Death toll in Kramatorsk missile strike rises to 11

At least 11 people have died in a June 27 missile strike on the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast, the State Emergency Service reported on June 28.

The figure includes three children, two of which were born in 2008 and one in 2011, earlier reports said.

Some 56 people have been reported as injured so far, including an eight-month-old child. On the evening of 27 June, Russian S-300 missiles struck a restaurant in the center of the city, a place popular with volunteers, journalists, and soldiers, who all often use Kramatorsk as a base of operations in Donetsk Oblast.

At least three foreigners are among the wounded, Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on the previous evening.

Water level in Dnipro River returns to its natural course in Kherson Oblast

As of the morning of 28 June, the water level in the Dnipro River near the State Emergency Service’s Kherson post has returned to its natural course.

Fluctuations in the level corresponding to natural fluctuations at this time of year, reports the Headquarters for Dealing with the Aftermath of the Russian Terrorist Blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Currently, two houses on the right bank of the Dnipro River and 17 houses in the temporarily occupied territory remain flooded in the oblast. Emergency workers continue to pump out the water.

"Over the past 24 hours, 72,000 tonnes of water have been pumped out of 56 basements. Since the work began, more than 373,000 tonnes of water have been pumped out of 923 houses and basements," the HQ notes.

At the same time, 59 tonnes of water were transported to the region, of which 23 tonnes were drinking water and 36 tonnes were technical water.

President's Office responds to Orbán's statements: He's dragging Hungary's reputation through the mud

The response was posted on Twitter by Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

It is time for Orbán to realize, Podoliak noted, that Ukraine, which has been fiercely defending its freedom for 489 days, effectively opposing the post-Soviet neo-empire with the instincts of a historical serial killer, is subjective and sovereign in its policies and decisions.

"The question is does Orbán himself [have] agency, if he so openly humiliates European values, strictly adhering to Russian propaganda myths... And how much one must disrespect Hungary to so cynically trample the reputation of his own country in the historical mud," Podoliak said.

In an interview with Bild, the Hungarian prime minister expressed his belief that Ukraine is no longer a sovereign state, as it has become dependent on US and Western assistance.

Orbán also stated that he considers the mutiny of the Wagner Private Military Company in Russia unimportant. He also asserted that he does not consider Putin, a war criminal.