According to Reuters on June 7, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced a major news at a meeting on Tuesday local time. According to him, a number of countries friendly with Ukraine have officially agreed to supply F-16 fighters to Ukraine. At the meeting, Zelensky insisted that the number of F-16 fighters will be considerable and that "important and powerful" proposals have been received from several countries. While he did not say which countries offered the fighters, it was presumably from Poland, the Netherlands and Turkey. In addition, Zelensky also said at the meeting: "I had a very happy day. "This shows that he is confident in the upcoming support plan and optimistic about the situation ahead."
The F-16 is a high-performance fighter primarily used for air combat and ground attack missions. This fighter has the characteristics of fast speed, good maneuverability and long range, so it plays an important role in modern warfare. The F-16's entry into the Ukraine war is a major breakthrough for the Ukrainian Air Force, as it will have a stronger ability to engage Russia in a "reciprocal war", thereby giving Ukraine more confidence and strategic support.
In fact, just some time ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the Dushanbe base, spoke about this issue, noting that the F-16 could be modified and carry nuclear weapons. This point will undoubtedly arouse Russia's concern and vigilance, because it involves Russia's national security. However, in less than 24 hours, Putin's sanctions have arrived as promised.
Recently, the Russian Ministry of Defense has issued news for several days that it has successfully repelled the "large-scale offensive" operation of the Ukrainian army. In the report on the 8th, the Russian Satellite News Agency pointed out that the Russian Ministry of Defense released the latest video materials, showing the operation of a mobile tank killer unit in the southern frontline area of the Donbas region. According to video materials published by the Russian Ministry of Defense, a unit of mobile tank killers is actively operating. Their duty is to strike at incoming tanks, armored vehicles and other heavy weapons, and to inflict a lethal blow on the enemy. In such a difficult battle, the successful actions of this unit contributed a lot to peace and stability in the Donbass region.
According to RT, Ukrainian forces have launched another large-scale offensive in the Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions. However, the Russian army took effective measures and successfully repelled these attacks. A senior official on the Crimean peninsula said that these Ukrainian armed formations and military units suffered serious losses. Tanks from NATO countries were devastated, Ukrainian troops suffered heavy losses, more than 1,500 servicemen were killed. A total of 28 tanks were destroyed, including 8 Panthers and 3 AMX-10 wheeled tanks, and 109 other armored vehicles were destroyed. Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense also reported that the Ukrainian army launched a "large-scale offensive" on the 4th, but it was thwarted by the Russian army, resulting in the loss of more than 250 soldiers, 16 tanks, 3 infantry vehicles and 21 armored vehicles in Kiev.
The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has been nearly 500 days ago, and on June 6, according to Russia's TASS news agency, the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam in the Kherson region of Ukraine was damaged, resulting in flooding in some areas. Although the Ukrainian and Russian sides accuse each other of damaging the dam, the most important thing at present is to protect the safety of residents' lives and property. In his speech, Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, said that China is concerned about this matter and called on all parties to the conflict to abide by international humanitarian law and make every effort to protect civilians and civilian facilities.
In the face of the suffering of innocent civilians, all parties should take humanitarianism, fairness and justice as the starting point and work together to provide timely and effective relief and assistance to the local population. In particular, facilities involving the safety of life and property should be treated with restraint and caution so as not to endanger the interests of innocent people.
China supports the emergency operations of the United Nations and actively carries out personnel transfer and follow-up relief work. At the same time, it is hoped that other countries and international organizations will lend a hand to jointly respond to this humanitarian crisis. We should provide more humanitarian assistance to the local population to help them tide over the difficulties and rebuild their homes.