Espreso. Global

Victorious news of 834th day of war: Ukrainian marines defeat Russian army in Vovchansk, Verkhovna Rada ratifies €50 billion EU agreement

6 June, 2024 Thursday

Ukraine's Defence Intelligence (DIU) destroyed the Russian tugboat Saturn in the Black Sea on the night of June 6. The parliament ratified an agreement with the European Union necessary to receive funds under the Ukraine Facility initiative


Ukraine ratifies agreement to receive €50 billion in aid from the EU

On June 6, the Verkhovna Rada ratified an agreement with the European Union necessary to receive funds under the Ukraine Facility initiative. This agreement secures €50 billion in aid, of which Ukraine will receive €16 billion this year.

"The Verkhovna Rada has ratified the agreement with the European Union required to receive €50 billion under the Ukraine Facility. This was the last step to make the program work," Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated.

He reminded that the Ukraine Facility is a four-year program to support Ukraine, requiring necessary reforms and transformations for accession to the EU. This year, Ukraine will receive €16 billion under this initiative, Shmyhal emphasized.

The Ukraine Facility is an instrument that allows Ukraine to receive financial and technical assistance from the EU totaling €50 billion from 2024 to 2027. Of this amount, €38.27 billion will be allocated for budget support, €6.97 billion for the investment fund, and €4.76 billion for technical and administrative support.

Ukraine destroys Russian vessel in the Black Sea

Ukrainian Special Forces destroyed the enemy tugboat Saturn in the Black Sea at night.

"On June 6, a special unit of the 9th Department of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine successfully struck a Russian raid tugboat Saturn or Proteus off the coast of temporarily occupied Crimea," the DIU said in the statement.

It is noted that as a result of the operation in the waters of Lake Panske, another vessel of the Russian forces was destroyed.

DIU spokesman Andriy Yusov first announced the operation during a telethon: "The work of the DIU's special forces, the naval strike, everything is accurate. And minus one enemy ship." The Krymsky Viter Telegram channel also reported loud noises in the area of Chornomorsk.

Ukrainian drones attack Russian oil depot and refinery

Ukrainian drones, operated by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), attacked an oil depot in the Belgorod region and a refinery in the Rostov region.

DIU drones targeted an oil depot near Stary Oskol in the Belgorod region of Russia. "DIU operation, targets were hit," a source stated. The attack was confirmed by Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked an oil depot in the Starooskolsky urban district using a kamikaze drone. The explosion caused one of the tanks to catch fire. Four fire crews quickly extinguished the fire. The blast wave smashed the windows in the security building," Gladkov wrote.

Simultaneously, a fire broke out at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in the Rostov region. "As a result of the UAV attack, a fire started at the Novoshakhtinsk Oil Refinery. Emergency response services are working at the scene," Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev said. Later, he reported that the fire had been localized to an area of 100 square meters.

Additionally, the Russian Defense Ministry reported the interception and destruction of several Ukrainian UAVs overnight: "Over the past night, regular air defense systems intercepted and destroyed thirteen Ukrainian UAVs over the territory of Crimea, six UAVs over the Belgorod region, and one Neptune anti-ship missile over the territory of the Rostov region."

Ukrainian Defense Forces capture Russian assault troops in Vovchansk

In Vovchansk, the Ukrainian Armed Forces captured an assault group of Russian soldiers. During a counterattack by soldiers of the 36th Marine Brigade, two assault company commanders and four soldiers surrendered.

This was reported by Nazar Voloshyn, spokesman for the Khortytsia operational and strategic grouping of troops.

"Two Russian assault companies were almost completely destroyed. Both company commanders surrendered, wounded, along with the rest of their soldiers. Those who were smart enough to raise their hands survived. This is a clear victory for the soldiers of the 36th Brigade," Voloshyn emphasized.

A video shows five Russian soldiers who were captured. They were carrying military ID cards and tokens of the Russian armed forces.

According to the spokesperson, it is common for Ukrainian defenders to capture Russian soldiers in the Kharkiv region. The Russians either surrender during the fighting or are taken prisoner by Ukrainian soldiers during assaults.

Read also:
  • News
2024, Monday
24 June
Ukraine assesses risk of Belarusian army's sudden inspection near border
EU announces new 14th package of sanctions against 116 Russian individuals and entities
German Federal Council President Schwesig arrives in Kyiv
ECtHR begins delivering judgments in cases against Russia
Exposions in Sevastopol is another reminder that Crimea is Ukraine - Ukrainian MP
Why Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure won’t help it win war
Ukraine's General Staff reports 62 firefights, active Russian attacks in Siversk and Pokrovsk sectors
Attacks on Russian refineries won't shift war's tide, but will have military impact – Ukraine's spy chief
Russian troops conduct small group assaults in Horlivka direction - Ukrainian serviceman Iyevlyev
Russia will win only if Ukrainians give it this victory
Pokrovsk direction is top priority for Russian army - military expert Zgurets
Russian army attacks Odesa with missiles, causing casualties
US, South Korea, and Japan condemn North Korea's military ties with Russia, urge return to negotiations
Ukraine to receive first batch of ammunition under Czech initiative by late June
Russia relocates Tu-95MS bombers at Engels airfield every five hours fearing Ukraine’s attacks
Ukrainian forces deny Russia seizing Novooleksandrivka in Pokrovsk direction
Russia places military facilities near civilian areas in Crimea: ISW explains why
Russia loses 12 tanks, 51 artillery systems and 1,300 soldiers in one day of war in Ukraine
2024, Sunday
23 June
Main task of next NATO Secretary General is to expand Alliance - Polish politician
India imports record amount of oil from Russia in May – media
Russia responds to Ukrainian strike on Crimea
Russian troops intensify advances in Kupyansk and Pokrovsk directions - Ukraine's General Staff
US support allows Ukraine to strike into Russian territory, disrupting Kharkiv offensive - media
Ukrainian general assesses chance of Defense Forces' counteroffensive
Ukrainian forces strike Russian motorized rifle regiment’s command post: video
South Korea to lift any restrictions on aid to Ukraine if Russia provides precision weapons to North Korea
Explosions rock Sevastopol: Russia claims downing 4 ATACMS missiles, 2 dead
Vietnam calls U.S. strategic partner after Putin's visit
Work or go home: German opposition urges deportation for unemployed Ukrainian refugees
Intensification of Russian attacks in Donetsk region may indicate start of summer offensive – ISW
Partisans in Russia burn relay box on Rostov-on-Don to Mariupol railway
EU membership negotiations: Choice between two evils
Ukraine’s intelligence reports increase in Russian servicemen surrendering through I Want to Live Project
Russian troops attack Kyiv region with missiles, injuring civilians
Why Russia uses Sea of Azov to launch Kalibr missiles – military insight
Russian army loses 15 tanks, 61 artillery systems and over 1,200 soldiers in one day of war in Ukraine
Russia attacks Kharkiv with guided bombs four times, causing casualties
2024, Saturday
22 June
US closes Russian visa centres in Washington, New York
Russia drops about 100 guided bombs on Ukrainian positions, frontline areas daily
China will be very unlucky if Trump comes to power - politician Feygin
More news