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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 woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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