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Zelensky fires more assistants in reshuffle as Moscow bombards country …

KYIV, Ukraine– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed a long time assistant and numerous advisors on Saturday in a continuing reshuffle while Russia let loose fresh attacks over night.

Zelenskyy dismissed leading assistant Serhiy Shefir from his post of very first assistant, where he had actually served given that 2019. The Ukrainian president likewise released 3 advisors, and 2 governmental agents supervising volunteer activities and soldiers’ rights.

No description was offered right away for the most recent modifications in a far-flung workers shakeup over current months. It consisted of the termination on Tuesday of Oleksii Danilov, who worked as secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, and Valerii Zaluzhnyi as head of the militaries on Feb. 8. He was selected Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Kingdom previously this month.

Ukraine’s flying force stated Saturday that Russia introduced 12 Shahed drones overnight, 9 of which were shot down, and fired 4 rockets into eastern Ukraine.

Russia let loose a barrage of 38 rockets, 75 airstrikes and 98 attacks from numerous rocket launchers over the last 24 hours, Ukraine’s militaries stated in social networks posts.

Ukrainian energy business Centrenergo revealed Saturday that the Zmiiv Thermal Power Plant, among the biggest thermal power plants in the eastern Kharkiv area, was totally ruined following Russian shelling recently. Power failure schedules were still in location for around 120,000 individuals in the area, where 700,000 individuals had actually lost electrical energy after the plant was struck on March 22.

Russia has actually intensified its attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities in current days, triggering substantial damage in numerous areas.

Authorities in the Poltava area stated Saturday there had actually been “a number of hits” to a facilities center, without defining whether it was an energy center.

The toll of Friday’s mass barrage of 99 drones and rockets striking areas throughout Ukraine came to light on Saturday, with regional authorities in the Kherson area on Saturday early morning revealing the death of one civilian. A homeowner of the Dnipropetrovsk area passed away in a medical facility from shell injuries, according to local Gov. Serhiy Lisak.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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