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US vows to deploy F-16s in Ukraine, Putin signs treaty with North Korea - Wednesday brief

US vows to deploy F-16s in Ukraine, Putin signs treaty with North Korea - Wednesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

The White House assured that the F-16 fighter jets provided by the United States would be deployed in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a strategic military agreement with North Korea.

Read more about what happened on Wednesday, June 19, below.

US-provided F-16s to be stationed in Ukraine - White House

The F-16 fighter jets that the US will provide to the Ukrainian military will be deployed in Ukraine, according to White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The US Presidential Advisor also emphasizes that in the event of a threat, Ukraine could use the provided air defense systems, including those provided by the United States, to destroy Russian aircraft. This even includes aircraft in Russian airspace.

Putin and Kim Jong Un have new agreement

Russian President Vladimir Putin has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. While the text of the agreement is not yet available, many media outlets are discussing a military alliance, as the document reportedly includes mutual defense provisions.

RBC-Ukraine details why Putin seeks an alliance with North Korea and its potential impact on the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Russian strike hits Research Institute in Lviv

The consequences of the Russian drone attack are being recorded in Lviv. The building of the Research Institute was damaged.

Lviv Regional State Administration Head Maksym Kozytskyi noted that the debris of enemy drones in Lviv damaged the administrative building of the State Research Control Institute of Veterinary Medicinal Products and Feed Additives (SCIVP).

Ukrainian military destroys 3 Russian boats in the south in one day

The Ukrainian military destroyed three Russian boats in the south during the day, according to the spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy Dmytro Pletenchuk.

According to Pletenchuk, the Ukrainian Defense Forces also destroyed 11 Russian cannons in southern Ukraine.

Denmark announces new aid for Ukraine: Tools to support F-16s and more

Denmark has allocated the 19th military aid package to Ukraine, according to the Danish Ministry of Defense.

“Among other things, more equipment to support the F-16 aircraft transferred by Denmark,” the ministry said.

Ukrainian intelligence identifies Russians responsible for executing four POWs near Robotyne

Russian military shot four Ukrainian prisoners of war near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region. Ukraine's intelligence identified the soldiers involved.

The Russians involved in the crime were members of the assault group of the 70th motorized rifle regiment (71718 unit) of the 42nd motorized rifle division of the 58th army of the southern district of the Russian Armed Forces.