While the fighting raged in Donbassfrom Berlin, where he went to attend a meeting on food security, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Comment on the latest news from Ukraine. In particular, the owner of Washington diplomacy has set his sights on the alleged failed goals of Russia in the current military campaign. “Putin’s goal was to eliminate Ukraine – as he declared from the German capital – an independent and sovereign state. It has failed. An independent and sovereign Ukraine will last much longer than Putin.” “As for his military campaign – continued Blinkin – the Russian forces largely failed in their attempt to seize Kyiv. Only small Russian conquests were decisive and had a very high cost. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers were killed or wounded. Since the beginning of the aggression and Russia continues to The loss of large numbers of tanks, planes, ships, equipment and ammunition.” Next opening now for SeverodonetskThe city, from which the Ukrainians are expected to withdraw soon, has not changed the direction of the American administration on judging the progress of the war. In fact, according to Blinken, Moscow only acquires parts of the territory for one price Very high and could affect the Kremlin’s moves in the future.
The latest news from the front also led to a possible hypothesis Bloc of military operations. And analysts of the Foundation for Thought and Opinion pointed to this in particular Institute for the Study of War. “Ukrainian forces have been able for weeks to attract large quantities of weapons, weapons and equipment to the Severodonetsk region – reads the latest report from the Washington-based institute – weakening the overall capabilities of Moscow’s forces.” Therefore, after the final capture of Severodonetsk, the order could come from the Russian capital to stop or at least slow down the military initiative. All to allow the reorganization of troops and the arrival of reinforcements to attack other Donbass cities in the Moscow landmarks, starting from Slovjansk And the Kramatorsk.
12:54 PM | Zelensky expels ambassadors to Georgia, Slovakia and Portugal
Volodymyr Zelensky expelled the Ukrainian ambassadors to Georgia, Ihor Dolgov, Slovakia, Yuri Mushka and Portugal, Inna Univets. The reasons for the selection are currently unknown. It was read on the Ukrainian news channel Zn.Ua.
12:16 PM | Kyiv: “Russia wants to push Belarus into conflict”
“Today’s missile attack by Belarus is directly related to the Kremlin’s efforts to draw Belarus into the war in Ukraine as a belligerent state.” The General Directorate of Ukrainian Intelligence wrote on Telegram.
12:11 PM | The Ukrainian authorities in Mariupol denounced the “accelerated” humanitarian situation
“The humanitarian situation is getting worse, in addition to the lack of water, the food situation is getting worse, partly due to the decrease in humanitarian aid, partly due to the return of the population to the city from neighboring villages, where there was no humanitarian aid exactly. There were queues of thousands of people and food shortages. “. This was written by the adviser to the Ukrainian mayor of Mariupol, Peter Andryushenko.
11:07 am | Missile attack on Mykolaiv
“In the past few hours the infrastructure of the port, residential neighborhoods and areas frequented by civilians have been attacked here in Mykolaiv.” This was stated in a report to the Ukrainian media by Natalia Homenyuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Operations Command.
10:19 AM | Kyiv: A total of 48 Russian missiles were fired at civilian targets during the night.
“48 Russian cruise missiles. At night. All over Ukraine. Exclusively on civilian targets… Russia is still trying to intimidate Ukraine, create panic and make people fear Z monsters… Ukraine knows everything and is ready for anything. It will punish for all evils. … ” wrote Mikhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on his Twitter channel.
9:39 am | New Russian raid on Yavoriv base, 4 . injured
The bombings at night also affected the Lviv region in western Ukraine, and thus an area affected only marginally by the conflict. As announced by the local authorities, Russian missiles hit the Yavoriv military base, which was already hit by Moscow forces on 13 March. In particular, six bombs were to be launched, according to the command of the Ukrainian army, from the Black Sea, and at least two were intercepted. The explosions left four casualties at the moment.
9:30 am | Ukrainian raid on a Russian ammunition depot in the occupied area of Lugansk region
A few minutes ago, a missile hit a large ammunition depot used by the Russian army in the town of Svatov, located in the Lugansk region occupied by Moscow forces. This was announced by several Ukrainian media, but the raid was confirmed by the pro-Russian separatists themselves and by video testimonies posted on social media. In the pictures you can see new thick smoke coming out of the pool, the damage can be massive.
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9:27 am | Kyiv: “24 missiles were fired from Belarus”
According to the reports of the Ukrainian army, as announced by the General Command of the Kyiv Forces on Telegram, between 3:45 and 5:30 last night, at least 24 missiles were launched from Belarusian territory, mainly from the region. Mezyr locality. The raids resulted in the death of at least one person and extensive damage to the Zhytomyr region.
8:55 am | Raid on Zhytomyr, at least one civilian killed
During the night, the Zhytomyr region, west of the capital, Kyiv, was targeted. Several missiles, possibly launched from Belarus, hit some sites in the territory that is the “gateway” to western Ukraine. According to local authorities, there is at least one infection among the civilian population.
8:13 am | London: “Many Russian generals have been removed since the beginning of the month”
“Since the beginning of June, the Russian High Command most likely removed many generals from positions of operational command in the war in Ukraine. Among them were the commander of the Airborne Forces (VDV), General Andrei Serdyukov, and the commander of the Southern Forces Grouping, General Alexander Dvornikov, who Perhaps he was the commander of all operations for a while.” It can be read in the latest British intelligence report devoted to the war in Ukraine. “It is possible – and still is – that the command of the Southern Group of Forces will pass to Colonel Sergei Surovkin.”
7:20 AM | Raid on Dnipro, a woman was injured
A little after midnight, several explosions were heard in the center of the city of Dnipro, the capital of the Dnipro region. The raids also affected the southern part of the region, in particular the towns of Shirokovskaya and Zelenodolsk. As the head of the Dnipro regional administration reported on Telegram, “a 60-year-old woman was injured in Zelenodolsk, while a country house was damaged.”
5:00 am | Blinkin: “Russia has already lost, and Ukraine will remain a sovereign state and will last longer than Putin”
“Ukraine is defending itself with great courage and resilience. Russia has already lost.” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this during an event in Berlin on food security. “Putin’s goal was to eliminate Ukraine – he continued – an independent and sovereign country. It failed. An independent and sovereign Ukraine will last much longer than Putin.”
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