The main thing at the moment

  • The General Staff of Ukraine reports that the Russians expelled Ukrainian troops from the center of Severodonetsk.

  • A 6-year-old child died as a result of the Russian shelling of Lisichansk.

  • The procedure of identifying the bodies of the defenders of Mariupol, who were taken out of the occupied city as a result of two exchanges with Russia, is starting.

    About 200 more bodies remain in Mariupol.

  • On June 12, explosions erupted in the Ternopil region and in Russian-occupied Berdyansk.

  • The General Staff of Ukraine announced the advance of Russian troops to Bakhmut, a few kilometers southeast of the city.

  • 4.5 million Ukrainians returned to Ukraine after leaving at the beginning of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory.

  • Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine said that the losses of the Ukrainian military now range from 100 to 200 people daily.

Independent verification of information about hostilities provided by officials of various parties is not yet possible.

Territorial control of Ukraine as of June 12, 2022

What happens on June 13th

In the Luhansk region, Russia has an advantage in artillery, but Ukrainian troops do not retreat from Severodonetsk and Lisichansk

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that Russia continues to storm Severodonetsk and concentrate in the south of Luhansk region.

"In the north-Donetsk direction, the enemy stormed Severodonetsk with artillery support, had partial success, pushed our units out of the city center, the fighting continues," - said the speaker of the General Staff of Ukraine Alexander Stupun.

According to him, Russian troops are concentrating their actions on the offensive to lay siege to the Ukrainian troops defending Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, and block the Ukrainians logistical routes from the city of Bakhmut.

The Russians are preparing for the crossing of the Seversky Donets

According to the British Ministry of Defense, the most decisive factor in the military operation in the north of Luhansk region will be the crossing of the Seversky Donets River.

"In order to succeed in the current operational phase of the offensive in the Donbass, Russia will have to carry out ambitious flashy actions or storm and force rivers," - said in a statement by British intelligence.

The British intelligence added that earlier Ukrainian troops destroyed bridges, and Russian units tried to cross rivers under fire.

815 children have been injured in Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's aggression on February 24, 288 of them have died

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine said that as a result of a full-scale war in Russia in Ukraine, 815 children were injured - 288 of them died and 527 were injured.

"These figures are not final, as work continues to determine them in places of active hostilities in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories," - said in the Office of the Prosecutor General.

Most children were affected in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Luhansk, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and Sumy regions.

General Staff of Ukraine: The Russians with the support of artillery stormed Severodonetsk

According to the agency, Russian forces pushed Ukrainian units out of the city center.

"A 6-year-old child died as a result of the Russian shelling of Lisichansk," the head of the Luhansk region said.

"Lisichansk is being heavily shelled, today a six-year-old child died from enemy fire," the head of the Luhansk region Syarhei Haidai wrote in a telegram.

According to Gaidai, about 500 civilians remain on the territory of the Azot plant in Severodonetsk, 40 of them are children, sometimes the military manages to evacuate someone.

But there is no organized evacuation from Severodonetsk.

The bodies of 220 defenders of Mariupol were taken to Kyiv

The procedure of identifying the bodies of the defenders of Mariupol, who were taken out of the occupied city as a result of two exchanges with Russia, is starting.

There were two exchanges of bodies between the Ukrainian and Russian sides: the first on the formula "160 to 160", and the second on the formula "50 to 50".

This was announced by former commander of the Azov Regiment Maxim Zhorin.

The bodies of about two hundred more dead Ukrainian servicemen remain in the city.

Explosions in Ternopil region

As a result of the explosions in the Chortkiv district of the Ternopil region, there are victims, including children.

This was announced by the head of the Ternopil Regional Military Administration Vladimir Trush.

“On the situation in Chortkiv region.

Fortunately, there are no victims.

We helped the victims all night, including the children. "

Trush noted that work is underway to eliminate the destruction and fix the damaged property of civilians.

Authorities later said four people were injured in the four strikes.

Explosions in occupied Berdyansk

On the morning of June 12, three explosions took place in Berdyansk, occupied by Russian troops.

Half of the city was left without electricity.

According to RIA-Melitopol, one of the power substations was damaged.

What is happening in Russia

Rosaviatsia extended the ban on flights in the south and central Russia until June 18

According to RBC, the restrictions affect Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.

Putin signed a decree to pay 5 million rubles to the families of soldiers killed in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to pay five million rubles to the families of members of the National Guard and the FSB border service who died in the war in Ukraine and during the fighting in Syria.

According to the decree, relatives of Russian "volunteers" killed in Ukraine and Syria will receive the same amount.

Russia last reported its losses in the war with Ukraine on March 25, claiming 1,351 dead and 3,825 wounded.

The Ukrainian General Staff estimates Russia's losses at more than 31,000 soldiers.

Belarus' participation in the war

Belarus has allowed Russia to use its territory to attack Ukraine from the north;

Russians use Belarusian airfields for flights and Belarusian sites for rocket attacks on Ukrainian cities.

At the same time, Belarusians are fighting on the side of Ukraine in various formations.

A battalion named after Kastus Kalinouski has been created, which is now being reorganized into a regiment.

General Staff of Ukraine: in Belarus began to work out the creation of strike groups

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine states that the Belarusian troops are working on the formation of shock units.

"In the Volyn and Polesie directions, according to the inspection plan, by June 11 the Armed Forces of Belarus are working on creating strike groups in one direction and checking the readiness of transport infrastructure to move units," said Speaker of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alyaksandr.

On June 13, for the first time in military reports, the Speaker of the General Staff of Ukraine did not mention what was happening in the operational areas on the border with Belarus.

Earlier it was reported daily that "the formation of offensive groups is not observed, but the threat of missile and artillery shelling remains."

Since the beginning of the war, 61 missiles have been launched from the territory of Belarus in Ukraine, - the General Staff of Ukraine

"There were 1,211 aircraft departures from Belarus - more than 20% of the total - and 61 launches of Iskander cruise missiles to destroy critical infrastructure of Ukraine," said General Staff spokesman Alexei Gromov.

Lukashenko has established a new operational military command in Belarus - the south

This step is motivated by the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.

Until now, Belarus had two operational commands - the northern and northwestern.

How the world reacts

The Czech Republic will receive 500 Russians and Belarusians persecuted by the authorities under the Foreign Ministry program

The Czech Foreign Ministry has published details of an accelerated immigration program for Russian and Belarusian citizens.

Applications for the program began on May 20 and will last a year, but the quota is only 500 people.

The Czech Republic suspended the issuance of visas to Russians and Belarusians on February 24, immediately after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The World Bank has approved the allocation of $ 1.49 billion to Ukraine

The World Bank has approved $ 1.49 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine, increasing the total planned package of support for the Ukrainian economy to more than $ 4 billion, according to Reuters.

The money will be spent on salaries of state and social workers.

These funds include credit guarantees from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia and a number of other countries.

The project is also supported by parallel funding from Italy and contributions from a new multi-donor trust fund.

The European Union has approved the sixth package of sanctions against Russia and Belarus for attacking Ukraine

The embargo on Russian oil will not be complete, but will cover over 90% of supplies.

Patriarch Kirill was removed from the sanctions list at the request of Hungary.

As part of sanctions, the EU is disconnecting the Belarusian bank from SWIFT.

Russia's war against Ukraine

  • At 5 am on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbas at the request of the DNR and LNR groups.

    On February 21, during a televised address to the Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions.

    On February 22, the Federation Council ratified the decision.

  • All the days of the war are shelling Ukrainian cities with missiles, flying aircraft.

    Russian troops are attacking, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads.

    Representatives of the Lukashenko regime justify the war, the opposition considers the territory of Belarus occupied and calls for resistance to Russian invaders.

  • On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense was established in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were encouraged to join.

    Belarusians also entered there.

    During the two and a half months of the war, six Belarusian volunteers and soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed at the front: Alexei "Tour" Skobla, Ilya "Litvin" Hrenov, Dmitry "Terror" Apanasovich, Dmitry "Hans" Rubashevsky, Konstantin "Phoenix" Phoenix "Dubaila" .

  • On March 30, the UN approved the composition of an independent commission to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

    It included people who worked in the conflict in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Contrary to Putin's claims of attacks exclusively on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.

    The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs against civilians.

  • The number of refugees from Ukraine exceeded 5.5 million people.

  • On April 1, Lithuania became the first EU country to completely abandon Russian gas.

    Latvia and Estonia followed suit.

    Germany has promised to completely suspend the use of Russian oil by the end of 2022.

  • On April 2, after the liberation of the city of Bucha near Kiev, photojournalists published dozens of photos showing hundreds of the dead, victims of massacres committed by Russian troops.

    Many are buried in natural mass graves.

    The Russian occupation and Borodyanka brought great destruction.

    A number of rapes, including infants, are also known.

  • In April, the number of missile attacks on Ukraine and air strikes from Belarus decreased, and Russian troops began to leave Belarus.

  • Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 26 media representatives have been killed - 19 journalists and 7 other workers.

  • In May, the Ukrainians launched a counteroffensive in the Slobozhanshchina region, pushing the invaders to their borders.

  • On May 9, the President of the United States signed the Land League Act.

    This law restores the program of the Second World War, which will accelerate the supply of weapons to Ukraine and increase such assistance.

  • On the night of May 17, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar confirmed the start of an operation to rescue Ukrainian servicemen trapped in the territory of "Azovstal".

    According to her, 53 seriously injured people were evacuated from there to the medical institution of occupied Novoazovsk.

    Another 211 people were taken to Alenivka along the humanitarian corridor.

    Russia's Defense Ministry says nearly 1,000 Ukrainian fighters at the plant "surrendered" as of May 18.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has officially registered these fighters as prisoners of war.

  • Independent verification of information about hostilities provided by officials of various parties is not yet possible.