Cover image: Ukrainian soldier takes a position during street fighting in the city of Severodonetsk, Luhansk region. June 8, 2022. ALEXANDER RATUSHNYAK / AP PHOTO
- Two Britons and a Moroccan were sentenced to death, Thursday, June 9, for participation in hostilities in the Ukrainian army. Such a verdict, the first against foreigners fighting in Ukraine, was handed down by the Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Moscow-controlled Donetsk Republic. London says it is “very concerned”.
- Severodonetsk “hold on”, according to Zelensky. In this strategic city, on which control over the entire Donbass in eastern Ukraine depends, intense street fighting continues against Russian troops. Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and other cities of Donbass, which the occupiers now see as their goals, are holding on. – the Ukrainian president confirmed.
- The neighboring city of Lysychansk is completely controlled by the Ukrainian army. but suffered from the bombing “Powerful and chaotic”said the governor of Luhansk region Sergei Gaidai, who accuses Russian troops of targeting “deliberately” hospitals and humanitarian aid distribution centers.
- Kyiv pities “up to 100 soldiers” every day you are and “500 wounded” in hostilities with the Russian army, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Thursday, June 9.
- In Mariupol, the deputy mayor claims that dozens of corpses are regularly found in the buildings of the southern Ukrainian port city, which came under Russian control. Petro Andryushchenko told Telegram that the bodies had been taken to the village of “Infinite Caravan of Death” to the morgue, landfills and other places.
- Volodymyr Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron spoke. The Ukrainian president said that he had discussed French military assistance to Ukraine on Thursday, June 9, including “heavy weapon” clarified Emmanuel Macron, as well as Kyiv’s candidacy for accession to the European Union.
- The President of the African Union calls for the rapid demining of the port of Odessa. On Thursday, June 9, Senegalese President Maki Sall, the current president of the African Union, called for the demining of the Ukrainian port of Odesa to allow grain exports, and said he had received assurances from President Vladimir Putin that Russia would not attack. . Without the resumption of exports to Africa “will find itself in a very serious situation of famine, which could destabilize the continent”he said in an interview with French media France 24 and RFI.
- Sanctions against Moscow destroy 15 years of Russia’s economic progress and three decades of integration with the West, according to a report by the Institute of International Finance (IFF) released on Wednesday. The IIF forecasts a 15% contraction in the Russian economy this year and another 3% in 2023.
- More than a hundred days after the Russian offensive, The consequences of the war continue to worsen in the worldUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who affects 1.6 billion people, warned on Wednesday. Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports by the Russian Black Sea Fleet paralyzes grain exports, including wheat. The first to suffer were countries in Africa and the Middle East, which fear serious food crises.
- The war caused about 6.5 million Ukrainians to flee their country and caused thousands of deaths: at least 4,200 civiliansaccording to the latest United Nations (UN) report, which estimates real figures “much higher”and thousands of soldiers, even if the warring parties rarely report their losses.
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