Russia-Ukraine live news: ‘Fierce’ battles in Severodonetsk

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Russia-Ukraine live news: ‘Fierce’ battles in Severodonetsk

Michael Carpenter says Moscow’s plan to annex the now-occupied Kherson region lays bare ‘its vision of a subjugated, Russified Ukraine.’

Press officer Olexii Mischenko shows a destroyed city administration building in Bashtanka, Mykolaiv region June 9, 2022
Press officer Olexii Mischenko shows a destroyed city administration building in Bashtanka, Mykolaiv region June 9, 2022 [Edgar Su/Reuters]

By Sasha Petrova and Jihan Abdalla

Published On 9 Jun 20229 Jun 2022

  • US Ambassador to the OSCE, Michael Carpenter, says that the Russian-occupied region of Kherson is the “Kremlin’s laboratory of horrors,” in which Moscow-backed authorities are abusing the rights of civilians and local politicians.
  • The Ukrainian army has said its forces continue to frustrate Russian attempts to take the fiercely contested eastern city of Severodonetsk.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared himself to Peter the Great, and spoke of Russia’s need to “take back [territory] and defend itself”.
  • The Ukrainian foreign ministry has said the death sentences handed down to British and Moroccan nationals fighting for Ukraine should be considered null and void.
  • Breakaway eastern Ukrainian regions backed by Moscow have said they will soon start shipping grain to Russia, the TASS news agency reports.
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