Russia attacks Kyiv again

(CNN Spanish) – The Russian war in Ukraine has already exceeded 100 days and the situation is getting worse in different parts of the occupied country. Now, Russian forces are targeting their forces in the eastern region, in particular the city of Severodonetsk. Here is the major news on June 6 about the conflict that has kept the world in suspense:

The site of “fierce battles” in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian forces in the eastern city of Severodonetsk are under renewed attack after retaking territory at the weekend, a senior official in the region said on Monday.

“The most intense battles are still going on here,” Serhi Heidi, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said in a television interview.

“Our defenders managed to respond for a while: they liberated almost half of the city. However, now the situation is worse for us again.”

Heidi said the Russians were using “the usual scorched-earth tactics” and that evacuating the estimated 15,000 civilians remaining in Severodonetsk was impossible due to heavy fighting.

He said that Russia directs most of its bombing to the neighboring city of Lysechhansk, which lies on a strategic high ground across the Seversky Donets River from Severodonetsk.

“From there it becomes much easier to defend and maintain a defensive line,” Heidi said. “They continue to destroy homes and humanitarian aid centres,” they added.

He said that another 15,000 civilians were still in Lizichansk and that the police had managed to evacuate a small number of them.

Finally, he said, Russia had devoted an “incredible” number of troops and equipment to the bombing of the main access road to Lysekhansk and Severodonetsk, which runs between Pakhmut and Lechchansk.

“The Russians don’t control this highway, but the entire road is being bombed,” he said. “The Russians have created huge reserves. Time will tell if they have enough strength to take this path.”

More civilians are ready to flee Donetsk, official said, with casualties “almost every day”

A senior regional official said on Monday that an increasing number of civilians are now ready to be evacuated from the Ukraine-controlled Donetsk region.

“People who did not try, and did not want to leave at first, when it was safe, are leaving now,” Pavlo Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, told Ukrainian television.

“We evacuated them from the front’s settlements and from the cities of Bakhmut, Solidar and Slovyansk. Now the pace has accelerated,” he said.

some backgroundFighting has intensified in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent weeks, with Russian attacks on the city of Slovinsk advancing, and a fierce urban battle for control of Severodonetsk, the easternmost city in Ukraine controlled by the Ukrainian government.

CNN crew in eastern Ukraine on Monday saw long lines of civilian vehicles heading west from the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Donetsk region.

Civilian losses are almost daily: Kirilenko described the evacuations as “extremely dangerous”.

“Every day we evacuate people, even from the front line. This is much more difficult during or between bombing, because the movement of the evacuation bus or the pickup does not mean that the passengers will not shoot at him. .

He said that the front in the Donetsk region “has not changed in the last day” and “almost every day we have civilian casualties.”

Russia attacked Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine

Smoke rises after a missile attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 5. (Photo: Vladislav Sudel/Reuters)

Britain’s Ministry of Defense said in its latest intelligence assessment on Monday that the Russian missile attack on Kyiv on Sunday was likely an attempt to disrupt the supply of Western military equipment to Ukrainian front-line units.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff said one of the missiles was intercepted by a Ukrainian air defense unit, but the rest hit “infrastructure facilities in the north of the Ukrainian capital”.

Vadim Denisenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said one military target and one civilian were hit.

Several missiles hit the Darnitsya railroad repair plant, injuring a railway worker, according to Oleksandr Kamyshin, general manager of the Ukrainian state railway company Ukrzaleznytsya.
But he said passenger trains were not delayed by the attacks.

Kamyshin denied Russian reports that his company contained military equipment, and invited journalists to verify this by visiting the factory.

The British Ministry of Defense also said that heavy fighting was continuing in the eastern city of Severodonetsk and that Russian forces were continuing to advance towards the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region.

It is possible that Russian forces have transferred many air defense assets to Snake Island in the Black Sea, including the SA-15 and SA-22 systems, and these weapons are likely intended to provide air defense for ships. The Russian Navy operates around Snake Island, the ministry said.

He added that Russian activity on Snake Island contributes to its blockade of the Ukrainian coast and hinders the resumption of maritime trade, including Ukrainian grain exports.

Increased Russian air and missile strikes on several fronts in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that Russian forces have launched missiles and air strikes on various targets across Ukraine, in an attempt to breach Ukraine’s defenses and hit key infrastructure.

Colonel Oleksandr Motozyanek, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said that Russia was carrying out “intensive shooting and offensive operations along the entire front line in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”

Seven aircraft launched guided missiles from the Black and Caspian Seas, while coastal missile systems in the Crimea were also active.

On the ground, Mutozyanek said, the Russians had made some progress, including north of Sloviansk, where they were advancing in the Sviatohirsk region toward the Siverskiy Donets. He said that the Russians were conducting an “engineering survey of the area in preparation for a possible breach of a water barrier.” But he said they were rejected in other neighborhoods on this front.

This photo taken on June 6, 2022 in the city of Rayhorodok in the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine shows a collapsed bridge leading to the captured Russian city of Lyman. (Photo by Aris Messines/AFP via Getty Images)

Sloviansk is a major target of the Russian operation, and Russian forces have been closing in on the city in recent weeks.

In the far east, in Severodonetsk, Motozyanek said that Ukrainian units were blocking the “attack of the Russian aggressor, which is aimed at encircling our forces in the Severodonetsk and Leszychansk regions, as well as blocking the main logistics routes … of the Ukrainian armed forces.” He added that the serious fight against the occupiers in the East and Central The city, the enemy is not spared neither people nor equipment, and with the support of artillery, the enemy is carrying out offensive operations to achieve its goal of controlling the city.”

Motozyanek said the Russians were still trying to break through the Ukrainian lines to defend the road between Lyshansk and Bakhmut, but were repelled.

To the south, an attempt to break through the borders of the Donetsk region was thwarted. Ukrainian forces had “inflicted heavy losses and forced a number of hostile sabotage groups to retreat” while trying to reach the settlements of Rinobyl and Novosylka, near the territorial border with Zaporizhia.

In the northern Kharkiv region, Motozyanek said enemy fire was continuing on settlements north and east of the capital in an attempt to prevent Ukrainian forces from reaching the Russian border.

In the south, the Russians appear to be trying to regain ground lost in the Ukrainian offensive last week. Motozyanek said that Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian counterattack near the settlements of Lozov and Bela Krinitsya. In the same area, he said, Russian forces fired at Ukrainian positions along the entire line of contact between Mykolaiv and Kherson.

Putin blames the West for the global food and energy crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that Moscow’s actions had nothing to do with the looming energy and food crisis in the world and again blamed Western economic and financial policies for creating this scenario.

Current and former energy officials told CNN they are concerned that the Russian invasion of Ukraine, after years of underinvestment in the energy sector, has led the world to a crisis that rivals, or even surpasses, the oil crises of the 1970s and 1970s. early eighties.

US President Joe Biden has blamed the Russian invasion for high domestic prices and global food shortages.

In an interview with state TV channel Rossiya-1, conducted on Friday and broadcast in full on Sunday, the Russian president blamed the United States for “pumping huge sums of money” into its economy as a way to combat the fallout from the coronavirus. The coronavirus epidemic, which caused inflation and “an unfavorable situation in the food market, because food prices, in the first place, rose.”

Ukrainian musicians sing war songs on top of a burning Russian tank 0:42

Putin also blamed “the short-sighted policy of European countries, primarily the European Commission, in the energy sector” as another cause of the food and energy market crisis.

“Among other things, the Europeans did not listen to our urgent requests to maintain long-term contracts for the supply of the same natural gas to European countries, and also began (termination of contracts) … This had a negative impact on the European energy market: prices rose. And Russia has nothing to do with this It’s not at all.”

As soon as gas prices rose, Putin added, “the prices of fertilizers rose immediately, because some of these fertilizers are being produced, even at the expense of gas. Everything is interconnected.”

“But we have already warned about this and this has nothing to do with any Russian military operation,” Putin said.

The Kremlin said last week that Moscow was ready to make a “significant contribution” to averting the food crisis by exporting grain and fertilizer, if the West lifted “politically motivated restrictions” on Russia.

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