More air traffic because of the Ukraine war Ukraine has lost a quarter of its sown area The city of Sievjerodonetsk is still fought over The news about the war in Ukraine in the stern ticker.

In the Ukrainian city of Sievjerodonetsk, which has been fought over for weeks, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers continue to fight for every street and every house. The city is almost sealed off, said the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that taking back Crimea from Russia was a war goal. “Of course we will also liberate our Crimea,” said the head of state in an interview.

9:55 a.m.: Lithuania buys 18 howitzers from France

Lithuania buys 18 howitzers from France. The Caesar Markt II howitzers would “significantly strengthen” Lithuania’s defense capabilities, said Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas. Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine has raised fears in Lithuania and the other small Baltic states that Russia might attack them too.

9:03 a.m.: London: Russians are making small advances in the Kharkiv area

According to the British Ministry of Defence, the Russian invasion troops in Ukraine have made minor progress in the area around the city of Kharkiv for the first time in weeks. However, the main Russian attack efforts remain focused on the Sieverodonetsk pocket, according to the daily intelligence update on the Ukraine war. According to British government experts, Russia’s industry is adapting to the demand from the Ukraine war thanks to funding from the Kremlin. “However, the industry may struggle to meet many of these needs, in part because of sanctions and a lack of expertise,” the statement said.

5.44 a.m .: More air traffic due to the Ukraine war and recovery from the Corona crisis

The more relaxed corona situation and the Ukraine war are causing a lot of movement in the sky. According to the German Air Traffic Control (DFS), the increase in traffic in the airspace after two years of the Corona lull is enormous. “We are currently at around 90 percent of 2019 traffic. At peak times, our controllers are even controlling more flights than before the crisis,” said a spokeswoman. Due to the large-scale shifts in traffic flows due to airspace closures over Russia and Ukraine, DFS has registered an additional increase in traffic of around ten percent for Germany. In addition, there are significantly more military flights over Germany due to the war.

5.35 a.m .: Selenskyj demands clear help from Scholz

Before a possible visit by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj is calling for clear support from Germany. “We need Chancellor Scholz to be sure that Germany supports Ukraine. He and his government have to make a decision,” he said in an interview with ZDF “heute-journal” on Monday evening. Germany should not attempt a balancing act between Ukraine and relations with Russia. Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi could visit Ukraine in the middle of the week.

5.01 a.m .: Macron travels to Romania and Moldova

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to neighboring Romania and Moldova in view of the war in Ukraine. According to the Élysée Palace, Macron wanted to leave for Romania early Tuesday morning and then continue to Moldova on Wednesday. Both countries are concerned with the threat of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. Another topic is the desire of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to join the European Union. At the EU summit on June 23rd and 24th, the EU states want to position themselves on the candidate status of the three countries.

12:02 a.m.: Ukraine has lost a quarter of its sown area

As a result of the Russian attack, Ukraine as an internationally important agricultural producer planted about a quarter fewer fields. That’s what Deputy Minister of Agriculture Taras Vysotsky said in Kyiv. However, the harvest will be sufficient for personal use, especially since this has fallen due to the flight of many people, he predicted. The farms are not only hampered in their work by the fighting. Because of the export blockade, the cultivation of export-oriented crops is declining, Vysotskyi said.