Ukraine War Live Today News, Ukraine Russia Updates, World War 3 News, Russia Ukraine Capture, 30 May: Russian shelling destroyed all of the critical infrastructure in Sievierodonetsk city, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, describing the taking of the city as Russia’s “principal aim” right now.
Russia Ukraine War Live, Mariupol Fall to Russia: Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the “liberation” of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region is an “unconditional priority” for Moscow and other territories should decide their future for themselves. Russian shelling destroyed all of the critical infrastructure in Sievierodonetsk city, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, describing the taking of the city as Russia’s “principal aim” right now.
Meanwhile, oil prices rose to two-month highs on Monday as traders waited to see if the European Union would reach an agreement on banning Russian oil ahead of a meeting on a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. As Russia asserted progress in its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried to shake European resolve to punish his country with sanctions and to keep supplying weapons that have supported Ukraine’s defence.
In other news, the Russian Defense Ministry said Lyman, the second small city to fall this week, had been “completely liberated” by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Kremlin-backed separatists, who have waged war for eight years in the industrial Donbas region bordering Russia. Ukraine’s train system has ferried arms and evacuated citizens through Lyman, a key railway hub in the east. Control of it also would give Russia’s military another foothold in the region; it has bridges for troops and equipment to cross the Siverskiy Donets river, which has so far impeded the Russian advance into the Donbas.