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War in Ukraine, live: death toll from Russian strike in Kramatorsk rises to three

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Cover image: Children watch as workers clean up after a rocket attack on a house in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, August 12, 2022. David Goldman/AP

  • At least three people were killed Friday in a Russian bombardment on Kramatorsk, the last major city still under Ukrainian control in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko announced. Previous reports indicated thirteen injured and at least twenty residential buildings damaged in the attack.
  • A local official in Zaporizhia, Anatoly Kourtev, reported on Telegram the death of a woman in Russian strikes in Zaporizhia, in southern Ukraine, on Friday. Two injured were also hospitalized.
  • The Pentagon assured Friday that it had no information on the cause of the recent explosions at a Russian military base in Crimeawhile emphasizing that the United States had not delivered to kyiv any weapon allowing such a strike to be carried out.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets Pope Francis, Friday. Mr. Zelensky said to himself “grateful to the pontiff for his prayers for Ukraine”in a message published on Twitter.
  • Deliveries of Russian oil to the Czech Republic have resumed after an eight-day suspension linked to sanctions against Moscow and relating to transit rights through Ukraine, Czech operator Mero announced on Friday.

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