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Ukraine says Russia ‘plowed down’ Severodonetsk, UN warns of global crisis

Ukrainian officials say that the Russian military has changed tactics in the city of Severodonetsk.

“Soldiers Russia withdrew from the city. Severodonetsk is being ‘pulled’ by artillery and air strikes. The downtown area has become an empty place. They retreated, so did we, and they fired artillery into the open space,” the President’s adviser UkraineOleksiy Arestovych told AP.

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Infrastructure in Severodonetsk, Ukraine was destroyed by the fighting. Photo:

Earlier, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday said that most of Severodonetsk had been controlled by the Russian army, forcing the Ukrainian armed forces there to retreat to the eastern suburbs of the city. Despite this, Ukraine retains control of the Serverodonetsk industrial park. “The Russians are destroying everything. They used tanks and artillery to fire at civilian buildings,” Hayday told CNN.

UN warns of global crisis

According to a report released by the United Nations Global Crisis Response Team (UN) on the night of June 8, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is making the lives of millions of people around the globe more difficult due to food prices and energy increases.

“The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the global cost of living crisis, which has not been seen in at least a generation. The conflict also undermines the UN’s goal of ending poverty around the world by 2030.

According to the AP, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres later delivered a speech on the negative effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict outlined in the report.

“It is clear that the war in Ukraine has impacted food, energy and financial security in a systematic, severe and rapid way. This conflict is amplifying the consequences of many other crises facing the world, such as climate change, the Covid-19 epidemic, as well as severe global inequality. what Mr. Guterres said.

“Food prices are hitting record levels, while fertilizer prices are doubling. Without fertilizer, it would be difficult for food crops to grow and this would affect billions of people in Asia and South America. This year’s crisis will be about lack of access to food, and next year’s crisis will be about food shortages,” Guterres added.

According to the UN Secretary-General, record global fuel prices have also “caused power outages and fuel shortages, especially in Africa”.

Ukraine accuses Russia of “taking hundreds of thousands of tons of food”

“Russia is taking about 600,000 tons of grain from Ukraine. All of the above food is taken from the areas in the south of Ukraine controlled by them. This food will then be delivered to the port of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula, before being sent to the Middle East,” Vice President of the Agricultural Council of Ukraine Denys Marchuk today (June 9) told CNN.

Russia has not yet responded to Marchuk’s allegations.

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