Ukraine-Russia, news today in real time: news last hour April 18

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Ukraine-Russia war, in the news and news of the last hour of today, April 18, the appeal of Zelensky to send new weapons to Kiev, Mariupol who does not surrender to the ultimatum of Moscow and the alarm of the NGO : “Forcibly taken away 150 children from the city”. Here is the latest news today:

10.04 – According to the data of the Ukrainian headquarters, Russian losses to date are: 20,600 effective personnel790 tanks, 2041 armored vehicles, 381 artillery systems, 130 multiple rocket launchers, 67 anti-aircraft defense systems, 167 aircraft, 147 helicopters, 155 tactical unmanned aircraft, 1487 vehicles, 76 fuel tanks, 8 ships or speedboats, 27 special vehicle units, 4 iskander-type rocket launcher systems.

9.57 AM – In the Kiev regionin the Vyshgorod district, a 17-year-old boy was injured when an explosive object detonated. Local authorities reported this, explaining that, since the beginning of the Russian military aggression, 107 children have been injured or killed in the Kiev region, of which 16 in the Ukrainian capital.

9.46 – The 16-year-old son of Zaporizhzhia mayor Oleh Buriak was kidnapped by Russian soldiers at the Vasylivka checkpoint while attempting to evacuate from Melitopol. Buriak himself makes it known, adding that he does not know where his son is. ” My son was kidnapped. I appeal to the European community, to the whole of humanity: help me. Let the whole world know, ” the mayor said.

9.35 am – Approx five thousand children were deported to Russia” from the Mariupol region since the beginning of the war. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an interview with CNN. ” Where are these children? Nobody knows, ” Zelensky added.

9.27 am – La Dnipro railway was destroyed in the attacks this morning in the Pavlograd district. Valentyn Resnichenko, governor of the Dnipro region, said that two people were injured following the attack in the Synelnykiv district.

9.26 – Six dead and eight injured, including a child. This is the balance of the attack conducted with five missiles against Lviv, in western Ukraine. This was announced by the governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kosytskyy, on his Facebook profile.

9.18 – Le Russian armed forces are completing the formation of an aggressive group in eastern Ukraine. This was stated by the General Staff of Kiev in the daily report, explaining that Russian troops are continuing a partial blockade of Kharkiv and in Donetsk the bombing of the settlements of Siversk and Pokrovsk continued.

9.00 – The Russian missile attacks this morning hit the railway station near Lviv, in western Ukraine. This was announced by the director of the Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) Oleksandr Kamyshin, explaining that the attack did not cause casualties among railway employees and passengers. Rail traffic has been restored, although there are delays.

8.45 am – ” Fighting for ten years? We don’t have all this time. ” Thus, on his Telegram channel, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov responded to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who had announced that he was ready to fight for ten years to defend the integrity of his country. ” I have read that Zelensky has announced his readiness to fight for another ten years. Come on, we don’t have all this time. Is it stupid? We will finish one of these days, ” the Chechen leader said.

8.40 am – The head of the regional military administration of Lviv, Maksym Kozytsky, asked the inhabitants of the city to seek shelter in shelters after the missile attacks in the region. ” The air alerts continue. Stay in the shelters, “Kozytsky said in a Telegram post.

8.36 – They would be more than 860,000 people have come to Russia from Ukraine since the conflict began. The Russian law enforcement agencies reported this to the Tass news agency, explaining that “ in total, more than 860 thousand people, including over 161 thousand children, arrived on the territory of Russia through checkpoints in the Rostov, Belgorod regions. , Bryansk and the Republic of Crimea. “In recent days, the flow of people crossing the border between Donbass and Ukraine has decreased slightly, from 20 to 15 thousand people a day.

8:26 am – There they are also many civilians in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, where the resistance of the Ukrainian troops is concentrated and which is heavily hit by the Russian armed forces. Mariupol police chief Mykhailo Vershinin said this, saying that these civilians ” do not trust the Russians. They saw what’s happening in the city and that’s why they decided to stay inside the steel mill. ”

8.17 – ”Five powerful missile attacks on civilian targets in ancient European Lviv”. This was confirmed on Twitter by the advisor to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak, adding that ” the Russians continue to barbarously attack Ukrainian cities from above, cynically declaring to the whole world their ‘right’ to kill Ukrainians ”.

08.04 – The mayor of Lviv, in western Ukraine, confirmed that this morning the city was hit by five Russian missile attacks. Andriy Sadovyi explained on Twitter that he had sent the appointed services to the site and that more detailed information will be provided later.

08.01 – The Russians led some this morning missile attacks against the Dnipro region, in central Ukraine. The governor of Dnipropetrovsk Valentyn Reznichenko said, adding that “60 percent of the missiles were shot down by the anti-aircraft defense system of Ukraine”.

7.57 am – I am 205 children who have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian military aggression. This was announced by the Kyiv Attorney General’s office adding that over 362 were injured. The Kiev Independent points out that the real death toll among children is likely to be much higher as it does not take into account those who have lost their lives in areas temporarily occupied by Russians and where fighting is still ongoing.

7.46 – I. Russians want to destroy Donbas, to annihilate what were the industrial powers of Donetsk and Luhansk. And for this Ukraine needs more weapons. The Ukrainian president said so Volodymyr Zelensky in his speech broadcast in the night. “Russian troops are preparing for an offensive operation in the east of our country. It will start shortly. They literally want to destroy the Donbas,” Zelensky said.

7.21 am – The Russian president Vladimir Putin he asked in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that Alexander Nevsky’s Orthodox Church in the Old City of Jerusalem be immediately transferred into Russian hands, as promised by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The church is still under Israeli jurisdiction after a court ruled that the decision is in the hands of the current Bennett-led government. Putin’s letter is seen by Israeli officials as a sign of further deterioration in bilateral relations, following Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s criticisms of Russia over the war in Ukraine.

7.12 – Le Ukrainian troops present in Mariupol have decided not to surrender and to fight to the end, ignoring the request of the Russian troops. Consequently, Moscow has decided to impose ” movement permits ” to regulate movement in the various districts of the city. Mayor’s adviser Petro Andriushchenko said this on Telegram, sharing a photo in which you can see a line of people waiting to obtain these permits.

7.10 am – I am sound the sirens in Kiev again this morning, as Sky News reports, while Russian troops intend to enter the Kherson region. This is the forecast of the Kiev Ministry of Defense according to which “the armed forces of the Russian Federation are completing the formation of an aggressive group in the eastern area”. A note reads that Russian troops “will not stop carrying out missile attacks against Ukraine’s infrastructure”.

7.00 – I. Russian military forcibly took about 150 children from Mariupol. This was announced by the Crimean Human Rights Group citing an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko. Many of the children taken away by the Russians were hospitalized and were not orphans.