in a single day drone assaults

Ukraine stated it had shot down a lot of the three dozen drones Russia launched in a single day on the Kyiv area.

The most recent assault got here as Ukraine’s forces have been calling extra Western assist for his or her counter-offensive to realize again land within the east and south.

“We recorded the launch of 33 Shahed (drones) within the route of Kyiv… 26 have been destroyed,” the Ukrainian Air Pressure stated.

Sergiy Popko, head of the Kyiv metropolis navy administration, wrote on Telegram: “Drones entered the capital in teams and from completely different instructions.”

4 individuals have been wounded, together with one who was hospitalised with accidents to the top and limbs.

Greater than 100 properties have been broken by falling particles.

Ukrainian emergency providers printed pictures of rescuers placing out fires in a number of districts.


02:56 PM BST

Ukraine has about 30-45 days for the offensive earlier than climate worsens, says prime US basic

Ukraine possible has about 30 to 45 days for the counteroffensive earlier than the climate worsens on the bottom, in accordance with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Employees.

Mark Milley stated on Sunday that Ukraine’s counteroffensive continues to be “progressing at a really regular tempo by way of the Russian entrance strains” regardless of shifting ahead extra slowly than anticipated.

“There’s nonetheless an inexpensive period of time, in all probability about 30 to 45 days’ price of preventing climate left, so the Ukrainians aren’t achieved,” Mr Milley stated on the BBC’s Sunday program.

“I stated on the very starting of this (battle) that this was going to be lengthy, gradual, exhausting, and high-casualty-producing, and that’s precisely what it’s,” he added.

The Ukrainians have been thwarted by closely mined fields and constant artillery, reportedly slowing down the counteroffensive to minimise casualties.


02:36 PM BST

In Footage: Izyum in Kharkiv was liberated one 12 months in the past

Russian forces destroyed the town of Izyum in Kharkiv in 2022 before it withdrew leaving behind ruined houses, mine-riddled farms and torture centres

Russian forces destroyed the city of Izyum in Kharkiv in 2022 earlier than it withdrew abandoning ruined homes, mine-riddled farms and torture centres – AFP


02:21 PM BST

Sabotage makes an attempt reported at polling stations in Ukraine

Russian authorities on Sunday reported a number of makes an attempt to sabotage voting in native elections going down in occupied areas of Ukraine.

Votes are going down this weekend in 79 areas of Russia, with ballots for governors, regional legislatures, metropolis and municipal councils, in addition to within the 4 Ukrainian areas Moscow annexed illegally final 12 months — the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia provinces — and on the Crimean peninsula, which the Kremlin annexed in 2014.

Balloting within the occupied areas of Ukraine has been denounced by Kyiv and the West as a sham and a violation of worldwide legislation.

Russian electoral officers on Sunday reported makes an attempt to sabotage voting within the occupied areas, the place guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv had beforehand killed pro-Moscow officers, blown up bridges and helped the Ukrainian navy by figuring out key targets.

A drone strike within the early hours of Sunday destroyed one polling station within the Zaporizhzhia province, deputy chairman of Russia’s Central Election Fee Nikolai Bulaev instructed reporters. He stated no employees have been on the station on the time of the assault.


01:45 PM BST

Russia will return to grain deal as soon as all Moscow’s calls for are met, Lavrov says

Russia will return to the Black Sea grain deal “the identical day” as Moscow’s situations for export of its personal grain and fertilisers to the worldwide markets are met, international minister Sergei Lavrov instructed reporters on Sunday.

Russia give up the deal in July, a 12 months after it was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, complaining that its personal meals and fertiliser exports confronted obstacles and that inadequate Ukrainian grain was going to nations in want.

“When all the required actions for eradicating obstacles for our grain and fertiliser exports are carried out, the identical day we’ll return to the collective implementation of the Ukrainian a part of the ‘Black Sea initiative’”, Mr Lavrov instructed a briefing after attending a two-day G20 summit in New Delhi.

The G20 declaration on Saturday known as for “full, well timed and efficient implementation to make sure the fast and unimpeded deliveries of grain, foodstuffs, and fertilizers/inputs” from Russia and Ukraine to fulfill demand in growing nations.

The United Nations, Turkey and this 12 months’s G7 chair Japan are attempting to facilitate the resumption of grain provides.

Ukraine opposes the thought of easing sanctions on Russia so as to revive a grain deal.


01:32 PM BST

In Footage: Injury left behind in Kyiv after evening of drone strikes

A Kyiv building was left with broken windows and damage after Russian drone strikes

A Kyiv constructing was left with damaged home windows and harm after Russian drone strikes – GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS


01:24 PM BST

Russian drone assault targets Kyiv

Russia fired practically three dozen drones at Kyiv early on Sunday, with blasts ringing out throughout the Ukrainian capital and the encompassing area for round two hours and particles falling throughout a number of metropolis districts, Ukrainian officers stated.

Ukraine’s air pressure stated the navy destroyed 26 out of the 33 Iran-made Shahed drones, all of which focused Kyiv and the area round it.

Fragments from downed drones fell on 5 completely different districts, stated Mayor Vitali Klitschko and town’s navy administration. Mr Klitschko stated one individual had been injured.

The state emergency service later reported that particles had fallen in three districts however that there was no critical harm.

There was no fast remark from Russia on the assaults.


01:20 PM BST

UK discusses care of veterans with Ukraine


12:52 PM BST

Native elections happen throughout Russia, however Ukraine is ‘not on the agenda’

Native elections kicked off in Russia this weekend in 79 areas, with voters casting their ballots for governors, regional legislatures, metropolis and municipal councils.

Russian authorities are additionally holding native elections within the 4 areas of Ukraine that Moscow annexed illegally final 12 months — the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia provinces.

Voting for federal and native legislators can be underway on the Crimean peninsula, which the Kremlin annexed in 2014.

Balloting within the occupied areas of Ukraine has been denounced by Kyiv and the West as a sham and a violation of worldwide legislation.

Within the majority of the Russian areas and within the occupied areas of Ukraine, polls opened on Friday and the voting lasts for 3 days, concluding Sunday. In different areas, voters can solely forged their poll on Sunday.

In over 20 Russian areas, together with Moscow, on-line voting has been enacted, regardless of broad criticism by opposition figures who say it lacks transparency and will simply be rigged. It has additionally been made out there in Crimea.

There are hardly any thrilling races, notes political analyst Abbas Gallyamov, primarily as a result of “crucial subject in Russian politics — the problem of battle and peace — will not be on the agenda in any respect.”


12:16 PM BST

Excluding Russia from grain deal talks is ‘not sustainable’, says Turkey

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has stated any initiative that isolates Russia from the Black Sea grain deal is not going to be “sustainable”.

Talking at a press briefing in New Delhi on Sunday he added that the grain deal was mentioned at size however indicated {that a} choice had not been reached.

Russia, Ukraine and Turkey are going to proceed to debate the grain deal, Mr Erdogan added.


11:51 AM BST

South Korea pledges extra $2 billion help to Ukraine

South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol stated on Sunday the nation will present an extra $2 billion (£1.6bn) in help to Ukraine beginning in 2025 over the long term, along with the $300 million beforehand pledged for subsequent 12 months, native media reported.

Yoon made the remark at a session of the G20 summit held in New Delhi, India.


11:48 AM BST

Our mission in the present day is to restrict Russia’s capability to provide missiles, says head of the Ukrainian president’s workplace


11:04 AM BST

Russian assault kills international help staff in Ukraine

Two help staff have died after a van wherein they have been travelling was hit by a Russian projectile in Donetsk.

The assault brought about the Highway to Aid van to flip over and set alight, in accordance with Highway to Aid.

Spain’s international minister, Jose Manuel Albares, has confirmed that 32-year-old Emma Igual was killed. She labored because the humanitarian organisation’s director.

“A projectile fell on a car wherein this Spanish citizen was travelling,” he stated.

“She was working there at an NGO serving to with the humanitarian state of affairs in Ukraine and we’ve verbal affirmation of her loss of life,” he instructed reporters on the G20 summit in India.

Anthony “Tonko” Ihnat, from Canada, has additionally died.

German medical volunteer Ruben Mawick and Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias Thyr have been severely injured with shrapnel wounds and burns.

The volunteers have been on their solution to assess the wants of civilians on the outskirts of Bakhmut, Highway to Aid stated.


10:51 AM BST

Drone strike on Kremlin airbase ‘launched from inside Russia’

Drone assaults on an airbase within the Russian metropolis of Pskov have been “nearly actually launched from inside Russian”, in accordance with British intelligence.

The quadcopter drones have a restricted journey vary, demonstrating that it might not be attainable for the assaults to have come from additional afield, it stated.

The governor of Pskov Oblast, near the Estonian border, has organised volunteer safety patrols to guard the border, airbases and airports.


10:43 AM BST

In Footage: Emergency staff on the scene of a drone strike in Kyiv

A Ukrainian serviceman controls a fire started by a drone in Kyiv

A Ukrainian serviceman controls a fireplace began by a drone in Kyiv – UKRAINIAN EMERGENCY SERVICE/AFP


10:08 AM BST

Russian international minister: We prevented the West’s try and ‘Ukrainize’ G20

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian international minister, celebrated diplomatic victory on Sunday, declaring a G20 summit in India a “success” after the bloc shied away from direct criticism of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We have been capable of forestall the West’s makes an attempt to ‘Ukrainize’ the summit agenda,” Mr Lavrov stated because the two-day assembly of leaders closed.

“The textual content doesn’t point out Russia in any respect,” he added.

“The Indian presidency has actually managed to coalesce G20 members from the worldwide south,” he stated, suggesting that Russian allies like Brazil, South Africa, India and China had made their voices heard.

Sergei Lavrov celebrated that G20 'text doesn't mention Russia at all'

Sergei Lavrov celebrated that G20 ‘textual content would not point out Russia in any respect’ – FRANCIS MASCARENHAS/REUTERS


09:59 AM BST

Romania summons Russian envoy after drone fragment discover

Romania stated it had summoned the Russian embassy’s cost d’affaires following the invention of fragments of a drone “just like these utilized by the Russian Military”.

Romanian troopers discovered the fragments within the space of Plauru in Tulcea county throughout the border from Ukraine on Saturday.

State secretary Iulian Fota met the Russian diplomat the identical day to transmit “Romania’s protest towards the violation of the Romanian airspace,” the international ministry stated.

Mr Fota “firmly requested the Russian aspect to cease the actions towards the Ukrainian inhabitants and infrastructure, together with people who would threaten in any manner the protection and safety of the Romanian residents within the area”.

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg stated on Saturday that there was “no indication of intent to hit Nato, however the strikes are destabilising”.

Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romania, stated the invention indicated “there befell a completely unacceptable breach of the Romanian sovereign airspace”.


09:32 AM BST

In Footage: Drone elements that landed in Kyiv

Police officers mark fragments of a drone that landed on the street in Kyiv

Cops mark fragments of a drone that landed on the road in Kyiv – Reuters/GLEB GARANICH


09:29 AM BST

Russia praises G20 summit declaration

Russia and the US have praised a G20 summit declaration that stopped wanting immediately criticising Moscow for the battle in Ukraine because the bloc’s leaders headed into the ultimate day of deliberations on Sunday.

The world’s greatest economies adopted a consensus declaration in New Delhi on Saturday that prevented condemning Russia for the battle however highlighted the human struggling the battle had brought about and known as on all states to not use pressure to seize territory.

“Every thing was mirrored in a balanced type,” Svetlana Lukash, the Russian G20 sherpa, or authorities negotiator, was quoted as saying by Russian information company Interfax.

“All members of the G20 have agreed to behave as one within the pursuits of peace, safety and battle decision all over the world.”

White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan instructed reporters the declaration “does an excellent job of standing up for the precept that states can not use pressure to hunt territorial acquisition or to violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty or political independence of different states”.

Germany and Britain have additionally praised the decision however Ukraine has stated “it was nothing to be pleased with”.


09:24 AM BST

In Footage: Kyiv attacked with Iranian drones

An explosion of a drone is seen in the sky over the city during a Russian drone strike

An explosion of a drone is seen within the sky over town throughout a Russian drone strike – Reuters/GLEB GARANICH

A drone appears close to the ground during the attack that killed one

A drone seems near the bottom in the course of the assault that killed one – Reuters/GLEB GARANICH


09:03 AM BST

Russia turns to previous ally North Korea to resupply arsenal

Moscow is popping to an previous ally with an enormous arsenal, North Korea, to replenish its provides of ammunition.

Estimates say the reclusive and remoted Asian nation has tens of thousands and thousands of artillery shells and rockets that would give an enormous increase to the Russian military.

United States officers anticipate North Korean chief Kim Jong Un to go to Russia within the coming days to seal a attainable deal on munitions switch with president Vladimir Putin.

“We all know that Russian protection minister Sergei Shoigu has visited not too long ago for artillery shells predominantly, and more than likely that might be mentioned between Putin and Kim Jong Un,” stated Alexander Gabuev, head of the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Middle.

Requested a couple of attainable go to by Kim and a deal that may see North Korean arms provides to Russia, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov refused to remark.


09:00 AM BST

Myanmar receives first cargo of Russia’s Su-30 fighter jets

Myanmar has acquired the primary cargo of two Russian Su-30 fighter jets, Charlie Than, Myanmar’s commerce minister, instructed Russian media on Sunday.

“Two plane have already been delivered,” Mr Than instructed RIA on the sidelines of the Jap Financial Discussion board, Russia’s annual discussion board geared toward growing financial cooperation within the area, which begins on Sunday within the port of Vladivostok.

Russia and Myanmar signed a contract in September 2022 for the supply of six Su-30SME fighter jets, RIA stated.

The Sukhoi Su-30SME multi-role fighter jet is designed to hit aerial targets, aerial reconnaissance, fight employment and pilot coaching, in accordance with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-controlled arms exporter.

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