Russia has committed one of the most heinous terrorist acts on the territory of Ukraine – one of many that occur with increasing frequency. Yesterday, during another series of attacks against civilians, a Russian missile hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Poltava region, where more than a thousand civilians were inside.
Amid ongoing military drills conducted by Belarus along its border with Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has ordered assessments on troops’ combat readiness in four of the five Ukrainian oblasts bordering Belarus.
As of June 12, Ukraine has a frontline width of 2450 kilometers, 1105 kilometers of which are active hostilities, according to Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.
Ukraine and Russia held the 11th prisoner exchange, reported Mykolaiv Governor Vitaliy Kim. Among the released was the Head of Shevchenkove community, Mykolaiv region, who was detained by Russian forces for two months while delivering bread with volunteers.
The Leaders of the Political Groups of the European Parliament called on the heads of EU member states to decide on granting Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia the status of a candidate for EU membership at the summit in Brussels on June 23-24. Meanwhile, Olha Stefanyshyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, says there are three countries in the EU block that are opposing the EU candidate status for Ukraine, without mentioning their names.
Currently, more than 20 million tonnes of grain are stuck in Ukraine awaiting shipment, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said this number could rise to 75 million by the autumn, says Reuters.
Today is a #WorldFoodSafetyDay. However, as we see, the Russian war in Ukraine might not only undermine the safety of food products, but prevent millions of people from having any food. Therefore, security guarantees are needed to unblock the Ukrainian ports to ensure grain supply. President Zelenskyi said Turkey can become a mediator for the process to ensure grain export.
100 days of Ukraine’s resistance. February 24 has started a new timeline for people in Ukraine, who are now counting every day of resistance and loss.
Prepared by Sofia Oliynyk and Maryana Zaviyska Photo: Finbarr O’Reilly Cities under attack. Explosions were reported in Mykolaiv and Odesa. … More
Sumy and Chernihiv regions remain the target for the Russian army. On Sunday, Russian forces fired 10 times at border areas there from the territory of Russia. Over the weekend, Russian aircraft bombed a church and a kindergarten in Sumy region. Russian forces shelled a Mykolaiv residential district, damaging 3 apartment blocks.