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Nato’s secretary normal has warned Ukraine it’s in for a “long war” with Russia whereas a Kyiv chief has referred to as for the swift provision of weapons to halt Vladimir Putin’s forces.

Ukraine has been persevering with its counteroffensive, claiming to have taken the eastern village of Klishchiivka. Kyiv troopers reportedly continued their counteroffensive on Sunday, utilizing drones to disrupt air site visitors in Moscow and inflicting a fireplace at an oil depot within the southwest of Russia.

Read our dwell weblog of occasions in Ukraine and Russia right here.

Ukraine has not but commented on the assaults. In addition, an anti-Moscow guerilla group claims to have destroyed two Russian automobiles in Kherson.

Russia has additionally been on the assault, hanging an agriculture facility in Odessa on Sunday. It has additionally been reported {that a} farm employee has died and one other left injured in Ukraine’s southern Kherson area after their tractor hit a mine whereas ploughing a subject.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (Nato) chief Jens Stoltenberg advised German media on Sunday that he might see no signal of the Kremlin giving up.

“Most wars last longer than expected when they first begin,” he stated in an interview with Germany’s Funke media.

“Therefore we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.”

The head of Ukraine’s safety council has additionally shared his ideas on what is required for the warfare to return to an finish sooner somewhat than later.

Ukrainian servicemen hearth a M109 self-propelled howitzer in the direction of Russian troops in Donetsk


Oleksiy Danilov stated on Sunday: “Refusing or delaying the transfer of modern weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces is a direct encouragement to the Kremlin to continue the war, not the other way around.”

He spoke as Mr Stoltenberg urged Germany to extend its defence spending by an excellent higher proportion than the two per cent goal set by chancellor Olaf Scholz in 2024.

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The Nato chief stated: “During the Cold War, when Konrad Adenauer or Willy Brandt governed, defence expenditures consisted of 3 to 4 per cent of economic output.

“We did it back then and we must do it again.”

Mr Kim and Mr Putin shake arms


The Nato secretary’s feedback got here as South Korea’s president shared a warning over the rising ties between Russia and North Korea.

Kim Jong Un travelled to Russia final week for a summit with Mr Putin. But away from the photographs of the pair touring high-profile navy and know-how websites, insiders worry that Mr Kim is likely to be in discussions about offering ammunition to Mr Putin’s troops.

“Military cooperation between North Korea and Russia is illegal and unjust as it contravenes UN Security Council resolutions and various other international sanctions,” South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol stated.

“The international community will unite more tightly in response to such a move.”

Meanwhile, Russia’s overseas minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted that Washington “controls” the warfare in Ukraine, on the sidelines of a home financial discussion board in Vladivostok.

“No matter what it says, it controls this war, it supplies weapons, munition, intelligence information, data from satellites, it is pursuing a war against us,” he claimed.