March 28, 2023

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The Russo-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 341 of the Invasion | Russia

  • The Russian bombing of residential areas in the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine left at least three dead and ten wounded. said the local authorities. The Kherson regional military administration said on its Telegram channel that Russian forces had targeted a hospital, school, bus station, post office, bank and residential buildings in Sunday’s strike.

  • A missile hit an apartment building in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, killing one person and wounding three others, according to the region’s governor. Ole Sinyhopov said the missile hit the city center on Sunday and the body of an elderly woman was pulled from the rubble. He said that 15 residents of the building were evacuated immediately after the explosion, and temporary housing will be provided for them.

  • Both the Ukrainian military and Russia’s private military group, Wagner, claim to control the Blahodatny district in eastern Donetsk region. The Ukrainian military reported that “Ukrainian Defense Forces units repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of… Blahodatny… in the Donetsk region,” adding that its forces had also repelled attacks in 13 other settlements in the Donetsk region. Wagner, which has been designated a transnational criminal organization by the United States, said on the Telegram messaging app on Saturday that its units had taken control of Blahodatne.

  • Leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Dennis Pushlinhe said that pro-Russian forces continue to make progress in Voldar. Russian forces have been bombing Bakhmut in the Donbass for several months, but in recent days the invaders have opened up a new effort to gain ground around the village of Vohlidar, 30 miles southwest of Donetsk city.

  • The new US ambassador to RussiaAnd Lynn Tracy, she was harassed by a crowd chanting anti-American slogans as she entered the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow to present her diplomatic credentials. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov State-owned RIA Novosti news agency reported that Tracy told Tracy he expected her to follow the principle of non-interference in Russia’s internal affairs. “Ambassador Tracy is focused on maintaining dialogue between our capitals at a time of unprecedented tension, protecting the interests of American citizens detained in Russia, and supporting relations between the American and Russian people,” the US embassy said.

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  • Ukraine’s state-run energy operator okrnergo He said that there is a “significant” deficit in the country’s energy system due to the damage caused by the Russian missile attacks. It added that the Ukrainian power system “survived” 13 missile attacks and 15 drone strikes from Russian forces, causing “severe damage to high-voltage installations and power stations”.

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated that Turkey may agree to Finland joining NATO without Sweden, amid rising tensions with Stockholm. “We may be sending Finland a different message [on their Nato application] Sweden will be shocked when they see our letter. “Finland should not make the same mistake that Sweden made,” Erdogan said in a televised speech broadcast on Sunday. Sweden and Finland last year applied to join NATO and need approval from all member states to join. Turkey and Hungary hold out.

  • President Volodymyr Zelensky He said he met the Prime Minister of DenmarkMitt Frederiksen In the region of southern Ukraine mykolaiv, They also discussed the impact of Russian missile and drone strikes. Zelensky wrote on Telegram that the duo “reviewed the state of the energy infrastructure in the region, the means to protect it and the pace of recovery.”

  • Zelensky has stepped up his campaign to keep Russian athletes out of the 2024 Paris Games. The Ukrainian president said he had sent a message to Emmanuel Macron, and that allowing Russia to compete would be to show that “terrorism is acceptable to some extent”.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba He added to the pressure on Monday, saying, “Russia won 71 medals at the Tokyo Olympics. 45 of them were won by athletes who are also members of the Central Sports Club of the Russian Army. An army that commits atrocities, murders, rapes and pillages. This is who the ignorant International Olympic Committee wants to put under the white flag.” to allow competition.

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  • The Kremlin said on Monday that the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson He was lying when he said the Russian president Russian President Vladimir Putin He threatened him with a missile strike during a phone call in the run-up to the invasion of Ukraine. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that what Johnson said was not true, or “more precisely, a lie”. Johnson, who has He was repeatedly accused of dishonesty during his political careerHe was speaking to the BBC for a documentary, and He said that the Russian president threatened him with a missile strike This would “take only a minute”.

  • Peskov He also said that the West is supplying more weapons Ukraine It will only lead to a “significant escalation” of the conflict. He said that NATO countries are “becoming more and more directly involved in the conflict”, describing the situation as a “dead end”.

  • authorities in Slovenia Today, Monday, local media reported that two alleged Russian spies used an agency dealing in real estate and antiques as a front for their activities.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov He said that it cannot be ruled out that Poland and the Baltic states may completely break off diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. He described them as countries in which “a frenzied campaign against Russia has been unfolding for a long time,” and said, “We do not support the severing of diplomatic relations. Even in the most difficult situations, it is necessary to maintain channels of dialogue and resolve issues of our citizens and citizens.”

  • ukrainian prime minister, Dennis SchmihalHe told Politico that he wants the country to join the European Union within two years.

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  • Vyacheslav Gladkovconservative Belgorod area in RussiaHe said that the bombing Bezliudovka From Ukraine two people were injured.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had urged South Korea To increase military support to Ukraine, suggesting that it reconsider its policy of not exporting weapons to the conflicting countries.

  • The Ukrainian military will spend approximately $550m (£444m / €505m) on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2023, and 16 supply deals have already been signed with Ukrainian manufacturers, the defense minister said. Oleksey Reznikov He said on Monday.

  • Vladimir Putin was open to contacts with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Although no phone call is scheduledA Kremlin spokesman told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency. “I will talk to Putin again – because it is necessary to talk,” Schultz told the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel.

  • Kyiv and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of supplying Ukraine with long-range missiles and military aircraft.said a senior aide to the Ukrainian president. Mykhailo Podolak said Ukraine’s supporters in the West “understand how the war is developing” and the need to supply aircraft capable of providing cover for the armored vehicles pledged by the United States and Germany.

  • US military officials are reportedly urging the Pentagon to supply the F-16s to Ukraine Therefore, it is more capable of defending itself than Russian missiles and drones.

  • Schultz confirmed on Sunday that Germany would not send fighter jets. “I can only advise against getting into a constant bidding war when it comes to weapon systems,” Schultz said in an interview with Tagesspiegel. So, once you make a decision [on tanks] Done, the next debate begins in Germany, which does not look serious and undermines citizens’ confidence in government decisions.