“The danger of an extraordinary crisis in Ukraine”

war in Ukraine, Latest news live. arm wrestling Kaliningradwith the application of European Union sanctions before Lithuania on ‘sanctioned’ cargo loads on rail but also on the road, it increases tension and puts my advisors He flies And Brussels, causing a state of alert and nervousness on the borders of Belarus and Russia with the Baltic states. Moscow defies the “siege” as a “hostile act” and threatens “retaliation” with dire consequences for the population.

Running out of ammunition and missiles and refueling difficulties, this is why the Russian operation faltered

Ukraine, live today

13.37 – No “consensus” was reached at the EU level on setting a ceiling for the price of natural gas. This is explained by a senior official in the European Union. Therefore, decisive steps in this direction are not expected from the European Council that begins tomorrow, despite the ongoing repercussions in Germany, to the extent that the energy issue, even if it will be part of the discussions because it is related to the war in Ukraine, is not part of the points officially on schedule of work. The source states that at the last European Council, “we instructed the Commission to work with partners on a joint proposal”, a task that “has not yet been completed”, given that only “three weeks” have passed. Also on how to implement a price cap between different countries “there are different ideas” and so far “we have not been able to reach a consensus on this concept”, but “the idea of ​​working on it remains” . Indeed, some heads of state and government say that “there is already market turmoil” and capping the price of gas “could make the situation worse”. He concludes that this is not an “easy” problem to solve

13.22 – Germany “strongly” rejects Moscow’s threats of revenge against Lithuania and calls for the withdrawal of these measures. Spokesman Stephen Hebestreet said this at a press conference in Berlin

12.43 – Two drones set fire to the Novoshakhtinsk plant in the Rostov region, a few kilometers from the Ukrainian border: this was reported by the press service of the refinery, citing RIA Novosti. There is some “drone wreckage” damage, the flames “extinguished”

12:16 – A Turkish delegation met with Russian government officials in Moscow to discuss how to establish sea lanes to export grain from Ukrainian ports. Anadolu Agency declared, according to this, that the meeting was “positive”.

12.10 – One of the largest oil refineries in southern Russia – the Novoshakhtinsk plant in the Rostov region, a few kilometers from the Ukrainian border – was hit by a drone, which caused a fire. This was reported by the international media. “According to one version, the fire was caused by an attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on the technical facilities of the plant,” the governor of the region, Vasily Golubev, wrote on the Telegram website, adding that the site was fragments from the drone found. Interfax reported that the fire had been extinguished.

09.10 am – Prime Minister Maro Draghi, in his communications to the Chamber before the European Council, is essentially reviewing the speech he gave yesterday afternoon in the Senate. On June 23-24, the European Council will deal with the following topics: developments in the war in Ukraine and European support for Kiev; the humanitarian, food, energy and security implications of conflict; assistance to families and businesses affected by the crisis; prospects for EU enlargement; Draghi said: Follow-up to the conference on the future of Europe. “We are approaching the fourth month since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24. He added that Moscow continues to attack Ukrainian cities militarily in an attempt to extend its control over the region and strengthen its position. The fighting in Severodonic, in the Luhansk region, is especially fierce. The Russian bombing of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second most populous city, exacerbated the already terrible death toll and wounded. As of June 20, 4,569 civilians have died, and another 5,691 have been injured according to the United Nations. But the number is certainly much higher.”

9.18 am – Ukrainian photojournalist Max Levin and the soldier accompanying him, Oleksiy Chernyshov, were killed in cold blood by Russian forces. This was the result of an investigation by Reporters Without Borders, in the forest north of Kyiv, where their bodies were found on April 1. According to the report, Levin and Chernyshov were searching for a photojournalist’s missing drone in the woods around the capital. Reporters Without Borders said they found 14 bullet holes in the body of their burned-out car still at the scene.

09.23 am – Russian forces are approaching the city of Lysichansk in eastern Ukraine, while street fighting continues in nearby Severdontsk: the head of the Lugansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Gaidai, wrote on a telegram. Ukrinform news agency reports. “The Russians are approaching Lysychansk, they are entering the neighboring villages and attacking the city with air forces, tanks and artillery,” said Gaidai, speaking of three civilians and several wounded policemen. Then the governor indicates that the Russians are trying to repel the Ukrainian defense forces near Boryevsk and Voronov. “The situation is difficult in the direction of Bubasna – he continues -. The enemy entered Toshkivka and intensified its attacks on other settlements. The Russian occupier enters Ustinevka, Biddlesen and Myrna Donina. He launches an attack on Bella Hora. Jeday noted that it is not easy for our soldiers to maintain the defense near Hirsk.

9.01 am – The separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (PRD) in eastern Ukraine, have lost 55% of their combat forces since the beginning of the conflict, which indicates “the extraordinary wear and tear of Russian and pro-Russian forces in Donbass”. This was claimed by British intelligence, which identified in A new update is that as of June 16, the Refugee Protection Police authorities announced that 2,128 soldiers had been killed in the fighting and 8,897 wounded.

8.41 am – “Russia maintains up to three tactical battalions and airborne units in the Bryansk and Kursk regions.” This was stated on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in its daily summary of the ongoing hostilities, adding that “to the north the enemy fired mortars and artillery shells at the settlements of Seredina Buda, Myrobela, Sumy. Oblast, Grymyakh, Chernihiv Oblast. In the direction of Volyn and Polisia, the main efforts are concentrated on reconnaissance, on the engineering equipment of the sites and on the protection of the border with Belarus ».

8.12 – 324 children have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion of the country. 592 wounded. This was announced by the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office, explaining that the largest number of victims was recorded in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev and Chernihiv regions. Following the bombings, an eight-year-old girl was mortally wounded in the Kharkiv region last night. Five children, aged between 9 and 16 years, were wounded in an air strike near the Zolota Rybka Pond in Chasiv Yar, Bakhmut District, Donetsk Region. The bombing of Ukrainian towns and villages – the note adds – damaged 2,052 educational institutions, 210 of which were completely destroyed by the Russian armed forces.

7.57 am – Russian forces approach Lysychansk and bombard the city with aircraft. This was announced by the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Sergei Gaidai. “Street fighting continues in Severodonetsk – as announced on Telegram – the enemy again opened fire on the villages of Synetsky and Pavlograd, on the already destroyed bridges and twice on the Azot plant, damaging the plant. The Russians are trying to impede units of the defense forces near Borevsky and Voronov ». In the direction of Popasnyansky, according to Gaidai, the Russians are already entrenching in Ustynivka, Pidlisny, Myrna Dolyna and attacking Bila Gora.

7.06 am – Since February 23, as a result of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and the ensuing military escalation, the Financial Police, as a member of the Financial Security Committee, has launched targeted economic and heritage investigations into individuals and entities included in the restrictive measures issued by the European Union. The audits included more than 1,100 people who contributed to the threat or threat to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. This is what emerged from the operating budget of the Guardia di Finanza from January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, which was released on the occasion of the 248th anniversary of the foundation’s foundation.

6.37 am – The Russians continue to fire on the border areas of the Sumy region in northern Ukraine, where yesterday 4 people were injured by the attacks of Russian kamikaze drones on June 21. Dmytro Zivitsky, Head of the Regional Military Administration, writes on Facebook. “42 explosions were recorded on the territory of the local community,” Zivitskyi added. The bombing destroyed homes, agricultural buildings, a school and a village council. At one site, a public park was bombed and destroyed.

5.45 am – Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told TASS that the Russian embassy in Washington has not yet received any inquiries from the US administration regarding two American mercenaries captured in Ukraine. “There were no requests to the embassy,” he said in response to media questions. “I do not confirm that I received such a request from the United States,” the head of the Russian diplomatic mission said. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said yesterday that the US administration “is in contact with Russian authorities regarding US citizens who may have been captured fighting in Ukraine.”.

2.32 am – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his usual video message at the end of the day, said that the seventh EU sanctions package against Russia should be approved as soon as possible. “In all negotiations with foreign partners, I constantly stress that the seventh EU sanctions package is required as soon as possible. Russia should feel the increasing pressure of war and its aggressive anti-European policy,” the Ukrainian leader said, referring to new Russian threats to Lithuania and energy pressures on some countries. According to some international media, the European Union is considering imposing sanctions on Russian gold as part of the next package of restrictive measures against Moscow.

1.30 am – The Russian army achieved success in eastern Ukraine. According to local media reports, the Kyiv military staff announced this, explaining that the invading forces occupied the villages of Biddlesen and Myrna Dolina in the southwest of the city of Severodonetsk and obtained “partial successes” near the settlement of Hersk in Luhansk. Oblast. Earlier today, Kyiv announced the surrender of the village of Toshkivka, located on the eastern front line.

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