Latest Developments in Ukraine: June 3

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The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT.

3:08 a.m.: The latest intelligence update from the U.K. defense ministry says that after failure to seize Kyiv and Ukrainian centers of government at the beginning of the invasion, Russia is now seeing some success in the Donbas.

“Russian forces have generated and maintained momentum and currently appear to hold the initiative over Ukrainian opposition,” the update notes.

However, the update says, this success had a “significant resource cost” and has not been replicated in other areas of Ukraine. 

“Any form of success,” the update notes, “will require continued huge investment of manpower and equipment, and is likely to take considerable further time.”

2:03 a.m.: CNN reports that Ukraine is investigting 10 Russian military personnel who allegedly looted civilian property in Bucha.

CNN reports the items allegedly stolen include underwear, clothing and large household appliances. The prosecutor says the suspects mailed the looted property to their relatives.

1:05 a.m.: The Associated Press reports that the U.S. says it’ll hold Russia accountable for crimes its forces have committed since the invasion of Ukraine began.

U.S. Undersecretary of State Uzra Zeya addressed the U.N. Security Council and said the U.S. and its allies support a broad range of international investigations into alleged atrocities in Ukraine.

12:02 a.m.: Al Jazeera reports that a man in Kharkiv, Ukraine, has been indicted for allegedly supporting the Russian invasion. A prosecutor says the man produced and distributed materials justifying the invasion. If convicted, he could get five years in prison.


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