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What's Happening 11:29 18 Jun 2022

Timeline: day 115 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression

Today is June 18. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 115 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.

What about today?

Key points

russia continues to use insidious tactics of missile strikes as a means of combat and psychological pressure on both the defense forces and civilians.

Yesterday because of morning rocket strike across Mykolaiv when racists aimed at an industrial object, completely broke sports club and again hit simply in the residential area, several apartment houses, the transformer substation was damaged. 2 people died, 20 were injured, including 2 children.

This morning, residents of Kremenchuk woke up from the explosions. From 6 to 8 Russian missiles hit the Kremenchuk refinery and other infrastructure.

Ukraine has allocated almost a trillion hryvnias for defense and security. Today, the state budget for 2022 provides funds in the amount of UAH 919.3 billion for national security and defense, which is more than a third of the total budget expenditures.

Who's coming to Ukraine?

On financial and information aid, weapons and politicians

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After Boris Johnson wrote a letter to Ukrainian children, he was answered by 6-year-old Ilya from Mariupol, who lost his parents in his hometown. On the Ukrzaliznytsia train, the British prime minister was given a letter from a boy with an English translation, but as it turned out, Boris Johnson can read Ukrainian.

Slovenia has handed over 35 infantry fighting vehicles and small arms to Ukraine, said Slovenian Defense Minister Marjan Šarec. Mr Šarecnoted that the country has exhausted its arsenal, which can be transferred to Ukraine, and stressed that it is ready to accept troops for training.

Germany will hand over heavy weapons to Ukraine so that it can use them in the battle for Donbas, said Chancellor Olaf Scholz. According to him, concrete samples will be delivered after the Ukrainian military is trained. "We will install an anti-missile system that can save Odesa or Kyiv. We have also decided together with Britain and the United States to install rocket launchers." Asked whether Ukraine would be able to get German weapons in time to change the course of hostilities in the Donbas, Scholz said: "It will arrive on time."

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