Russia-Ukraine War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 327 of the Invasion | Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 327 of the Invasion | Ukraine

Updated: 2 months, 4 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes, 16 seconds ago

Russia and Belarus began joint air force exercises this morning, prompting fears in Kyiv and the West that Moscow could use its ally to launch a new ground attack. Ukraine. A step Report According to the Telegram account of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, units of the Russian Aerospace Forces arrived at the airfields of Belarus on Sunday night. The ministry said the planned combat drills began shortly after 8 a.m. local time.

Vyacheslav ChasThe Chernihiv The governor has warned residents that air raid alerts are likely to increase as a result of the drills. Belarus has described the exercises as purely defensive. The country was used as a staging ground for an unsuccessful attack by Russian troops on Kyiv in February 2022.

Russia launched an attack on a city in southeastern Ukraine Zaporizhia overnight, injuring civilians and destroying residential infrastructure, according to regional authorities. Kyrillo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine said “The invaders launched a rocket attack on the regional center. A rocket hit near a five-story building. Five people, including two children aged nine and 15, were injured by shards of glass. The children have been hospitalized.

Air defense inside Sevastopol Inside Crimea Acting against Ukrainian drones, according to the regional governor imposed by Russia in the region annexed by Russia in 2014.

As of Sunday, Ukraine’s forces were “definitely” holding positions Solder, according to the UK Ministry of Defence, Bakhmut North. Over the weekend, heavy fighting continued in both the Kremina and Bakhmut divisions of the Donbas front, the ministry added.

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The number of people killed in a Russian Missile attack on residential complex in Dnipro has risen up to 37, Ukrainian authorities confirmed it, state broadcaster Saspilne reported. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on a recent Sunday address A 15-year-old girl was also among the victims. At least 73 people were injured and 39 rescued as of Sunday afternoon. Dnipro city government said 43 people are still missing. “There are very few chances to save people now,” Dnipro’s mayor Boris Filatov told Reuters. I think the death toll is in the dozens.

Claiming responsibility for missile strikes across Ukraine Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday it had achieved its goal. A ministry statement posted on Telegram said: “All designated targets have been hit. The goal of the attack has been achieved.” However, it did not mention the attack on the Dnipro residential building.

President Vladimir Putin told Russian state television that what he called a “special military operation” in Ukraine had gained positive momentum. “The dynamic is positive,” he told Rossiya 1 state television. “Everything is being developed within the framework of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff Program.” After Russia claimed control of the eastern Ukrainian salt-mining town of Soledor, Putin said he hoped the troops would make more gains — a claim disputed by Kiev.

Ukraine needs tanks from German industrial reserves Not ready to deliver until 2024. A warning from arms manufacturer Rheinmetall could undermine Kyiv’s hopes that the UK’s promise to supply Challenger 2 tanks will encourage other European countries to quickly follow suit. “Even if the decision to send our Leopard tanks to Kyiv comes tomorrow, deliveries will start next year,” Rheinmetall’s chief executive Armin Popperker told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

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German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht asked the chancellor on Monday Olaf Scholes for firing her. His decision to step down comes as Germany is under pressure to approve increased international military support for Kiev, and Germany’s defense capabilities have been called into question after several Puma infantry tanks were taken out of service during a recent military exercise.

Ukrainian ship loaded with peas docked in Istanbul Phosphorus Strait On Monday, traffic on the strait was suspended. No damage was done. The Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, which runs the UN’s brokered Black Sea Grain Treaty operations, said over the weekend the ship had sailed from the commercial port of Pivtenny in the Ukrainian city of Yuzhne to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Mersin. .

The Prime Minister of England has confirmed the delivery 14 of its Challenger 2 main battle tanks Other enhanced artillery support for Ukraine in coming weeks. Downing Street Rishi Sunak made a symbolic pledge to “intensify our support for Ukraine” during a call with Volodymyr Zelenskyi on Saturday morning. The Russian embassy in Britain said the move would “intensify” the conflict.

“Now is the time to step up and go faster” in providing Ukraine with much-needed support, the UK foreign secretary has said. A British tabloid The Sun column on SundayJames brilliantly writes that the Russian army is on the defensive and morale among its troops is woeful, blaming the “symbolic state of Russian military logistics”.

NATO’s secretary general said Ukraine could soon expect more heavy weapons deliveries from the West. “The recent pledges for heavy combat equipment are important – and I expect more in the future,” Jens Stoltenberg told Germany’s Handelsblatt daily on Sunday. Ahead of next Friday’s meeting in Ramstein, Germany, Western allies will consider sending battle tanks to Kiev.

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The US military has launched an expanded, sophisticated training program for Ukrainian forces It focuses on large-scale warfare and is designed to improve Ukraine’s ability to wrest territory from Russian forces, a top Pentagon general said Sunday.