Ukrainian officers say troops are going through “everlasting” assault within the east as heavy shelling continues
A senior European Union official accused Russia on Friday of taking its struggle towards Ukraine to a “completely different stage” by taking intention at civilians and non-military targets, prompting Germany and the US to provide military equipment to Ukraine to ensure that the nation to higher defend themselves.
Talking at a press convention in Tokyo, the secretary normal of the European Union’s European Exterior Motion Service, Stefano Sannino, mentioned Russia had “moved from an idea of particular operation to an idea now of a struggle towards NATO and the West.”
“I believe that this newest growth by way of armed provide is simply an evolution of the state of affairs and of the best way Russia began transferring the struggle into a special stage,” Sannino, mentioned, including that Putin was launching “indiscriminate assaults towards civilians and towards cities.”
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Annexed Ukrainian areas to be placed on Moscow time: The occupied elements of 4 Ukrainian areas — the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia areas — which Russia declared it had annexed in September will be ordered to use Moscow time, in response to a publish on Russia’s Ministry of Trade and Commerce’s Telegram channel.
Kremlin says Washington “demonizing” Russian personal mercenary Wagner group: The Kremlin mentioned Friday that Washington has been “demonizing” the Russian personal mercenary group Wagner Group for years, following the US Treasury’s determination to designate the group as a major transnational felony group. The Treasury Division on Thursday designated the group, which is closely concerned within the struggle in Ukraine, as a major transnational felony group, and imposed a slew of sanctions on a transnational community that helps it.
“Substantial injury” to Ukraine’s energy grid after missile assault: Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s state-run vitality operator, has mentioned Thursday’s Russian missile strikes resulted in “substantial damage” to the power grid. Russia launched 70 missiles at Ukraine on Thursday, 47 of which had been intercepted, the Ukrainian Armed Forces mentioned in its each day operational replace on Fb, and Moscow’s forces additionally carried out 44 airstrikes, together with 18 utilizing Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones.
Djokovic’s father responds to criticism after posing with fan sporting pro-Russia “Z” image: The daddy of tennis star Novak Djokovic has responded to criticism after a video emerged on Wednesday of him on the Australian Open posing with followers holding Russia flags, voicing his assist for Russia. In a press release Friday that stopped short of an apology, Srdjan Djokovic mentioned he was in Melbourne “to assist my son solely,” and “had no intention of inflicting such headlines or disruption.”