Ukraine has known as on G7 leaders at a gathering in Germany to ship extra weapons to assist defend itself towards Russia’s bombardment, hours after strikes hit residential buildings in Kyiv.
“G7 summit must respond with more sanctions on Russia and more heavy arms for Ukraine. Russia’s sick imperialism must be defeated,” Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Overseas Minister, tweeted.
Ihor Klymenko, the top of Ukraine’s police drive, mentioned that at the least 5 individuals have been wounded when a missile hit a constructing in central Kyiv on Sunday morning.
In the meantime, Boris Johnson urged G7 allies to face agency in assist of Ukraine.
Mr Johnson mentioned that Vladimir Putin should not be allowed to “hack” Russia’s neighbour aside with impunity.
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Worldwide sanctions must be ‘extra aggressive’, says Ukraine
The newest missile strikes by Russia on Kyiv present that worldwide sanctions must be extra aggressive and embody an EU embargo on Russian gasoline, the Ukraine president’s chief of workers mentioned on Sunday.
“The G7 summit should respond to Russian strikes on Kyiv,” mentioned Andriy Yermak, head of the president’s workplace.
“The sanctions should be more aggressive. An embargo on gold exports is good, but a gas embargo is needed in the new EU sanctions package,” he mentioned on the Telegram app.
Pictured: A crater stuffed with water brought on by Russian missiles at a nursery faculty in Kyiv
Russia strikes Kyiv hours after Putin rushed to Kremlin
Russian missiles hit an residence block in central Kyiv for the primary time since April on Sunday, hours after Vladimir Putin’s motorcade was seen rushing into the Kremlin late on Saturday evening.
Ukrainian rescue providers pulled a 7-year-old lady from the part-destroyed constructing. Her father was reported to have been killed and her mom injured.
Residents have been woken at daybreak as 4 rockets slammed into the Artem industrial complicated and an adjoining block of flats within the metropolis centre. A video on Twitter confirmed smoke billowing over Kyiv.
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Boris Johnson: Ukraine is on a ‘knife-edge’
Boris Johnson warned Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau that Ukraine is on a “knife-edge”.
Throughout a gathering on the G7 summit in Germany, the UK Prime Minister mentioned “we need to tip the balance of the war” within the Ukrainians’ favour at this “crucial moment”.
A No 10 spokesperson mentioned: “On Ukraine, the Prime Minister said this is a crucial moment for us all.
“Ukraine is on a knife-edge and we have to tip the stability of the conflict of their favour. Which means offering Ukraine with the defensive capabilities, coaching and intelligence they should repel the Russian advance.”
The leaders also welcomed progress in negotiations since the launch of the UK-Canada Free Trade Agreement in March, and agreed to advance co-operation in areas such as security, Downing Street said.
Biden calls latest Russian bombing of Kyiv ‘barbarism’
President Joe Biden on Sunday described Russia’s latest bombing of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv as “barbarism” at the G7 summit in Germany.
“It is extra of their barbarism,” Biden told reporters at the summit site in the German Alps, when asked for his reaction to the Russian missile strikes against a residential building.
UK and France agree to give more support for Ukraine, UK says
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to provide more support for Ukraine in its war with Russia, Johnson’s office said on Sunday as the leaders met on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit.
“They agreed this can be a vital second for the course of the battle, and there is a chance to show the tide within the conflict,” a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement.
Both men “burdened the necessity to assist Ukraine to strengthen their hand in each the conflict and any future negotiations.
President Macron praised the Prime Minister’s ongoing army assist to Ukraine and the leaders agreed to step up this work,” the spokesperson said.
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Boris Johnson heaps praise on Germany’s support for Ukraine – but fails to mention Macron once
Boris Johnson has heaped praise on Germany for its support for Ukraine but failed to mention France ahead of a meeting with Emmanuel Macron.
The Prime Minister warned of “fatigue in populations and politicians” over support for Ukraine in what will be interpreted as a coded rebuke to Mr Macron.
Asked what he thought of the French and German responses to the war in recent weeks, Mr Johnson gave effusive support for Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor.
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Boris Johnson says Scholz has ‘stepped up’ in Ukraine response
Ahead of a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson was asked whether France and Germany are doing enough over Ukraine.
In his response, Mr Johnson focused on the German response without mentioning France.
“Simply take a look at what the Germans alone have executed,” he said.
“I by no means believed in my lifetime that I’d see a German Chancellor stepping up in the way in which that Olaf Scholz has and sending weaponry to assist the Ukrainians to to guard themselves.
“He’s made huge, huge strides. We have 4% of our gas comes from Russia, in Germany, it’s 40%.
“They’re going through actual, actual pressures, they’re having to supply vitality from elsewhere. However they’re doing it. They’re making the trouble. They’re making the sacrifice.
“That’s because they see that the price of freedom is worth paying.
Ukraine urges G7 to give more weapons after Russian Kyiv strike
The Ukrainian government called for the G7 leaders meeting in Germany to give more weapons to Ukraine and impose further sanctions against Moscow, hours after Russian strikes hit residential buildings in Kyiv on Sunday.
“G7 summit should reply with extra sanctions on Russia and extra heavy arms for Ukraine. Russia’s sick imperialism should be defeated,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted.
Russian strikes on Kyiv – including footage of 7-year-old being rescued
Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of this morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.
Kyiv strike was ‘murderous cowardice’, says British ambassador to Ukraine
Biden thanks Scholz for leadership on Ukraine crisis
Joe Biden, the US president, thanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for his leadership on the response to the Ukraine crisis as they met for a bilateral talk ahead of a three-day summit of the Group of Seven rich democracies on Sunday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had expected the West to splinter after his invasion of Ukraine but it has and will not, Biden said in a good-humoured exchange with Scholz, who is hosting the summit at a Bavarian alpine resort.
“I wish to complement you on stepping up as you probably did when yuo turned Chancellor,” Biden said. “Putin’s being relying on it from the start, that by some means NATO and the G7 would splinter, however we’ve not and it isn’t going to,” he said.
Blasts heard in central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy
Explosions were heard in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy on Sunday, regional governor Oleksandr Skichko said on the Telegram app.
He did not give further details. Cherkasy has been largely untouched by bombardment since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
West needs to maintain unity, Boris Johnson tells G7
World leaders must recognise the price of supporting Ukraine including the surge in energy and food costs but must also acknowledge that the price of allowing Russia to win would be far higher, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
Speaking at the G7 summit, Mr Johnson said the West needed to maintain its unity in the face of Moscow’s aggression.
“With the intention to defend that unity, in an effort to make it work, you have to have actually, actually sincere discussions in regards to the implications of what is going on on, the pressures that particular person pals and companions are feeling,” he told reporters.
“However the value of backing down, the value of permitting Putin to succeed, to hack off enormous components of Ukraine, to proceed along with his programme of conquest, that value shall be far, far increased. Everyone right here understands that.”
Five wounded in Kyiv missile strike
At least five people were wounded when a missile hit a building in central Kyiv on Sunday, the head of Ukraine’s police force Ihor Klymenko said on national television
Attack intended to ‘intimidate Ukrainians’, says Kyiv mayor
The first attack on the capital in nearly three weeks was intended to “intimidate Ukrainians… on the strategy of the NATO summit,” the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
“A few of the inhabitants have been evacuated. Two wounded individuals have been hospitalised,” Klitschko said after visiting the apartment building that was hit, adding people remained “below the rubble”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is expected to address both the EU and NATO gatherings, said cities as far away as Lviv, near the Polish border, had been struck by a wave of attacks on Saturday.
“This confirms… that air defence programs – the fashionable programs which our companions have – shouldn’t be on (their present) websites or in storage, however in Ukraine,” he said in his daily address.
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Britain to ban Russian gold imports
Britain is set to ban imports of Russian gold in a bid to “starve the Putin regime of its funding”, Boris Johnson has said.
Arriving at the G7 summit in Bavaria, the Prime Minister said the measures “will straight hit Russian oligarchs and strike on the coronary heart of Putin’s conflict machine”.
The move is part of a joint step taken by Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States.
Mr Johnson added: “We have to starve the Putin regime of its funding.
The UK and our allies are doing simply that.” Legislation to implement the ban will be introduced in Parliament in the coming weeks.
‘There are people under the rubble’
Russian strikes on Kyiv partially destroyed a nine-storey apartment building and caused a fire, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app.
“There are individuals below the rubble,” Klitschko said. He added that several people had already been hospitalised.
“They (the rescuers) have pulled out a seven-year-old lady. She is alive. Now they’re attempting to rescue her mom.”
Life had been returning to normal in Kyiv after fierce resistance held off Russian advances in the early phase of the war, although air raid sirens regularly sound across the city.
Pictured: Airstrike in Kyiv
Gazprom’s gas exports to Europe via Ukraine ‘steady’
Russian gas producer Gazprom said its supply of gas to Europe through Ukraine via the Sudzha entry point was seen at 42.1 million cubic metres (mcm) on Sunday – same as on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported citing the company.
An application to supply gas via another major entry point, Sokhranovka, was again rejected by Ukraine, Gazprom said
Russia strikes two buildings in Kyiv
Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.
Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said two people were hospitalized with injuries and a 7-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble.
Ukraine Member of Parliament Oleksiy Goncharenko wrote on the Telegram messaging app that “in keeping with prelim information 14 missiles have been launched towards Kyiv area and Kyiv.”
Before Sunday’s early morning attack, Kyiv had not faced any such Russian airstrikes since June 5.
West must not sell out Ukraine, says Liz Truss in swipe at Emmanuel Macron
Liz Truss has warned leaders including Emmanuel Macron that the West cannot “sell out Ukraine” for a “quick end” to the war, calling on G7 and Nato countries to commit more arms and funding to the country.
In a joint article for The Telegraph with Dmytro Kuleba, her Ukrainian counterpart, the Foreign Secretary said Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, will “only be serious about negotiations once the Ukrainian people have pushed his troops back”.
The pair added: “The Ukrainian people do not have the luxury to feel fatigued. Nor can the rest of the free world.”
Mr Macron, who has talked of spending 100 hours on the phone to Putin since December, has been accused of wanting Ukraine to make concessions to secure a peace agreement – although the Elysee Palace insists any deal must respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
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