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Victorious news of 849th day of war: Ukraine's first victory in Euro 2024, powerful attacks on Russian territory

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The Ukrainian national football team has a chance to reach the 1/8 of Euro 2024, and last night Ukraine attacked not only Russian oil refineries, but also military facilities

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Ukraine's General Staff confirms successful attacks in several regions of Russia

On the night of June 21, Ukrainian drones attacked four oil refineries in Russia, and radar stations and electronic intelligence centres in the Bryansk region of Russia were also hit. This was reported by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In particular, drones attacked the Afip, Ilya, Krasnodar and Astrakhan oil refineries, the report said. Also, at night, the Ukrainian Defence Forces successfully attacked the storage and preparation areas for the use of Shahed-136/Geran-2, training buildings, control and communication points of these UAVs located in the Krasnodar region.

"As a result of combat operations, a series of explosions and a fire with subsequent detonation were recorded," the General Staff reported.

Later it became known that among the objects that were hit that night were the airfield in Yeysk and an air defence training centre near the airfield.  According to Defence Express, this is the 726th Air Defence Training Centre of the Army. OSINT analysts have released satellite images of the facility - NASA satellites have recorded at least three fires on the territory of this facility.

Ukraine's national team secures first victory at Euro 2024

On June 21, the Ukrainian national team won a strong-willed victory over Slovakia at Euro 2024. Now Ukrainian team has a chance to reach the 1/8 finals. This was reported by Espreso.TV.

Despite the fact that Slovakia scored the first goal of the match (in the 17th minute), the Ukrainian players managed to pull themselves together and won with a score of 2:1. In the 54th minute of the match, Oleksandr Zinchenko passed to Mykola Shaparenko. The central midfielder struck an accurate shot from the eleven-metre mark and levelled the score. In the 80th minute, the same Mykola Shaparenko put Roman Yaremchuk one-on-one with the goalkeeper with a magnificent split pass. The Ukrainian forward rolled the ball into the opponent's goal with a light shot and brought Ukraine victory.

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Ukraine returns seven children from occupied Kherson region

On June 21, seven children from the temporarily occupied communities of the Kherson region were returned to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine. The youngest child is only 4 months old. This was reported by Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration. 

"They have come a long and difficult way. The main thing is that now the children are safe and receive all the help they need. The team of the Save Ukraine charity organisation worked on this return," Prokudin said.

Ukrainian robot logistician evacuates a hundred soldiers from the battlefield

A Ukrainian robot logistician from the Brave1 cluster has already proven its effectiveness on the battlefield. This was announced by Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. 

"To evacuate a wounded soldier from the battlefield, at least 2 people are needed to lift a stretcher. While the military are rescuing a fellow soldier, an enemy drone can follow them and fire. This is dangerous. The Volya-E robot logistician from the Brave1 cluster helps evacuate the wounded and save lives.

The military is already actively using it, and in total, thanks to the robot, the military of one of the brigades evacuated more than a hundred wounded and dead, many of whom could not be taken out in any other way," said Fedorov.

According to the minister, at the end of last year, during a week of fighting in the Donetsk sector, the Volya-E robot evacuated about 20 wounded soldiers.

"The operator controls it remotely from a safe distance of up to three kilometres. The robot rides on a caterpillar, is compact and not heavy, and can accelerate to a maximum speed of 12 km/h. It can be easily transported in the trunk of an off-road vehicle," the minister said.

In addition to evacuating soldiers, the robot can also transport ammunition weighing up to 150 kg. 

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