According to reports from the English newspaper Cyclingweekly, Alexander Kulyk, technician of the Ukrainian national cycling team and father of the former national champion Andriy Kulyk, was allegedly killed in an ambush by the Russian army, which is advancing to conquer the major cities of the country and its nuclear power plants, putting the entire West on alert.
As reported by Sky Sport Italy Kulyk was participating in an operation to evacuate people from some dangerous places in Kiev when he was the victim of a Russian attack. President of the Ukrainian cycling federation Andriy Grivko said to Cyclingweekly: "Yesterday was a tragic day for us in Kiev.
One of our coaches, Alexander Kulyk, was killed in an attack. He was involved in a military operation to help people to get out of dangerous places. He was a longtime coach with the federation and was almost 65 years old. He had previously been a coach with the Soviet Union and had worked with the Russian system.
What's happening in Ukraine
The Ukrainian city of Mariupol is starting the evacuation of civilians. This was announced by the mayor after the Russian announcement of the truce in the port city to allow humanitarian corridors.
According to Ukrainian media, Russian forces opened fire on a car in which civilians were traveling in the Bucha district, near Kiev, killing two people, including a 17-year-old girl. The Kiev Independent writes, according to which four other people were injured.
British Defense Ministry in London, citing intelligence sources said: "The forces of Moscow are likely advancing towards the southern port city of Mykolaiv, there is a possibility that these forces will try to circumvent the city to prioritize the advance towards Odessa.
. The cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Mariupol, Sumy, are all surrounded by Russian forces. " In a message on Telegram, the mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boitchenko, said that the city is undergoing a ruthless siege and constant bombing.
And he called for the creation of humanitarian corridors. "We are looking for solutions to humanitarian problems and all possible ways to get Mariupol out of the blockade," he wrote.