Today is the 18th day of the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukraine claims it has shot down two Russian helicopters in Kherson. At the same time, Russia continuously bombed the Kyiv Oblast of Ukraine.
Simultaneously, Russian soldiers opened fire on women and children who were rescuing through the Green Corridor in Kyiv, killing 7 people, including a child.
Russian forces launched an airstrike on a military base near Lviv in western Ukraine. This part is close to the border of Poland. Now Russia is encircling Ukraine in this part as well. Lviv said Russian forces fired eight rockets at the Yaroviv Army Range, 30 kilometers northwest. Yaroviv Military Range is also called Yaroviv International Peacekeeping and Security Center. It is 35 kilometers away from the Poland-Ukraine border. The Ukrainian General Staff had earlier said that Russian forces shelled two airfields in the western cities of Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk, firing more than 10 Tu-95MS cruise missiles.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to the nation that Russia is trying to create a new pseudo-republic in Ukraine. Zelensky called the heads of regions of Ukraine. In which Kherson was also included. Russian army had occupied here. Zelensky said that the occupied Kherson region is trying to repeat the sad experience of the formation of pseudo-republics. They are blackmailing the local leaders, putting pressure. Zelensky said city council members in the southern city of Kherson, with a population of 290,000, on Saturday rejected plans for a new pseudo-republic. Before attacking Ukraine in February, Russia recognized the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. Moscow said it had to defend the separatist territories, and asked Ukraine to recognize the independence of the two states. Zelensky said that we need time and strength to dismantle the war machinery to defend our land.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for 18 days. Meanwhile, adviser to the head of the presidential office, Mikhail Podolyak, said that three rounds of talks have been held between the two countries. At the same time, now both the countries will once again hold the fourth round of talks.
Russian soldiers opened fire on the convoy of refugees. In this 7 people including a child died. While many people got injured. Ukraine’s defense ministry said the refugees were fleeing the village of Peremoha, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Kyiv. Meanwhile, Russia attacked them.