Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine

"The enemy has moved... We have destroyed them"

"On the morning of June 4, the enemy launched a full-scale offensive on five sectors of the front in the direction of the southern Donetsk region," the ministry said in a statement, adding that "the enemy did not achieve its goal and did not succeed."
The ministry said that the Ukrainian army led the offensive with six mechanized battalions and two tank battalions.

Russia says repelled 'large-scale' Ukraine offensive in Donetsk

Russia said Monday it had repelled "a large-scale offensive" by Ukrainian forces in Moscow-annexed Donetsk, as fighting intensified along their border.

Kiev has for months said it is preparing a major counteroffensive, hoping to reclaim territory lost since Russia launched its military operation in February 2022.

Showdown in the sky: Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter downed by Russian Su-35 fighter jet

A Su-35 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near Kupyansk with a missile, the spokesman for Russia's Battlegroup West, Sergey Zybinsky said.
"During combat in the Kupyansk area, a Mi-8 helicopter was downed in a missile attack by the Battlegroup West's operational/tactical aircraft," he reported.

Kyiv: Betrayal

Ukrainian security agency SBU said soldiers tried "without coordination with relevant state authorities" to seize a Russian plane last July after its pilot said he was going to defect.