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- A SAMP/T surface-to-air defense system has been delivered to Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron announced Monday, June 19. The SAMP/T Mamba is the first European medium-range anti-missile system. It is supposed to help Ukraine counter attacks from Russian drones, missiles and planes. Paris had announced, at the beginning of February, the delivery of this equivalent of the American Patriot.
- The Ukrainian president, in his speech on Sunday evening, referred Moscow to its own responsibilities. “Russia will lose the occupied territories. There is not, and there will not be [d’autres options que] our “vacation” measuresand declared by Volodymyr Zelensky. Our troops are advancing, post by post, step by step, we are advancing. »
- Kakhovka dam: the UN accuses Russia of blocking aid to disaster victims. Russia was accused on Sunday by the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine of obstructing the delivery of aid to victims of the destruction of the dam in areas it controls in southern Ukraine.
- Official flood tolls have been revised upwards. The floods caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam caused the death of sixteen people in Ukraine, according to officials in Kiev, while Russia reports, for its part, twenty-nine dead in the territories it controls.
- Ukrainian forces destroyed an ammunition depot « important » near the port city of Henicheskoccupied by Russia, in the oblast of Kherson, reported Sunday Sergey Bratchuk, spokesman of the military administration of Odessa.
- Ukrainian forces reportedly took control of Piatykhatky. “The enemy’s offensive ‘wave’, despite the colossal losses, yielded results”, announced Vladimir Rogov, an official of the Russian occupation in the Zaporizhia region, on Sunday. For its part, the Russian Defense Ministry said it repelled an attack on Piatykhatky. This information is impossible to independently verify immediately.
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