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 Ukrainian president warns Russia of violence next week

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has warned Russia against violence next week as the country celebrates Independence Day.

"We have to realize that this week Russia may try to do something particularly bad and cruel," Zelensky was quoted by Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform. Persevere and march towards Ukrainian victory,

 noting that there is a real sense in Crimea that its occupation is temporary and that Ukraine will return to it. Zelensky called on the Ukrainian people not to allow Russia to spread despair and fear, including the celebration of Independence Day.

 Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Donbass family launched a special operation in Ukraine, which later turned into a bipartisan military conflict and imposed sanctions on Russia. For its part, the Albanian Defense Ministry announced the arrest of two Russians and a Ukrainian on charges of espionage and attempting to infiltrate an arms factory in the south of the country. The ministry said in a statement that it carried out the American network ABC News reported, today, Sunday, that a 24-year-old Russian man was arrested after entering the factory area in the Gramish area, 80 kilometers south of the capital, Tirana, and taking some pictures with 33 others - 25 years old. A 25-year-old Russian woman and a 25-year-old Ukrainian man were arrested outside the factory and two Albanian soldiers were observed to be injured while repelling the men's attempt to enter the factory. 

The ministry said that two injured Albanian soldiers were taken to a hospital in the capital, Tirana, to receive treatment for eye injuries. In turn, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that three detainees suspected of spying had arrived and members of the Albanian gendarmerie, intelligence and counter-terrorism forces investigated the scene. Pavlo Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said on Sunday that Russian forces had killed four civilians. Two others were injured in the Donetsk region on Saturday. A total of 755 civilians were killed and 1943 wounded in the Donetsk region since the beginning of the Russian war in Ukraine, Kirilenko added in a statement on Telegram and published by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.