Ukraine President cleans his own house, replacing those in his government that he feels could be sympathetic Russia and those NOT working hard enough against….
Russian troops seem ready to start new offence’s in the the East and South of the Ukraine….
The Ukraine forces want more Western weapons….
As of Sunday, Ukraine had registered 651 criminal proceedings against employees across several high-level offices for allegedly collaborating with Russians or working against the nation’s goals, Zelensky said in his nightly address shortly after announcing the dismissals.
“Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the state and the connections detected between the employees of the security forces of Ukraine and the special services of Russia pose very serious questions to the relevant leadership,” Zelensky said.
He added that any employees working against Ukraine would be held accountable, and that he had already replaced the security heads of the Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
During his remarks, Zelensky said agencies cannot have full functionality without an “effective leader.” He did not disclose in his address whether Bakanov or Venediktova were being investigated for alleged treason or other crimes.
As Ukrainian officials investigate what Zelensky called “specific actions and any inaction,” the nation is on heightened alert for airstrikes from its invader. Russian forces have stepped up their attacks beyond the front lines. The Pentagon estimates that up to 150 Ukrainians have been killed in Russian attacks on civilian areas in the past two weeks….
War in Ukraine: What you need to know
The latest: Russia’s recent operational pause, which analysts identified in recent weeks as an effort to regroup troops before doubling down on Ukraine’s south and east, appears to be ending. Russia appears set to resume ground offensives, with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu telling troops on Saturday to intensify attacks “in all operational sectors” of Ukraine.
The fight: A slowly regenerating Russian army is making incremental gains in eastern Ukraine against valiant but underequipped Ukrainian forces. The United States and its allies are racing to deliver the enormous quantities of weaponry the Ukrainians urgently need if they are to hold the Russians at bay.
The weapons: Ukraine is making use of weapons such as Javelin antitank missilesand Switchblade “kamikaze” drones, provided by the United States and other allies. Russia has used an array of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn the attention and concern of analysts.
Photos: Post photographers have been on the ground from the very beginning of the war — here’s some of their most powerful work….
Here’s what you need to know:
Russia hits Mykolaiv with another ‘massive’ attack, officials say.
‘It’s tense’: Under constant fire, Ukrainian soldiers dismiss any suggestion that they cede land.
Family members mourn a 4-year-old girl killed in a Russian missile attack.
A series of deadly strikes on civilian targets across Ukraine leaves officials urging people to heed air raid sirens.
A young woman’s wartime task: persuading people to leave their homes.
Biden’s goal in the Mideast: Countering China and Russia.
Ukraine says it controls two villages in Luhansk, denying Russia total control of the region….