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The Japanese Government has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belorussia. In particular, the assets of two Russian banks – Credit Bank of Moscow and Russian Agricultural Bank (Rosselkhozbank), as well as, Belinvestbank (Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction), are frozen on the territory of Japan from now on. – Japanese media corporation Nikkei Asia


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 263 Ukrainian children have died, 467 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 07 June (approximation): 31360 troops; 1390 tanks; 3416 armored vehicles; 694 artillery systems; 207 MLRS; 96 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 212 aircraft; 177 helicopters; 2405 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 553 tactical UAVs; 53 special military equipment; 125 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to a Russian missile strike, the second biggest grain terminal in Ukraine, in Mykolaiv, has been destroyed. – Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy


The governments of Ukraine and Japan have signed an additional agreement to provide Ukraine with a new financial aid package of $500 million worth. – Serhii Korsunskyi, Ambassador of Ukraine in Japan


The New Zealand Government has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particular, the new sanctions list includes 44 state entities from Russia and Belarussia. Among them are Russia’s largest state company Gazprom, Russian entities from the military industry, and 6 Belarusian defense entities. – New Zealand media corporation The National Tribune


Russian occupiers hold about 600 Ukrainian civilians in captivity in the Kherson region, primarily journalists and public activists. – Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have killed more than 300 Ukrainian civilians in the Mykolaiv region. – Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration


The Polish government has signed a defense contract with Ukraine worth PLN 2,7 billion (about USD 650 million). Under this contract, Poland will sell to Ukraine 3 batteries of 155-mm Krab AHS self-propelled howitzers. – Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Sumy, the Chernihiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, and the Zaporizhzhia regions. 13 people have been killed, 1 child is among them. 26 citizens have been injured, 2 children are among them. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


As of June 07, 1,137 dead bodies of Ukrainian citizens killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Bucha district. – Ihor Klymenko, Head of the National Police of Ukraine

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A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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