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Zelensky says China attempting to undermine Ukraine peace summit

Vladimir Putin confronted a uncommon protest in Moscow by Russian ladies who demanded his defence minister Andrei Belousov return their mobilised husbands from the frontline in Ukraine.

A bunch of 18 ladies gathered to enchantment personally to Belousov, who was appointed to the function final month. They requested him to impose strict limits on how lengthy troopers may serve earlier than they have been rotated out of lively obligation, stated Paulina, 20, whose husband is combating in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russian sources claimed that Ukraine fired American weapons at Belgorod for the primary time after Washington lifted a ban on Kyiv utilizing its weapons inside Russia.

The Ukrainians reportedly fired the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, at bordering Belgorod metropolis, Russia’s defence ministry and navy bloggers stated.

The escalation comes as Norway’s prime common warned that Nato’s window of making ready in opposition to Russia had dwindled from about ten years to 2 or three years.

“At one point someone said it’ll take ten years but I think we’re back to less than ten years because of the industrial base that is now running in Russia,” stated General Eirik Kristoffersen, head of the Norwegian Armed Forces.


Eight together with two youngsters injured after Russian missile assault on Ukraine’s Dnipro

A Russian missile assault on Ukraine‘s central city Dnipro injured eight people, including two children, and damaged civilian infrastructure yesterday, Ukrainian authorities said.

The Ukrainian air force said it shot down two Iskander-K cruise missiles over the region. The missile debris damaged civilian infrastructure, causing a fire and injuring residents, according to Serhiy Lysak, the regional governor.

A month-old boy and a seventeen-year-old were among those injured, in addition to six adults, based on preliminary information from the governor and the state emergency services.

The attack damaged cars and knocked windows out in residential buildings and a hospital, Lysak wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov added that at least 47 residences and a school were damaged.

Emergency services put out the fire caused by the attack.

Russian forces also launched four drones in the overnight attack. The Ukrainian air force said it shot down two of them over the northern region of Chernihiv.

Firefighters work at a site of an apartment building hit by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro
Firefighters work at a site of an apartment building hit by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro (REUTERS)

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 06:20


Missile threat alert across Ukraine after aircraft intercepted

A missile threat alert was announced across the country after a MiG-31K aircraft took off overnight.

The Ukrainian Air Forces said they monitored the MiG-31K, an aircraft that can carry the Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missiles that are being used by Russian forces to attack Ukraine.

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 05:57


China pushes Beijing’s model of Ukraine peace plan after snub to Switzerland

The Chinese international minister has continued to push Beijing’s potential function as a mediator in Ukraine-Russia peace talks, days after China withdrew from an upcoming peace summit in Switzerland.

Wang Yi informed reporters that each Russia and Ukraine have individually indicated their help for the peace plan laid out by China and Brazil final month.

Mr Wang stated the 2 international locations have “affirmed most of the content” of the plan that referred to as for a global convention, inviting each Russia and Ukraine.

He stated 26 nations have agreed or expressed curiosity within the plan and a complete of 45 international locations have given “positive feedback” to the thought.

China is seen as a detailed ally to Russia, a proven fact that places into query its capability to function an impartial mediator, although Ukraine has not completely dominated out the thought.

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 05:38


Biden to skip Switzerland’s Ukraine peace summit

US president Joe Biden is ready to skip the upcoming Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland regardless of the Ukrainian president’s direct enchantment to his most vital ally.

The US will as an alternative be represented by vp Kamala Harris and Biden’s nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan through the two-day occasion on 15 and 16 June in Lucern, the White House stated in an announcement.

Mr Zelensky had stated that solely Vladimir Putin will “applaud” Biden if he fails to indicate up in Switzerland.

“I believe that the peace summit needs President Biden, and other leaders need President Biden because they will look at the US’s reaction,” Mr Zelensky stated at a press convention in Brussels final week.

Mr Biden’s absence “would only be met by an applause by Putin – a personal, standing applause,” he added.

China has already pulled out of the summit after it expressed considerations over Russia not being invited.

The Kremlin has pressurised its allies not to participate within the summit, claiming it lacks clear targets and that it was absurd to carry it with out Russia.

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 05:05


As Russia’s forces edge ever nearer, Kharkiv’s mayor has a defiant message for Putin

Alexander Butler5 June 2024 05:00


Britain to ship 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine

The UK is predicted to ship 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine, based on a young posted on the federal government’s web site.

The authorities is inviting bidders to offer drones which might be “capable of carrying varying payloads depending on their propeller size”, reported The Telegraph.

The discover referred to as for 15 batches of 20 “first-person view racing quadcopter style drones” price £300,000.

The potential supply can be a part of a global coalition launched by Britain and Latvia in February to produce unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs) to the entrance strains of Ukraine.

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 04:42


Russia calls French navy instructors in Ukraine ‘legitimate target’

Russian international minister Sergi Lavrov stated any French navy instructors in Ukraine can be a “legitimate target” for Russian armed forces amid stories Paris was contemplating sending trainers to Kyiv.

During his Africa tour yesterday, Mr Lavrov claimed French instructors have been already on Ukrainian territory.

“As for the French instructors, I think they are already on the Ukrainian territory,” Mr Lavrov stated, referring to the navy instructors that France may ship to coach Ukrainian troops. “Regardless of their status, military officials or mercenaries represent a legitimate target for our armed forces.”

Ukraine‘s top commander said last week he had signed paperwork allowing French military instructors to access Ukrainian training centres soon.

But French president Emmanuel Macron said last week he would not comment on “rumours or decisions that could be made.”

He said he would elaborate on France’s help through the eightieth anniversary commemorations of D-Day later this week.

Mr Macron’s workplace stated it could not touch upon Mr Lavrov’s remarks.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that “instructors who train the Kyiv regime’s troops don’t have any sort of immunity, and it doesn’t matter whether they are French or not.”


Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 04:14


Biden to satisfy Zelensky throughout France go to

President Joe Biden will meet Ukrainian chief Volodymyr Zelensky in Normandy throughout his D-Day celebration go to to France, White House nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan stated.

He confirmed that the US was not planning to ship American navy trainers to Ukraine.

“For our part, we’re not planning for a training mission in Ukraine,” Mr Sullivan stated.

“They need more air defences and we are working on that and they need a continued flow of weaponry which we will supply to them.”

The US president’s remarks in Normandy, each on Thursday on the formal eightieth anniversary ceremony and on Friday on the famed Pointe du Hoc cliffs, will centre across the risks of isolationism and the necessity to stand as much as dictators, Mr Sullivan stated.

Shweta Sharma5 June 2024 03:54


They escaped Russia’s lethal assault on Kharkiv – now these Ukrainians face one other disaster

Alexander Butler5 June 2024 03:00


The Russian glide bombs altering the face of the conflict in Ukraine

The Russian glide bombs altering the face of the conflict in Ukraine

Winged explosives weighing as much as 1,500 kilograms – and nicknamed the ‘building destroyer’ – have had a devastating impression wherever they’ve been used, writes Tom Watling. Kyiv is battling them as finest it could possibly however wants Western allies to step up and supply extra weapons, air defences and ammunition

Alexander Butler5 June 2024 01:00