Russia Ukraine warfare dwell: Kyiv slows Putin’s advance in Kharkiv as Nato chief says Moscow ‘incapable’ of good points | EUROtoday

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Quality of Russian troops is now decrease than starting of warfare, says Nato Chief

All Russian makes an attempt to seize a foothold in Vovchansk, a city with a pre-war inhabitants of 17,000, “have been foiled”, Ukraine’s General Staff confirmed in an replace. Volodymyr Zelensky additionally mentioned the state of affairs was “generally under control”.

Geolocated footage of the Kharkiv city assessed by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) suggests Russian forces have superior not more than 8km (5 miles) from the border.

The information that Russia had did not make inroads into Vovchansk got here as Nato’s high army officer mentioned Vladimir Putin’s armed forces had been incapable of any main good points in Ukraine in the meanwhile.

“The Russians don’t have the numbers necessary to do a strategic breakthrough, we don’t believe,” US General Christopher Cavoli, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, mentioned in Brussels.

“More to the point, they don’t have the skill and the capability to do it; to operate at the scale necessary to exploit any breakthrough to strategic advantage,” he added.


Russian forces expanded space of lively fight by virtually 70 km, Ukraine’s military chief says

Russian forces have expanded the realm of lively fight by virtually 43 miles (70 km) by launching their offensive within the Kharkiv area, Ukraine’s military chief Oleksandr Syrskyi mentioned on Friday

“The enemy expanded the zone of active hostilities by almost 70 kilometers, thus trying to force us to use an additional number of brigades from the reserve,” he wrote on Telegram.

He added that he anticipated preventing to accentuate as Kyiv troops are additionally getting ready to defend in northern area of Sumy.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Army chief Oleksandr Syrski and defence minister Rustem Umerov stroll collectively in Kyiv final month (by way of REUTERS)

Tom Watling17 May 2024 10:20


Vladimir Putin excursions ‘Little Moscow’ as he trumpets deepening ties with China

Harbin within the northeastern Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia’s Far East, has deep social, financial and cultural ties with its neighbouring nation. The metropolis was as soon as often known as “Little Moscow” for its substantial Russian inhabitants and cultural affect.

Tom Watling17 May 2024 10:00


Zelensky: Not a single week in additional than two years has passed by with out Russian terror

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has mentioned that “not a single week” in additional than two years of warfare has passed by with out Russia committing “terror against our people”.

In a message on Telegram, which included photographs of the newest assaults in Ukraine perpetrated by Russian forces, Mr Zelensky mentioned Ukraine “must force Russia to a real, just peace”, referring to latest claims by Vladimir Putin that he was eager about a peace deal – although just one on his phrases.

“There has not been a single week in more than two years of this war when Russia refrained from terror against our people,” Mr Zelensky wrote.

“Russia is trying to expand the war, accompanying it invariably with empty words about peace. We must force Russia to a real, just peace by all means. Our defence against assaults and blows is decisive.

“Thank you to everyone who defends Ukraine! Thanks to all the countries that help us!”

Zelensky connected a photograph of one of many newest assaults in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest metropolis within the northeast. Russia fired a number of glide bombs at a multistorey constructing on Tuesday afternoon (Telegram )

Tom Watling17 May 2024 09:40


Satellite imagery exhibits destroyed Russian fighter jets

Satellite imagery launched this morning has proven that at the very least Russian fighter jets have been destroyed at an airbase in occupied Crimea.

The Russian defence ministry reported an assault on Tuesday night time on the Belbek airbase on the port metropolis of Sevastopol, claiming that US-supplied ATACMS long-range missiles had been used within the assault.

But they claimed that that they had “destroyed” all ten missiles fired.

This new satellite tv for pc imagery seems to forged doubt on that declare.

This picture launched by Maxar Technologies exhibits a better view of a destroyed MiG 31 fighter plane at Belbek air base, close to Sevastopol, in Crimea, (AP)
A satellite tv for pc picture of a destroyed gas storage facility following an assault at Belbek Airbase (by way of REUTERS)

Tom Watling17 May 2024 09:20


Footage seems to indicate the aftermath of a Ukrainian drone assault on southwest Russia

Footage collated from varied Russian Telegram channels seem to indicate the aftermath of a collection of Ukrainian drone strikes on southwest Russia.

Tom Watling17 May 2024 09:00


Zelensky says state of affairs in Kharkiv area ‘stabilised’ as of Friday

Russian forces have advanced six miles into Ukraine‘s Kharkiv region in one area but the situation has “stabilised” as of Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said, according to by RBC-Ukraine media outlet.

”Today, our defence forces have stabilised the Russians where they are now. The deepest point of their advance is 10 km,” Mr Zelensky told journalists.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) awards a wounded Ukrainian serviceman at a hospital in Kharkiv (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER)

Tom Watling17 May 2024 08:45


What’s the newest in Russia and Ukraine? Day 814

As Ukraine claims the preventing in its northeast Kharkiv area has “stabilised” every week after Russia launched its shock assault, each side say they’ve efficiently repelled in a single day drone assaults.

Ukrainian forces mentioned they shot down all 20 drones fired by Russia. Among the areas attacked was the Kharkiv area.

It broken 5 buildings, one in all them belonging to the district administration, Kharkiv’s regional governor, Oleh Syniehubov, mentioned on Telegram.

In Russia, authorities mentioned that they had managed to include a hearth at an oil refinery within the city of Tuapse that broke out after a Ukrainian drone assault. The coastal city in southwest Russia is tons of of miles from the closest Ukrainian troopers and demonstrated, once more, the rising vary of Kyiv’s drone programme.

In Belgorod, simply throughout the border with Ukraine, the area’s mayor Vyacheslav Gladkov claimed {that a} mom and her son had been killed by a Ukrainian drone strike. He didn’t present proof.

Further afield, Vladimir Putin started the second day of his two-day journey to China. He arrived in “Little Moscow” this morning, situated in Harbin, the capital of China’s north-eastern Heilongjiang province, which shares a border with Russia. He lauded the 2 international locations’ “inseparable” partnership in a speech.

And within the Middle East final night time, Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk held a press convention with British boxer Tyson Fury forward of their Saturday heavyweight boxing conflict.

Mr Usky was carrying a conventional Ukrainian embroidered band in honour of Vyshyvanka Day, an annual celebration of Ukrainian unity. He is preventing to unify the heavweight division.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes half in a flower-laying ceremony at a monument to Soviet troopers, who died in battles for the liberation of China, in Harbin, China (by way of REUTERS)
British boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Oleksandr Usyk (C-R) of Ukraine pose after attending a press convention in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (EPA)
Tetiana, 82, cries together with her daughter as she is evacuated from Vovchansk, Ukraine, final weekend (AP)

Tom Watling17 May 2024 08:35


Kim’s sister denies North Korea has equipped weapons to Russia

The influential sister of North Korean chief Kim Jong-un once more denied Friday that her nation has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled exterior hypothesis on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.”

The US, South Korea and others have steadfastly accused North Korea of supplying artillery, missiles and different typical weapons to Russia for its warfare in Ukraine in return for superior army applied sciences and financial help. Both North Korea and Russia have repeatedly dismissed that.

Foreign specialists imagine North Korea’s latest collection of artillery and short-range missile checks had been meant to look at or promote the weapons it was planning to promote to Russia.

Arpan Rai17 May 2024 07:53


Sevastopol closes faculties after Ukrainian drone barrage

All faculties have been closed within the Crimean port metropolis of Sevastopol and courses cancelled after the area got here beneath a heavy Ukrainian drone assault in a single day.

At least 51 drones had been intercepted in a single day in Crimea, Russia’s defence ministry claimed.

Local governor Mikhail Razvozhaev took to Telegram and confirmed the shutdown.

“In view of the situation, I made a decision to cancel classes in all schools, institutions of secondary vocational education and kindergartens,” he mentioned, including that the area will see remoted blackouts.

In a significant in a single day aerial raid, Ukraine’s army hit an electrical energy substation within the area, inflicting rolling blackouts all through the town housing Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet.

Ukraine doesn’t sometimes touch upon assaults on Russia and Russia-occupied Crimea but it surely says attacking power and army infrastructure there aids Kyiv by weakening Russian capabilities.

Arpan Rai17 May 2024 07:15


People with disabilities face among the most brutal circumstances throughout warfare. We want pressing change

People with disabilities face among the most brutal circumstances throughout warfare. We want pressing change

But it is usually a indisputable fact that these dangerous results will not be uniformly felt. Instead, research present that minority teams are extra considerably impacted by the harmful results as a result of warfare amplifies inequalities and vulnerabilities that exist already in society.

Read the complete evaluation from William Pons right here:

Holly Evans17 May 2024 07:00