Ukrainian forces fire three large ballistic missiles at Russian positions.

Ukrainian forces fire three large tactical ballistic missiles at Russian positions including ammunition depots.

The images reportedly show three 'Tochka' tactical ballistic missiles fired from mobile missile launch systems deployed in a field in Ukraine.

It is unclear where exactly in Ukraine the images were filmed but the footage was obtained from the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who said that it shows the "launch of three 'Tochka' OTRs [tactical ballistic missiles] at the positions of orcs and ammunition depots".

The Ukrainian forces regularly refer to the invading Russian military forces as "orcs".

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a "special military operation". Today marks the 121st day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 24th June, Russia had lost about 34,530 personnel, 1,507 tanks, 3,637 armoured combat vehicles, 759 artillery units, 241 multiple launch rocket systems, 99 air defence systems, 216 warplanes, 183 helicopters, 622 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,553 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 60 units of special equipment.

On Thursday, 23rd June, the European Union approved Ukraine’s application to become a candidate for admission to the bloc, which is currently made up of 27 countries. The decision has been hailed in both Brussels and Kyiv as a “historic moment”, with President Zelenskyy saying that “Ukraine’s future is in the EU”.

The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, warned Russia may stop supplying gas to Europe this winter. Several European countries have already received less Russian gas than expected in the last few weeks, with European imports of natural gas from Russia dropping from approximately 40 per cent to 20 per cent.

Germany has taken a step closer to gas rationing after a drop in supplies from Russia.

British intelligence has estimated that the pro-Russian, so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has lost 55 per cent of its original forces.

US intelligence has revealed that Russia is mining the Black Sea ports of Odesa and Ochakiv to throttle Ukraine’s ability to export grain.

Russia is now thought to control all of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, apart from the Azot chemical plant.

Russian Foreign Ministry press secretary Maria Zakharova has said that Moscow’s response to Lithuania banning the transit of goods, sanctioned by the EU, to Kaliningrad will not only be diplomatic but also practical.

But Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has accused Russia of lying over the blockade, saying that people are still able to travel between Russia and Kaliningrad and that the blockade only affects 1 per cent of goods.

Russia conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea amid escalating tensions with NATO member Lithuania after the country blocked the transit of some goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Iryna Vereshchuk, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, has urged locals in the Kherson region to evacuate, to help Ukrainian forces "deoccupy" the area.

Ukrainian officials have said that there are currently no safe towns for civilians in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, as fighting in the area intensifies.

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