The main thing at the moment

  • The Russians are trying to establish full control over Severodonetsk

  • The Russians smashed a car with humanitarian aid for Mariupol residents in the evacuation.

  • Ukraine returned the bodies of another 64 defenders of Azovstal.

  • The Russians fired rockets at the town of Pryluky in the Chernihiv region.

  • The Russians are attacking Severodonetsk from different directions, but they cannot block the Azov plant.

  • 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.

  • Joe Biden said Ukraine would receive an additional $ 1 billion in US military aid to protect against the Russian attack and $ 225 million in humanitarian aid.

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 16th

The Russians are trying to establish full control over Severodonetsk.

The fighting continues

According to the General Staff of Ukraine, in the North Donetsk direction, Russian forces continue to "fire on USU units from all available firepower in the areas of Belagorovka, Lisichansk, Severodonetsk."

Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol: Russians smashed a car with humanitarian aid for Mariupol residents in evacuation

The Russian rocket hit a car with humanitarian aid from the World Cental the Kitchen, which was supposed to feed the Donetsk region and will now affect Mariupol residents in the YaMariupol centers, wrote Mariupol Mayor's adviser Petro Andrushchenko.

A Colonel's press service officer was killed in Ukraine

The death of Colonel Sergei Postnov on the night of 13 to 14 June, "Nastoyaschee Vremya" reported with reference to the Council of Veterans of the Central Office of the Department of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Russian troops fired on the city of Apostolovo, Dnipropetrovsk region.

As a result of the shelling, four people were killed and another was injured, said the chairman of the regional military administration Valentin Raznichenko.

Ukraine returns bodies of 64 more Azovstal defenders

An operation to exchange the bodies of dead servicemen took place in the Zaporizhia region of Ukraine.

Ukraine has returned the bodies of 64 defenders of the Azovstal plant.

This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration of Ukraine.

The ministry clarified that the process of returning the bodies of the victims to their homeland is underway, it is taking place in accordance with the norms of the Geneva Convention.

The Russians are creating conditions for the attack on Slavyansk

According to the Ukrainian agency, Russian forces have focused on establishing control over the Virgin (a village in the Slavyansk district of Donetsk region) and creating conditions for an attack on Slavyansk.

Russian equipment moved to the border with Volyn and Rivne regions of Ukraine

About 700 Russian servicemen remain on the Belarusian territory from the Volyn region.

As it was reported on June 13 on the air of the all-Ukrainian TV marathon #URAzom, Russian military equipment is also being moved closer to the border with Volyn and Rivne regions on Belarusian territory.

The local authorities came to such conclusions after inspecting more than 200 kilometers of the joint Belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Volyn region.

The head of the Volyn regional state administration Yuri Pogulyayko said that the situation is under control, and potentially dangerous areas of the border are being strengthened.

Russian troops launched a missile strike on Pryluky, Chernihiv region

The attack on the town of Pryluky was reported to the regional state administration.

The chairman of the regional administration Vyacheslav Chavus announced the arrival of three missiles.

Information about the destruction and the victims is being clarified.

In the Luhansk region, Russia has an advantage in artillery, but Ukrainian troops are not retreating

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 Severodonetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in Severodonetsk, had partial success, pushed our units away from 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 for the offensive to lay siege to 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 flanking actions or storm and fortify 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.

892 children have been injured in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian aggression, 313 of them have died

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that since February 24, when Russia started a full-scale war, 892 children have been injured in the country, of which 313 - died and another 579 - were injured.

"These figures are not final, as work is underway to clarify them in places of active hostilities, as well as in the temporarily occupied territories," - said in the Office of the Attorney General.

Most children were affected in Donetsk (291), Kharkiv (169), Kyiv (116), Chernihiv (68), Luhansk (54), Kherson (52), Mykolaiv (48), Zaporizhia (30) and Sumy (17) regions.

Explosions in Ternopil region

As a result of explosions in the Chartkovsky 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 the Chertkov 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.

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.

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.

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, so that the total planned package of support for the Ukrainian economy exceeded $ 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 United States will provide more than $ 1 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden said on June 15 that he had provided Ukraine with an additional $ 1 billion in US military aid to defend against the Russian attack.

"I told President Zelensky that the United States is providing another $ 1 billion in aid to Ukraine, including additional artillery and coastal defense weapons, as well as ammunition for artillery and advanced missile systems needed by Ukrainians to support defensive action in the Donbass." White House press service.

- “Today I am also announcing additional $ 225 million in humanitarian aid to help the people of Ukraine, including by providing safe drinking water, important medical supplies and medical care, food, shelter funds and cash to purchase necessary things for families. "