Ukraine latest: Russia war will determine ‘future rules of this world’, says


Ukrainian soldiers describe what life is like in the trenches

The outcome of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will determine the future of the international order, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has warned.

The Ukrainian leader said the west needed to act in its own self-interest by sending more weapons to help his country fight off the Russians.

“I am grateful for your support… but this support is not only for Ukraine, but for you as well,” he said. “It is on the battlefields of Ukraine that the future rules of this world are being decided along with the boundaries of the possible.”

The comments come as the Ukrainian ambassador in Germany said that Berlin will send seven howitzers to Ukraine later this month. Germany has previously been criticised by Kyiv for not sending heavy weapons.

In other developments on Saturday, Ukraine‘s prosecutor general confirmed the deaths of 24 more children in Mariupol, the southern port city that Russia besieged for three months before capturing it in mid-May. It added that at least 287 children have been killed during the conflict so far.

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Macron will not offer concessions to Russia, France insists

France has insisted that it wants Ukraine to defeat Russia, shortly after French president Emmanuel Macron was criticised for suggesting that Vladimir Putin must not be “humiliated” if peace is to be achieved.

“As the president has said, we want a Ukrainian victory. We want Ukraine’s territorial integrity to be restored,” an official in the Macron administration said.

The French president has attempted to promote peace in calls with Mr Putin since he launched his invasion.

“There is no spirit of concession towards Putin or Russia in what the president says. When he speaks to him directly, it is not compromise, but to say how we see things,” the official added.

Rory Sullivan11 June 2022 14:30

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South Korean man to be sentenced by Russian-backed separatists

A South Korean man will soon be sentenced for fighting for Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist has said.

“A verdict is being prepared now on a mercenary from South Korea. He is their citizen who fought for the armed forces of Ukraine,” Natalia Nikonorova said.

The announcement comes just days after two British men and one Moroccan man received death sentences in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Rory Sullivan11 June 2022 14:10

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Russia destroys up to 300,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain, says Kyiv

Russia has destroyed up to 300,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain when it shelled warehouses last weekend, Kyiv has said.

Appearing on national television, the deputy Ukrainian agriculture minister Taras Vysotskyi said the sites in the port city of Mykolaiv held between 250,000 and 300,000 tonnes of cereals, including wheat and corn.

Rory Sullivan11 June 2022 13:50

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Family of Briton sentenced to death by pro-Russian separatists in ‘show trial’ call for his release

The family of a British man sentenced to death by pro-Russian separatists have condemned his “show trial” and called for his release.

Ukraine latest: Russia war will determine ‘future rules of this world’, says

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