War continues with attacks and counterattacks with Russia not able to maintain gains in Sievierodonetsk (sic). “Ukrainian defenders inflicted significant losses on the rashists when they assaulted Komyshuvakha, Berestove and Mykolayivka.” After reports of Putin’s cancer operation, he launches missiles at Kyiv, declaring that he will attack “new targets”. The disinformation battle also continues as another Russian general is killed and the losses mount.
Vladimir Putin said today that Moscow would strike at new targets if the west supplied Ukraine with long-range missiles, hours after several explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
The Russian leader said long-range missile supplies being sent to Ukraine meant that “we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our arms ... to strike targets we haven’t hit before”.
Britain is to supply long-range rocket artillery to Ukraine, including a handful of tracked M270 multiple launch rocket systems, which can hit targets up to 80km (50 miles) away. UK defence secretary Ben Wallace said the decision to ship the rocket launchers was justified because “as Russia’s tactics change, so must our support to Ukraine”.
Spain is also to supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft missiles and Leopard battle tanks in a step up of its military support to the country, according to government sources cited by newspaper El Pais. Spain will provide essential training to the Ukrainian military in how to use the tanks, according to the reports.
Nato kicked off nearly a two-week US-led naval exercise on the Baltic Sea on Sunday with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen and marines from 16 nations, including Finland and Sweden whom aspire to join the military alliance. “It is important for us, the United States, and the other Nato countries to show solidarity with both Finland and Sweden in this exercise,” US Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.\
The Ukrainian military have destroyed more than 40 Russian invaders, a helicopter and other military equipment in eastern Ukraine over the past day.
The relevant statement was made by the East Operational Tactical Group on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the aggressor within the control area of the East Operational Tactical Group.
On June 5, 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 43 Russian invaders, one enemy helicopter and two motor vehicles in eastern Ukraine.
A reminder that, between February 24, 2022 and June 5, 2022, Russia’s total combat losses in Ukraine reached 31,150 troops.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited his troops on Ukraine’s eastern frontlines in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia on Sunday.
Ukrainian forces have counterattacked and retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk in the east of the country, officials said. “It had been a difficult situation, the Russians controlled 70% of the city, but over the past two days they have been pushed back,” Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Gaidai told Ukrainian television. “The city is now, more or less, divided in half.” The Institute for the Study of War, a US thinktank, also said Ukrainian forces were “successfully slowing down Russian operations” in Donbas and were making “effective local counterattacks in Sievierodonetsk”.
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