Timeline: day 101 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is June 4. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for more than a hundred days. We're reporting on the current news. This piece will be updated.
What about today?
Almost all of Russia's 35th Army was destroyed because the commanders were incompetent, the American Institute for War Studies has learned. russian troops have carried out unsuccessful attacks from Izyum and west of the Lyman, and are unlikely to advance to Sloviansk.
Almost all of russia's 35th Army was destroyed because the commanders were incompetent, the American Institute for War Studies has learned. russian troops have carried out unsuccessful attacks from Izyum and west of the Lyman, and are unlikely to advance to Sloviansk.
Two days ago, Severodonetsk was captured by 70%, but now the occupiers have been moved by 20%, according to the head of the Luhansk regional council Serhiy Haidai. He is confident that in two weeks russians will definitely not be able to capture the city.
Along the entire line of defense, the enemy uses the full range of weapons. During the day, the occupiers fired on more than 20 settlements in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, destroyed and damaged 26 civilian objects, including 25 residential buildings and a power line. As a result of these shellings, 4 civilians were killed (including one child), and 3 others were injured.
- 1 artillery system;
- 1 tank;
- 6 combat armored vehicles;
- 2 special armored vehicles;
- 3 units of motor vehicles;
- 2 unmanned aerial vehicles "Orlan-10".
Ukrainian defenders continue to deter the aggressor in the area of the operational and tactical group "East". Our soldiers destroyed:
- personnel – 36;
- BMP – 1;
- APC – 1;
- ATT – 1;
- composition of ammunition – 1.
Ukraine is one of the world's largest exporters of wheat, corn and sunflower oil, but russian troops are currently blocking Ukraine's Black Sea ports, threatening global food supplies. After the russian army invaded Ukraine, food prices began to rise sharply around the world. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in May that 49 million people in 43 countries were facing starvation deaths amid the war.
putin promises not to obstruct the passage of Ukrainian grain ships from Ukraine's Black Sea ports if Kyiv clears the fairway of mines. According to him, Moscow will not use this to attack its troops.
However, it is impossible to believe the guarantees of someone who denied the intention to attack Ukraine even before the invasion. As well as to cede part of their territories in order to provide other countries with our agricultural products. The world needs Ukrainian grain. And we need Ukraine. And it would be fair for us to help the world and all those in need, and for us to restore full sovereignty.
European experts show a map with the current situation of the capture of our territories by the russian federation, the places marked by the Armed Forces of Ukraine were repulsed by the russian occupiers. The largest area of the conquered territory is in the north, where Russia had minimal success and threatened the capital of Ukraine. The russian occupiers in our territory are now about 400 km from Kyiv.
Russia's war against Ukraine may end by the end of the year, according to Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.
"russia continues to make efforts to occupy our entire state. It is still impossible to predict when the war will end, but I am optimistic that it is realistic to do so this year," said Oleksiy Reznikov. He also stressed that the russian military is not a regular civilized army, but murderers, looters and rapists.
Communication with the captured soldiers of the Azov regiment is taking place. It is conducted by our intelligence officers from Ukraine's Head Intelligence Unit, – said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky.
According to him, the Head Intelligence Unit receives information about the conditions of detention, food and the chances of their release. "We all know that they will all be here in Kyiv, and we are doing everything possible to arrange that," Monastyrsky added.