street fighting and shelling by Russian troops in Severodonetsk, Kyiv regrets the death of 100 soldiers in a day

Cover photo: A Ukrainian soldier takes position during street fighting in the city of Severodonetsk, Luhansk region. June 8, 2022 ALEXANDER RATUSHNIAK / AP PHOTO

  • Two Brits and a Moroccan sentenced to death, Thursday, June 9, for participation in hostilities in the ranks of the Ukrainian army. This verdict, the first against foreigners fighting on the territory of Ukraine, was issued by the Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, controlled by Moscow. London says it is “very concerned”.
  • Severodonetsk “hold on”, according to Zelensky. In this strategic city, on which control of the entire Donbass in eastern Ukraine depends, fierce street fighting continues against Russian troops. “Severodonetsk, Lisichansk and other cities of Donbass, which the occupiers now see as their targets, are holding their positions,” confirmed by the Ukrainian president.
  • The neighboring city of Lisichansk is completely controlled by the Ukrainian army. but suffered from the bombing “powerful and chaotic”said the governor of the Lugansk region, Sergei Gaidai, who accuses Russian forces of attacking “deliberately” hospitals and distribution points for humanitarian aid.
  • Kyiv mourns ‘up to 100 soldiers’ every day You as well as “500 wounded” in battles with the Russian army, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Thursday (June 9).
  • In Mariupol, the deputy mayor claims that dozens of corpses are regularly found in the buildings of a port city in southern Ukraine, which came under Russian control. Petr Andryushchenko reported on Telegram that the bodies were being taken to “The Endless Caravan of Death” to the morgue, landfills and other places.
  • Vladimir Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron talked. The President of Ukraine said that on Thursday, June 9, he discussed with the President of France the issue of French military assistance to Ukraine, including in “heavy weapons” clarified Emmanuel Macron, as well as the candidacy of Kyiv for entry into the European Union.
  • The President of the African Union calls for the speedy demining of the Odessa port. Senegalese head of state Macky Sall, the current president of the African Union, called on Thursday June 9 to clear the Ukrainian port of Odessa to allow grain exports and said he had received assurances from President Vladimir Putin that Russia would not attack. No export recovery Africa “will find himself in a very serious situation of famine that could destabilize the continent”He stated this in an interview with the French media. France 24 and RFI.
  • Sanctions against Moscow wipe out 15 years of Russia’s economic progress and three decades of integration with the West, according to a report by the Institute of International Finance (IFF) released on Wednesday. The IIF predicts the Russian economy will shrink by 15% this year and another 3% in 2023.
  • More than a hundred days after the Russian offensive, the consequences of the war continue to worsen in the worldaffecting 1.6 billion people, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Wednesday. The blockade of Ukrainian ports by the Russian Black Sea Fleet paralyzes grain exports, especially wheat. The countries of Africa and the Middle East will be the first to suffer and fear serious food crises.
  • The war forced about 6.5 million Ukrainians to leave their country. and caused thousands of deaths: at least 4,200 civiliansaccording to the latest United Nations (UN) report which estimates the actual numbers “significantly higher”and thousands of soldiers, although the combatants rarely report their losses.

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