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UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 26 June inclusive: 10,631 civilian casualties in the country: 4,731 killed and 5,900 injuredunohchr27 June 2022 (LINK)

29 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 125 of the invasion

Zelenskiy calls on UN to visit site of Kremenchuk shopping centre attack as Turkey lifts objections to Finland and Sweden joining Nato

28 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 125 of the invasion

Russia's attack on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk met with global outrage as officials confirm at least 18 killed in the strike

Turkey lifts block on Finland and Sweden NATO bidspolitico28 June 2022 (LINK)

Michelin tire group to give up Russia businessafp / themoscowtimes28 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia fines foreign firms for alleged data storage violationsreuters28 June 2022 (LINK)

Who's still buying fossil fuels from Russia?visualcapitalist28 June 2022 (LINK)

27 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 124 of the invasion

G7 leaders to address Ukrainian grain crisis at summit on Monday as Russia renews attacks on Kyiv

Ukraine says at least 15 killed in shopping mall attack; Zelenskyy asks G-7 for more help as Russia attacks key cities' — cnbc27 June 2022 (LINK)

Oil shippers are hiding Russian cargoes by paying in Chinese yuan, exchanging weapons for crude, and 'going dark'' — businessinsider27 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia 'defaults on foreign debt for first time since 1918' — bloomberg27 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia sent dollar-Eurobond coupon payouts to NSD in roubles' — reuters27 June 2022 (LINK)

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said in a statement that Russia not making payments in the currency of issue did not amount to a default on its foreign debt.

Russia said on 25 June it plans to send nuclear-grade missiles to Belarus within monthsthedailybeast27 June 2022 (LINK)

26 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 123 of the invasion

Focus of Russia's campaign shifts to Lysychansk, as Putin says Russia will send missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Belarus

Russian missiles hit centre of Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europereuters26 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 26 June inclusive: 10,631 civilian casualties in the country: 4,731 killed and 5,900 injuredunohchr27 June 2022 (LINK)

25 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 122 of the invasion

German gas prices could triple as Russia cuts supply; Ukrainian forces prepare Severodonetsk retreat; thousands of Black Sea dolphins killed

U.S. to join Group of 7 in ban of new Russian gold imports to hit Putinfortune25 June 2022 (LINK)

Britain: Russia has removed several key generals from Ukraineground.news25 June 2022 (LINK)

24 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 121 of the invasion

Zelenskiy welcomes approval of Ukraine's application to join EU as 'historic moment' while battle for two key cities in eastern Ukraine edges towards 'fearsome climax'

EU plan for life without Russian gas a priority as leaders meetreuters24 June 2022 (LINK)

Germany says it can last 2.5 months without Russian gas after Russia throttled its supplyreuters24 June 2022 (LINK)

23 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 120 of the invasion

Forces edge closer to seizing last pocket of Ukraine resistance in Luhansk; footage shows drone crashing into oil refinery in Russia

Ukraine accepted as EU membership candidate; Biden approves $450 million military aid packagebusinessinsider23 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia pays dollar bonds in roubles as it seeks to avoid defaultreuters / rappler23 June 2022 (LINK)

Russian gold exports to Switzerland point to a stealth buyer as the country's top refiners say they didn't import anybusinessinsider23 June 2022 (LINK)

Russian commodities traders are scrambling to set up shop in Dubai after fleeing Switzerlandbusinessinsider23 June 2022 (LINK)

Nike leaves Russian market permanently over Ukraine wardw23 June 2022 (LINK)

Putin is meeting leaders of China, Brazil, and India, showing Russia still has powerful allies despite the Ukraine invasioncnbc23 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 23 June inclusive: 10,506 civilian casualties in the country: 4,677 killed and 5,829 injuredunohchr24 June 2022 (LINK)

22 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 119 of the invasion

Ukraine launches airstrikes on Snake Island; Russians reportedly capture settlements near Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk

U.N. peace ambassador Ben Stiller visits Kyiv and tells President Volodymyr Zelenskyy: 'You are my hero': 57 sources — ground.news22 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 22 June inclusive: 10,465 civilian casualties in the country: 4,662 killed and 5,803 injuredunohchr23 June 2022 (LINK)

21 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 118 of the invasion

Moscow threatens to retaliate after Lithuania bans transit of goods to the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad; EU calls blockade of the Ukrainian grain a war crime

Russian ruble taps 7-year high against the US dollar — economist says 'Putin Is Having the Last Laugh'theguardian21 June 2022 (LINK)

Nobel peace prize auctioned by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for Ukraine refugees fetches record $103.5mtheguardian21 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 21 June inclusive: 10,403 civilian casualties in the country: 4,634 killed and 5,769 injuredunohchr22 June 2022 (LINK)

20 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 117 of the invasion

Zelenskiy says he expects Russia will intensify attacks on Ukraine and possibly strike other European countries this week

20m tonnes of grain — four months' supply — can't get out of Ukrainethemoscowtimes20 June 2022 (LINK)

Russian emails appear to show 'network' holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putintheguardian20 June 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine strikes offshore oil drilling rig — Crimean officialvox20 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 20 June inclusive: 10,308 civilian casualties in the country: 4,597 killed and 5,711 injuredunohchr21 June 2022 (LINK)

19 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 116 of the invasion

Nato chief warns war could last years; Russia sends many reservists to Sievierodonetsk battle, says regional governor

Zelenskyy visits Odesa as Russia continues its blockade and declares: 'We will not give the south to anyone... and the sea will be Ukrainian'businessinsider19 June 2022 (LINK)

These 6 European countries paid Russia $40 billion for fuel in the three months of the war, despite impending bans and sanctions on imports: France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, and Belgiumbusinessinsider19 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 19 June inclusive: 10,260 civilian casualties in the country: 4,569 killed and 5,691 injuredunohchr20 June 2022 (LINK)

18 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 115 of the invasion

Putin says he has 'nothing against' Ukraine membership of EU; German chancellor calls for direct talks with Russian leader to end war

Boris Johnson makes second surprise visit to Kyivinvesting18 June 2022 (LINK)

CEO of Rosneft says BP still remains major stakeholderinvesting18 June 2022 (LINK)

*"Vladimir Putin purges top general over Ukraine war disaster as Russia's losses now 'could be as high as 50,000 soldiers'"the-sun18 June 2022 (LINK)

Fact-check: Are there 46 U.S. military-funded biolabs in Ukraine? Nostatesman18 June 2022 (LINK)

17 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 114 of the invasion

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy have vowed to support Kyiv's bid to join the EU as Lavrov accuses the west of 'dragging Ukraine into Nato'

European Commission recommends Ukraine be granted EU candidate statusdw17 June 2022 (LINK)

CERN to end collaboration agreements with Russia and Belarusdw17 June 2022 (LINK)

16 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 113 of the invasion

Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum to surrender Sievierodonetsk as hundreds remain trapped in bunkers beneath chemical plant

Macron, Scholz and Draghi meet Zelenskyy in Kyivft16 June 2022 (LINK)

US sends $1bn in new security aid to Ukraine: including coastal defence weapons and advanced rocket systemsaljazeera16 June 2022 (LINK)

Europe is making it much harder for Russia to ship oil anywherecnn16 June 2022 (LINK)

To defy the sanctions and avoid seizure, Russia's richest man is now sailing his $500 million Nord megayacht under the Russian flag. Another sanctioned billionaire may be sailing his $300 million designer yacht under the Emirates flagluxurylaunches16 June 2022 (LINK)

Netherlands says it foiled Russian plot to infiltrate International Criminal Courtcnbc16 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 16 June inclusive: 10,094 civilian casualties in the country: 4,509 killed and 5,585 injuredunohchr17 June 2022 (LINK)

15 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 112 of the invasion

Zelenskiy says outcome of battle for Donbas will determine course of the war; Russia calls on Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk to lay down arms

Biden administration has sent $5.6B to Ukraine since start of waraxios15 June 2022 (LINK)

Nearly 70,000 issued Binance Refugee Crypto Card for Ukrainiansbitcoin15 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 15 June inclusive: 9,931 civilian casualties in the country: 10,046 civilian casualties in the country: 4,481 killed and 5,565 injuredunohchr16 June 2022 (LINK)

14 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 111 of the invasion

Zelenskiy calls fighting in Sievierodonetsk 'one of the most violent battles in Europe' as Russia destroys all three bridges to city

ILO Governing Body demands end to Russian aggression in Ukraineilo14 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia bans 29 British journalists, along with defence figures ground.news14 June 2022 (LINK)

No way out for Ukrainians in embattled city as Russian forces destroy last bridgereuters / rappler14 June 2022 (LINK)

Sanctions on Russian oil and gas didn't work, and now we know why: price increases raised Russia's revenuesforbes14 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 14 June inclusive: 9,931 civilian casualties in the country: 9,983 civilian casualties in the country: 4,452 killed and 5,531 injuredunohchr15 June 2022 (LINK)

13 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 110 of the invasion

Fierce street fighting continues in Sievierodonetsk, where Russian forces destroyed a bridge cutting off possible evacuation route

Wikimedia Foundation appeals Russian fine over Ukraine war articlestheverge13 June 2022 (LINK)

What next? Ukraine's allies divided over Russia endgamereuters13 June 2022 (LINK)

Putin's Ex-PM says Putin 'out of it', Ukraine war could last two yearsibtimes13 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 13 June inclusive: 9,931 civilian casualties in the country: 4,432 killed and 5,499 injuredunohchr14 June 2022 (LINK)

12 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 109 of the invasion

EU to make recommendation on Ukraine's candidacy this week; Biden says Zelenskiy didn't want to hear warnings of Russian invasion

Over 50 WTO members express solidarity with Ukraine, vow assistanceukrinform12 June 2022 (LINK)

Russian anti-torture NGO disbands after foreign labelthemoscowtimes12 June 2022 (LINK)

McDonald's successor — 'Tasty and That's It' — opens in Moscow; Ukraine forces hang on in Donbas: Live updatesusatoday12 June 2022 (LINK)

11 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 108 of the invasion

Cholera warning as Russia accused of razing high-rises in Mariupol without removing bodies; Serbia rejects call to impose Russia sanctions; fighting rages in Sievierodonetsk

EU will likely grant Ukraine candidate status to join bloc, says Ursula von der Leyen on surprise visit to Kvivtheguardian11 June 2022 (LINK)

Blacklist Dubai over failure to crack down on Russian oligarchs, say campaignerstheguardian11 June 2022 (LINK)

First Russian passports handed over to 23 Ukrainians in Khersonground.news11 June 2022 (LINK)

10 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 107 of the invasion

Vladimir Putin compares his actions in Ukraine to conquests of Peter the Great; Zelenskiy says Ukraine 'holding on' to key frontline cities in Donbas

9 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 106 of the invasion

British, Moroccan citizens sentenced to death by pro-Moscow rebels, for fighting for Ukrainepbs9 June 2022 (LINK)

→Disgraced Ukraine Ombudswoman admits she 'exaggerated' Russian 'rapes' to get more western weapons ground.news9 June 2022 (LINK)

Interview: Why Russia's 'underperforming' military is still making gains in Ukrainerferl9 June 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine war: WTO boss warns of global food crisisbbc9 June 2022 (LINK)

'Brutal' battle for Ukraine's Sievierodonetsk will determine fate of Donbas, president saysreuters9 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 9 June inclusive: 9,585 civilian casualties in the country: 4,339 killed and 5,246 injuredunohchr10 June 2022 (LINK)

8 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 105 of the invasion

Ukrainian forces fight to stave off Russian attacks in Sievierodonestk as 800 civilians reportedly take refuge in a chemical factory in the city

Russian oil production could drop 18% by 2023, wiping out 18 years of gains, as the EU imposes a ban on all seaborne imports, the EIA saysbusinessinsider8 June 2022 (LINK)

Microsoft reduces Russia operations due to Ukraine invasioninvesting8 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 8 June inclusive: 9,519 civilian casualties in the country: 4,302 killed and 5,217 injuredunohchr9 June 2022 (LINK)

7 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 104 of the invasion

Russia claims control of 97% of Luhansk as UN warns war is creating a human trafficking crisis

Moscow's chief rabbi leaves Russia, family cites 'pressure by authorities' to support Ukraine warinvesting7 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 7 June inclusive:  9,444 civilian casualties in the country: 4,266 killed and 5,178 injuredunohchr8 June 2022 (LINK)

6 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 103 of the invasion
UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 6 June inclusive:  9,197 civilian casualties in the country: 4,183 killed and 5,014 injuredunohchr7 June 2022 (LINK)

UN official presses for action on sexual violence in Ukrainethehill6 June 2022 (LINK)

5 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 102 of the invasion

Ukrainian forces push back in Sievierodonetsk and Kyiv rebukes Emmanuel Macron for saying Russia must not be humiliated

AlJazeira: Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 102

Russia claims to have targeted western-supplied tanks in Kyiv airstrikestheguardian5 June 2022 (LINK)

Putin warns of more strikes if deliveries continue, as Ukrainian railways chief says 'no such tanks' were at targeted plant

US supports international inquiry into war crimes in Ukrainetheguardian5 June 2022 (LINK)

Russian State-owned firm 'Rostec' creates Blockchain-based SWIFT alternativegzeromedia5 June 2022 (LINK)

4 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 101 of the invasion

US general in Finland to back Nato bid; 14 million Ukrainians displaced in conflict, says UN; Macron says Putin isolated after 'historic error'

Russia-Ukraine war has killed 'several thousand dolphins' and harmed the marine ecosystem, say Black Sea scientistsbusinessinsider4 June 2022 (LINK)

3 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 100 of the invasion

Russian forces now occupy about 20% of Ukraine's territory as Zelenskiy notes 'some success' in battles at Sievierodonetsk

Africa is victim of Ukraine war, AU's Macky Sall tells Vladimir Putin — urges Russia's president to ease grain and fertilizer exportsbbc3 June 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine lifts interest rate to highest in Europebbc3 June 2022 (LINK)

The World Bank predicts that Ukraine's economy could shrink by as much as 45% this year. The rate of inflation — or the cost of living — has risen to 17% in Ukraine and is on track to hit 20% this year, according to the country's central bank. The National Bank of Ukraine said the benchmark interest rate increase — from 10% to 25% — would help protect citizens' savings from being eaten by soaring inflation.

ICRC's director-general Robert Mardini: The "scale of destruction defies comprehension": "some regions have suffered not 100 days of armed conflict, but eight years of it"icrc3 June 2022 (LINK)

2 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 99 of the invasion

Russia hits back at US supply of medium-range rocket systems; Russian forces control two-thirds of Sievierodonetsk; Ukraine suffers 100 casualties a day

Anonymous hacks major Belarusian government websitesnews.bitcoin.com2 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 2 June inclusive:  9,197 civilian casualties in the country: 4,183 killed and 5,014 injuredunohchr3 June 2022 (LINK)

1 June 2022

Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war:what we know on day 98 of the invasion

Sievierodonetsk mostly under Russian control; Kremlin further cuts gas supplies to Europe; seed bank in Kharkiv at risk. Ukraine working on an international UN-led operation with naval partners to ensure a safe trade route for food exports, according to Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, who said Russia was playing "hunger games with the world by blocking Ukrainian food exports".

Russia's nuclear forces are running drills after Biden pledged more advanced rocket systems for Ukrainebusinessinsider1 June 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine reports 15,000 suspected war crimesbbc1 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia issues first criminal conviction for Ukraine 'war fakes'themoscowtimes1 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia's Gazprom cuts off some natural gas to Germany after Shell refused to pay for it in rublesbusinessinsider1 June 2022 (LINK)

Europe will ban insurance for Russian oil cargoes in the biggest blow yet to Putin's war machine, reports saybusinessinsider1 June 2022 (LINK)

Swiss watchdog extends Sberbank transaction baninvesting1 June 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths notified in Ukraine 24 February – 1 June inclusive:  9,151 civilian casualties in the country: 4,169 killed and 4,982 injuredunohchr1 June 2022 (LINK)

"a total of 4,169 killed (1,580 men, 1,038 women, 99 girls, and 102 boys, as well as 67 children and 1,283 adults whose sex is yet unknown) - and a total of 4,982 injured (992 men, 681 women, 115 girls, and 140 boys, as well as 168 children and 2,886 adults whose sex is yet unknown"

31 May 2022

Guardian: what we know on day 97 of the invasion

EU leaders agree to partial embargo of Russian oil importstheguardian31 May 2022 (LINK)

Some 75% of imports will be banned and Sberbank ejected from Swift but Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia to keep supplies.

Russian oil has been selling for 32% less than Brent crude, and the discount could continue widening amid new sanctionsbusinessinsider31 May 2022 (LINK)

Russia could lose $10 billion a year after the EU's ban on importing its oil, Bloomberg calculatesbusinessinsider31 May 2022 (LINK)

Geneva Solutions: Ukraine Stories from journalists in Ukraine and Russiageneva solutions31 May 2022 (LINK)

Roman Abramovich completes $5.3 billion sale of Chelsea FC to group led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and Clearlake investment firmgeneva solutions31 May 2022 (LINK)

30 May 2022

Guardian: what we know on day 96 of the invasion

Russian shelling of Sievierodonetsk has destroyed 'entire critical infrastructure' of largest city still held by Ukraine in the Donbas, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine, Russia battle in the east as Zelenskyy visits frontapnews30 May 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine charges Russian soldier with raping a woman and murdering her husband, the first rape trial from the invasionbusinessinsider30 May 2022 (LINK)

Heavy fighting as Russian troops enter outskirts of Sievierodonetskreuters30 May 2022 (LINK)

Small oil traders are now making $20 million from a single legal shipment of Russian crude — 33 times more than before the warbusinessinsider30 May 2022 (LINK)

UN: Civilian deaths in Ukraine 24 February – 30 May inclusive:  9,029 civilian casualties in the country: 4,113 killed and 4,916 injuredunohchr31 May 2022 (LINK)

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