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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has visited Mariupol to examine his nation’s reconstruction efforts of the Ukrainian port metropolis which was badly broken throughout a two-month-long siege on the outset of the battle. Observe our weblog for all the most recent updates on the battle in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+1).
8:33am: Russia’s defence minister inspects reconstruction work in Mariupol
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has visited Mariupol to examine Russian reconstruction efforts of the Ukrainian port metropolis’s infrastructure, the defence ministry stated, with out specifying the date of his go to.
In response to the assertion, Shoigu visited a medical centre, in addition to a brand new residential space consisting of 12 condo buildings.
Mariupol, which is positioned in Ukraine’s japanese Donetsk area, was badly destroyed earlier than it was captured by Russian forces on the finish of Might final yr.
6:00am: Russia’s air defence downs three missiles in Belgorod area
At the very least one particular person was wounded in the southern Russian area of Belgorod on Monday after Russian forces shot down three missiles, the governor of the area bordering Ukraine stated.
The falling particles had additionally introduced down some energy strains close to the city of Novy Oskol however the full scope of the harm was not instantly recognized, the governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, stated on the Telegram messaging app.
“It is recognized about one wounded, a person with shrapnel wounds to his hand,” Gladkov stated.
2:20am: Russia’s Wagner chief warns of frontline collapse if pressured to retreat from Bakhmut
The founding father of Russia’s Wagner mercenary pressure stated his troops now tightening their grip on the Ukrainian metropolis of Bakhmut had been being disadvantaged of ammunition, and in the event that they had been pressured to retreat, the complete entrance would collapse.
“If Wagner retreats from Bakhmut now, the entire entrance will collapse,” Yevgeny Prigozhin stated in a video printed over the weekend. “The scenario is not going to be candy for all army formations defending Russian pursuits.”
Prigozhin on Friday stated that his items had “virtually surrounded Bakhmut,” the place preventing has intensified up to now week with Russian forces attacking from almost all sides.
However on Sunday he complained that a lot of the ammunition that his forces had been promised by Moscow in February had not but been shipped.
1:28am: Scholz warns of ‘penalties’ if China sends arms to Russia
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says there can be “penalties” if China despatched weapons to Russia for Moscow’s battle in Ukraine, however he is pretty optimistic that Beijing will chorus from doing so.
Scholz’s feedback got here in an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, two days after he met US President Joe Biden in Washington.
Requested by CNN if he may think about sanctioning China if it did assist Russia, Scholz replied: “I feel it could have penalties, however we at the moment are in a stage the place we’re making clear that this could not occur, and I’m comparatively optimistic that we’ll achieve success with our request on this case, however we should take a look at (it) and we have now to be very, very cautious.”
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP & Reuters)