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€600 thousand to Ukraine's Energy Fund from Iceland, Russian troops' strike on Dnipro - Tuesday brief

€600 thousand to Ukraine's Energy Fund from Iceland, Russian troops' strike on Dnipro - Tuesday brief Collage by RBC-Ukraine

Iceland will contribute an additional 667 thousand euros to the Energy Support Fund of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Russian military shelled Dnipro with rockets, many wounded, including children.

Read more about what happened on Tuesday, June 4.

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Russia strikes Dnipro with missiles: Many injured, including children

According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at night, the enemy attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with two Iskander-K cruise missiles from the territory of occupied Crimea. Both missiles were shot down in the Dnipro region.

The civilian infrastructure of the city was destroyed. Windows were smashed in private homes, high-rise buildings, and a hospital. A dozen and a half cars were damaged. There are 2 children among the wounded.

Iceland to contribute more than €600 thousand to Energy Support Fund of Ukraine

Iceland will contribute an additional 667 thousand euros to the Energy Support Fund of Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.

According to the Ministry of Energy, this is Iceland's second contribution. The previous time, the country transferred more than 2 million euros to the Fund.

"We thank our partners from Iceland for helping the Ukrainian energy sector in these difficult times. The Energy Support Fund is an effective tool that allows us to purchase the necessary equipment to repair and restore facilities damaged by Russian attacks," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko.

Thus, the total amount of the contribution of Iceland to the Fund will increase to 2.72 million euros.

It doesn't mean NATO membership: Biden explains what strong peace in Ukraine should look like

President Joe Biden, in an interview with TIME, stated that Russia needs to be prevented from reoccupying Ukrainian territory in the future. This doesn't necessarily require Ukrainian membership in NATO.

"Peace looks like making sure Russia never, never, never, never occupies Ukraine. That's what peace looks like. And it doesn't mean NATO, they (Ukraine) are part of NATO. It means we have a relationship with them like we do with other countries, where we supply weapons so they can defend themselves in the future," Biden explained.

As the president reminded, he was the one who previously opposed the "NATOization" of Ukraine.

Germany to order additional 200,000 artillery shells from Rheinmetall - Reuters

According to a letter from the German Defense Ministry to the parliamentary budget committee, the German army intends to order 200,000 more artillery shells from weapons manufacturer Rheinmetall than it had planned.

The letter says that Germany plans to receive 200,000 additional 155-mm artillery shells worth about 880 million euros under a framework agreement with a defense company. The German army has already agreed to a €1.2 billion deal for several hundred thousand shells, fuses, and charges.

The new shells are intended to replenish army stockpiles as Germany helps supply weapons to Ukraine, which is fighting the Russian military that invaded in 2022.

Biden doesn't rule out sending US troops to Taiwan in case of Chinese invasion

The United States may deploy its troops to Taiwan in case of a Chinese invasion, according to US President Joe Biden.

"Not ruling out using US military force. There's a distinction between deploying on the ground, air power and naval power, etc.," Biden said.

According to the President, "It would depend on the circumstances."

"I've made clear to Xi Jinping that we agree with—we signed on to previous presidents going way back—to the policy of that we are not seeking independence for Taiwan nor will we, in fact, not defend Taiwan if China unilaterally tries to change the status. And so we're continuing to supply capacity. And we've been in consultation with our allies in the region," added Biden.

Poles block truck traffic at checkpoints on border with Ukraine

Polish protesters have once again blocked truck traffic at the Rava-Ruska - Hrebenne checkpoint on the border with Ukraine, according to the State Border Guard Service.

According to border guards, Polish protesters are not allowing trucks to leave Ukraine. Trucks are allowed to enter Ukraine according to the previously announced schedule: 12 vehicles within 12 hours and 4 trucks carrying humanitarian aid per hour.

Other categories of vehicles in both directions are being allowed to cross as usual.

Border guards say Polish farmers' representatives are demanding a reduction in the import of grain crops into Poland from Ukraine.