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  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian forces have occupied about 20 p.c of his nation’s territory.
  • He says the state of affairs in Severodonetsk is “the toughest proper now”, in addition to in cities and communities close by reminiscent of Lysychansk and Bakhmut.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin will host the top of the African Union for talks centered on grain provides and political cooperation.
  • The US has introduced new sanctions in opposition to Russian officers, oligarchs, and businessmen linked to Putin.
  • UN assist chief Martin Griffiths is in Moscow to debate permitting exports of grain and different meals from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, a UN spokesperson has mentioned.
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US and allies vow to carry Russia accountable for crimes in Ukraine

The US and its allies are vowing to carry Russia accountable for crimes dedicated by its forces since they invaded Ukraine on February 24.

US Undersecretary of State Uzra Zeya instructed a UN Safety Council assembly Thursday on strengthening accountability and justice for severe violations of worldwide regulation that in almost 100 days the world has seen Russian forces bomb maternity hospitals, prepare stations, residence buildings and houses and even kill civilians biking down the road.

Zeya mentioned america is working with its allies to assist a broad vary of worldwide investigations into atrocities in Ukraine.

Eire’s Lawyer Normal Paul Gallagher welcomed efforts during the last three months to assist requires justice in Ukraine, saying Eire was certainly one of 41 international locations that rapidly referred the state of affairs within the nation to the Worldwide Prison Courtroom. Gallagher mentioned the ICC has deployed a crew of 42 investigators, forensic consultants and assist workers to research Russian crimes and assist Ukrainian efforts.

Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022.
Ukrainian emergency workers and volunteers carry an injured pregnant girl from a maternity hospital that was broken by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. The girl and her child died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital the place she was meant to present start. [Evgeniy Maloletka/AP File]

State of affairs in Severodonetsk ‘the toughest’: Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy has mentioned the state of affairs in Severodonetsk was “the toughest proper now”, in addition to in cities and communities close by.

“Lysychansk, Bakhmut and others. Many cities are dealing with a robust Russian assault,” he mentioned in his nightly video deal with to the nation.

Zelenskyy mentioned Russian forces have been mobilising folks from areas of the Donbas that have been already below their management and sending them into battle within the first line of assault, with Russian troops coming in behind them.

“The longer the struggle goes on, the extra vile, shameful and cynical issues Russia is without end inscribing in its historical past,” he added.

A lot of key Ukraine metropolis destroyed by assaults

Some 60 p.c of the infrastructure and residential buildings in Lysychansk, certainly one of solely two cities within the east nonetheless below no less than partial Ukrainian management, have been destroyed by assaults, a neighborhood official has mentioned.

Oleksandr Zaika, head of Lysychansk Metropolis Navy-Civil Administration, mentioned on an “info telemarathon” cited by the Unian information company that continuous shelling had knocked out electrical energy, pure fuel, phone and web service.

Zaika mentioned 20,000 persons are left within the metropolis, down from a prewar inhabitants of 97,000.

Ukrainian forces have had some success in Severodonetsk: Zelenskyy

Ukrainian forces have had some success combating Russian forces within the metropolis of Severodonetsk however the general navy state of affairs within the Donbas area has not modified, Zelenskyy has mentioned.

“The state of affairs within the Donbas has not modified considerably during the last 24 hours. We now have had some success within the battles in Severodonetsk,” Zelenskyy mentioned in a late-night video deal with.

He additionally slammed what he referred to as the “completely mindless shelling” of northern border areas from Russian territory, particularly on Chernihiv.

“Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, the Kharkiv area have been shelled. Your entire quickly occupied territory of our state is now a zone of full catastrophe, for which Russia bears full duty,” he added.

US State Division defends superior weapons for Ukraine

Worth, the State Division spokesman, has defended america’ place that it has provided Ukraine with superior weapons after receiving assurances that the nation wouldn’t strike Russian territory.

“We wish to do every little thing we are able to to strengthen the hand of our Ukrainian companions, each on the battlefield but additionally on the negotiating desk,” Worth mentioned throughout a information convention.

“However we additionally wish to watch out to make sure that we aren’t doing something or the worldwide neighborhood shouldn’t be doing something that may needlessly delay this battle,” he mentioned.

Biden meets NATO’s Stoltenberg in Washington

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have met with NATO Secretary Normal Jens Stoltenberg in Washington, in a gathering that centered on getting ready for a NATO Summit scheduled in Madrid on the finish of June, the White Home has mentioned.

“The leaders mentioned the implications of Russia’s struggle on Ukraine for Transatlantic safety and the significance of strengthening NATO’s deterrence and protection, along with making certain NATO is correctly resourced to handle a variety of challenges, from cyber to local weather change,” it mentioned in a readout of the assembly.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, June 2, 2022
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes NATO Secretary Normal Jens Stoltenberg for his or her assembly on the Pentagon in Washington, June 2, 2022 [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]

US provides 71 new Russian, Belarus firms to commerce blacklist

America has added 71 new Russian and Belarusian entities to its commerce blacklist, together with plane vegetation and shipbuilding and analysis institutes.

The export restrictions embody the Russian Academy of Sciences. In complete, the Commerce Division has now added 322 entities to its financial blacklist for assist of Russia’s navy since February.


UN assist chief in Moscow to debate Ukraine grain exports

The United Nations’ assist chief Martin Griffiths is in Moscow to debate permitting exports of grain and different meals from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, a UN spokesperson has mentioned.

Griffiths will meet Russian officers days after one other senior UN official, Rebecca Grynspan, had “constructive” talks in Moscow with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov on expediting Russian grain and fertilizer exports.

UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres is attempting to dealer what he calls a “bundle deal” to renew each Ukrainian meals exports and Russian meals and fertilizer exports, which have been disrupted by the struggle.

“The state of affairs stays fluid. The secretary-general, and the 2 predominant folks he has tasked to work on this, Rebecca Grynspan and Martin Griffiths – we are going to do and go anyplace we have to go to push this challenge ahead,” spokesperson Stephane Dujarric mentioned.

Zelenskyy urges extra weapons as struggle enters one hundredth day

Zelenskyy has urged the nation’s Western allies to supply extra weapons to assist Ukraine attain an “inflection level” and prevail within the struggle.

Zelenskyy instructed Luxembourg’s parliament through video hyperlink that Russian forces now occupied a few fifth of Ukrainian territory, because the invasion entered its one hundredth day on Friday.

Throughout a separate deal with to a discussion board in Slovakia, Zelenskyy mentioned extra weapons provides would “guarantee an inflection level on this confrontation” in Ukraine’s favour.

US sanctions Russian officers, oligarchs, Putin’s megayachts

The US has introduced additional sanctions on Russia, concentrating on an oligarch who heads a serious metal producer, a yacht administration firm, the spokesperson for the nation’s overseas ministry, and a cellist.

“At the moment’s motion demonstrates that Treasury can and can go after these liable for shielding and sustaining these ill-gotten pursuits,” Underneath Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Monetary Intelligence Brian Nelson mentioned in an announcement.

“We are going to proceed to implement our sanctions and expose the corrupt programs by which President Putin and his elites enrich themselves,” Nelson added.

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New US ambassador to Ukraine submits credentials to Zelenskyy in Kyiv

The brand new US ambassador to Ukraine has mentioned she gave her credentials to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, because the American embassy resumes its work within the capital, Kyiv.

Bridget Brink hailed Zelenskyy as “a logo of bravery and braveness around the globe”.

“As I instructed him, my crew and I’ll do every little thing we are able to to assist Ukraine defend itself, to carry Russia accountable for atrocities, and to assist rebuild Ukraine,” she wrote on Twitter.

Blinken discusses ‘urgency’ of Ukraine assist in talks with UK counterpart

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has mentioned “the urgency of continued assist to Ukraine” in talks together with his British counterpart, International Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

That assist consists of “very important humanitarian and safety help”, State Division spokesperson Ned Worth mentioned in a readout of the decision between the 2 leaders.

“The Secretary reconfirmed the significance of transatlantic unity in holding those that assist the Kremlin’s struggle of option to account, in addition to making certain very important agricultural commodities can depart Ukraine to supply the world crucial meals provides,” the assertion mentioned.

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