Zelensky denies anchor suggestion Trump prevented Russian invasion
Russia’s ambassador walked out of a UN Security Council meeting in which Moscow was accused of setting up a global food crisis and committing war crimes in Ukraine.
A visibly annoyed Vassily Nebenzia left the chamber during a statement by the President of the European Council to the 15-member body, telling reporters that he “couldn’t stay” because of “the lies that Charles Michel (President of the Council) came here to distribute.” .
Speaking directly to Nebenzia as he left a meeting on reports of sexual violence in Ukraine, Michel said: “You can leave the room, maybe it’s easier not to hear the truth.”
That came as Moscow threatened it would try to seize more territory from Ukraine if Western nations went ahead with plans to supply Kyiv with long-range rockets, which Britain promised to do on Monday after the first Russian attacks on Kyiv since April.
Meanwhile, intense fighting continues in Sievierodonetsk, the main battleground in the east, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has insisted that – despite Russian forces having a numerical advantage – Ukrainian forces have “every chance” to fight back.
Russia’s progress has stalled in the last week, says UK
Russia’s progress through May on the southern axis of Popasna has stalled over the past week, the British Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
Reports of heavy bombing near Izium suggest Russia is preparing to make a renewed effort on the northern axis, the ministry said in its daily bulletin.
“Russia will almost certainly need to achieve a breakthrough on at least one of these axes to translate tactical gains into success at the operational level and progress towards its political objective of controlling the entire Donetsk Oblast,” the ministry added.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 07:09
Several thousand dolphins may have died during the war, warn scientists
Scientists studying the Black Sea claim that “several thousands” of dolphins died in the region during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, raising concerns about the war’s effect on marine ecosystems.
Ivan Rusev, director of research at Ukraine’s Tuzla Estuaries National Natural Park, said in a Facebook post that marine mammals were appearing on the Black Sea coast, bordering several countries including Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania. .
Photos shared by Rusev showed dolphins washed ashore with what he claims were war-related injuries, including burn marks from bombs.
Reports from Vishwam Sankaran.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 6:54 am
Russia seeks another key city in the southeast
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian troops intend to capture Zaporizhzhia, a large city in the south-east of the country, which would allow the Russian military to advance closer to the center of the country.
The wartime president said on Monday that peace talks with Russia were at “level zero” and, meanwhile, “the most threatening situation” has developed in the Zaporizhzhia region, part of which has already been taken over by the Russia.
“The enemy wants… to occupy the city of Zaporizhzhia,” Zelenskyy said.
In southern Ukraine, Russia has already taken the large Ukrainian cities of Kherson and Mariupol. The Zaporizhzhia region, with a population of 1.6 million, is one of the largest industrial centers in southeastern Ukraine. The city itself has 722,000 people.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 06:38
Zelensky rewards soldiers on the front line
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded soldiers on the front lines of battle in the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region.
Earlier, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said the Ukrainian military had regained control of half of Sievierodonetsk – a city in eastern Ukraine that is key to Moscow’s goal of completing the capture of the industrial Donbas region.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 06:01
Russia starts returning Azovstal bodies
Dozens of Ukrainian fighters killed at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in the port city of Mariupol have been returned to Ukraine by Russian occupiers.
The dead taken from the bombed mill ruins were transferred to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where DNA tests are underway to identify the remains, the Associated Press reported.
The Azov regiment was among Ukrainian units that defended the steelworks for nearly three months before surrendering in May under relentless Russian attacks by land, sea and air.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky said there could be more than 2,500 steel mill prisoners now being held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine.
“But it’s the 103rd day and the Ukrainian Donbas are standing. It stands firm,” Zelensky said in his nightly address to the nation.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 5:40 am
Two killed in Russian bombing of Donbas
Two civilians were killed and 12 wounded in Donbass due to incessant Russian shelling, Ukrainian defense forces said on Monday.
Joint Forces Ukraine Operation said it repelled 10 Russian attacks, destroying one tank, three artillery systems, two armored fighting vehicles, one vehicle and two ammunition depots.
It claimed that Vladimir Putin’s forces fired on more than 20 settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, destroying 48 civilian infrastructure, including 42 residential buildings.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 5:21 am
Nadine Dorries incorrectly claims the UK is ‘at war with Ukraine’
British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries incorrectly told Sky News that the UK is “at war with Ukraine”.
Dorries was defending Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he faces a no-confidence vote from Conservative lawmakers.
A staunch supporter of the prime minister, Dorries was criticizing former Conservative minister Jeremy Hunt, who today urged his party to “vote for change”.
Dorries claimed that the “potential candidate for leadership” was wrong in saying that he would not issue a leadership challenge “while we are at war with Ukraine”, and would later issue such a challenge.
Nadine Dorries incorrectly claims the UK is ‘at war with Ukraine’
Government Minister Nadine Dorries incorrectly told Sky News’ Beth Rigby that the UK is “at war with Ukraine”. Mrs. Dorries was criticizing former Conservative minister Jeremy Hunt, who today urged his party to “vote for change”. with Ukraine”, and later launch this challenge. Click here to subscribe to our newsletters.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 5:20 am
Russia imposes retaliatory sanctions
Russia has imposed sanctions on 61 US officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and the heads of major defense and media companies.
The personal sanctions, which ban nominees from entering Russia, were imposed in retaliation for “constantly expanding US sanctions against Russian political and public figures, as well as representatives of domestic companies.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the individuals were the heads of major military-industrial corporations, media platforms, rating agencies, and aviation and shipbuilding companies, as well as individual US State Department officials “involved in reporting false reports about ‘malicious’ Russian cyberattacks”.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarJune 7, 2022 5:09 am
Cyberattacks against Ukrainian officials’ cellphones, says Kyiv
The phones of Ukrainian authorities were hacked, said the deputy head of Ukraine’s Special State Communications Service.
“We see many attempts to hack the phones of Ukrainian authorities, particularly with the spread of malware,” Victor Zhora told reporters at an online press conference meant to mark 100 days since Russian forces crossed the border.
Zhora said his service has so far seen no evidence that Ukrainian devices have been compromised.
The ability to remotely and invisibly hack these devices using sophisticated spy software – sometimes called a “zero click” hack because it requires no victim interaction – is particularly feared, with senior European Commission officials having been targeted by such software recently.
Zhora said he and his colleagues were aware of the threat of zero-click intrusions, but declined to comment on whether they were aware of such attempts against their own devices, adding, “We continue to monitor this.”
Andy GregoryJune 7, 2022 4:19 am
West will continue to support Ukraine out of respect for D-Day soldiers, says US military chief
The United States and its allies will continue to provide “significant” support to Ukraine out of respect for the legacy of the D-Day soldiers, whose victory over the Nazis helped usher in a new world order and a “better peace”, the Council president said. said the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In an interview with the Associated Press overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, Army General Mark Milley said that Russia’s war against Ukraine undermines the rules established by allied countries after the end of World War II. He spoke on the 78th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Allied troops on the beaches of France, which led to the overthrow of Nazi Germany’s occupation.
A fundamental rule of the “rules-based global order” is that “countries cannot attack other countries with their military forces in acts of aggression unless it is an act of pure self-defense,” he stressed. “But that’s not what happened here in Ukraine. What happened here is an open and unequivocal act of aggression.”
“I think the United States and allied countries are providing significant support to Ukraine, and that will continue,” he said.
Andy GregoryJune 7, 2022 3:40 am