The Ukrainian government claimed on Sunday that Russia had destroyed several oil depots and food depots. The day before, bombings fell on Lviv, a large city in western Ukraine that has so far been relatively spared.
• 10:41: US has “no regime change strategy in Russia”
The United States does not have a regime change strategy for Russia, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken told reporters when Joe Biden claimed on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “can not stay in power”.
“I think the President, the White House, just pointed out last night that President Putin has no legitimacy to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone,” Blinken said during a visit to Jerusalem.
“As you know, and as you have heard us say many times, we do not have a regime change strategy in Russia – or anywhere else for that matter,” he said.
• 10:02: In the reception camps in Poland, doctors mobilized to prevent the risk of epidemics
The emigration of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the war represents a major logistical challenge for neighboring Poland, but also a health challenge. In the reception centers, doctors are mobilized to prevent the risk of epidemics, explains the special envoy from France 24, Pauline Godart.
• 9:52: In Lviv, Russia aimed at military targets, according to Kiev
Russian high-precision cruise missiles hit military targets in Lviv in western Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Russia hit a fuel depot used by Ukrainian forces near Lviv and a factory in the city used to repair air defense systems, radar stations and tank sights, the ministry said.
“The armed forces of the Russian Federation are continuing their offensive operations in the framework of the special military operation,” the ministry wrote in a statement.
Russia used long-range sea-based missiles to destroy an arsenal of S-300 missiles and BUK anti-aircraft missile systems near Kiev, the ministry said. Russian forces also destroyed drones, he added.
9:35: 30,000 Ukrainian refugees arrived in France
About 30,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in France, half of whom are passing through countries like Spain, said Housing Minister Emmanuelle Wargon.
On franceinfo, Emmanuelle Wargon added that the government wanted to be able to receive 100,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
• 8:39: Kiev announces new deal for two “humanitarian corridors”
Ukraine and Russia agreed on two “humanitarian corridors” to evacuate civilians from frontier areas Sunday, including permission to leave the southern city of Mariupol, Vice President Iryna Vereshchuk said.
• 8:18 a.m .: Russia accused of attacking Ukrainian fuel and food depots
Russia has begun destroying Ukrainian fuel and food depots, said Vadym Denysenko, adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, which means the government will soon have to disperse stocks of both.
In a speech on local television, Vadym Denysenko also said that Russia brought forces to the Ukrainian border on a rotating basis, which increased fears of further military attacks.
• 8:02: Russia continues to target “military and strategic” targets throughout Ukraine
The western city of Lviv was hit by Russian shelling on Saturday. While Moscow has claimed that it is now focusing its military operations on eastern Ukraine, Russia still intends to continue attacking strategic targets across the country, explains France 24 correspondent in Kiev, Gulliver Cragg.