Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported "counteroffensive actions" by the army at the front, but refused to say whether it was the major attack that the Kiev General Staff has been preparing for months. "Counteroffensive and defense actions are underway in Ukraine, but I will not talk about it in detail," Zelensky told a news conference.
"It's 'interesting' what Putin said about our counteroffensive. It is important that Russia feels that it does not have much time, in my opinion. Counteroffensive and defensive actions are taking place in Ukraine. At what stage, I will not go into detail," the Ukrainian president said at a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is visiting Kiev today. This is reported by Rbc-Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 1.4 km in different areas of the Bakhmut direction in the last 24 hours, said Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the eastern grouping of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, according to Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashenko. According to Cherevaty, 138 Russian soldiers were killed and 236 were wounded. In addition, the Ukrainians also destroyed a self-propelled howitzer Sau Gvozdyka, three armored vehicles, a D-30 howitzer, a C-60 anti-aircraft gun, a Zala drone, eight ammunition depots and seven Russian vehicles used to deliver ammunition and weapons.
UK, Ukrainians break through the front line of Russian defenses Ukrainian forces have penetrated the front line of Russian defenses in some areas of the front, while Russian performance has so far been mixed, writes the British Ministry of Defense in its daily intelligence update on the progress of the conflict. "In the last 48 hours, important Ukrainian operations have taken place in different sectors of eastern and southern Ukraine," the report said on Twitter. In some areas, Ukrainian forces have probably made good progress and penetrated the front line of Russian defenses. In others, Ukrainian progress has been slower."
Trudeau in Kiev, announces new military aid from Canada - World
Canada allocates another 500 million Canadian dollars (about 400 million US dollars) for a new military aid package to Ukraine: this was announced by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who is visiting Kiev, as reported by the UCR media ... (ANSA)
'Pro-Russian governor of Kherson wounded in attack' The head of the pro-Russian administration of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo was reportedly seriously injured in the bombing of the hotel where he is staying together with Russians and pro-Russian collaborators. This is reported by the local edition Most cited by Rbc-Ukraine. Residents of Shchaslyvtseve village in Genichesk district reported that structures occupied by Russians and their collaborators were bombed. The Russian administration of Kherson has not yet confirmed or denied it.
Pro-Russians, 6,000 people evacuated from Kherson region More than 6,000 people, including 235 children, have been evacuated from flooded areas of the Kherson region after the recent collapse of the Kakhovka dam, the interim pro-Russian governor of the region, Vladimir Saldo, announced today on Telegram. This was reported by Tass. "As of today, June 10, more than 6,000 people have been evacuated from the flooded areas of Novaya Kakhovka, Aleshky and Golaya Pristan, including 235 children and 81 people with reduced mobility," Saldo wrote, adding that 32 people have been hospitalized. Overall, 795 people are involved in the rescue operations.
Kiev, '4 dead and 27 missing after Kakhovka dam break'. Minister, 'About 2,620 people evacuated, including 160 children' Four people died and 27 others are believed to be missing following flooding caused by the rupture of the Nova Kakhovka dam, Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said on Facebook, Ukrinform reported. To date, he added, about 2,620 people, including 160 children, have been evacuated. In addition, according to Klymenko, 11 people were injured by Russian shelling while evacuations of flooded areas were underway. "We are trying to continue evacuation operations, but the enemy is firing mercilessly. We are not losing strength and confidence: we are doing everything to save people," he added. The minister specified that at the moment 47 settlements are flooded in the Kherson region, of which 33 (for a total of 3,815 houses) in areas under Ukrainian control and 14 in the territory occupied by the Russians. In the Mykolaiv region, where 936 people, including 167 children, were evacuated, 31 towns and villages were flooded. In the Dnipropetrovsk region more than 89,000 households in 26 towns and villages are without drinking water
Kiev, struck structures occupied by the Russian military in Kherson Ukrainian forces attacked this morning the facility where Russian troops are stationed on the Arabat Strip, in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, regional councillor Sergi Khlan said in a Facebook post, quoted by Ukrinform. "Kherson Region. Around 5-6 a.m., several shells by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and buildings in the occupants' 'government quarter' on Arabat Point went up in smoke," he wrote. Khlan added that walls at one base collapsed just as the Russians were eating. Last night in the village of Strilkove, on the Arabat Strip, "the Russian military suffered another attack, the building occupied by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was hit." According to Ukrainska Pravda, the pro-Russian governor of Kherson Vladimir Saldo was supposed to spend the night in one of the buildings bombed by Ukrainian forces. According to the Russian administration, Saldo is alive.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he would speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin shortly: "I plan to do it again soon," he said today speaking Saturday at the 38th Congress of the Evangelical Church in Nuremberg, Bild reports.
A prerequisite for a "just peace" is for Russia to withdraw its troops, Scholz said. "This is what needs to be understood." Some from the audience asked to negotiate and the chancellor replied: "Negotiating is fine. The question is, who is negotiating with whom and on what." Scholz and Putin had talks last year after the war began.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda so far does not include telephone talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TSASS.