Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 640 days. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference at the end of the Canada-European Union summit that his country would donate 11,000 rifles and 9 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine needs “three victories.” Avdiivka, attacked by Russian troops, is “already almost wiped out.” These are the most important events in the last hours of the war in Ukraine.
> Attacked by Russian troops Avdiivka is almost wiped off the face of the earth, said Vitaly Barabash, mayor of this city in the eastern Donetsk Oblast on Friday Ukraine. He added that the damage in Avdiivka is already greater than that in Bakhmut.
> Ukraine needs “three victories” abroad: the adoption of aid packages from the US and the EU and the formal start of negotiations on accession to the EU, said the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at a press conference in Kiev. He also announced the resignations of several high-ranking commanders in the armed forces.
> Canada i European Union confirmed their strategic partnership and declared further cooperation for Ukraine during the meeting in St. John’s Canada – European Union Summit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference that Canada will donate 11,000 rifles and 9 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine.
> 650,000 men of military age have left Ukraine for European Union countries since the beginning of the war, the BBC reported, citing Eurostat data. According to data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, approximately 6.3 million citizens have left Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale war, most of them women and children.
> Russian side did not provide weapons to Armenia, for which money was paid. Negotiations are underway to find a solution to the problem, said the head of the Armenian government Nikol Pashinyanquoted by the Russian state news agency TASS.
> Russian and Chinese businessmen with ties to their governments held secret talks about plans to build the submarine tunnel connecting Russia with annexed Crimea – wrote the Washington Post. The American daily cites reports from the secret services in Kiev. The tunnel is to be a transport route protected against attacks by Ukrainian forces.
> Latvia is and will always be a supporter and friend of Ukraine fighting for freedom, said the President of Latvia, Edgars Rinkeviczs, who paid an unannounced visit to Ukraine. The president also declared that Ukraine’s place is in the EU.
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