According to Ukraine, Russian missiles struck civilian buildings in Odesa, a Black Sea port city, overnight, killing at least three people and injuring 13.
According to the city’s Russia-installed administration, Ukrainian forces shelled a residential area in Nova Kakhovka, injuring one person.
A top Russian officer, Vladimir Rogov, was reported killed in a Ukrainian missile strike during Kyiv’s counteroffensive on the Zaporizhia front.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi’s planned visit to the Russian-held Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been postponed by one day.
Belarus has started taking delivery of Russian tactical nuclear weapons
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has stated that his country has begun receiving Russian tactical nuclear weapons, some of which he claims are three times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
The deployment marks Moscow’s first move of such warheads – shorter-range, less powerful nuclear weapons capable of being used on the battlefield – outside of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The move is being closely monitored by the US and its allies, as well as China, which has repeatedly warned against the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict.
“We have missiles and bombs from Russia,” Lukashenko said in an interview with the Russian state TV channel Rossiya-1 that was posted on the Belarusian Belta state news agency’s Telegram channel.
“These bombs are three times more powerful than the ones that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” he said.
Russian tactical combat air sorties have increased in the last two weeks, according to UK intelligence.
The British Ministry of Defence has issued the following briefing on the situation in Ukraine:
“There has been an increase in Russian tactical combat air sorties, particularly over southern Ukraine,” it said on Twitter.
“This is almost certainly in response to reports of increased Ukrainian offensive operations, as Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) try to support ground troops with air strikes.”
Despite the increase, VKS’ daily sortie rate remains significantly lower than the peak of up to 300 missions per day early in the war,” it added.
What to look out for in Ukraine counteroffensive
Russia is said to have built some of the most extensive defense lines Europe has seen since WWII in order to retain control of parts of Ukraine.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said there were no longer any “moral limits” to Moscow destroying undersea communication cables, citing Western complicity in the Nord Stream pipeline explosions.
Medvedev made the remarks on his official Telegram messaging app channel.
According to US media reports, Washington was aware of a Ukrainian plot to blow up the gas pipelines. Kyiv has denied that they were destroyed.
Last September, unexplained explosions ruptured both the Nord Stream 1 and the newly built Nord Stream 2 pipelines, which transport gas from Russia to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea.
Three civilians are killed in a Russian missile attack on Odesa: Ukraine
Russian missiles struck civilian buildings in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa overnight, killing at least three people and injuring 13, according to the Ukrainian military.
Russia launched four cruise missiles on the city, according to Ukraine’s Armed Forces’ South Command. The military previously stated that two missiles were destroyed before they could reach their targets.
“A business center, an educational institution, a residential complex, food establishments, and shops in the city center were damaged as a result of air combat and blast waves,” the South command said.
“The sifting through the muck continues. There could be people underneath.”
Ukraine’s forces fire shells Kakhovka, Nova
Ukraine forces shelled a residential area in Nova Kakhovka, injuring one person, according to the city’s Russia-installed administration.
The city’s Kakhovka dam was destroyed last week, flooding swaths of land and forcing thousands to flee in one of Europe’s worst industrial disasters in decades.
According to the administration, shelling of the nearby village of Plodovoye disrupted power supply.
The visit of the UN nuclear chief to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been postponed.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi’s planned visit to the Russian-held Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been postponed by one day, according to Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.
Grossi was scheduled to visit on Wednesday, according to the announcement.
The IAEA said on Sunday that it needed access to a site near the plant to check water levels after the reservoir lost a large portion of its water due to the collapse of the Kakhovka dam downstream.
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