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The leaders of the EU countries agreed to grant the status of candidate members of the union to Ukraine and Moldova. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the publication, wants to dismiss the head of the SBU, Ivan Bakanov. The head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, said that the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Lisichansk was almost completely deprived of supplies. The encirclement will be closed for the next three days. In addition, the LPR stated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine intended to hit the administration building of the head of the republic. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.
Photo: Donetsk News Agency
9:55A rally was held in Milan against discrimination against Russians, as well as Italy's policy towards Ukraine. At that moment, more than 200 people came out to the demonstration in the square in front of Milan's La Scala theater. Some came to the event with Russian flags.
9:42According to TASS, an explosion occurred in Kherson. According to preliminary data, one person died. The explosion itself occurred on Friday morning in the Kherson microdistrict KhBK.
9:37 The head of the German Ministry of Economy said that the country was in a gas crisis. He argues that gas consumption should be reduced wherever possible.
9:32In the LPR itself, they declare that they have taken control of the settlements of Gorskoye and Zolote. Previously, they were taken into the boiler.
9:26The forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will move away from Severodonetsk to new positions, as the head of the Lugansk administration appointed by Kyiv said. According to him, they have already received the appropriate command.
9:18The Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov said that the idea of holding a direct line of the president is in demand. However, the event will take place “a little later”.
9:07In the territories under the control of Russia, the broadcasting of Russian TV channels is resumed. This was reported by TASS.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has made the final decision that Ukraine will not host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. It's all about the desire to ensure the safety of participants and workers.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov announced the arrival of American HIMARS missile systems in the country. Washington has provided $6.1 billion in military support to Ukraine since February 2022, White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said. In addition, the United States on Thursday announced a new aid package for Ukraine worth at least $500 million. It will include the supply of MLRS and artillery ammunition.
A representative of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region said that in Kherson they managed to prevent a terrorist attack in a hotel with refugees, which was supposed to be carried out by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.