Update the situation
- Most of Sivirodonetsk was controlled by the Russians
“Main part” Sergei Haidoi, governor of the Luhansk region, announced on Tuesday that the main city in eastern Ukraine, Sivirodonetsk, which has been the scene of heavy fighting between Russians and Ukrainians, is now under the control of the Russian military. “Unfortunately, today Russian soldiers control most of the city.”He told Ukrainian television about Siverodonetsk “90% deleted”.
- The first merchant ship sailed from Mariupol to Russia
Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Bushlin announced on Tuesday that the first metal-loaded merchant ship would depart from the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, captured by Russian forces, and reach Rostov-on-the-Don in Russia. “This transit point is very important for Donbass”He added. “It is a very important port on the Sea of Azov and the only port where you can ship all kinds of goods, including winter.”
- Ukrainian forces land again around Gershon
However, Ukrainian forces said they would re-land, especially in the area around the Russian-controlled city of Kherson, which came under Russian control in early March. “The enemy left the village of Mykolayivka in the north of the Kerson region.”Says the bulletin of the Ukrainian army.
- The bodies of Ukrainian militants were found in the Azovstal factory
The Russian military has found the bodies of 152 Ukrainian militants in the Azovstel steelwork in Mariupol (southeast), where fighting has been raging for nearly three months. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to extradite them to Ukraine.
- New European sanctions
Leaders of 27 EU countries have reached an agreement allowing Russian oil imports to be reduced by about 90% by the end of this year, in order to dry up funding for the Moscow-led war. The ban on crude oil within six months and refined products within eight months is the first step in the Sixth embargo so far imposed by Hungary.
- “Safe corridors” for Ukrainian grain
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov travels to Turkey on June 8 to discuss its establishment. “Safe Corridors” For the transport of Ukrainian grains, his Turkish envoy Mevlüt Cavusoglu announced on Tuesday. Europeans are stepping up their efforts to clear up blocked grain reserves in Ukraine, especially by negotiating secure access to the Odessa port with Moscow to avert a global food crisis.
- Sentencing of two Russian soldiers
A Ukrainian court on Tuesday sentenced two Russian soldiers to 11 years in prison for allegedly bombing two villages in the Kharkiv region (northeast) with multiple missiles. They were found guilty “Violation of the Laws and Customs of War”According to the Interfox-Ukrainian agency, they say they have “I fully confess their guilt”.