A peace plan can only be drawn up after Kiev has fulfilled all of Russia’s demands. This was stated by the spokesman for the Kremlin Dmitri Peskovquoted by Tass.
MILITARY AID TO KIEV
American “Himars rocket launchers have arrived in Ukraine“, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announces it on Twitter.” Thanks to my colleague and friend American Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers. And the latest for some of them, “the tweet continues. Reznikov did not specify the number of Himars who arrived in the country, but last week Politico – citing anonymous US Defense Department officials – wrote that the Pentagon was considering sending. in Kiev of another four rocket launchers of this type. And a few hours after the announcement of the arrival of the rocket launchers, forts informed the CNN that the Biden administration is expected to announce another dispatch of military aid to Ukraine by today and there should be other High Mobility Artillery Missile Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition in the package. Close by, the Bloomberg agency – which cites the Associated press – confirms that the United States is preparing to announce an additional 450 million dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
More than 150 cultural sites were partially or completely destroyed in 4 months of war in Ukraine, UNESCO, the United Nations Organization for Science, Education and Culture, announced today in Paris. “According to the checks carried out by the experts – reads a Unesco statement – 152 cultural sites have been partially or completely destroyed by the fighting. Among these, 50 religious sites, 30 historic buildings, 18 cultural centers, 15 monuments, 12 museums and 7 libraries “. Three quarters of the damage recorded after February 24, the date of the beginning of the Russian invasion, are concentrated in three regions: those of Donetsk (45 sites affected), Kharkiv (40) and Kiev (26), explains UNESCO. “These repeated attacks on Ukrainian cultural sites must stop – said the director general Audrey Azoulay – cultural heritage, in all its forms, should in no case be targeted”.
FROM THE FIELD
“Heavy fires in the city of Lysychansk caused by Russian invaders” which launched “more than a hundred rockets”. This was stated by the governor of the extreme eastern Ukrainian oblast of Lugansk, Serhiy Gaidai, specifying that “entire neighborhoods are under fire from the Russians” who use “artillery and mortars”. Gaidai speaks of “numerous civilian casualties”, but “despite the fires, the city continues to be at the forefront of Ukrainian resistance to the occupiers. Lysychansk is defending itself!”.
The village of Katerynivka in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) “has been taken, and is under our control,” Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, quoted by Interfax, announced on Telegram. “Akhmat’s special forces units, together with the allied forces, liberated another location in the Lugansk People’s Republic, the village of Katerynivka,” said Kadyrov.
The Russians bombed the Chuhuiv district in the Kharkiv region and 7 civilians, including 2 children, were injured. This was stated by the head of the regional military administration of Kharkiv, Oleg Sinegubov, as reported by UNIAN.
About 34,430 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, of which 200 in the last 24 hours: this was announced by the army of Kiev, reports Ukrinform. In its update on the losses suffered by Moscow so far, the Ukrainian military indicates that 216 fighters, 183 helicopters and 620 drones have also been shot down. In addition, Kiev forces claim to have destroyed 1,504 Russian tanks, 756 artillery pieces, 3,632 armored troop transport vehicles, 137 cruise missiles and 14 ships.