Early on the morning of February 24th, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on state television that Russia will carry out a 'special military operation' in eastern Ukraine.
Moscow claims the 'operation' is aimed at 'denazification and demilitarization' of Ukrainian territory at the request of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk 'people's republics', and is based on the right to self-defence. Russia also says that it does not attack the civilian population.
But, the fact is, Russian armed forces have killed innocent people, including children and the elderly. Russia deliberately targets civilian infrastructure and falsely claims that it is Ukraine's army that puts people's lives at risk.
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The shelling of the shopping mall in Kremenchuk, the default of the Russian Federation, howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000 at the front. War. The main news for June 27
Russia has fired missiles at a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, the Armed Forces have stopped attempts to storm the Russians in the Izium direction, German howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000 are already at the front, the US is preparing a new aid package to Ukraine, hundreds of Ukrainian children are being held in a Russian camp near Taganrog. Zelensky. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 124th day of the full-scale war.
Russia fired rockets at a shopping and entertainment center in Kremenchuk, Poltava region. Ten dead and 58 wounded are currently known. Rescuers put out the fire.
The Russian army fired Smerch cluster munitions at the Nemyshlyansky and Saltovsky districts of Kharkiv. The shells hit playgrounds and yards. According to preliminary data, five people were killed and 20 were injured.
Regular missile launches are expected from the territory of Belarus in the near future, the General Staff reports. The Ukrainian military repulsed the Russian attack on the Kharkiv region in the areas of Dementievka, Dovgalivka, Zalyman and Dovhenky (the last three are the Izium direction). In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are trying to blockade Lysychansk from the south and southwest. In the Donetsk region, the Armed Forces stopped the attack of the Russian army in the areas of Berestovo and in the direction of Medna Ruda — Klinove (all — Bakhmut district). Also in the Donetsk region, Ukrainian troops stopped the Russian offensive in the direction of Petrovske — Shevchenko (Volnovakha district).
The Ukrainian military received Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers from Germany and they are already at the front. Ukraine already has all the howitzers that were planned to be handed over to Germany and the Netherlands. However, Germany plans to supply six more.
In Russia, for the first time since 1918, there was a default on foreign debt. This was reported by Bloomberg. He adds that this can be considered largely a symbolic development, given that Russia is already "an economic, financial and political outcast for most countries".
The United States is finalizing a new aid package for Ukraine. In particular, there should be medium-range and long-range air defense systems, writes The New York Times. It is not known which air defense system is in question, but the publication suggests that it may be the NASAMS missile defense system. They can hit targets at a distance of 160 km.
NATO plans to increase its combat teams on the Alliance's eastern border to 300,000, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of the Alliance's summit in Madrid. But he clarified that the expansion to the level of brigades will not be in all 8 countries where there are combat groups, but only in some, because "different countries have different needs."
The interim results of the G7 summit in Germany include a reduction in Russia's revenues, new sanctions, including against Russia's defense sector, and indefinite support for Ukraine. The G7 countries have already provided more than $ 2.8 billion in humanitarian aid to Ukraine in 2022, and are ready to provide up to $29.5 billion more to help the country close its funding gap.
Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation from Indonesian President Joko Vidodo to join the G20 summit on Bali on November 15-16. Volodymyr Zelensky will also take part in the summit. When the President of Ukraine agreed to visit the summit, he stated that he hoped that Putin would not be there.
The United Kingdom will allocate up to 10 million pounds to Ukraine for railway repairs to unblock grain exports, the government said. The British government is also initiating testing of grain sold to Russia. To determine whether it was exported from Ukraine.
Hundreds of Ukrainian children forcibly deported to Russia are being held in the Romashka camp near Taganrog. About it writes the Russian edition "Verstka". We are talking about 414 children from four Ukrainian boarding schools.
More than 953 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 27, the official number of dead children has not changed — 339. The number of injured has increased — at least 614. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The tenth racket in the world — the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, stated that he would donate 100 euros to Ukraine for each of his aces at the tennis tournament in Wimbledon.
Rinat Akhmetov is demanding billions in compensation from Russia and has filed a lawsuit against the European Court of Human Rights, System Capital Managemen, the company's founder and shareholder, said Akhmetov. Among its assets destroyed or seized by the Russians are, for example, the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
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During the night of June 27, Russia carried out an air strike with Tu-22M strategic aviation on a settlement in the Odesa region. Several residential buildings, as well as some farm facilities, have been damaged. Eight people were injured, including one child, reported the regional administration. The invaders also shelled Kharkiv, Sumy, Mykolaiv, and Kherson Oblasts at night. Lysychansk and Vovchoyarivka in Luhansk Oblast suffered air strikes and fighting continues in those areas. Lysychansk was heavily damaged: at least 5 apartment buildings are destroyed. No casualties have been reported so far. The information is being clarified.
Sloviansk, Avdiivka, Mariinka, Rayhorodka, and Rai-Oleksandrivka in the Donetsk region were attacked with artillery during the night. Missile strikes took place in Mykolaivka and Kostiantynivka. One person was killed and eight were injured in the past day.
The rocket attack on Kyiv on June 26 is probably linked to the G7 Leaders' Summit held in Germany, according to the Institute for Study of War (ISW). ISW has also suggested that Russian Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko had likely taken over as a commander of operations in Ukraine.
As of the morning of June 27, four victims of the rocket attack on an apartment building in Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky district remain in the hospital. Rescuers continue to clear the rubble. The aftermath of the June 26 shelling. Photo credit: State Emergency Services.
More than 100 bodies were found in a house in the Left Bank District of Mariupol during a building inspection. The house was previously hit by an air strike, reported Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko.
The owner of Azovstal, Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, demands compensation from the Russian Federation and filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights. The press service of SCM, the company founded by Akhmetov, stated: "Although the exact amount of compensation cannot yet be determined due to the ongoing war, it is assumed that Russia should pay Akhmetov billions of dollars for violations of his human rights."
Total Russian combat losses since the beginning of the full-scale war on February 24 reached about 35,000 servicemen, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The UK will allocate up to £10 million for railway repairs in Ukraine, announced the UK government. The UK will also test the grain sold by the Russian Federation to determine whether it has been exported from Ukraine.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced additional sanctions against Russia which include an embargo on Russian gold and restrictions on 70 individuals and organisations.
Putin will leave Russia for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine. According to Reuters, Vladimir Putin will visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Russian Federation has defaulted on foreign debt for the first time since 1918, according to Bloomberg. The default became the culmination of increasingly tough Western sanctions that cut off payment routes to overseas creditors. The grace period for interest payments of $100 million expired on June 26. This is considered a default.
Latvia deployed a NASAMS surface-to-air missile defence system provided by Spain at the Lielvārde military airbase, according to the Latvian Armed Forces Twitter.
The shelling of Kyiv, last hours before Russia's default, Joe Biden plans to ban Russian gold. The war. Key news on June 26
Support for Ukraine is discussed at the G7 summit. Russian airstrike on Kyiv residential buildings. Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled several assaults in Donbas and are conducting an operation on the Serpentine Island. Russian State Duma wants to send schoolchildren to the war. Russia's default is only hours away. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 123 of the full-scale war.
The G7 Summit has begun in Germany. World leaders will discuss global challenges, caused in particular by the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Several statements before the summit: US President Joe Biden announced an embargo on Russian gold import, European Council President Charles Michel said that the G7 target is "to block oxygen to the Russian war machine", and Boris Johnson announced another $525 million in aid to Ukraine from the UK.
Russian troops performed an air strike on one of Kyiv’s districts. A fire broke out in a nine-storey residential building, three upper floors were destroyed. One person was killed, and six were injured. Rescuers pulled a child out of the rubble.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled Russian attacks around Dolyna, Kurulka, and Mazanivka (Sloviansk direction). In Luhansk Oblast, the Russian army blocks Lysychansk from the south and shells the city. The Ukrainian military repelled assaults on Pavlivka (Vuhledar district of Donetsk Oblast) and Potiomkine (Kherson region).
Ukraine is conducting a military operation on the Zmiinyi Island, according to the operational command South. The operation involves various forces and weapons, but no further information is available yet.
Russians plan to deploy more operational and tactical aviation in Belarus, allegedly for joint air space patrolling, states the Ukrainian MoD General Directorate of Intelligence. Ten aircraft will be moved to the Belarusian airfield in Baranovichi. Russian MoD announced a change in the leadership of the central and southern groups fighting with Ukraine.
Russia is only hours away from default, according to Bloomberg. The grace period for missed Russian payments on bonds worth about $100 million, which were blocked due to the sanctions, expires on the evening of June 26. If Russia misses the payments, this will de-facto mean a default.
An amendment to the military service law was registered in the State Duma of Russia. If passed, the bill would enable the signing of contracts with the army for recruits of legal age immediately after graduating high school and skipping fixed-term army service.
The European Commission is preparing a document allowing the transportation of sanctioned Russian cargoes to Kaliningrad, "from Russia to Russia", but through EU territory. However, Lithuania can veto such a decision and it is likely to do so.
More than 952 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of the Russian armed aggression. The number of fatalities remains at 339 as of the morning of June 26. The number of injured children has increased to at least 613, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 123. Online updates.
Women are riding a scooter across the Maidan, past sandbags with the inscription "Help" and flags from around the world.
Russian militaries shelled Kyiv in the morning from Tu-95 and Tu-160 planes with X101 missiles, which can fly at a distance of up to 5.5 thousand km, said a spokesman for the Air Force Command Ihnat. Missiles were launched over the Caspian Sea.
The missiles hit a 9-storey residential building. According to Mayor Klitschko, four people were hospitalized. Among them is a 7-year-old girl and her mother. One person died. This is preliminary data.
Rescuers posted a video of the child's rescue. They continue to look for people under the ruins.
A nearby kindergarten also came under fire.
Subsequently, there were two explosions in the Cherkasy region, the details are being clarified, said the head of the regional administration Taburets.
Since the evening of June 25, the Russian Federation also shelled other regions of Ukraine. In the Rivne region, Russian missiles hit a service station with a car wash and car service. 4 people were killed, 7 were injured, the mayor Serpeninov reported.
There was a rocket attack in Kharkiv at night. None of the missiles hit a military target or infrastructure. Residential areas and a hospital were hit. The danger of missile strikes by the Russian Federation on Kharkiv remains.
One of the rockets that exploded on the night of June 26 in Kharkiv damaged at least five houses.
In the Luhansk region, air strikes took place in Lysychansk, as well as in the district of Bila Hora. The TV tower was destroyed, the road bridge was seriously damaged, the shells hit residential and administrative buildings, in particular, the SBU building. Within a day, one person was killed and one was injured.
In the Donetsk region, the Russian army uses almost all types of available weapons - artillery, mortars, tanks, cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers. Both the positions of Ukrainian defenders and settlements are being attacked. The Avdiyivka Coke Plant, the area of the railway station, the school, etc. were fired upon. Three people were killed and two civilians were injured.
One of the missiles launched across Ukraine in the morning flew critically low over the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant. Enerhoatom has stated the threat of nuclear terrorism.
According to the operational command "South", during the day the Russian military increased the density of shelling by almost 1.5 times.
Russia's Defense Ministry has announced a change in the leadership of the central and southern groups at war with Ukraine. This confirms the preliminary assessment of the American Institute for Studies of War (ISW) that the Russian Supreme Command is restructuring the leadership of operations in Ukraine.
The missile strike on a peaceful house in Kyiv in the morning is a signal for a G7 meeting, according to former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt.
The meeting of the leaders of the G7 countries - the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan - will take place today in the Bavarian Alps. This will be followed by a NATO summit in Madrid.
The G7 must respond with greater sanctions against Russia and heavier weapons for Ukraine, according to Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. In this way he commented on the missile strike on Kiev in the morning of June 26.
"This 7-year-old Ukrainian child slept peacefully in Kyiv until a Russian cruise missile blew up her house. Russia's sick imperialism must be defeated, "Kuleba wrote.
Before the G7 summit in Germany, US President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian gold imports.
Ukrainian citizens deported by Russia will be admitted to Ukraine without documents, said Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk. According to her, routes with free buses for Ukrainians without money and passports are currently being developed: in particular, it is a question of creating a transport corridor from Latvia and Estonia.
48 missiles were fired at Ukraine, Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from Sievierodonetsk, the Russian Federation threatened Moldova. The war. Key news on June 25
Russia fired 48 missiles at Ukraine. The Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew from Sievierodonetsk. The first Russian airstrike from the territory of Belarus. Suspended Russian generals. Poland to ask for increasing NATO presence in the country. Zaluzhny demonstrated HIMARS in action. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 122 of the full-scale war.
During the night, Russia fired 48 cruise missiles at Ukraine. Presidential advisor Mykhailo Podoliak stated that all the targets appeared to be civilian objects. Russians shelled Lviv, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, and Khmelnytsky Oblasts. Some missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defence. The majority hit infrastructure facilities. Also, the operational command South warns that Russia may fire 16 Kalibr missiles from the sea.
On the night of June 25, for the first time, Russia launched air strikes on Ukraine from Belarusian territory. The bombers took off from the Shaikovka airport of the Russian Kaluga region, entered Belarus' airspace and returned to Russian after launching missiles. The General Staff attributes this to the Kremlin's attempts to drag Belarus into the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops left Sievierodonetsk according to the General Staff. Pentagon comments that the controlled withdrawal allows Ukrainian units to take positions with better defence options. The Russian army is advancing in the Sloviansk direction. However, the Institute for the Study of War believes that before resuming the full offensive on Sloviansk, Russians would try encircling Ukrainian troops in Lysychansk and blocking the ground supply lines to the northwest of the city.
The Pentagon announced that the next batch of HIMARS will be delivered to Ukraine by mid-July. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny showed already arrived HIMARS in action.
Since the beginning of June, the Russian High Command has most likely removed several generals from key operational command positions in the war in Ukraine, according to the UK intelligence report. In particular, the Air Forces commander, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, and the commander of the Southern Military District, Army General Aleksandr Dvornikov. Dvornikov probably served as a general operational commander for some time, intelligence said.
Poland will call to increase NATO presence in the country during the Alliance summit in Madrid on June 29-30 because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Polish Defence Minister Mateusz Błaszczak.
President of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova Igor Grosu stated that Chisinau would support the sanctions against Russia discussed at the EU summit on June 23. He stressed that the status of a candidate to the EU calls for solidarity with European countries. Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev threatened Moldova with an energy blockade.
As of the morning of June 25, more than 950 Ukrainian children became victims of Russian aggression. 339 children were killed and at least 611 injured according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Ukraine will receive a grant of 1 billion euros from Germany. The funds will be used to finance urgent social and humanitarian causes during martial law.
Kyivpride holds the March for Peace and Freedom Against Russian Aggression in Warsaw. The organisers expect about 80,000 participants. LGBTQ+ community and organisations around the world are invited to join the parade.
As of June 25, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy has documented 396 Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian cultural heritage.
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A man examines a crater left by a Russian missile in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast,
On the night of June 25, for the first time, an air strike on Ukraine was launched directly from Belarusian territory. According to the MoD General Directorate of Intelligence, six Tu-22M3 aircraft took off from Shaikovka airport in the Russian Kaluga region, entered Belarus' airspace through Smolensk, and launched twelve X-22 cruise missiles on Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy Oblasts.
Another 24 Russian missiles attacked military targets around Zhytomyr from Belarus in the morning, reported Mayor Sukhomlyn.
Two missiles were shot down over Khmelnytsky Oblast in the morning. A military facility in the Lviv region was attacked with six missiles during the night. Two rockets were shot down by Ukrainian defenders. Also in the morning, the Russian army shelled Mykolaiv. Nine people were wounded, and one person died during shelling in the Kharkiv region in the past day.
On June 24, Russian invaders shelled 13 settlements in the Donetsk region with aviation, Grads, Uragans, artillery, tanks, and S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. Five people were killed and four were injured, according to the press service of the Donetsk police.
In Luhansk Oblast, Russians attacked Sievierodonetsk's industrial zone and tried to enter Lysychansk from the south and siege the city. Lysychansk suffered an air strike that left two people killed and three injured, including two kids. Sievierodonetsk was shelled with artillery.
The Mariupol City Council published a photo of the destroyed mosque surrounded by a makeshift graveyard. The mosque was shelled in March when women and children were hiding there.
Several generals of the Russian army were suspended from command in Ukraine, reports the UK MoD intelligence. It's also suggested that Colonel-General Surovikin, known for his brutality and corruption, will likely take over the command of the southern forces.
Pentagon announced that the United States will provide Ukraine with 18 coastal and river patrol boats to protect Odesa and other coastal positions. The $450 million aid package includes 18 warships and boats.
As of the morning of June 25, more than 950 Ukrainian children were affected by Russian armed aggression. According to the juvenile prosecution, 339 children were killed and at least 611 were injured.
New aid from the EU, battles for Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, Russian Baltic Fleet training manoeuvres. The pre-trial investigation of the illegal seizure of power by Yanukovych is completed. Metropolitan Epiphanius asks to give one of Lavra's temples to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 212 of the full-scale war.
The European Union has agreed to allocate EUR 9 billion in new financial aid to Ukraine. The money will be used to support the work of the Ukrainian government.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations supported the resolution to include Russia in the list of countries supporting terrorism. Currently, this list includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov compared the European Council's decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership with Nazi Germany gathering "a significant part, if not most, European countries" under its flag for the war against the USSR.
The pre-trial investigation on the illegal seizure of power by the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has been completed. The case will be now transferred to the court, reported the Prosecutor General's Office.
The European Council endorsed the idea proposed by France to create a 'European Political Community' for countries that have not yet joined the EU, said the EC President Charles Michel. According to him, this idea serves security and stability in Europe, as joining the EU is a long process and some things require immediate consideration. The first meeting of the new community can take place soon in Prague.
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The Ukrainian militaries has been ordered to withdraw from Severodonetsk to more strengthened positions, said Serhii Haidai, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration. "Holding broken positions makes no sense. The number of dead in unfortified territories can only increase," he said.
Russian occupiers have been shelling Severodonetsk for several months. The city's infrastructure is destroyed, all 80% of residential buildings will have to be demolished.
Haidai also has said that the occupiers are currently advancing towards Lysychansk. Transportation of six "Tochka-U" rocket launchers from the occupied Starobilsk towards Lysychansk is detected.
In the Donetsk region, Russia is shelling the outskirts of Slovyansk. Also at night they fired a missile at Kostiantynivka. At least one person was killed. Raihorodok came under fire, two people were killed and one more was injured.
In the Sumy region, Russian armed forces used incendiary shells with phosphorus. A child who is now in hospital was injured. The Dnipropetrovsk region was also attacked by the Russian Federation, said the head of the regional administration Valentyn Reznichenko. People were not injured.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian aircrafts have launched five air strikes at Russian positions in the south of the country, said the press secretary of the Odesa RMA Serhii Bratchuk.
British intelligence believes that Russia is using mercenary pilots from "Wagner" private military company, because it does not have enough of its own properly trained pilots in the Russian army.
Ukrainian sappers have already defused more than 145,000 explosive devices - it's more than 600 kilograms of explosives, including nearly 2,000 aircraft bombs. Pyrotechnicians also surveyed an area of 62,060 hectares. Most often, pyrotechnic units worked in the Kharkiv region.
Russians commit about 200-300 war crimes in Ukraine every day, said Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova. As of June 23, law enforcement officers had registered 18,871 war crimes. In one of the main cases - the aggression against Ukraine - law enforcement officers already have 623 suspects. Among these Russians is the top leadership of the Russian Federation. However, the list does not include Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov and Mikhail Mishustin, because they have "functional immunity."
Ukraine has received the status of a candidate for the EU, and therefore will be able to join the work of certain facilities and new programs of the European Union, access to which is limited to third countries. "Today we got rid of this humiliating definition. Ukraine has never been like that in essence, but the official terminology called us that. We got rid of it. We are not a third country. Not the tenth, not the hundredth, we are the future member of the EU," - said President Zelensky.
Senior adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán believes that the European Union should stop imposing sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and seek a ceasefire and talks instead.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has backed a resolution to include Russia in the list of countries supporting terrorism. This was reported by the Voice of America. The final decision to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism against the background of the invasion of Ukraine must be approved by the administration of President Joe Biden.
Ukraine is a EU candidate, HIMARS at the battlefront, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed the attack on Lysychansk. The war. The main news of June 23
Ukraine has received the status of a candidate for the EU, American HIMARS are already in the country, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repel Russian attacks in the Luhansk region, Ukraine is creating a river fleet, monkeypox is now a pandemic. The public gathered the main news of the 120th day of the full-scale war.
At the summit in Brussels on June 23, the European Council granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for the European Union.
HIMARS MLRS have already arrived in Ukraine from the United States, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said, promising "hot summer" for the Russian army.
In the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian militaries repulsed the Russian offensive on Lysychansk, according to the General Staff. There are also the battle for Severodonetsk, shelling of Sirotyne, Voronove and Myrna Dolyna by the Russian army, and an attempt to assault Hirske in the region. In the Donetsk region, Russian troops are shelling the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Bakhmut direction, captured Mykolayivka (the Kramatorsk district) and launched an air strikes at the Vuhledar, Pavlivka and Shevchenko districts. Russia has also sent five ships carrying 40 cruise missiles to the Black Sea.
Russian troops will soon try to capture Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, and then Kramatorsk and Slovyansk, said Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready. These plans are confirmed by the Institute for the Study of War. Their new report says the Russian army continues to conquer south of Lysychansk and is likely to reach the city in the coming days, although it is unlikely to capture it as quickly as neighboring Severodonetsk.
Belarus can hand over its weapons and military equipment to Russia for the war in Ukraine in the Donetsk or Kherson direction, said Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksii Gromov.
The Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are creating a river flotilla on the Dnipro. The first division has already been formed in the north of Ukraine, said Navy Commander Vice Admiral Oleksii Neyizhpapa.
The US Army will hand over to Ukraine a Spot robot made by Boston Dynamics for demining areas around Kyiv.
The British Sean Pinner and Aiden Eslin and the Moroccan Sadun Brahim, who were sentenced to death in the so-called "DPR" for fighting on the side of the Armed Forces, are preparing an appeal, and if it is rejected, mercy will be requested.
Since the beginning of the war, Russian hackers have attacked 128 organizations in 42 countries. Most of them were aimed at the United States and other NATO countries, according to a Microsoft report. Attacks were successful in 29% of cases.
During the day, Ukrainians raised 366 million hryvnias, which will be enough to buy two Bayraktars for the Armed Forces. This was announced by TV presenter and volunteer Serhii Prytula, who announced the fundraiser.
A few more sanctions against Russia. The United Kingdom has restricted exports of goods and technology from the oil and aviation industries, as well as the use of British currency and EU banknotes in Russia. And the Czech Republic stopped issuing visas and residence permits to citizens of Russia and Belarus until the end of March 2023.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara was investigating Russia's export of Ukrainian grain, and assured that Turkey would not allow stolen grain to be delivered to the country.
As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine more than 917 children suffered. Over the past 24 hours, the number of injured has increased to 593. 324 children died. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The European Television and Radio Broadcasting Union has confirmed its decision not to host Eurovision 2023 in Ukraine due to the war.
McDonald’s fast food chain, which has been closed since the first day of the Russian invasion, is preparing to resume operations in Ukraine, said the company's CEO in Ukraine Yuliia Badritdinova.
The World Health Network says monkeypox outbreak is a pandemic.
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The EU summit is being held in Brussels to consider granting Ukraine candidate status.
European Council President Charles Michel has said at the beginning of the EU summit that Moldova and Ukraine have a "good chance" of getting the EU membership. This was reported by the correspondent of Suspilne. "This is a geopolitical choice. I am confident that we will grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova," Michel said.
Russian militaries continue to attack Slovyansk and made little progress. Russians are also on the verge of Lysychansk, but according to British intelligence, their efforts to capture the western part of the Donetsk region remain unsuccessful. Intelligence notes that some Ukrainian military units were forced to withdraw in order to avoid surrounding. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) suggests that the Russian army may capture the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region in the coming days. During this day, three civilians were wounded in the shelling in the city, one person was killed.
In Severodonetsk, shelling also continues, in particular in the industrial zone.
Russian troops struck the Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region for 6 times. At night and in the morning the Russian Federation shelled the Kharkiv region: 7 people, including 2 children, were wounded. Twice in the past day, Russians attacked the Odesa region. Both missiles were destroyed over the sea by air defense units.
Mobilization training of the Belarusian armed forces continues in the Gomel region. During it, the Belarusian militaries are trained by military instructors of the Russian Federation, in particular to conduct sabotage and reconnaissance activities.
The Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are creating a river flotilla on the Dnieper, said Navy Commander Vice Admiral Oleksii Neyizhpapa. The first division of the future river flotilla has already been formed in the north of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the second Russian anti-aircraft missile system "Pantsir-C1" on the Zmiyiny island, as reported by the Operational Command "South", a military operation is underway to defeat enemy forces and their equipment on Zmiyiny Island.
Since the beginning of the war, Russia has carried out cyber attacks on 128 organizations in 42 countries. In 29% of cases, the attacks were successful, according to a Microsoft report. The main target was the United States. And the exception, without a single attack, was Estonia.
The US Army will hand over a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics to Ukraine for demining the areas around Kyiv, Foreign Policy reports. During last year's tests, Spot showed itself well in working with ammunition similar to those available in Ukraine today.
During the day, Ukrainians raised 366 million hryvnias, which will be enough to buy two Bayraktars for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was announced by the organizers of the meeting, TV presenter and volunteer Serhiy Prytula and blogger Ihor Lachenkov. On June 22, a collection of UAH 500 million was announced. for three strike drones for the Ukrainian military.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 119. Online updates.
Girls dancing near a building destroyed in the Russian invasion, Borodianka, Kyiv region.
The Ukrainian military keeps hold of Sievierodonetsk's industrial zone, and fighting continues in the city, while Russian troops approach Lysychansk and strengthen their positions in the nearby settlements, reported the head of the Luhansk Regional Administration Haidai.
7-8 thousand people remain in Sievierodonetsk, others have already been deported to the previously occupied territory of Luhansk Oblast as Oleksandr Striuk, Head of Sievierodonetsk City Administration, said to the Freedom TV channel. He added that the Ukrainian military delivered food and medicines to the people hiding in the bomb shelters of the Azot plant. More than half a thousand people remain there, but it is difficult to convince them to evacuate.
The Russian military carries out systematic shelling in the Sloviansk direction hoping to resume the offensive on Sloviansk, reported the General Staff. Six children were injured in the Russian shelling of Chasovy Yar on June 21, reported the head of the Donetsk Regional Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.
Fights carry on along the entire front line in Donetsk Oblast. The Russian army is attacking with small arms, tanks, artillery, mortars, S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, and Grad missiles.
During the night, Russians shelled the Kryvyi Rih district of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The Sumy region was under mortar fire yet again, and a border control unit in Chernihiv Oblast was attacked too.
Russia is constantly shelling the Kharkiv region and city itself using various ammunition including guided missiles. Four adults and a child were killed and 16 people were wounded in shelling on June 21, reported the head of Kharkiv Oblast Administration Oleh Syniehubov.
In the southern regions, Russia employs the tactics of simultaneous missile strikes in combination with multiple fire systems or artillery, reports the operational command South. Thus, on the morning of June 21, the Russians attacked Mykolaiv and Ochakiv at the same time with cruise missiles, hit the port infrastructure, destroyed some trucks, and damaged enterprise buildings and power networks. Concurrently, Mykolaiv residential quarters were assaulted with Uragan MLRS. Prohibited cluster munitions were used and one of the cassettes exploded in a private house courtyard. One person was killed, and another one was seriously injured.
Ukrainian military hit a Russian Pantsir S-1 missile system, a radar station, and military vehicles on the Serpentine Island in Odesa Oblast, according to the operational command South. The satellite images of Planet and Maxar show traces of destruction on the Russian positions.
"DPR" leaders published the losses of their so-called "army", reports the UK MoD with reference to military intelligence. As of June 16, "DPR" admitted that 2,128 "servicemen" were killed and 8,897 have been injured since the beginning of 2022. "DPR" loss rate is equivalent to approximately 55% of its original strength.
Russian military executed journalist Maks Levin and serviceman Oleksii Chernyshov, who accompanied him, "in cold blood". Reporters Without Borders investigators discovered a canister of gasoline near the place where Chernyshov's burnt body was found and a bullet in the ground near the photographer's body. This suggests that he was probably killed by one or two bullets fired at close range, "when he was already on the ground," said human rights activists. The tragedy occurred in March when fighting was raging in the Kyiv region. Human rights activists discovered 14 bullet holes in the victims' burnt car.
Russia simulates rocket attacks on Estonia, Permanent Secretary of the Estonian MoD Kusti Salm told Finnish media Iltalehti. According to sources in NATO, in addition to missile strikes simulations, armed Russian helicopters violated the borders of the Baltic States. For instance, according to the Lithuanian MoD, NATO jet fighters escorted Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea five times in the past week, in particular near the Kaliningrad region.
US President Joe Biden is not worried about the potential split of the Western alliance due to Russia's war in Ukraine, reports CNN. President warned of a protracted conflict and said he would discuss the way forward with the allies. On Saturday, June 25, Biden will head to G7 Summit in Germany and then attend a NATO meeting in Spain.
Unemployed involved in reconstruction, Panzerhaubitze 2000 on the front line, KyivPride vs Arestovych. The war. Key news of June 21
Zelensky signed the bill ratifying the Istanbul Convention. Russian troops captured Toshkivka in Luhansk Oblast. German Panzerhaubitze 2000 is already at the front line. KyivPride demands Oleksiy Arestovych's dismissal. The unemployed will be involved in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 118 of the full-scale war.
Another exchange of bodies took place in the Zaporizhzhia region. Ukraine returned the bodies of 35 defenders.
According to the General Staff, Russian troops temporarily occupied Pidlisne, Myrna Dolyna, and Toshkivka in Luhansk Oblast. Head of the Luhansk Administration Serhii Haidai revealed that the Russian army deployed more than one and a half battalions of heavy equipment to capture Toshkivka. Street fights are taking place in Sievierodonetsk. Russians are strengthening positions in Ustynivka and proceeding towards Bila Hora and Oleksandropillia-Komyshuvakha direction.
Belarus has moved up to 4,000 troops to the Ukrainian border. Russian servicemen are also present in the border zone, but so far there are no signs of preparation for an offensive, says Ukrainian MoD spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk.
The German government has published a list of weapons intended to be transferred to Ukraine. 30 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, 7 Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers, IRIS-T ASW system, 40 reconnaissance drones, 13 M113 armoured personnel carriers, and 3 MARS multiple launch rocket systems are among them.
Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that Ukraine has already received the first Panzerhaubitze 2000 artillery units.
Luxembourg allocated 15% of its defence budget to help Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Volodymyr Zelensky.
KyivPride, a Ukrainian organisation defending the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, calls for Oleksiy Arestovych's dismissal from his position of adviser to the head of the Presidential Office after his statement that "LGBT are people with deviations".
Volodymyr Zelensky signed the bill ratifying the Istanbul Convention in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government is reforming the employment sector. For example, people who have registered as unemployed and couldn't find a job within 30 days, could be engaged in clearing rubble or construction jobs. The state will pay each person involved in socially useful work a minimum wage of UAH 6,500.
Ukraine may need up to 1 trillion euros of external aid to rebuild after the war, writes Bloomberg with reference to the head of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer.
87% of Ukrainians would support joining the EU in case of a referendum, 76% would support NATO membership, and 93% were confident that Ukraine would be able to repel Russia's attack. These are the results of the thirteenth nationwide survey during the war, conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on June 18-19, 2022.
All 27 member states of the European Union intend to approve EU membership candidate status for Ukraine, states Bloomberg with reference to its sources.
Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that Ukraine became a participating partner of the Three Seas Initiative (Trimarium). Three Seas is an international economic and infrastructure forum bringing together twelve Central European states in the European Union.
More than 910 Ukrainian children suffered because of the Russian armed aggression. The official count of fatalities has not changed and remains 323 as of the morning of June 21. The number of injured kids increased to 587, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Mobile courts will appear in Ukraine, travelling around the country and collaborating with regional prosecutors, announced the U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack. The interdisciplinary teams will consist of Ukrainian and international experts. Some of them will specialise and focus on specific topics: sexual violence, using starvation as a weapon, or attacks on cultural heritage.
Ukraine has a shortage of fuel due to the war and constant attacks on its infrastructure. The oil refining sector is not functioning, said the Chairman of the Board at the National joint-stock company Naftogaz, Yurii Vitrenko.
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The coming week will be crucial for Russian troops to complete the capture of Severodonetsk, according to the American Institute for War Studies (ISW). Russian troops control the whole Severodonetsk, except the "Azot" industrial zone.
The Luhansk region. Severodonetsk and Lysychansk are under fire, Russia used aircraft. More than ten high-rise buildings, private houses and a police station building were destroyed.
Russians hit the building of the "Azot" plant again. At least one civilian was killed.
People who are in the bomb shelters of the Azot plant in Severodonetsk refuse to evacuate. Currently, 530 adults and 38 children are being hiding there, said Serhii Haidai, the head of the Luhansk RMA. People have food, water and basic medicines.
The Donetsk region. Front line - continuous shelling. One civilian was killed and 10 were injured.
At night, the occupiers fired at the Avdiyivka with the Grad MLRS system with a magnesium charge. A school was burned, which is the third burned one in the city. A total of 21 buildings were damaged during the day, including 6 high-rise buildings and 6 private houses.
Russia launched a massive missile strike from the air and from the temporarily occupied Crimea, the South Operational Command said. 4 X-31A were launched from a Russian fighter and 10 Onyx missiles were launched. In Odessa, a logistics grocery store was hit, a civilian was killed.
In the Kharkiv region, three people were killed and seven were injured during the day in shelling by the Russian Federation. Residents of the region are urged not to be on the streets unnecessarily.
Shells were heard also in the Mykolaiv region. The Russian army shelled two communities in the region. There were explosions near the border in the Chernihiv region at night, probably the mortars were used. The Russian Federation also shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region: at night Russians hit two villages. There were no casualties.
Active hostilities continue in the Kherson region. Occupying forces use a variety of weapons, including prohibited by international convention. The situation in the region remains extremely difficult.
The Ukrainian authorities urged the residents of the Kherson region to leave in any way, including the opportunities provided by the occupiers. This will make the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army easier to deoccupy the region. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk during her briefing. This is especially important for children, she said.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces prevented Russia from establishing full control over the Black Sea and thwarted a plan to create a military threat to Odessa, according to the British Ministry of Defense. The British side confirmed the destruction of the Russian tugboat "Vasily Bekh", which was delivering weapons to Zmiyiny Island. Ukraine hit the tugboat with Harpoon missiles on June 17, and this was the first successful use of these anti-ship missiles provided by Western partners.
In occupied Mariupol, diabetics are threatened with death due to lack of insulin and medical care. The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko reported about it. According to him, more than a thousand people with diabetes remain in the city. Every day, surgeons perform three to five limb amputation surgeries for this category of patients.
Ukraine has received the status of a partner in the Three Seas Initiative - the Three Seas(Trimarium). This was announced by Polish President Andrzej Duda. According to him, a new type of partnership was established at the Three Seas Initiative summit on Monday, June 20. Leaders of the Three Seas (12 Central European countries that are members of the EU) who supported the idea of involving Ukraine.
Russian journalist Muratov's Nobel Peace Prize was sold at auction for more than $103.5 million. The money will be donated to UNICEF to help Ukrainian refugee children, according to The Guardian. The molten 175 grams of 23-carat gold contained in the medal would cost about $10,000. Muratov was awarded a gold medal in October 2021. He was the editor-in-chief of Russia's independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which closed in March due to censorship in Russia amid a the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Istanbul Convention, the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the "Boyko's oil rig", and Russia shelled southern Ukraine. The war. The main news of June 20
The Verkhovna Rada ratified the Istanbul Convention, the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit drilling rigs in the Black Sea and repulsed the Russian offensive in several directions, Russia fired 14 missiles in the south, Chernovetsky is suspected of calling for a change in Ukraine's borders. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 117th day of the full-scale war.
The Verkhovna Rada has ratified the "Council of Europe Convention on Preventing violence against women and domestic violence", known as the Istanbul Convention. 259 people's deputies voted for it.
Only 165 from the nearly 350 humanitarian corridors in Ukraine were managed to open as of June 20 due to violations by the Russian Federation, said Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces struck drilling rigs in the Black Sea that Russia seized after the 2014 occupation of Crimea. These are the so-called "Boyko oil rigs", for which Ukraine overpaid $ 400 million in 2011. The leader of the OPZZh party, Yurii Boyko, who was the Minister of Fuel and Energy then, took part in the corruption deal. On June 20, his political party was banned.
Russians fired 14 rockets at southern Ukraine. They hit Ochakiv, at the mouth of the Danube, in the Belhorod-Dnistrovsky district of the Odesa region and Odesa. There are wounded. Agricultural suburbs were damaged in the suburbs of Ochakiv, and a logistics food warehouse burned down in Odesa.
The General Staff reports: In the Donetsk region, the Ukrainian military repulsed the offensive of a sabotage and reconnaissance group in the area of the settlement of Mykolayivka, which is in the Bakhmut direction, and in the area of Bohorodychne (the Slovyansk direction). In the Luhansk region - battles in the industrial zone of the plant "Azot" in Severodonetsk, air strikes by Russians in the areas of Lysychansk and Ustynivka, and a failed assault on the Myrna Dolyna and Bila Hora. Serhii Haidai, the head of the Luhansk RMA, says the Russians are advancing along the Lysychansk-Bakhmut route.
Defendants of Azovstal who were captured are alive. It is unknown under what conditions they are being held, said Andrii Yermak, the head of the President's Office.
Former Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky is suspected of calling for a change in Ukraine's borders. The day after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the ex-mayor's posted on Facebook that the borders of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" should be recognized, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Lithuania has banned the transit of sanctioned goods between the Kaliningrad region of Russia and the rest of Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry has declared "openly hostile" actions of Lithuania and demands the lifting of the ban on the transit of goods. Otherwise, Moscow reserves the right to retaliate "to protect its national interests".
EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg discuss ways to release Ukrainian grain stuck in Ukraine due to Russia's blockade of Black Sea ports. This is a war crime, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
The influx of Ukrainian refugees into the European Union could gradually reduce labor shortages in the eurozone, as some of those fleeing the war are likely to settle in the EU forever, according to the European Central Bank. Volodymyr Zelensky stated that more than five million Ukrainians had gone abroad because of the war and that he would do his best to get them back.
More than 909 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 20, the official number of dead children has not changed — 323. The number of injured has increased — 586. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Ukraine will launch a National Program of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, which will help Ukrainians cope with the psychological trauma of war. According to the Ministry of Health, at least 60% of Ukrainians now need psychological help.
The EU Council extended sanctions against Russia for its occupation of Crimea until June 23, 2023.
The World Council of Churches condemned Russia's war against Ukraine and called for peace.
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A house shelled by Russian troops in Chernihiv, June 19, 2022.
Ukrainian forces lost control over Metiolkine near Sievierodonetsk reported head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai. The shelling of Sievierodonetsk intensified. "The industrial zone of the city is a living hell because of the shelling," said Haidai. According to the head of the military and civil administration of Sievierodonetsk Oleksandr Striuk, Russians control most of the city's residential areas and use prohibited ammunition.
Fighting persists in many villages around Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. Russian army constantly attacks from the air, already destroyed some bridges, and bombards settlements from barrel and jet artillery.
Shelling constantly intensifies along the entire front line in the Donetsk region as well. There Russians used an S-300 missile system, there are casualties, reported the press service of the Donetsk police. During the day, the Russian invaders shelled 10 settlements of the Donetsk region with rocket systems, artillery, and tanks, as well as with air-to-surface missiles and an S-300 missile system. Two people were killed, and twelve were injured.
On June 20, the Russian military attacked Odesa with Oniks missiles. Two rockets were launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea and were shot down by Ukrainian air defence. This is the fourth missile attack on the region in the past week. Also, Russia continues attacking the border of Sumy and Chernihiv Oblasts, reported the State Border Guard Service.
Dnipropetrovsk region has also suffered artillery shelling. A residential building was damaged however no one got injured, according to the head of the Regional Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
Shelling has intensified in Kharkiv, however, no casualties have been reported yet. Shelling persists around Izium where the fights carry on, five casualties have been recorded.
The Russian Air Force showed poor results in the war and is unable to constantly provide air support. This is one of the factors of Russia's failures, as well as the reason that the ground troops are strained and exhausted, according to the UK MoD Intelligence daily report.
Russia lost 33,800 soldiers in the war with Ukraine, stated the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The greatest losses took place in the Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia directions.
The Russian Federation has brought new ships into the Black Sea, reported the operational command “South”. Now there are three surface and three underwater cruise missile carriers with a total arsenal of 36 rockets. Three more large landing ships are drifting in the sea.
The captured defenders of Azovstal are alive. However, the conditions of their captivity remain unknown, said head of the President's Office Andrii Yermak in an interview with LB.ua.
More than 3,000 war crimes committed by the Russian army have been documented in the Kyiv region. Legal proceedings have started against more than 15 Russian servicemen, said the chief of police of the Kyiv region Andrii Niebytov.
President Volodymyr Zelensky affirmed that this week will become historic for Ukraine as the EU summit is expected to grant the country EU membership candidate status. This will likely cause more aggression from Russia: "We should expect an increase in hostile activities from Russia. Demonstrative ones. And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries. We're getting ready for this. We are ready. We want to warn our partners as well," said the Ukrainian leader.
The EU has frozen the assets of Russian oligarchs for EUR 12.5 billion. According to Die Welt, this is the total amount that has been blocked by the sanctions from Brussels. Russian oligarchs have lost luxury yachts, helicopters, paintings, real estate, and other property.
Exhibitions of Russian military equipment destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine will take place in Europe, said the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov in an interview with Polsatnews. Warsaw will first hold the exhibition, followed by Berlin, Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon.
Russia is not a NATO partner, the "Freedom of Russia" Legion, the ban on Russian music. War. The main news for June 19
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been exempted from military service, NATO countries will declare at the Madrid summit that Russia poses a threat to security and peace, the Russian army has stopped in almost all directions, Poland supports keeping an Eurovision in Ukraine, and the Verkhovna Rada has banned Russian music. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 116th day of the full-scale war.
The Verkhovna Rada exempted soldiers of the Armed Forces from paying military service.
At the Madrid summit, NATO countries will adopt the concept of a new strategy and declare that Russia is no longer a partner of the Alliance, but a threat to security and peace, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
On June 18, Russian troops made little progress on the outskirts of Sieverodonetsk, but mostly focused on other areas of advance. This is stated in the analytical report of the American Institute for War Studies. The Russians are also trying to oust Ukrainian troops from the artillery range of the railroad tracks around Kharkiv, which were used to support Russia's offensive in Slovyansk.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the ammunition depot of the Russian troops in the Bilozirskyi community in the Kherson region.
Ukrainian deputies previously supported the draft law on the deployment of a network of bomb shelters in Ukraine, including in new buildings. The document stipulates that the town-planning documentation must include information on the planned engineering and technical measures of civil protection, because otherwise it will not be approved.
Russia has stopped shipping Kazakh oil. In the port of Novorossiysk, the waters of the Caspian oil pipeline, which transported Kazakh oil to Western markets, were closed to ships. On June 18, Kazakh President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev stated that he did not recognize the "L/DNR". The official reason for stopping the shipment of oil is that 50 explosive devices were allegedly found in the water area.
The influx of Russian volunteers to the Freedom of Russia Legion, which is fighting on the side of the Armed Forces, has sharply increased in recent days, said Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the head of the President's Office. It's about 250 people in the last few days.
Poland does not agree with the decision of the European Language Union to deprive Ukraine of the right to host Eurovision-2023. This is stated in a joint statement of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and the Board of the Polish national television channel TVP. They support Kyiv's position on the need for negotiations with Ukraine.
The European Union needs to modernize its decision-making structures and processes to facilitate the admission of new members, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. According to him, not only the candidate countries but also the EU itself should prepare for the enlargement of the Union, and Scholz believes that Ukraine will soon receive the status of a candidate country. The German Chancellor also said that his country needs to change the priority of arms supplies — Ukraine should be first on the list.
The Verkhovna Rada has passed a bill banning Russian music in the Ukrainian media and public space. The deputies also appealed to the UN with a resolution on the violation by the Russian Federation of international agreements on the forced removal of children from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry is trying to return McDonald’s to Ukraine, said Dmytro Kuleba, the head of the department.
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Pillars of smoke rise above Sieverodonetsk, view from the street in Lysychansk.
In the Luhansk region in Sieverodonetsk, areas near bridges were again heavily shelled. Twice they hit the Sieverodonetsk "Azot". In the Donetsk region, the Russians are increasing the number of shellings along the entire front line. During the past 24hrs, 28 settlements were shelled. 58 objects were damaged: high-rise buildings, private houses, industrial facilities, medical facilities, schools, etc. One civilian was killed and 11 were injured.
According to the Institute for War Studies (ISW), on June 18, Russian troops made little progress on the outskirts of Sieverodonetsk, but focused on other areas.
In the morning, the Russians fired on Sumy region from their territory, and residential neighborhoods came under mortar fire.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region the night before, 3 Russian missiles destroyed an oil depot in the Novomoskovsk district. Two people died and at least 10 were injured, Valentyn Reznichenko said, head of the regional administration. Kharkiv was also shelled in the evening.
Mykolayiv region: On June 18, Mykolayiv was attacked twice by missiles. In the middle of the day, the missiles hit the industrial infrastructure twice. In the evening, the second strike - with five missiles from the Kherson region.
At night, the Odesa region was again attacked by two Onyx missiles fired from a coastal missile complex in the temporarily occupied Crimea. They were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. Also, the air defense shot down a missile in the morning in the Kyiv region.
The first video with a volunteer paramedic Yulia Payevska with the call sign Tyra, who was released from Russian captivity the day before.
"Everyone who is on the other side now knows that everything will work out and we will all be at home, as I am at home now," Payevska said.
A Ukrainian volunteer and paramedic was detained by Russians on March 15 during an evacuation at a checkpoint in the village of Mangush, 15 kilometers from Mariupol. Later, propagandists made several videos about the woman on Russian TV.
On June 19, American actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller was spotted in the center of Lviv. Earlier, he came with a humanitarian mission to Poland, where he met with Ukrainian refugees. The actor's visit to Poland was announced on the Twitter page of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Details of the Ukrainian part of the visit are not yet public.
Poland does not agree with the decision of the European Language Union (EBU) to deprive Ukraine of the right to host Eurovision-2023. This is stated in a joint statement of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and the Board of the Polish national TV channel TVP. They support Kyiv's position on the need for negotiations with Ukraine.
Negotiations with Russia in late August, the Istanbul Convention, the shelling of the Dnipropetrovsk region. The war. The news of June 18
Ukraine can resume talks with Russia in late August, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed a Russian assault in Severodonetsk, the Russian army fired rockets at Kremenchuk and the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine returned five more prisoners, and Zelensky submitted to Verkhovna Rada a bill to ratify the Istanbul ratification. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 115th day of the full-scale war.
Ukraine will be able to resume peace negotiations with Russia when Ukraine strengthens its position. This could happen in late August, said the leader of the "Sluha Narodu" fraction David Arakhamia. He added that in order to resume negotiations, Russian troops must return to the positions they held before February 24.
The Russian army fires artillery at almost the entire front line — from Kharkiv to the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Zaporizhzhia region. Ukrainian troops once again repulsed the assault on the Russians in Severodonetsk, according to the General Staff. However, Russian militaries partially strengthened their positions in the village of Metiolkine. Ukrainian troops are conducting a counteroffensive northwest of Izium to deter Russians from offensive operations in the direction of Slovyansk and disrupt their supply routes, according to the Institute for the Study of War.
Russia is ready to launch 20 Caliber missiles from Black Sea ship group, according to Joint Command South. At night, Russians fired six rockets at the non-functioning Kremenchug Oil Refinery and two at a thermoelectric power station. No one was killed or injured. In the evening, Russian troops fired missiles at the Novomoskovsk district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. An oil depot was destroyed. Three people were injured.
Ukraine has returned five more prisoners. All released people were civilians illegally detained by the occupying forces. Four of them were taken prisoner during the combats in the Kyiv region.
Journalists from the Russian publisher Mediazone have established the data of at least 3,798 Russian servicemen who died during the full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women, known as the Istanbul Convention.
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out that she could become a mediator in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. She said this in an interview with RND. However, she added that her mediation "is not on the agenda yet."
As of the morning of June 18, at least 906 children had been injured in Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine. 323 children were killed and at least 583 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Last year, a record 36.5 million children were forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence and other crises. This is the largest number since World War II, according to UNICEF.
If the war in Ukraine does not end or Ukrainian ports are not unblocked so that grain can be exported, the world will face "hell on the Earth", said David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Program. And Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that foreign leaders, including those from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, had suggested Ukraine to stop resisting Russia in order to unblock grain in Ukrainian ports.
Combats and rocket fire have destroyed $104 billion in infrastructure in Ukraine, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.
Russian Gazprom has announced that from June 21 to 28, 2022, it will stop transporting gas through both branches of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The company says that it was "agreed by all stakeholders in advance", and the reason for the stop is the planned preventive works.
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Smoke rises over Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region, after shelling on June 17, 2022.
"We will face hell on earth if we do not respond immediately", stated the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley, writes The Guardian. A "frightening" deficit could destabilise countries dependent on wheat exports from Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine grows enough food to feed 400 million people every year. Somalia depends on Ukraine and Russia for all wheat imports, while Egypt receives 80% of its grain from these two countries. Beasley urged Putin to unblock Ukrainian ports.
In Luhansk Oblast, Russians have launched air strikes on Syrotyne and Borivske near Sievierodonetsk, fighting continues in the city itself. Another strike has hit the Azot chemical plant. Residential quarters in Lysychansk were shelled twice.
Shelling goes on in twelve settlements along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. One civilian was killed and four injured.
Over the past 48 hours, Russia has likely resumed efforts to advance south of Izium to proceed deeper into the Donetsk region and encircle Sievierodonetsk from the north, states the UK MoD Intelligence daily report.
Residents of a village a few kilometres away from Lysychansk extinguish a fire in a house destroyed by another shelling. Photo credit: Taras Ibrahimov/Suspilne.
During the night, Russian forces fired two Oniks cruise missiles into Odesa from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Both were effectively intercepted by Ukrainian air defence. The night in the Dnipropetrovsk region was full of alarms and shelling in Kryvyi Rih. Kharkiv Oblast was shelled as well. Six fires broke throughout the region after the Russian attacks during the past day.
In the morning Russians once again shelled infrastructure facilities in Poltava Oblast. Six missiles targeted the non-functioning Kremenchuk refinery and another two rockets—the district heating plant. No casualties have been reported. Refineries and CHP plants suffered the most attacks and biggest destruction among the entire infrastructure of the Poltava region during the full-scale war, said the head of the Regional Administration Dmytro Lunin.
A well-known civic activist and scout of the 93rd Mechanised Brigade Kholodny Yar, Roman Ratushny was killed on June 9. He was only 24 years old.
323 children were killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war and at least 583 were injured, according to juvenile prosecutors. Children in Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kyiv Oblasts were affected the most.
The U.S. lend-lease has not come into effect yet, said the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with LIGA.net. According to him, the lend-lease aid will commence in July-September.
US President Joe Biden blamed the country's seven largest oil refineries for excess profits amid the war in Ukraine as Americans pay record fuel prices. He announced that the US Secretary of Energy will call an emergency meeting with company executives to explain the reduction in refining capacity since 2020.
EU candidate status, Boris Johnson visits Kyiv again, Vasily Bekh has sunk. The war. Key news of June 17
The European Commission recommended granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. Boris Johnson arrived in Ukraine once again. Russian Black Sea Fleet tugboat Vasily Bekh, previously hit by Ukrainian forces, has sunk. A Book of Executioners of Ukrainian People has been launched. Visa regime for Russian citizens from July 1. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 114 of the full-scale war.
The European Commission recommended granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. According to President Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine meets almost 70% of the criteria for joining the European Union. But the European Commission will neither set specific deadlines for Ukraine to implement the necessary reforms to join the EU, nor postponements despite the war. French President Emmanuel Macron said that if it wasn't for the war, Ukraine would not be recommended to be granted candidate status.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Kyiv again. He met with the Presidential Office and the Ukrainian government and discussed weapons supply, strengthening sanctions against Russia, and supporting the Ukrainian economy.
The leaders of France, Germany and Italy during their visit to Kyiv did not try to convince Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to resume negotiations with Russia, stated the President's Office. Earlier, the German media Die Welt reported that EU leaders attempted that.
The Ukrainian military released Dmytrivka (Izium district in Kharkiv Oblast) from occupation, reports the General Staff. Also in the same region, Russians shelled the Tsyrkuny, Verkhnii Saltiv, Pischane, Ruska Lozova, and Krynychne. In the Donetsk region, the Russian army is trying to attack Sloviansk. Battles for Sievierodonetsk continue in the Luhansk region, Ukrainian forces have repelled attacks around Syrotyne and Metiolkine.
Russian Black Sea Fleet tug Vasily Bekh which was hit by the Ukrainian military near the Serpentine Island, has sunk.
Since February 24, 1,023 Ukrainian settlements were liberated from Russian invaders, stated Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.
Vladimir Putin said that the decision to start the war against Ukraine was "necessary" and supposedly aims to protect the residents of the Donbas territories occupied by Russia from genocide.
15,000 millionaires are trying to leave Russia, according to British intelligence. Their motives include both opposing the invasion of Ukraine and avoiding the financial impact of sanctions against Russia.
Starting July 1, Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for citizens of the Russian Federation. The corresponding bill was passed by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Security Service of Ukraine has taken down a large network of Russian agents, coordinated by the adviser to the former self-proclaimed head of the "council of ministers" of the occupied Crimea Serhii Aksionov. Nineteen Russian agents were detained in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Vinnytsia Oblasts during the operation.
The President's Office has launched A Book of Executioners of the Ukrainian People, an information system to collect verified data about Russians committing war crimes in Ukraine.
As of the morning of June 17, more than 900 Ukrainian children became victims of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. 322 children were killed and at least 581 injured, according to the Prosecutor General's Office. The UN reports that as of June 15, 4,481 civilians were killed and 5,565 injured in Ukraine.
116,000 residential buildings inhabited by 3.5 million people were destroyed or damaged in Ukraine during the war.
Ukraine will not be able to host Eurovision 2023, and the event could be transferred to the UK, stated the organisers. The reason is that Eurovision is one of the most difficult television productions in the world and takes 12 months to prepare, while Ukraine is still in a state of war. The Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko responded that Ukraine does not agree with this decision.
Binance Crypto Exchange has allocated $1.2 million to help internally displaced people in Ukraine.
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The European Commission recommended granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status. At the same time, Georgia did not receive such a recommendation. According to the President of the European Commission Ursula von Der Leyen, Ukraine was recommended to be granted candidate status, but only if a number of important reforms are carried out in the country. According to her, Ukraine has already implemented about 70% of European rules, norms and standards. At the same time, the President of the European Commission added that the country "still has important work to do on the rule of law, oligarchs, the fight against corruption and fundamental rights."
The Ukrainian militaries hit the tugboat of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Vasily Bekh" near the Zmiyiny Island in the Odesa region with a Harpoon missile, the press service of the Navy reported. The ship was carrying ammunition, weapons and Russian servicemen. The TOR anti-aircraft missile system was located on it.
During June 16, Russian occupation forces shelled 11 settlements in the Donetsk region. Two people were injured. This was reported by the press service of the Police in the Donetsk region. The occupiers opened fire from tanks, artillery, mortars, MLRS "Grad" and "Uragan" also X-22 and X-59MK missiles were launched.
Russians continue to destroy the infrastructure of the Luhansk region. Thus, the shelling of the buildings of the Severodonetsk Plant of Chemical Non-Standardized Equipment was recorded, and the building of the Azot plant and first checkpoint of it were damaged. In general, almost no administrative buildings left on the territory of the chemical giant. This was announced by the head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai.
The shelling of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk does not stop in Luhansk region. A rocket attack on the House of Culture, where residents of Lysychansk were hiding, killed three people and wounded seven people. An air strike destroyed another building, which probably also sheltered people.
Other regions of Ukraine are also restless. In the Sumy region, at about 5 am on June 17, Russian militaries began firing mortars at the Khotyn community. In the Kharkiv region on June 16, two people were injured in shelling. In the morning, there were some rocket strikes across Mykolaiv. Residential high-rise buildings and infrastructure were damaged. According to preliminary information, one person died. The Coagulant chemical plant was under fire in the Zaporizhzhia region, and the fire was extinguished. There is no threat to civilians.
At least 4,481 civilians were killed and 5,565 wounded in the full-scale war. This is news from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Among the 4,481 killed were 119 girls and 125 boys, as well as 40 children and 1,299 adults whose gender is still not identified. Among the injured - 462 children. Most people were hit by heavy artillery and MLRS, as well as rocket and air strikes.
Meanwhile, according to Ukrainian prosecutors, 322 children were killed and 581 wounded during the war.
In occupied Mariupol, 10-15 people go to hospitals with symptoms of cholera and dysentery. Due to the lack of reagents, it is impossible to establish an accurate diagnosis. The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko reported about it.
The Russian occupiers have set up at least 20 filtration camps and prisons in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. This was announced by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna Yevhen Tsymbalyuk at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.
Fifteen thousand Russian millionaires have applied for migration and are probably trying to leave the country, according to the British Ministry of Defense. Intelligence suggests that the motives of the businessmen are both personal opposition to the invasion of Ukraine and the intention to avoid the financial impact of sanctions imposed on Russia.
American chips have been found in Russian military equipment on the territory of Ukraine: radars, drones, tanks and ground equipment, according to The Washington Post. The US Department of Commerce, together with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are investigating possible leaks of American computer chips found in Russian military equipment. Apparently, many of those components were produced many years ago, before the United States tightened export restrictions due to Russia's 2014 occupation of Crimea.
The shelling of Lysychansk, Macron, Scholz and Draghi in Irpin, the ban of the Sharii party. The war. The main news of June 16
Leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania arrived in Kyiv, Russians fired at frontline areas with aircrafts and multiple rocket launchers, Ukrainians completed training on American MLRS, a court banned the Sharii party, and Ukrainian intelligence released Crimean Bridge documents. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 113th day of the full-scale war.
The President of France Emmanuel Macron, the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, the Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi and the President of Romania Klaus Johannis arrived in Ukraine. In Kyiv, they met with Volodymyr Zelensky and visited Irpin. Following the meeting, European leaders stated that they support Ukraine's European integration and will continue to provide military support.
At night, Russians launched a missile strike on the Sumy region, killing four people. Also, Russian troops are shelling the Luhansk region from jet systems, according to the General Staff. The Russians shelled Lysychansk from aircraft. At least three people were killed and seven were injured in one of the buildings. In the Donetsk region, the Ukrainian military repulsed attacks by the Russian army near the villages of Dolyna and Berestove.
The training of the first Ukrainian team on using American long-range missile systems has been completed, and they are to arrive at the front line next week, writes The Washington Post.
US weapons will help Ukraine regain Russian-occupied territories, including Crimea and Donbas, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov. According to him, Crimea is a strategic goal because it is Ukrainian territory.
Russia has recruited about 330,000 troops into the military invasion of Ukraine. The number of ground forces among them is up to 150 thousand people, said Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksii Hromov.
The Central Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has released the technical documentation of the Crimean Bridge across the Kerch strait. The agency said it was difficult to take seriously the claims about the complete safety of the bridge from people who are unable to preserve the technical documentation of the strategic facility. This was a hint at Russia's repeated statements that the Crimean bridge was guaranteed to be safe.
The Government of Canada will provide Ukraine with CAD$9 million as military aid, which will include M777 howitzer barrels.
During May, Russia could illegally export more than 180,000 tons of Ukrainian grain worth more than 2 billion hryvnias from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, according to an investigation by Skhemy journalists.
As of the morning of June 16, almost 900 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 318 children were killed and at least 581 children were injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
In Protasiv Yar people paid respect to the head of the public organization "Let's Protect Protasiv Yar" Roman Ratushny, a reconnaissance officer of the 93rd Separate Mechanised Brigade "Kholodny Yar", who died during the battles near Izium.
The United Kingdom has updated the sanctions list. 12 new positions were added. In particular, Patriarch of the ROC Kirill came under sanctions.
13 European companies pay for Russian gas in rubles despite sanctions and the rejection of such a payment scheme at the legislative level of the European Union, according to the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy-21".
The Lithuanian Seimas has recognized the taking Ukrainians out from Ukraine to Russia as a deportation and called on the international community to seek responsibility for these crimes.
The Lviv court banned the activities of the Sharii party because it worked on "undermining sovereignty", the Ministry of Justice said. Property, funds and other assets of the party and its structural entities are transferred to state ownership.
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kiev. The trip was not announced in advance for safety reasons. "Zelensky will receive a message of European unity and support, addressed to all Ukrainians," said the President of France to French journalists after arriving at the station in Kyiv.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis also arrived in Kyiv. He tweeted: "This illegal Russian aggression must be stopped."
Active fighting continues in Donbas. In Luhansk Oblast, Russian troops are trying to attack Ukrainian positions in nine directions at once, said Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny. He also called Sievierodonetsk a vital point of the region's defence. The Russians keep storming the city, and the fighting in Sievierodonetsk continues.
Active fights carry on along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. Rocket attacks on remote settlements continue. In the past 24 hours, one person was killed and 13 were wounded. During the night Russians fired a rocket attack on Sumy Oblast killing four people. Another rocket attack and hour-long mortar fire took place in the morning of June 16.
During the past day, 11 people suffered injuries because of the shelling of Mykolaiv Oblast, reported the head of the Mykolaiv regional council Hanna Zamazieieva.
Russian troops may be launching false flag attacks around Donetsk to restrain pro-Ukrainian sentiments. This is stated in the analytical report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The analysts mention that residents of Donetsk and Makiivka reported heavy shelling on infrastructure in both cities. These possible false flag attacks may be a response to Western officials’ statements on June 15 to increase military aid to Ukraine.
The Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov summed up the results of the Contact Group on Defence of Ukraine meeting in the Rammstein conference, which took place on June 15. According to him, Ukraine will receive more weapons: 155 mm guns, HIMARS, Harpoons and others, helicopters from Slovakia, MLRS from Germany, artillery from Poland, the Netherlands and Canada.
According to Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand, Ukraine will also receive 10 replacement barrels for M777 towed howitzers, previously provided to Ukrainian forces by Western partners to defend against Russian aggression. The cost of another military aid package is approximately 9 million CAD.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the alliance is ready to support Ukraine long-term. He said this before the NATO meeting: "After meeting the defence ministers of all NATO allies and partners, it is clear that we are ready for a long-term path, the NATO allies are ready to continue to provide substantial and unprecedented support to Ukraine."
More than 30 European countries have already blocked Russian propaganda, like Russian RT and Sputnik TV channels, however other Russian channels were not included in European sanctions until the beginning of June. Olha Herasymiuk, Head of the National Broadcasting Council, stated this in an interview with Ukrinform. "Latvia makes a fine example. 80 Russian channels are banned there since June 9," she said.
The White House urged Americans to avoid trips to Ukraine after two American citizens had been reportedly captured by Russian troops. According to Reuters, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that if the reports are true, the United States will do its best to get them back. It was reported on June 15 that Russians captured Alexander Dryuke, 39, and Andy Hune, 27, during the battle for the village of Izbytske in Kharkiv Oblast on June 9. They became the first Americans known to be captured during a full-scale war.
New package of aid from the US, Rammstein-3, gas lease. War. The main news for June 15
The United States will provide another $ 1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, a meeting of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group has begun in Brussels, Zelensky will be invited to the NATO summit, Kyiv is offering Washington a gas lease, and the bodies of 64 more Azovstal victims have arrived in Kyiv. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 112th day of the full-scale war.
US President Joseph Biden has announced the allocation of a new $ 1 billion military aid package to Ukraine.
The bodies of another 64 victims of Azovstal have arrived in Kyiv. This was reported by the patronage service of "Azov" "Angels of Azov".
A meeting of the Rammstein-3 Defense Contact Group of Ukraine at NATO Headquarters in Brussels has started. Defense ministers from more than 50 countries will discuss increasing arms supplies to Ukraine, as well as Sweden's and Finland's applications to join the transatlantic military alliance.
In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops tried to advance on Slovyansk from Izyum in the direction of Dovgenke — Krasnopillya, without success, according to the General Staff. In the Donetsk region, towards Bakhmut, the Russians attacked in the directions of Vasylivka — Yakovlivka and Vasylivka — Berestove. The Armed Forces repulsed the attacks. In the Luhansk region — battles for Severodonetsk are ongoing.
The war between Russia and Ukraine will soon reach a turning point, further events may develop in three main scenarios, writes CNN, citing sources in the intelligence of the United States and other Western countries. The scenarios are as follows: Russia will continue to gradually succeed in the Donbas, hostilities will come to a standstill and the war will last for years, Russia will reconsider its goals and declare victory. The latter option analysts consider as the least likely.
Ukrainian military liquidated Russian colonel, propagandist and Rosguard spokesman Sergei Postnov. In particular, he fought in the Russian army near Gostomel, in the Kharkiv region and on the territory of the so-called "LPR".
The governor of the Kursk region of Russia, Roman Starovoit, said that on the morning of June 15, Ukraine allegedly fired on the Krupets checkpoint in the Rylsk district of the Russian Federation, but "there are no casualties or damage."
68% of Germans, 65% of French and 65% of Dutch support Ukraine's accession to the EU — the results of a poll commissioned by "New Europe" New Europe.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on NATO countries to provide Ukraine with more heavy weapons to protect against Russian aggression, and stressed that the Alliance could be the only deterrent to further attacks on NATO's eastern flank in the European Union.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke by phone with Vladimir Putin, noting that Beijing would continue to support Moscow on "sovereignty and security", refused to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine or recognize them as an invasion, and "called for a negotiated solution."
President Volodymyr Zelensky will be invited to the NATO summit in Madrid on June 29-30. At the event, he will deliver a speech to Allied leaders, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Ukraine has offered the United States an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas for the upcoming heating season on a lease basis, according to Foreign Policy. It is planned that Ukraine will settle with the United States after increasing domestic gas production.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar announced the establishment of a channel of communication between the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine, Turkey and Russia on the export of Ukrainian grain. At the same time, the European Commission has eliminated bureaucracy at Poland's borders for Ukrainian grain exports, and work is under way with the Romanian and Hungarian authorities, said Maya Bakran Marchic, deputy director general of the European Commission.
As of the morning of June 15, more than 892 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 313 children were killed and at least 579 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The Prosecutor's Office of the Kharkiv Region has announced the suspicion of treason against the mayor of the temporarily occupied Vovchansk Anatoliy Stepanets. According to the investigation, on June 3, together with eight other people who were also suspected of treason, he took part in the creation of an illegal "temporary civil administration of the Kharkiv region."
About 2,000 imprisoned and convicted Ukrianians remain in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories, Justice Minister Denys Maliuska said.
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A woman passing by a building destroyed by Russians in Makarov, Kyiv region.
Russia continues to storm Sievierodonetsk and shell Lysychansk and other places in Luhansk Oblast. Eight civilians were wounded during the past day.
Shelling continues in the Donetsk region. Fights are ongoing along the entire front line. Russian troops attack settlements with small arms, tanks, artillery, mortars, and multiple rocket launchers. Two civilians were killed, and three were wounded.
After more than a month of heavy fighting, the Russian Federation controls most of Sievierodonetsk, informs the UK MoD with reference to British intelligence data. Russian artillery destroyed the city. Ukrainian units together with several hundred civilians are hiding in underground bunkers at the chemical plant "Azot" in the industrial zone of the city, according to the scouts.
Meanwhile, another 52 residents were evacuated from Lysychansk and Pryvillia on June 14. "People understand that they may end up in a Russian trap, as it happened in Sievierodonetsk. Thus they are ready to evacuate to safe regions of Ukraine," said the head of Luhansk Oblast Administration Serhii Haidai.
Russians once again shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region. And hit residential neighbourhoods. At least four people were killed and another one injured. Seven people were injured by Russian shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on June 14. While the invaders did not target the city itself, they attacked various settlements in the region and damaged 11 residential buildings.
In the morning, the Russians shelled the Sumy region with mortars and a grenade launcher, no victims have been reported. An explosion occurred in Chornobaivka, Kherson region, in the morning. There are casualties, however currently unknown how many.
People are still dying from the consequences of Russian shelling in Mariupol. On 14 June, three bodies were found in a house in the Left Bank District, according to the mayor's advisor Petro Andriushchenko.
Since May 2022, the Ministry of Finance of Russia has removed information about all federal budget expenditures and its deficit from public domains, writes The Bell, analysing the departmental reports. In April, budget statistics showed an increase in Russia's military expenses by almost 2.5 times and a decrease in non-oil and gas revenues.
The United States is ready to welcome regional initiatives, including a union of the UK, Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltic States if it enhances defence capabilities. The U.S. is interested in strengthening NATO's potential, stated U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Julianne Smith.
Canada became the first country to transfer about $800 million in special aid to the Ukrainian account in IMF. Lithuania has agreed with the Turkish drone manufacturer Bayraktar to transfer additional ammunition for the drone bound for Ukraine.
Western intelligence and military officials believe that Russia's war in Ukraine is at a critical stage that will determine the long-term outcome of the conflict. CNN writes about this with reference to sources familiar with American and other Western intelligence.
President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to launch an investigation into the army due to claims in social networks and media that fighters lack personal protective equipment. He stressed that everyone in combat zones must have everything necessary for their protection.
The West has the right to transfer nuclear warheads to Ukraine as Russia has already violated the Budapest Memorandum, but this decision will likely only be made if Russia uses nuclear weapons first. This was stated by a Member of the European Parliament and former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski in an interview with Suspilne. According to Sikorski, the temporarily occupied Crimea peninsula may become the trigger, as Russia still considers it its territory. The Kremlin may decide to use nuclear weapons in accordance with the doctrine of protection of Russian territories, which allows a nuclear war
Shelling of the western regions, transport visa-free travel, grain export plan. War. The main news for June 14
Another exchange of dead bodies took place, Russians fired rockets at Lviv, Khmelnytsky and Ternopil regions, Russia refuses to open an evacuation corridor from Sieverodonetsk, Ukraine agrees to a "transport visa-free" agreement with Europe, Suspilne gathered the main news of the 111th day of full-scale war.
In the Zaporizhya region the next exchange of bodies of the killed servicemen took place. Ukraine returned 64 Azovstal defenders.
In the battle near Izium, the head of the public organization "Let's Protect Protasiv Yar" and a scout of the 93rd OMBR "Cold Yar" Roman Ratushny were killed. From the first day of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the man took part in the battles near Kyiv, then liberated Trostyanets in the Sumy region, and fought in the Kharkiv region near Izyum.
In the Luhansk region, the Russian army fired on Lysychansk, Bila Gora, Ustynivka and Toshkivka and launched a helicopter strike near Metolkin. Fights in Sieverodonetsk. In the Bakhmut direction — shelling in the areas of Mykolaivka, Vrubivka, Pokrovsky and New York. In the area of the village of Berestov, the Armed Forces repulsed the assault on Russian troops. Also, during the day the Russians fired rockets at Lviv, Khmelnytsky and Ternopil regions. The air defense shot down all the missiles. In the Lviv region, debris fell over Zolochiv.
Russia refuses to open an evacuation corridor for civilians from the Azot plant in Sieverodonetsk in Ukraine-controlled Lysychansk because the Ukrainian Armed Forces allegedly blew up all bridges. Ukraine has repeatedly reported that it was the Russian military that purposefully destroyed bridges across the Sivirskiy Donets. According to the Ukrainian side, there are currently about 550 civilians on the territory of the plant.
Russia has started saving high-precision missiles and is producing obsolete Soviet models in Ukraine, said Yuri Ignat, a spokesman for the Air Force.
As of February 24, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 1,017 settlements from the Russian military, said Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.
The United States is working with the European Union to plan to remove grain from Ukraine by rail with the establishment of grain storage facilities at the border, said US President Joe Biden.
For Ukraine, the main condition for ending the confrontation against Russia is the mandatory return of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories, said Volodymyr Zelensky.
Howard Buffett, the son of American billionaire Warren Buffett, donated $2.7 million to Ukraine. The funds will be used for nine buses for territorial defense, as well as for the purchase of 375 new trauma kits for the Armed Forces.
The European Commission will recommend granting Ukraine official EU candidate status. This was reported by Politico, citing several officials familiar with the discussions that took place on June 13 during a debate between members of the commission.
Ukraine has agreed with a delegation from the European Commission on a special agreement on the liberalization of road transport, known as "visa-free travel". It must address the lack of permits for international transport.
Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom has said it is cutting natural gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream-1 pipeline by 40 percent, allegedly due to "untimely repairs" by Siemens.
The Verkhovna Rada has registered a bill that would write off loans for property that was destroyed or damaged as a result of Russia's armed aggression.
The Chinese company AliExpress will resume delivery to Ukraine via Ukrposhta on June 15.
Suspilne journalists Khrystyna Havryliuk and Taras Ibrahimov, along with their colleagues, came under fire in the Lysychansk city centre, Luhansk region. Ukrainian army evacuated them, nobody was insured. Lysychansk, where about 15,000 civilians still take shelter, is shelled almost every day. According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian army has significant advantages in artillery.
The Luhansk region remains under massive shelling today. The Russian Federation hit local enterprises, destroyed a bridge and buildings in various villages and cities. Two people were killed, and one was injured.
Russia has failed to proceed around Metiolkine (4 kilometres from Sievierodonetsk). Active fighting continues. The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to defend Sievierodonetsk.
Despite the third bridge to the city being destroyed, it remains accessible although not without difficulties, reported the head of the Sievierodonetsk city administration Oleksandr Striuk. He also said that mass evacuation is not possible, but some people are saved between shellings. About 540-560 civilians remain in the Azot chemical plant.
Ukrainian military holds the front line in the Donetsk region. Russians are shelling army positions and settlements. During the day, the Russian army killed two civilians and wounded five others. Russian forces shelled the communities on the border of Sumy Oblast and attacked the Dnipropetrovsk and Mykolaiv regions. Two Oniks rockets were fired from the temporarily occupied Crimea into Odesa region in the morning. Both were intercepted by the Ukrainian air defence. Intense shelling took place in Kharkiv during the night, however no casualties were reported. 2 adults and 3 children, a 3-months baby among them, were injured across the region.
The Ukrainian military is now 18 kilometres away from the temporarily occupied Kherson and is launching massive artillery attacks on Russian positions, said Presidential Advisor Oleksii Arestovych. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are gradually attacking the positions of the Russian army on the east bank of the Inhulets River and in the northwest of the Kherson region.
The occupation administration of Mariupol officially announced the drama theatre re-opening on September 10, said Mayor's Advisor Petro Andriushchenko.
The Russian Army destroyed the Drama Theatre building on March 16 while civilians were hiding there from the shelling. At least 600 people were killed according to the Associated Press investigation.
Ukraine has received 64 more bodies of Azovstal defenders, reported the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories.
An explosion took place in Russian region of Bryansk (50 km from the Ukrainian border), reported the local governor Oleksandr Bohomaz. According to information from local Telegram channels, a Russian military helicopter Mi-28N "Night Hunter" was seen after the attack. According to unconfirmed data, the strike targeted a military base and damaged a residential complex.
The sixth package of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation come into effect on June 14. Russian Sberbank, "Rosselkhozbank, and Moscow Credit Bank will be disconnected from the SWIFT financial system. According to Bloomberg, the world's largest banks JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have suspended services for the Russian debt obligations.
The U.S. has extended sanctions against Belarus for another year because of the actions and policies of the Belarusian regime, which continue to pose an "extreme threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," stated the White House.
The US is ready to allocate 1.5 billion dollars of monthly aid to the Government of Ukraine, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dereck Hogan. According to him, the government of Ukraine has already received $1 billion. In total, over the past three months, the United States has provided Ukraine with $53.6 billion, including military aid.
1000 howitzers for victory, shelling Pryluky. War. The main news for June 13
Podoliak named the number of weapons needed to defeat Russia, the Armed Forces liberated three villages in Donetsk region, Russians destroyed all bridges to Sieverodonetsk, the risk of using nuclear weapons peaked, 18,000 tons of Ukrainian corn . Suspilne gathered the main news of the 110th day of the full-scale war.
Adviser to the President's Office Mykhailo Podoliak named the number of weapons the Ukrainian army needs to win the war: 1,000 155 mm howitzers, 300 MLRS, 500 tanks, 2,000 armored vehicles, 1,000 drones.
The risk of using nuclear weapons has peaked, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, as countries' nuclear arsenals grow in the next decade.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated three villages in the Donetsk region and moved the 15-kilometer section of the front in one direction, according to the Allied Forces. The Russians tried to attack Bohorodychne and the Bakhmut direction, but without success. In the Luhansk region — battles for Sieverodonetsk. There, Russian troops stormed Metolkin, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed them. All bridges leading to Sieverodonetsk have been destroyed, said Serhiy Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. Also, Russian troops fired rockets at Pryluky in the Chernihiv region. Evacuations have been announced in several villages in the region.
The Russians are using banned phosphorous bombs in the Donbas and shooting at civilian cars, the SBU said, citing new interceptions of Russian military calls.
Representatives of 55 countries are defending Ukraine in the International Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was stated at a briefing by Legion spokesman Damien Magru. He added that they hope to exchange foreigners sentenced to death in the DNR.
The war in Ukraine could create a food crisis for 323 million people, the UN said.
As of the morning of June 13, more than 815 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 288 children were killed and at least 527 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Lithuanian journalist Andrus Tapinas, who raised funds to buy a Turkish Bayraktar drone for the Armed Forces, will donate 110 EDM4S Sky Wipers anti-drone guns.
Ukrainian police are investigating criminal proceedings over the deaths of more than 12,000 Ukrainians. 1,200 bodies, including those found in mass graves, have not yet been identified. More than 1,500 civilians died in the Kyiv region .
The Finnish cargo ship Alppila with 18,000 tons of Ukrainian corn arrived in a port in northwestern Spain. The ship was on a new route across the Baltic Sea to avoid a blockade by the Russian fleet in the Black Sea.
Naftogaz of Ukraine has signed an agreement with Canadian energy developer Symbio Infrastructure to purchase liquefied natural gas and green liquid hydrogen. The projects are scheduled to start in 2027.
43 higher education institutions were damaged as a result of bombings by the Russian army. 5 of them were completely destroyed, said the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet. According to him, the universities in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Chernihiv and Mykolaiv regions suffered the most.
The Cabinet of Ministers has banned the export of Ukrainian coal, fuel oil and gas.
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Consequences of the shelling by the Russians in Borodyanka.
Lysychansk in the Luhansk region suffered intensive shelling, three local residents were killed: a man, a woman, and a 6-year-old boy. A city mall has burned down, four buildings and local mine facilities were damaged. The shelling also damaged buildings in Vrubivka, Zolote, and Hirske.
Ukrainian soldiers repelled the assault in the directions of Viktorivka-Vrubivka and Komyshuvakha-Vrubivka. The Russian army is advancing again near Zolote.
70% of Sievierodonetsk is controlled by the Russian military, and the battle for the city continues, reports the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhii Haidai. The Ukrainian Forces destroyed three Russian Grad MLRS, from which Russians shelled the city and positions of the Ukrainian army. However, mass evacuation or humanitarian aid delivery remains impossible. About 500 civilians remain in the bomb shelters of the Azot plant.
Active fights continue near Avdiivka, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka, Sviatohirsk, and Lyman in the Donetsk region. On the night of 13 June, Russian invaders shelled Bakhmut. Residential buildings and infrastructure have been damaged.
The UK DoD Intelligence suggests that crossing Siversky Donets River will become one of the most important factors to define the war in the coming months. Intelligence stressed that the key 90-kilometre central section of the Russian front line in Donbas lies to the west of the Siversky Donets River.
On June 12, Russian troops continued shelling Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mykolaiv regions. Two people were killed and five were injured after shelling of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Russian invaders looted more than 3 thousand tons of ore from Zaporizhzhia iron-ore plant, reported the Zaporizhzhia Defence Forces. 54 train freight cars were used to transport the ore.
On June 12, Russian representatives attempted to organise a Russia Day celebration in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar which coincides with the city day. About three dozen locals came to the concert. Others have massively ignored the invaders' holiday, said Mayor of Enerhodar Dmitrii Orlov.
The risk of nuclear escalation has peaked as indicate results of a Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) study. According to the Institute's findings, nuclear arsenals are expected to grow in the coming decade. Russia openly threatened to use nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine. This, in turn, has exacerbated relations between nuclear states.
Belarusian writer Svitlana Aleksievich was awarded with the Book World Prague festival Jiří Theiner Prize and gave it to Ukrainian writers as a sign of support for Ukraine. The award ceremony was broadcasted on the Book World festival Facebook page. Svitlana Aleksievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
New Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Vasyl Zvarych has started in Warsaw.
Grain exports, Finland will not join NATO without Sweden, Russia steals Scythian gold. The war. Key news on June 12
Ukraine received 220 bodies from Azovstal. The German Rheinmetall Concern is ready to transfer the Marder IFV to Kyiv. Russians are stealing Scythian gold. Kim Jong-un sent a telegram to Putin. A Russian passport was burned in front of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine. Finland will not join NATO without Sweden. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 109 of the full-scale war.
Two exchanges of the dead took place on 12 June. Ukraine received the bodies of 220 defenders from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, approximately one-third of the dead according to Azov.
On the Sloviansk direction, the Ukrainian military repelled the Russian assault in Dovhenke-Mazanivka and Dovhenke-Dolyna, the General Staff reports. Battles continue in Sievierodonetsk, Russians shell the city with barrel and rocket artillery. The U.K. Ministry of Defence announced that Russia is preparing to move reserve units to Ukraine to capture Sievierodonetsk. Also in Luhansk Oblast, Ukrainian Forces repelled Russian attacks on Vrubivka (Bakhmut direction).
Former British soldier Jordan Gatley was killed in Sievierodonetsk while fighting on the Ukrainian side. He became the second Briton killed in the war in Ukraine. Previously, former U.K. soldier Scott Sibley was killed at the end of April.
The German Rheinmetall AG is modernising Marder infantry fighting vehicles previously servicing the Bundeswehr and is ready to transfer the first IFV to Ukraine, announced the company's CEO Armin Papperger. The German government must decide when this happens.
Ukraine has developed two routes through Poland and Romania to export grain, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Senik.
According to the international group of scientists and digital experts who track thefts, Russians smuggle valuable historical artefacts, in particular precious Scythian gold, from temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia.
On Russia Day, June 12, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs wished the Russian Federation to fail in the war against Ukraine. The "Last Day of Russia" performance was held near the Russian Embassy in Kyiv. Russian citizen Artem Boryskin burned his Russian passport in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, sent a congratulatory telegram to Putin. He declared that supports everything that Russia does.
Finland will not join NATO if Sweden's issues with Turkey mean that Sweden's membership will be postponed, said Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.
As of the morning of June 12, more than 795 Ukrainian children became victims of Russian aggression. 287 children were killed and at least 508 injured according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
The Boris Nemtsov Foundation announced Volodymyr Zelensky the winner of the Boris Nemtsov Prize 2022 for his courage.
An officer of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine used a weapon in a residential district in Kyiv. An internal investigation was initiated by order of the Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov.
Canadian pensioner Marcel Lucier won over $70 million in the Lotto Max lottery and plans to use part of the money for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 109. Online updates.
Russia is trying to resume the offensive on Slovyansk and storms Sieverodonetsk, where fighting continues, people are constantly hiding in shelters.
Russian occupation forces have destroyed another bridge between Lysychansk and Sieverodonetsk and are actively shelling the last, third bridge, said Luhansk Regional Military Administration Chairman Serhiy Haidai. According to him, in the next two days the Russian occupiers will throw all available reserves at Sieverodonetsk to capture the city. The second goal is to control the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway.
Last night, the Russian Federation fired four missiles at the Ternopil region: they destroyed part of a military facility and hit a gas pipeline. As a result of the explosion in Chortkiv, 22 people were injured - residents of nearby houses, said the head of the Ternopil Regional Administration Trush.
In the morning of June 12, three explosions were heard in Zaporizhia in temporarily occupied Berdyansk. At night there were attacks of Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions.
Japan will send 33 portable water treatment plants to Odesa in case of emergencies. The Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan called to share them with Mykolayiv.
Belarus is deploying additional means of electronic warfare in the border areas, the General Staff reports.
A Czech citizen was killed during the fighting against the Russian army in Donbas, Foreign Minister Jan Lipawski confirmed.
It is reported that a Czech citizen named Michal Janik was a native of the village of Trzebic. He died on June 10 in the Donetsk region from a mortar grenade. According to available information, the man is the first dead Czech volunteer to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to Czech Radio, in May more than 100 Czechs received permission from the country's president to join the Ukrainian Armed Forces, although it is unknown how many of them actually went to Ukraine.
Due to the war, Ukraine may not have enough warehouses for the harvest. It is about 15 million tons, said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal.
On Day of Russia, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wished Russia defeat in the war against Ukraine. The diplomat wrote about this on Twitter.
On the occasion of Russia's Day, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "full support" for Putin's actions and added that he hoped for the development of relations between the two countries.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi has won the Borys Nemtsov Prize for Courage - 2022. This was reported by the Borys Nemtsov Foundation.
Sievierodonetsk under attack, IRIS-T air defence systems, Belarus is building up military equipment. The war. Key news of June 11
Cholera in Mariupol. Ukrainian troops repel Russian attacks near Popasna and Sievierodonetsk. German air defence systems IRIS-T will arrive in Ukraine by the end of the year (and howitzers by the end of June). The so-called "DPR" will put another foreigner on trial. Biden reproaches Zelensky for failing to prepare for the war. Suspilne gathered the main news of day 108 of the full-scale war.
In Mariupol, despite denying the cholera threat, Russians urgently prepare an infectious disease ward on the premises of A&E hospital. Four isolation rooms are almost ready according to the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko.
Belarus is putting more military units on alert and removing some weapons and equipment from storage, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports. Belarus has also extended airspace closure until July 8 and combat readiness checks until June 18.
In the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the Russian offensive on Brazhkivka, Virnopillia, and Dolyna (Sloviansk direction). Battles for Sievierodonetsk continue in Luhansk Oblast as well as Russian attacks around Toshkivka and Metiolkine (this attack was repelled). Also, the Ukrainian military stopped the Russian offensive around Popasna.
The German IRIS-T air defence system bound for Ukraine is already being manufactured. According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, it will be delivered in 2022. IRIS-T is a state-of-the-art air defence system that can be compared to the American Patriot. Also, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andrii Melnyk reported that howitzers and anti-aircraft cannons Gepard will finally arrive from Germany around June 22.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv. After a meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky, she announced that the negotiations in Kyiv will allow finalising the assessment of Ukraine's application to the EU by the end of next week.
U.S. President Joe Biden said that Volodymyr Zelensky did not respond to the warning that Russia would invade Ukraine, although the possibility of a large-scale invasion seemed far-fetched. Presidential advisor Mykhailo Podoliak responded that Ukraine understood that Russia was developing different expansion scenarios, and Volodymyr Zelensky "had all the appropriate analytics, based on high-quality intelligence, on the table". However, no one expected such a "scale of invasion" from the Russian Federation.
Since April, Russian bombers have launched approximately dozens of X-22 heavy anti-ship missiles against ground targets. These 5.5-ton missiles, made in the 1960s, are designed to destroy aircraft carriers with a nuclear warhead. When they are used for ground attacks with conventional warheads, they are very inaccurate and therefore can cause significant collateral damage and civilian casualties, according to British intelligence.
The so-called "DPR" announced that a South Korean citizen who fought on the Ukrainian side would face trial. Earlier, on June 9, three foreigners were sentenced to death in the "DPR": the UK citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Moroccan Brahim Saadoun. All of them fought on the side of the Ukrainian forces.
There may not be enough warehouses in Ukraine to store the harvest this fall due to the war. 15 million tons are in danger, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
As of the morning of June 11, more than 779 Ukrainian children became victims of the Russian armed aggression. 287 children were killed and at least 492 were injured, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
WhiteBIT, the largest European cryptocurrency exchange, transferred seven sets of special equipment to Ukraine to assist Ukrainians in emergencies abroad.
Ukrainian graduates who evacuated abroad can receive their high school diplomas in Ukrainian diplomatic missions, announced the Ministry of Education.
Our news at 13.00 on June 11
The Russian army continues to storm Severodonetsk and preparing an offensive on Slovyansk, according to the General Staff. However, the Russian army was unable to advance south of Severodonetsk.
The Russian military in the Luhansk region hit Vrubivka with the "Solntsepek" flamethrower system and entered Orikhove. During the next shelling, the railway depot of the Azot association was damaged. There are three dead and 8 wounded.
In the Donetsk region, Russia uses all types of weapons. Avdiyivka, Zalizny, Mykolayivka, Novomykolayivka village, Vysokoivanivka, Cherkasy town were shelled. 5 civilians were injured. There is no gas supply in the region, water and electricity are partially absent (334 settlements are without electricity).
As a result of the Russian shelling in the Chuhuiv district, a private house collapsed: four people died under the rubble. Three communities of the Mykolaiv district came under fire. Russian troops shelled two communities in the Dnipropetrovsk region. They were beaten by artillery and "Hurricanes": two people were injured, they are in hospital, said the head of OVA Reznichenko. Damaged houses, the mayor's office, the house of culture. The village of Velyka Kostromka has no electricity and gas.
In Mariupol, the occupiers, despite the public denial of the cholera threat, are urgently preparing to launch an infectious disease unit at the ambulance hospital. Almost 4 boxes for isolation of patients are ready.
Residential areas of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut are under constant fire. These cities are almost on the front line. How people live there - a photo report of the Suspilne.
There are 40 Caliber cruise missiles on four surface ships and two submarines in the Black Sea, as well as two large landing ships, the OK South.
Military journalist Oleksii Chubashev died in the war. This was announced by the head of the President's Office Andrii Yermak. He was the author of the "Recruit UA" program, also known as the former head of the "Army FM" and the Military Television of Ukraine.
As of the morning of June 11, the total combat losses of Russia since the beginning of a full-scale offensive against Ukraine on February 24 amounted to about 32,050 servicemen, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said. During the day, the Russians lost about 150 servicemen.
Since the beginning of the war, not a single unit of heavy equipment - artillery, howitzers, infantry fighting vehicles, tanks - has been delivered to Ukraine from Germany. I stated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk in an interview with NV, that on June 22 Ukraine will receive 7 self-propelled howitzers. Another 30 self-propelled anti-aircraft systems, the so-called "Cheetahs", will be delivered in two batches by the end of July and the end of August.
In addition, the ambassador said that despite Russia's war against Ukraine, in January-April, Germany increased imports from Russia by 60% and transferred to Moscow almost 6 billion euros.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has arrived in Kyiv.
"With President Zelensky, I will summarize the joint work needed for reconstruction and the progress Ukraine has made on its European path," she wrote.
US President Joe Biden said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had ignored America's warning that Russia would invade Ukraine. "We had data to confirm that he was going to cross the border. There was no doubt. And Zelensky did not want to hear it, like many people," Biden said. However, he acknowledged that the possibility of a full-scale invasion seemed far-fetched. "I understand why they didn't want to hear it," Biden said.
The President's Office responded to this statement by saying that the Ukrainian authorities understood that Russia was developing various expansion scenarios. "The president has responded carefully to all the words and warnings of our partners. The only question has always been what the scale of the invasion will be? Undoubtedly, the scale of the invasion we saw on February 24 shocked many countries, including our partners," he said. Head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podoliak.
Russia's regulator Rosaviatsia has extended until June 18 a ban on flights to 11 Russian airports in cities in the south and on the border with
Ben Wallace in Kyiv, Ukraine loses the artillery war, 1,000 commanders in the Armed Forces. War. The main news for June 10
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace arrives in Kyiv, Britain will not negotiate with Russia on release of convicted servicemen from "DNR", Russian army destroys Ice Palace in Severodonetsk, Germany increases imports from Russia, 37 thousand women serve in the Armed Forces. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 107th day of the full-scale war.
The Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit. In the capital, he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky and said he saw Ukraine's ability to oust the Russian occupiers from Donbas.
The Russian Foreign Ministry considers the foreigners sentenced to death in the "DNR" — British Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner, and Moroccan Brahim Saadun — mercenaries, not combatants, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would not hold direct talks with Russia on the release of troops from the "DNR". The UN and the OSCE have expressed "concern" over the "DNR" court's ruling. Amnesty International called the court a farce in violation of the Geneva Convention.
In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops fired on Kharkiv, Dolyna, Chervona Polyana, Nova Dmytrivka, Hrushuvakh and Dibrivne, the General Staff reports. In the Luhansk region — the shelling of the Russians in the areas of Lysychansk, Ustynivka, Toshkivka, Zoloty and Gorsky and the battles for Severodonetsk — there the Russian army destroyed the Ice Palace and hit the ammonia production plant on "Azov". In the Donetsk region, there have been air and helicopter strikes in the Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novobahmutivka and Oleksandropil districts. Also, Russian troops have made little progress north of Slovyansk. But it will probably be difficult for them to storm the city itself because of tactical problems related to crossing the Siverskyi Donets River, according to the Institute for the Study of War.
Ukraine is losing to Russia in the artillery war and now relies almost entirely on weapons from the West, said Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine's military intelligence. According to him, Ukraine has one artillery installation for 10-15 Russian ones, and the allies have given us 10% of what they have.
37,000 women serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than a thousand of them became commanders, said First Lady Olena Zelenska.
Since 2014 — since the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine, Russia has violated about 400 international agreements, one of the parties to which is Ukraine. In particular, the Budapest Memorandum, the Charter of the United Nations, a number of UN conventions and the Helsinki Accords, said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
In recent months, despite the Russian war against Ukraine, Germany has increased imports from Russia by 60% and transferred almost 6 billion euros to Moscow, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk.
42.9% of Ukrainians plan the future of their children in Ukraine if the threat of war persists, more than 85% of Ukrainians do not want their children to go abroad if Ukraine joins NATO, and up to 15% of Ukrainians do not plan to return from abroad. Survey data of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
More than 754 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 10, the official number of dead children has not changed — 263. The number of injured has increased — 491. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Switzerland has joined the sixth package of EU anti-Russian sanctions.
Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, Canada has blocked or frozen $328 million in assets and transactions in Russia's sanctioned accounts.
The Verkhovna Rada has registered a bill on medical cannabis. It was initiated by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.
The first case of monkeypox infection has been officially confirmed in Poland.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 107. Online updates.
Ukraine is losing up to a hundred soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded every day, and Russia is "suffering huge losses" but still has the strength to advance, so Ukraine needs heavy weapons, and very quickly, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.
In the Donetsk direction, the Russian army continues to cover Ukrainian units along the entire line of contact, launching missile and air strikes, including in populated areas.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the Russian Army is unsuccessfully trying to establish full control over Severodonetsk, fighting continues in the city. Fighting is also taking place in the settlements of Hirska and Popasnyanska communities, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Gaidai. Over the past day, the Russian military destroyed more than 30 houses in the region.
According to British intelligence, Russia is again in control of the greater Severodonetsk, fighting is taking place in the suburbs.
In Severodonetsk, the Russian military destroyed the Ice Palace of Sports.
Photo: Telegram channel of Serhiy Gaidai
On the night of June 10 and in the morning, Russian troops fired on the Dnipropetrovsk region several times. This morning there were shellings on the border of Chernihiv region. From mortars the army of the Russian Federation fired in the direction of the settlement Gremyach, the spokeswoman of the Chernihiv frontier detachment Galina Shekhovtsova told. In the Sumy region, Russia opened mortar fire about 7 times at night. There are no casualties or damage. This was announced by the head of the regional administration.
Kharkiv: night - with shelling and constant alarms. Russia fired from multiple rocket launchers. There are no casualties in the city, two civilians were killed and 15 were injured in the region.
The Russian Federation aims to capture the Kherson region, and then go on the offensive in Mykolayiv and Odesa. This was announced during a briefing by Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Gromov.
Azov published a video where combat medics save the lives of fighters who came under artillery fire while capturing enemy positions
The artillery war is underway, and Ukraine is losing to Russia at the forefront and now relies almost entirely on weapons from the West, said Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine's military intelligence, according to The Guardian. According to Skibitsky, there are 10-15 Russian artists per Ukrainian art installation. At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine uses from 5,000 to 6,000 artillery shells per day.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the Wagner air defense base in the occupied Luhansk region. This was announced by the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Gaidai. He added that one Russian soldier survived.
Modular towns have been established in Bucha district, the Kyiv regional administration said. Photo: Ministry of Regional Development.
The political technologist and political commentator were informed in absentia about the suspicion of treason, the Office of the Prosecutor General said. It was established that he was connected with the special services of the Russian Federation, which operated in Ukraine under diplomatic cover. Police did not name the suspect. At the same time, you can recognize Mykhailo Pohrebynsky in the photo.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned the decision of the fictitious court of the so-called "DPR" to execute three foreigners who fought on the side of the Armed Forces.
We are seriously concerned about reports of a fictitious "trial" and verdicts against legitimate combatants serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We call on Russia and its proxies to respect international humanitarian law, including the rights and protections provided to prisoners of war, ”Blinken wrote.
Sentence to execution in "DPR", "People's Militia" of Belarus, the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The war. The main news of June 9
The so-called "DPR" sentenced to death three foreign military volunteers, Ukraine loses up to hundred of fighters every day, Belarus forms a "people's militia", the United States has developed a training plan to work with HIMARS, Ukraine has imposed sanctions against Putin, and the Russian president compared himself to Peter I. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 106th day of the full-scale war.
The so-called "DPR" sentenced to death three foreign military volunteers — British citizens Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner, as well as a citizen of the Kingdom of Morocco Brahim Saadun. All of them fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and have a month to appeal the sentence. The British Foreign Office condemned the sentence and called it "fictitious."
Ukraine is losing up to a hundred soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded every day, and Russia is "suffering huge losses" but still has the strength to advance in some parts of the front, so Ukraine needs heavy weapons, and very quickly, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
The Belarusian leadership is forming a "people's militia", according to the General Staff. In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are trying to storm Severodonetsk, fighting around Komyshuvakha and Roty, and they will probably try to force the Siversky Donets again, because the water level in the river has decreased, says the head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai. In the Donetsk region, the Russians fired rockets at Kramatorsk. British intelligence also reports that the Russian army is trying to advance south of Izium towards the Donetsk region.
The Russian militaries have transferred 30 T-62 tanks to the Zaporizhzhia region and they are trying to take control of the route on the border of the Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions, according to the Institute for the Study of War. The border runs from Vasylivka to Orikhiv and Huliaipole.
In order to stop the Ukrainian army's counteroffensive in the Kherson region, Russian troops are mining the territory with Soviet mines made in the 1950s, according to the Central Intelligence Agency.
During 105 days of the full-scale war, Russia has launched about 2,600 missiles at Ukrainian cities, Volodymyr Zelensky said.
The US military has developed a plan to train Ukrainians to work with modern HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, which are provided to Ukraine by the USA.
As of the morning of June 9, at least 751 children have been suffered in Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine. The number of children killed did not change during the day — 263, and the number of injured increased to 488. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Russian President Vladimir Putin compared himself to Peter I and said that modern Russia had the same fate as Russia under the emperor, who "returned and strengthened territories." Putin said this after visiting the multimedia exhibition "Peter I. The Birth of the Empire", dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the emperor's birth.
Ukraine has imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov and other Russian officials.
It may take months to clear Ukrainian ports of landmines, according to Bloomberg, citing the United Nations Agency for the Safety of Shipping.
The European Union has provided Ukraine with another 205 million euros in humanitarian aid. The money will particularly be spent for creation of temporary towns for those who have lost their homes and to provide humanitarian aid to people in the occupied territories.
Kyiv City Council has deprived Minsk of its sister city status in the Ukrainian capital. This was announced by Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 106. Online updates.
Russian troops are trying to attack Sievierodonetsk and advance in the Izium direction, reports the UK Ministry of Defence with reference to British intelligence. It is suggested that Russia seeks to restore pace on the Izium direction to put further pressure on Sievierodonetsk and allow its troops to advance deeper into the Donetsk region.
On June 8, Russian forces shelled Azot plant in Sievierodonetsk twice and hit an ammonia production facility. The bomb shelter of the plant is intact and there are no chemical emissions, reported the head of the Luhansk administration Serhii Haidai.
Residential areas in other settlements of Luhansk Oblast were also shelled. During the past day, four people have been killed and another five injured.
Active hostilities continue along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. Rocket shelling continues in Bakhmut, Kurakhove, Shchurove. Russians also shelled Avdiivka, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka from heavy artillery.
Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, and Sumy regions were shelled as well. Kharkiv was attacked during the night, at least two people were killed, and four were injured.
Russia is trying to take the highway on the border between Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions under control and has moved 30 tanks into Zaporizhzhia Oblast, according to the Institute for the Study of War.
In the Kharkiv region, a TV tower was damaged due to the shelling, as Suspilne was told by Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern. No casualties have been reported.
The construction of five houses started in a village near Kyiv, designated for locals who lost their homes due to the war. It is planned to build 15 such houses in total. People will get this housing for free.
The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation conducts training in the Black Sea. This was reported in the press service of the operational command South. Currently, three Russian missile ships and a submarine equipped with 28 Caliber missiles are ready for attacks.
The UN said that it may take months to clear Ukrainian ports from mines 'even if they will be opened tomorrow'.
In 105 days of full-scale war, Russia has used about 2.6 thousand different missiles against Ukrainian cities, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Most of these missiles were directed against civilian targets.
Ukraine has already received the first billion of the $40 billion approved by the U.S., according to the newly appointed Ambassador Bridget Brink.
Exchange of bodies of the dead, howitzers M109, ban of the "Opposition bloc". War. The main news for June 8
There is another exchange of bodies In the Zaporizhia region, Russia has stolen 600 thousand tons of Ukrainian grain, Ukraine and Turkey are discussing how to unblock ports, Norway handed over howitzers M109, the court banned the "Opposition Bloc", sowing has been ended in Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 105th day of the full-scale war.
In the Zaporizhia region the bodies of the dead were exchanged between Ukraine and Russia according to the "50 to 50" formula. Out of our 50 defenders, 37 are Azovstal defenders.
In the Luhansk region, the Russians are shelling Privilege, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Voronovo, Toshkivka and Gorske, according to the General Staff. In the Donetsk region, the Ukrainian military does not allow the Russian army to attack Slovyansk, and in the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops fire on Komyshuvakha, Vrubivka, Mykolaivka, Semigorye and New York.
Russia stole about 600,000 tons from Ukrainian agricultural enterprises. The products were first exported to the occupied Crimea, and then to international ports, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council said.
Ukraine has begun discussing with Turkey mechanisms for unblocking ports and exporting grain, according to the OP. At the same time, the Turkish side is also negotiating with Russia on this issue. On June 8, during a press conference in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara considers the "grain corridor" in the Black Sea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to accompany ships leaving Ukrainian ports and going to the Bosphorus and Dardanelles.
Norway has donated 22 M109 self-propelled howitzers, ammunition, spare parts and other equipment to Ukraine.
The Eighth Administrative Court of Appeal banned the Opposition Bloc party. Property, funds and other assets of the party must become the property of the state. The party can appeal the court's decision to the Supreme Court.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has launched a series of visits to southern European countries to persuade them to support Ukraine's EU candidate status.
The World Bank has approved additional funding for Ukraine — $1.49 billion to pay salaries to government and social workers.
Despite the war, the sowing campaign in Ukraine was successful, said Prime Minister Denys Shmygal. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, 75% of last year's area was sown.
Ukraine has submitted proposals to the European Union on the seventh package of sanctions against Russia and insists on the adoption of new restrictions as soon as possible, said Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
As of the morning of June 8, at least 741 children had been injured in Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine. 263 children died. The number of injured children increased to 478. Data from the Prosecutor General's Office.
At least half a million Ukrainians have lost their homes due to the war, according to the Ministry of Finance.
As of the beginning of June, 90.3% of Ukrainians who took part in the all-Ukrainian online survey are confident of Ukraine's victory.
Canada has announced new sanctions against Russia's oil and gas sector: a ban on advertising and public relations agencies from working for Russian oil and gas companies.
British singer Robbie Williams has stated that he would like to perform at Eurovision 2023, which is to take place in Ukraine after the victory of the Kalush Orchestra in Turin. The musician would like to join the competition not as a participant, but to become a star guest of the show and perform during the break.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 105. Online updates.
Fighting continues in the Donbas. In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are assaulting Severodonetsk, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are successfully holding Russians, and street battles are underway in the city, the General Staff reports. Russians are also shelling Lysychansk.
In the Donetsk region, Russian troops are preparing to attack Slovyansk, fighting in the Bakhmut direction. As a result of the shelling, 35 buildings were damaged during the day.
Shelling of the Chernihiv, Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions continues. New satellite images of the Luhansk and Kharkiv regions have been published by Maxar Technologies. Destroyed buildings in the city of Rubizhne and funnels from Russian shells cab be seen there.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have achieved some success in the counterattack in the Kherson region, including restoring a bridgehead on the east bank of the Ingulets River, according to British intelligence. However, the general situation in the occupied Kherson region is critical: many houses and infrastructure have been damaged in the battles, and civilians have been killed and seriously injured, according to the Civil-Military Administration. At the same time, according to the head of the Kherson regional military administration Hennadii Lahuta, the occupiers and illegal collaboration authorities are going to prepare a referendum on the inclusion of the region in the Russian Federation by the autumn.
According to the latest data, Ukraine managed to get 210 dead bodies of servicemen from Mariupol, most of which defended Azovstal. These are the combatants of Azov Regiment, the 36th Marine Brigade, the Security Service, the State Border Guard Service, the National Police and others, according to the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.
Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal said that despite the war, the sowing campaign in Ukraine was successful. 75% of last year's area were sown, and now preparations for harvest have begun.
The World Bank has allocated an additional $1.5 billion to Ukraine to pay salaries to government and social workers.
The United States and its allies are working on delivering anti-ship missiles to Ukraine as soon as possible, according to Voice of America, citing a senior White House official.
Ukraine wants to buy the Iron Dome missile defense system from Israel to counter Russian missile strikes, Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Korniychuk said.
The European Parliament will recommend the leaders of the European Union to give Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership at the summit on June 23-24, said the chairman of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs McAllister.
New Zealand has imposed sanctions against Gazprom and more than 40 other companies in Russia and Belarus over a the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This was reported by The National Tribute. According to the country's Foreign Minister, New Zealanders are prohibited from dealing with these companies.
Medical cannabis, exchange of bodies of the dead, Belarus increases the number of military. War. The main news for June 7
Russia has handed over to Ukraine the first bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed at Azovstal, Belarus plans to increase its armed forces, the Cabinet of Ministers supports the legalization of medical cannabis, Turkey and Russia are planning an agreement to export Ukrainian grain, and the Russian Orthodox Church has annexed the UOC-MP. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 104th day of the full-scale war.
The Russian side handed over to Ukraine the first bodies of Ukrainian servicemen who died at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. It happened as part of a body exchange on June 4. On June 7, 162 bodies of dead servicemen arrived in Kyiv. These are fighters of the Azov Regiment, the 36th Marine Brigade, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service, the National Police and others.
In the Donetsk region, Russian troops are preparing to attack Slovyansk and are fighting in the Bakhmut direction near Komyshuvakha. In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are shelling Lysychansk, Borivske and Metelkino, as well as the battles for Severodonetsk. Also, during the day, the Russians fired on settlements in the Chernihiv region and were defending in the Kharkiv region.
As part of the creation of the Southern Operational Command, Belarus plans to increase the number of armed forces to 80,000 troops, according to the Ukrainian General Staff. Also, according to the General Staff, along the Ukrainian border with Belarus there are Russian military with missile systems "Iskander-M" and "Pantsir-C1" and aircraft.
The Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law on legalization of medical cannabis use. "We understand the negative effects of the war on mental health. We understand the number of people who will need medical treatment as a result of this impact. And we understand that there is no time to wait," said Health Minister Viktor Lyashko.
Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement to unblock Ukrainian ports for the transportation of Ukrainian grain, writes the Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, citing its own sources. Allegedly, the agreement on a safe corridor for Ukrainian grain will be signed on June 8-9 during the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Ankara. At the same time, Volodymyr Zelenskyi stated the day before that Kyiv had not been invited to the meeting.
Poland plans to sign a $630 million arms deal with Ukraine for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It will be the largest contract in 30 years, according to the office of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
India plans to double the purchase of Russian oil at a discount, Bloomberg reports, citing anonymous informed sources. According to them, Indian state refiners are working on concluding new six-month contracts for the supply of Russian oil.
As of the morning of June 7, more than 730 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 263 children died and at least 467 were injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
The Russian Orthodox Church has stated that it accepts the Crimean dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate under the direct authority of Patriarch Kirill. That is, it means the annexation of the Crimean eparchy of the UOC-MP.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson thanked the Conservative MPs for their vote of confidence. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he was "very happy" that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson had remained in office.
From September 1, the educational process in Ukraine will be resumed offline, said Deputy Minister of Education Andriy Vitrenko.
In Ukraine, the Council for Derusification, Decommunization and Decolonization has been established under the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of National Remembrance. It will coordinate the dismantling of Soviet monuments.
More than 200,000 Ukrainians who left the country after the Russian invasion were employed in Poland under a simplified procedure, the Polish Ministry of Family and Social Policy said.
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The bodies of the dead "Azovstal" defenders, obtained during the exchange between Ukraine and Russia "160 to 160" have already arrived in Kyiv, the Association of Families of the Azovstal Defenders reported.
According to the spokeswoman of the regiment Anna Holovko, these are all those who died in the Azovstal. At least 52 are the Azov regiment fighters. It is unknown when the burial will take place.
In the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian army continues fighting for Severodonetsk. The army of the Russian Federation continues assaulting the city. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also reflected the attacks of Russians in the direction of Novookhtyrka and Voronove.
In Lysychansk Russians shelled Mining College and a school where two people were injured. The massive shelling was in the city of Zolote - 13 houses were destroyed at once.
The shelling across the front line continues in the Donetsk region. The Russian Federation attacks from small arms, tanks, artillery, mortars and multiple rocket launchers. Kurakhove and Avdiyivka were hit by rockets, and Mykolayivka was attacked with cassette ammunition. Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Avdiyivka, Yar, New York and other settlements are under under the Russian fire. 26 objects were damaged. Three people were killed during a day, including a child. Six persons wounded, including two children.
Also during last day the Kharkiv region was shelled, two people were killed and seven more were injured. The Russian Federation also attacked the Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy regions.
In the morning, Mykolaiv was shelled again. At night, the Bashtanka community suffered from Russian shelling: two people were killed, one person was injured. Battles in Kherson region are ongoing. Russians continue shelling occupied villages from artillery and trying to return the liberated territories by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The invaders left almost all the checkpoints of the Melitopol district. According to the mayor of the city Ivan Fedorov, Russian troops departed from checkpoints in the regional centre.
He recalled that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky came to the Zaporizhzhia region on June 5. According to Fedorov's opinion, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be able to liberate Melitopol. However, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh does not exclude that it can be a rotation.
The buildings of four faculties of Karazin Kharkiv University need to be restored - they were damaged or destroyed as a result of the hit of the shells of Russian invaders and explosive waves. The spokesman of the university Maksym Folomeyev told Suspilne that the recovery will cost more than three billion hryvnias.
In Russia, the data on the dead servicemen in Ukraine were recognized as "state secret", and criminal liability is threatened for disclosure. The decision was made by the Svetlogorsk City Court of Kaliningrad Oblast.
In the temporarily occupied Kherson, the so-called administration is ready to pay for providing Russian citizenship and support of the referendum, but there are no supporters among the population, the National Resistance Centre reported.
The number of Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus will be increased to 80 thousand people in the scope of the creation of the Southern Operational Command. According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the threat of missile and aviation strikes from the territory of Belarus is remaining. Until June 11, Belarus continues to check the combat readiness of its army.
2.5 thousand soldiers in captivity, battles for Severodonetsk, MLRS M270 from Britain. War. The main news for June 6
More than 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal plant are being held captive by Russia, Mariupol is being quarantined, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have repulsed the Russian Black Sea Fleet 100 kilometers away, the Ukrainian military has eliminated a Russian major general, and Britain will hand over M270 MLRS to Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 103rd day of the full-scale war.
After the battles for Mariupol, more than 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal plant found themselves in Russian captivity. Their release is being handled by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Volodymyr Zelenskyi said.
Occupied Mariupol is being closed for quarantine, says Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. According to him, information began to arrive that there was cholera in the city.
Russia has focused its efforts on capturing Severodonetsk and is trying to block UAF units near Lysychansk, the General Staff said. However, as explained in the Ministry of Defense, despite the advantage of the Russian Federation in artillery, the Ukrainian military is gradually displacing the Russians from Severodonetsk.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to repel the group of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation more than a hundred kilometers from the coast, according to the Ministry of Defense. However, Russia has changed tactics in an attempt to regain control of the northwestern Black Sea. In particular, the Russian military has deployed coastal missile systems "Bal" and "Bastion" in the Crimea and Kherson region, as well as sending additional forces to Zmiiny (Snake) Island.
Turkey is looking for a format of security guarantees to unblock Ukrainian ports and could become a mediator in this process, said Volodymyr Zelensky. A spokesman for Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin said that Turkey "in the coming days" is waiting for a decision on grain exports from Ukraine by sea, but even after the agreement will take about five weeks to begin the operation.
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Andriy Kartapolov said that Russia could strike at Ukraine's transport infrastructure and government agencies if the Armed Forces receives long-range multiple rocket launchers from the Allies.
The Verkhovna Rada wants to change the procedure for exchanging prisoners of war. The bill was registered on the parliament's website. In particular, it stipulates that a convict is released from serving a sentence if a decision is made to exchange him. However, if after that the convict comes to fight in Ukraine again and is detained again, he will spend the whole term in prison.
The Ermak-McFaul International Group presented a Roadmap for individual sanctions against Russia. The document outlines the objectives of sanctions, the principles of their application, identifies the categories of people against whom personal sanctions should be imposed, and proposes a strategy to increase the pressure of sanctions.
During the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 32 journalists were killed and 16 others were injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
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Russians fired five rockets at Kyiv, lawyer Masi Nayem was wounded at the front, the Verkhovna Rada will introduce a bill to write off consumer loans for movable and immovable property, developed a plan for the European Union to abandon Russian gas, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry awaits I am the Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament Laszlo Kever. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 102nd day of the full-scale war.
In the morning, the Russians fired five X-22 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea in Kyiv. One was destroyed by air defense units, the rest hit infrastructure facilities. Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vadym Denysenko said that one of them was a military facility. The head of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleksandr Kamyshin said that four rockets hit the Darnytsia Car Repair Plant.
With a missile attack on Kyiv's railway infrastructure on the morning of June 5, the Russian Federation was probably trying to disrupt the supply of Western military equipment to Ukrainian units on the front line. This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense with reference to British intelligence.
Russian troops are defending themselves in the Kharkiv region and resumed the offensive on Slovyansk and Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk region, according to the General Staff. Street fights in Severodonetsk. The head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Haidai shared a video of the Ukrainian military destroying Russian equipment in the city.
Ukrainian fighters from the Azovstal plant, who are in Russian captivity, are in satisfactory conditions and waiting to be exchanged, but food and water need to be improved, said Kateryna Prokopenko, the wife of the commander of the Mariupol Azov Regiment, Denys Prokopenko.
Lawyer Massi Nayem, the brother of journalist and former MP Mustafa Nayem, was wounded in the fighting zone. "My brother has a severe head and eye injury. He was in a coma, sometimes comes to his senses; doctors say he is stable now," said Mustafa Nayem.
Putin said that if Kyiv received long-range missiles, Russia would use its means of destruction on those targets that have not yet been hit. The President of the Russian Federation did not specify which objects were in question.
In a Pentecostal Sunday address, Pope Francis called on pilgrims to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to call for "real talks" on a ceasefire.
As of the morning of June 5, more than 729 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 262 children were killed and at least 467 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The Verkhovna Rada will introduce a bill to write off consumer loans for movable and immovable property that was destroyed as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said Danylo Getmantsev, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Tax and Customs Policy. "Any person does not have to pay a debt for a non-existent object," he explained.
During the week, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine received 38 tons of drugs from donors and charities, as well as ambulances and an oxygen station, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects the speaker of the Hungarian parliament Laszlo Kever to publish a certificate on the state of his mental health, says Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko. Earlier, Laszlo Kever said that Volodymyr Zelensky had "mental problems" and sometimes asked his partners for support.
The European Union's plan to phase out Russian gas has already been developed and calls for increasing imports of liquefied natural gas from the United States and other countries, as well as expanding the use of renewable energy sources, said Office President Andriy Yermak. These include 50 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas imports from the United States or Qatar.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have confirmed the death of Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov in the Luhansk region. Kutuzov commanded units of the 1st Army Corps of the DNR. Prior to that, he held the position of Chief of Staff of the 29th All-Military Army of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation.
The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with M270 multiple rocket launchers, which can hit targets up to 80 km away. The decision was agreed with the United States in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
As of the morning of June 6, the total combat losses of Russia since the beginning of a full-scale offensive against Ukraine on February 24 amounted to about 31,250 servicemen, according to the General Staff. During the day, the Russians lost about 100 servicemen. In the Donbas, the occupiers continued to storm Severodonetsk and attack Slovyansk, but suffered losses in the Bakhmut direction. In the Kharkiv region, the Russians are actively defending themselves.
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Russia has fired several missiles at Kyiv. Previously, from Tu-95 aircraft from the Caspian Sea. Hitting the infrastructure in two districts of Kyiv. According to Mayor Vitali Klitschko, there are no casualties, one person was hospitalized.
As of the morning of June 4, Russia had already fired 2,503 missiles into Ukrainian territory, Volodymyr Zelensky said, adding that the Russian army had destroyed or damaged 113 Ukrainian churches during the war.
The Russian army is advancing in the Slavic direction, and controls the eastern part of Severodonetsk. but during the last 24 hours, Ukrainian troops counterattacked the city. This probably reduced the operational momentum of Russian forces in Severodonetsk, according to British intelligence.
Anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force in the East destroyed a Russian plane, probably a Su-34, in the South — an UAV type "Forpost", and the total losses of Russia — about 31,150 troops, according to the General Staff.
Spain is ready to hand anti-aircraft missile systems and Leopard battle tanks over to Ukraine. This was reported by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, citing sources in the government.
Employees of the 5th Division of the FSB of Russia admit in their documents that the population of the Russian Federation still does not understand why the war was the only possible way to "solve the goals of the Russian Federation." This is evidenced by the propaganda methods of the Russian special services on the "correct coverage of the special operation" in Ukraine, to which the SBU received access.
The embroidered shirt worn by President Volodymyr Zelensky on Embroidery Day on May 19 was sold at a charity auction in Washington for $ 100,000.
Exchange of dead bodies, missile strike on the Odesa region, Vatican coin. The war. The main news of June 4
The dead bodies were exchanged between Ukraine and Russia, the EU is working on the seventh package of sanctions, and the war in Ukraine is launching a three-dimensional global crisis. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 101st day of the full-scale war.
On June 2, in the Zaporizhzhia region, on the front line between Ukraine and Russia, the bodies of the dead were exchanged according to the "160 for 160" formula.
Ukrainian intelligence maintains contact with the captured Azovstal fighters and thus learns about the conditions of their detention, food and the possibility of their release, said Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky.
In Mariupol, the Russian occupiers began to demolish houses without dismantling the ruins under which the dead bodies may still be. Everything is taken to the landfill. The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko reported about it.
During the day in the Donbas, the Ukrainian militaries repulsed 9 attacks of the Russian army. Street fights continue in Severodonetsk, the Luhansk region. In the Donetsk region — shelling throughout the region: Avdiyivka, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, New York, Vasylivka village and, the village of Mayaky. No hits were recorded in Kharkiv during the night. In the morning Russians launched a missile strike on the Odesa region, there are victims, and also Mykolaiv was shelled.
The European Union is working on the seventh package of sanctions against Russia. It could provide for the disconnection of all Russian banks from the SWIFT system, said Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pavlo Jablonski.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he could come to Kyiv in the near future, and said that despite Putin's "fundamental mistake", Russia could not be "humiliated" because of the war in Ukraine. In response, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba wrote that such appeals "can only humiliate France."
More than 726 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 4, the official number of children killed during the day has not changed — 261. The number of injured has increased — 465. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The war in Ukraine is fueling a three-dimensional global crisis — food, energy and finance. The most vulnerable countries and economies suffer because of this. This is stated in a statement by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, dedicated to 100 days since the beginning of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On the 100th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Vatican Office of Philately and Numismatics issued a special silver coin. It costs 50 euros. All proceeds from the sale will be used to help Ukraine.
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Ukrainian intelligence maintains contact with the captured Azovstal fighters and thus learns about the conditions of their detention, food and the possibility of their release, said Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky.
In Mariupol, the Russian occupiers began to demolish houses without dismantling the rubble under which the bodies of the dead may be. Everything is taken to the landfill. The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko reported about it.
During the day in the Donbas, the Ukrainian military repulsed 9 attacks by the Russian army. Street fights continue in the Luhansk region of Severodonetsk. In the Donetsk region — shelling throughout the region: Avdiyivka, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, New York, village Vasylivka, village Mayaky. No blows were recorded in Kharkiv during the night. In the morning the Russians launched a missile strike on the Odesa region, there are victims, and also fired at Mykolaiv.
The combination of air and artillery strikes has been a key factor in Russia's recent tactical success in the Donbas, according to British intelligence, and with the shift of operational focus to the Donbas, Russia has been able to increase tactical use to support its advance.
The war in Ukraine is fueling a three-dimensional global crisis — food, energy and finance. The most vulnerable countries and economies suffer because of this. This is stated in a statement by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, dedicated to 100 days since the beginning of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On the 100th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Vatican Office of Philately and Numismatics issued a special silver coin. It costs 50 euros. All proceeds from the sale will be used to help Ukraine.
A foreign legion in Severodonetsk, 300 bridges destroyed, Moscow asking Beijing for money. War. The main news for June 3
Russian troops continue to fight for Severodonetsk and control 90% of Luhansk region, in 100 days of war the Ukrainian military liberated 1,017 settlements, Russia exports stolen grain from Ukraine to Syria and Turkey, Moscow asks Beijing for financial assistance. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 100th day of the full-scale war.
The Russian military is destroying civilian objects in Kharkiv and launched an air strike by Mi-8 helicopters on the positions of the Armed Forces in the region. In the Donbas, the Russian army is storming residential areas of Severodonetsk and firing artillery and MLRS at settlements in the region, according to the General Staff. Russian troops advanced in the directions of Bakhmut, Soledar and Lysychansk, but without success. The "Foreign Legion" entered the city in defense of Severodonetsk.
Russia controls more than 90% of the Luhansk region and is likely to fully control it in the next two weeks, according to British intelligence. However, Russia achieved these successes on the hundredth day of the war with considerable expenditure of resources, as well as by concentrating force and fire on one part of the overall campaign.
As of February 24, the Ukrainian military has liberated 1,017 settlements from the Russians, said Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.
During the 100 days of the war in Ukraine, 24,000 km of roads and 300 bridges were destroyed, Ukravtodor reports. And the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko said that during this period the Russian military destroyed 370 Ukrainian monuments of cultural heritage.
During the war, Russia exported to Syria 100,000 tons of grain stolen from Ukrainian storage facilities in the temporarily occupied territories, writes Reuters. The publication estimates that it costs more than $40 million. Ukraine's ambassador to Turkey, Vasyl Bodnar, said that the Russians were exporting stolen Ukrainian grain under their documents to Turkey.
The European Union has published new lists of the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions and they have entered into force. The list includes 18 legal entities and 65 individuals, including Putin's "mistress" Alina Kabayeva, Dmytro Peskov's family, and Yandex founder Arkady Volozh. Also, in the sixth package — a ban on oil imports from Russia by sea, disconnection from the Swift system "Sberbank" and several other banks.
Moscow has pressured Beijing at least twice to offer new forms of economic support. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing Chinese officials. Interlocutors said that President Xi Jinping instructed his closest advisers to find ways to provide financial assistance to Russia, but without violating sanctions.
More than 724 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 3, the official number of children killed during the day has not changed — 261. The number of injured has increased — 463. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Metallica raised $1 million for Ukraine in two months. The money will go to the World Central Kitchen and their #ChefsForUkraine initiative.
Defender of Mariupol and photographer of the Azov Regiment Dmytro Kozatsky with the call sign "Orest" received a special award from the Polish Grand Press Photo 2022. He shared photos from Azovstal on his social networks.