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2022-06-13T02:56:45.248Z

Ukraine war: Russia conquers Sievjerodonetsk – Putin speaks of a “return of Russian soil” Created: 06/13/2022, 04:47 By: Julius Fastnacht, Lucas Maier Ukraine loses the city of Sievjerodonetsk in the east of the country. On another front, Russia is less successful. The news ticker. Update from Thursday, June 9, 7.45 p.m .: Vladimir Putin puts the Ukraine war on a level with the Great Northern



Ukraine war: Russia conquers Sievjerodonetsk – Putin speaks of a “return of Russian soil”

Created: 06/13/2022, 04:47

By: Julius Fastnacht, Lucas Maier

Ukraine loses the city of Sievjerodonetsk in the east of the country.

On another front, Russia is less successful.

The news ticker.

Update from Thursday, June 9, 7.45 p.m .:

Vladimir Putin puts the Ukraine war on a level with the Great Northern War under Russia’s Tsar Peter I. On the 350th birthday of Peter the Great, he spoke of a “return of Russian soil”, like dpa reports.

With his conquests, the Russian tsar, Peter the Great, ensured that Russia gained access to the Baltic Sea.

At the time, however, he did not conquer the area around today's megacity of St. Petersburg from Sweden, but rather regained it, said Putin.

"Apparently it is also our lot: to bring them back and strengthen them," the president drew parallels to the war against Ukraine, according to the Interfax news agency on Thursday (June 9).

Putin on the Ukraine war: President of Russia draws parallels in the past.

(Archive image) © Darko Vojinovic/dpa

Ukraine War: Russia captures Sieverodonetsk - civilians seek shelter in chemical plant

First report from Thursday, June 9:

Kiev - The city of Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of falling to Russia.

It is considered the key to control of the Donbass region.

On the digital battlefield, Ukraine has so far withstood Russian cyber attacks.

And on the diplomatic stage, Ukraine is still trying to get into the EU.

The night at a glance.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the battle for Sievjerodonetsk as a landmark for the struggle in the east of the country.

“This is a very brutal and difficult battle.

Perhaps one of the hardest of this war (...) In many ways the fate of our Donbass will be decided there," he said in a video message on Wednesday (June 9).

Ukraine-News: Civilians hole up in Azot chemical plant in Sieverodonetsk

After heavy fighting, the Russian army controls most of Sievarodonetsk.

Only the industrial area is still in Ukrainian hands.

This was announced by the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajday, in his Telegram channel on Wednesday.

The regional governor had previously described the defense of Sieverodonetsk as a "mission impossible".

"The Russians are shooting at everything, they are destroying all the houses in Sieverodonetsk, with tanks, with artillery," Hajday said.

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800 civilians, including 200 factory workers, are said to be staying in the bunkers of the "Azot" chemical plant in Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine.

© DF Group/dpa

According to a lawyer for Ukrainian magnate Dmytro Firtash, around 800 civilians are holed up in shelters at the Azot chemical plant in Sieverodonetsk.

The plant belongs to Firtash's company DF Group.

"Among those 800 civilians are about 200 of the 3,000 workers at the factory and about 600 residents of Sieverodonetsk," US Attorney Lanny Davis said.

The employees stayed to secure the "highly explosive chemicals" on the premises.

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Ukraine: Cyber ​​war is like 'Rugby World Cup without jerseys'

So far, Russia has had far less success using digital warfare methods in Ukraine than many expected.

Cybersecurity experts expected devastating, large-scale cyberattacks on Ukraine, General Karol Molenda, head of Poland's National Cybersecurity Center, said Wednesday at an international trade fair in Lille, France.

But Ukraine was prepared and "withstood the attacks of Russia".

However, General Didier Tisseyre, head of the French cyber defense forces, underlined that the analysis of the cyber conflict is becoming more difficult.

Independent hacker groups have joined the fight, while companies like Microsoft and Elon Musk's Starlink are supporting Ukraine.

He likened the cyber war to a "Rugby World Cup where all the teams are on the field without their distinctive jerseys."

Ukraine war: Envoy Selenskyjs counts on EU candidate status

After talks in Berlin, Zelenskyy's special envoy for EU accession prospects expressed confidence that his country will receive candidate status for the European Union.

If the EU Commission makes a corresponding recommendation in the coming week, he assumes that the 27 member states will agree, said Regional Development Minister Oleksiy Tschernyschow, the dpa.

He also expects approval from Germany.

The federal government has so far been reluctant.

(juf with dpa/afp)

Source: merkur

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