Dateline Moscow, Kyiv: Notes on the hybrid war.
Ukraine at D+144: Firing for whatever effect. (The CyberWire) Heavy Russian artillery fire continues along the line of contact, The strikes are regarded as a preparation for a renewed offensive in the Donbas, as spoiling attacks against a feared Ukrainian counter-offensive in the southern region, as direct terrorism of the civilian population, as a crude expression of a deterrent to HIMARS attacks against high-value targets, and, finally, as a form of attack Russia’s army is actually able to carry out. In the cyber phase of the hybrid war, the GRU seems to be trolling researchers who look into its activities.
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 144 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 144th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 144 of the invasion (the Guardian) Evacuations from Sviatohirsk Lavra in Donetsk; Russian forces reportedly preparing new offensive; all bodies identified after Vinnytsia missile attack
Russia-Ukraine war update: what we know on day 143 of the invasion (the Guardian) At least three killed and 15 hurt in Dnipro missile strike; UK says Kremlin responsible for British captive’s death; Ukraine reports May peak in military losses
Russia prepares for next Ukraine offensive in face of new Western weapons (Reuters) As Western deliveries of long-range arms begin to help Ukraine on the battlefield, Russian rockets and missiles have pounded cities in strikes that Kyiv says have killed dozens in recent days.
Ukraine braces for further Russian missile strikes as civilian death toll rises (the Guardian) At least 37 deaths across country since Thursday as residential areas appear to be targeted
Russian War Report: Russian missiles strike Vinnytsia (Atlantic Council) Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Ukrainian town on Vinnytsia, Russia’s public death toll grows, and Iran’s coverage of the war.
Russia escalating attacks on civilians, says top Ukrainian official (the Guardian) Head of national security council says ‘more and more civilian targets’ being hit, after deadly Vinnytsia attack