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Ukraine on Saturday vowed to conquer Russian “darkness” because it entered a brand new 12 months of warfare weakened by a scarcity of Western help and with Moscow emboldened by recent good points. To mark the second anniversary, a digital summit of G7 leaders was as a consequence of happen at Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral later Saturday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attending. Follow FRANCE 24’s protection of the two-year warfare anniversary.

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When Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a “special military operation” at daybreak on February 24, 2022, many anticipated victory inside days, however Ukraine fought again, forcing Russian troops into humiliating retreats.

Since then, nevertheless, Ukraine has suffered setbacks with the failure of its 2023 counteroffensive.

  • Two years after Russia’s invasion, Ukraine reorients its technique to give attention to defence

Two years after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the dearth of troops and ammunition and the depth of Russia’s area fortifications are forcing Kyiv to undertake a extra defensive technique. As it waits for extra Western assist, the Ukrainian military is holding out for higher days, as FRANCE 24’s Grégoire Sauvage studies.

  • Ukraine vows conquer Russian ‘darkness’

Ukrainian officers voiced defiance on the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, regardless of a bleak image for Kyiv. “I am convinced that unity is our victory. And it will definitely happen. Because light always conquers darkness!” the Ukrainian military’s chief Oleksandr Syrsky stated on social media.

Western leaders are in Kyiv and have pledged recent hundreds of thousands to spice up Ukraine’s navy,   But the general image stays darkish for Ukraine because of the US Congress blocking a significant $60 billion help bundle, on high of delays in promised European deliveries. US President Joe Biden renewed requires Republican lawmakers to unblock the extra funding, warning that “history is waiting” and “failure to support Ukraine at this critical moment will not be forgotten”.

  • Ukraine assaults Russian metal plant with drones, Ukrainian supply says

Ukraine attacked a metal plant belonging to Russia’s Novolipetsk RAO with drones in a single day in a joint operation by the GUR navy intelligence company and SBU safety service, a Ukrainian supply stated on Saturday.

The supply advised Reuters the assault had brought on a serious fireplace on the plant and workers had been evacuated.

“Raw materials from this enterprise are used to manufacture Russian missiles, artillery, drones. Therefore, it is a legitimate goal for Ukraine,” the supply stated, with out specifying the situation of the plant.

  • Western leaders go to Kyiv for two-year warfare anniversary

Saturday’s anniversary will see visits by Western leaders together with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, who praised Ukraine’s “extraordinary resistance” as she arrived within the capital.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau additionally arrived in Kyiv to participate within the G7 summit.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, Reuters & AP)