Ukraine Russia, news of today’s war | Johnson challenges Putin: “We will train thousands of Ukrainians”

From Francesco Battistini, Lorenzo Cremonese, Andrea Nicastro

On Saturday, June 18, news of the war was broadcast live. Von der Leyen hears Zelensky after yes to the EU candidacy. Family of ex-US sergeant Drwick in Russian hands: ‘He’s alive’

• The war in Ukraine has reached the 115th day.

• The historic mission of the three European leaders – Draghi, Schulz and Macron – who met Ukrainian President Zelensky on Thursday, June 16 in Kyiv.


Kyiv reported that “the fierce struggle for Luhansk continues” and that the Russians were attacking from nine directions.
• Yes, Brussels has the status of a “candidate country” for Ukraine and Moldova
• Russia tried to infiltrate the International Court in The Hague with a spy.
• Enel sells its 56.4% stake in Russia for 137 million euros
• Boris Johnson: “We will train thousands of Ukrainians in a few months.”
• Putin’s speech at the Saint Petersburg Forum: “The world dominated by the United States of America is over.”

7:29 am – ‘Ukraine with its former borders no longer exists’

That the ongoing operation in Ukraine is nothing but a “special military operation” is now clear to the world, despite the Kremlin’s constant denials.

But if a new element was needed to remember, it was provided today by a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, who spoke to Sky News Arabia – in an interview largely covered by Russia’s RIA Novosti Agency – said: “The Ukraine we knew, inside Those borders, they don’t exist anymore. And that won’t be the case anymore. It’s clear. Those borders don’t exist anymore.”

06:11 – Family of former US sergeant Drwick: ‘He’s alive’

“He’s alive,” Alexander Drake’s family says. The former army sergeant, who is feared to end up in the hands of the Russians after his disappearance in Ukraine this month, will appear alive – the family said – in a new video circulating online in which he addresses his mother, Louis. “Mom, I just want to tell you that I am alive and that I hope to be home as soon as possible,” she says, expressing her love for her parents and their dog Diesel, but without revealing where she is.

The family said that Druck, like other American veterans, went to Ukraine to teach that country’s forces how to use American weapons. The soldier appeared on video the same day the Kremlin-controlled newspaper Russia Today reported that he and another American, former Marine Andy Tai Huynh, surrendered to the Russian army after being abandoned by Ukrainian leaders. Former Marine Corps officer Grady Corbasi, the third veteran, has been missing in Ukraine since April. A fourth, Willie Joseph Cancel, was killed in May. The US administration claims it does not know the whereabouts of the three missing ex-soldiers, but has advised Americans not to go or stay in Ukraine.

06:02 – Zelensky: “The historic opening of the European Union candidacy”

Historic achievement. This is how the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, commented on the green light of the European Union Commission for Ukraine’s candidacy. “We are one step away from the start of full integration with the European Union.” Volodymyr Zelensky, in a video message on social media, said that the European Commission’s recommendation to “candidate is a historic achievement for all those who work for the benefit of our state.” Reference to the Commission’s recommendation to the Council of the European Union to appoint Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership. “It remains only to wait for the decision of the European Council,” which stated that Ukraine “did everything in its power to ensure that this step was also positive,” Zelensky added. For the president, Kyiv “deserves it” because “Ukrainian values ​​are European values. Ukrainian institutions maintain their resilience even in conditions of war ».

05:52 – Von der Leyen hears Zelensky after yes to the EU candidacy

Telephone call between the President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky After the European Executive Authority approved the candidacy of Ukraine. “I was very moved by President Zelensky’s words over the phone today, following our recommendation to grant Ukraine candidate status. Ukrainians can count on the Commission on their way to the EU,” he wrote in a tweet.

05:46 – Russia tried to infiltrate the Hague International Court with a spy

(Andrea Marinelli and Guido OlympioTwelve-year-old Victor Muller-Ferreira is rumored to be Brazilian, originally from Niterói. And in order not to be mistaken in recounting his past, he put together a plot that he memorizes. A story full of details he gave when he met someone.

Here is the full article.

05:42 – Boris Johnson: “Ready to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 4 months”

Boris Johnson offered to launch a major training operation for Ukrainian forces, which Plans to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days. British media reported this. The training will take place outside Ukraine. Johnson said the plan would turn the tide of the war.

05:38 – Enel leaves Moscow

Enel sells its 56.4% stake in Russia for 137 million euros. As expected for some time, the group led by Francesco Starace left the business in Russia as well. On June 16, agreements were signed on the sale of the entire share owned by it in the capital of Pjsc Enel Russia. In particular, the Energy Group signed two separate agreements, respectively, with Pjsc Lukoil and the closed mutual fund Gazprombank-Frezia for the sale of the entire stake owned by Enel Russia, equal to 56.43 percent of the capital of the latter company. , for approximately 137 million euros.

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