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Amid the escalating Russian-Ukrainian war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian camps resembled “Nazi concentration camps”. Speaking to the American Jewish Committee’s World Forum on Monday, June 13, Zelensky said, “How the massacres, torture, burning cities and filter camps set up by the Russian military in the occupied territories, which look like Nazi concentration camps, were they able to get through?”
The Ukrainian president also urged the West to increase arms deliveries to Ukraine. “Help us speed up the supply of arms to Ukraine so that we can liberate the occupied territories,” he said. He added that the country needs powerful offensive weapons and without such weapons the war will last for a very long time and the number of casualties will increase.
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After Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States and other Western allies provided aid to Ukraine and supplied the war-torn nation with weapons to counter Russia. Ukraine has requested increased supplies to counter Russian aggression.
Meanwhile, Russia has slammed the West for supplying weapons, accusing the NATO nation of aggravating the crisis. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that Russia would hit new targets if the West supplied longer-range missiles to Ukraine for use in high-precision mobile rocket systems.
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In the latest development, the governor of eastern Lugansk, Sergiy Gaiday, informed that Ukrainian forces had been driven out of the center of the key eastern city of Severodonetsk. For weeks, Russian forces targeted the industrial hub.
Zelensky said his forces were fighting for “literally every yard” of one of the last towns in Lugansk that had not yet fallen to Russian forces.
Gaiday said the Russians destroyed a second bridge in the city over the Donets River and the Azot chemical plant, where hundreds of civilians are taking refuge, is “heavily shelled”.
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