On Monday, June 6, the 103rd day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kiev claimed that they had recaptured “half” of Sieverodonetsk and advanced on the town of Donbass amid heavy shelling by Russian forces.
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3 Volodymyr Zelensky visited his troops on the front line on Sunday, East of the country, where he spoke with the military, he announced in a video. The President of Ukraine also visited Zaporizhia where he met with the residents of Mariupol.
Capital of Ukraine KievThe man, who was returning to normal life, was injured on Sunday morning Several Russian attacksThe first at the end of April.
The Ukrainian army said on Sunday that it had resumed “Half” of Sievierodonetsk And in the midst of heavy shelling by Russian forces, this is the advance of the main town of Donbass.
3 Ukraine will not play in FIFA World Cup. The national team lost 1-0 to Wales in the play-off final on Sunday night in Cardiff.
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07:59: The aim of Sunday’s Kiev attack is probably to disrupt Western equipment supplies, says UK MoD
According to a daily update from the UK Ministry of Defense, “ Russian Kh-101 air launch cruise missile [qui] Kiev railway infrastructure hit, [avaient] Possibly intended to disrupt the supply of Western military equipment to Ukrainian front line units “
In Donbass, where heavy fighting is taking place in the town of Siviarodonetsk, “ Russian forces continue to push towards Sloviansk as part of efforts to encircle Ukrainian forces 7, the ministry analyzes, which relies on information from British intelligence.
” At sea, after the cruiser lost to Moscow in April, Russian forces probably transferred numerous air defense resources to the island of Serps in the western Black Sea, including SA-15 and SA-22. The weapons were probably intended to provide air defense for Russian naval ships operating around Serpent’s Island. A
7:32 am: A visit to the front, evidence of “confidence” and “courage” for Volodymyr Zelensky
The battlefield trip gave Volodymyr Zelensky an important overview of the military campaign and boosted the morale of his troops at the front lines, said former Australian Army General Mick Ryan. It also proves that his ” Complete confidence in his army And he has worked to strengthen the differences between his leadership style and that of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, he added on Twitter. ” I am fairly certain that Putin will not at any time accept invitations to visit Russian troops in Ukraine – but well-equipped – with sick and ill leadership. “, He went further.
As our special correspondent in Ukraine mentions, what fascinates us on this trip is the journey. Gulliver Craig : Volodymyr Zelensky did not go anywhere in the front row, he went to Lysitchansk, this city on the other side of the river, right next to Sivirodonetsk, where the Russian fire was essential. These two cities, he noted, are the number one targets of the Russians at the moment and are where the fiercest fighting is taking place.
The President of Ukraine could not have chosen a more developed place in the front row and this was clearly intended to show his courage. A courage that he demonstrated by staying in Kiev at the very beginning of the attack and flaunting himself on the streets of the Ukrainian capital while millions of people were fleeing the capital. The courage he displayed in late February served to boost the country’s morale, which was widely welcomed in Ukraine, among those who did not vote for him.
The message to the people is that Ukraine will be able to resist. This morning I was able to reach a citizen of Lyssytchansk who is no longer in town. He moved out but his relatives are still there and he said he was very impressed. ” It gives us hope. A
07:06: UK will supply rocket launchers to Ukraine
The United Kingdom will supply Ukraine with an 80-kilometer range of rocket launchers to counter Russia’s attack, the defense ministry announced on Monday, taking over responsibility from Washington. This will be the Multiple Launch Rocket System (M270 MLRS). ” Significantly increased the capacity of Ukrainian forces The ministry said in a statement.
This decision was taken in 2012 Intimate coordination With the United States, which last week announced the delivery of Himers systems with a range of 80 kilometers, meaning multiple rocket launchers mounted on light armor. The Ukrainians have for some time called for multiple rocket launchers that allow them to hit deep Russian positions while placing more batteries in front of them.
Concerned about avoiding the United States as a co-warrior, however, US President Joe Biden has refused to supply Ukraine with long-range rocket launcher systems that could reach Russia, despite repeated requests from Kiev for such weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would hit new targets if the West supplied long-range missiles, saying the current weapons supply was aimed at “ Prolong the conflict “
In Siviarodonetsk, the Ukrainian army assures us that it is doing more than just hold on to itself and that it is returning to the ground. ” Half the city is under the control of our guards “The governor of the Lugansk region, Sergei Gaidai, assured in an interview broadcast on social networks that they are in process.” Progress “
As expected, he added, citing communication barriers from Russian command, the intensity of the Russian attack to occupy the city. “ Before June 10 “” We hope that, in the near future, they will be called upon to acquire all the reserves that they have access to, all the machines, all the troops. For this purpose, the governor assured.
For the Russians, their hand in the city will prove crucial for full control of the Donbass coalfield, which has already been partially occupied by pro-Russian separatists since 2014. Ukrainian resistance to Sieverodonetsk It is likely that Russian forces will continue to draw attention to the Luhansk region and thus weaken Russian defense efforts in the Kharkiv region and along the southern axis. “, The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) analyzed on Sunday.
6:45 am: Countries around Serbia close their airspace for Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov’s plane
European countries around Serbia have closed their airspace for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s plane, which was expected in Belgrade on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zakharova said. ” Today (…), countries around Serbia shut down communication channels for refusing to allow overflight of Sergei Lavrov’s plane bound for Serbia. “, He announced on Sunday evening, quoted by Russian press agencies, along with the Italian television channel La7.” The Russian delegation was scheduled to arrive in Belgrade for talks. But the EU and NATO member states have closed their airspace “, He added.
According to the Serbian daily Vesaranje Navosti, Serbia has three neighboring countries: Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro. A Russian diplomatic source was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying that the Russian minister’s visit had been canceled. “ Russian diplomacy has not yet learned to teleport “, Explained this source.
For his part, the deputy speaker of the Federation Council, Konstantin Kosatchev, the upper house of the Russian parliament, condemned Monday morning as a directive to close the airspace for Sergei Lavrov’s plane. ” Against Russia as a state and Serbia as a state “” I hope that the response will be general and very serious, not only in the form of diplomatic protests, but also in practical, specific steps. “, He wrote in the messaging telegram.
Sergei Lavrov has been targeted by European Union sanctions since February 25, the day after the invasion of Ukraine, by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was scheduled to meet in Belgrade with the Serbian president, his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic, and Patriarch Porfriz of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
06:30: Volodymyr Zelensky visits the front row of his troops
The Ukrainian president visited the front lines of his troops in Donbass on Sunday, he announced. Video of his night. ” We were in Lysitchansk, we were in Soledar “The leader said he went to a command post in the area near Siviarodonetsk, a town in Donbass where the fighting was going on. ” We have brought something for the army. I will not talk about it in detail “, He reported.
He also visited Bakhmaut, southwest of the Donetsk region, and spoke with troops, the presidency said.
During his visit, Volodymyr Zelensky “ Operational situational awareness on the defensive front line deepens “, Specified by the presidency.” I want to thank you for your great work, for your service, for all of us, for protecting our state. I am grateful to everyone He told them. “ Take care of yourself! “” I am proud of the people I have met, shook hands with, communicated with, and supported He said in his daily speech.
He further added that he had traveled to Zaporizia to meet with the residents of Mariupol who were able to escape this strategic port of the Azov Sea, which was almost completely destroyed by the Russian bombing. “ Each family has its own story. Most were without men “, He mentioned.” One’s husband has gone to war, another has a prisoner, yet another, unfortunately, has died. A tragic drama. No home, no love. But we have to live for the children. True heroes, they are in us. A
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