An air attack in Dnipro in Ukraine injured 20 on Saturday evening June 3, the Ukrainian authorities announced. The strike hit two buildings in a residential area and three children were seriously injured. President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russians of having “attacked the city” located in the center of the country. Follow our live.
Shooting in Russia. Ukrainian shell fire killed two people on Saturday in Belgorod. Border villages in this region have been hit by unprecedented artillery fire in recent days, and the latest deaths bring the overall toll to seven this week. Two days before, the Russian army had claimed to have repelled a Ukrainian attempt to“to invade” the Belgorod region.
Ukraine “ready” for the counter-offensive. In an interview at Wall Street Journal (in English)Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine was “ready” to launch its counter-offensive. “We firmly believe that we will succeed”added the Ukrainian President.
Wagner ready to send units to Belgorod. The boss of the paramilitary group Wagner assured Saturday that he was ready to send his troops to defend the Russian region of Belgorod. “If the Ministry of Defense [russe] don’t stop what is happening in the Belgorod region (…) where Russian territories are in fact being captured, so obviously we will get there”said Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Indonesia offers a plan for peace. Indonesia’s defense minister has proposed a ceasefire “on current positions”, as well as demilitarized zones which would be guaranteed by observers and the UN. Ukraine categorically rejected the proposal. “It looks like a Russian plan, not an Indonesian plan,” retorted the Ukrainian Defense Minister.
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