Ukrainian war, day 116. Azovstal commanders transferred to Stalinist prison / Statements by new British army chief LIVE TEXT

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

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The war in Ukraine came on the 116th day. Clashes continue in the Donbas. Zelenski traveled to the Nikolaev and Odessa regions, where he also spoke with wounded soldiers. Boris Johnson paid a surprise visit to Kyiv.

UPDATE 23.42 Several commanders of the Ukrainian Azov battalion who were taken prisoner in Mariupol have been transferred to Lefortovo prison in Moscow, a Russian judicial source told TASS on Sunday.

UPDATE 20.56 Actor Ben Stiller, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited Poland and arrived in Ukraine, UNHCR reported.

UPDATE 19.40 On Sunday, the Ukrainian parliament passed a law banning the broadcasting of Russian artists’ music on the radio and TV. Exceptions will benefit artists who have publicly condemned Russia’s invasion. This will create a “white list” of artists who have demarcated themselves from the Kremlin, a list that will be managed by the National Security and Defense Council and will be made public.

UPDATE 17.37 A letter from the new British Army Commander-in-Chief, General Patrick Sanders, to subordinate troops is raging in the UK, after the senior officer said that “England must be ready to fight again in Europe”.

UPDATE 14.58 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to take over areas of southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops, writes DPA. “We will not hand over the south to anyone,” Zelenski said in a video address shortly after returning from a visit to the south of the country on Saturday. He vowed to take back “everything that belongs to us.”

UPDATE 13.08 The international press, citing unconfirmed information from Ukraine, claims that Vladimir Putin desperately took the step of replacing the head of his air force, General Andrey Serdyukov, with one of the officers who played a major role in the Bucea massacre.

UPDATE 12.44 The governor of a region in eastern Ukraine constantly bombed by the Russians, Sergei Gaidai, says he is preparing for the worst.

UPDATE 10.18 The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska gave an interview to the British newspaper The Guardian, in which she spoke, in particular, about the situation of Ukrainian families during the war.

UPDATE 9.24 The war in Ukraine could last “years”, NATO Secretary General warned in an interview published on Sunday by the German daily Bild, urging Western countries to help Kiev.

UPDATE 8.27 Everyone is wondering, with the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, by Russia, if there is anyone on earth who can stop Vladimir Putin from his crazy ambition to conquer the neighboring country at any cost.

UPDATE 8.10 Ukraine’s allies must support Kiev firmly and for a long time if they do not want to see “aggression” prevail in Europe, as has not been the case since World War II, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday.

President Zelensky visited the Nikolaev and Odessa regions, where he met with both the military and doctors and spoke with wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

“I am returning from the south – today we visited our leading positions in the Nikolaev region, we visited the city of Nikolaev and the Odessa region.

We talked to our defenders – the military, the police, the National Guard, territorial defense. Their mood is confident, everyone does not doubt our victory.

We will not give the south to anyone, we will return everything that is ours and the sea will be Ukrainian and safe “, the leader from Kyiv posted on Instagram.

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