Ukrainian forces have recaptured 20 p.c of territory misplaced in Severodonetsk, Luhansk regional governor says.
- Ukrainian forces have recaptured round 20 p.c of territory misplaced within the metropolis of Severodonetsk, the top of the jap area of Luhansk says.
- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia will proceed its navy operation in Ukraine till all its targets have been achieved.
- UN support chief Martin Griffiths “had frank and constructive discussions” with Russian officers on facilitating exports of Ukraine grain from Black Sea ports, a UN spokesman says.
- Russia says it plans to summon the heads of US media shops in Moscow subsequent week to inform them of powerful measures in response to US curbs in opposition to Russian media.
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Ukraine conflict ‘aggravating’ present world meals disaster, UN warns
As the price of meals soars all over the world, the United Nations warns that the conflict in Ukraine dangers aggravating inflating costs and inflicting a full-on world meals disaster.
Luca Russo, the FAO’s lead analyst for meals crises, advised Al Jazeera that as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends vitality costs greater, the price of delivering support has elevated as effectively. The danger of a extreme meals disaster is especially felt within the creating world, he warned.
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Russia summoning heads of US media shops
Russia’s overseas ministry has stated it plans to summon the heads of US media shops in Moscow to a gathering subsequent Monday to inform them of powerful measures in response to US restrictions in opposition to Russian media.
“If the work of the Russian media – operators and journalists – shouldn’t be normalised in the USA, essentially the most stringent measures will inevitably comply with,” ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated. “To this finish, on Monday, June 6, the heads of the Moscow workplaces of all American media might be invited to the press centre of the Russian Overseas Ministry to clarify to them the implications of their authorities’s hostile line within the media sphere.”
A spokesperson for the US State Division stated Washington helps entry to media and the web for Russians, who’re being subjected to censorship by their very own authorities.
Washington has imposed sanctions in opposition to essentially the most highly-viewed state-run Russian TV stations, accusing them of spreading disinformation to bolster Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.
Waning curiosity on-line in Ukraine conflict: Axios
After 100 days, the conflict in Ukraine has seen a major drop in curiosity on-line, Axios has reported, citing a examine performed by social media monitoring platform NewsWhip.
In line with the report, information articles on the Ukraine conflict have decreased to 70,000 this week from 520,000 articles within the first week of the conflict.
The figures additionally confirmed a 22-fold lower in social media interactions on information articles revealed about Ukraine. In line with the report, there have been 4.8 million likes, feedback and reshares this week of articles concerning the conflict, down from 109 million interactions the primary week.
Putin blames West for meals, vitality crises
Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the West for rising world meals and vitality crises and repeated his authorities’s presents of protected passage for ships exporting grain from Ukraine if mines are faraway from the waters.
“In fact, we at the moment are seeing makes an attempt to shift the accountability for what is occurring on the world meals market, the rising issues on this market, onto Russia,” he advised Russian TV, as reported by the state-run TASS information company. “I need to say that that is an try, as our folks say, to shift these issues from a sick to a wholesome head.
Putin additionally stated Western sanctions in opposition to Russia would solely worsen world markets – decreasing the harvest and driving up costs.
Ukraine has retaken about 20 p.c of territory misplaced in Severodonetsk
Ukrainian forces have recaptured round 20 p.c of the territory they misplaced within the metropolis of Severodonetsk throughout combating with Russia, the top of the jap area of Luhansk has stated.
“Whereas earlier than the state of affairs was tough, the proportion (held by Russia) was someplace round 70 p.c, now we’ve got already pushed them again by roughly 20 p.c,” Serhiy Gaidai advised nationwide tv.
Gaidai stated the Russians had been shelling Ukrainian positions for hours after which advancing, solely to be pushed again by defenders who had not been harm, earlier than repeating the sample.
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