Russia-Ukraine war information: Zelensky confirms arrival of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks | EUROtoday

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the primary batch of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks is “already in Ukraine.” The tanks will “reinforce our actions against the occupiers. And it will be a significant reinforcement,” he stated Monday in his nightly tackle.

President Biden dedicated in January to sending 31 of the superior battle tanks. U.S. army officers have stated that the deliveries could be gradual however that they anticipated all of them to reach in coming weeks.

Here’s the newest on the war and its ripple results throughout the globe.

Fewer than half of the anticipated M1 Abrams tanks have arrived thus fara senior Ukrainian army official stated, talking on the situation of anonymity to debate delicate army preparations.

Some Ukrainian residents have been tortured to loss of life beneath Russian occupation, a U.N. panel introduced Monday. “In some cases, torture was inflicted with such brutality that it caused the death of the victims,” Erik Mose, chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, informed the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva as his staff introduced its newest findings. Mose, a Norwegian choose with expertise in worldwide human rights, additionally stated that Russian troopers “raped and committed sexual violence against women of ages ranging from 19 to 83 years” in Kherson, with relations usually saved subsequent door to listen to the abuses. Russia didn’t reply to the fee’s requests for communication, Mose added.

A city close to the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson was shelled in a single dayregional governor Oleksandr Prokudin stated early Tuesday. At least 4 folks had been injured.

Russian forces shot down two Ukrainian drones within the Kursk area late Mondaythe Russian Defense Ministry stated, in what it described as Kyiv’s try to hold out a “terrorist attack.” The drones had been shot down about 11 p.m. native time, it stated.

Zelensky stated Ukraine would retaliate towards Russian assaults following a strike Monday on Odessa that left not less than two folks lifeless. Ukraine will retaliate for “every strike against our cities and villages, against every Ukrainian community. For Odessa, for Beryslav and Kherson, for Donetsk, Kharkiv and Sumy regions,” he stated in his nightly tackle.

The Canadian speaker of the House of Commons apologized after praising a 98-year-old Ukrainian man who had served in a infamous Nazi army unit throughout World War II. Speaker Anthony Rota launched Yaroslav Hunka following Zelensky’s tackle to Parliament on Friday, calling him a “Ukrainian hero, a Canadian hero.” Jewish teams condemned the consideration. Zelensky has kinfolk who had been killed within the Holocaust.

Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs added the president of the International Criminal Court to its wished record on Monday. The ministry didn’t publicly specify the costs towards Piotr Hofmanski, the Polish lawyer who was elected the court docket’s president in 2021. The ICC beforehand issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of illegal deportation of youngsters from Ukraine.

Russia assaults Odessa port, in newest assault on Ukrainian grain: A Russian assault on Odessa was the newest assault on Ukraine’s very important agriculture sector as Moscow seeks to use divisions between Kyiv and its European neighbors over grain exports, Alex Horton and Kamila Hrabchuk report. The strike killed not less than two folks, destroyed granaries and broken port amenities.

Russian disruptions to Ukraine’s use of the Black Sea as a freeway for exporting meals have pressured Kyiv to discover overland routes, however Ukraine has confronted resistance from some of its closest neighbors. Officials in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia concern that low cost Ukrainian grain would flood their markets, drive down costs and damage native farmers.