Ukraine Update May 9th : Ukrainian Forces Defeat Russian Troops, Guterres Appalled By Russian Bombing Ukrainian School, UK Defense Secretary Said Putin Regime “Mirroring Actions of Nazis”, UK And Canada Announced New Sanctions On Russia, And Belarus

UKRAINE (May 9, 2022)—Kyiv Governor Oleksandr Pavliuk said May 8, 2022 that the regional administration  monitoring groups continues to work on fixing the results of battles in de-occupied settlements of the Kyiv region.

Ruins were recorded in 46 out of 69 communities of the Kyiv region (66.7%).

Due to the battlefields in the region, more than 4000 living houses (private and richly overhead) were built. Critical ruins have been established in Buchansky, Irpinsky, Gostomelsky, Borodyansky, Makarivsky, Great Dimersky and Piskivsky territorial communities.

Guterres ‘appalled’ by Russian bombing of Ukrainian school. 

The spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a statement on May 8 condemning Russia’s attack on a school in Bilohorivka, Ukraine, where many people were sheltering. “This attack is yet another reminder that in this war, as in so many other conflicts, it is civilians that pay the highest price,” the statement said. “Civilians and civilian infrastructure must always be spared in times of war.”

Ukrainian forces defeat 51 Russian troops in the south on May 8. 

Ukraine’s Operational Command South also reported that it thwarted an attempt to withdraw a Russian reconnaissance group. It also destroyed two Russian multiple rocket launchers, one tank, one anti-aircraft missile system, two UAVs, and a helicopter.

UK Defense Secretary to say Putin’s regime ‘mirroring’ actions of Nazis. 

Based on an advance copy of his May 9 speech provided to the Telegraph and Times, U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace will reportedly say: “Through their invasion of Ukraine, Putin, his inner circle and generals are now mirroring the fascism and tyranny of 70 years ago, repeating the errors of last century’s totalitarian regimes.”

UK announces new sanctions on Russia, Belarus. 

The U.K. Department for International Trade said the sanctions will target 1.7 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) in trade, including import tariffs on platinum and palladium and export bans on chemicals, plastics, rubber, and machinery.

WHO donates 20 all-terrain ambulances to Ukraine. 

Ukraine’s Health Ministry said in a statement on May 8 that the ambulances sent by the World Health Organization are “capable of operating even in the most damaged and inaccessible areas,” including where roads have been destroyed. The WHO has also donated generators and blood coolers for Ukrainian hospitals.

Ukraine’s military defeats 190 Russian troops, 15 tanks in eastern Ukraine on May 8. 

The East Operational and Tactical Group reported that 12 infantry fighting vehicles, 12 armored personnel carriers, one armored fighting vehicle, one MT-LB vehicle, six heavy artillery tractors, one fuel tank, and two unmanned aerial vehicles were also destroyed.

Governor: Evacuation from Luhansk Oblast stops as Russian troops fire on evacuation route. 

Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai said on May 8 that Russian forces are shelling the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway, rendering evacuation “not possible.”

City Council: 173 people evacuated from Azovstal steel plant reach Zaporizhzhia. 

Ten buses were en route for over a day. During the evacuation process, Russians killed three Ukrainian soldiers and wounded six.

Canada lifts all duties on imports from Ukraine for one year. 

The economic relief was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting with President Zelensky in Kyiv on May 8. According to Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko, this signals the interest of developed countries in adding the “Ukrainian economy into their own industrial and trade chains.”

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Source: Governor of Kyiv and Kyiv Independent contributed to the update.

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