Victorious news of 468th day of war: Ukrainian military gains near Avdiivka and transfer of Kyiv Cave Monastery
Australia is considering providing Ukraine with fighter jets, while the Ukrainian Armed Forces make progress near Avdiivka
Australia may deliver more than 40 F/A-18 fighters to Ukraine
The United States, Australia, and Ukraine are discussing the possibility of delivering 41 F/A-18 aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which are to be decommissioned.
This was reported by the Australian Financial Review, citing sources in the Australian government.
The United States is favorable to the idea of transferring F/A-18s to Ukraine. Washington's approval for the supply of the aircraft is necessary because the United States owns the intellectual property for the fighter jets.
It is reported that 41 aircraft have been withdrawn from the Royal Air Force and replaced with modern F-35s.
Ukrainian Armed Forces achieve operational success north of Avdiivka
The head of Avdiivka city military administration Vitaliy Barabash noted that the situation in Avdiivka remains tense.
He said this on the air of Espreso TV channel.
"Over the past day, the enemy carried out about 20 massive attacks on the city and 4 air strikes. Russia fired about 200 times at the positions around the city and launched 6 air strikes. The enemy tried to conduct assault operations, but without success. To the north of Avdiivka, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have some operational gains. The Ukrainian army is gradually counterattacking," noted Barabash.
Ukrainian commission signs act of transfer of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra to the National Reserve
This was reported by the head of the culture ministry, Oleksandr Tkachenko.
"Yesterday, on June 5, 2023, the Commission for the Acceptance and Transfer of State Property of the Lavra completed its work and signed an act of acceptance and transfer of state property of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra National Reserve with the Reserve, which confirmed the transfer of state property to the Reserve," Tkachenko wrote.
The Commission has inspected and is returning 79 objects to state use.
The minister stressed that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate allowed unauthorized reconstruction, completion, redevelopment of cultural heritage sites and construction of new buildings on the territory of the reserve, and experts will deal with this in the future.
Ukraine agrees with Czech Republic on joint repair of T-64 tanks
This was reported by the Czech Ministry of Defense.
Ukroboronprom and VOP CZ companies have agreed to jointly repair T-64 tanks at the plant in Nový Jičín.
"The Czech Republic supports and will continue to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian aggressor. We provide necessary military materials, train Ukrainian soldiers, and now we are also helping with the repair of Ukrainian equipment. We are offering our knowledge and skills for training and repair and will gain invaluable combat experience from Ukrainians," said Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová.
The exact number of tanks to be repaired is not specified for security reasons.
Ukrainian aviation carries out 10 strikes against Russian enemy
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The aviation of the defense forces carried out 10 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel during the day.
During the day, missile and artillery units struck 9 control points, 4 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition depots, an anti-aircraft missile system, 14 enemy artillery units at firing positions and 16 other important enemy targets.