KYIV: Russia is putting its full military might into the Luhansk Region of UkraineOfficials said that Wednesday’s statement was in connection with what Kyiv believes to be preparation for an attack on Ukraine. offensive As the first anniversary of Moscow’s invasion approaches.
Tuesday, also President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government continued its crackdown on alleged corruption with the dismissal of David Arakhamia, a prominent lawyer, said that several officials at the highest levels of government were involved.
Zelenskyy was elected to office in 2019, on an anticorruption and establishment platform. This is a country which has long been plagued with graft. As Western allies channel billions of dollars, the latest accusations come as Zelenskyy is elected in 2019. of dollars to As the Ukrainian government introduces reforms to allow it to join the European Union, you can help Kyiv battle Moscow.
UkraineTelegram messenger app, the Security Service stated that Wednesday’s operation was targeted “corrupt officials who undermine the country’s economy and the stable functioning of the defense-industrial complex.” One was identified as an ex-official of the Defense Ministry. of Buying state money to embezzle it of Nearly 3,000 bulletproof vests would not adequately protect Ukrainian soldiers.
Zelenskyy summarised the day’s effort to combat corruption by delivering his Wednesday nightly video address. “We will not allow anyone to weaken our state.”
One apartment was destroyed and seven others damaged by a Russian missile in Donetsk’s eastern Donetsk province city. of Police said that Kramatorsk was responsible for at least three deaths and at most 20 injuries on Wednesday. For other victims, rescuers searched the rubble. Russia The Kremlin frequently denies that apartment buildings have been attacked during wartime, even though it has often done so.
Zelenskyy carried out the attack to For more Western weapons, press once again: “No goal other than terror,” He said it via Facebook. “The only way to stop Russian terrorism is to defeat it. By tanks. Fighter jets. Long-range missiles.”
Elsewhere, the Kremlin’s forces were expelling residents near the Russian-held parts of Luhansk Gov. Serhiy Hadidai spoke.
“There is an active transfer of (Russian troops) to the region and they are definitely preparing for something on the eastern front in February,” Haidai stated.
The Institute for the Study of Prediction of war “an imminent Russian offensive in the coming months.” Many predict that it will occur in conjunction with the invasion anniversary February 24, 2004
General Staff of The Armed Forces of Ukraine It was reported that Wednesday Russia It was also focused in the neighboring Donetsk region, in particular in its bid to The key city is captured of Bakhmut.
Donetsk & Luhansk are the Donbas provinces. This industrial region borders Russia. Russia that President Vladimir Putin identified as a goal for takeover from the war’s outset and where Moscow-backed separatists have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014.
Russian shelling of Bakhmut killed five civilians on Tuesday and injured 10. Ukraine’s presidential office said.
Donetsk Gov. Pavlo KYrylenko shared images of The aftermath of shelling, reporting large black holes in homes in the city’s embattled area. Russia More troops will be deployed.
Donetsk was the one of Four provinces are represented Russia Illegally annexed during the fall but only half of it of it. The Russian forces are compelled to take half of the territory. to Bakhmut is your only option to Greater cities are now held by Ukraine. Russian forces tried for many months to take over cities held by Ukraine. to Bakhmut.
Moscow-installed authorities claimed that Russian troops were being held in Donetsk “closing the ring” Around the city. However, the Wagner Group (a Kremlin-controlled paramilitary organisation headed by Yevgeny Prgozhin) on Wednesday denied Bakhmut had been encircled. “When the city is taken, you will certainly know about it,” Prigozhin made the comments in an article online.
Ukraine It is keen to Secure more Western Military Aid to It will have to fend against larger Russian forces. Already, it has received pledges of Tanks and wants more.
Dmitry Peskov (Kremlin spokesperson) described media reports on planned US military assistance to Ukraine as “a direct path to inciting tensions and taking the escalation to a new level.”
“It will require additional efforts on our part, but it won’t change the course of events,” He told reporters.