American President Joe Biden, in his address to US troops in Poland, has called Vladimir Putin a “butcher” who “cannot remain in power”. He also asked western countries to stand together.
New Delhi: As fierce battle between Russia and Ukraine entered 32nd day on Sunday, heavy sailing by Russian forces was reported in Kharkiv. Ukraine’s nuclear watchdog reportedly said that a nuclear research facility in the city has again come under shelling by Russia. It reportedly said that the neutron source experimental facility in the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology came under fire.
According to the reports, Russian forces have intensified its attack in Lviv, a western city of Ukraine. The forces have reportedly hit the city with high-precision cruise missiles causing massive damage. Local officials have claimed that four high-precision missiles struck the city on Saturday. A week ago, missiles had reportedly struck an air craft facility in the city.
Meanwhile, American President Joe Biden, in his address to US troops in Poland, has called Vladimir Putin a “butcher” who “cannot remain in power”. He also asked western countries to stand together. Later on Sunday, the White House issued a clarification on Sunday clarifying that the American president was not calling for a regime change in Moscow.
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has again called on the US and NATO allies to supply defence materials like planes, tanks and anti-missiles defences to tackle Russia in the war. The Ukrainian president, on Thursday too, requested NATO to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid. “To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs military assistance without restrictions. In the same way that Russia is using its full arsenal without restrictions against us,” he told NATO representatives via video-link.
Russian forces have reportedly taken control of Ukraine’s Slavutych, where workers at the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant live. Russia had reportedly destroyed new laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant earlier. The Ukrainian state agency responsible for the Chernobyl exclusion zone had said that the lab contained ‘highly active samples of radionuclides (unstable atoms of chemical elements that release radiation) that are now in the hands of the enemy’.
Ukraine, on Thursday, had accused Russia of using banned phosphorous bombs which spread a powder that ignites when in contact with oxygen and causes severe burns in Ukraine, especially in the eastern region of Lugansk.