Zelenskyy says ‘counteroffensive, defensive actions’ are taking place in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy confirms counteroffensive and defensive actions are taking place in Ukraine amidst intense fighting.

At a glance: Zelenskyy spoke about the ongoing situation and expressed positivity about his military commanders, while Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau pledged additional monetary, military, and moral support for Ukraine during a visit.
* Trudeau contributed $500 million in new military aid and $10 million for humanitarian assistance for the flood response.

Dam collapse repercussions: Trudeau blamed Russia’s war for the Kakhovka dam collapse, while Ukraine’s environment minister warned that one-third of protected natural areas in the Kherson region could face destruction from flooding.
* Meanwhile, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is in a state of cold shutdown for safety reasons.

Ongoing conflict: Ukrainian and Russian forces engaged in heavy battles with the use of Iranian-made Shahed drones, missiles, and artillery strikes, causing civilian casualties and infrastructure damages.
* Four civilians have been confirmed dead as a result of the attacks, and several others wounded.

International response: German Chancellor Scholz expressed a desire to continue speaking with Russian President Putin, emphasizing the need for a fair peace led by the withdrawal of Russian troops.

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