Ukrainian 'Kraken' special ops destroy Russian headquarters.

Ukraine has said that its 'Kraken' Special Ops unit has destroyed a Russian headquarters.

The footage appears to show a building with Russian soldiers coming and going in and out of it before it suddenly blows up. It is currently unclear where exactly in Ukraine the images were filmed.

The video was obtained from the Ukrainian Special Forces unit 'Kraken' along with a short statement on Tuesday, 28th June, saying: "The artillery of our unit continues to destroy the occupiers. This time the enemy headquarters was struck."

The Kraken unit is a peculiar special forces unit that answers to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine but is not officially part of the country's Armed Forces, operating in something of a grey zone.

The information was also relayed by the Strategic Communications Department (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along with a short statement saying: "Happy Victory Day to all. Glory to Ukraine!"

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a "special military operation". Today marks the 125th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 28th June, Russia had lost about 35,250 personnel, 1,567 tanks, 3,704 armoured combat vehicles, 778 artillery units, 243 multiple launch rocket systems, 102 air defence systems, 217 warplanes, 185 helicopters, 636 drones, 139 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,589 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 61 units of special equipment.

The Russian bombing on a shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk has been described by President Zelenskyy as one of the "most brazen terrorist acts in European history". Over 1,000 people are said to have been inside the building when it was hit by missiles.

At least 14 missiles hit the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as G7 leaders met in Bavaria, in Germany, at the beginning of a three-day summit. Military support for Ukraine is at the top of the agenda. The G7 is made up of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. G7 leaders described the shopping mall missile strike as "abominable".

NATO is planning to boost its quick reaction forces from 40,000 troops to over 300,000 troops. World leaders are set to approve plans to increase the number of NATO troops on high alert at a summit in Madrid.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Finland's Sauli Niinisto and Magdalena Andersson of Sweden at the NATO summit in Madrid to try to resolve their issues.

Russian missiles have also hit the central city of Cherkasy, as well as the strategically vital port city of Odesa.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the G7 leaders and said that he wanted the war to end before the end of the year. He repeated his request for anti-aircraft defence systems, as well as further sanctions on Russia. He also repeated his request for help to export grain from Ukraine.

The eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk is now in Russian hands after Ukrainian troops were ordered to retreat following weeks of siege.

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