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Ukraine is fighting. The most important events of the last hours – June 15, 2023

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 478 days. The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Alice Jill Edwards, has warned that the Russian military in Ukraine is committing “widespread” physical and psychological torture against civilians and prisoners of war. Here are the highlights of the last hours.

> About a hundred Russian soldiers were killed in the village of Kreminna shelling by Ukrainian troops. The Russians were gathered in one place to listen to the commander’s speech, the American Institute of War Research reported, citing Russian military bloggers. Ukrainian troops were to fire on the enemy group with HIMARS rocket launchers.

> Special Rapporteur UN Torture Commissioner Alice Jill Edwards alarmed that the Russian military Ukraine it allows “widespread” use of physical and psychological torture against civilians and prisoners of war.

> Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malar published photos of the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle after being hit by the Russian Grad launcher. Malar wrote that “the Ukrainian crew was safely evacuated, and the mechanic driver put out the fire. The incident resulted in a slight injury to one of the soldiers.”

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> Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi arrived at the Russian-occupied Zaporozhian Nuclear Power Plant, the Ukrainian nuclear energy operator Enerhoatom reported.

IAEA mission in the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant SERGEI ILNITSKY/PAP/EPA

> Spain will send Ukraine 20 armored vehicles and 4 Leopard 2A4 tanks, as well as organize a military hospital, said the Minister of Defense of Spain Margarita Robles at a meeting of the Contact Group for the Defense of Ukraine in the Rammstein format, Ukrainian Pravda reported.

> Dispute of the owner of the Wagner Group Yevgeny Prigozhin with the minister Sergei Shoigu is approaching a critical moment, the British Ministry of Defense believes. The reason is the requirement that members of mercenary groups sign contracts directly with the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.

> Ukraine should receive Russian assets as reparations for Russian aggression, the Ukrainian president said Volodymyr Zelenskyreferring to the bill of US senators on the matter.

> Russia is planning adoption of regulations, which will allow the seizure of assets of “disobedient” Western companies and make it difficult for them to leave the country. This is in retaliation for US and European sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times reported.

Main photo source: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine/Facebook

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