Pro-Russia militia says it is taking control of Ukrainian trenches

Images show pro-Russian fighters taking control of trenches recently held by Ukrainian troops.

The images were obtained on Wednesday from the pro-Russian people’s militia of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), who said the footage showed how they “liberated the village of Metelkino.”

Metelkino, also known as Metiolkine, is a settlement in the Severodonetsk Rayon region in the Luhansk Oblast region of eastern Ukraine.

Images obtained on Wednesday from the so-called pro-Russian People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) are to show how they “liberated the village of Metelkino.”

An unnamed LPR spokesman said: “The Armed Forces [People’s Militia of the] The LPR continues to liberate its cities in the Donbass from the occupation of the Ukrainian Nationalist Army and Western mercenaries.

“After the fierce battle near Svierodonetsk, [People’s Militia] The fighters liberated the village of Metelkino.

“Backing back, Ukrainian militants opened fire on them with heavy weapons, targeting residential buildings where civilians still live.”

The spokesman also accused the Ukrainian military of using “weapons prohibited by the Vienna Convention on Warfare”.

Zenger News could not independently verify the images or claims.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Thursday is the 120th day of the attack.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24 February and 23 June, Russia had approximately 34,430 personnel, 1,504 tanks, 3,632 armored fighting vehicles, 756 artillery units, 240 multiple launch rocket systems, 99 air defense systems, 216 warplanes. had lost it. , 183 helicopters, 620 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,548 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 60 units of specialized equipment.

The Ukrainian military said it has launched airstrikes on the landlocked island, also known as Snake Island, causing “significant losses” to Russia’s military in an operation it says is underway.

Russia this week conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea amid rising tensions with NATO member Lithuania, as the latter country blocked the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Russian Foreign Ministry press secretary Maria Zakharova said Moscow’s response to a ban on the transit of EU-sanctioned goods by Lithuania to Kaliningrad would be not only diplomatic, but practical.

Ukrainian forces have stated that they are successfully thwarting new Russian attempts to advance into the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, but Russian forces have captured several settlements near Lischensk and Severodonetsk, believed to be 568 civilians. It is said that they are still sheltering at the Azot chemical plant in Severodnetsk.

The city of Lisichansk, located in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, is now said to be under siege by Russian and pro-Russian forces.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reunification of Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk has urged the local people of the Kherson region to evacuate to help Ukrainian forces in “de-occupied” the area.

British intelligence has claimed that the pro-Russian so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has lost about 55 percent of its core forces.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was a “historic week” as Kyiv awaits a Brussels decision about its EU candidate status, approving the EU application at a summit in Brussels on Thursday. expected to give.

The European Parliament passed a resolution on 8 June recommending that the EU grant Ukraine candidate country status for EU membership. In the motion, 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the motion, with 65 in opposition and 94 abstaining.

Zelensky, speaking to the African Union on Monday, accused Russia of holding Africa “hostage” over grain and fertilizer shortages.

The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, has warned that Russia could cut gas supplies to Europe this winter. Several European countries have received less Russian gas than expected in the past few weeks, with European imports of natural gas from Russia falling from about 40 percent to 20 percent before the war broke out.

This story was provided to Greeley Tribune zengar news,

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