The Ukraine doubles it’s efforts to replace it’s combat soliders losses…..
The drone war continues….
Those F-16’s Zelensky wants, but Biden is NO hurry to deliver are NOT likely to be arriving in the Ukraine for usage for a year……..
Ukraine troops ARE moving to encircle and take back what’s left of Bakhmut from the Russians…..
The Zelensky government, mindful of future economic aid, IS going after the countries corruption way of doing things….
President Biden is asking Congress for $20.6 Billion more in aid for the Ukraine….
That while the Mayor of City of New York is asking for $12 Billion for houseing migrants….
Biden’s ability to keep sending money to the Ukraine is likely to be severely limited starting next year due to American political realities….
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine ordered the dismissal of all the directors of regional military recruitment centers, saying that the system “should be run by people who know exactly what war is.”
Here’s what we’re covering:
The move comes amid a broader crackdown on corruption in military recruitment.
The order to dismiss military enlistment officers has put a spotlight on draft evasion.
Ukraine says debris from a downed missile fell on the grounds of a Kyiv hospital.
A grim task: Identifying dead Ukrainian soldiers and sending them home.
How the Black Sea became a hot spot in the war……
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Kyiv’s mayor said first responders rushed to the children’s hospital after missile fragments fell on its grounds on Friday. Vitali Klitschko also reported sounds of explosions and urged residents to stay in shelters. The Kyiv military administration then lifted air raid warnings.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said Friday’s drone crashed in a forest in the Moscow region after being intercepted by electronic warfare systems. It said the drone was targeting a facility in Moscow and did not provide further details. Moscow’s mayor said the drone had attempted to fly over the city; he reported no injuries or serious damage. A day earlier, Russian authorities said they thwarted two drones near the capital and 11 others over the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed illegally in 2014.
A spokesman for Ukraine’s military intelligence said security was “increasingly distant” for Moscow residents. “Given the dynamics of recent months, … it would be logical to assume an increase in daily attacks,” Andriy Yusov said in an interview with the Kyiv Postpublished Friday. The Kremlin has blamed mounting drone attacks in Moscow on Ukraine. While Kyiv has not officially claimed responsibility, Ukrainian officials are increasingly asserting that they see targets in Russia as part of the war.
A top United Nations official in Ukraine was “appalled” by a Russian strike on a hotel in Zaporizhzhia. Thursday’s attack, the second in Zaporizhzhia in about 24 hours, killed one person and injured at least 19 others, including four children, officials in the southeastern region said. The strike pounded a hotel used by U.N. personnel and other aid workers in Ukraine, said Denise Brown, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine.
The co-founder of Russian technology giant Yandex called the war in Ukraine “barbaric,” in a rare display of dissent among the Russian elite. Arkady Volozh, who has lived in Tel Aviv since 2014, told the Bell news outlet that he had friends and family in Ukraine and was “horrified by the fact that every day bombs fly into the homes of Ukrainians.” Volozh resigned from the company last year after being placed under European Union sanctions. He said he felt a “share of responsibility” for Russia’s actions.
The military administration of Ukraine’s Kupiansk ordered an evacuation of civilians from the area in the northeastern Kharkiv region. Authorities have said thousands of civilians would need to leave towns and villages near the combat zone around Kupiansk, where Ukrainian and Russian officials separately reported a raging battle.
Kyiv will probably go another year without F-16 fighter jets,The Washington Post reports. A first group of six Ukrainian pilots is not expected to finish training on the U.S.-made aircraft before next summer, after delays in an instruction program, according to Ukrainian officials. Although the Ukrainian pilots are fluent in English, they must first undertake English lessons in Britain to learn terminology associated with the jets before combat training, officials said.
Ukrainian forces have recaptured the heights over Bakhmut as they fight to encircle Russian troops in the eastern city, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar told the Guardian. Maliar cited progress in outflanking enemy forces after months of deadly battle. The Washington Post could not immediately verify the claims.
Zelensky continues to face homegrown challenges involving corrupt officials, months after a widespread anti-corruption shake-upled to high-level dismissals, including Zelensky’s deputy chief of staff and deputy defense minister. In May, Gennadiy Trukhanov, the mayor of major port city Odessa, was detained for suspected corruption and had been under investigation over embezzlement allegations since 2017.
About 1,000 Ukrainian marines are returning home after six months of training in Britain, the British Defense Ministry saidFriday. The marines received training that included conducting beach raids using inflatable boats. Ukrainian units have had to cross waterways, including the Dnieper River, when attacking Russian positions.
Britain will host an energy conference around the second anniversary of the Ukraine war in February, focusing partly on energy security, the government said. It said Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps will invite senior government ministers and industry leaders to the conference in London, which follows European efforts to reduce dependence on Russian energy.