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KYIV, Ukraine — Widespread Russian assaults continued in Ukraine following the Worldwide Prison Courtroom’s resolution to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s commissioner for youngsters’s rights.

Ukraine was attacked by 16 Russian drones on Friday evening, the Ukrainian Air Pressure stated within the early hours of Saturday. Writing on Telegram, the air power command stated that 11 out of 16 drones had been shot down “within the central, western and jap areas.” Amongst areas focused had been the capital, Kyiv, and the western Lviv province.

The pinnacle of the Kyiv metropolis administration, Serhii Popko, stated Ukrainian air defenses shot down all drones heading for the Ukrainian capital, whereas Lviv regional Gov. Maksym Kozytskyi stated Saturday that three of six drones had been shot down, with the opposite three hitting a district bordering Poland. Based on the Ukrainian Air Pressure, the assaults had been carried out from the jap coast of the Sea of Azov and Russia’s Bryansk province, which borders Ukraine.

The Ukrainian navy moreover stated in its common replace Saturday morning that Russian forces over the earlier 24 hours launched 34 airstrikes, one missile strike and 57 rounds of anti-aircraft fireplace. The Fb replace stated that falling particles hit the southern Kherson province, damaging seven homes and a kindergarten.

Based on the Ukrainian assertion, Russia is constant to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk in Ukraine’s jap Donetsk province. Pavlo Kyrylenko, regional Gov. of the Donetsk province, stated one individual was killed and three wounded when 11 cities and villages within the province had been shelled on Friday.

Additional west, Russian rockets hit a residential space in a single day Friday within the metropolis of Zaporizhzhia, the regional capital of the partially occupied province of the identical identify. No casualties had been reported, however homes had been broken and a catering institution destroyed, Anatoliy Kurtev of the Zaporizhzhia Metropolis Council stated.

The Worldwide Prison Courtroom stated Friday that it has issued an arrest warrant for Putin for warfare crimes, accusing him of non-public duty for the abductions of kids from Ukraine, along with Russia’s commissioner for youngsters’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova.

It’s the first time the worldwide courtroom has issued a warrant in opposition to a pacesetter of one of many 5 everlasting members of the U.N. Safety Council.

The transfer was instantly dismissed by Moscow — and welcomed by Ukraine as a serious breakthrough.

Its sensible implications, nonetheless, may very well be restricted because the possibilities of Putin going through trial on the ICC are extremely unlikely as a result of Moscow doesn’t acknowledge the courtroom’s jurisdiction or extradite its nationals.

U.Okay. navy officers stated Saturday that Russia is prone to widen conscription. In its newest intelligence replace, the U.Okay. protection ministry stated that deputies within the Russian Duma, the decrease home of Russia’s parliament, launched a invoice Monday to alter the conscription age for males to 21-30, from the present 18-27.

The ministry stated that, for the time being, many males aged 18-21 declare exemption from navy service as a result of they’re in greater training. The change would imply that they’d ultimately nonetheless should serve. It stated the regulation will seemingly be handed and are available into power in January 2024.

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