War in Ukraine. New strikes on Kyiv, threats from Putin … Paragraph 102

War in Ukraine.  New strikes on Kyiv, threats from Putin … Paragraph 102

A new series of Russian strikes on Kyiv, a counterattack by Ukrainian forces in the key city of Sievierodonetsk in the east of the country, the barely concealed threats of President Vladimir, a new call by Pope Francis to act…. Here is current information about the situation on the 102nd day of the war in Ukraine, this Sunday, June 5, 2022.

To begin with, there is an updated map of Ukraine, which shows the progress of the fighting and the location of these areas:

Situation in Ukraine on Sunday 5 June 2022. | WEST FRANCE INFOGRAPHY

A new series of explosions in Kiev

Several Russian airstrikes on the railway infrastructure shook the Ukrainian capital at dawn on Sunday, June 5, the first since the end of April, when Moscow claimed to have destroyed armored vehicles supplied to Ukraine by Eastern European countries in the east.

Four missiles hit a wagon repair factory in Darnytsia southeast of Kiev, Olexander Kamyshyn, head of the Ukrainian state railway company Ukrzaliznycja, said in a telegram that a railroad worker had been injured. According to him, the factory does not deal with military equipment, but repairs wagons with balanced grain.

The mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko on his part said in the morning “Several explosions in Darnytsky and Dniprovsky districts” in the south-east of the capital, without specifying which sites were affected. According to initial information, there were no explosions “No Victims”.

Moscow said it destroyed armor supplied to Ukraine by Eastern European countries during Sunday’s raids on Kyiv.

The Ukrainian capital was hit on April 28, the day of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s visit. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenský “five rockets” then descended to Kyiv.

In many other cities across the country, a raid warning sounded on Saturday to Sunday night.

Kyiv assures that its forces control “half” of Sievierodonetsk

Ukraine assured on Sunday that its army was in control “half” from Sievierodonetsk, a key city in the east of its territory and the current epicenter of fierce fighting in the vast coal field of the Donbas, which the Russians want to control.

However, Lugano region governor Sergei Gaidai said he expected a large counterattack by Russian troops in the coming days. “Our armed forces have cleared half” Severodonetsk Russian soldiers who were there, said in an interview broadcast on social media. “Half the city is under the control of our defenders”he added when the British Ministry of Defense confirmed the Ukrainian counterattack in the last 24 hours.

After the Ukrainians were initially repulsed by the Russian offensive on Sievierodonetsk, they gradually gained ground there. Eight Russians were captured there, confirmed Sergiï Gaïdaï, according to which Russian troops were ordered to seize the city by June 10, as well as key communication routes connecting two neighboring localities, Lysychansk and Bakhmout.

Threats of the Russian president

Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would hit new targets if the West supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles, saying current arms supplies were aimed at “Prolong the conflict”.

If long-range missiles are delivered to Ukraine, “then we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our weapons.” […] hit sites we haven’t targeted yet “said the head of the Kremlin, according to excerpts from an interview that will be published Sunday night on the TV channel Rossija-1.

It did not define the extent to which Moscow would respond, nor did it specify what goals could be targeted.

These statements come a few days after the United States announced its decision to supply Ukraine with Himars (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) several rocket launchers with a range of about 80 km. Military experts point out that this range is slightly greater than that of similar Russian systems, which would allow Kievan forces to strike enemy artillery from where the range is.

However, US President Joe Biden said on Monday that he ruled out supplying Ukraine with long-range missile systems that could hit Russia.

Kyiv says it needs “constant” Western support

Ukraine needs military support “constant” from Western countries and not from aid “exact”until his victory against Moscow forces, said his deputy defense minister Ganna Malyar on Sunday. “We are already in a protracted war and we will need constant support. The West must understand that its help cannot be accurate, but it must continue until we win. she told the local media.

Ukraine is waiting for deliveries of more powerful rocket launchers promised by Joe Biden, hoping that this will change the balance of power with Russia in the east of the country.

Pope Francis calls for real talks

He wished the sovereign pontiff again on Sunday “real action” before the “increasingly dangerous escalation” of the conflict in Ukraine, on the sidelines of Pentecost celebrations.

“As the fury of doom and death flares up and the clashes that fuel the escalation, which is increasingly dangerous for all, I appeal again to the leaders of the nations: please do not destroy humanity! »launched by the pope from the window of the apostolic palace in front of 25,000 believers gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

“One hundred days after the start of armed aggression in Ukraine”he called “Real ceasefire negotiations and solutions underway”that “The desperate cry of the people who suffer is heard with respect for human life”.

At a meeting with children in the Vatican on Saturday, the 85-year-old pope confirmed his desire to go to Ukraine and at the same time explained that he wanted to wait “good moment”.

Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, he has repeatedly called for peace in Ukraine without ever directly naming Vladimir Putin or Russia, as the Vatican seeks to maintain dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church in a delicate exercise of diplomatic balance.

War in Ukraine. New strikes on Kyiv, threats from Putin … Paragraph 102

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