Ukraine-Russia war latest: Drone smashes into Moscow skyscraper owned by Putin crony

A Ukrainian drone crashed right into a high-rise tower in Moscow’s enterprise district owned by an affiliate of Vladimir Putin.

Two suspected Ukrainian drones crashed within the suburbs of Russia’s capital on Wednesday, whereas a 3rd broken a constructing within the central enterprise district.

The skyscraper, referred to as Moscow Towers, was purchased in 2017 by Grigory Bayevsky, a enterprise companion of Putin’s billionaire childhood buddy Arkady and Boris Rotenberg.

Mr Bayevsky was revealed in 2016 to have bought or transferred luxurious properties to girls linked to the Russian president, together with his suspected daughter Katerina Tikhnova, gymnast Alina Kabayeva and her aged grandmother.

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11:33 AM BST

Pictured: Aftermath of college bombing in Sumy

Pictures of the school bombing in Sumy, a city in northeastern Ukraine

Footage of the varsity bombing in Sumy, a metropolis in northeastern Ukraine

10:23 AM BST

Two killed in Russian assault on college

At the very least two academics had been killed and three different individuals had been wounded in a Russian assault on a faculty in Romny, the Inside Minister has mentioned.

Ihor Klymenko mentioned two different college staff had been nonetheless below the rubble in Romny, which is a part of the Sumy area.

Photographs shared by Mr Klymenko confirmed emergency staff carrying away a physique on a stretcher.

The regional army administration mentioned a drone fired by Russia had hit the varsity at 10:05 a.m.

“The college constructing was destroyed, and that is simply earlier than the varsity yr, which sadly won’t ever begin for some,” Ukrainian human rights ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets mentioned.

10:10 AM BST

Zelensky celebrates flag day in Ukraine

09:13 AM BST

Pictured: Buddies and kinfolk mourn at a funeral in Chernihiv, Ukraine

Friends and relatives of Nazar Yushchenko mourn at his funeral August 22, 2023 in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Buddies and kinfolk of Nazar Yushchenko mourn at his funeral in Chernihiv, Ukraine. – Paula Bronstein/Getty Photographs Europe

08:59 AM BST

Russia says three killed in Ukrainian drone assault in border area

A Ukrainian drone strike Wednesday killed three individuals within the Russian border area of Belgorod, the governor mentioned.

“Three civilians have been killed,” governor Vyacheslav Gladkov mentioned in a social media submit. “The Ukrainian forces launched an explosive system by means of a drone when individuals had been on the road.”

08:53 AM BST

Lithuanian president visits Ukraine forward of Independence Day

Gitanas Nausėda, the Lithuanian President, is visiting Ukraine forward of its Independence Day celebrations tomorrow.

08:34 AM BST

Britain will be sure Putin by no means makes use of vitality as a weapon of battle once more

Travelling throughout the Polish border into Ukraine this week, I couldn’t assist however consider the hundreds of thousands of people that made the journey in the other way as Vladimir Putin launched his brutal assault on their nation.

Cramming onto trains whereas Russian missiles rained down, they’d have been petrified – fearing for his or her lives, not understanding what the longer term held for them or for family members left behind.

How would they feed their kids? Would they see their husbands alive once more? Would they’ve houses to return to?

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08:00 AM BST

Britain to fund Ukraine uranium deal ‘to isolate Putin’

Britain is financing an enriched uranium deal to assist Ukraine run their nuclear energy vegetation over the winter and additional “isolate” Vladimir Putin.

British Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero Grant Shapps and Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko visit an energy facility damaged by Russian military strike earlier this year

British Secretary of State for Vitality Safety and Web Zero Grant Shapps and Ukrainian Vitality Minister German Galushchenko go to an vitality facility broken by Russian army strike earlier this yr – GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

The brand new association, introduced on Wednesday, sees Downing Road assure a £192 million mortgage in an try and minimise future blackouts in Ukraine within the months forward.

It is going to help extra enriched uranium being supplied by Urenco, a UK-headquartered firm, to Ukraine’s Energoatom, which runs 15 energy vegetation within the nation.

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07:57 AM BST

Russia bombs kindergarten in Kherson, declare Ukrainian officers

The Russian military dropped two bombs on a kindergarten and residential buildings in Kherson, Ukrainian officers have mentioned.

“ On account of the shelling, a fireplace broke out, which was promptly extinguished by firefighters, ” Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson area army administration mentioned on Telegram.

Six individuals had been injured within the assault.

07:57 AM BST

Footage reportedly reveals drone assault on Moscow constructing

07:47 AM BST

Aftermath of Moscow drone assault in footage:

This photo shows a damaged building of the Moscow International Business Center (Moskva City) following a drone attack in Moscow

This picture reveals a broken constructing of the Moscow Worldwide Enterprise Middle (Moskva Metropolis) following a drone assault in Moscow – NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP

Law enforcement officers stand next to a damaged building of the Moscow International Business Center (Moskva City) following a drone attack in Moscow

Regulation enforcement officers stand subsequent to a broken constructing of the Moscow Worldwide Enterprise Middle (Moskva Metropolis) following a drone assault in Moscow – NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP

07:45 AM BST

Russia assaults grain services in Ukraine’s Danube area

Russia focused Ukrainian ports within the southern Odesa area and the Danube River space in in a single day drone assaults, setting not less than one grain storage facility on fireplace, Ukraine’s army and native authorities mentioned.

The assaults had been the Russia’s newest on port infrastructure on the Danube, which Ukraine makes use of to maneuver grain to the Romanian port of Constanta, since Moscow give up a UN-brokered deal that allowed Kyiv to ship grain by way of the Black Sea.

“The enemy hit grain storage services and a manufacturing and transhipment complicated within the Danube area. A fireplace broke out within the warehouses and was shortly contained. Firefighters proceed to work,” the Ukrainian army mentioned in a submit on the Telegram messaging app.

The army printed pictures displaying piles of grain below the burnt and wrecked shell of the storage facility.

Odesa governor Oleh Kiper mentioned the assault on the area lasted three hours and that the Ukrainian air power had destroyed 9 Russian drones.

“Sadly, there have been hits to the manufacturing and transhipment complexes the place a fireplace broke out… The injury contains grain storage services,” he mentioned on Telegram.

07:44 AM BST

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