Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Europe should prepare for its gas supply from Russia to be cut off.
With tanks and artillery, Russia intensifies attacks on east Ukraine; gas supply concerns deepen as the pipeline is shut down and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Europe should prepare for its gas supply from Russia to be cut off as his armed forces try to stop Russian attacks to the northeast and east of the country.
Terror has long crossed the line beyond which it became obvious to many in the civilized world that it is a matter of global security to punish Russia, a terrorist state, for everything it has done against Ukraine and the international legal order.”
"terror has long crossed the line beyond which it became obvious to many in the civilized world that it is a matter of global security to punish russia, a terrorist state,for everything it has done against Ukraine and the international legal order."
📸Sasha Maslov pic.twitter.com/ouY51uXBh7
— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) July 12, 2022
Russian invaders dropped incendiary ammunition on #Ukraine’s wheat fields
— Stratcom Centre UA (@StratcomCentre) July 12, 2022
Zelenskyy’s warning over energy supplies comes after Russia suspended deliveries of gas to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for annual summer maintenance. The planned maintenance of the pipeline has stoked fears that Russia could lengthen the work and further delay gas supplies to Germany.
Elsewhere, search and rescue operations continue in Chasiv Yar in Donetsk following a catastrophic Russian missile strike on a residential building in the city. At the time of writing, 33 people including one child are known to have died in the attack.
Zelenskyy rebutted claims that Russia has been taking an “operational pause” in the last week, saying that from Ukraine’s perspective, hostilities have continued as before and its forces are “repelling assaults in various directions.”
The United Nations has confirmed 5,024 civilian deaths and 6,520 injuries in Ukraine since Russia invaded its ex-Soviet neighbor on Feb. 24.
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said the death toll in Ukraine is likely higher because the armed conflict can delay fatality reports.
The international organization said most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as missiles and airstrikes.
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📷Elena Trifonova pic.twitter.com/UzgHAxs8xI
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) July 12, 2022