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Three civilians have been killed by Russian forces in a strike on the Donetsk area as Vladimir Putin is accused of “seducing the West”.

The head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Vadym Filashkin, mentioned on Telegram that Russian troopers killed three residents and injured 5 others in Ulakly.

He added: “Total number of victims of Russia in Donetsk oblast doesn’t include killed and injured in Mariupol and Volnovakha. #StopRussia #RussiaKillsCivilians.”

War analysts have referred to as Vladimir Putin’s purported curiosity in peace negotiations merely a hole try to “seduce” the West.

His “absurd ultimatums”, together with Ukraine surrendering virtually 20% of its territory and abandoning NATO ambitions, are a part of a marketing campaign to sabotage the Swiss peace convention, in accordance with the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Almost 100 international locations are gathered for the summit led by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky the place he’s looking for to point out the backing he has towards Russia and drumming up help for a plan to finish the struggle.


Russian troops fired eight instances at settlements within the Donetsk area over the previous day, destroying and damaging 16 homes.

The Ukrainian army has launched footage of the devastation attributable to Russian missiles in Donetsk.

The head of the Donetsk Military District Military Administration, Vadym Filashkin mentioned on Telegram: “In just one day, Russians fired eight times at the settlements of the Donetsk region.”

It got here as Russians had been accused of killing three residents of the Donetsk area and injuring 5 others on Saturday.

Filashkin added that 59 extra folks, together with 11 kids, had been evacuated from the entrance line within the Donetsk area.


Barney Davis16 June 2024 11:00


Russian forces storm a detention facility to rescue workers taken hostage, killing hostage takers

Russian safety forces stormed a detention heart in southern Russia, ending a hostage standoff, Russian state information company RIA Novosti reported Sunday. The hostages on the facility in Rostov-on-Don had been unhurt, mentioned RIA Novosti, citing Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service. It mentioned that the hostage takers had been “liquidated,” with different native information retailers reporting that no less than among the prisoners had been killed.

It got here as inmates took two workers hostage, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service mentioned on Sunday.

Russian state information company Tass, citing unnamed sources in legislation enforcement, mentioned that six hostage takers had been within the central courtyard of the Rostov area’s Detention Center No. 1, armed with a penknife, a rubber baton and a fireplace ax. The prisoners embrace males accused of hyperlinks to the Islamic State group, it mentioned.

Barney Davis16 June 2024 10:45


Three civilians killed by Russian military in Donetsk area – Ukraine claims

The Russian military allegedly killed three residents of the Donetsk area and injured 5 others prior to now 24 hours, a army chief has mentioned.

The head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Vadym Filashkin wrote in Telegram: “On June 15, Russians killed three residents of the Donetsk region in Ulakly. Another five people were injured in the region during the day.”

He added: “Total number of victims of Russia in Donetsk oblast doesn’t include killed and injured in Mariupol and Volnovakha. #StopRussia #RussiaKillsCivilians.”

According to Filashkin, for the reason that starting of the full-scale invasion, Russia has killed 1,999 civilians within the area, and one other 5,029 have been injured.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, added that one other civilian was injured when a non-public home was destroyed within the village of Petropavlivka, Kupiansk district, because of Russian mortar shelling.

Barney Davis16 June 2024 09:46


Putin’s ‘absurd’ peace proposal a ‘hole try to seduce the West’

Vladimir Putin’s curiosity in peace negotiations is merely a hole try to “seduce” the West and undermine Swiss peace convention, army analysts say.

“The Kremlin is not interested in good faith negotiations with Ukraine and only feigns its interest in negotiations as part of a wider informational effort intended to convince the West to pre-emptively make concessions that violate Ukraine’s sovereignty,” mentioned the Institute for the Study of War.

Mr Putin’s calls for would “irrevocably damage the principle of state sovereignty and the inviolability of international borders”.

The ISW referred to as Putin’s promise to respect a ceasefire “particularly hollow following months of Russian war crimes against Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war”.

“Putin’s demands continue to reflect his long-demanded ultimatums that are based on presuppositions that deny the existence of an independent and sovereign Ukraine and that seek to seduce the West to pre-emptively compromise on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” mentioned the ISW.

Barney Davis16 June 2024 09:42


Italian Premier Meloni describes Putin’s cease-fire supply for Ukraine as ‘propaganda’

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni dismissed a ceasefire supply for Ukraine by Russian president Vladimir Putin as “propaganda,” as she wrapped up a Group of Seven summit that noticed a deal reached for a $50bn mortgage to Ukraine.

Asked about Putin’s cease-fire proposal, Meloni mentioned it “seems to me more like a propaganda move than a real one.”

The Russian president mentioned Friday he would “immediately” order a cease-fire in Ukraine and begin negotiations if Kyiv begins withdrawing troops from the 4 areas Moscow annexed in 2022 and renounces plans to affix Nato.

“If president Putin’s proposal is: We are willing to have a peace negotiation if Ukraine recognises the invasion of Ukraine and gives up the occupied parts… doesn’t seem particularly effective to me as a proposal,” Meloni mentioned.

Arpan Rai16 June 2024 07:40


Ukraine’s Western allies lay out three-point agenda to finish struggle

Ukraine’s allies within the West which might be gathered for the peace summit in Switzerland this weekend have launched the draft textual content of an agenda to finish the struggle, which is now in its third 12 months.

Titled “Joint Communique on a Peace Framework Switzerland”, the textual content states: “This Summit was built on the previous discussions that have taken place based on Ukraine’s Peace Formula and other peace proposals which are in line with international law, including the United Nations Charter.”

It asks for nuclear security, world meals safety and launch of prisoners of struggle as a typical imaginative and prescient to convey peace and stability in Ukraine.

Here are the details:

“Firstly, any use of nuclear energy and nuclear installations must be safe, secured, safe-guarded and environmentally sound. Ukrainian nuclear power plants and installations, including Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, must operate safely and securely under full sovereign control of Ukraine and in line with IAEA principles and under its supervision.

“Any threat or use of nuclear weapons in the context of the ongoing war against Ukraine is inadmissible.

“Secondly, global food security depends on uninterrupted manufacturing and supply of food products. In this regard, free, full and safe commercial navigation, as well as access to seaports in the Black and Azov Seas, are critical. Attacks on merchant ships in ports and along the entire route, as well as against civilian ports and civilian port infrastructure, are unacceptable.

“Food security must not be weaponised in any way. Ukrainian agricultural products should be securely and freely provided to interested third countries.

“Thirdly, all prisoners of war must be released by complete exchange. All deported and unlawfully displaced Ukrainian children, and all other Ukrainian civilians who were unlawfully detained, must be returned to Ukraine.

“We believe that reaching peace requires the involvement of and dialogue between all parties. We, therefore, decided to undertake concrete steps in the future in the above-mentioned areas with further engagement of the representatives of all parties.”

Arpan Rai16 June 2024 07:02


Ukraine summit strives for broad consensus to lean on Russia to finish struggle

Western powers and international locations from the remainder of the world will use the second day of a serious summit in Switzerland right this moment to pursue a consensus on condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and underscoring considerations in regards to the struggle’s human price.

A draft of the ultimate summit declaration seen by Reuters refers to Russia’s invasion as a “war” – a label Moscow rejects – and requires Ukraine’s management over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and its Azov Sea ports to be restored.

Moscow casts what it calls its particular army operation in Ukraine as a part of a broader battle with the West, which it says desires to convey Russia to its knees. Kyiv and the West say Russia is waging an unlawful struggle of conquest.

World leaders together with US vice chairman Kamala Harris, German chancellor Olaf Scholz and French president Emmanuel Macron gathered this weekend at a mountaintop resort in a bid to bolster worldwide help for ending the struggle.

Many Western leaders voiced forceful condemnation of the invasion, invoking the UN Charter in defence of Ukrainian territorial integrity, and rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calls for for elements of Ukraine as a situation for peace.

“One thing is clear in this conflict: there is an aggressor, which is Putin, and there is a victim, which is the Ukrainian people,” Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez mentioned.

Some leaders are anticipated to depart early, and talks on Sunday will flip in direction of pursuing a joint place on the necessity for nuclear and meals safety, and the return of prisoners of struggle and youngsters faraway from Ukraine throughout the battle.

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan advised reporters Qatar had helped to mediate the return from Russia of 30 or extra Ukrainian kids to their households.

Kyiv says about 20,000 kids have been taken to Russia or Russian-occupied territory with out the consent of household or guardians for the reason that struggle started. Moscow rejects this, saying it has protected susceptible kids from the struggle zone.

The draft communique, dated 13 June, requires all illegally deported kids to be returned.

Arpan Rai16 June 2024 06:35


Ukraine employs a versatile protection whereas ready for brand spanking new Western ammo to get to the entrance

Ukrainian firepower has been enhancing since U.S. lawmakers authorized a much-needed army support bundle this spring, although not shortly sufficient to halt the Russian offensive in jap Ukraine.

Although the inflow of Western munitions has shrunk Kyiv‘s glaring artillery disadvantage, Moscow’s forces are nonetheless gaining floor alongside the snaking entrance line and can seemingly proceed to take action by way of the summer season, when the drier floor and longer days will solely support their push.

Ukraine remains to be on the defensive within the Donetsk area, enabling Moscow’s forces to inflict heavy losses throughout Ukrainian troop rotations and bringing them nearer to essential Ukrainian provide routes.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain16 June 2024 06:00


Zelensky slams Putin and Russia in inaugural speech at peace talks

Calling for peace in war-hit Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky condemned Russian president Vladimir Putin’s army onslaught and invasion in his inaugural speech on the ongoing peace talks in Switzerland.

“Putin has taken the lives of thousands of our people to take over a neighboring country. I wish this to no one. I wish all the peoples of the world, every child, and family to live without war. I want this for all Ukrainians. Ukraine has the right to peace. Just like all of you,” he mentioned final night time.

The Ukrainian chief additionally defined Russia’s absence from the desk, the place it was not invited. “Now there is no Russia here. Why? Because if Russia was interested in peace, there would be no war. We must decide together what a just peace means for the world and how it can be achieved in a truly lasting way. The UN Charter is the basis for us,” Mr Zelensky mentioned.

“No one has the right to kidnap the children of another nation. No one has the right to undermine peace. We are able to ensure the effectiveness of such principles. They are globally important,” he mentioned.

Arpan Rai16 June 2024 05:07


Putin presents truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv rejects it

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Friday to “immediately” order a cease-fire in Ukraine and begin negotiations if Kyiv started withdrawing troops from the 4 areas annexed by Moscow in 2022 and renounced plans to affix NATO. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected what he referred to as an ultimatum by Putin to give up extra territory.

Putin’s remarks got here as Switzerland ready to host scores of world leaders — however not from Moscow — this weekend to attempt to map out first steps towards peace in Ukraine.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain16 June 2024 05:00