Severodonetsk: the situation for the Ukrainian army “worsened” according to the governor of the region
Following the procedures, the situation “worsened” for the Ukrainian forces in Severodonetsk, a key city in the east of the country and the current epicenter of fierce fighting with Russian troopsthe county governor announced this morning.
“There are very fierce battles in Severodonetsk. Our defenders managed to counterattack and liberate half the city, but the situation has worsened for us,” Lugansk Oblast Governor Sergiï Gaïdaï said without further details on Ukrainian TV 1 + 1. .
The Russians “are destroying everything with their usual scorched earth tactics,” so “there is nothing left to defend,” he said.
According to the Ukrainian armed forces, more than 31,000 Russian victims have died since the beginning of the conflict
Around 31,250 Russian soldiers have been fighting since the start of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian armed forces said in a daily update on Monday.
They also estimate that Moscow lost 1,386 tanks, 211 aircraft and 176 helicopters.
In the “martyr cities” near Kiev, between demining, cleansing and the hope of reconstruction
In the villages north of Kiev, which have been open to the government again since the spring, there are numerous clearings and operations demining still ongoing.
Residents of the area north of Kiev who bear the scars after the passage of the Russians believe the promise of the government, which wants to “restore” damaged “real estate”, but hope that Kyiv will “not forget” them.
In Gorence, in the north of Kiev, the electricity grid is gradually being restored and work is underway on the bridge.
The conference is scheduled for July 4 and 5 in Switzerland to mobilize international funding to accelerate the movement.
“Cities destroyed, soldiers dead, civilians killed”: Ukraine’s resistance to Russians has a “price” for the mayor of Kramatorsk
Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Goncharenko estimated on BFMTV on Monday that Ukraine’s resistance to Russia had “costs”.
“We can resist the enemy for a long time, the question is how much it costs. It will cost us destroyed cities, dead soldiers, killed civilians,” he laments.
“Of course we can resist, but if those two or three weeks fail to carry out the armament, it will be harder to keep up,” he said.
“It is difficult to keep up with the weapons we have”: The mayor of Kramatorsk hopes for more support from the West
Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Goncharenko on Monday called on the BFMTV to “endure” against the Russian offensive. “The threat still exists,” he said.
“We can hold on, but if they don’t hold guns, holding will be harder” and it’s “hard to hold on to the guns we have,” he said.
“We can be afraid (to be another target of the Russians), but without panic. (…) As long as we keep the enemy in the Lugansk region, the enemy will not be able to advance during this time.” , he hopes.
Countries around Serbia are closing their airspace and refusing to fly over the plane of the Russian diplomacy
European countries around Serbia have closed their airspace for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s plane, which was expected in Belgrade on Monday, said Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zacharovova.
“Today (…) the countries surrounding Serbia have closed the communication channel and refused to allow Sergei Lavrov’s plane, which was heading for Serbia, to fly over,” Maria Zacharovova, quoted by Russian news agencies, told Italian television on Sunday evening. channel La7.
“The Russian delegation was to come to Belgrade for talks. But EU and NATO member states have closed their airspace,” she added.
According to a Russian diplomatic source quoted by Interfax, the Russian minister’s visit was canceled.
“Don’t humiliate Russia”: Inna Schevchenko says Emmanuel Macron’s statement “urges Putin to continue the war”
Ukrainian activist Inna Schevchenko complained to BFMTV this Monday statement by Emmanuel Macron calling for “non-humiliation of Russia” in order to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine through “diplomatic channels”, believing that it is inviting Vladimir Putin to continue the war.
“With this statement, he calls on Vladimir Putin to continue the war, because we already see that there are disagreements among European leaders (…) that Vladimir Putin can continue to take advantage of,” he said.
“We understand very well the attempts of the president and the role of mediator in this conflict,” she said.
Civilians are “abducted, raped, tortured, starved”: Ukrainian activist Inna Schevchenko condemns Russia’s desire to “destroy” the Ukrainian people
Ukrainian activist Inna Schevchenko condemned Russian barbaric acts against Ukrainian civilians on BFMTV this Monday.
“People are abducted, raped, tortured, starved,” he condemns, citing “terror” and “despair” among the Ukrainian people.
“These are weapons used by Russia against civil society, not isolated facts,” she said, referring to “attempts to destroy the (Ukrainian) people.”
“War is already taking place behind Ukraine”: Ukrainian activist Inna Schevchenko points to the consequences of the conflict across Europe
Ukrainian activist Inna Schevchenko reminded BFMTV on Monday that the conflict in Ukraine is far from limited to the country.
“The battlefield is Ukraine, but the war is already taking place outside it,” she stressed, “we already understand the consequences of the cereal blockade for the rest of the world.”
“War is played against the values that the West represents,” especially against “human rights.” “Putin is doing everything he can to show that it means nothing,” he says.
Moscow claims that the armored vehicles delivered to Ukraine were destroyed
The Ukrainian capital was hit several Russian strikes on Sunday, for the first time since late April.
Moscow said it focused on a truck repair shop in the southeast of Kiev, 10 km from the city center, and destroyed armored vehicles delivered to Ukraine by Eastern European countries.
“High-precision long-range missiles (…) in the suburbs of Kiev destroyed T-72 tanks supplied by Eastern European countries and other armored vehicles that were in the hangars,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenko.
However, Ukrainian officials and witnesses denied the destruction on the spot.
Great Britain will supply Ukraine with rocket launchers
The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with 80-kilometer rocket launchers to counter the Russian offensive, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. takeover from Washington.
These multiple missile systems (M270 MLRS) will “significantly increase the capabilities of the Ukrainian forces,” the ministry said in a statement. The decision was taken in “close coordination” with the United States.
For some time now, the Ukrainians have been calling for several rocket launchers that would allow them to hit Russian positions in depth and at the same time place their batteries further away from the front.
Ukraine is saying goodbye to its dreams of the World Cup
The end of the dream. After miraculously defeating Scotland in the first round of the European qualification for the World Cup, the Ukrainian team finally gave up in the final, won Wales. The latter will travel to Qatar next November.
Without preparation and automatism, the Ukrainians affected the world of football by eliminating Scotland and began to dream of a world destiny. But the Welsh selection will brutally bring them back to reality.
Volodymyr Zelensky visited Ukrainian troops in Donbas
In his daily video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he had visited his troops on the Donbas front line in Lysychansk, a city bordering Severodonetsk.
“We brought something to the military. I won’t talk about it in detail,” he said.
The Ukrainian head of state also went to Zaporizhia in the south of the country.
Ukrainian forces claim to have recaptured “half” the city of Severodonestsk
This was announced by the Ukrainian governor of the Luhansk region regaining the “half” of the key city of Severodonetsk by the forces of his countryepicenter of the fighting in Donbas.
“Our armed forces have cleared half” of this industrial center from Russian soldiers who were there, Serguiï Gaïdaï said in an interview broadcast on social media. “Half the city is under the control of our defenders,” he said.
Welcome to this direct report on the news of this 103rd day of war in Ukraine.