News of the war Monday, June 20 live. According to the NYT, Moscow has used at least 210 cluster munitions banned under international treaties.
• The war in Ukraine has reached the 117th day.
• Commanders of the Azov Regiment who were captured at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol are being held in the Lefortovo prison in Moscow, TASS reports, citing a Russian fortress.
• Former Prime Minister Medvedev disdain for Europe in a Telegram post: The European Union could disappear before Ukraine could enter.
• NATO warns: the war may last years.
• The Verkhovna Rada has approved a bill prohibiting the import and distribution of books and editorial products from Russia, Belarus and territories temporarily occupied by Russian forces in Ukraine. Music limits were also set, with public performances, performances, and concerts banned for Russian citizens.
• The Ukrainian counterattack began to regain control of Kherson: air raids, sabotage and partisan attacks (here the military point).
7:35 a.m. – Lithuania has isolated the Kaliningrad outpost. Russian media outrage: This is how disputes arise
(Marco AmarisioThis is how wars begin. This is what it comes down to. Fearing that the wishes of the propaganda prince of the Kremlin will be fulfilled, Vladimir Solovyev, now also a well-known face on our television, begins every time he hears about the Baltic states screaming, demanding their immediate conquest on even in the days, nuclear annihilation in the stranger.
strip of land
The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has been called in a thousand ways since the war until today. A buffer zone, military post, strongpoint, or Achilles’ heel, because it could serve as a direct threat to Europe but might also find itself completely isolated in the event of a conflict. What seemed certain from the start that this narrow strip of land between Poland and Lithuania, a legacy of World War II, could soon become a barometer of the new geopolitical instability resulting from the invasion of Ukraine. Judging by recent events, the fever is on the rise. Last Saturday, the Lithuanian government banned the transit of goods subject to international sanctions to Russia by rail on its territory. An unannounced measure paralyzes traffic in Moscow Kaliningrad region, a small piece of Russia Looking out over the Baltic Sea, it is no coincidence that there are nuclear-capable Iskander missiles, but without a land border with the mother country, closed by two countries that join the European Union.
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07:10 am – European ministers meet on grain mass
Today, in Luxembourg, EU foreign ministers will discuss ways to do so Release millions of tons of grain
He stopped in Ukraine due to the blockade of the Russian port on the Black Sea during a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.
Ukraine is a major supplier of wheat globally, but since Russia invaded it, its shipments have stopped and more than 20 million tons are held in silos. The European Union supports UN efforts to broker a deal to resume Ukrainian maritime exports in exchange for facilitating Russian food and fertilizer exports, but a green light from Moscow is required.
07:00 – Zelensky: a historic week between Ukraine and the EU, but Russia will be more hostile
Tomorrow (today, editor) begins a truly historic week. A week to hear EU response
On the status of the candidate for Ukraine. We already have a positive decision from the European Commission, and at the end of the new week there will be a response from the European Council. I am convinced that only a positive decision meets the interests of the whole of Europe. We will take every opportunity to defend the European perspective of Ukraine, for each of us, and to gather new supporters for us.
So is the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky In a video address posted last night. It is clear – as he said again – that we should expect more hostile activity from Russia. On purpose and in an explanatory manner. Exactly this week. And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries. We are preparing. we are ready. We warn allies.
The occupiers gather forces in the direction of Kharkiv, in the Zaporizhzhia region. They hit our fuel infrastructure again – they want to make the fuel situation worse. Of course we will answer that too. Heavy fighting continues in Donbass. The Russian army uses the largest number of artillery there, the largest number of offensive forces. But Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka and other hot spots are still standing.. Our people are like this. Our army is resisting. He concluded his speech by saying: “I am grateful to everyone whose strength today means our victory tomorrow.
01:07 – CNN, according to 007 USA, Moscow will try to undermine midterm vote
Moscow will likely try to discourage voting and undermine American confidence in the November midterm elections, in retaliation for the US-led Western response to the invasion of Ukraine. CNN Citing a new declassified document from the Intelligence Bureau of the Ministry of Interior. We expect Russian interference in the 2022 midterm elections, as Russia sees this activity as a just response to Washington’s actions and an opportunity to undermine the global position of the United States and influence US decisions, the report said. The main threats to the nation until 2022. The CNN He explains that homeland security and national security officials are concerned that Russia will exploit US divisions in the midterm elections to provoke a backlash of anger and violence. For example, with minor hacks that damage local electoral systems, with the deliberate aim of drawing attention (without downloading it to third parties) and using maneuvering to sow further conspiracies on the integrity of voting in the USA, while amplifying problems on social networks. The effort aims to reconcile suspicions raised by Donald Trump and his allies with false accusations of mass election fraud.
11:45 p.m. – NYT: Russians used more than 210 banned munitions
The The New York Times She identified, through more than 1,000 photos of her reporters and other sources, more than 2,000 munitions used by Russian forces in Ukraine, the vast majority of which are unguided. According to the newspaper, more than 210 munitions belong to widely prohibited types under various international treaties. Almost all of them were cluster munitions, including their submunitions, which posed a grave danger to civilians for decades after the end of the war, adding that it appears that more than 330 other weapons were used against or near the facilities. civilians.
11:44 pm – Zelensky: Russian raids will increase next week
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that he expects Russia to escalate its attacks on Ukraine while Ukraine awaits the European Union’s decision to grant it candidate country status. Obviously, we should expect Russia to intensify its hostile activities this week, Zelensky said in his video night address, to give an example. And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries. We are preparing. He added that we are ready. Reports on guardian.
7:47 pm – Governor Luhansk: difficult situation, fierce battles in Severodonetsk
The most difficult military situation in Ukraine is in the Luhansk region. Governor Sergei Haiday said this by assessing the fighting in the region on Telegram. In Severodonetsk – he says – fierce battles continue, and the enemies are trying to take full control of the city, but they fail and suffer heavy losses. Today – continues Haidai – the Russians tried to make a change in the Toshkivka region, they even succeeded, but after the work of our artillery, the occupiers were defeated and their attack was repelled. Finally, the city of Lysichansk, which is under Ukrainian control, but is constantly bombed, according to the governor, stressing that despite this, shipments are delivered daily by trucks and the evacuation continues. Only today – reports on the Telegram of the state emergency service, Ses – 18 civilians were evacuated from Lysychansk in their cars. The column reached a safe city in the Donetsk region.
7:36 PM – Mike Tyson on video for Ukraine: I’m with you
Hello Ukrainians, I’m Mike Tyson and I’m on your side: This is how the former boxing champion expressed his support for Ukraine at war with Russia in a short video relaunched by the Ukrainian Boxing Federation on Twitter. It is not the first time that the former world heavyweight champion has participated in the Ukrainian crisis: A few days ago, a controversial American broadcaster Alex Jones, a supporter of many conspiracy theories, proposed to him to mediate between Moscow and Kiev. Possibly rejected by Iron Mike, stating that you should look at the different levels of things, and think ahead before doing something. Jones reminded Tyson when former basketball player Dennis Rodman went to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, a meeting that Jones said eased tensions between North Korea and Washington.
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