Putin withdraws from urban warfare to “limit significant losses”

Russia has withdrawn from urban warfare because it is “already trying to curb significant losses,” according to British intelligence.

The British Ministry of Defense said the Russian army “is hesitant to engage in large-scale urban infantry operations” and is increasingly dependent on indiscriminate airstrikes and artillery.

The latest intelligence briefing states:

That is because Russia has shown that one month after its invasion, it may dial back a war aimed at focusing on the eastern Donbus region. He lost his seventh general in battle and faced a counterattack in Kherson, the only major city in control.

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09:58 AM

Putin withdraws from urban warfare

The British Ministry of Defense said the Russian army “is hesitant to engage in large-scale urban infantry operations” and is increasingly dependent on indiscriminate airstrikes and artillery.

This is the latest intelligence briefing.

09:45 AM

New: Russian troops “occupy the town of Chernobyl workers”

Governor Oleksandr Pavryuk of the Kyiv region said on Saturday that Russian troops are controlling the town of Slavutych, where workers at the abolished Chernobyl nuclear power plant live.

In an online statement, Pavlyuk said Russian troops had occupied a hospital in Slavutych and kidnapped the mayor. Reuters was unable to validate the report on its own.

On Friday, Ukraine said its troops had repelled the first attack by Russian troops approaching the town.

The UN nuclear observer also said there were “concerns” about the bombardment in the area, staff were still maintained, and the factory, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, could not cope with normal shift patterns.

09:31 AM

Defense Minister Kremlin saw speaking after a long public silence

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke publicly on Saturday for the first time in more than two weeks, chairing the military conference and discussing the supply of weapons.

Shoigu said in a video uploaded by the ministry on social media that he had talked with the Treasury on issues related to military budgets and defense orders.

“We will continue to deliver weapons and equipment by credit earlier than planned. Our priority is to maintain long-range precision weapons, aircraft equipment, and strategic nuclear weapons ready for engagement,” Shoigu said.

The meeting was attended by many top Russian military officials, including Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, who had not been seen in public recently.

Shoigu appeared in a video clip of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and the Security Council on Thursday, but did not make a statement. Prior to that, he hadn’t been seen in public since March 11.

09:03 AM

Britain provides 25 trucks of food to the enclosed Ukrainian city

Britain will supply £ 2 million of important food to a Ukrainian city surrounded by Russian troops, said Foreign Minister Liz Truss.

At the request of the Ukrainian government, about 25 trucks of dried food, canned food and water will be transported by road and rail.

Warehouses in Poland and Slovakia are ready to supply supplies early next week, rapidly closing the opportunity to supply civilians trapped in besieged cities such as Mariupol and Chernihiv.

Currently, it is estimated that more than 12 million people across Ukraine need humanitarian assistance, and actual figures may be much higher.

“We are standing firmly with our Ukrainian friends,” said Mr. Truss.

Members of the Ukrainian army inspect destroyed Russian military vehicles.Russia's attack on Ukraine continues near the town of Trostyanets in the Sumy region-Ukrainian Army / Distribution

Members of the Ukrainian Army inspect destroyed Russian military vehicles as Russian attacks on Ukraine continue near the town of Trostianets in the Sumy region-Ukrainian Army / Handouts

08:51 AM

Russia is spurring a nuclear arms race, Zelensky says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the Doha Forum on Saturday that “bragging” of Russia’s nuclear weapons has fueled a dangerous arms race.

“They are proud to be able to destroy not just a particular country, but the entire planet with nuclear weapons,” Zelensky said in a video message to a forum for political and business leaders.

08:35 AM

Russia shows less ambitious goals in the Ukrainian war

Russia wages a war aimed at focusing on eastern Ukraine after failing to break national resistance in a month, including up to 300 people who could have been killed in theater bombings Suggested that there is a possibility of dialing back.

According to the White House, a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Polish Ukrainian refugees is planned, and he may address the “brutal war” after meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. ..

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the February invasion to destroy Ukrainian troops, defeat pro-Western President Volodymyr Zelensky, and bring Russia under control.

However, senior general Sergey Rudskoy proposed to significantly reduce the “main goal” of controlling the eastern region of Donbus, which is already partially owned by Russian agents.

His astonishing statement came when Western officials reported that the seventh Russian general, Lieutenant Jakov Lezanstev, had died in Ukraine and the colonel had been “intentionally” killed by a depressed subordinate. rice field.

Moscow troops are facing a counterattack in Kherson, the only major Ukrainian city under Russian control.

08:23 AM

Zelensky calls on energy producers to increase production

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on energy-producing countries to increase production on Saturday so that Russia could not use its oil and gas wealth to “threate” other countries.

Zelensky addressed the Doha Forum International Conference via a video link, stating that countries such as Qatar can contribute to the stabilization of Europe.

“They can do a lot to restore justice. The future of Europe depends on your efforts. No one in Russia can use energy as a weapon to intimidate the world. Please increase your energy production so that you can understand that, “he says. He said in a translated comment.

The month-long invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Europe’s top gas supplier, has heightened concerns about energy supply disruptions and increased oversight of European Union countries’ dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Mr Zelensky also said Ukraine is one of the largest grain producers in the world and no country is insured against the shock of food supply disruptions. “Russian troops have covered Ukrainian fields for miles. They are exploding farming equipment,” he said.

06:45 AM

Biden calls for a “free world” to oppose Putin in a Polish speech

According to the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden said in a speech in Poland on Saturday about the need for a “free world” to oppose Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and stop Vladimir Putin among major economies. Claim to be united.

After a three-day emergency meeting with the G7, the European Council, NATO’s allies, and a visit with the US military in Poland, Biden will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Biden, who took office last year after a fiercely contested election, vowed to restore domestic democracy and unite foreign democracy to confront dictators, including the Russian president and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. rice field.

Putin’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, which Russia calls a “special operation,” threatened to test its promise and launch a new Cold War thirty years after the Soviet Union was dismantled.

06:09 AM

Six more countries “should be denazified”

A deputy member of the Moscow City Duma has proposed that six countries, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, should be “blamed”, reports Nefta, a regional media organization.

06:04 AM

Russia conducts military exercises on islands in conflict with Japan

On Saturday, a few days after Moscow stopped peace talks with Japan due to sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Japanese media said Russia was training on the islands claimed by Tokyo.

Russia’s Eastern Military District said it is conducting military exercises on the Kuril Islands, which has more than 3,000 troops and hundreds of military equipment, Russia’s Interfax news agency said Friday.

It is not clear where in the chain of islands the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia and the northernmost island of Hokkaido in Japan was trained. Japanese media said they were in a territory seized by the Soviet Union alleged by Tokyo at the end of World War II.

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office were unable to contact outside business hours to comment on the exercise.

04:20 AM

Photo: Fires and smoke rise from a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkov on Friday

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On Friday, March 25, 2022, fire and smoke emanate from a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (AP Photo / Felipedana)-AP / Felipedana

03:33 AM

U.S. think tanks say Russia is wrong in claiming that it has achieved its key goals

Russia has erroneously claimed to have exhausted Ukrainian troops and allowed them to focus on the main purpose of occupying Donetsk and Luhansk, a US think tank said.

Sergey Rudskoy, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Army General Staff, said Friday that the Russian army had completed “a major mission in the first phase of the operation” in an assessment of the war effort so far.

The Institute for the Study of War said the allegations were inaccurate and likely aimed at gaining public support in the country.

“Rudskoi’s comments are primarily aimed at the Russian audience and do not accurately or completely capture the purpose and planned operations of the current Russian war.

“From the beginning, Russia’s justification for the invasion of Ukraine was a fictitious threat that Moscow claimed to have brought to the people of the Russian-occupied Donbus by the Ukrainian army. Kremlin explained the invasion of the people and warned with Putin. This justification for the war has been repeated frequently as part of efforts to build or maintain public support for Ukraine. “

03:12 AM

Britain sanctions 65 individuals and groups in the war in Ukraine-latest information from the UK Ministry of Defense

02:47 AM

“Kherson is under full control of Russia,” CNN reports.

The city of Kherson is under full control of Russia, and four residents of the city told CNN.

The allegations are in contrast to previous media reports citing the Pentagon that Ukrainian troops have regained control of parts of the city.

“today [I] A resident told CNN on Friday evening that he saw a gun in the market looking for and buying vegetables.

CNN claims that Ukrainian troops have begun to cultivate the city based on information from two U.S. defense officials claiming that image and media reports showed the Ukrainian flag hanging from the city hall. Said that.

02:38 AM

Ukraine builds temporary housing for refugees

Ukraine will build temporary housing for refugees, Kyiv Independent reports.

“As soon as we achieve peace, we will begin a major reconstruction of our country, but now people need a temporary home,” the newspaper President Volodymyr Zelensky said. Quoted as said.

02:34 AM

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