Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 145

by | Jul 18, 2022 | World

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 145th day, we take a look at the main developments.Here are the key events so far on Monday, July 18.
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Fighting

Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai disputed claims that the region is entirely in Russian hands, saying Ukraine still has two villages in its control and is inflicting losses on Russian soldiers and weapons in the area.
The Russian military said it destroyed numerous weapons supplied by the United States and other NATO countries, including an advanced rocket system, during new attacks on Ukrainian positions on Sunday.
A senior aide to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday the head of the powerful domestic security agency, Security Service of Ukraine (Sluzhba Bespeky Ukrayiny, or SBU), and the state prosecutor have been suspended pending investigations but have not been formally dismissed. On Sunday, Zelenskyy had said Ivan Bakanov had been removed as head of the SBU and Iryna Venediktova had been removed as prosecutor general, citing dozens of cases of collaboration with Russia by officials in their agencies.
At least one person has been wounded in the overnight shelling on the southern Ukrainian town of Nikopol, the head of the district military administration, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, said.

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Diplomacy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a “European political community” a deliberately confrontational idea with anti-Russian intentions, according to state news age …

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