Russia-Ukraine newest: Southern area requires extra arms – Al Jazeera English

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Newest updates June 11, 2022: Governor of southern Mykolaiv area says defenders are outgunned with superior Russian artillery pounding cities.
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15 hours in the past (20:02 GMT)
A cloud of smoke may very well be seen after an explosion within the southeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Avdiivka, which homes a chemical plant, the Russian information company RIA quoted one in all its reporters as saying.
RIA posted a video it mentioned had been taken from Donetsk which confirmed a big smoke cloud rising from Avdiivka.
Al Jazeera was unable to right away to verify the RIA report or the authenticity of the video.
16 hours in the past (19:15 GMT)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will journey to Kyiv along with his counterparts from France and Italy earlier than the Group of Seven summit on the finish of June, Bild am Sonntag has reported.
The newspaper cited French and Ukrainian authorities sources. A German authorities spokesperson instructed the Reuters information company that “we aren’t in a position to affirm this”.
16 hours in the past (18:26 GMT)
As much as 300,000 tonnes of grain might have been saved in warehouses that Kyiv says have been destroyed by Russian shelling final weekend, deputy agriculture minister Taras Vysotskyi has mentioned.
Talking on nationwide tv, Vysotskyi mentioned, in response to data, at the beginning of the struggle the warehouses at one in all Ukraine’s largest agricultural commodities terminals within the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv held 250,000 to 300,000 tonnes of grain, primarily wheat and corn.
17 hours in the past (17:25 GMT)
Russia not needs to abide by rulings of the European Courtroom of Human Rights, with President Vladimir Putin signing a legislation to that impact, the TASS information company reported.
18 hours in the past (17:11 GMT)
Montenegro has frozen 44 properties owned by 34 Russians sanctioned by the European Union, the nation’s inside ministry has introduced.
The transfer is according to Montenegro’s efforts to totally align its overseas coverage with the EU’s overseas and safety affairs, the ministry mentioned in a press release.
Montenegro, a NATO ally since 2017, can also be a candidate for EU membership and began accession negotiations with the bloc in 2012.
18 hours in the past (16:46 GMT)
Russian shelling of the Azot chemical plant in Ukraine’s front-line metropolis of Severodonetsk brought on a strong fireplace to interrupt out after a leak of tonnes of oil, regional governor Serhiy Haidai has mentioned.
Talking on nationwide tv, Haidai didn’t say if the hearth on the plant, the place a whole lot of civilians are sheltering, had been extinguished.
19 hours in the past (15:55 GMT)
Within the Mykolaiv area close to the entrance line within the south, the regional governor says there’s an pressing want for worldwide navy help.
“Russia’s military is extra highly effective, they’ve a whole lot of artillery and ammo. For now, it is a struggle of artillery … and we’re out of ammo,” Vitaliy Kim mentioned.
“The assistance of Europe and America could be very, crucial.”
19 hours in the past (15:29 GMT)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy referred to as for a brand new spherical of “even stronger” European Union sanctions towards Russia.
Talking alongside European Fee President von der Leyen, Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude for the sanctions the bloc had already put in place towards Moscow.
“I’m grateful to the European Union for its sanctions coverage towards the Russian Federation, which could be very useful in our battle,” he mentioned.
“Nonetheless, the struggle, sadly, remains to be occurring, so the seventh bundle of sanctions is required.”
20 hours in the past (14:57 GMT)
The household of British man Shaun Pinner – captured preventing in Ukraine and who was sentenced to demise by a separatist court docket in Donbas – spoke of their devastation on the information and requested he be exchanged or launched.
“Firstly, our entire household is devastated and saddened on the final result of the unlawful present trial by the so-called Donetsk Individuals’s Republic,” the household mentioned in a press release.
“Shaun must be accorded all of the rights of a prisoner of struggle in response to the Geneva Conference and together with full unbiased authorized illustration. We sincerely hope that every one events will co-operate urgently to make sure the protected launch or alternate of Shaun.”
20 hours in the past (14:35 GMT)
Ukrainian and United Kingdom officers have warned that Russian forces are counting on weapons in a position to trigger mass casualties as they attempt to make headway in capturing japanese Ukraine and fierce, extended preventing depletes sources on each side.
Russian bombers have doubtless been launching heavy Nineteen Sixties-era anti-ship missiles in Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defence mentioned.
21 hours in the past (14:12 GMT)
The World Well being Group has mentioned it sees a “excessive” danger for a cholera outbreak within the devastated Ukrainian metropolis of Mariupol, however that, up to now, there have been no confirmed instances.
“WHO has not obtained an alert or notification of any suspected or confirmed instances,” a spokesperson mentioned in Geneva.
Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko, who’s not within the Russian-occupied port metropolis, and the British Defence Ministry just lately warned that Mauripol confronted a looming cholera outbreak.
22 hours in the past (13:17 GMT)
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen has instructed Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy in Kyiv that the European Union government’s opinion on Ukraine’s request to affix the EU could be prepared by the tip of subsequent week.
In a information convention, von der Leyen mentioned that discussions with Zelenskyy “will allow us to finalise our evaluation by the tip of subsequent week,” about whether or not to advocate Ukraine as a candidate for membership.
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The @EU_Commission is making ready ⁰our advice for EU Member States.⁰⁰My discussions at the moment with @ZelenskyyUa and @Denys_Shmyhal will allow us to finalise our evaluation.⁰⁰The path is understood.
I respect the efforts and willpower of Ukraine on this course of.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) June 11, 2022

23 hours in the past (11:32 GMT)
As much as 300,000 tonnes of grain might have been saved in warehouses that Kyiv says have been destroyed by Russian shelling final weekend, deputy agriculture minister Taras Vysotskyi has mentioned.
Talking on nationwide tv, Vysotskyi mentioned, in response to data, at the beginning of the struggle on February 24, the warehouses at one in all Ukraine’s largest agricultural commodities terminals within the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv held 250,000-300,000 tonnes of grain, primarily wheat and corn.
23 hours in the past (11:24 GMT)
France is unwilling to make concessions to Russia and desires Ukraine to win the struggle towards Moscow’s invading forces with its territorial integrity restored, a French presidential official has mentioned, as Paris seeks to assuage considerations over its stance within the battle.
President Emmanuel Macron has been criticised by Ukraine and japanese European allies after an interview quoted him as saying it was important to not “humiliate” Russia in order that when the preventing ends there may very well be a diplomatic resolution.
“Because the president has mentioned, we wish a Ukrainian victory. We wish Ukraine’s territorial integrity to be restored,” the official instructed reporters when requested about Macron’s feedback.
“There isn’t any spirit of concession in direction of Putin or Russia in what the president says. When he speaks to him straight, it isn’t compromise, however to say how we see issues.”
24 hours in the past (11:10 GMT)
A Czech citizen has died in Ukraine, Czech overseas minister Jan Lipavsky has mentioned, confirming media studies in regards to the first casualty amongst its volunteers preventing within the nation.
“I can affirm {that a} Czech citizen has died within the Donetsk area of Ukraine,” Lipavsky instructed reporters. “The physique must be transported to Kharkiv area tomorrow.”
Greater than 100 Czechs have joined Ukrainian armed forces, with the consent of native authorities, to assist in Ukraine’s defence towards the invasion launched by Russia on February 24.
11 Jun 2022 – 10:35 GMT
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged worldwide strain to finish a Russian naval blockade of Black Sea ports that has choked off his nation’s grain exports, threatening a worldwide meals disaster.
“The scarcity of foodstuffs will inexorably result in political chaos, which may end up in the [collapse] of many governments and the ousting of many politicians,” he mentioned in a video handle to the Shangri-La Dialogue safety summit in Singapore.
“This looming menace is apparent to see by simply trying on the skyrocketing costs of primary merchandise on the planet markets and in sure international locations. That is the direct consequence of the acts of the Russian state.”
Kyiv is in dialogue with the UN, Turkey and different international locations to open a strategy to enable the grain exports, and Zelenskyy mentioned the talks are centered on the “format” of the hall.
11 Jun 2022 – 10:30 GMT
Ukraine stays in command of the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk the place a whole lot of civilians are sheltering, the area’s governor has mentioned, after a Russia-backed separatist claimed 300-400 Ukrainian fighters have been additionally trapped there.
“The details about the blockade of the Azot plant is a lie,” Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk area partially managed by pro-Russian separatists, mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.
“Our forces are holding an industrial zone of Severodonetsk and are destroying the Russian military within the city,” he wrote.
11 Jun 2022 – 10:21 GMT
The Russian defence ministry has mentioned its air defence forces shot down three Ukrainian struggle planes.
The Russian navy shot down two MIG-29 planes within the Mikolayiv area and one Su-25 fighter jet within the Kharkiv area, the ministry mentioned in a press release.
There was no quick remark from Ukraine.
11 Jun 2022 – 09:06 GMT
Talking remotely on the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has mentioned the result of the struggle in his nation affected not simply Ukraine, however the way forward for worldwide order.
“I’m grateful in your help … however this help will not be just for Ukraine, however for you as effectively,” he mentioned. “It’s on the battlefields of Ukraine that the longer term guidelines of this world are being determined together with the boundaries of the attainable.”
Zelenskyy famous that Russia is obstructing ports within the Black Sea and Azov Sea, holding Ukrainian meals exports from the world market. “If … attributable to Russian blockades we’re unable to export our foodstuffs, the world will face an acute and extreme meals disaster and famine in lots of international locations in Asia and Africa,” he mentioned.
11 Jun 2022 – 08:43 GMT
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has visited Ukraine to debate with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy his nation’s bid to get candidacy standing to affix the European Union.
“With President Zelenskyy I’ll take inventory of the joint work wanted for reconstruction and of the progress made by Ukraine on its European path,” von der Leyen tweeted on arrival in Kyiv.
🇺🇦 Good to be again in Kyiv.
With President @ZelenskyyUa I’ll take inventory of the joint work wanted for reconstruction and of the progress made by Ukraine on its European path.
Європа з вами!
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) June 11, 2022

11 Jun 2022 – 08:08 GMT
Ukraine’s military command says Russian troops have secured positions in two communities close to Severodonetsk, because the British Ministry of Defence confirms “intense road to road preventing is ongoing”.
Zelenskyy referred to as on the EU to “take a historic step” and settle for Ukraine as an EU membership candidate.
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11 Jun 2022 – 08:03 GMT
Russia’s overseas ministry has mentioned that Moscow’s response to a build-up of NATO forces in Poland will probably be proportionate, the Interfax information company reported, citing a Russian diplomat.
“A response, as all the time, will probably be proportionate and applicable, meant to neutralise potential threats to the safety of the Russian Federation,” Oleg Tyapkin, the pinnacle of a overseas ministry division answerable for Russian relations with Europe, was quoted as saying.
11 Jun 2022 – 07:08 GMT
The workplace of Ukraine’s prosecutor basic says it has realized in regards to the deaths of 24 extra kids in Mariupol, bringing the overall to 287 kids killed because the begin of the Russian invasion.
“In the course of the recording of legal offences, it has change into recognized that 24 extra kids died in Mariupol, Donetsk area, on account of the indiscriminate shelling by the Russian navy,” the workplace mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.
“These figures usually are not remaining, as work is underway to determine them in locations of lively hostilities, within the quickly occupied and liberated territories.”
Russia has denied focusing on civilians and has rejected allegations of struggle crimes.
— Офіс Генерального прокурора (@GP_Ukraine) June 11, 2022

11 Jun 2022 – 06:52 GMT
The struggle within the east, the place Russia is focussing its consideration, is now primarily an artillery battle during which Kyiv is severely outgunned, Ukrainian officers say. Which means the tide of occasions may very well be turned provided that Washington and others fulfil guarantees to ship extra and higher weaponry, together with rocket methods.
“That is an artillery struggle now,” Vadym Skibitsky, Ukraine’s deputy head of navy intelligence, instructed Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
“All the things now depends upon what [the West] offers us. Ukraine has one artillery piece to 10 to fifteen Russian artillery items.”
11 Jun 2022 – 06:09 GMT
Russian forces round Ukraine’s Severodonetsk haven’t made advances into the south of the town, the UK’s defence ministry has mentioned in its day by day intelligence replace.
“Intense road to road preventing is ongoing and each side are doubtless struggling excessive numbers of casualties,” the ministry wrote on Twitter.
It added Russian medium bombers have doubtless launched dozens of Nineteen Sixties period Kh-22 (NATO designation, AS-4 KITCHEN) air-launched, heavy anti-ship missiles, that are “extremely inaccurate and may subsequently trigger vital collateral injury and civilian casualties”.
Newest Defence Intelligence replace on the scenario in Ukraine – 11 June 2022
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— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) June 11, 2022

11 Jun 2022 – 06:03 GMT
Russian passports will probably be distributed in elements of Zaporizhia beginning on Saturday, a member of the occupying authority has mentioned.
Recipients will probably be thought of full Russian residents, Vladimir Rogov instructed Russian broadcaster Rossiya-24.
Rogov mentioned greater than 70,000 folks had submitted purposes within the area. Moscow simplified the method for receiving a Russian passport in Could and proceeded to distribute the paperwork in occupied areas.
11 Jun 2022 – 06:02 GMT
Weapons consultants from France are serving to their Ukrainian counterparts to gather proof of attainable Russian struggle crimes within the northern area of Chernihiv, Ukraine’s prosecutor basic has mentioned.
“They work within the Chernihiv area and conduct analysis at websites destroyed by shelling,” Iryna Venediktova wrote on her Fb account. “These struggle crimes should be punished, and we’re able to do collectively every little thing to take action.”
The French gendarmerie’s consultants embody specialists in drone modelling, ballistics and weapons of mass destruction.
11 Jun 2022 – 06:02 GMT
The mayor of the bombed-out port metropolis of Mariupol has mentioned sanitation methods have been damaged and a few wells had been contaminated by corpses, sparking an “outbreak of dysentery and cholera”.
Vadym Boychenko instructed nationwide tv that the illness was more likely to kill hundreds extra folks on prime of the estimated 20,000 residents killed by the battle.
He referred to as on the United Nations and the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross to determine a humanitarian hall to permit remaining residents to depart the town, which is now beneath Russian management.
11 Jun 2022 – 05:40 GMT
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Kyiv has launched new air raids within the captured southern area of Kherson, one of many first areas to be taken by Russia after the February 24 invasion, as “very troublesome battles” proceed within the japanese Donbas area.
He added that Ukraine should “not enable the world to divert its consideration away from what is occurring on the battlefield”.
11 Jun 2022 – 04:30 GMT
Zelenskyy is because of handle the Shangri-La Dialogue in a couple of hours.
He’ll converse to the discussion board in Singapore by video hyperlink at 4pm (08:00 GMT).
Whereas the SLD is an Asia Pacific safety discussion board, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has featured prominently with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin warning Putin’s determination to invade a sovereign state was an instance of “what occurs when oppressors trample on the principles that shield us all”.
11 Jun 2022 – 03:18 GMT
US President Joe Biden has mentioned that Zelenskyy “didn’t need to hear it” when US intelligence had info that Russia was making ready to invade, in response to the Related Press.
“Nothing like this has occurred since World Battle II. I do know lots of people thought I used to be possibly exaggerating. However I knew we had knowledge to maintain he [Russian President Vladimir Putin] was going to go in, off the border,” Biden instructed Democratic donors in Los Angeles.
“There was little doubt. And Zelenskyy didn’t need to hear it.”
11 Jun 2022 – 02:57 GMT
Japan’s defence minister Nobuo Kishi has warned navy cooperation between China and Russia has intensified safety considerations within the Asia Pacific.
Final month, China and Russia carried out a joint aerial patrol in waters near Japan and Taiwan, their first since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Joint navy operations between these two sturdy navy powers will undoubtedly enhance concern amongst different international locations,” Kishi mentioned.
Safety and stability of the Taiwan Strait was additionally necessary for the safety of Japan and the broader world, Kishi added, calling China a “nation of concern”.
#DMKishi defined implications of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine for the Indo-Pacific and Japan’s efforts to reply to geopolitical competitors within the area, emphasizing the significance of solidarity in sustaining and strengthening the rule-based worldwide order.
— Japan Ministry of Protection/Self-Protection Forces (@ModJapan_en) June 11, 2022
11 Jun 2022 – 01:06 GMT
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has given an impassioned defence of the worldwide rules-based order on the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
He instructed delegates on the safety summit that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an “indefensible assault” on a peaceable neighbour.
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is what occurs when oppressors trample on the principles that shield us all,” he mentioned. “It’s what occurs when huge powers determine their imperial appetites matter greater than their smaller neighbours.”
Austin warned such disregard for the rules-based worldwide order risked making a “world of chaos and turmoil that none of us would need to stay in”.
11 Jun 2022 – 00:39 GMT
A call to present Ukraine candidate standing to the European Union must be accomplished with out weakening the bloc and to make sure Kyiv will not be left in limbo for years, a French presidential official has mentioned.
The European Fee will give its opinion on Ukraine’s candidacy request on June 17, and the EU’s heads of state are anticipated to debate the problem at a summit per week later.
“We all know that there are totally different sensitivities on the topic inside the European Union,” the French presidential supply instructed reporters.
“We’ll take note of the unity of the European Council. We imagine additionally that the European Union should come out of this disaster in Ukraine stronger and should not come out weakened.”
11 Jun 2022 – 00:03 GMT
The Institute for the Research of Battle says Ukraine is making extra pressing requests for stylish Western weaponry on account of considerations about Russia’s superiority in artillery.
It cites a senior navy intelligence official saying that Russian troops have 10 to fifteen artillery items for each one held by Ukrainian forces.
“Contemplating the present prevalence of protracted positional battles, particularly within the Severodonetsk- Lysychansk space, Ukrainian forces urgently want contemporary provides of artillery methods,” ISW mentioned in its newest replace on the struggle. “As Ukrainian forces use the final of their shares of Soviet-era weapon methods and munitions, they’ll require constant Western help to transition to new provide chains of ammunition and artillery methods. Efficient artillery will probably be more and more decisive within the largely static preventing in japanese Ukraine.”
#Ukrainian officers are rising the urgency of their requests for Western weapons methods attributable to #Russia’s artillery superiority. Russian forces are persevering with floor assaults inside #Severodonetsk however have but to safe full management of the town.
— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) June 10, 2022
10 Jun 2022 – 22:49 GMT
Zelenskyy has mentioned his military’s capacity to carry off Russian forces within the Donbas area depends upon the availability of Western weapons.
“The Ukrainian troops are doing every little thing to cease the offensive of the occupiers, as a lot as is feasible. As a lot because the heavy weapons, fashionable artillery – all that we have now requested for and proceed to ask for from our companions – enable them,” he mentioned in his nightly video handle.
He mentioned that Russia needs to destroy each metropolis within the area.
“Each metropolis – that’s not an exaggeration. Like Volnovakha, like Mariupol. All of those ruins of once-happy cities, the black traces of fires, the craters from explosions – that is all that Russia may give to its neighbours, to Europe, to the world.”
10 Jun 2022 – 22:13 GMT
The costs of fuel, meals and most different items and providers in the US jumped in Could, the Labor Division has mentioned, elevating inflation to a brand new four-decade excessive and giving American households no respite from rising prices.
The report underscored fears that inflation is spreading effectively past power and items whose costs are being pushed up by clogged provide chains and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It additionally despatched inventory costs tumbling.
“Nearly each sector has higher-than-normal inflation,” mentioned Ethan Harris, head of worldwide financial analysis at Financial institution of America. “It’s made its method into each nook and cranny of the financial system. That’s the factor that makes it regarding as a result of it means it’s more likely to persist.”
10 Jun 2022 – 21:40 GMT
Superstar chef and philanthropist Jose Andres, founding father of World Central Kitchen, has testified throughout a US congressional listening to on efforts to handle the humanitarian disaster in Ukraine.
Andres instructed lawmakers that structural modifications and reforms are wanted to enhance how the worldwide group responds to pressing humanitarian wants world wide.
“The easiest way America and the worldwide group could be serving to Ukraine will not be by bringing every little thing from the surface however is ensuring that we hold supporting the native financial system, the native infrastructure, investing the cash domestically, creating jobs domestically that may hold Ukraine within the combat for freedom of their nation,” he mentioned.
10 Jun 2022 – 20:45 GMT
A Ukrainian governor mentioned on Friday that his nation has carried out the eleventh prisoner swap with Russia since February, exchanging 4 Russians for 5 Ukrainians.
Mykolaiv area governor Vitaliy Kim wrote on Telegram that one of many freed Ukrainians was native village head Oleh Pylypenko, who Kim mentioned was “kidnapped” by Russian forces on March 10.
10 Jun 2022 – 20:35 GMT
Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador to sentence President Vladimir Putin’s “utterly unacceptable” reward of Peter the Nice, a Russian ruler who captured a metropolis that’s now Estonian.
Estonia’s overseas ministry mentioned Ambassador Vladimir Lipayev had been summoned “to sentence current statements by President Putin … together with his feedback on the Estonian metropolis of Narva,” it mentioned in a press release.
“At a time when Russia is … attempting to destroy the statehood and other people of Ukraine, it’s also utterly unacceptable,” it added.
10 Jun 2022 – 20:31 GMT
Zelenskyy has thanked the UK for its “efficient help” of Kyiv, following an in-person assembly with Britain’s defence chief.
British defence secretary Ben Wallace met Zelenskyy, in addition to his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov, throughout an unannounced two-day go to to Kyiv.
“The top of state thanked the minister for the efficient help of Ukraine by the British authorities in our combat towards Russian aggression,” Zelenskyy’s press service mentioned in a press release.
“The struggle confirmed who our actual associates and companions are, not solely strategic, however successfully performing at the moment. Nice Britain is one in all such associates.”
10 Jun 2022 – 20:24 GMT
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on, officers in Kyiv have expressed fears that the spectre of “struggle fatigue” might erode the West’s resolve to assist the nation push again towards the Russian offensive.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy already has chafed at Western strategies he ought to settle for some kind of compromise. Ukraine, he mentioned, would determine its personal phrases for peace.
“The fatigue is rising, folks need some form of final result [that is beneficial] for themselves, and we wish [an] final result for ourselves,” he mentioned.
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10 Jun 2022 – 20:05 GMT
A whole lot of individuals have continued to flee intense preventing in japanese Ukraine as Russian and Ukrainian forces battle for management of key cities and villages within the Luhansk and Donetsk areas.
Ukrainians left the town of Pokrovsk on a particular evacuation practice heading to Dnipro and different cities additional west.
The practice carried about 300 folks — principally ladies, kids, and the aged — who have been pressured to depart because the preventing neared their properties.
In response to the UN refugee company, as of Thursday, 4.9 million Ukrainians have fled to different international locations in Europe searching for security because the struggle started.
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