Russian forces in a “frenzied push” have seized half of Sievierodonetsk, the japanese Ukrainian metropolis that’s key to Moscow’s efforts to finish the seize of the commercial Donbas area, the mayor stated on May 31.
“The city is essentially being destroyed ruthlessly block by block,” Oleksandr Striuk stated. He stated heavy avenue combating continued and artillery barrages threatened the lives of the estimated 13,000 civilians nonetheless sheltering within the ruined metropolis that when was house to greater than 100,000.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration introduced that it’s going to ship Ukraine a small variety of high-tech, medium-range rocket methods. That’s a essential weapon that Ukrainian leaders have been begging for as they wrestle to stall Russian progress within the Donbas area.
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High-tech race to map Ukraine’s broken historic buildings
Many of Ukraine‘s historic monuments have been destroyed within the three months since Russia invaded, however cultural consultants are working to preserve their reminiscence utilizing cutting-edge know-how and 3D scans.- AFP
Russia’s nuclear forces holding manoeuvre drills
Russia‘s nuclear forces are holding drills within the Ivanovo province, northeast of Moscow, the Interfax information company cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on June 1.
Some 1,000 servicemen are exercising in intense manoeuvres utilizing over 100 automobiles together with Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, it cited the Ministry as saying. – Reuters
China’s Russia dealings irk US, however don’t breach sanctions
China’s help for Russia by means of oil and gasoline purchases is irking Washington and elevating the chance of U.S. retaliation, overseas observers say, although they see no signal Beijing helps Moscow evade sanctions over its warfare on Ukraine.
Beijing’s significance as a lifeline to Russian President Vladimir Putin rose on Monday after the 27-nation European Union, the primary marketplace for fossil fuels that provide most of Moscow’s overseas earnings, agreed to cease oil purchases. – AP
Biden says US sending medium-range rocket methods to Ukraine
The Biden administration introduced on May 31 that it’s going to ship Ukraine a small variety of high-tech, medium-range rocket methods, a essential weapon that Ukrainian leaders have been begging for as they wrestle to stall Russian progress within the Donbas area.
The rocket methods are a part of a brand new $700 million tranche of safety help for Ukraine from the U.S. that may embrace helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon methods, tactical automobiles, spare components and extra, in keeping with two senior administration officers. The officers spoke on the situation of anonymity to preview the weapons bundle that will probably be formally unveiled on June 1. – AP