8:11 a.m.: Deadly Russian drone attack in Odessa overnight, Ukrainian military says
Three civilians were killed in a Russian drone attack in the Black Sea city of Odessa on Friday night, the Ukrainian military said. Drone debris fell on an apartment building, starting a fire.
Emergency services said 27 people, including three children, were injured, but the fire was quickly extinguished.
Air defenses in the Odessa region shot down eight "Shahed" drones and two missiles in the latest in a series of nightly airstrikes on Ukrainian cities in recent weeks, a spokesman for the Southern Military Command said.
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7:15 a.m.: Investigation into sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipelines heads to Poland
German investigators are examining evidence that the perpetrators of the sabotage on the Nord Stream gas pipelines used Poland as a base to prepare their operation, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Investigators have completely reconstructed the two-week voyage of the "Andromeda," a yacht suspected of involvement in the sabotage of gas pipelines, according to the newspaper.
German investigators have fully reconstructed the entire two-week long voyage of the Andromeda—the 50-foot white pleasure yacht suspected of being involved in one of the biggest acts of sabotage on the continent since World War II. https://t.co/wcbfZ80241
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 10, 2023
They determined that the yacht had deviated from its route plan to venture into Polish waters, the WSJ said. "Traces of DNA were found on board, traces that Germany tried to match to at least one Ukrainian soldier."
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June 9 Essentials
Vladimir Putin claimed that "the offensive of the armed forces of Ukraine had begun", despite Kiev's "military failures".
In the south of the country, in the Zaporizhzhia region, "active fighting" is raging, according to a Russian occupation official.
With AFP and Reuters
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