11 people killed, 25 injured in Russian missile attack on Kryvyi Rih

Eleven people were killed due to Russia's June 13 missile strike on the city of Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Governor Serhii Lysak reported.

Seven bodies were found under the rubble of a warehouse destroyed by the Russian strike. Four people were killed in a five-story residential building severely damaged by the strike.

According to Lysak, 25 people have been injured. After the eleventh body was found, the rescue operation ended, with the State Emergency Service now clearing the site.

Russian missiles hit Kryvyi Rih at night on June 13. A five-story residential building, an enterprise, and another undisclosed location in Kryvyi Rih were under attack.

The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said Russian forces attacked Ukraine on June 13 with 14 Kh-101/555 cruise missiles, 10 of which were destroyed by Ukraine's air defense. Russia has also launched four Iranian-made Shahed drones.

Putin wants to wait out the counteroffensive and "has plans"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he has plans of "various nature" for the conduct of the war, but first, it is necessary to wait for the end of the counteroffensive that Ukraine has launched.

He was asked how far Russia will go in the war against Ukraine "this time", and what borders would be reached.

Quote from Putin: "Everything will depend on the potential that will be formed at the end of this so-called counteroffensive. This is the key issue."

Details: At the same time, Russia’s president is sure that the Ukrainian troops are now "having catastrophic losses".

Quote: "We have plans of different nature depending on the situation that will arise when we consider it necessary to do something."

Putin declares Ukraine occupies Russia's "historical territories"

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine was allegedly located on the "historical territories" of the Russian Federation.

"Why should they (Ukrainians ) live at our expense in our historical territories? And if they want to live in our historical territories, then influence your political leadership in such a way that normal relations with Russia are built, so that no one from these territories is threatened. That's the problem!" - Putin said.

Putin threatens to withdraw Russia from Black Sea Grain Deal again

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Western countries of failing to comply with the Russian demands concerning the Black Sea Grain Initiative and said that Moscow was considering withdrawing from the agreement. (The Black Sea Grain Initiative is an agreement brokered by the UN with Russia and Türkiye launched on 22 July 2022 to enable ships to transport grain from Ukraine )

The Russian president claimed that the West promised Moscow to "liberalise grain supplies to foreign markets" as part of the agreement, including by lifting some of the sanctions introduced following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

"There were many different conditions that the Westerners had to comply with under the UN oversight. Nothing has been done. We are now considering withdrawing from this grain deal," Putin added.

He also said that Russia extended the Grain Initiative in the past "in the interest of friendly states" that "do not support the West’s aggressive actions and [Western] satellites in Ukraine".