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    Russian attacks continue after ICC arrest warrant for Putin.

    Russian attacks continue after ICC arrest warrant for Putin.

    Attacks on several fronts, including the capital Kiev and western Lviv province, came hours after the ICC announcement. Large-scale Russian attacks in Ukraine continue after the International Criminal Court decided to issue arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights. Ukraine’s air force said early on Saturday that 16 Russian drones attacked Ukraine on Friday night. Writing on Telegram, the air force command said 11 of the 16 drones were shot down “in the central, western and eastern regions”. Areas targeted include the capital city of Kiev and the western province of Lviv. Kyiv city administration chief Serhii Popko said Ukraine’s air defenses had shot down all drones flying toward the Ukrainian capital, while Lviv regional governor Maksim Kozytskyi said on Saturday that three of the six drones had been shot down. were shot down, the remaining three crashed into a district border. Poland. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, the attacks were carried out from Russia’s Bryansk province on the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Azov and bordering Ukraine. The Ukrainian military added in its routine update on Saturday morning that Russian forces had carried out 34 airstrikes, one missile attack and 57 rounds of anti-aircraft fire in the past 24 hours. A Facebook update said falling debris hit southern Khorsan province, damaging seven houses and a kindergarten. One person was killed and three were wounded in shelling of 11 towns and villages in the province on Friday, regional governor of Donetsk province Pavlo Kirilenko said. Further west, Russian rockets hit a residential area overnight Friday in the city of Zaporizhzhia, the regional capital of the partially occupied province of the same name. No casualties were reported, but houses were damaged and a catering establishment was destroyed, said Anatoly Kartyev of the Zaporizhia city council. The ICC warrants the International Criminal Court said on Friday that it has jointly charged Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lova Belova, with personal responsibility for the abduction of children from Ukraine, for war crimes. An arrest warrant has been issued for Putin. This is the first time that the International Court of Justice has issued a warrant against one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The move was quickly rejected by Moscow – and hailed by Ukraine as a significant development. However, its practical implications may be limited as the chances of Putin facing trial at the ICC are slim as Moscow does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction or extradite its own nationals. British military officials said on Saturday that Russia is likely to expand recruitment. In its latest intelligence update, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said deputies in the Russian Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, introduced a bill on Monday that would raise the conscription age for men from 21 to 30, which Current age is 18 to 27 years. Currently, many men between the ages of 18 and 21 claim exemption from military service because they are in higher education, the ministry said. The change would mean they would eventually still have to serve. He said the law would likely be passed and come into force in January 2024.