Larage barrage of rockets fired at tyhe Ukraine….
Some a new weapons system, hypersonic….
Low number of causalities though in the cities stuck….
Bakhmut fighting continues…..
Russia may NOT be able to lauch a Spring militery offence and could be just trying to stop a Ukraine one…..
The Ukraine will start receiving more advance armored vehicles and tanks soon….
The Ukraine does NOT want American A-10 tactical jets, which the Air Force naybe finally getting rid of because they are old and slow….It has come to light that the Ukraine wouldn’t mind getting F-15 and F-18 jets besides F-16’s…..The other two types carry out fighting , bombing and other missions besides what F-16’s do,,,,
No matter what?
The Ukraine Military will probably be on par with ANY European military in 5 years ….
Ending weeks of relative calm in Kyiv and other cities, the missile strikes killed at least six people, knocked out power in several areas and damaged three electrical plants, Ukrainian officials said. Another four civilians died in shelling in the country’s south.
The strikes included six of the new hypersonic missiles known as Kinzhals, or Daggers. That is the most Russia has used in a single wave since the war began a year ago, according to Ukraine’s Air Force. Overall, Russia fired nine types of cruise and ballistic missiles alongside a volley of eight Iranian-made exploding drones.
Of the 81 missiles fired overnight and through the morning, 47 hit targets, Ukraine said. That is a far higher ratio of strikes to missiles fired than Russia has achieved in barrages over recent months. Moscow’s higher success rate was made possible because Russian forces used some of their limited supply of hypersonic Kinzhal missiles and a higher than typical number of ballistic rather than cruise missiles, Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Air Force, said in an interview.
Here are the latest developments:
Five people were killed in their homes when a rocket landed in a residential area in the western region of Lviv, bordering Poland, and one person died in the Dnipropetrovsk region of central Ukraine, local officials said. To the north, in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia, 15 missiles hit infrastructure and a residential building, the head of the region’s military administration said on Telegram. Four people were also killed in Russian shelling in the southern city of Kherson, officials said.
In the capital, Kyiv, two large explosions an hour apart injured at least two residents and sent a plume of black smoke billowing from the city’s center, rattling windows and engulfing cars in flames. At least one hypersonic missile appeared to have struck the capital, an official in Kyiv said.
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear agency issued an impassioned plea after the strikes temporarily cut off the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine from external power lines and forced it to switch to diesel generators. It was the sixth time the plant has had to move to its emergency power supply since the war began, the official, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said. “If we allow this to continue time after time, then one day our luck will run out,” he said, referring to the possibility of a nuclear accident.
Georgia’s governing party, facing mounting pressure from protesters, said on Thursday that it had decided to withdraw proposed legislation on “foreign agents.” Critics said the bill mimicked a Russian law used by the Kremlin to thwart opposition news media outlets and civil society….
Russia’s Defense Ministry said it carried out the “massive retaliation strike” after an attack on Bryansk, a Russian village close to the Ukrainian border last week. Moscow blamed Kyiv for the attack; Ukraine denied involvement. A group of Ukraine-based Russian far-right fighters claimed responsibility for the incursion.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- The Russian strikes killed five people in the region of Lviv and another in the Dnipropetrovsk region, authorities said. The attacks also wounded two people in Dnipropetrovsk and another two in the capital, Kyiv. In total, the attacks targeted 10 of Ukraine’s regions, including Lviv, Zhytomyr, Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad, Zelensky said.
- Russia used Kinzhal hypersonic weapons in the missile attack, Ukraine’s armed forces said and Russia’s defense ministry confirmed. The weapons — which Kyiv is unable to intercept — were first used against Ukraine last March and have been fired several times since then.
- The strikes knocked the electricity out in multiple regions on Thursday and forced the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant once again to run on emergency power. “Each time, we are rolling a dice, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said in a statement Thursday. “And if we allow this to continue time after time, then one day our luck will run out.”
- Fighting for Bakhmut is important because the battle there is depleting the Wagner Group’s mercenary forces, Ukraine’s military commander in the east and its second highest-ranking General, Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrski, said on Telegram Thursday. “Every day of persistent resistance gives us precious time to reduce the enemy’s offensive capabilities,” he said.
- U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said Putin is facing “considerable constraints” and may see prolonging the war as his “best remaining pathway to eventually securing Russia’s strategic interests in Ukraine.” She made the remarks to a panel of senators at an annual hearingon global security threats. She also said that U.S. intelligence officials do not foresee the Russian military recovering enough this year to make major territorial gains….
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