The horror continues in Ukraine. Although several energy infrastructures and civilian buildings have recently been affected by Russian military bombings, Vladimir Putin thought that “ the dynamic was positive “. In an interview broadcast this Sunday on Russian television and recorded from the tarmac of an airport, the Russian president explained to a journalist from the Rossia-1 channel that the taking of the modest town of Soledar meant a new victory for Moscow.” Everything is going according to the plans of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff. I hope that our fighters will still delight us more than once with their military results “, he assured.
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After several military setbacks, including the autumn withdrawal of the Russian army from the Kharkiv and Kherson regions after Ukrainian counteroffensives, Moscow claimed that the capture of Soledar was a crucial step in encircling the city of Bakhmout, in the Donetsk region. It should be noted that, on the part of the Ukrainian authorities, this version is disputed and the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kirilenko, assured this Saturday that the city was still “ under control Ukrainian
Dnipro under the bombs
In the town of Dnipro, located in the southeast of the country, at least 23 people, including a child, died as a result of the bombing of a residential building. Local authorities estimated that 72 people were injured, while another 43 people remain missing. Reacting to these terrible losses, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky implored ” the world to stop this evil » and denounced « russian terror “.
Note that at the end of December, the Ukrainian head of state returned from the United States with the validation of the upcoming delivery of a Patriot air defense system. This anti-aircraft system should allow Ukraine to better protect itself from threats from the sky.
Source : Le JDD