Russian Air Force affiliated channel Fighterbomber reports that all helicopters and fighter jets downed on May 13 were shot down by a Ukrainian Patriot air defense system.
Seven battalions of territorial defense have been created in the Belgorod region, which included about three thousand people, Governor Gladkov said.
Some 20,000 troops from Russia’s Wagner mercenary group were killed in the months long battle for control of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, its founder has said.
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace paid an unannounced visit to Kyiv and met with Reznikov. The ministers discussed the issue of continuing the training of Ukrainian fighters in Britain.
EU countries already transferred 220.000 artillery shells and 1300 missiles to Ukraine under the military aid plan agreed in March, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said.
The Netherlands is contributing €260 million to a joint purchase of ammunition for Ukraine, Minister Kajsa Ollongren said.
Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder said that the training of 250 Ukrainian tankers on Abrams tanks in Germany will begin next week.