Update 14:00 WSJ: US to deliver depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine
US to deliver depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine This was reported by the Wall Street Journal citing a US official. Depleted uranium munitions have already raised concerns and criticism about their effects on health and the environment. According to a Wall Street Journal source, the decision came after weeks of internal debate within the Biden administration over how to equip the Abrams tanks that the U.S. already provides to Kiev.
Update 13:30 US Embassy in Ukraine: Lies from Moscow, the truth of war is in pictures
“Another night of Russian missiles, another morning of destroyed homes. Regardless of the lies spewed by Russia’s spokesmen about the war against Ukraine, attacks on civilians and disasters, this morning’s images make clear the terrible truth in Ukraine” – Bridget Brink commented on Russian attacks in the country last night.
Update 13:00 Moscow: Leopard tanks and US Bradley vehicles seized
Several German-made Panther tanks and American Bradley armored personnel carriers have been captured by Russian forces in fighting in Ukraine’s Zaporozhye region. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow made the announcement by releasing a video of the vehicles.
Update 12:00 A factory in St. Petersburg is on fire
A major fire today at a factory in St. Petersburg: Russian media reported on Telegram channels. The factory is located on Vitebsk Prospect, in the area of Ring Road and Kupchino Metro Station. The fire was reported at 7.50 local time and rescue teams rushed to the spot. There is no information about the cause of the fire and the casualties.
UPDATE 11:20 The Krivoi Rog attack has been strongly condemned by the UN
Today, the UN strongly condemned Russia’s attack on the town of Krivoy Rog in central Ukraine, which killed at least six people and injured more than 20 others. “Russia’s invasion has once again caused casualties and suffering for the Ukrainian people. Scores of civilians were killed and injured in an attack on a residential building this morning in Krivoi Rog. International humanitarian law is clear: civilians and civilian infrastructure are not targets!”, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Denis Browne tweeted. wrote
Update 10:30 Krivoy Rog Mayor: Death toll rises to 6
A resident of a Kryvyi Rih building hit by a Russian rocket shows the aftermath in his apartment.
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The death toll in the Russian attack in the central Ukrainian city of Krivoy Rog has risen to six, Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said in a telegram. “Unfortunately six people have already died,” wrote the mayor of the Ukrainian president’s hometown of Volodymyr Zelenskyi. Earlier it was reported that 25 people were injured, 10 of whom were in critical condition and another three in critical condition, Vilkulve said.
UPDATE 09:50 Kyiv General Staff: Russia loses 216,650 soldiers in Ukraine
“216,650 dead Russian soldiers in Ukraine”, on June 13, General Staff of Ukraine, Russia also lost 3,935 tanks, 7,642 armored fighting vehicles, 6,473 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,766 artillery systems, 601 multiple missile systems, 36 missile systems, , 314 planes, 300 helicopters, 3,309 drones and 18 boats.
UPDATE 09:30 NATO, Germany: Air Defender 23 to demonstrate defense capability
According to Article 5 of NATO, an attack on one member is considered an attack against all, and membership privileges must be recognized by all members. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on Monday that NATO air forces were “of fundamental importance in the event of an attack, because they are the first to act to protect people”. Pistorius said the exercise was “aimed at making it clear that NATO and the German Air Force are ready to defend themselves”. The same is true of Russian President Vladimir Putin and anyone who “threatens our freedom and security,” he added on national television.
Update 09:20 US extends economic sanctions on Belarus for one year
US President Joe Biden has announced that the US government will extend economic sanctions against Belarus for another year over the Minsk government’s continued repression of its citizens and its support for Russia’s war in Ukraine. “The actions and policies of certain members of the government of Belarus and others, as well as the harmful actions and chronic abuses of the Belarusian regime, continue to pose an extraordinary and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” Biden wrote in his message to Congress. Belarus was initially labeled a national security threat due to the government’s widespread human rights abuses and widespread corruption in the 2006 elections.
Update 09:10 Crimea, without water supply for a year
Four Ukrainian regions will have water supply problems, and the destruction of the dam means that water from the Khakovka reservoir will not reach Crimea for “at least a year,” said Ihor Sirot, head of Ukraine’s state energy company Ugrihydronergo. “There is no water supply, because the water level in the Khakovka Reservoir is already far below what is needed to go to the Crimean Canal. Therefore, Crimea will not have water for at least a year,” he explained to Ukrainian mass media.
Update 09:00 Kyiv: Air defense shoots down 10 of 14 Russian missiles
Anti-aircraft defenses destroyed 10 of the 14 missiles the Russians fired at Ukraine on the night of June 13. This was reported by Rbc-Ukraine, citing the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to initial reports, the Russians launched 14 Kh-101/555 cruise missiles, 10 of which were destroyed by air defenses. The Russians also launched an air strike with 4 Shahed.
Update 08:00 Zelensky: Tough battles, but we’re making progress
“We’re moving forward.” Volodymyr Zelensky photographed the advance of Ukraine’s armed forces in a counteroffensive that could mark a turning point in the war with Russia. “The battles are very difficult, but we are moving forward, which is very important. The losses imposed on the enemy are what we need”, the words of the President. “Although the weather is not favorable these days and the rain complicates our work, the strength of our players brings results.” The most important and violent clashes take place in Tavria and Khortytsia regions. From the military leaders, Zelensky says, “news comes about the successes we need to consolidate positions at the front and the steps we can take to break other Russian lines,” he adds.
Update 07:00 USA, 325 million new aid package to Kiev
The United States is preparing to announce a new $325 million aid package to Ukraine that includes Bradley and Stryker combat vehicles. Citing multiple Pentagon sources, the New York Times reports that the new package will be announced on Tuesday. The help comes as Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin prepares to travel to Brussels for a series of NATO meetings.
Update 02:01 – Blinken: A successful Ukrainian counteroffensive could force Putin to negotiate an end to the war
A successful Ukrainian counteroffensive could force Russian President Vladimir Putin to negotiate with Kiev to end Russia’s war on Ukraine, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said at a press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani in Washington on June 12.
UPDATE 01:40 – Khakovka disaster causes more than $4 billion in damage to irrigation infrastructure
Ukraine’s agriculture ministry announced on June 12 that the collapse of the Khakovka dam caused 150-160 billion hryvnias ($4.1-4.3 billion) worth of damage to Ukraine’s water supply system.
Update 00:15 Germany, France and Poland maintain support for Ukraine “as long as needed”
Germany, France and Poland will continue their support for Ukraine “as long as necessary,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday evening after a meeting in Paris with French and Polish presidents Emmanuel Macron and Andrzej Duda. .
“Germany, France and Poland maintain close solidarity with Ukraine. We will maintain support as long as necessary,” Olaf Scholz was quoted as saying by Tagesschau.de website.
“Unity is our strength, and this was underestimated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who decided to launch this invasion,” said Olaf Scholz, calling on Russia to halt the military invasion.
UPDATE 22:43 – Kyiv Independent- Denmark to supply $36 million worth of ammunition to Ukraine
Denmark will provide $36 million worth of ammunition to Ukraine, Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen and Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen told Politiken newspaper.
Update 22:00 – Blinken says it’s too early to assess the chances of a Ukrainian counterattack
On Monday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said it was too early to tell exactly where Ukraine’s counteroffensive was headed.
But Washington is confident that Kiev will continue to succeed in reclaiming territory occupied by Russia.
Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Blinken said the United States is committed to increasing its support for Ukraine so it can succeed on the battlefield.
He said a “solid” package of political and practical support for Ukraine could be expected at the next NATO summit in Vilnius.
BREAKING NEWS – Russian forces destroy another dam to slow Ukrainian counterattack.
As Ukraine enters the seventh day of operations to rescue victims of the destruction of the Khakovka hydroelectric power plant in the Kherson region, the Russian military also blew up a small dam across the Mokhri Yali River.
Ukrainian forces moved on both banks of the river, south of the town of Velika Novosilka, announcing the liberation of a series of villages: Blahotatne on the east bank; Neskuchne, Makarivka and Storozheve on the west side, the Guardian reported.
The exact location of the dam is in the village of Klychov in Russian territory.
The Drive cites satellite data provider Sentinel Hub as showing almost all water coming out of the Staromlinivske Reservoir behind the dam.
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