A peace plan can be drawn up only after Kyiv meets all of Russia’s demands. This was stated by a Kremlin spokesman. Dmitry Peskovciting TASS.
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US HIMARS missile launchers have arrived in UkraineUkrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov announced it on Twitter. “Thank you to my colleague and friend, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers. And more recently for some of them,” the tweet continues. Reznikov did not specify how many Hymars arrived in the country, but last week Politico wrote, citing unnamed US Department of Defense officials, that the Pentagon was considering sending them. Another four missile launchers of this type. Within hours of announcing the arrival of the missile launchers, Forts told CNN that The Biden administration is expected to announce Another batch of military aid to Ukraine for today There must be High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition in the package. Up close, Bloomberg -quoting the Associated Press- confirms that the US is preparing to announce An additional $450 million in military aid to Ukraine.
More than 150 cultural sites were partially or totally destroyed in the 4 months of war in Ukraine, UNESCO and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced today in Paris. “According to examinations carried out by experts – says the UNESCO statement – 152 cultural sites were partially or totally destroyed due to the fighting. Among them, 50 religious sites, 30 historical buildings, 18 cultural centers, 15 monuments, 12 museums and cultural sites. 7 libraries”. Three quarters of the damage recorded after February 24, the date the Russian invasion began, is concentrated in three regions: Donetsk (45 sites affected), Kharkiv (40) and kyiv (26), UNESCO explains. “These repeated attacks on cultural sites in Ukraine must stop; Under no circumstances should cultural heritage in all its forms be attacked,” said Director General Audrey Azoulay.
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“Violent fires in the city of Lysichansk caused by the Russian invaders” who fired “more than a hundred missiles”. This was stated by the governor of the Lugansk region, in the extreme east of Ukraine, Serhiy Gaidai, specifying that “whole neighborhoods are under fire from the Russians” who use “artillery and mortars.” Gaidai speaks of “many civilian casualties”, but “despite the fires, the city remains at the forefront of the Ukrainian resistance to the occupiers. Lysychansk is defending itself!”
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, on Telegram, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the town of Katrinivka, located in the Luhansk People’s Republic, “has been captured and is under our control.” “Akhmat special forces units, together with coalition forces, liberated another outpost in the Luhansk People’s Republic, the village of Katrinivka,” Kadyrov said.
The Russians shelled the Chuhoev neighborhood of the Kharkiv region and 7 civilians, including 2 children, were injured. This was stated by the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleg Senegubov, according to UNIAN.
About 34,430 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, 200 of them in the last 24 hours – the Kyiv army announced this, Ukrinform reports. In its update on Moscow’s losses so far, the Ukrainian military notes that 216 fighters, 183 helicopters and 620 drones have also been shot down. In addition, Kyiv forces claim to have destroyed 1,504 Russian tanks, 756 artillery pieces, 3,632 armored personnel carriers, 137 cruise missiles and 14 ships.