Russia-Ukraine struggle newest updates: Deadly strikes in occupied Melitopol

Ukrainian and Russian-backed officers reported lethal assaults within the occupied metropolis of Melitopol on Saturday evening, each saying {that a} leisure middle was struck and that there have been deaths and accidents. The professional-Moscow officers blamed Ukraine, although Kyiv has not taken accountability.

In the meantime, fallout from the prisoner swap of Russian arms seller Viktor Bout for WNBA star Brittney Griner continues. Some conservatives had been offended that American negotiators couldn’t land a deal for Paul Whelan, the Marine turned company safety government serving a 16-year sentence in a Russian jail on espionage prices. John Kirby, spokesman for the Nationwide Safety Council, mentioned Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the Russian negotiators are “treating Paul very separately, very distinctly because of these sham espionage charges they levied against him. And then it kind of came together last week in the end game with just a Bout-for-Griner deal.”