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Allegedly major Ukrainian offensive in Donetsk repelled


Highlights: Russia reports successes in the Donetsk region. Captured soldiers: Belgorod governor wants to negotiate. Russian losses: Moscow is said to have lost more than 20,000 soldiers in Bakhmut. The news ticker on the Ukraine war. Some of the information processed, in particular on losses of the armies involved, comes from the warring parties from Russia or Ukraine. In some cases, they cannot be independently verified.. Several attacks occurred inBelgorod, Russia. The "Russian Volunteer Corps" published a video purporting to show fighters in the border town of Shebekino claiming to have taken Russian soldiers as prisoners.

Several attacks occurred in Belgorod, Russia. Russia reports successes in the Donetsk region. The news ticker on the Ukraine war.

  • Captured soldiers: Belgorod governor wants to negotiate
  • Russian losses: Moscow is said to have lost more than 20,000 soldiers in Bakhmut
  • Here you can read about the latest developments in the Ukraine conflict. Some of the information processed, in particular on losses of the armies involved in the Ukraine war, comes from the warring parties from Russia or Ukraine. In some cases, they cannot be independently verified.

Update from June 6 4:00 a.m.: Russia has thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive in the south of the Donetsk region, according to the Ministry of Defense in Moscow. "The enemy's goal was to break through our defenses on the part of the front that he considered most vulnerable," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Monday night, according to the state news agency Tass. The enemy had failed in his mission. The alleged offensive began on Sunday morning on five sections of the front, it said.

The information could not be independently verified. Initially, there was no comment from Kiev. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had recently repeatedly stressed that his country was ready for the long-announced counteroffensive to liberate its territories from Russian occupation.

A Ukrainian soldier fires a grenade launcher at Russian positions on the front line near Bakhmut. (Archive image) © Efrem Lukatsky/dpa

News on the Ukraine war: Gladkov avoids meeting

Update from June 4, 22:30 p.m.: As the "Russian Volunteer Corps" announced on Telegram, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Russian region of Belgorod, did not appear at a meeting offered by him. The captured Russian soldiers will therefore now be handed over to the Ukrainian military, commander Denis Nikitin said on Telegram.

"I just returned from Novaya Tavolzhanka. As was to be expected, Mr. Gladkov did not find the courage to trade his precious time for the life and freedom of 'our boys,' as he said. Here are the same "boys" that Mr. Gladkov "killed" with our hands in his video. As you can see, we captured a lot more of 'your guys' during my absence," Nikitin said in a video. From now on, they will address the "decision-makers in Moscow" directly, he added.

Ukraine war news: Fighting flares up again in Belgorod border region

Update from June 4, 20:35 p.m.: In the Russian border region of Belgorod, fighting between the army and volunteer units fighting on the side of the Ukrainians has apparently flared up again. Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov confirmed fighting in the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka on Sunday. Meanwhile, Russia's Defense Ministry said it had succeeded in preventing a "sabotage and reconnaissance group of Ukrainian terrorists" from crossing a nearby river.


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News on the Ukraine war: Captured soldiers? Russian governor "guarantees security"

Update from June 4, 17:15 p.m.: The governor of Russia's Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, Vyacheslav Gladkov, has reported ongoing shelling. In some places, debris from flying objects shot down by air defense fell from the sky, Gladkov wrote on Sunday in the messaging service Telegram. Earlier, he reported that two people had been killed on Saturday. 4000 are said to have been brought to safety.

The paramilitary association "Russian Volunteer Corps", which is fighting on the side of the Ukrainians and consists of Russian nationalists, published a video purporting to show fighters in the border town of Shebekino. The group also claimed to have taken Russian soldiers as prisoners. Initially, this could not be independently verified.

Ukraine war news: Russian losses continue to rise – more than 20,000 soldiers killed in Bakhmut

Update from June 4, 15:30 p.m.: Ukrainian losses in the battle for the small town of Bakhmut are seven times less than Russian ones, the head of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Thus, since September 1 last year, Russia has lost 22,816 fighters in the Bakhmut region, Danilov said. However, according to multiple reports, Ukraine has also suffered many losses in Bakhmut. Several soldiers who fought there described in an interview with the Kyiv Independent a brutal environment in which death was quite likely.

According to information from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the total number of Russian soldiers killed in the Ukraine war has now risen to 209,940.

News on the Ukraine war: "Not a single" missile hit in attack on Kyiv

Update from June 4, 9:55 a.m.: In Kyiv, the Ukrainian armed forces were probably able to fend off several missiles and drones. The head of the military and civil administration there said that, according to preliminary information, "not a single one" of the missiles had reached the Ukrainian capital. The air defense forces "destroyed everything that moved towards the city from a great distance," according to the corresponding Telegram entry.

However, a two-year-old child was killed and at least 4 people were injured in an airstrike on a residential area in Dnipro on Sunday night (22 June).

Russia's losses in the Ukraine war: Kyiv reports new figures

Update from June 4, 8:25 a.m.: The Ukrainian General Staff has published current figures on Russia's losses in the Ukraine war. Initially, the information could not be independently verified. These are the totals; in brackets, the number of losses within the previous day:

  • Soldiers: 209,940 (+470)
  • Tanks: 3837 (+8)
  • Armored fighting vehicles: 7512 (+10)
  • Artillery systems: 3555 (+22)
  • Multiple rocket launchers: 583 (+1)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles / drones: 3175 (+10)
  • Vehicles and fuel tanks: 6305 (+16)
  • Source: General Staff of Ukraine of June 4, 2023

Ukraine war: Prigozhin accuses Shoigu of failure

Update from June 3, 22:22 p.m.: The head of the Wagner mercenary force, Yevgeny Prigozhin, accuses the Ministry of Defense in Moscow of failure in view of the current course of the war. "The ministry is not in a position to do anything. There is chaos in the agency," Prigozhin said in a speech posted on Telegram. There has been no reaction from the Russian Ministry of Defense. Prigozhin has repeatedly clashed with the regular military.

Apparently Ukrainian shelling in Russian border region of Belgorod

Update from June 3, 17:30 p.m.: At least two people have been killed in renewed air strikes in the Russian region of Belgorod, located on the border with Ukraine, according to the authorities there. The Shebekino district has been under Ukrainian fire again since Saturday morning, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram.

In the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, an "elderly woman" died as a result, and in the village of Bezliudovka, another woman succumbed to her numerous injuries from shrapnel. At least two other people were injured, according to the governor. According to Russian sources, the city of Shebekino, located in the district of the same name, had been heavily shelled in recent days, and hundreds of residents then fled. On Friday, according to a new balance sheet by the governor, five people were killed by the attacks in the Belgorod region.

Ukraine war: Refugees voice criticism of Russian government

Update from July 3, 15:21 p.m.: The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell speaks positively about a conversation with the Minister of Defense of South Korea. "Good meeting with Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup. We (...) talked about Ukraine's need for ammunition," Borrell tweeted after the meeting on the sidelines of the "Shangri-La Dialogue", Asia's most important security summit. The U.S. and NATO countries have long been urging South Korea to supply weapons and ammunition to Ukraine. South Korea has so far rejected this. According to a media report, however, South Korean ammunition is now on its way to Ukraine via the USA.

Update from June 3, 11:25 a.m.: Preparations for Ukraine's counteroffensive in the war with Russia have been completed, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. They don't want to wait "months longer," Zelensky said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The government and military leadership are sure that the imminent counteroffensive will be successful.

News from the Ukraine war: Thousands of people flee Russian border regions

Update from June 3, 10:25 a.m.: Many people are apparently fleeing Russia's embattled border regions. After renewed partisan attacks and artillery fire from Ukraine, the Russian government has begun evacuating civilians from Belgorod. This is reported by the Kremlin. According to the news portal Ukrainska Pravda, a spokesman for the partisan group "Legion Freedom of Russia" stated that an escape corridor had been set up in cooperation with the Ukrainian armed forces. The partisans blame "Putin's military" for the bombing of the region.

Update from June 3, 9:00 a.m.: Ukraine is apparently on the verge of an attack on the Russian-occupied city of Bakhmut. Oleksandr Syrsky, Colonel-General of the Ukrainian troops, has visited positions of its own troops around Bakhmut, according to information from Kyiv. The next steps in the Ukraine war were discussed. On his Telegram channel, Syrsky posted photos of the visit.

News from the Ukraine war: Russia sends cadets to border

Update from June 3, 7:33 a.m.: According to information from Kiev, Russia has begun to send cadets to the border with Ukraine due to the high losses in its own ranks. The young soldiers are said to be equipped only with small-caliber rifles and grenade launchers. Their task is to defend the border line against attacks from Ukraine. This information cannot currently be independently verified.

News from the Ukraine war: Fierce fighting in Belgorod

First report from June 3, 6:00 a.m.: Kyiv - There is a new front line in the Ukraine war: the Russian border region of Belgorod. After another fierce battle with partisans, Moscow has sent special forces to the region. Several people are said to have been killed in the fighting. According to Russian sources, the attacks were accompanied by artillery fire and drones from Ukraine. Kiev has so far denied any responsibility for the attacks.

Near the border town of Waluiki, heavy projectiles are said to have hit a private property in a village. This was announced by the governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, on Friday evening. The situation remains uncertain. Many people are already on the run. The Russian Defense Ministry said the attacks were carried out by more than 120 "Ukrainian terrorists," all of whom were destroyed. (With agency material)

Source: merkur

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