June 1, 2023

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Counterattack in Baghmouth, “Nuclear Catastrophe”… Update on the situation in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky continues his tour of Ukraine. The day after moving to the front near Bakhmaut, then Kharkiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the Kherson region, which is partially occupied by Russia. In particular, he went to Posat-Pokhrovske, which suffered significant destruction and remained in the hands of the Russian army until its withdrawal in the fall of 2022. As part of his focus on the region’s rehabilitation, he visited. A power plant damaged during a wave of Russian strikes throughout the winter.

kyiv always wants more missiles and planes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who returned from his trip to the Kherson region, thanked the Europeans gathered in Brussels for their military assistance. However, he warned that delays in the delivery of long-range missiles and fighter jets risk prolonging the war. “We cannot delay the transfer to our soldiers of weapons that can protect Ukrainians from terrorism. First of all, these are long-range weapons.”He said according to a video posted on his Telegram account. “We need more modern planes” than the MiGs already sent to Kyiv. The Ukrainian head of state called for new sanctions against Russia, progress on his country’s accession to the European Union and progress on his peace plan.

Slovakia and Finland hand in hand. The first four Slovak MiG-29 fighter jets have been delivered to Ukraine, announced Slovak Defense Ministry spokeswoman Martina Kakańćikova. Nine other promised devices will also be delivered “in the next few weeks”, he added in a press release. Separately, Helsinki announced the delivery of three Leopard 2 mine-clearing tanks to Ukraine. Tanks equipped with machine guns instead of conventional artillery are designed to neutralize mines and other explosive devices.

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