These are the major advances as the war enters its 474th day.
This is the situation as on Monday, June 11, 2023
- Ukraine says its troops have recaptured three villages from Russian forces in its southeast, the first liberated settlements since Ukraine launched its latest counteroffensive.
- Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet in the Kherson region and repelled three Ukrainian strikes in the Zaporizhia region.
- Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko confirmed that six people were killed in floods in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions after last week’s explosion at the Russian-controlled Nova Kakhovka dam. About 35 people, including seven children, are believed to be missing, he added.
- The governor of Kherson region, Oleksandr Prokudin, said three people were killed and 10 wounded after Russian shelling of a rescue boat evacuating people from the flood.
- Russia’s Defense Ministry said Ukraine had attempted to attack a navy ship guarding a major gas pipeline in the Black Sea with six undersea drones. All are said to have been destroyed.
- Russia and Ukraine simultaneously announced the exchange of about 100 prisoners of war from both sides.
- Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the mercenary Wagner Group, said his troops would not sign a deal with Russia’s defense ministry after ordering all independent forces to do so by the end of June.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that an investigation into the breach of the Nova Kakhovka dam is ongoing.International Criminal Court officials have visited the Kherson region in recent days.
- Zelensky approved a proposal by the country’s National Security and Defense Council to admit 178 Russian citizens, including 81 who hold Ukrainian citizenship.
- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there is currently no basis for any possible talks with Ukraine.