In Ukraine

Ukraine retreats from key city in major Russian gain

The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk on July 3, as Russia claimed a major victory by seizing control of the entire eastern Lugansk region.

The Ukrainian withdrawal followed weeks of fierce fighting and marked a decisive breakthrough for Moscow's forces more than four months after their invasion and after turning their focus away from the capital Kyiv.

"It's ridiculous"

"Words about NATO being a defense alliance are ridiculous, to claim such nonsense is even shameful," Lavrov said in Minsk, addressing students and teachers of the Belarusian State University and other higher education institutions, reports RIA Novosti.

UAE sends Aid to Ukrainian Refugees in Bulgaria

The UAE has sent a plane with 52 tons of food products in support of Ukrainian refugees to the Republic of Bulgaria as part of the UAE's ongoing assistance to alleviate the humanitarian consequences facing Ukrainian refugees in Ukraine's neighboring countries, the Emirates News Agency reported.

The number of Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria is estimated at more than 90,000.

Putin attacks another country? "Russia did not target the mall"

The leaders of the G7 member states said that they would be with Ukraine for as long as necessary.
The Ukrainian army is trying to leave Lysychansk while the Russian assault forces are already deep in the city.
The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine.

"Putin could attack outside Ukraine"

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