Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 454 of the invasion

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  • Anti-Kremlin militia assertion to person overrun a Russian borderline colony successful Belgorod. Fighting broke retired along the Russian border with Ukraine aft self-described Russian partisan forces launched a cross-border raid, claiming to person overrun a borderline colony for the archetypal clip successful the war. Belgorod politician Vyacheslav Gladkov said the municipality besides came nether Ukrainian artillery fire. He said 8 radical were wounded and astir residents had near the area, but the concern remained “tense”.

  • Twelve bluish European countries met to sermon stepping up deterrence and information connected Nato’s eastbound flank and strengthening Ukraine’s defences. Defence ministers from the Northern Group met successful Poland connected Monday wherever talks described arsenic “very good” by the Polish defence curate were focused connected coordinating ways of providing information to countries successful the group.

  • At slightest 8 radical were wounded and scores of buildings were damaged successful a Russian aerial onslaught connected Dnipropetrovsk region. Ukraine’s aerial unit said connected Telegram, “The onslaught was carried retired by 16 antithetic types of missiles and 20 Shahed-136/131 onslaught drones,” adding that aerial defences brought down 20 Russian drones and 4 cruise missiles.

  • Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer some reaffirmed their enactment for Ukraine successful the UK’s House of Commons connected Monday. The Labour person besides noted that Labour “[welcomes] the determination by our partners connected F-16 combatant jets” and said “whichever enactment is successful powerfulness successful the UK, determination volition beryllium nary letup successful Britain’s resolve. We volition proceed to enactment Ukraine’s subject and its radical successful its quest for freedom, bid and justice.”

  • The US State Department connected Monday said Russia’s Wagner Group is trying to obscure the mercenary group’s efforts to get subject instrumentality for usage successful Ukraine, adding that Washington has been informed that Wagner is seeking to determination those acquisitions done Mali to assistance Russia successful its war.

  • The United Nations expressed interest connected Monday that Ukraine’s Black Sea larboard of Pivdennyi had not received immoderate ships since 2 May nether a woody allowing the harmless wartime export of atom and fertiliser. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric did not accidental who was to blasted for the deficiency of ships travelling to the port, adjacent Odesa.

  • Russia’s ambassador to the US appears to person warned Washington that immoderate onslaught connected Crimea could beryllium considered a onslaught connected Russian territory by Nato after the US president, Joe Biden, said helium would enactment grooming for Ukrainian pilots connected US F-16 combatant jets.

  • The EU’s apical diplomat volition suggest further sanctions against Russia, pursuing a committedness by G7 leaders to intensify occidental restrictions connected Vladimir Putin’s quality to wage warfare connected Ukraine. Josep Borrell, the EU overseas argumentation chief, said helium hoped to soon contiguous “concrete proposals to instrumentality the determination of the G7 connected caller kinds of sanctions against Russia”.