After the latest war developments in Ukraine, Ukrainian forces have reclaimed the Donetsk region. Pavlo Kyrylenko is the governor of the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. He claims that Russian forces have shelled the entire front line. According to a report from the general staff of Ukraine, Kyiv’s forces attacked Russian positions and troop assembly points. The attacks happened in at least six towns in the country’s south. On the other hand, Russia is imprisoning its people for opposing the war. In the recent case of a Russian dissident whom the government imprisoned for opposing the invasion of Ukraine. A Russian court has sentenced opposition politician Ilya Yashin to eight and a half years in prison.
Yashin is a longtime member of Russia’s anti-Putin opposition. He was among a group of outspoken war critics who stayed in Russia. He said earlier this year that he thought staying in Russia made anti-war voices louder and more convincing. Representatives from Russia and the US will meet in Istanbul to discuss tough questions, according to the Russian news agency.
According to the reports, the two sides will talk about irritants in their bilateral relations. This includes issues such as visa requirements, embassy staff size, and the activities of each side’s institutions and agencies abroad. Moreover, the sides will discuss certain other unnamed concerns.
In other war developments, the Security Service of Ukraine has accused Russia of anti-Ukrainian activity. The activity includes an influential Orthodox Christian cleric endorsing Russian policies in online posts. SBU is launching a string of operations to prevent these Russian special services subversive activities. The SBU stated the property that a Ukrainian branch of the Orthodox church is using. This includes the 1,000-year-old Kyiv Pechersk Lavra complex.
Alexei Navalny is another jailed opposition leader in Russia. He has called Ilya Yashin’s sentence another shameless and lawless verdict that will not silence his steadfast ally. The government sentenced a Kremlin critic named Ilya Yashin to eight and a half years in prison. The court jailed him for spreading false information about the Russian army. Moreover, the court found Yashin guilty of spreading false information in a YouTube video. The video discussed evidence of Russian war crimes in Bucha, near Kyiv, that foreign journalists had discovered.