The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 370 days. “The situation on the Bakhmut front is getting more and more difficult,” said Volodymyr Zelensky in his Monday evening speech. Referring to another Russian drone attack, the Ukrainian president called for “breaking the taboo on aircraft deliveries”. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> First Battalion of the Armed Forces Ukraine completed training on US M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, announced Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Oleksandr Pavluk. The training took place at a military base USA on the territory German.
> “The situation on the Bakhmut front continues to get more difficult,” he announced in his evening address Volodymyr Zelensky. Referring to another Russian drone attack, the Ukrainian president called for “breaking the taboo on aircraft deliveries”.
> – We have to hit targets in the territory Russia. If we don’t do this, the war will prolong and become even more complex, said Ukrainian military expert Major Oleksiy Hetman in an interview with the nv.ua portal.
> Russia is not ready for a long-term war, Kyrylo Budanov, head of military intelligence, told the Ukrainian Voice of America. “They are showing by all means that they are ready, that this is a ‘war for decades’, but in reality their resources are quite limited, both in terms of time and quantity,” he stressed.
> US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made an unexpected visit to Kiev, where she reaffirmed US support for Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion and promoted US economic aid. During a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Yellen assured that “America will stand with Ukraine as long as it is necessary.”
> China “very clearly” sided with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a news conference. “China has provided Russia with diplomatic support, political support, economic support, rhetorical support,” Price told reporters.
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