“LIBERATION” OF LUGANSK
Russian Defense Minister announces the “liberation” of the Lugansk region
Moscow. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu today informed President Vladimir Putin of the “liberation” of the Lugansk region, in the Ukrainian Donbas, according to a statement from his department released on Telegram. “Today, July 3, 2022, the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, informed the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, of the liberation of the Lugansk People’s Republic,” the institution said. military Shoigu said that “as a result of successful military operations, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, together with units of the People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic, have established full control over the city of Lisichansk and a number of nearby towns. (…)”.
Ukraine admits that troops advance in the city of Lisichansk
kyiv. The governor of the Lugansk region, Serhiy Gaidai, admitted today that Russian and pro-Russian troops are advancing in the city of Lisichansk, the last bastion of kyiv in the eastern region of this province in Donbas. “The Russians have settled in the Lisichansk district, the city is on fire,” he wrote in the morning war part of it on his Telegram channel. According to Gaidai, Russian forces “are gaining ground in the city” as well as in Verkhniokamyanka, 17 kilometers to the west and near the border with the neighboring Donetsk region.
Three dead in Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, and attack on occupied Melitopol
Moscow. Three people died and four more were injured after “strong explosions” in the Russian region of Belgorod, near the Ukrainian province of Kharkov, in the east, the governor, Viacheslav Gladkov, reported on his Telegram account. As he explained, the causes of the explosions are being investigated. On the other hand, the Russian-appointed military-civilian administration of the Zaporizhia region today denounced an attack by Ukrainian forces on the occupied city of Melitopol (southern Ukraine) with missiles fired from a multiple rocket launcher allegedly provided by NATO countries. .
Rebuilding Ukraine is the biggest economic project in Europe, according to Zelensky
kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that the reconstruction of Ukraine “in the broad sense of the word” will be “the largest economic project in Europe” and will lay new foundations for a “safe” and “modern” Ukraine. In his late-night speech, reported by the Unian agency, Zelensky referred to the Conference on the Recovery of Ukraine that begins tomorrow in Lugano (Switzerland), a “major international event” dedicated to the reconstruction of the country “in the broad sense of the word,” he said.
They judge in Nador the emigrants detained in the Melilla tragedy
Rabat. A court of first instance in the Moroccan town of Nador, bordering Melilla, will judge tomorrow 36 of the 64 emigrants detained on the 24th in the massive attempt to cross into the Spanish city, in which at least 23 sub-Saharan people died. The 36 defendants face charges for crimes of “organizing and facilitating the clandestine entry and exit of people to and from Morocco”, as well as insults and use of violence against public forces, armed agglomeration and damage to public property.
Lavrov will meet tomorrow with his Venezuelan counterpart in Moscow
Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet tomorrow with his Venezuelan counterpart, Carlos Faría, in Moscow to discuss the bilateral agenda and the prospects of deepening cooperation in different areas, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported. The two ministers will address the bilateral agenda, prospects for deepening cooperation in a wide range of areas, and steps to strengthen foreign policy coordination between the two countries on multilateral platforms. Lavrov and Faría will also discuss the situation in Venezuela and its neighbors in Latin America.
Theater director Peter Brook dies at 97
Paris. Theater director Peter Brook, a legend of the 20th and 21st century stages, died this Saturday at the age of 97, according to the newspaper Le Monde on Sunday. Born in London in 1925, the son of Jewish emigrants from Latvia, Brook settled in Paris in 1974 where he lived most of his life and where he recovered an old theater to turn it into one of the most cutting-edge stages in the French capital, the Theater Bouffes du Nord. Brook was known as “L’enfant terrible” of the theater, able to ally the latest innovations and the institutional with commercial theater.
At least 27 missing after a crane ship sank in a typhoon in southern China
Shanghai (China). At least 27 people went missing after a crane ship sank in waters off southeastern China in the wake of Typhoon Chaba, the official Xinhua news agency reported today. The incident occurred early Saturday near the city of Yangjiang in Guangdong province after its anchor broke while trying to avoid the path of the typhoon. In the search tasks, which are ongoing, three people were rescued alive.
Susana Dosamantes, actress and mother of Paulina Rubio, dies
Mexico City. Susana Dosamantes, actress and mother of Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, died this Saturday at the age of 74 in a hospital in Miami (USA). Although the family has not spoken about it, on April 21 they had reported through a statement that the actress had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Dosamantes, born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, began her artistic career in the cinema, however, her most recognized roles were in soap operas. Her most recent role was that of Tita, Montiel’s widow, in the 2021 production “Si nos dejan.” EFE