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Ukraine war spills over to Russia: Partisans attack Belgorod – "Have captured even more"


Highlights: Pro-Ukrainian partisans claim to have captured Russian soldiers. Governor of Russia's Belgorod region agrees to meet with rebels to secure release of captured soldiers. Russian losses in Bakhmut battle are seven times less than Russian ones, head of National Security and Defense Council says. Russia has lost 22,816 fighters in the BakhMut region, according to multiple reports. Several soldiers who fought there described a brutal environment in which death seemed quite quite quite likely. The authorities are "paranoid" and "increasingly totalitarian," according to latest intelligence report.

There were several attacks in the Russian border region of Belgorod. Now, pro-Ukrainian partisans have apparently captured Russian soldiers. The news ticker.

  • Captured soldiers: Belgorod governor wants to negotiate
  • Russian losses: Moscow is said to have lost more than 20,000 soldiers in Bakhmut
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Update from June 4, 22:20 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: Fighting flares up again in Belgorod border region

Update from June 4, 20:30 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.

Ukraine war: captured soldiers? Russian governor "guarantees security"

Update from June 4, 18:50 p.m.: Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Russia's Belgorod region, has agreed to meet with Russian rebels to secure the release of captured Russian soldiers. Earlier, the pro-Ukrainian partisans claimed on Telegram that they had captured members of the Russian army. It is likely that the soldiers were killed, Gladkov explains. "But if they live, from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. at the Schebekino checkpoint. I guarantee safety."

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.


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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: Kyiv draws clear comparison to Bakhmut battle

Update from June 4, 15:20 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 conversations with the Kyiv Independent a brutal environment in which death seemed quite likely.

Ukraine war: Authorities under Putin "paranoid" according to intelligence service

Update from June 4, 10:51 a.m.: The suppression of criticism of Vladimir Putin's war of aggression is taking on absurd features in Russia. The authorities are "paranoid" and unsettled, which is considered permissible in an "increasingly totalitarian system," according to the latest intelligence report from the Ministry of Defense in London.

For example, the public display of objects in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow, is probably being pursued. For example, the employee of a nursing home was reportedly arrested for showing up for work in a blue and yellow jacket. Another man was targeted by the security authorities because he had shown the blue and yellow flag of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Criticism of the approach is now coming even from the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, which supports the war in Ukraine but also has a blue and yellow logo.

Ukraine war: 13 civilians injured in attack in residential area

Update from June 3, 22:37 p.m.: On Saturday, there was apparently a Russian attack on a residential area in the Dniprovskyi district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, which is located in southeastern Ukraine, north of Zaporizhzhia. As a result, 13 civilians were injured, including three children, said the governor of the region Serhiy Lysak. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also confirmed the incident on Telegram on Saturday evening. The projectiles had hit between two residential buildings, and people were lying under the rubble, the president said. "Once again, Russia proves that it is a terrorist state," Zelensky wrote.

Russian member of parliament speaks of "war" instead of "special military operation"

Update from June 3, 21:50 p.m.: In Russia, public criticism of its own warfare is growing because Moscow's troops have no military successes against the resistance of the Ukrainian armed forces. Prominent MP Konstantin Zatulin of the ruling United Russia party lamented Moscow's failure and mistake at a conference on "What kind of Ukraine do we need?" The "special military operation" should have been called a "war" from the very beginning, Zatulin said.

It was not only a miscalculation to be able to win the war within a few days; nor has a single Kremlin-issued war goal been achieved. Neither demilitarization, nor neutrality, nor better protection of the people of Donbass have been achieved. "In which of the points did we achieve a result? Not in one," Satulin said. Such statements by deputies are unusual. However, Zatulin is in line with the Kremlin in that he supports the war. The MP also answered in the affirmative to question whether Ukraine will survive as a state. "Because our forces are not enough to prevent this - with such support that it receives," he said, referring to Western aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Moscow wants to recruit even more soldiers

Update from June 3, 19:09 p.m.: The Russian Ministry of Defense says it has expanded the number of mustering sites to recruit volunteers for the war effort in Ukraine. There are more such points and more instructors to work with the candidates, the ministry said on Saturday in Moscow. Thus, more contracts could be concluded with citizens for military service. The number of applicants who "want to combine their lives with military service" has increased to a "significant extent," the statement said. In the capital Moscow, in the Moscow region and in the Bashkiria region, the work is now also organized more effectively.

Apparently two dead in renewed airstrikes 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 criticize 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, 13:45 p.m.: Russia announces that it will again comply with the "New Start" nuclear weapons treaty with the United States under certain conditions. A prerequisite for the return to a fully functional treaty is that the United States abandons "its fundamentally hostile attitude towards Russia," Russian agencies quote Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

In February, Russia suspended its central nuclear weapons control program with the United States. Among other things, the treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads that the US and Russia can deploy.

Zelensky on Ukraine offensive: "We are ready"

Update from June 3, 12 noon: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the immediate start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive. The preparations have been completed. "I believe that we are now ready to start," he said of the current situation in the Ukraine war.

Update from June 3, 10:25 a.m.: Many people are apparently fleeing Russia's embattled border regions. According to the Kremlin, Russia is already beginning to evacuate civilians from Belgorod. 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 vom 3. Juni, 09.10 Uhr: Russland muss im Ukraine-Krieg offenbar weiter Verluste hinnehmen. Laut ukrainischen Angaben starben allein in den vergangenen 24 Stunden 560 russische Soldaten, wie der Generalstab der Streitkräfte berichtet. Insgesamt seien bereits 209.470 russische Soldaten im Krieg ums Leben gekommen. Die Angaben können nicht unabhängig überprüft werden.

Update vom 3. Juni, 07.55 Uhr: Russland scheint seine Angriffe im Ukraine-Krieg aktuell auf die Region Sumy zu konzentrieren. Aus dem Gebiet im Nordosten des Landes wurden 30 Attacken gemeldet. Dabei sollen sowohl Mörser als auch Drohnen zum Einsatz gekommen sein. Mindestens ein Mensch ist bei den Attacken gestorben. Das meldet das ukrainische Verteidigungsministerium.

Update vom 3. Juni, 6.30 Uhr: Neben Belgorod kommt es offenbar in weiteren russischen Grenzregionen zu teils heftigen Gefechten. Drohnenangriffe und Explosionen werden nun auch aus den Regionen Kursk, Brjansk und Smolensk gemeldet. Die immer intensiveren Angriffe auf Russlands Staatsgebiet könnten Teil der seit langem erwarteten ukrainischen Gegenoffensive sein. Militärexperten vermuten, dass die Ukraine den Angreifer dadurch zwingen will, Streitkräfte von der Front abziehen zu müssen, um die Sicherheit im eigenen zu gewährleisten. Kiew hat bislang aber jede Beteiligung an den Angriffen auf russischen Boden abgestritten.

Ukraine-Krieg: Zwei Tote nach Angriffen in Belgorod

Update vom 2. Juni, 22.50 Uhr: In der russischen Grenzregion Belgorod sind bei neuem massiven Beschuss von ukrainischer Seite nach Behördenangaben zwei Menschen getötet und sechs weitere verletzt worden. Nahe der Grenzstadt Waluiki seien in einem Dorf schwere Geschosse auf einem Privatgrundstück eingeschlagen, teilte Gouverneur Wjatscheslaw Gladkow am Freitagabend mit. Unter den Verletzten seien auch zwei Kinder. Er veröffentlichte zudem ein Foto von einem brennenden Grundstück. Gladkow sprach von einer unsicheren Lage in der Region durch den seit Tagen andauernden Beschuss.

Die Region steht besonders seit Montag vergangener Woche massiv unter Beschuss. Das russische Verteidigungsministerium hatte mitgeteilt, dort bereits mehr als 120 „Terroristen“ und „Saboteure“ von ukrainischer Seite „vernichtet“ zu haben. Die Ukraine hat eine direkte Verantwortung für die Angriffe zurückgewiesen. 

Ukraine-Krieg: Selenskyj kritisiert Bunkersituation in Kiew

Update vom 2. Juni, 22.35 Uhr: Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat angesichts der andauernden nächtlichen russischen Raketen- und Drohnenangriffe erneut Probleme mit den Schutzbunkern in der Hauptstadt Kiew beklagt. Bürger beschwerten sich über den Mangel, über verschlossene Bunker und versiegelte Zugänge zu ihnen, kritisierte Selenskyj in seiner am Freitag veröffentlichten abendlichen Videobotschaft. In einigen Stadtteilen fehlten die Notunterkünfte ganz. „Dieses Ausmaß an Nachlässigkeit in der Stadt kann nicht durch irgendwelche Rechtfertigungen gedeckt werden“, sagte Selenskyj.

Menschen in der Hauptstadt hatten in der Nacht bei Luftalarm vor einem verschlossenen Schutzbunker gestanden, es gab drei Tote nach neuen russischen Angriffen, darunter ein neun Jahr altes Kind. In Kiew hatte Bürgermeister Vitali Klitschko die Öffnung sowie Kontrollen nach der Panne am Donnerstag angeordnet. Indes berichteten Medien in Kiew am Freitag, dass gegen vier Verantwortliche wegen des verschlossenen Zugangs zu einem Bunker einer medizinischen Einrichtung Strafverfahren eingeleitet worden seien. Die Staatsanwaltschaft von Kiew teilte mit, dass gemeinsam mit der Polizei der Zustand der Bombenschutzbunker überprüft werde. Geprüft werde auch, ob womöglich im Zuge des Krieges bereitgestellte Gelder zur Reparatur der Schutzräume veruntreut worden seien.

Ukraine-Krieg: Wagner-Gruppe hat Bachmut fast vollständig verlassen

Update vom 2. Juni, 21.20 Uhr: Die russische Söldnergruppe Wagner hat nach Angaben ihres Chefs Jewgeni Prigoschin ihren angekündigten Abzug aus der eroberten ostukrainischen Stadt Bachmut fast abgeschlossen. 99 Prozent der Einheiten hätten die Stadt verlassen, teilte Prigoschin am Freitagabend mit. „Alle Positionen sind in der entsprechenden Ordnung dem (russischen) Verteidigungsministerium übergeben worden.“ Es sei alles geklärt, sagte Prigoschin, der den Abzug für Anfang Juni angekündigt hatte.

Bleiben sollen nach früheren Angaben nur zwei Wagner-Leute, um die reguläre russische Armee bei ihrer Kontrolle der Stadt im Gebiet Donezk zu unterstützen. Es habe auch keine „Provokationen“ mehr seitens der ukrainischen Streitkräfte gegeben, sagte Prigoschin. Am Vortag hatte der Wagner-Chef erklärt, seine Truppen würden zwar von der Gefechtslinie abgezogen, blieben aber weiter im ostukrainischen Gebiet Donezk stationiert. Wie weit der Positionswechsel tatsächlich vorangeschritten ist, ließ sich unabhängig zunächst nicht überprüfen.

Ukraine-Krieg: Selenskyj rechnet nicht mit baldigem Nato-Beitritt

Update from June 2, 19:30 p.m.: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he understands that Ukraine cannot become a member of NATO as long as it is at war. "We understand that we cannot become a NATO member as long as the war continues. Not because we don't want to, but because it's impossible," he said at a press conference in Kyiv.

Ukraine war: Moscow accuses Kyiv of shelling civilians

Update from June 2, 18:00 p.m.: Both Russia and Ukraine have reported civilian casualties in southern Ukraine. Nine people were injured in the Russian-occupied port city of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov on Friday, according to Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-appointed official on the ground. He claimed that the shelling was "carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine."

Update from June 2, 16:18 p.m.: A Chechen special forces unit has launched an offensive in eastern Ukraine, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The Akhmat group is operating near the town of Marijinka in the Donetsk region, news agencies report, citing the ministry.

Ukraine war: "Freedom through blood" - partisans attack Belgorod again

Update from June 2, 15:00 p.m.: According to its own statements, a pro-Ukrainian fighting force is engaged in battles with Russian troops on Russian territory just across the border. "Active fighting is taking place on the outskirts of the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka (in the Belgorod region of Russia). Unfortunately, there are wounded legionnaires, but freedom is won by blood," the so-called Russian Freedom Legion said in a statement. According to its own account, the group is made up of Russians fighting against the government of President Vladimir Putin to create a Russia that is supposed to be part of the "free world". Russia calls the Legion a terrorist group that acts as a proxy for Kiev.

Ukraine war: Two women killed by shelling in Belgorod

Update from June 2, 11:40 a.m.: In the Russian region of Belgorod, which borders directly on Ukraine, two women have been killed by shelling, according to the governor. The two were traveling in their car not far from the city of Shebekino on Friday (June 2) when shrapnel from guns hit their vehicle, Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram. Two men were seriously injured and taken to hospital. Gladkov blamed the Ukrainian army for the attacks. The information cannot be independently verified. Attacks with drones and explosions had previously also been reported in the Kursk, Bryansk, Smolensk and Kaluga regions.

Ukraine war: Intelligence sees delicate Belgorod dilemma for Putin

Update from June 2, 9:45 a.m.: The Russian military leadership, according to British intelligence experts, is in a dilemma because of the repeated attacks by "pro-Ukrainian partisans" on Russian territory. Moscow must decide whether to strengthen the defenses of its own border region or the positions in the occupied territories of Ukraine, according to the daily intelligence report of the Ministry of Defense in London on Friday (2 June).

A renewed attack by "partisans" in the Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine was contained more quickly than before on Thursday (1 June), but Russia said it had resorted to the full extent of military firepower on its own territory. This also included attack helicopters and heavy rocket launchers. Moscow blames Ukraine for the attacks, but Kiev denies this.

Ukraine-News: Russia attacks Kyiv again from the air

Update from June 2, 8:25 a.m.: Russia has continued its wave of attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. On Friday night, the Russian army fired a total of 15 cruise missiles and 18 combat drones at Kyiv, the Ukrainian military said in the morning. All missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense.

The head of the Kiev military administration, Serhiy Popko, also spoke of a total of around 30 enemy objects that had been destroyed. Initially, nothing was known about possible victims, such as falling debris.

Ukraine-News: Swiss parliament votes against arms deliveries

Update from June 2, 7:00 a.m.: The Swiss parliament has voted against a law that would have allowed third countries to transfer armaments produced in Switzerland to Ukraine. The National Council in Bern voted on Thursday with 98 to 75 votes against the bill known as "Lex Ukraine".

Despite massive pressure from Kiev and its supporters, Switzerland refuses to allow countries in possession of Swiss-made weapons to export them to Ukraine. Applications from Germany, Spain and Denmark were rejected with reference to the Swiss War Material Act, which prohibits arms deliveries to war zones.

Ukraine-News: Situation in Belgorod remains tense

Update from June 2, 5:30 a.m.: The situation in the Russian region of Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, remains tense. Russia's military again "destroyed" more than 50 fighters, as well as tank technology and military equipment, after new attacks from the Ukrainian side in the border area, according to official information from Moscow. The "Kiev regime" shelled the city of Shebekino, where there is also a border crossing for vehicles, on Thursday (June 1), the Ministry of Defense in Moscow said. In the afternoon, the ministry had announced that it had prevented a breakthrough of fighters. Initially, the information could not be independently verified.

People fleeing the region spoke of "devastating destruction" in the city, of which Russian state television showed only a fraction.

Ukraine-News: Zelensky sees Russia's defeat approaching

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sees Russia's defeat in the ongoing war coming closer after the European solidarity summit in Moldova. According to him, the meeting with the heads of state and government on Thursday was used in the best possible way to mobilize aid for Ukraine and force the defeat of the "terrorists". This was stated by Zelensky in his evening video message, which was recorded in Moldova after the summit of the new European Political Community (EPC). The time is near when Russia will be held accountable for its murders, he said.

Ukraine-News: Russia claims to have 50 "terrorists destroyed"

According to official information from Moscow, Russia's military has again "destroyed" more than 50 "terrorists" as well as tank technology and military equipment in new attacks from the Ukrainian side in its own border area near Belgorod. The "Kiev regime" shelled the city of Shebekino, where there is also a border crossing for vehicles, on Thursday, the Ministry of Defense said in Moscow in the evening. In the afternoon, the ministry had announced that it had prevented a breakthrough of fighters.

People fleeing the region spoke of "devastating destruction" in the city, of which Russian state television showed only a fraction. A video showed the roof of a long block of flats on fire. The region has been shaken by attacks for days. There have already been deaths and injuries.

Ukraine war: Unclear information about attack on Kyiv

After the Russian missile attack on Kyiv with three dead and several injured, those affected are making serious allegations. A relative of one of the deceased said, according to the Tagesschau: "There was an air raid alarm and people ran to the shelter. But the shelters were simply not opened. People knocked and knocked very loudly. There were women and children there and no one opened. Also my wife and child. The child is fine, but my wife is dead," the man said.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko also spoke at the launch site. There is different information about whether the shelter was open or not, he said. Klitschko stressed: "We will investigate quickly." (with agencies)

Source: merkur

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