The Russian shelling of Donetsk Oblast on June 1 killed at least two people and injured 12 more, Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote on Telegram. According to Kyrylenko, the two civilians were killed in attacks on Avdiivka and Chasiv Yar.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will allocate 50 million euros to Ukraine's State Agency for the Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure for the purchase of provisional bridges, the agency announced on June 2.
The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on June 2 that Russia has lost 208,910 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion, with an estimated 540 casualties on June 1.
Russian attacked Kyiv overnight on June 2 with 15 cruise missiles and 18 Iranian-made Shahed drones in its latest attack on the capital, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron both emphasized the necessity of security guarantees for Ukraine over NATO membership status while speaking at the second European Political Community Summit (EPC) in Moldova on June 1.
Russian authorities claimed on June 1 to have repelled a new attack across the state border into Belgorod that allegedly included the shelling of settlements, Reuters reported with reference to Russian sources.
Ukraine's President Zelensky has ruled out military action in Russia-controlled Transnistria without Chisinau's consent, European Pravda reported on June 1. Zelensky said this in response to a query at a press conference at the 2nd European Political Community Summit in Moldova.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the leaders of the informal 'fighter jet coalition' during the 2nd European Political Community Summit in Moldova on June 1. The parties agreed to start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in the near future and discussed the future supply of aircraft.
Thanks to foreign partners, Ukraine’s air defense is capable of shooting down all types of Russian missiles, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a press conference on June 1 as reported by Ukrinform.
According to a German government's news release from May 31, Berlin has recently delivered to Ukraine ammunition for Leopard 1 tanks, two 8x8 HX81 trucks, and seven remote-controlled THeMIS infantry vehicles.
Germany has also announced it will deliver new 64 tracked Bandvagn 206 vehicles and 66 armored personnel carriers.
Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu appointed Gen. Sergei Surovikin to command the Russian forces fighting in Ukraine on Oct. 8.
Surovikin was the Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces from 2017-2022. He commanded the Southern branch of Russian forces in the early stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Surovikin took part in Russia's military actions in Syria. The European Union sanctioned him in February.
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