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What has happened in the last hours

On the 101st day of the war initiated by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key data at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 4:

Ukraine wants to secure military positions before resuming negotiations with Russia. kyiv wants to consolidate positions on the ground with the arrival of weapons from the West before resuming peace talks with Moscow, Ukrainian negotiator David Arajamia announced on Saturday. “Our Armed Forces are ready to use [las nuevas armas]and then I think we will be able to start a new round of negotiations from a strengthened position,” he assured Ukrainian television.

kyiv accuses Russian troops of blowing up bridges in Severodonetsk to prevent the arrival of reinforcements by Ukrainian forces. Russian troops are blowing up bridges over the Severski Donets River in the Severodonetsk area, in eastern Ukraine, to prevent the arrival of reinforcements by Ukrainian forces, the governor of the province, Sergei Gaidai, denounced this Saturday in the national television. Ukrainian forces, according to Gaidai, continue to push back Kremlin soldiers in various locations in the region.

Up to 25,000 civilians remain in Sloviansk under “constant bombardment” by the Russians, according to the mayor. The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, Vadim Liaj, denounced this Saturday that up to 25,000 civilians remain in the city under “constant bombardment” by Russian forces. “The night has been relatively calm, although this week we were bombed several times. There are victims among the civilian population, but homes and schools have also been destroyed, ”he said in statements to French television BFMTV.

Russia attacks a US weapons training center in Sumi. Russia has assured this Saturday that it has hit with high-precision missiles an artillery training center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Sumi region, in the northeast of the country, in which they affirm that foreign instructors have trained Ukrainian soldiers in the use of US-made howitzers.

Another ship arrives in Mariupol to transport metals to Russia. Moscow has sent a second ship to Ukraine with the aim of transporting metals to Russia, the Tass agency reported on Saturday. The ship has arrived at the port of Mariupol, in the southeast of the country.

In the picture, of Aris Messini For AFP, a woman walks in front of a building destroyed after a Russian attack in Soledar, in the Ukrainian region of Donbas, this Sunday.

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