Ahead of the Ukrainian counterattack, a military point …
Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, has suffered another night of Russian bombings, the 14th since the beginning of May. According to Ukrainian military officials, a large-scale strike launched by Moscow with 54 explosive drones destroyed 52. A provisional report shows 2 deaths.
In recent days, Ukraine has stepped up its attacks on Russian soil. Unprecedented land incursion by Russian rebels in the Belgorod region of northeastern Ukraine. Also bombing Russian cities 300 km from the front. This led to a call to order from Washington, which did not want to use American equipment for such operations.
The Ukrainian military has been conducting front-to-back attacks on Russian military logistics. So-called “modelling” operations, aimed at preparing a counterattack, were immediately announced. National Defense Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said it would begin in the next few days. But for more than a year, Ukrainian civil servants managed to sweep the cards and keep its operations secret. On the other hand, the objective is clear: to recapture the occupied territories in the east and south of the country. It won’t be a blitzkrieg, US Army chief General Mark Miller warned on Thursday: “It’s going to be hard and it’s going to be bloody,” he said.
Diplomatic tour of Volodymyr Zelensky
So Volodymyr Zelensky continued to invite himself to Jeddah for the summit of the Arab League. Then at the G7 in Hiroshima. France organized or facilitated the tour, which provided an official flight for the Ukrainian president. And it marked the first time Mr. Trump crossed paths with non-aligned leaders from the so-called Global South. allowed Zelensky. Especially Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But it was not Brazilian President Lula who refused to see him.
Lula declined Vladimir Putin’s invitation to visit Russia for the St. Petersburg forum in June. All this against the backdrop of renewed dialogue between China and Ukraine. Chinese Ambassador Li Hui, a former ambassador to Russia, spent two days in Qew before embarking on a tour of Europe.
Is it preparing to end hostilities? Or after the war? Which is not the same.
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