Live updates from the 109th day of the war. Biden: “Zelensky didn’t want to hear about the Russian invasion” but Kyiv denies. According to the United States, it is likely that Russia will invade the entire Luhansk region in a few weeks. Russia has issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian soldiers holed up at the Azot chemical plant and the first civilians to leave the plant. By June 26 Draghi, Schulze and Macron in Kyiv. According to the Ukrainians, 2,500 Azovstal fighters are in a concentration camp in Donetsk.
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Ukraine: More than 4 million refugees crossed the border into Poland
With the arrival of the latest arrivals on Saturday, nearly 25,000 people, the number of Ukrainians who have fled to Poland since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24 has exceeded four million. This was announced by the Polish Border Police today in a tweet. However, it is impossible to say exactly how many of these refugees remained in Poland, and how many went to other EU countries instead. Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki recently said the country is home to two million Ukrainian refugees.
Moscow: US and EU arms depot destroyed in Ternopil
In the Ternopil region, in western Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces were to destroy, using Kalibr cruise missiles, a department store with portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems supplied to Kyiv by the United States and European Union countries. This was announced by a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, according to TASS.
In Ukraine, prosthetics are also needed, and the demand for disfigured people has doubled
In Ukraine, prosthetics are also needed, and the demand for disfigured people has doubled. In a rehabilitation center for the maimed in Dnipro, they now have twice as many patients as before the war. “Previously, they arrived between 70 and 80 months. Now their number is up to 200 or 250, with a significant upward trend,” says Oleksiy Shtanko, director of the institute in the city, where many of the wounded arrive from the front. He adds that outside help is essential “in these difficult times”, as he watches two patients do exercises to learn to walk with prosthetics.
Von der Leyen: “The Council is united on the historic choice of Ukraine in the European Union”
Regarding the granting of EU candidate status to Ukraine, “the challenge is to leave the European Council with a unified position that reflects the scale of these historic decisions.” This was stated by the President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen while speaking with a group of international media, including the American News Agency (ANSA), on her way back from her visit to Kyiv. “I hope we can say, looking back over the past 20 years, that we made the right decision by ‘showing’ that we are not shy and with a closed mind,” von der Leyen added.
Blinken: “The Russians deserve to live without oppression”
Russians, like people around the world, “deserve to live without oppression and to be able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms without fear of reprisal.” This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation. “Unfortunately, this is not the reality in Russia today,” says the State Department. “The Russian government is trying to keep its citizens in a state of ignorance about the atrocities it is committing against the Ukrainian people” and “The Kremlin’s war has left Russia internationally isolated and handed Russian citizens the possibility to build a better future in harmony with their neighbours.”
At least 287 children have died since the outbreak of war in Ukraine
Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, 287 children have died and more than 508 have been injured, according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office. Most of the victims are children in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev, Chernihiv, Luhansk, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Zaporozhye regions. They emphasize that in Ukraine these data are not final: in many areas where hostilities continue, and in the occupied territories, counting is now impossible. The United Nations reported that 3,974 civilians were killed as a result of the Russian aggression at the end of May, including 259 children.
Kyiv: “We are still checking the Azot plant in Severodonetsk”
Serhiy Heyday, governor of the Lugansk region, confirmed that Ukraine still retains control of the Azot chemical plant in Severdontsk, where hundreds of civilians are allegedly located. On Saturday, Rodion Miroshnik, who represents the Russian occupation authorities in Lugansk, said civilians had begun to leave the plant, adding that the rest were “hostages.” In the factory’s underground air raid shelters, there will be about 200 factory employees and 800 civilians.
Beijing: “China has never supplied Moscow with weapons”
The Beijing government opposes Russia’s supply of arms against Ukraine, and China has never provided any material support to Moscow during the current crisis: Defense Minister Wei Fengyi emphasized this at the Shangri-La Security Summit, the Dialogue, in Singapore. The Chinese defense minister noted that China supports peace talks and opposes “the supply of arms and maximum pressure”. “What is the root cause of this crisis? Who is the mastermind behind it? Who loses more? Who can gain more? Who promotes peace and who adds fuel to the fire? I think we all know the answers to these questions,” without giving an answer.
Kyiv: “We are repelling the Russian attack on Severodonetsk”
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army said that the Russians had carried out “unsuccessful” attacks on Severdonetsk in the Donbass, noting that Ukrainian soldiers had driven away the Moscow army near Vrobivka, Mykolaiv and Vasilievka. According to the governor of Lugansk, Serhiy Haiday, the situation is still very difficult in the village of Toshkivka, located in the northwestern outskirts of Sverdonetsk; But the Ukrainian forces succeeded in blocking the Russian advance near Popasna.
USA: Russia took control of Luhansk in a few weeks
Russia will likely take control of the entire Luhansk region of Ukraine within a few weeks. This was stated by a US defense official, quoted by the Washington Post. The cities of Severodonetsk and Lesichansk are already under great pressure and could fall under the weight of Russian forces within a week, the US official said, with the Russian advance coming at a heavy cost to its military in terms of dead and wounded.
In Severodonetsk, civilians began to leave the Azot plant
Civilian refugees at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk began to leave the compound. This was reported by the TASS news agency, citing the Luhansk ambassador to Russia. Inside the plant there are about 800 people, both military and civilians, and Moscow has issued an alert to the occupants who are shielded at the plant.
Von der Leyen in Kyiv: “A short important decision on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union”
Ursula von der Leyen Yesterday he visited Kyiv. The date of the meeting with Zelensky has been set: on the table is Ukraine’s candidacy for a member of the European Union.
The Russian Embassy in Italy paid for Salvini’s trip to Moscow
Russia and Ukraine, today’s bulletin 12 June on the war
Council President Draghi, German Chancellor Schulz and President of the French Republic Macron in Kyiv by June 26. Biden: “Zelensky didn’t want to hear about the Russian invasion.” The Russian Embassy in Italy paid for Salvini’s trip to Moscow. Il Carroccio denies and threatens the lawsuits.
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Ukraine, direct dam destroyed near Kherson, exchange of accusations between Moscow and Kiev. Use: “many deaths”