one dead and three injured in attack in Russia from Ukraine, says Russian governor

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  • Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday evening that the Russian threat was receding from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, shelled since late February. “The localities of Cherkasy, Tychky, Rusky Tychky, Rubizhne and Bairak have been liberated” in the region of this large city in the north-east of the country, said the Ukrainian general staff. “Thus, the enemy was pushed back even further from Kharkiv”But “the intensity of shelling in the Kharkiv district has increased”.
  • In the south-east, Russian forces again shelled the Azovstal steel plant, Mariupolwhere dozens of people, soldiers and civilians, are still hiding. “Dozens of strikes”, ” every hour “a writing, on Telegram, Piotr Andriouchchenko, deputy mayor of this port city taken by the Russians and almost completely destroyed.
  • In the vicinity ofOdessa, “the psychological pressure continues on the neighboring population of Transnistria” with “the possible blockage of the region due to the decommissioning of the Dniester bridge, which was again attacked by missiles”, a forward Ukrainian command for the South. According to Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to stop at Donbass, and wants ” to expand “ the conflict until the Transnistriaregion of Moldova which seceded in 1990.
  • On the side of American aid to Ukraine, the House of Representatives adopted, on Tuesday evening, a staggering envelope of nearly 40 billion dollars, following Joe Biden in his unwavering support for kyiv. The text voted by the elected representatives of the two camps includes an economic and humanitarian component, but also arms and ammunition. It must now be voted on in the Senate, at the end of the week or at the beginning of next week, before being promulgated by the American president.
  • A Kyivgiven the majority of its residents at the start of the Russian invasion, almost two-thirds of the capital’s 3.5 million inhabitants have returned, mayor Vitali Klitschko announced on Tuesday.
  • Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of independent Ukraine, has died at 88 years old. He was the last leader of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1990 to 1991, and he served as the first president of independent Ukraine, from 1991 to 1994.

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