Ukraine has been defending itself against Russian aggression for 108 days. The advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Arestovich said that the country has lost 10,000 defenders since the beginning of the war. He noted that the losses on the Russian side “are much greater”. In an interview with the head of the British Ministry of Defense, Ben Wallac, the Ukrainian leader said that the army’s priority was to urgently receive heavy weapons. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> We made the eleventh exchange of prisoners of war with Russian troops since the beginning of the invasion Russia to Ukraine. Four Russians have been exchanged for five Ukrainians, wrote Vitaly Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Oblast in the south on social media on Friday Ukraine. One of the released Ukrainians is Oleh Pylypenko, the leader of one of the hromadas in the region. As Kim reported, Pyłypenko was kidnapped by the Russians on March 10.
> “Today, the key priority for us is the urgent receipt of heavy weapons. It is important for defeating the Russian aggressor and restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine” – said the president on Friday. Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with British Defense Minister Ben Wallac.
> The total loss of Ukrainian defenders amounts to 10,000 people – adviser to the president of Ukraine Oleksiej Arestowicz announced on Friday in the evening broadcast on the Internet channel Feigin Live. He noted that the losses on the Russian side “are much greater”. – The proportions of Ukrainian losses to Russian losses are 1: 5, 1: 3, 1: 6, they fluctuate – he explained.
> Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday during an interview with students and lecturers of British universities that from the beginning of the invasion of Russia in relations with the President of Poland Andrzej Duda and prime minister Great Britain Boris Johnson is “security and political chemistry” – reports Ukrinform.
> “Not having success in advancing on land, the enemy is testing the strength of our positions by attacking with helicopters from the air. In response, our Mi-8 hit the enemy’s concentration in the Kherson Oblast, and the Su-27 – into the enemy’s ammunition and equipment warehouse in the Mykolaiv Oblast During the reconnaissance of the attack route to occupied Kherson, our reconnaissance group destroyed a group of Russian paratroopers, taking over their weapons and means of communication “- it was written in the” South “Operational Command on Facebook.
Main photo source: PAP / Mykola Kalyeniak