Fri. Jul 12th, 2024
Volodymyr Zelensky visits town Vladimir Putin has attempted to capture for months
Ukraine's President Zelensky visits Ukrainian service members in Bakhmut

President Zelensky awards greets a Ukrainian soldier in the frontline the city of Bakhmut (Picture: Reuters)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has been to meet soldiers in Bakhmut – the front-line the city Vladimir Putin has attempted with out luck to seize for months.

The invaded country’s leader told troops: ‘Ukraine is proud of you. i am proud of you. thank you for the courage, resilience and energy proven in repelling enemy attacks.’

The Kremlin has poured massive instruments into taking Bakhmut, which is lower than a third of the dimensions of Milton Keynes with a pre-struggle population of SEVENTY THREE,000.

Controlling town could allow Russia to arrange supply traces for attacks at the two most vital Donbas towns nonetheless underneath Ukrainian regulate, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

It has been lowered to ruins by means of missile strikes but Ukraine’s army has held rapid. And Mr Zelensky stated mercenaries in Moscow’s notorious Wagner Team have didn’t turn the tide there after the regular Russian military suffered large losses.

Zelensky took time out to meet troops

Zelensky took time out to meet troops and provide awards to Ukrainian military team of workers (Image: EPA)

‘Considering The Fact That Might, the occupiers were looking to holiday our Bakhmut, but time is going through and Bakhmut is breaking not only the Russian military, but additionally the Russian mercenaries who come to interchange the wasted army of the occupiers,’ the president stated.

Russia has attacked 19 towns and villages in 24 hours within the Donetsk area Bakhmut is a component of, Kyiv says. And the continuing bombardment of Luhansk has left the province on the verge of catastrophe, governor Serhiy Haidai said. Many there reside in basements without heating, meals or drugs and are pressured to burn furniture to keep warm.

the uk will ship 15,000 chilly climate kits and 900 generators to help troops deal with winter, defence secretary Ben Wallace stated.

The poisonous twins

President Putin Meets His Belarusian Counterpart in Minsk, Belarus - 19 Dec 2022

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko (proper) and Russian president Vladimir Putin (Image: Shutterstock)

Vladimir Putin’s shut ally Alexander Lukashenko has mentioned he and the Russian leader are the ‘most toxic other people in this planet’.

The Belarusian president made the remark – possibly meant as a mocking jibe at their critics within the West – as he welcomed his Kremlin counterpart to Minsk.

He has so far resisted becoming a member of in the invasion of Ukraine however he said at their summit: ‘you know, the 2 people are co-aggressors, the most destructive and toxic people in this planet. now we have just one dispute – who’s extra toxic?

‘We determined we each are. And if any person lately thinks of forcing us aside, they will no longer.’

Putin, who seemed to believe the previous farmer, has informed his intelligence chiefs to ‘derail actions by overseas secret agent agencies and track down traitors’.

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