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Ukrainian intelligence destroys Russian tugboat, Macron announces aircraft delivery to Kyiv - Thursday brief

Ukrainian intelligence destroys Russian tugboat, Macron announces aircraft delivery to Kyiv - Thursday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Yesterday, June 6, Ukrainian intelligence destroyed a Russian Saturn tugboat near Crimea. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the supply of combat aircraft to Ukraine.

RBC-Ukraine has collected the main news for June 6.

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Ukraine's Defense Intelligence destroys Russian tugboat Saturn

The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine destroyed the Russian tugboat Saturn in Crimea on June 6. The intelligence officers showed the video.

“On June 6, a special unit of the 9th Department of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine off the coast of the temporarily occupied Crimea successfully struck a Russian raid tugboat of the Project 498 Saturn or Protey,” the statement says.

As a result of the operation in the waters of Lake Panske, another Russian vessel was destroyed.

“The destructive fire damage was inflicted after a successful breakthrough of the Russian line of defensive barriers in the Black Sea,” the intelligence officers note.

France to deliver Mirage 2000 fighter jets to Ukraine - Macron

Ukraine will receive fighter jets from France as part of military assistance. A pilot training program will also be provided.

“France is helping the Ukrainians resist, but we don't want an escalation,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.

Macron added that he planned to initiate new cooperation during his meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

This includes providing Ukraine with Mirage 2000 aircraft and training pilots.

Scholz softens position on transferring Taurus missiles to Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is no longer so categorical about providing Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles.

During his speech to the German government, Scholz once again commented on the possibility of transferring Taurus to Ukraine.

According to the German Chancellor, he is responsible for ensuring that every child born in Germany today does not experience war in their country.

He added that Germany should consult with its allies before making any decisions on Taurus.

"We will act prudently. We are carefully weighing all the risks. I support this as a chancellor committed to the peace and security of Germany,” Scholz said.

Like in Normandy: Zelenskyy hopes allies will 'land' in Ukraine to help defend against Russia

Ukraine hopes for an allied "landing", similar to 80 years ago in Normandy, to help defend against Russian forces.

During the president's participation in the celebrations, he was asked if he expected an "allied landing" in Ukraine.

"I hope so," the president replied.

Bundestag approves purchase of additional 155mm shells due to Ukraine's needs

The Bundestag Budget Committee has approved the purchase of additional 155-millimeter artillery ammunition. This is connected with the war in Ukraine.

"On one hand, the procurement project can be used to continue supporting Ukraine, which urgently needs ammunition but it can also contribute to further replenishment of its own stocks,” the Ministry of Defense reports.

The Ministry of Defense notes that in the positional war in eastern Ukraine, there is a high consumption of artillery ammunition, especially 155-millimeter shells. Since then, Germany and other allies have repeatedly provided support packages to Ukraine.

Sabotage at Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant: Russian General notified of suspicion

Ukrainian law enforcement has announced suspicion of Russian General Oleg Makarevich. He ordered the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant a year ago.

Oleg Makarevich has been informed of suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional homicide committed by a premeditated group.

He faces life imprisonment.

Chasiv Yar being attacked with thermobaric weaponry - Ukraine's Forces report

Russian troops are striking Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region using thermobaric munitions that destroy everything. according to a statement from

"The enemy is using reactive multiple-launch rocket systems with thermobaric munitions in the area of Chasiv Yar. These are munitions that destroy and burn everything in their path," said Nazar Voloshyn, the spokesperson for the Khortytsia operational-strategic group.

He specified that the Russian troops aim to deprive Ukrainian defenders of places where they can defend themselves.

According to him, the enemy continues to attempt to break through in the Chasiv Yar area and conducts active shelling. Last week, the Russian army carried out 8350 shelling attacks on defender positions. Chasiv Yar itself was shelled 2,300 times.

On June 6, 1100 enemy attacks from mortars and artillery were recorded in the Chasiv Yar area. The enemy shelled the city itself 302 times. Also, as of the morning of June 6, Russian aviation dropped 5 guided aerial bombs.

Major internet provider in Moscow and region could go bankrupt after cyber attack by Ukraine

One of the largest internet providers in Moscow and the region Rialcom may go bankrupt due to a hacker attack by Ukrainian intelligence.

At the beginning of the week, the Ukrainian cyber group BO Team, in collaboration with the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, carried out a large-scale DoS attack on the servers of Russian state institutions and large companies that sponsor Russian aggression.

According to available information, Rialcom's total losses have exceeded 178 million rubles (almost 2 million dollars), but this figure should also include the losses of the company's clients, who are demanding compensation for damages. Hackers believe that the final losses could far exceed 200 million rubles (over 2.2 million dollars).

Conscription, evacuation, and more: Germany develops war plan

The German government has developed a new plan in case of war. It provides for the possible evacuation of the population, compulsory service for conscripts, and much more.

The German government has presented a new military plan called the Framework Directive on Common Defense. The document outlines the measures to be taken during a military conflict.

The plan stipulates that conscription will be reinstated in the event of war. This means that citizens may be called into the army at any time.

Also, according to the plan, NATO troops should be deployed across the country to the eastern flank, where Bundeswehr forces will also be stationed.