President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a June 6 press conference that since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukraine has brought back about 2,500 prisoners of war, including about 370 civilians.
Todor Tagarev, Bulgaria's newly-appointed defense minister, said on June 6 that his country must do what is necessary to provide Ukraine with assistance so that it can liberate its territories from Russian occupation.
Australia may send its 41 retired F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets to Ukraine, the Australian Financial Review reported on June 6. Canberra is reportedly discussing this possibility with the American and Ukrainian partners.
The destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam in southern Ukraine will not prevent the liberation of Russia-occupied territories, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on June 6, following a meeting with the top military and government officials.
The European Union is ready to aid Ukraine in mitigating the consequences of the Kakhovka dam's destruction, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after a phone call with EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a press conference that Ukraine will receive a "significant number" of F-16 fighter jets, based on discussions with European partners, Suspilne reported on June 6.
The consequences of Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson Oblast will be clear in about a week when the water level in flooded areas goes down, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on June 6, as reported by Ukrinform news outlet.
At least 71 houses and three bridges were flooded on the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said on June 6 around 4:30 p.m. local time. More water continues to flood towns and villages in the oblast.
During his June 6 meeting with a special representative of Pope Francis, President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the Holy See to support Ukraine's peace formula, adding that Russia continues committing war crimes in Ukraine, the latest of which was the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson Oblast.
Ukraine will build a new power plant on the site of the destroyed Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant located on the Russian-occupied east bank of the Dnipro River once it liberates the territory, head of Ukraine's state-owned energy company Ukrhydroenergo Ihor Syrota said on June 6.
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry urged the countries of the G7 and the European Union to immediately consider new sanctions against Russia after the destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant dam on June 6.
National Security and Defense Council chief Oleksii Danilov said that Ukraine had nothing to do with the explosion at the Kakhovka dam, Ukrinform reported on June 6. All Russia’s claims about Ukraine's involvement are nonsense, he added.
Moscow-installed head of occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, claimed on June 6 that the peninsula's water reservoirs were "about 80% full" following Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant supplying Crimea with water.
Ukrainian athletes won three gold medals, three silver and one bronze in the biathlon discipline on the opening day of the competition at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.
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