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  • Day 131 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Zelensky promised to take back Lysychansk
    on July 4, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours: The loss of Lysychansk Ukraine has acknowledged that its military has withdrawn from the Donbas city of Lysychansk. President Volodymyr Zelensky promised that control over the area would be restored. The Ukrainian army announced that it had withdrawn from Lysychansk. The city in the east of the country has come under attack in recent weeks by the Russian military and Donbas separatists. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces explained that the decision to retreat was made "in order to preserve the lives of the defenders" of Lysychansk and that "in the conditions of substantial superiority of the Russian troops in artillery, aviation, rocket launchers, ammunition and personnel, the continuation of the battle would have fatal consequences". The Russian army is now in full control of Luhansk Oblast and can focus on capturing Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in Donetsk. These are the two parts of Donbas, declared the target of the so-called by Moscow “special operation in Ukraine”, which began on February 24. From Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelensky initially denied reports from Russia that it had established control over Lysychansk. He then confirmed the withdrawal of the Ukrainian units, but promised that his country would regain the area: "And if the command of our army withdraws people from certain points on the front where the enemy has the greatest fire superiority, in particular, this applies to Lysychansk, this means only one thing: we will return, thanks to our tactics, thanks of the increased supply of modern weapons". Shelling in Sloviansk and Kramatorsk Over the past 24 hours, Russia has intensively shelled Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Kharkiv. Six people, including a child, died in the strikes against Sloviansk, Zelensky also claimed. “The enemy's targets were residential buildings, a filtration station and a garden area”, said Ivan Bakanov, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, quoted by UNIAN. According to him, the enemy shelled the city with prohibited cluster munitions. The occupiers fired again only at civilian objects, the head of the special service said. The Russians also fired at a car in which there was a family with two small children trying to leave Zaitsevo in the direction of Bakhmut. Belarusian threat Yesterday, Russia accused Ukraine of firing missiles at the Russian border town of Belgorod. At the same time, Zelensky described the statements of the President of Belarus as dangerous. Alexander Lukashenko confirmed that his country supports Russia and its offensive in Ukraine as part of its long-standing commitment as an ally. Lukashenko noted that only Minsk is on Moscow's side, and Russia and Belarus are "by fate in the same boat." Meeting in Lugano Leaders from dozens of countries and heads of international organizations are gathering today and tomorrow in the Swiss city of Lugano to discuss the reconstruction of Ukraine. The goal is to prepare a "Marshall Plan" that will take effect even under Russian fire. The plan "must" include a component to restore the destroyed environment, recommended Virginijus Sinkevičius, the European Commissioner for the Environment. He defined as a "crime of the greatest scale" the damage done to huge forest areas. Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook Write to us at editors@novinite.com Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg /BNR, OFFNews

  • Bulgaria: One of our Reactors is expected to use a different Nuclear Fuel than the Russian one
    on July 4, 2022 at 6:44 am

    It is expected that one of the reactors of the Kozloduy NPP will use a different fuel from the Russian nuclear fuel after 2024. This was announced on bTV by the resigned Minister of Energy Alexander Nikolov. He also added that alternative nuclear fuel has been secured after a question whether Russia could stop supplying it, as well as spare parts for planned repairs to our nuclear power plant. Nikolov categorically stated that there was no need to spread unnecessary fears and did not want to specify what the nuclear fuel would be. "Several suppliers are involved in the nuclear fuel supply process for a number of reasons, mostly commercial. I don't want to mention specific countries or specific suppliers as that could harm the public interest of the particular supplier," he added. Nikolov also commented on the political crisis, stating that he never hesitated whether to be part of the "Petkov" cabinet. According to him, the lack of a coalition culture is a possible reason for the collapse, but the positive thing is that this is a lesson and is "part of the positive change that is happening in Bulgaria". Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook Write to us at editors@novinite.com Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg /BGNES

  • COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 183 New Cases in the Last 24 hours
    on July 4, 2022 at 6:38 am

    183 are the new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours. 13.5% of the 1,353 tests performed were positive. 369 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in hospital, 26 of them are in intensive care units. There have been no deaths as a result of the infection in the last 24 hours, and 15 people have been cured. 13 doses of vaccine were administered on Sunday. Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook Write to us at editors@novinite.com Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg /BNT

  • Insults in Skopje against Bulgaria and the French Proposal
    on July 4, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Offensive and vulgar chants against the European Union and Bulgaria were heard last night during the second protest in front of the Macedonian government building against the French proposal to start negotiations for the Republic of North Macedonia for EU membership. "Bulgarian fascism is a European value", "EU, f*** your mother", "Lice", "Tatars", "Bulgarian fascists", "Europe supports supremacy". These were just some of the posters. The Vergina Sun flag was also waved en masse at the protest. All the speakers called for the rejection of the French proposal, but all the time they shouted against Bulgaria.   According to Darko Janevski, "the French proposal, if accepted, could destroy Macedonia forever". "The great Zaev and his love Borissov from Bulgaria signed an agreenment, which will now be monitored by the EU if it is properly implemented...Samuel, Saints Cyril and Methodius, as well as Saints Clement and Naum have already been sold to the Bulgarians, only Gotse and Dame remained" said Janevski and emphasized that "for 30 years he fought so that it would not come to this". The representative of the "Macedonian Manifesto" at the very beginning called on those present for a moment of silence for the "victims of Bulgarian fascism in Macedonia". He then made vulgar accusations against Europe, which he called a "b***h". He called for traitors like "Kovachevski and Pendarovski to be sent to Sofia or to Macron." "For years, Bulgaria mistreated and terrorized Macedonia because we do not accept to be what they want. In the name of European values, they want us to become their colony. If we accept the proposal, we will again be under their occupation, not under their administration as they claim for the period from 1941 to 1945," said Dragan Milosavljevic. According to him, it is about "brutal Bulgarian assimilation". All speakers from the tribune emphasized that "Macedonian identity, language, nation and history are threatened by the latest French proposal". At the end of the protest, tents were set up in front of the Macedonian government building. A new protest is scheduled for today. Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook Write to us at editors@novinite.com Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg /BGNES

  • 70 Diplomats and Employees of the Russian Embassy are Leaving Bulgaria
    on July 3, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    The Russian diplomats and employees of the Russian embassy, whom Bulgaria has declared as persona non grata, must leave Bulgaria by midnight today. They will travel with their families, and according to unconfirmed information, they will be transported on two planes in the early afternoon. It has come to this after Bulgaria announced at the end of last week that it was expelling 70 diplomats and employees in the embassy of the Russian Federation A second bus with Russian citizens from the Russian Embassy, who are leaving Bulgaria, arrived at the capital's airport. Dozens of people with their children and pets were in the second group that left our country after about an hour. In addition to the bus, Russian citizens were brought by diplomatic cars and vans. Meanwhile, a second Russian plane has landed in Sofia, with which the embassy employees will return to Moscow, reports BTA. The two flights are scheduled for 15:00 p.m. and 15:30 p.m. The planes will fly from Sofia to Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. There are four check-in counters at Terminal 2 for travelers. "Thanks to your government, we are leaving. No further comments. No comments," two of the Russian citizens, who arrived on buses organized by the embassy, told BNR upon entering the airport. We remind you that Russia received a special permit for these two flights. In principle, the sanctions prohibit aircraft with the Russian flag from flying over our country. Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook Write to us at editors@novinite.com Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg /BNT, ClubZ, OFFNews