The last war between Russia and Ukraine: what we know on day 209 of the invasion | Russia

  • Ukrainian forensic experts have so far exhumed 146 bodies, mostly civilians, at the mass burial site near Izyum in eastern Ukraine.The district governor said on Monday. Ole Senehubov, the governor of the Kharkiv region, said the two exhumed bodies included two children. The Kremlin has denied allegations that Russian forces committed war crimes in the Ukrainian province of Kharkiv.

  • Ukraine regained control of a village near the eastern city of Lysychansk, in a small but symbolic victory that meant Russia no longer fully controlled the Luhansk region.One of the main war targets of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The governor of Luhansk, Serhiy Hayday, said the Ukrainian armed forces were “in complete control” of Belohorivka. “It is a suburb of Lysechansk. And soon we’ll get these bags out of there with a broom. “Step by step, centimeter by centimeter, we will liberate our entire land from invaders.”

  • The leaders of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic began to panic, Haidai claimed. He claimed there were numerous reports of kidnapping squads rounding up men in the street and enlisting them in the army, while mobile phone and internet communications were disrupted to prevent people from learning about Moscow’s military setbacks.

  • The leader of the Moscow-backed administration in Donbas has called for urgent referendums on whether the region becomes part of Russia. Denis Pushlin, head of the Moscow-based Donetsk separatist administration, called on his fellow separatist leader in Luhansk to unite efforts in order to prepare for a referendum on joining Russia. “Our actions must be synchronized,” Pushlin said in a video posted on social media on Monday.

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  • The pace of Ukrainian forces’ advance in the northeast has caused Russian forces to “panic”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly speech. Zelensky said he is now focusing on “speed” in liberated areas. The speed with which our forces are moving. Speed ​​in restoring normalcy.

  • Russian forces bombed the Pevdenokrainsk nuclear power plant in the southern Mykolaiv region of Ukraine early Monday. Ukraine’s state nuclear energy company, Energoatum, said its reactors were not damaged and were operating normally. Energoatom said in a statement that an explosion occurred 300 meters from the reactors and damaged the power station buildings shortly after midnight. The attack also damaged a nearby hydroelectric power station and transmission lines.

  • Ukrainian officials say 200 Russian soldiers were killed in Sunday’s raid When a missile hit the former bus shelter where they were stationed, in the frontline city of Svyatos. According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russia failed to send reinforcements. The think tank said it is now under pressure and vulnerable to further counterattack.

  • Ukraine’s armed forces said troops crossed the Uskil River over the weekend. Another significant sign of the counterattack in the north-east of the Kharkiv region. The river flows south into the Siversky Donets, which flows through the Donbas River, the main hub of the Russian conquest.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cause long-term grain prices to rise 7% and increase greenhouse gas emissions A study published in Nature Food found that if production expanded in other parts of the world to meet any shortages. Russia and Ukraine together export about 28% of the world’s wheat supply.

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  • A court in rebel-held Luhansk has sentenced two OSCE employees to 13 years in prison on treason charges.. OSCE President Zbigniew Rau condemned the “unjustified” detention of members of the mission since the outbreak of the war, describing it as “nothing but pure political theater…inhuman and disgusting.”

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