Russian proxy forces in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic earlier said they had taken control of Klishchiivka.US officials have begun to nudge the Ukrainians to shift focus away from Bakhmut and focus on preparation for an offensive in the south.
It had been hoped in Europe and the US that Germany would at least allow Leopards owned by countries such as Poland and Finland to be re-exported, but despite days of pleading, Berlin’s newly appointed defence minister said no final decision had been taken.Ukraine’s
has declined to take a decision on whether to give Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine at a special international summit held at Ramstein.
former US navy Seal has been killed in Ukraine, American officials said on Friday.
Officials said he was not fighting in an official capacity.
“From a military standpoint, I still maintain that from this year it would be very, very difficult to militarily eject Russian forces from every inch of Russian-occupied Ukraine,” he said at a press conference at the Ramstein US air force base in Germany.Germany
Russia claims to have captured village near Bakhmut; Germany declines to take decision on supplying Ukraine with tanksSee all our Russia-Ukraine war coverageRussia claimed to have captured of a village in eastern Ukraine as part of its months-long push towards the city of Bakhmut.
US will impose additional sanctions against the Wagner Group, the White House national security council spokesperson, John Kirby, has said.
US defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, said the group of Kyiv-supporting defence ministers were focused on “making sure that Ukraine has the capability that it needs to be successful right now”.
Urgent action was necessary, the Ukrainian leader said, because “Russia is concentrating its forces, last forces, trying to convince everyone that hatred can be stronger than the world”.The
Source: the guardian
Summary automatically generated by NewSUM A.I. from the following sources: