Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) has been bombing Ukraine more and more brutally. Meanwhile, the West is already talking about a new Marshall Plan. So: from the money for the reconstruction of the war-torn country, in the long run.
But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, 44, now has other concerns. This is because despite the Western arms supply, the situation of Ukrainian troops in the highly competitive areas in the east of the country is very difficult. “We are doing everything we can to equip our army with modern artillery systems and to retaliate appropriately against the invaders,” Zhelensky said Wednesday evening. At his nightly video address. His appeal to the West: increasingly distrustful!
Artillery battle at Donbass
The Russian military has relied heavily on artillery fire in the Donbass industrial area to weaken Ukrainian conditions. The number of Ukrainian artillery is high, although some modern guns come from the West. Fighting is currently underway for the city of Lysychansk, and Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from neighboring Sievjerodonetsk.
Zhelensky said previous pressure on Russia was not enough. He pointed out that ten Russian rockets were fired on Wednesday alone in the Ukrainian city of Mykolajiv. “Everything is aimed at the public,” he said.
Yet there is new hope for the Ukrainian army!
Supply of arms from the United States, Germany and the Netherlands
At the same time as Russia’s occupation of the ruins of the city of Zhevrodonetsk, new Western weapons have arrived in the east and south of Ukraine, which will give the country new impetus in the fight against Putin’s invading army.
We are talking about several rocket launcher systems from the US called HIMARS M142, which, thanks to GPS, can fire rockets up to 70 km and ignite destructive explosive power.
Sent from US: The Ukrainians destroy the Russian base with the Himar rocket launcher(01:02)
Germany and the Netherlands want to supply more heavy weapons to Ukraine – a total of six self-propelled howitzers in 2000 on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid. A few days ago, the federal government confirmed the completion of seven Panzerhaubitz 2000 deliveries from Bundeswehr shares to Ukraine.
Putin in Turkmenistan
What is Putin doing? Relaxed, he smiles as he looks at the Western results as propaganda. In Turkmenistan, Putin described the course of the war in Ukraine as planned. He is currently on his first foreign trip since the war began. “The work is calm and rhythmic, with troops moving and reaching the milestones set for them,” Putin said. “Everything is going as planned,” the Russian news agency Toss quoted him as saying.
Putin did not see himself threatening as Finland and Sweden joined NATO. “Finland and Sweden have nothing to worry about joining NATO. If you want – please,” said the Kremlin leader.
But Putin said: “They must remember that there was no threat before them – but if the troops were stationed there and the infrastructure was set up, we would have to respond in a reflexive manner and from which territory would we create the same threats?” “Everything between us was fine, but now there will be tensions – it’s obvious, no doubt, can not do without it.” Russia has already threatened consequences after the two countries’ first plans to join NATO.
Russia announces withdrawal from Ukraine’s snake island
More: The Ukrainian army announced in a telegram on Thursday morning that Russian troops had withdrawn from Snake Island. The island was occupied shortly after the outbreak of war. The Russian military has confirmed that the snake has left the island.
The island is at the outskirts of the Danube Delta, not far from the Roman coast – thus bordering NATO. In the past few months, Russian armed forces have made several failed attempts to maintain air security on the island. (Oko)
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