Ukraine Russia war live: Kiev says its forces shot down one of Putin’s most advanced Su-57 fighter jets

Zelensky says that China is trying to undermine the Ukrainian peace summit

On Sunday, Ukraine said its forces had shot down an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed at an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines, after its Western allies allowed Kiev to use the weapon for limited strikes inside Russia.

If confirmed, it would be Ukraine’s first known successful strike against a Su-57 fighter jet, a twin-engine stealth fighter that is billed as Moscow’s most advanced military aircraft.

Kiev’s main military intelligence service released satellite photos it said showed the results of the attack.

Moscow did not immediately comment on these reports.

This comes after US President Joe Biden said that Vladimir Putin is not going to stop the war in Ukraine and pledged to support Europe against Russia.

Biden said the Russian president threatens all of Europe as French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed him in Paris and the two pledged solidarity over the wars raging in Europe and the Middle East.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced that the Russian army had failed in the attack on Kharkiv, which began almost a month ago. According to him, the Ukrainian forces are “holding back” the pushback as much as possible.

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Ukraine releases pictures of destroyed Russian Su-57 stealth fighter

Ukraine’s main intelligence agency has released satellite images it says show the impact of its latest strike deep inside Russian territory, targeting one of Moscow’s most advanced military aircraft.

Photos show the aftermath of a drone strike at the Akhtubinsk base in southern Russia that crashed into a Su-57 aircraft.

Kiev’s intelligence agency said that the Su-57, which can carry stealth missiles hundreds of kilometers away. Russia has not commented on Ukraine’s claims of an attack on its air base over the weekend.

A picture taken on Friday, June 7 – a day before the attack – shows the airbase with the plane on its tarmac, but a photo taken on Saturday shows black soot patches in the same area and craters around the parked Sukhoi.

The drone strike on Saturday took place at the Akhtubinsk base in southern Russia, about 589 kilometers from the war front.
The drone strike on Saturday took place at the Akhtubinsk base in southern Russia, about 589 kilometers from the war front. (Defense intelligence of Ukraine/X)

According to Russian agencies, Moscow’s armed forces acquired more than 10 new Su-57s last year, and 76 are planned to be produced by 2028.

Arpan Rai10 June 2024 05:33

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Zelensky lays out Ukraine defense plan and includes ‘American leadership’

Volodymyr Zelensky said he aims to boost support for the war-torn country and hinted at new support agreements for Kiev, which is part of a long-term plan to rebuild Ukraine.

“One of our main goals now is to increase support to Ukraine to strengthen the resilience of our society in terms of energy, post-strikes recovery and all other basics of normal life.” We must protect life, despite Russia’s attempts to impose more pressure and destruction,” he said last night.

Mr. Zelensky added: “We are working on new agreements with our European partners, especially on additional support steps from Germany. These days we are also working diligently to prepare a bilateral security agreement between Ukraine and the United States.”

“We are making every effort to make America’s leadership felt. I am grateful to everyone who helps me,” he said.

Today is the 837th day of the war in Ukraine.

Arpan Rai10 June 2024 05:06

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Ukraine is said to have shot down one of Putin’s most advanced military aircraft

Ukrainian forces shot down a state-of-the-art Russian warplane stationed at an air base nearly 600 kilometers from the front line after its Western allies allowed Kiev to use its weapons for limited strikes inside Russia.

If confirmed, it would be Ukraine’s first known successful strike against a Su-57 fighter jet, a twin-engine stealth fighter that is billed as Moscow’s most advanced military aircraft.

Satellite photos shared by Kiev’s main intelligence agency show the aftermath of the attack. One photo shows traces of black soot and small craters on the concrete strip around the parked plane.

The strike on Saturday took place at the Akhtubinsk base in southern Russia, about 589 kilometers (366 miles) from the front line, according to the Main Intelligence Division of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry. It was not immediately clear what weapon was used, but the airfield’s distance from Ukraine suggests it was likely hit by drones.

Arpan Rai10 June 2024 04:39

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Russian forces are approaching the capture of the Ukrainian town near Bakhmut

Russian forces are likely to advance toward their long-term goal of capturing the strategic Ukrainian city of Chasiv Yar, military sources on both sides of the war said.

A Ukrainian military source and blogger said Russian forces had begun occupying the city’s district along the canal, Ukrainian media outlet Ukrainska Pravda reported.

“Over the past week, there have been more than 1,500 shelling incidents from north to south on the outskirts of Chasiv Yara,” he said, quoting the source.

They added that Russian troops were using guided aerial bombs to clear areas along the main road and, supported by multiple long-range missiles and drones, had begun advancing and building up forces.

On the Russian side, its 98th Airborne Division said that Ukrainian forces are “doing everything to prevent our units from crossing the canal and taking positions on the other side in the ‘new’ area.” Russian assault units continued to clear the canal area, the statement said.

Chasiv Yar stands on high ground about 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Bakhmut, a town that Russian forces captured a year ago after months of fighting that leveled almost all of its buildings.

If captured, the city would be a potential staging post for Russia in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk.

Arpan Rai10 June 2024 04:27

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Ukraine is in a race against time to brace itself for a Russian summer offensive. Western aid must be expedited

Leaders such as Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron have used the D-Day commemoration to emphasize support for Kiev, he writes. Kim SenguptaBut the West is struggling to find the capacity to produce the shells and missiles the country desperately needs.

Joe MiddletonJune 10, 2024 at 04:00

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Electricity will be limited throughout Ukraine today

Ukraine’s grid operator Ukrenergo has said it will impose a one-hour nationwide blackout this evening as demand exceeds agreed limits.

The rolling cuts will apply to domestic and industrial customers and will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (13:00 GMT to 1900 GMT), Ukrenergo said on its Telegram channel.

The restrictions will not apply to “critical infrastructure” sites that provide vital services.

Over the past two months, Russia has stepped up its attacks on Ukraine’s energy system, knocking out key thermal and hydropower generation capabilities.

According to Prime Minister Denis Schmihal, Ukraine has likely lost about 9 gigawatts of power generation capacity since March.

On Friday, Kyiv ordered all ministries and regional authorities to stop using air conditioning and turn off outdoor lights.

Arpan Rai10 June 2024 03:56

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ICYMI: Putin isn’t going to stop with Ukraine: Biden in France

Joe Biden said in France that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to stop the war in Ukraine and threatened the whole of Europe.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed his US counterpart Mr Biden on a state visit to Paris yesterday that included talks on the Middle East, Ukraine and trade.

“The United States firmly stands by Ukraine. We stand with our allies,” Biden said.

“We stand by France,” he added.

“Putin is not going to stop with Ukraine… he will threaten the whole of Europe.” We’re not going to allow that.”

The two countries will work harder to prevent a regional escalation of Israel’s war with the Gaza militant group Hamas and focus on easing tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, Macron told reporters at the Elysee presidential palace, next to the US president.

Joe MiddletonJune 10, 2024 at 03:00

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Inside the escape from the Ukrainian border village when Putin’s forces closed in

As Russia continues to wage war on Ukrainian territories, many families have fled their war-torn cities in a desperate attempt to escape.

A family of refugees now living in the city of Kharkiv recalled the horrifying story of the arrival of Russian soldiers at the last minute of their evacuation.

The mother and her five children lived in the village of Zakharivka, just a few miles from Russian forces advancing across the border into Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region. The region has been the scene of intense fighting for weeks.

“Mommy, when will this war end?” Nine-year-old Sasha asked his mother.

Read it by Tom Watling A full account of the family’s escape.

Joe MiddletonJune 10, 2024 01:00

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Zelensky says that Russia cannot complete the Kharkiv operation

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced that the Russian army had failed in the attack on Kharkiv.

“It is a very important result that the Russian army failed. The direction is reinforced. And it will become even stronger,” said Zelensky.

Russia started its offensive in Kharkiv region on May 10, where it managed to advance up to 10 km. However, the Ukrainian push stopped the advance of the Russian military near the first line of defense.

“Now we limit them as much as possible and destroy the Russian units that enter our land and terrorize the Kharkiv region,” he said.

Joe Middleton9 June 2024 23:59

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Russia arrested a French citizen for gathering military information

The Moscow court sent the accused French citizen, who is accused of collecting information on military matters in Russia, to prison pending investigation and trial.

Laurent Vinatier was arrested in the Russian capital on Thursday as tensions flared between Moscow and Paris following French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments about the country’s possible deployment of troops to Ukraine.

The authorities accused Mr. Vinatieu of failing to register as a “foreign agent” to gather information about Russia’s “military and military-technical activities” that could be used to harm the country’s security.

They did not provide details of the allegations, other than to say that Mr. Vinatie traveled to Russia on several occasions to gather the information. Under Russian law, this is a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison.

Mr. Vinatieh appeared in court on Friday. Russia’s state news agency Tass quoted his lawyer in the courtroom as admitting his guilt and claiming he was simply unaware of the request.

Joe Middleton9 June 2024 22:52

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