Russia Ukraine battle replace: Putin’s troops undergo in Kharkiv as Zelensky says peace talks ‘tomorrow if Moscow leaves’ | EUROtoday

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Zelensky says China attempting to undermine Ukraine peace summit

Russia is struggling a excessive attrition fee in its bid to seize Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest metropolis and its close by areas, as its troops affirm huge losses.

Only 12 out of 100 troopers have been discovered alive after a Russian unit – fifth firm of the 1009th regiment – got here beneath Ukrainian fireplace and drones in close by Vovchansk metropolis, mentioned one of many troopers Anton Andreev, reported The Guardian.

“They just chop us up. We are sent under machine guns, under drones in daylight, like meat. And commanders just shout ‘forward and forward’,” he mentioned in a video message, the report added.

The heavy losses have additionally pressured Russia to withdraw its troops from the Kharkiv frontline, mentioned Ukrainian navy officers.

Away from the frontline, Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Ukraine would maintain peace talks “tomorrow” if Russia pulls out of all Ukrainian territory.

“Russia can start negotiations tomorrow if they pull out of our territories,” he mentioned, stating that Moscow’s presence at negotiations would reveal its willingness for peace.

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Heavy combating grips Ukraine’s Vovchansk city: ‘Difficult but controlled’

Ukrainian soldiers are looking to isolate Russian units that are advancing across the nearby border in Vovchansk near the Kharkiv battlefield. The past weekend has seen massive escalation in fighting in the region.

Military bloggers on both sides have confirmed heavy combat at an aggregate plant on the northern edge of Vovchansk.

“Ukrainian military observer Kostyantyn Mashovets stated that around 200 Russian soldiers, including dead and wounded, are currently isolated in the Aggregate Plant after Russian forces tried to cross the Vovcha River east of the plant on an unspecified date and entered the plant after coming under Ukrainian fire,” said The Institute for the Study of War in its latest analysis.

The situation in Vovchansk, east of Kharkiv and a few miles from the state border, is “difficult but controlled”, said on Ukrainian squad commander. He claimed Russian troops were “surrounded”.

“Our guys are not losing their positions, occasionally conducting successful assaults, liberating positions and pushing the enemy back,” Buniatov said in a post on Telegram yesterday.

The ISW’s evaluation added that the Russian navy command is “trying to withdraw degraded elements of the 25th Motorized Rifle Brigade (6th CAA, LMD) and 83rd Separate Guards Airborne (VDV) Brigade that have become combat-ineffective due to high losses”.

Arpan Rai17 June 2024 06:16

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Putin affords 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 hitch 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.

They additionally coincided with a gathering of leaders of the Group of Seven main industrialized nations in Italy and after the U.S. and Ukraine this week signed a 10-year safety settlement that Russian officers, together with Putin, denounced as “null and void.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain17 June 2024 06:00

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Nearly 80 nations again Ukraine’s territorial integrity for peace talks

A complete of 78 nations have referred to as for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the idea for any peace settlement to finish Russia’s two-year battle as Volodymyr Zelensky wrapped up two days of hectic talks in Switzerland.

About 100 delegations, principally Western nations, attended the convention that was billed as a primary step towards peace. They included presidents and prime ministers from France, Germany, Britain, Japan, Poland, Argentina, Ecuador, Kenya and Somalia. The Holy See was additionally represented, and vp Kamala Harris spoke for the United States.

India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates — represented by overseas ministers or lower-level envoys — have been amongst nations that didn’t signal the ultimate doc, which centered on problems with nuclear security, meals safety and the alternate of prisoners. Brazil, an “observer,” didn’t signal on however Turkey did. China didn’t attend.

The last doc signed by 78 nations mentioned the UN Charter and “respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty — can and will serve as a basis for achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine.”

This explicit clause has been a nonstarter for Putin, who desires Ukraine to cede extra territory and again away from its hopes of becoming a member of the Nato navy alliance.

The joint communique capped a two-day convention marked by the absence of Russia, which was not invited. Many attendees expressed hope that Russia would possibly take part on a street map to peace sooner or later.

Arpan Rai17 June 2024 05:47

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Russian troops paint ‘grim’ Kharkiv battle: ‘They just chop us up’

Russia is fighting to capture Ukraine’s second largest metropolis at a excessive attrition fee and the price of warfare on its troops has been leaked by its personal troops who’ve highlighted the grim image.

Only 12 out of 100 troopers have been discovered alive after Russian unit – fifth firm of the 1009th regiment – got here beneath Ukrainian fireplace and drones in close by Vovchansk metropolis, mentioned one of many troopers Anton Andreev, reported The Guardian.

“They just chop us up. We are sent under machine guns, under drones in daylight, like meat. And commanders just shout ‘forward and forward’,” he mentioned in a video message, the report added.

The heavy losses has additionally pressured Russia to withdraw its troops from the Kharkiv frontline, mentioned Ukrainian navy officers.

“Ukrainian Kharkiv Group of Forces Spokesperson Yuriy Povkh stated that elements of the Russian 138th Motorized Rifle Brigade (6th Combined Arms Army [CAA]Leningrad Military District [LMD]) are unsuccessfully attacking in the Kharkiv direction and that the Russian military command is trying to withdraw degraded elements of the 25th Motorized Rifle Brigade (6th CAA, LMD) and 83rd Separate Guards Airborne (VDV) Brigade that have become combat-ineffective due to high losses,” reported The Institute for the Study of War.

Arpan Rai17 June 2024 04:29

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Peace talks with Putin tomorrow if Moscow leaves our soil, says Zelensky

Vladimir Putin can begin peace talks with Ukraine management as quickly as “tomorrow” in the event that they go away our soil first, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned as he wrapped up the peace summit in Switzerland.

“Russia can start negotiations tomorrow if they pull out of our territories,” he mentioned, stating that Moscow’s presence at negotiations would reveal its willingness for peace.

He additionally denied falling again on diplomatic means to unravel the intensifying battlefield offensive and mentioned Ukraine has at all times referred to as for peace, reported BBC.

At the Swiss occasion, the problem was to speak robust on Russia however open the door for it to hitch a peace initiative.“Many countries… wanted the involvement of representatives of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky mentioned. “At the same time, the majority of the countries do not want to shake hands with them (Russian leaders)… so there are various opinions in the world.”

Arpan Rai17 June 2024 04:04

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

Ukrainian firepower has been bettering since U.S. lawmakers permitted a much-needed navy help bundle this spring, although not shortly sufficient to halt the Russian offensive in japanese 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 means of the summer season, when the drier floor and longer days will solely help 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-Hussain17 June 2024 04:00

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Peter Pellegrini, a detailed ally of the populist prime minister, is sworn in as Slovakia’s president

Peter Pellegrini was sworn in because the president of Slovakia on Saturday in a ceremony that occurred amid heightened safety following an assassination try on his shut ally, populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, a month in the past.

Pellegrini referred to as for nationwide unity in his speech at a particular session of Parliament that occurred on the seat of the Slovak philharmonic, turning into Slovakia’s sixth president because it gained independence after the disintegration of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

“We are one nation, one society, one Slovakia,” he mentioned.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain17 June 2024 02:00

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Nations talk about youngsters, nuclear security at talks on peace in Ukraine happening with out Russia

Countries resumed talks Sunday on tips on how to iron out problems with nuclear security, prisoner exchanges and exports of meals from Ukraine which have arisen as a consequence of Russia‘s two-year war there, and ways to bring peace to Ukraine — even though Moscow is not represented.

Leaders from many Western countries and others including Ecuador, Somalia and Kenya were meeting in the Swiss resort of Bürgenstock to lay out their visions of what peace could look like in Ukraine one day. Many hope that Russia will join in one day, but say it needs to agree to respect Ukraine’s territory — about one quarter of which it occupies.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain17 June 2024 00:00

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

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Saturday dismissed a cease-fire provide 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 $50 billion mortgage to Ukraine.

The mortgage might be offered by the U.S., U.Ok., Canada and presumably Japan, Meloni mentioned. The frozen Russian belongings for use as collateral are primarily in Europe, “so Europe is already contributing by identifying the guarantee mechanism,” she added.

The mortgage settlement was reached on the opening Thursday of the two-day annual assembly of leaders from the G7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States in southern Italy’s Puglia area.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain16 June 2024 23:00

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LGBT troopers in Ukraine hope their service is altering attitudes as they rally for authorized rights

Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand extra rights and spotlight their service to their nation in its battle with Russia.

The servicemembers — many carrying rainbow and unicorn patches on their uniforms — referred to as on the federal government to grant them official partnership rights. They described the occasion as a pleasure march nevertheless it didn’t have the celebratory environment of peacetime occasions and occurred within the rain and beneath a heavy police guard amid threats from counterprotesters.

The position of LGBT members within the navy has been credited with shifting public attitudes towards same-sex partnerships within the socially conservative nation.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain16 June 2024 22:00

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