Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing for 605 days. The Russians suffered the highest daily losses on the front since the beginning of the war, including 55 tanks and 120 armored vehicles, the Ukrainian General Staff reported. Meanwhile, the White House has asked Congress for more than $60 billion for aid related to Ukraine. Here are the most important events of recent hours in Ukraine.
> The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that over the last 24 hours the Russian army lost 1,380 soldiers, 55 tanks and 120 armored vehicles. The media in Kiev comments that there have not been such high losses in the ranks of the aggressor’s forces since the beginning of the armed invasion. According to the British Ministry of Defense, Russia’s loss of combat helicopters as a result of their use by Ukraine American ATACMS missiles to attack the Russian air base near occupied Berdyansk will significantly affect the capabilities of Russian forces on this section of the front.
> – If we don’t stop Putin, he won’t stop in Ukraine. He has already threatened and “reminded” Poland that its western lands are a “gift” from Russia, said the US president Joe Biden in an address to the nation on the need for further assistance to Ukraine and Israel.
> The White House on Friday asked Congress for more than $60 billion for economic and military assistance to Ukraine. According to a letter from the head of the Office of Budget and Management (OMB), Shalanda Young, published by the White House, the administration requests, among other things, for the allocation of over USD 11.8 billion to direct support for the Ukrainian budget, as well as approximately USD 50 billion for military support and other expenses, including increasing ammunition production, intelligence support, as well as loans and grants to Ukraine and the countries of NATO’s eastern flank.
> The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported in its latest analysis that Ukrainian troops are intensifying their operations in the east of the Kherson Oblast.
> “We will act against third-country entities that support Russia’s war against Ukraine,” US and EU leaders announced on Friday in a joint statement after a meeting at the White House.
> Training to prepare teenagers for service at the front is organized by the Russians in the Luhansk Oblast and other occupied regions of Ukraine, the authorities of the Luhansk Oblast, loyal to Kiev, announced on Facebook on Friday. According to the authorities, in the first stage, the occupiers intend to engage approximately 4,000 people in military operations. teenagers aged 14 to 17.
> Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba spoke after a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. – I hope that the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán at least he washed his hands after the hug with Vladimir Putin, said the head of Ukrainian diplomacy.
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