The Kremlin: “Peace is possible if Kyiv meets our requirements”
And the peace plan is possible after Ukraine fulfills all the requirements of the Russian side. ” This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. RIA Novosti report. In response to those who asked him what these requirements are, Peskov said that “Ukraine knows everything well.”
Bombardment of Skadovsk port: 1 dead
A civilian was killed in a Russian bombing of the Russian-occupied port of Skadovsk in southern Ukraine on June 22. This was announced by Mayor Oleksandr Yakovlev, according to Ukrainska Pravda. The mayor specified that the city’s infrastructure remains intact and urged residents to be vigilant.
USA Robots Field Dogs for Mine
The American magazine Foreign Policy reported that the US Army will provide one of the two robot dogs to help the American NGO HALO Trust remove mines in areas in Ukraine previously occupied by Russian forces near the capital, Kyiv. Chris Whatley, the NGO’s executive director, said the HALO Trust will use Spot, a Boston Dynamics robotic dog that can clear explosive devices. Spot was successfully tested last year, and will also be used in Ukraine to neutralize the so-called “submunitions” – or insufficient ammunition – of cluster bombs used by the Russians in the country. In particular, the mechanical quad will have a robotic arm instead of the head, since it will be able to pull unexploded ordnance into pits containing other ammunition, which will be safely detonated.
Lavrov: Kyiv releases foreign ships in ports
“It is necessary to force Ukraine to release foreign ships carrying food hostage from the ports,” he added. This was requested by the Interfax agency, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
GB: “Putin uses hunger as a weapon and opens grain pathways”
“It is necessary that these measures be put into effect next month,” he added. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, during a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, said about a plan to allow grain exports from Ukrainian ports. “Putin is using hunger as a weapon,” Truss said, explaining that he discussed with his Turkish counterpart how to export Ukrainian wheat.
European Parliament: immediately put the candidate in Ukraine and Moldova
The European Parliament approved the report by 529 votes to 45 against and 14 abstentions, requesting immediately granting EU candidate country status to Ukraine and Moldova. The report also indicates that the House of Representatives is ready to grant status to Georgia once the necessary reforms are completed. The MPs emphasize that “in the context of Russia’s brutal aggressive war against Ukraine, this choice will show leadership, determination and foresight” but stress that “there are no accelerated procedures for accession to the European Union” and that this is still an “organized and merit-based process”.
Russian raids in 14 places in Donetsk: civilian casualties
Russian forces attacked 14 localities in the . region Donetsk in Ukraine During the past 24 hours, a number of civilians were killed and injured. This was announced by the National Police on Telegram noting that it was Turetsk, Slovyansk, Bakhmut, Chasev Yar, Avdiivka, Kurakhov, Ilinivka, Prestok, Oritin, Horhivka, Sherebenivka, Ivanivka, Priship and Zaitsev who end up under enemy fire. The Russians used the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, artillery and tanks. 25 civilian buildings were destroyed and damaged: 18 apartment buildings, including 2 apartment buildings. Ukrinform writes it.
Moscow: At least 650 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours
“The enemy continues to suffer great losses.” This is what we read in a note from the Russian Ministry of Defense that at least 650 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours. Moreover, according to the ministry, near the settlement of Mirnaya Dolina in Luhansk, the leadership “abandoned its subordinates and deserted.”
Former Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine: “The prestige of the candidate country is morally important”
Granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country to join the European Union is “important for us from a moral point of view”. This was stated by Alina Frolova, an expert at the Ukrainian Center for Defense Strategies and former Deputy Minister of Defense, on the day when the issue will be the subject of discussion during the EU summit. “We understand that it’s not about becoming a member and we have a long way to qualify, but that is morally important,” he told Sky News, reiterating that Ukraine was determined to win the war.
In Ukraine, a preliminary hearing in the first rape trial against a Russian soldier
Ukraine is expected to hold a preliminary hearing today in its first trial against a Russian soldier accused of raping a Ukrainian woman. The Guardian wrote it, explaining that this is the first case of its kind being considered by the country’s judicial authorities. In the dock, Mikhail Romanov, 32, will be tried in absentia. He is accused of killing a civilian in the Kyiv metropolitan area on March 9 and then repeatedly raping the man’s wife.