++ Ukrainian war: “Lithuania shot itself in the head”

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A nationwide air raid alarm is being triggered in Ukraine tonight. Russian troops destroy infrastructure: news on Saturday, June 25.

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  • Ukrainian conflict: This news ticker is continuously updated by our editorial team. Some information comes from the warring factions and cannot be directly verified independently.

+++ 10:15: The head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, questioned the Lithuanian border. He had in mind restrictions on transit to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. “Lithuania has basically questioned its own borders,” Rogozin told Russian state television. Russia has so far recognized Lithuania’s borders only because transit to Kaliningrad worked: “Lithuania shot itself not only in the leg but also in the head.”

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Soldier of the Russian army. © Alexey Maishev / Imago Images

+++ 9:30: In a situation report from Saturday morning, the British Ministry of Defense addressed, among other things, the situation around the city of Sievjerodonetsk. After the city was largely conquered by Russian troops, the Ukrainian army is probably ordering a new defense strategy. Russia is making “creeping progress” on the ground. According to the report, the Russian army has withdrawn a number of high-ranking generals from Ukraine since the beginning of the war. The information cannot be verified independently.

News of the war in Ukraine: Injured in a rocket attack

+++ 8:30: Four people were apparently injured in a rocket attack by the Russian army on a military facility in Jaworiv (western Ukraine). This was stated in a video message by the governor of the Lviv region, Maxim Kosizsky. The information cannot be verified independently.

News of the war in Ukraine: Russian MP threatens Britain with bombing

+++ 7:30: Russian Duma MP Andrei Gurulev has threatened to bomb Britain. London will be the first city to be bombed by Russian troops. This scenario occurs if the blockade of the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad leads to a war with NATO. “The first city hit will be London. It is crystal clear that the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons, “he said on Russian state television. He also claimed that Russia would destroy NATO space satellites. The information cannot be verified independently.

+++ 07:00: Russian troops apparently shelled various communities around the city of the Dnieper. During the night, several explosions were reported, leading to a nationwide air emergency (see update from 5:45). According to Oleksander Vilkul, head of the regional military administration, more missiles were used. The shelling destroyed the infrastructure and no injuries have occurred so far. Information provided by the news portal Independent Kyiv published are not independently verifiable.

News of the war in Ukraine: Russia sees “aggressive action” by the EU

+++ 6:30: Russia has described the granting of EU candidate status to Moldova and Ukraine as a “geopolitical kidnapping.” They want to “keep Russia in check,” said Maria Zacharovova, a spokeswoman for Foreign Ministry on Friday. It is an “aggressive approach” that could lead to a new division in Europe, Zakhar said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was surprisingly more reserved. Granting the status of EU candidate country to both countries is an “internal matter” of the EU. However, this must be viewed critically, Peskow continued.

News of the war in Ukraine: nationwide air emergency at night

Updates from Saturday, June 25, 05:45: A national air alarm was triggered in Ukraine on Saturday night. In the background were rocket attacks by the Russian army on the cities of the Dnieper and Zaporozhye in southern Ukraine. According to consistent media reports, several explosions have been reported. The information cannot be verified independently.

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Russian army missiles are fired. The recording comes from June 24 and was published by the Russian Ministry of Defense. (photo symbol) © SNA / Imago Images

(do with dpa / AFP)

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