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07:17

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 31 May 2024 (approximation): 507650 troops; 7728 tanks; 14935 armored vehicles; 13140 artillery systems; 1088 MLRS; 815 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 357 aircraft; 326 helicopters; 17905 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 27 military boats; 1 submarine; 10587 tactical UAVs; 2164 special military equipment; 2229 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:58

At night on May 31, Ukrainian defenders shot down 4 out of 4 Shahed-136/131 drones and one cruise missile Iskander-K used by Russian troops to attack the Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhzhia regions. In addition, Russian forces launched five anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300/S-400 on the Kharkiv region. – Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

12:11

Ukraine has returned the bodies of another 112 dead Ukrainian servicemen from the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, and Kharkiv directions, as well as from the temporarily occupied territories. – Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War

12:15

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least five citizens were killed and 33 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

12:45

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson signed a security cooperation agreement. In particular, it includes military assistance worth about €6.5 billion (approximately €2.2 billion per year over 2024-2026), support for developing Ukraine’s defense industry, as well as support for Ukraine’s Peace Formula, sanctions, and compensation for damages due to Russia’s full-scale invasion. – Presidential Office of Ukraine

13:12

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson signed an agreement on security cooperation and long-term support. In particular, Iceland will allocate almost $30 million per year in aid to Ukraine until 2028, cooperate with the Ukrainian defense industry, as well as support and equip Ukrainian women in the Armed Forces. Iceland also pledged to facilitate Ukraine’s future membership in the EU and NATO. – Presidential Office of Ukraine

14:28

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre signed an agreement on security cooperation and long-term support. – Presidential Office of Ukraine

16:46

Germany will transfer to Ukraine one more Patriot system and an additional €500 million in military financing. – German Federal Foreign Office on X (Twitter)

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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