Russia-Ukraine crisis live updates | Russia puts sanctions on 61 U.S. nationals

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on June 6 that the United Kingdom has supplied weapons that Kiev needs to fight the war with Russia and thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for “complete” understanding of the needs.

Britain said Monday that, in consultation with the United States, it will provide Ukraine with multiple missile systems capable of hitting targets up to 50 miles (80 km) away as part of a new British military aid to Kiev.

Meanwhile, Moscow warned Monday it would respond to Western supplies of long-range weapons to Ukraine by stepping up efforts to push Kiev’s armed forces further from the border.

Read more about the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine here.

KYIV

Theater on Podil open for sold-out performances

A theater in the Ukrainian capital has reopened for the first time since Russian troops invaded the country, and tickets to Sunday’s performance have sold out.

Theater on Podil was the last cultural institution in Kiev to resume its activities. Cinemas and the Dutch National Opera opened their doors at the end of May.

MOSCOW

Gazprom says gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine remain stable

Russian gas producer Gazprom said its gas supply to Europe via Ukraine via the Sudzha entry point was 40.9 million cubic meters (mcm) on Tuesday, up from 40.1 mcm on Monday. † Reuters

KYIV

Ukraine recovers bodies from steel factory siege

Russia has begun handing over the bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed at the Azovstal steel mill, the fortress-like factory in the ruined city of Mariupol, where their final stand became a symbol of resistance to the invasion of Moscow.

Dozens of dead from the now-Russian-occupied ruins of the bombed mill have been transferred to the Ukrainian capital Kiev, where DNA testing is underway to identify the remains, according to both a military leader and a spokeswoman for the Azov regiment. † AP

MOSCOW

Russia imposes sanctions on 61 US citizens

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it would impose sanctions on 61 American citizens.

It said the move was taken “in response to escalating US sanctions against Russian political and public figures, as well as representatives of domestic business.”

The list includes US officials and former and current top executives of major US companies, such as Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. † AP

KYIV

Ukraine president says outnumbered in strategic city of Severodonetsk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday that his forces were outnumbered by a “stronger” Russian side as the two countries’ forces battled for control of the eastern city of Severodonetsk. † AFP

WASHINGTON

Washington accuses Moscow of trying to ‘intimidate’ US media in Russia

The United States on Monday accused Russia of trying to “intimidate” US correspondents in Moscow, who had been subpoenaed by Russia’s foreign ministry and threatened with retaliation over US sanctions.

“The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged your colleagues to quote ‘explain to them the consequences of their government’s hostile attitude in the media,'” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price told reporters in Washington. † AFP

NEW YORK

US wants to seize 2 luxury jets linked to Russian oligarch

U.S. authorities on Monday moved to seize two luxury jets — a $60 million Gulfstream and a $350 million plane believed to be one of the world’s most expensive private jets — after linking them both to the Russian Federation. oligarch Roman Abramovich.

A federal magistrate has signed an arrest warrant authorizing the seizure of the Gulfstream and a Boeing jet, which authorities said was worth less than $100 million before a lavish adjustment. † AP

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