Ukraine war day 116: Everything that is known

KYIV (Parliament Politics Magazine) – The unprovoked Ukraine war enters its 116th day. The following is a quick summary of the events and everything major that occurred.

  • According to Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Russia’s war in Ukraine might last years. They needed to plan for the possibility that it would take years.  They  must not abandon their support for Ukraine, he stated. Even if the expenses were significant, not only in terms of military support, but also in terms of growing food and energy prices. 


  • Ukraine’s Luhansk region’s governor stated on Sunday that Russia was sending a big number of reserve troops to Sievierodonetsk from other fighting zones in an attempt to retake full control of the beleaguered eastern city. “Today, tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, they’ll throw in all of their reserves since there are so many of them already there, they’re at critical mass,” said Serhiy Gaidai on national TV.



  • On Saturday, a large explosion shook a region near Sievierodonetsk. On the Telegram messaging app, Rodion Miroshnik, an official in the self-styled separatist government of the Luhansk People’s Republic, shared a video of what he claimed was the cloud.


  • The local authorities said that five civilians were killed in Ukrainian strikes on the eastern insurgent stronghold of Donetsk on Saturday. Five individuals had been killed and 12 others had been wounded in the Donetsk People’s Republic in the bombardment by Ukrainian forces, the authorities claimed in a Telegram statement.


  • Several Russian missiles targeted a gasworks in the Izium district of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, according to Kharkiv region governor Oleh Synehubov. He posted on the Telegram messaging app that a large-scale fire had broken out, rescuers had localised the flames. According to Reuters, he also stated that a few other buildings had been destroyed.


  • On Saturday, Russian missiles struck a petroleum storage tank in Novomoskovsk, a town in eastern Ukraine. Three persons have been sent to the hospital, according to the regional administrator.


  • According to Politico, the Pentagon is planning to send four more rocket launchers to Ukraine. According to anonymous US defence department officials, the US would likely supply four additional high mobility artillery rocket systems, bringing the total number to around eight. The decision would be made based on Ukraine’s immediate requirements.


  • According to the Kyiv Independent, Russia and Ukraine have exchanged prisoners. The Ukrainian defence ministry’s intelligence directorate stated that five seized Ukrainians were returned to Ukraine on June 18 in exchange for five detained Russians.


  • Yuliia Paievska, also known as “Taira,” a Ukrainian paramedic who was liberated from the captivity of Russia this week, produced a video thanking the president of Volodymyr Zelenskiy for her release. She said that she had  always felt everything would turn out that way, and everyone who was now on the other side knew it would.


  • On Saturday, Zelenskiy visited the military in southern Ukraine and gave state medals to border guards in Odesa. From the people of Ukraine, from their state, he wanted to congratulate them for the excellent work they were doing, for their heroic service, the president stated. It was crucial that they were alive. Their  country was protected by a sturdy Ukrainian wall as long as they lived.

Ashton Perry

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