Volodymyr Zelensky praises Donbas’s “completely heroic protection”

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Cover image: Smoke rises after shelling in the city of Sivierodonetsk during the fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops, June 7, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

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  • Ukrainian forces “Hold on” in Sivierodonetskbut there are Russians “More numerous and more efficient”so the situation is “heavy” on the Eastern Front, Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters on Sunday in Kiev.
  • “The enemy’s main effort is focused” in an attempt to seize this industrial center, and “block” Ukrainian soldiers in the neighboring region of Lysychansk, said in the evening the Ukrainian army. “Our troops control Sievierodonetsk, fighting continues in its eastern part”she added in her press release.
  • Regional Governor Serhi Haidaïhe had previously said that the situation was “aggravated” for the Ukrainians, despite the counterattack, which made it possible to regain half of the city. Its mayor Oleksandr Striouk told the Ukrainian independent news agency Unian “The situation has changed every hour” and that from“intense street fighting” as well as and “artillery duel”. According to Mr Haidius, the bombing intensified to Sievierodonetsk and Lyssychansk, a city located in “heights” and strategic for “hold the line of defense”.
  • US Foreign Minister Antony Blinken estimated Monday, June 6 “trustworthy” information about Russia “to fly” Ukrainian grain exports, blocked due to conflict, “Sell them for your own profit”. “It’s all intentional”said during a virtual conference on food insecurity, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of production “blackmail” to achieve the lifting of international sanctions against the invasion of Ukraine.

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