Day 391 since the beginning of the war: Russia warns against the use of British uranium ammunition. NATO wants to convene a meeting, even against Hungary’s resistance. All information in the news blog.
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London: Ukrainian advances relieve Bachmut
8.45 a.m.: With their own advances near the embattled city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, British troops have provided relief, according to British accounts. The counter-offensive west of the city is likely to relieve the pressure from Russian attackers on the H-32 road – a key Ukrainian supply route – the British Ministry of Defense wrote on Wednesday, citing intelligence agencies.
“Fighting continues around the city center and Ukraine’s defenses remain vulnerable to an encirclement from the north and south,” the report said. However, there is a realistic possibility that the Russian attack on the virtually destroyed city of once more than 70,000 people will lose momentum. This is also due to the fact that some Russian units have been transferred to other front sections.
Three dead in Russian drone strike in Kiev
8.09 a.m.: According to the local military command, three people were killed in Russian drone attacks in the Kiev region. Seven people were injured in the night attack, the command announced on its Telegram channel. A “civilian object” had been damaged, rescue workers were on site. The Ukrainian military says it shot down 16 out of 21 Iranian-made Shahed drones that Russia fired at Ukraine.
Sevastopol apparently suspends ferry traffic after drone attack
7.46 a.m.: The government in Sevastopol, which is supported by Russia, is apparently suspending ferry services around the port city. Shortly before, the governor of the Crimean city said that a Ukrainian drone attack had been repelled by air defenses. The governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Rasvoschaev, writes on Telegram that three objects have been destroyed. There were no losses or damage to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which is stationed in Sevastopol.
Stoltenberg warns China – the night at a glance
Report on Ukrainian kamikaze vehicles
3.55 a.m.: Footage of Ukrainian troops is said to show how remote-controlled “Kamikaze” vehicles loaded with explosives are used against Russian tanks. Corresponding videos were shared on social networks, reports the British “Daily Mail”. It shows a Ukrainian soldier controlling a small vehicle over the phone, which then explodes next to what appears to be a Russian tank. They are to be used by the 3rd Assault Brigade, formerly the Azov Regiment.
Putin announces reaction to British uranium munitions for Ukraine
2.55 a.m.: Russia has expressed anger at British plans to supply more powerful depleted uranium ammunition to beleaguered Ukraine. “I would like to note that if all of this happens, Russia will be forced to respond accordingly,” Putin said after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Moscow. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also threatened: “Of course Russia has an answer ready.”