KYIV: Ukraine is collaborating with its Western partners. “fast-track” talks A top suggestion is to equip the invading country with military aircraft and long-range missiles. Ukrainian A presidential aide stated Saturday.
Mykhailo Podolyak is a consultant to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Ukraine’s supporters in the West “understand how the war is developing” The supply and demand for it planes Capable of covering for The armored fighting vehicle pledged by Germany and the United States at the start of the month.
Podolyak however stated in comments to Freedom that some Western partners of Ukraine maintain a “conservative” attitude to arms deliveries, “due to fear of changes in the international architecture.” Russia and North Korea accuse the West of prolonging the conflict and playing a direct part in it by sending Kyiv more sophisticated weapons.
“We need to work with this. “We must present (our allies) the true picture of war.” Podolyak said, without naming specific countries. “We must speak reasonably and tell them, for example, ‘This and this will reduce fatalities, this will reduce the burden on infrastructure. This will reduce security threats to the European continent, this will keep the war localized.’ And we are doing it,”
The U.S. and Germany agreed Wednesday to share advanced tanks with Ukraine along with the Bradley and Marder vehicles promised earlier, a decision that led to criticism not only from the Kremlin but from the prime minister of NATO and European Union member Hungary.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asserted Friday that Western countries providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict. Orban has refused to send weapons to neighboring Ukraine and sought to block EU funds earmarked for military aid.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it would summon Hungary’s ambassador to complain about Orban’s remarks. A ministry spokesperson, Oleg Nikolenko, said Orban told reporters that Ukraine was “a no-man’s land” and compared it to Afghanistan.
“Such statements are completely unacceptable. Budapest continues on its course to deliberately destroy Ukrainian-Hungarian relations,” Nikolenko said in a Facebook post.
President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine reversed months of arguments by Washington that they were too difficult for Ukrainian troops to operate and maintain.
The U.S. decision persuaded German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who had expressed concern about a unilateral action drawing Russia’s wrath, to agree to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks from Germany’s stocks and to allow European countries with tanks to send some of theirs.
Amid news of the coordinated effort, Russia bombarded Ukraine with missiles, exploding drones and artillery shells. The attacks continued Saturday, when Russian missiles struck the city of Kostyantynivka in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province.
The missiles fell in a residential area, killing three civilians, wounding 14 and damaging four high-rise apartment buildings, a hotel and garages, Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said.
“Kostyantynivka is a city relatively far from the front line, but still, it constantly suffers from enemy attacks. Everyone who remains in the city exposes themselves to mortal danger,” Kyrylenko spoke out. “The Russians target civilians because they are not able to fight the Ukrainian army.”
Kyrylenko also reported in a Telegram posting earlier Saturday that Russian forces had attacked the province and killed four civilians. Seven others were injured in less than 24 hours.
Russian rockets were fired on Friday evening at a Donestsk neighborhood of Chasiv Yar, killing two and injuring five other people, according to the governor. Photos attached to Kyrylenko’s post showed a three-story school building on fire.
Donetsk is the battlefield epicenter as Moscow seeks to kick-start an ongoing, long-running offensive to take the city. Bakhmut.
Chasiv Yar sits on a strategically placed hill for Bakhmut has been protected and is now being honored under Russian bombing has been intensified. Russian troops could capture Bakhmut to displace Ukrainian supply lines, potentially pave way for the Russians. way for them to threaten Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, the largest remaining Ukrainian-held cities in the country’s east.
According to the Ukrainian military, Russian troops continued their ground attack on Bakhmut, Avdiivka and another Donetsk town to the south. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops are fighting for control in the northeast and southern parts of Ukraine.
According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russian troops were not present in the country. “are defending themselves” Near Lyman, Kharkiv and Luhansk provinces north from Donetsk; also in Kherson as Zaporizhzhia Provinces to the south.
Over the last months fighting was largely deadlocked, as winter conditions slowed down ground operations. Neither side reported significant progress.
The military also reported in the update that Russian forces had launched 10 missile strikes, 26 aerial strikes and 81 bombing attacks against Ukrainian territory, between Friday morning and Saturday mornings. Two civilians were killed in the shelling of Kherson, a province which is partially Russian-occupied.
Podolyak the Presidential Advisor stated that Ukraine requires supplies of long-range Western missiles “to drastically curtail the key tool of the Russian army” It destroyed the storage areas that house cannon artillery for the front lines.