Sergey Lavrov warns Westerners against further long-range weapons deliveries

Sergey Lavrov warns Westerners against further long-range weapons deliveries

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Cover image: A bridge connecting the city of Raihorodok to Lyman, in Russian hands, is destroyed, June 6, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

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  • Ukrainian President in Donbass. Volodymyr Zelensky visited Ukrainian troops on the front line in the east of the country on Sunday, June 5, where the war is raging against Russian forces, he announced in a video posted on social networks. . “We were in Lyssytchansk, we were in Soledar”, said the leader, who visited command posts in these localities near Sievierodonetsk. He also went to Zaporizhiawhere he met Mariupol residents who managed to flee.
  • Zaporizhia Oblast would be 60% controlled by the Russian army. According to its military governor, Oleksandr Staroukh, the region of south-eastern Ukraine is mainly in the hands of Moscow forces.
  • HAS Sievierodonetsk, each camp has claimed progress on the ground during the last twenty-four hours. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that Ukrainian military units were withdrawing from the city, “having suffered critical casualties in combat”. Ukrainian forces responded by saying they were seeking to regain full control of the city, before Luhansk region governor Serhi Haidai claimed control of half of Sievierodonetsk on Sunday evening.
  • Moscow attacks kyiv by surprise. The Ukrainian capital, which was resuming a semblance of normal life, was hit at dawn on Sunday by several Russian bombardments, the first since the end of April. “I heard about six explosions at 5:57 a.m.”, Natalia, 72, who was awakened by the shelling, told Agence France-Presse. One injured person was hospitalized, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced on Telegram.
  • In the region of Khersonwhere Ukraine is leading a counterattack, “Residents have left the village of Trudoliubivka” and Russian forces “continue to bombard the occupied territories and the positions of the Ukrainian army”assured the Ukrainian presidency, which warned of an increasingly likely humanitarian crisis in the areas controlled by the Russians.
  • Also in the South, kyiv reported an agricultural enterprise in the large port ofOdessa hit by a Russian cruise missile. According to initial information, the attack caused two ” victims “. HAS Mykolaivthe mayor reported the death of at least three civilians after a Russian bombardment.
  • UK to supply new rocket launchers to Ukraine. Following Washington, the British Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it would provide Ukraine with rocket launchers with a range of 80 kilometers to counter the Russian offensive. These multiple launch rocket systems (M270 MLRS) will allow“significantly increase the capabilities of the Ukrainian forces”the ministry said in a statement.
  • Ukraine’s top diplomat, Dmytro Kuleba, blasted French President Emmanuel Macron’s pleas not to be ‘humiliated’ Russiajudging that this position could only“humiliating France”.
  • US Chief of Staff General Mark Milley posted the determination of the United States to support Sweden and Finland before they join NATOon board of Kearsargethe largest US warship to ever dock in Stockholm harbour.

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