Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has lasted 139 days. In the Russian military, cases of desertion and non-compliance with the command are increasingly noted, wrote the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Russian army is focusing its main efforts on “taking final control” of the Lugansk region, the press release said. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> The Ukrainian army carried out another one attack on ammunition dumps in the Russian-occupied Nowa Kachovka. There have been many videos and photos of the explosion on social media. The Ukrainian media previously reported that about 100 Russian soldiers were killed in the same town after Friday’s attack.
> In the Russian military, cases of desertion and non-compliance with the command are increasingly noted, wrote the General Staff of the Armed Forces Ukraine. The Russian army is focusing its main efforts on “taking final control” of the Lugansk region, the press release said.
> The United States has information that shows that Iran will support Russia in hostilities in Ukraine by providing it with a significant number of drones, including armed ones, said the US President’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
> President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky He criticized the decision to send back to Germany, despite the sanctions against Russia, a turbine serviced in Canada for the Russian Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline. He informed that the Canadian ambassador had been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev in connection with this matter.
> The conclusion of peace with the president of Russia Vladimir Putin in Ukraine it a guarantee of an even more terrifying war – said the French philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Levy in an interview for L’Express magazine.
> Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, stated that the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin facilitating access to Russian nationality for all Ukrainians is “a new violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” He added that his country “strongly condemns” Monday’s decision by the Russian leader.
> The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, introduced the parliament a bill on the special status of Polish citizens in Ukraine – informed the office of the president. The Ukrainian leader also gave the city of Przemyśl the honorary title of the City of Rescuer.
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