Russia “is likely to cede an area half the size of Wales” in Ukraine, officials say
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was involved in a car accident, his spokesman said, but sustained only minor injuries.
Zelenskiy returned to Kiev after visiting a newly conquered city in the northeastern Kharkiv province when the accident happened and was later seen by a doctor, spokesman Sergei Nykyforov wrote on social media.
“The president has been examined by a doctor, no serious injuries have been found,” he said. The cause of the accident is investigated.
The President of Ukraine traveled to Izyum on Wednesday to attend the flag-raising ceremony. The devastated city was used by the Russians as a key supply center before it was liberated late last week by the Ukrainian army as part of significant progress in Northeast Ukraine.
In other news, residents of the town of Kryvyi Rih in southern Ukraine were asked to evacuate due to the risk of flooding after missiles hit a large dam, city boss Oleksandr Vilkul said on Wednesday.
And Rose Gottemoeller, a senior US diplomat, said Vladimir Putin could launch a nuclear attack on Ukraine.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin may launch a nuclear attack on Ukraine after humiliating defeats on the battlefield, the former US diplomat warned.
Rose Gottemoeller, who served as NATO’s deputy secretary general from 2016 to 2019, expressed her concerns after Ukraine retook much of the Kharkiv region in less than a week.
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Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 15, 2022 5:25 AM
600,000 at risk of flooding in a South Ukrainian city as Russia hits a dam
Residents of a city in southern Ukraine were asked to evacuate due to the flood risk after Russian rockets hit a reserve dam.
City leader Oleksandr Vilkul warned on Wednesday that two Kryvyi Rih districts are at risk, and at least 600,000 people are at risk of flooding.
Officials said water levels in rivers were rising “dangerously” due to the strike.
The Ukrainian president said that the tank “has no military value at all.”
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 15, 2022 5:10 AM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky involved in a car accident “but not seriously injured”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was involved in a car accident but was not seriously injured, officials said.
The leader’s car was involved in a road accident in Kiev, and the president was later visited by a doctor.
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Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky involved in a car accident “but not seriously injured”
After an unexpected visit to the captured city of Izium to thank the soldiers
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 15, 2022 4:29 AM