Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 340 of the invasion | World news
This was stated by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the eve of the EU-Ukraine summit next week. Ukraine received unconditional support from the bloc and needed to resist Russian attacks in order to protect European values. “We stand on the side of Ukraine without any “ifs” and “buts”. Ukraine is fighting for our common values, it is fighting for respect for international law and for the principles of democracy, so Ukraine must win this war.”
Three people were killed in a Russian strike on Saturday in a residential area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Konstantinovka, the regional governor said. Fourteen other people were injured in the attack, which also damaged four apartment buildings and a hotel. According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russia fired at Konstantinovka from multiple launch rocket systems.
Russia accuses Ukrainian military of deliberately attacking a hospital in the Russian-held region of eastern Ukraine on Saturday. The impact killed 14 people and injured 24 patients and medical personnel. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the strike was carried out on a hospital in the Russian-held settlement of Novoaydar and was carried out using a US-supplied Himars rocket launcher system. According to AP, these claims could not be independently verified.
Kyiv and its Western allies are conducting “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping Ukraine with long-range missiles and combat aircraftThis was announced by the senior assistant to the President of Ukraine, reports AP. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said Ukraine’s supporters in the West “understand how the war is developing” and the need to supply aircraft capable of covering the armored fighting vehicles promised by the US and Germany.
Ukraine said Friday it would take its pilots about six months to prepare for combat in Western fighter jets. such as the US F-16s as Kyiv steps up its campaign to secure fourth-generation combat aircraft. Ukraine received a huge boost this week when Germany and the US announced plans to provide heavy tanks to Kyiv, which now hopes the West will also provide long-range missiles and fighter jets.
North Korea condemned US pledge to provide battle tanks on Saturday, stating that Washington has “further crossed the red line” to achieve hegemony through proxy warfare, Reuters quoted KCNA state media reports. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, made the remarks in a statement, saying that North Korea will “stand in the same trench” with Russia against the United States.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet with Lynn Tracy. new US ambassador to Moscow early next week, RIA reported.
Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday redoubled his efforts to prevent Russian athletes from participating in the 2024 Olympics., saying that they will try to justify a war against Ukraine if they are allowed to compete. Zelenskiy said on Friday that Ukraine would launch an international campaign to keep Russia out of the Paris Summer Games. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that any attempt to oust Moscow from international sports over a so-called special military operation in Ukraine is “doomed to fail.”