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DUkrainian flags brandished, elected officers standing, cries of protest and approval… After greater than six months of unsuccessful makes an attempt, the House of Representatives lastly permitted, on Saturday April 20, a brand new help settlement in favor of Ukraine.

Financial help of 60.8 billion {dollars} (57 billion euros) was granted to this nation, the necessity for which is extra urgent than ever, because it sees its ammunition reserves working out and because it suffers Russian assaults, with out efficient safety. While Russia continues its advance on the territory, Ukrainian Defense introduced this Sunday that it had struck a Russian army ship. A glance again on the newest statements.

Ukraine claims it struck Russian army ship in annexed Crimea

“Today, the Ukrainian Navy hit the Russian rescue ship, Kommouna, in temporarily occupied Crimea,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry stated on the social community to work.

The Kommouna is accountable for excessive seas rescues, sunken submarines or misplaced cargo. Launched in 1915 and having participated in each world wars, it’s the oldest army ship nonetheless in service on the earth, in response to a number of army websites.

Russia claims the seize of the small city of Bogdanivka

For its half, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed duty for the seize of Bogdanivka on Sunday. The small city is positioned between Bakhmut and Chasiv Yar, in jap Ukraine. The Russian military has been on the offensive there in current weeks towards Ukrainian troops missing ammunition.

Bogdanivka is a really small city with lower than 100 inhabitants. It is positioned lower than 10 km from Tchassiv Iar, a goal city for the Russian military after the conquest of Bakhmout, additional east, in spring 2023.

Long-awaited American support

Moscow's announcement comes the day after the vote within the American House of Representatives in favor of army and financial support of practically $61 billion to kyiv, whose military is underneath strain.

The American envelope ought to permit Ukrainian troops to catch their breath within the face of a bigger Russian military. However, the primary deliveries of promised shells and munitions is not going to have an effect on the preventing “for several weeks,” the American Institute for the Study of War warned in its newest bulletin. Hence the eagerness of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: “it is very important for us to have a quick decision from the Senate in favor of the Ukrainian package,” he declared on Sunday on social networks.

In the meantime, the Russians might reap the benefits of the window left for just a few weeks to proceed to shell Ukrainian vitality infrastructure, significantly in Donbass, a precedence goal for the Kremlin.