Russia intensifies attacks in eastern Ukraine: Selenskyj calls for a war crimes tribunal like in Nuremberg – the overview – politics

As Ukraine moves towards EU candidate status, Russia is stepping up attacks in the east of the country. The strategically important city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region is increasingly becoming the target.

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The positions of the Ukrainian army in the eastern industrial area of ​​Donbass were bombed by the Russian military with planes and shelled with rockets and artillery, the General Staff of Ukraine said.

In the evening situation report, more than four dozen cities and towns were listed that had been shelled. Russia relies heavily on artillery to advance from place to place after massive shelling.

The Russian military is advancing from several directions closer to the city of Lysychansk. It is separated from neighboring Sieverodonetsk by a river. Sevierodonetsk is now largely under the control of Russian troops, although they are still meeting resistance.

The Russian leadership around President Vladimir Putin named gaining control over the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as one of the goals of the war of aggression.

Selenskyj speaks of “diabolical armada”

On Thursday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy again called for faster arms deliveries “to stop this diabolical armada and push it out of Ukraine’s borders”.

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In addition, in his daily TV speech, Zelenskyy advocated having Russian war crimes investigated by a special court. “Russia must be held accountable for all the evil it brought to Ukraine,” he said. On the anniversary of Hitler’s Germany attacking the Soviet Union in 1941, he referred to the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War.

Ukraine database of war-damaged assets to come in July

The Ukrainian government wants to start a database of assets destroyed by Russian troops in mid-July. For example, residential buildings destroyed in the war should be listed, as Deputy Digital Minister Anatoly Komirnij said.

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The aim is to collect data that all Ukrainians can use to claim compensation in international courts, among other things.

Movement in negotiations on Russian grain blockade

Negotiations to break the Russian grain blockade in Ukraine appear to be making progress. UN Security Council circles confirmed to the German Press Agency that the parties to the conflict could meet with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Turkey – possibly as early as next week.

The international community has been demanding that Russia allow the export of Ukrainian grain for weeks. Ukraine complains that its ports in the Black Sea are blocked by the Russian Navy.

Both countries are among the largest wheat exporters and play an important role in global food security. The United Nations recently warned of the worst famine in decades.

Microsoft sees Ukrainian allies targeted by Russian hackers

According to Microsoft, Russian hackers are attacking Ukraine’s western allies on a large scale. The software company warned on Thursday night that they are particularly targeting government computers in NATO countries. Target number one is the United States, but overall Microsoft’s experts have identified attacks by Russian hackers on 128 organizations in 42 countries outside of Ukraine.

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