Day 102 of the war. Russia on Sunday targeted Western military supplies going to Ukrainelaunching air strikes in Kyiv. Moscow said its attack destroyed tanks donated from abroad. At the same time, Vladimir Putin he warned that any Western delivery of long-range rocket systems would prompt Moscow to attack “objects we have not yet hit.” The Russian leader’s cryptic military escalation threat did not specify what the new targets might be, but it comes days after the United States announced plans to deliver $700 million in security aid to Ukraine that includes four medium-range rocket systems. precision-guided aircraft, as well as helicopters, anti tank systems Javelinradars, tactical vehicles and more.
The Russian Foreign Minister, forced to return to Moscow after three countries closed his airspace
The authorities of Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro have refused to authorize the overflight of the plane carrying the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to Serbia, where he planned to make an official visit. “Our diplomacy has not yet mastered teleportation,” a Russian Foreign Ministry official quoted by the Interfax news agency lamented. Lavrov was scheduled to visit Serbia on Monday and Tuesday, but Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic acknowledged that “the situation is getting complicated.” This same Sunday it was the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, who recognized the problem.
UK says Russia attacked rail infrastructure in Kyiv
The UK Ministry of Defense said that early on Sunday, Russian cruise missiles Dropped from the air attacked the railway infrastructure in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Heavy fighting continues in the city of Severodonetsk and Russian forces are advancing towards Sloviansk, the British Ministry of Defense said in a Twitter update. President Vladimir Putin warned that he would attack new targets in Ukraine if Western nations supplied the country with longer-range missiles. In Severodonetskthe main battlefield in the east, where Russia has recently concentrated its forces, Ukrainian officials said a counterattack had retaken half of the city.
Two dead, one of them a child, by the explosion of a mine on a beach in Mariúpol
Two civilians, one of them a child, have been killed by the explosion of a mine buried on a beach in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, recently seized by Russian forces after weeks of siege. The beach had allegedly been demined by Russian forces. An adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, reported the incident on Telegram: “Mariupol: sad news again. We have received confirmation from the occupation authorities’ own sources that two people have been killed by a mine explosion on Peshcani beach on Friday 3 June. One of the missing was an eight-year-old boy,” he said, according to the Ukrainian press.
Zelensky visits Donetsk and Lugansk and is proud of his citizens
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, made this Sunday a “working” trip to the regions of Zarporiyia, in the south, and Donetsk and Lugansk, in the east, and had to be bombed by the Russians, to show the “pride” that He feels, as he said, for the citizens who resist in those areas. In a short video speech published on his website and broadcast by local agencies, the president explained that during his visit he found that there was “a lot of work” to do and that the day was “endless.” “Good health to you, dear Ukrainians! Today is a night speech, so I will be brief, ”says Zelensky, who daily addresses messages to Ukrainians, at the beginning of his speech. “There was a lot of work. It was an endless day. I was in Zaporizhia, in the Zaporizhia region. (There) I expressed my support for our military and rewarded the best. I heard the military reports,” he added.