Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 844

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As nan warfare enters its 844th day, these are nan main developments.

A man stepping past a destroyed artifact of flats successful Toretsk adjacent nan beforehand line

Homes person been destroyed adjacent nan eastbound beforehand statement successful towns for illustration Toretsk [Oleg Petrasiuk/24th Mechanized Brigade via EPA]

Published On 18 Jun 2024

Here is nan business connected Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Fighting

  • At slightest 22 people, including 3 children, were injured successful a Russian rocket onslaught connected Ukraine’s east-central Poltava region. Poltava Governor Filip Pronin posted footage of himself astatine nan segment of nan attack, which he said caused awesome harm to residential buildings and trim powerfulness supplies to thousands of people.
  • Regional authorities successful nan confederate region of Kherson, which is partially occupied by Russia, said a 50-year-old civilian was killed successful a Russian drone attack.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Kyiv’s forces were pushing Russian troops retired of nan northeastern Kharkiv region wherever Moscow seized respective villages adjacent nan separator past month. Vitaly Ganchev, a Russia-appointed charismatic successful occupied areas of nan Kharkiv region, said Ukraine’s subject was pouring men and instrumentality into nan area and that nan “fiercest clashes” were successful Vovchansk, 5km (three miles) wrong nan border, and adjacent Lyptsy.

Politics and diplomacy

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin will get successful Pyongyang connected Tuesday for a two-day visit arsenic nan 2 countries deepen their relationship. In a missive published successful North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, Putin thanked nan state for supporting nan warfare successful Ukraine and promised support for Pyongyang’s efforts to take sides its interests contempt what he called “US pressure, blackmail and subject threats”.
  • US Wall Street Journal newsman Evan Gershkovich will spell connected trial connected June 26 successful nan metropolis of Yekaterinburg. The Sverdlovsk Regional Court said nan proceedings will beryllium held “behind closed doors”. Gershkovich, who has been jailed since his apprehension successful March past year, is accused of spying. He and nan Wall Street Journal contradict nan charges. Washington has designated nan newsman arsenic “arbitrarily detained”.  The Kremlin said that contacts had taken spot pinch nan United States complete a imaginable captive speech involving Gershkovich.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused China of “fuelling nan largest equipped conflict successful Europe since World War II” moreover arsenic it seeks to support bully relations pinch nan West, arguing that nan information confederation needed to enforce costs connected China complete its support for Russia. The US past week imposed sanctions connected respective Chinese companies it said were progressive successful nan waste of dual-use technologies to Russia. Beijing says it is neutral successful nan war, but has not condemned Moscow for its penetration of Ukraine.
The nuclear-powered Russian submarine Kazan leaves nan larboard of Havana, Cuba, The nuclear-powered Russian submarine Kazan connected its measurement retired of nan larboard successful Havana aft a five-day fleet sojourn [Ariel Ley/AP Photo]
  • Putin sacked 4 lawman defence ministers successful a continuing reshuffle that began past period erstwhile he unexpectedly removed longstanding defence curate Sergei Shoigu. Anna Tsivileva, nan girl of Putin’s precocious cousin, was among those appointed to switch them. Her responsibilities will see improving societal and lodging support for subject personnel. She antecedently headed a authorities money to support those progressive successful nan warfare successful Ukraine.
  • A fleet of Russian vessels, including a nuclear-powered submarine, near Havana’s larboard aft a five-day sojourn to Cuba pursuing subject drills successful nan Atlantic Ocean. Their adjacent destination was unclear, though US officials person said that they could perchance besides extremity successful Venezuela.

Weapons

  • One worker was killed and 8 different group injured successful an detonation astatine a Czech subject guidelines wherever Ukrainian troops person been training since precocious 2022. Military constabulary spokeswoman Katerina Mlynkova told nan AFP news agency nan soldiers progressive “were not foreigners”.

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