In his evening video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that granting Ukraine candidate status would strengthen the entire European Union.
"What else needs to happen in Europe to make it clear to skeptics that the very fact of keeping Ukraine outside the European Union works against Europe? For example, everything is already obvious to the Russian occupiers. They say so when they torment our people that it is allegedly for the fact that Ukraine has gone to Europe. And why does Europe have skeptics then?" the president wondered.
Ukrainian defenders eliminated 100 occupiers and three enemy drones yesterday.
According to the General Staff, the enemy lost 11 more tanks. Read about other enemy losses here.
The General Staff also said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled the enemy's offensive in the area of Vrubivka and Mykolayivka and held back the assault near Vasylivka.
In the Siversk direction, Russian troops fired on civilian infrastructure.
Efforts are underway to equip checkpoints in the border zone of Belarus and deploy additional means of electronic warfare.
Near Popasna, our defenders successfully stopped the enemy's onslaught and repelled the enemy's attacks near Vrubivka, Metyolkine, and in the direction of Mykolayivka. Russia continues assault operations in Severodonetsk and the Toshkivka area. The Azot and Skloplastyk industrial enterprises came under fire, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Hayday, has said.
The Russians have been shelling residential neighbourhoods with large-calibre artillery for hours. At this point, it is impossible to confirm if there are civilian casualties and how many.
As a result of yesterday's enemy missile strike on Chortkiv District of Ternopil Region, over 20 people were injured, including children. Fortunately, there are no victims, Volodymyr Trush, the head of the Ternopil Regional Military Administration, said on Telegram.
The attack occurred on a civilian infrastructure facility with no weapons.
"We are working to clean the rubble and fix the damaged civilian property," he said.
The enemy shelled Kharkiv at night. In Kherson Region, there are concerns that russia may organize provocations on Russia Day. In Mykolaiv Region, the village of Parutyne came under attack, states the summary of regional military administration updates.
The night was relatively calm in Volyn, Transcarpathian, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Vinnytsya, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Khmelnytskyy, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr regions.
Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov ordered an official investigation into the head of one of the departments of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ General Staff regarding the use of weapons. The incident happened in one of the residential areas of Kyiv on 10 June.
For the period of the investigation, the official is suspended from office.
Russian special services are preparing provocations against residents of the temporarily occupied territories in Zaporizhzhya Region, said the mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, citing sources close to Ukrainian intelligence. He urged city residents not to attend mass events planned by the “ruscists” on 12 June.
Enerhodar marks its day on 12 June. Russia marks Russia Day also on 12 June, therefore Russian troops may hold events and force locals to participate in them.
In the third round of the League of Nations group stage, the national team of Ukraine scored 3:0 against Armenia in Lodz, Poland. Thanks to this, our team topped the standings of Group 1 of Division B with 6 points.
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