The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 464 days. In the city of Shebekino in the Russian Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine, many buildings were shelled. Five people were injured, Reuters reported, citing the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> Shelters and hiding places in Kiev are to be constantly open, the authorities of the Ukrainian capital informed. The prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after three people were killed in a Russian attack on Wednesday night because they could not get to a locked shelter.
> In the city of Shebekino in the Russian Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine many buildings were shelled. Five people were injured, Reuters reported, citing the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov.
> During the summit of the European Political Community in Moldova, the president of France Emmanuel Macron and the chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz stressed the need to provide Ukraine with “strong, specific, very clear” security guarantees.
> NATO is now focused on delivering the essential aid to Ukraineso that it can reclaim its territory and survive as a state, NATO’s secretary general said in Oslo Jens Stoltenberg. He added that the Alliance must also “ensure Ukraine’s security in the long term, after the end of the war.”
> The defeat of Russia in war in Ukraine is getting closer, said the president Volodymyr Zelensky in an evening video address, referring to, among other things, to the support for Kiev declared by the leaders of nearly 50 countries at the Thursday summit in Moldova.
> The European Commission is working on a four-year plan financial plan for Ukraineworth tens of billions of euros, in an effort to provide more stable and predictable support to the war-torn country, the Financial Times reported.
> The Dutch government wants to buy a dozen Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine, which is fighting Russia, the Dutch news agency ANP reported, citing anonymous sources. The tanks are to be purchased from a Swiss company, which means that the Dutch government would first have to obtain approval from the Swiss authorities for such an order.
> Probably for the first time since Russia’s armed attack on Ukraine on Russian government television Vladimir Putin’s power was challenged According to the British Ministry of Defence’s daily intelligence update. It is about the speech of the opposition politician Boris Nadezhdin, who called for the election of a new Russian president in 2024.
> We call on Russia to cooperate with the Ukrainian authorities in order to return children to their home in Ukraine, said the statement of the embassies of 23 countries, published on the Facebook page of the Polish embassy in Kiev on June 1, when International Children’s Day is celebrated.
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