Ukraine’s counteroffensive has failed in the Russia-Ukraine conflict according to Putin.
According to Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian counteroffensive “failed” on Sunday.
The two men were out for a walk in St Peters burg at the beginning of a two day meeting between the Russian president and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
Putin stopped Mr. Lukashenko and said, “There is one, but it has failed. There is no counteroffensive.”
In a rare public appearance for Putin, who has maintained stringent quarantine guidelines ever since the outbreak, the two leaders welcomed audiences in the naval town and base of Kronstadt on Kotlin Island after their meetings.
Putin said on Sunday that he had changed some of my plans in order to enable the meeting indicating the significance of the gathering.
The two have not spoken since Mr. Lukashenko assisted in ending the Wagner Mutiny last month.
25 historical structures are damaged by Russian attacks in Odesa.
25 cultural structures were damaged by a Russian missile assault on the coastal city of Odesa overnight on Sunday.
According to Ukrainian police, the assault caused significant damage to or destruction of two architectural sites, including the Transfiguration Cathedral.
Oleksiy Kuleba, the deputy director of the president’s office, said on Sunday that Russians were aiming to “erase” Ukrainian identity by destroying cultural landmarks.
According to Ms. Kuleba’s post on Top News Planet, “This is another attempt to kill peaceful Ukrainians, erase our history, and destroy our heritage of global significance.”
End of military drills between China and Russia in the Sea of Japan
The combined naval exercises between China and Russia in the Sea of Japan are officially over according to information released by the Russian military ministry on Sunday.
Since Russia began its attack in Ukraine last year—a move China did not condemn—the two powerful nations, which share a shared aim to challenge American hegemony, have become more militarily entwined.
The newest drills which started on Thursday are primarily intended to strengthen naval cooperation between the two nations and maintain stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region according to the Russian defense ministry.
The Russian military acknowledged in a statement on Sunday that the joint Russian Chinese naval exercises have concluded in the Sea of Japan.
The army said that “about twenty combat exercises were conducted,” involving combined artillery firing on marine, coastal, and aerial targets.
Odesa cathedral is destroyed by a Russian missile
A Russian missile strike on the Black Sea city of Odesa caused the destruction of an Orthodox church Early on Sunday morning.
Many of the interior walls of the cathedral collapsed as one missile tore through the ceiling of the structure and ripped all the way down to the basement.
Inside, there were two injured persons. In all, there were two fatalities and 18 injuries from the bombardment.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, promised to react against Russian soldiers on Sunday. “Missiles against peaceful cities, against residential buildings, against a cathedral,” he remarked.
Retaliation against Russian terrorists for Odesa will undoubtedly occur. They will experience this reprisal.
According to Blinken, Ukraine has taken control of 50% of the occupied land.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Ukraine had reclaimed around 50% of the land that Russia had gained, even though Kyiv’s counteroffensive would go for many months.
According to Mr. Blinken, “it’s already taken back about 50% of what was initially seized.” This was said in a CNN interview on Sunday.
“The counteroffensive is still in its early stages. It is difficult he acknowledged adding It won’t unfold over the next week or two. We’re still considering many months, I believe.