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Taiwan to allocate $500,000 to rebuild Bucha, UA forces attack Russian troops in southern front: last night's highlights
21 June, 2022

Taiwan to allocate $500,000 to rebuild Bucha, Italian company Danieli cooperates with the Russian war machine, Ukrainian forces attack Russian troops in Kherson Oblast, and partisan movement complicates Russian efforts to control the occupied territories. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

The Italian company Danieli allegedly cooperates with the Russian war machinesays Ukraine’s Defence Ministry. Italian supplier of equipment and physical plants to the metal industry reportedly still ship equipment for nuclear submarines and tank armor for Russia after four months of full-scale Russian war against Ukraine.

Taiwan to allocate $500,000 to rebuild Bucha, says Bucha Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk after an online meeting with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. Besides providing financial aid to rebuild Bucha, Taiwan will direct financial and material assistance to reconstruct Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Sumy, and Zaporizhzhia.

Russia attacked Kharkiv Oblast on June 20, targeting the industrial zone and educational institutions, killing three people and injuring two, says Governor of Kharkiv Oblast Oleh Synyehubov.

A 65-year-old woman died in Kutuzivka, a 61-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man in Balakliia (Kharkiv Oblast). Two civilians were injured as a result of the Russian shelling of the Industrialnyi District in the city of Kharkiv.

On the southern front, Ukrainian forces destroyed 25 Russian service members, a Russian tank, a Meteorit mine-clearing vehicle with a launcher, and three ammunition depots on June 20. Russian forces also failed to carry out air reconnaissance in Mykolaiv Oblast, as Ukrainian forces destroyed their two Russian Orlan-10 class drones, reports Operational Command South.

Ukrainian forces have destroyed 106 Russian service members and two munitions depots in eastern Ukraine during the past 24 hours, reports Operational-Tactical Group East.

Ukrainian partisan activity complicates Russian efforts to  control the occupied territoriessays the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The analysts also say that Russian sources are likely setting information conditions to justify slow and unsuccessful advances towards Sloviansk from the southeast of Izium and west of Lyman.

Ukrainian volunteer and paramedic Yulia Payevska (Taira) spoke about the conditions in Russian captivity calling the conditions of detention similar to the ones in a concentration camp: "[After Russin captivity, ed.] gas chamber would not surprise me. And I'm not kidding, unfortunately. And that's only a small percentage of what's happening behind the line of contact." Taira also says that she now weighs 50 kilograms, but she plans to return to work soon after recovery.