1. The UN Security Council has condemned the deaths due to a Russian missile strike on a shopping center in Kremenchuk. “We strongly condemn the deaths of civilians as a result of these rocket attacks, including the overcrowding of a crowded shopping center in Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. This strike was a glaring attack on civilian infrastructure and civilians. people “- said in a joint statement of Albania, France, Ireland, Norway, Britain, the United States, and Ukraine. The group also condemned the intensification of Russian missile strikes on residential neighborhoods and civilian infrastructure on June 25-27. Countries emphasize the need to investigate and prosecute violators of international humanitarian law and those who have committed war crimes. The leaders of the Group of Seven countries have stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Russian government will be brought to justice for the missile strike on Kremenchuk. (Source: Facebook).
1. UK Intelligence: Russia will continue launching missile strikes on targets in Ukraine to disrupt the supply of Ukrainian troops at the front due to a lack of high-precision weapons and aiming errors. Civilian casualties will accompany this. Russian troops continue to move gradually around Lysychansk. On June 25, 2022, Russian troops advanced another 2 km near the Lysychansk Oil Refinery, south of the city. “There is a real possibility that a missile strike on the Kremenchuk shopping center on June 27, 2022, was intended to hit a neighboring infrastructure facility,” the review said. The inaccuracy of Russian long-range strikes has previously led to mass casualties among the civilian population, including at the Kramatorsk railway station on April 9, 2022. “Russian planners are likely to remain prepared for high levels of collateral damage when they feel the military need to strike at a target. It is almost certain that Russia will continue to strike, trying to disrupt the supply of Ukrainian front forces,” British intelligence said. “Russia’s shortage of more modern high-precision firearms and professional shortcomings are likely to lead to new civilian casualties,” the report said. (Source: UP).
1. Ukrainian forces are likely to withdraw, which may include removing from Lysychansk and the Luhansk region soon, which is expected to lead to an early end to the Russian offensive. Kyiv can continue this approach until the Russian attack culminates or Ukrainian forces take a more secure position along a straighter line dotted with fortified towns and villages. The Russians who remained in Severodonetsk would have to force the Seversky Donets River into Lysychansk from Severodonetsk or the surrounding settlements to further participate in the Russian offensive. This movement may take some time, as the Russians destroyed three main bridges. Russian forces conducting continuous offensive operations in Severodonetsk will also need some time to regain combat capability before taking part in the storming of Lysychansk. It is specified that the location and number of Russian troops who captured Severodonetsk remain unclear. (Source: ISW).
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1. Indonesian President Joko Vidodo arrives in Kyiv with peacekeeping intentions. He and a small group of people will come to Kyiv by train from Przemyśl, Poland: “We started this peacekeeping mission with good intentions. I hope it will be easier.” Indonesian authorities say President Joko Vidodo plans to visit Ukraine and Russia in late June. Indonesia will host the Group of 20 (G20) summit on the island of Bali in November 2022. After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Joko Vidodo did not cancel the invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the summit but invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a G20 meeting. Putin is going to take part in the discussion. Due to the possible presence of the Russian President, the composition of the participants in the conference is questionable. However, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, spoke out against the boycott of the G20 summit, even if Putin took part in it. (Source: Twitter).
1. Russia has stated that it has decided not to exchange Ukrainian prisoners of war. The chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, declared: “Decided not to give them, agreed where belongs. And then they thought: “we will also surrender to families.” No, to pre-trial detention centers, to a pre-trial detention center.” Bastrykin said that 2,000 Ukrainian prisoners arrived “yesterday.” Ukrainian intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov, who is in charge of exchanging Ukrainian defenders with Azovstal, said he hoped to release “a significant number” of Ukrainian prisoners “soon.” (Source: Fontanka).
2. As a result of the enemy’s hit, ammunition in the five-storeyed apartment house in one of the areas of Nikolaev apartments in one entrance from the third on the fifth floor where there was also a fire are destroyed. According to the Nikolaev management of Public service on emergencies, now about three dead and one injured civilian is known. Also, one employee of the State Emergency Service was injured while performing the assigned work. Units rescued another resident of the house and evacuated two. All victims were hospitalized or treated on the spot. (Source: Facebook).
1. Following talks in Madrid on Tuesday, Turkey agreed to unblock Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to NATO. “Today in Madrid, before the NATO summit, we held a substantive meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson with the support of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Turkey reaffirms Turkey’s support for inviting Finland and Sweden to join NATO at this week’s Madrid summit. Niinistyo. He added that the memorandum stressed that Finland, Sweden, and Turkey “are obliged to give each other full support against each other’s security threats.” “I am delighted that this stage on Finland’s path to NATO membership has been completed. I now look forward to fruitful discussions on Finland’s role in NATO with our future allies here in Madrid,” Niinistö said. Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO in May. All 30 member states must agree to join, but Turkey has threatened to veto it. (Source: UP).