Russia-Ukraine war: What's happened this weekend (June 11-12, 2013)

Here are the main developments as the weekend nears its end in Moscow and Kyiv.

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13 June 2022 Monday 10:28
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Russia-Ukraine war: What's happened this weekend (June 11-12, 2013)

Here are the main developments as the weekend nears its end in Moscow and Kyiv.

According to Ukrainian officials, 23 people were hurt when a Russian rocket hit Chortkiv in western Ukraine's Ternopil region. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, this strike was not tactical or strategic. "This is terror. This is terror.

The family of a 48-year-old British man detained by Russian-backed rebels called for his release on Saturday after he was sentenced to death in a trial in the separatist-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic of Ukraine. Shaun Pinner is a Ukrainian citizen who lived in Ukraine for four-years and served in the defense of Mariupol. Pinner's family called it a "show trial" and also sent a Briton and Moroccan man to death.

According to U.K. and Ukrainian officials, Russian forces are using more dangerous, inaccurate ordinance because munitions are running low. Russia is using anti-ship missiles that were originally designed to destroy aircraft carriers, as modern munitions are in short supply. The munitions can cause severe collateral damage and are therefore highly inaccurate.

An ex-british soldier was killed in action in eastern Ukraine. Jordan Gatley was a former soldier in the British army and was fighting in the front lines of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine's Donbas. Intense fighting around Sievierodonetsk has resulted in heavy losses for both Russian and Ukrainian forces. Russia is trying to seize this key city.

Russia has at least achieved one of its war objectives: returning Ukrainian water in Crimea.

Evgenia Kara-Murza is the wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza (Russian opposition politician). She told NPR Saturday that she had not been in direct contact with him for two months.

To investigate war crimes in Ukraine, open source intelligence is being used.

More recaps can be found here. NPR's complete coverage can be found here. Subscribe to NPR's State of Ukraine podcast to receive updates throughout the day.

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