אישה ש נמלטה מ אירפין ש בפרברי קייב משבר מלחמה רוסיה אוקראינה
A woman fleeing the besieged town of Irpin
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A Ukrainian tank near the city of Makariv

Russian offensive slows, second Russian general killed, says Ukraine

Ukraine intelligence says first deputy commander of Russia's 41st army was killed on Monday near the besieged city of Kharkiv, adds the Russian offensive continues although at a significantly slower pace; Kyiv refuses humanitarian corridors to Russia, Belarus amid ongoing civilian shelling

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Published: 03.08.22, 09:17
Russia's offensive in Ukraine continued but at a significantly slower pace on Tuesday and a second senior Russian commander had been killed, Ukrainian military and intelligence said, as frightened residents fled bombed-out cities.
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  • Ukraine's military intelligence said on Tuesday that Ukrainian forces killed a Russian general near the besieged city of Kharkiv, the second Russian senior commander to die in the invasion.
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    צבא אוקראינה ליד מקאריב ש בפרברי קייב מלחמה עם רוסיה
    צבא אוקראינה ליד מקאריב ש בפרברי קייב מלחמה עם רוסיה
    A Ukrainian tank near the city of Makariv
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    "Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, first deputy commander of Russia's 41st army, was killed on Monday," the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine's defense ministry said in a statement.
    Ukraine's general staff of the armed forces said the Russian offensive continues although at a significantly slower pace.
    Russia's defense ministry could not be immediately reached for comment and Reuters could not verify the reports.
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    אישה ש נמלטה מ אירפין ש בפרברי קייב משבר מלחמה רוסיה אוקראינה
    אישה ש נמלטה מ אירפין ש בפרברי קייב משבר מלחמה רוסיה אוקראינה
    A woman fleeing the besieged town of Irpin
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    Russia's invasion, the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two, has thus far created 1.7 million refugees, a raft of sanctions on Moscow, and fears of wider conflict as the West pours military aid into Ukraine.
    Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a "special operation" that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbor's military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists.
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    כוחות רוסים בדרך לקייב
    כוחות רוסים בדרך לקייב
    Russian forces heading toward Kyiv
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    Kyiv has rejected Moscow's offer of possible humanitarian corridors to Russia and Belarus amid reports that in the encircled southern port city of Mariupol, hundreds of thousands of people remained trapped without food and water under regular Russian bombardments.
    However, Moscow has since proposed giving the residents of the cities of Sumy and Mariupol the choice of moving elsewhere in Ukraine on Tuesday, setting a deadline in the early hours for Kyiv to agree, Russian news agencies reported.
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    People lay on the floor to protect against Russian shelling in Mariupol hospital
    People lay on the floor to protect against Russian shelling in Mariupol hospital
    People lay on the floor to protect against Russian shelling in one of Mariupol's hospitals
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    After the third attempt to ease the bloodshed at talks in Belarus, negotiators warned not to expect the next round to bring a final result. The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers are expected to meet in Turkey on Thursday.
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    A damaged Ukrainian military facility in the aftermath of Russian shelling outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday
    A damaged Ukrainian military facility in the aftermath of Russian shelling outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday
    A damaged Ukrainian military facility in the aftermath of Russian shelling outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday
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    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would halt operations if Ukraine ceased fighting, amended its constitution to declare neutrality, and recognized Russia's annexation of Crimea and the independence of regions held by Russian-backed separatists.
    A senior U.S. defense official said Putin had now deployed nearly 100% of the more than 150,000 forces that he had pre-staged outside Ukraine before the invasion.



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