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Two years of Russian invasion
Selenskyj names the variety of Ukrainian troopers killed for the primary time – and speaks of a brand new counteroffensive

Ukrainian soldiers at Robotyne

Ukrainian troopers at Robotyne on the Southern Front: “Our counteroffensive was already on the table in the Kremlin before it even began.”

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Two years after the Russian assault on Ukraine, the president takes inventory in a surprisingly open method. Meanwhile, Russian troopers have been filmed committing one other battle crime.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has given official casualty figures for the primary time for the reason that battle started over two years in the past. According to Zelensky, 31,000 Ukrainian troopers have fallen to this point at a press convention in Kiev on Sunday. However, he put the Russian navy's losses at 180,000 lifeless and 500,000 wounded. So far, neither warring get together has formally given its personal casualty figures. The data couldn’t initially be independently verified.

In an preliminary response from Moscow, Zelensky was accused of mendacity. “Every Ukrainian, especially the soldiers, recognizes that Zelensky is lying,” the state company Tass quoted Russian Foreign Office spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying. The Ukrainian authorities continued to attempt to cover the true variety of casualties. She didn’t touch upon the Russian losses talked about.

In a short navy evaluation of the earlier 12 months, Zelensky admitted the failure of his armed forces' autumn offensive. This was shattered, amongst different issues, by a deeply staggered Russian protection and deep minefields. “And I can openly admit it – our counteroffensive was already on the table in the Kremlin before it even began,” he hinted at betrayal. That's why he doesn't need to discuss any additional about his subsequent plans. “The fewer people know about it, the faster success and unexpected results will come for the Russians.”

Russians apparently shoot seven Ukrainian prisoners of battle

However, a lot of the planning will depend on Ukraine's companions. “But the main thing is to have a plan at all,” stated Zelensky. “And the plan exists.”

According to an official assertion from Kiev, Russian troops are stated to have shot seven Ukrainian prisoners of battle. The execution befell on Saturday close to the Russian-captured metropolis of Bakhmut within the east of the nation, Ukrainian human rights commissioner Dmytro Lubinets reported on Telegram on Sunday night. He cited a video recording that confirmed Ukrainian troopers “with their hands raised” as they surrendered. “The Russians were supposed to capture them, but instead shot them mercilessly.” The data from Kiev couldn’t initially be independently verified.

“Such an execution is a war crime,” Lubinez continued. This case have to be registered as one other violation of worldwide humanitarian legislation by Russia, he demanded.

Just just a few days in the past, Russian troopers have been accused of executing a minimum of six wounded Ukrainian troopers who couldn’t be evacuated in time in the course of the seize of Avdiivka. In this case too, Kiev relied on video footage from a drone. This allegation couldn’t be independently verified both.

Ukraine: New Russian missile and drone assaults

A sequence of explosions shook the suburbs of the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro on Sunday night. According to the native navy administration, the Russian military is alleged to have fired a number of rockets on the area. At least 4 individuals have been injured and several other homes have been destroyed.

Late within the night, an air alarm was sounded within the Dnipro area and in neighboring Kharkiv. The motive was aerial reconnaissance findings about incoming fight drones.

French President Emmanuel Macron is organizing a global assist convention for Ukraine this Monday in Paris. 20 heads of state and authorities are anticipated, together with, in accordance with the Élysée Palace, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). Other international locations are collaborating within the assembly at ministerial stage two years after the beginning of Russia's battle of aggression on Ukraine. In view of Ukraine's troublesome navy scenario, the goal of the working assembly is to raised coordinate the urgently wanted protection help for Ukraine and to ship a sign of European unity and willpower to Russia, it was stated in Paris. Ukrainian President Zelenskyj is predicted to participate within the assembly through video hyperlink.

The way forward for Europe is at stake in Ukraine, stated a presidential adviser in Paris earlier than the assembly organized at quick discover. Accordingly, European navy help should do justice to the tense scenario on the entrance in Ukraine. There is a hardening of Russia's demeanor and Russia is gaining an excessive amount of house. But the nation should not win the battle and Europe's stability should not undergo any extra.

In the present 12 months, Ukraine is to obtain navy help value as much as three billion euros from France, whereas Germany needs to offer nearly eight billion euros in help.–selenskyj-nennt-erstmals-zahl-getoeteter-soldaten-34492500.html?utm_campaign=politik&utm_medium=rssfeed&utm_source=standard