Russian attack on Kherson Oblast destroys house, killing two civilians

Russian attack on Kherson Oblast destroys house, claiming lives of two civilians – photos

A man and a woman have been killed in the Russian attack on the village of Khreshchenivka, Kherson Oblast, on Saturday (6 July).

руйнування в Хрещенівці 6 липня, фото ДСНС

A residential building has been destroyed today in the enemy bombardment of the village of Khreshchenivka, where emergency workers have retrieved bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.

US reacts to Orbán's trip to Moscow

The White House has expressed concern over Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow, where he met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. A US presidential administration official stated that Washington is worried about Orbán's trip to Russia, noting that it will not advance the cause of peace or support Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. The official emphasized that Russia could end the war immediately by stopping its aggression against Ukraine.

Chinese troops arrive in Belarus to lay foundation for joint training of forces

Chinese military personnel have arrived in Belarus to engage in joint counter-terrorism drills.

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The military personnel will engage in a joint anti-terrorist training exercise (drill), which will take place from 8 to 19 July.

The joint training aims to facilitate the exchange of experience, coordinate Belarusian and Chinese units, and lay the foundation for further development of Belarusian-Chinese relations in joint military training.

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More and more Russians think a nuclear strike on Ukraine is justified - poll

A Levada Center poll found that one in three Russians believe a nuclear strike against Ukraine would be justified, with support for such an attack increasing by 5 percentage points over the past year. Specifically, 10% of respondents "definitely" and 24% "probably" support a nuclear strike. However, a majority of 52% oppose it, down from 56% in April 2023. Supporters of a nuclear strike are generally older and consume news from Russian state media, while opponents are younger and follow news on YouTube.

In related developments, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski revealed that the US warned Russia of a conventional military response if nuclear weapons are used. Both China and India have also cautioned Russia against using nuclear weapons. Despite ongoing nuclear threats from Russian leader Vladimir Putin, no such attacks have occurred. Meanwhile, Russia and Belarus have intensified nuclear drills, citing increased tensions with the West. The US is considering deploying more strategic nuclear weapons due to rising threats from Russia, China, and other adversaries.

Russian attacks kill 12, injure 50 over past day

Russian attacks on Ukraine killed 12 people and injured 50 others on July 6. The attacks targeted Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kherson oblasts.

In Donetsk Oblast, Governor Vadym Filashkin reported 11 civilians killed and 43 injured. Casualties included: Chasiv Yar - 3 killed, Selydove - 5 killed, 15 injured, Toretsk - 1 killed, 3 injured, Komar - 1 killed, 18 injured by glide bombs.

In Kherson Oblast, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported 1 person killed and 5 injured. Damage included eight homes, a gas pipeline, and critical infrastructure. A woman was killed and another injured in Khreshchenivka due to artillery fire.

In Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Governor Serhii Lysak reported two men, aged 21 and 61, injured in Nikopol. The attacks damaged seven homes, a high-rise building, a medical facility, an industrial enterprise, and a gas pipeline.

Additionally, Russian attacks were reported in Kharkiv, Sumy, Mykolaiv, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, with no mentioned civilian casualties.