June 16, 2024

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LIVE – War in Ukraine: Putin says Russian military has captured 47 locations since the start of the year

Here are the highlights from the last 24 hours:

– At least 26 people were killed and dozens wounded in multiple Ukrainian attacks on Russian-controlled areas in eastern and southern Ukraine on Friday, occupation officials said.

– Emmanuel Macron formalized the creation of a support fund of 200 million euros for Ukrainian infrastructure. It is designed for “companies looking to export and invest in the country’s critical infrastructure”.

– In X, President Volodymyr Zelensky said “thank you” for France’s support to Ukraine after his speech to the National Assembly.

– A Ukrainian-Russian man suspected of involvement in a planned act of violence in France was indicted in Paris on Friday, the national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said. The 26-year-old, of Ukrainian and Russian nationality, “arrived in France a few days ago,” Pnat reported.

– The Russian military has captured 47 positions in Ukraine since the start of the year, President Vladimir Putin rejoiced Friday, as his troops in the east and south come under attack and struggle against Ukrainian forces.

– During the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin promised on Friday that by January 1, 2024 “more than 160,000 people” have enlisted in the Russian army to fight on the Ukrainian front.

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