Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 104 | Russia-Ukraine war News
As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 104th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here are the key events so far on Tuesday, June 7.
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- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for more weapons to arrive faster, saying things could become very difficult for Ukraine if Russian forces broke through to the front lines in the Donbas.
- Zelenskyy says that his country’s forces will not give up their positions in Severodonetsk, the main Donbas city not in Russian hands, where Street fighting is raging. However, he acknowledged that Russian forces had a numerical advantage in the battle.
- The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said Russian forces likely took control of much of Severodonetsk on Monday.
- On Monday morning, Russian forces shelled the town of Zolote, destroying 13 houses, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said.
- Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Monday said Russian forces were also advancing towards Sloviansk, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) west of Severodonetsk.
- The UK Ministry of Defense said reports of heavy shelling near the city of Izyum suggest that Russia is preparing for a new attempt on the northern axis, as progress made since May on the southern axis of Popasna has been delayed. stalled last week, the British Ministry of Defense said.
- Russia’s ambassador to the US accused Washington of harassing Russian journalists in the US, state news agency RIA reported.
- The US accused Russia of trying to “intimidate” American reporters in Moscow, who were summoned by the Russian Foreign Ministry and threatened to retaliate because of US sanctions.
- Zelenskyy thanked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for sending long-range missiles to Ukraine.
- The posture of the US embassy in Kyiv remained unchanged after a Russian missile hit the Ukrainian capital for the first time in more than a month, the US State Department said. The US Embassy has continue its operation last month.
- US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan said Washington and Moscow “must maintain the ability to talk to each other”. Calls on Russia not to close the US embassyRussian state media reported.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has forced to cancel a visit to Serbia Officials said Monday after Bulgaria, Macedonia and Montenegro prevented his plane from passing through their airspace.
The cost of war
- More than 14 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes since the Russian invasion on February 24.
- Ukraine says 263 children have been killed as a result of the invasion and conflict, while more than 467 people have been injured.
- The “unprecedented” displacement of millions of Ukrainians is “turning into a human trafficking crisis,” said UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence Pramila Patten.
- Russia has been Calling for an end to sexual violence accusations made by military forces and their armed proxies in Ukraine, allegations that Moscow denounced as “lies” at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.
- The first lady of Ukraine said that about 60% of Ukrainians need psychological help as a result of the war, adding that Kyiv is working to establish a national support system.
- The State Department said Russia had imposed sanctions on 61 US officials, including US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, in retaliation for “repeatedly expanding sanctions” American sanctions”.
- US authorities are pushing to seize two luxury jets linked to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich after a federal judge signed an order approving the move.
- Japan will freeze the assets of two Russian banks and one more Belarusian bank as part of additional sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Japan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. said.
- Zelenskyy said up to 75 million tonnes of grain could be stranded in Ukraine this fall and Kyiv wanted anti-ship weapons that could keep their exports safe.
- European Council President Charles Michel accused Russia of using food supplies as “a stealthy missile against developing countries” and blamed the Kremlin for a looming global food crisis. Saudi Arabia, causing the United Nations Ambassador to Moscow to leave the Security Council meeting.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there were “credible reports” that Russia was “stealing” Ukraine’s grain exports to sell for profit.