3 killed, including child, 8 injured in Russian attacks over past day

Russian forces launched strikes on nine Ukrainian oblasts over the past 24 hours, inflicting casualties among civilians and damages to people's homes and civilian infrastructure.

Russian attacks were reported in Donetsk, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Luhansk oblasts.

Ukraine Defense Ministry media center said on June 8 that 145 Ukrainian settlements and 104 infrastructure facilities were hit.

Russian troops reportedly used mortars, tanks, artillery, multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), anti-aircraft systems, drones, and tactical aviation.

In Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Oblast, Russia shelled the town of Ukrainsk late on June 7, killing a family — grandfather, his son, and a 4-year-old grandson, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.

ive more people were injured in the town, including four children aged three to 13, the prosecutors wrote. According to Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, 14 high-rises and two private residencies in Ukrainsk were damaged in the attack.

Russia hit six more settlements and three communities in Donetsk Oblast, wounding two people and damaging multiple houses, two administration buildings, and an infrastructure facility, said Kyrylenko.

Russian forces struck 21 front-line settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast 148 times over the past day, wounding a 68-year-old man, the regional administration reported. Thirty-two civilian facilities in the region were destroyed, the administration added.

Russia has enough missiles to target sacred places such as Kyiv

As Russian missile attacks subsided following their attempts to cripple the Ukrainian energy sector, the occupiers had enough time to produce missiles to continue their missile terror in May.

According to Andrii Yusov, representative of Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence, Russians still maintain the capacity to produce new missiles. Apart from that, when we are talking about missile attacks, they can be different.

At the first stage of the full-scale invasion and afterward, as they tried to plunge Ukraine into a total blackout, they did not spare any missiles. Then Russia wasted a bigger part of the high-precision missiles in its arsenal.

The attacks subsided after Russia’s total failure in its winter ‘blitzkrieg’ against Ukraine’s energy sector. And during this time, they produced something. For example, Russia can produce around 30 Kalibr missiles a month. Less Kinzhals and Iskanders.

In addition, their tactics have changed. Now it is a hybrid when they simultaneously use Shahed drones, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles.

If the whole of Ukraine was under attack earlier, now the Russians select key targets for themselves. And Kyiv has become a sacred target for Putin’s regime.

The representative of Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence notes that the Russians still have resources. Still, they are unable to repeat the same large-scale attacks akin to the ones they were carrying out at the start of the invasion or in the winter.

Russians attacked rescue workers in Kherson, injured two

The Russian occupiers on 8 June launched attacks on rescue workers from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, injuring two of them.

"Today, the Russians committed another terrorist attack! They launched large-scale artillery attacks on the locations where the rescuers work, where civilians, whose houses were destroyed by the Russians, are evacuating to a seemingly safe territory"- reported Serhii Kruk, Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

Ukraine and UN arrange evacuation on the occupied left bank: Russia must give access

Following the agreement between Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Denise Brown, the UN system coordinator in Ukraine, it was concluded that the UN will immediately form groups for providing humanitarian aid and evacuation of people from the occupied territories on the left bank of the Dnipro River, on condition that Russia will provide access and security guarantees.

During the meeting Kuleba thanked the UN for sending humanitarian help to the territories affected by the blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) by the Russians. At the same time, he remarked that the scale of destruction and suffering, caused to the people and animals, requires a different level of reaction.

Following the meeting, it was concluded that the UN will urgently increase help and will send additional forces to Kherson Oblast and other affected regions of Ukraine.

In addition to this, a decision was made that the UN will immediately form groups aimed at providing humanitarian help and evacuation of people from the occupied territories on the left bank of the Dnipro River, in the cities of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. This will be done on condition that a safe route from the Ukraine-controlled territories to the occupied territories will be guaranteed.

Kuleba assured the UN that Ukraine provides all security guarantees to the UN for fulfilling the humanitarian operations in the affected area.

The sides agreed that the aforementioned units of the UN will go to the affected areas in the temporarily occupied territories from the Ukraine-controlled territories as soon as Russia provides access and security guarantees.

At the moment, the UN is waiting for such guarantees from the Russian side, as well as for access to the occupied territories affected by the blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP.

Earlier on Thursday, Kuleba expressed hope that after talks with the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the members of these organisations will arrive to areas affected by the blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, stated that he was shocked by the reaction of the UN and the Red Cross to the tragedy.

Zelenskyy stressed that despite the tragedy occurring on the night of 5 June, neither the UN nor the Red Cross "are there" although they "must be the first to save lives" since this is what they were created for.