The war in Ukraine continues. Wednesday marks the 595th day of the Russian invasion. Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States will lead a new international alliance to help Ukraine build a future air force based on F-16 fighter jets, the Danish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. Follow Virtualna Polska’s live coverage.
The Office of the President of Ukraine sent a request to Israel seeking approval for Volodymyr Zelensky’s official visit. – Ukrainian Truth website reports.
The North Atlantic Alliance will increase its support to help Ukraine survive another difficult winter – said the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday at the end of the first day of the NATO defense ministers’ meeting. He added that the assistance would include the provision of clothing, fuel and medical equipment.
– Belgium and Denmark confirmed plans to supply Ukraine with F-16s. Canada will donate millions of dollars worth of winter clothing and equipment. Germany announced a one-billion-euro package focused on the Patriot and IRIS-T air defense systems. The UK will also spend more than €100 million on air defense systems and demining equipment. Stoltenberg indicated that the United States would provide $200 million worth of anti-aircraft weapons, artillery and rocket munitions.
Ukrainian troops were ready for a Russian attack on Avdiivka – Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriy Kovalev assured on Wednesday. In the last 24 hours, the Ukrainian army repelled 18 Russian attacks in this direction in the Donbass.
– Russian aggressors launched their offensive in the Avdiivka region yesterday … Don’t panic, this situation is not a surprise for the armed forces of Ukraine. Our units and our commanders are ready for this,” said the spokesman, quoted by the Ukrainian editorial office of Radio Svoboda.
On Wednesday, Vitaly Barabash, head of the Avtivka authorities, stressed that the situation in the city was difficult due to massive attacks by Russian troops.
Ukraine will need a budget of $42 billion this year and next, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmihal said on Wednesday during a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Marrakesh.
The Prime Minister announced that Ukraine’s budget deficit this year will be approximately 20%. GDP, 21 percent next year. – Reuters writes.
Shmihal noted that Ukraine relies on the support of its allies. – This will allow the government to fulfill its basic social obligations: pensions, salaries for doctors and teachers, assistance to those whose homes were destroyed by Russia – he stressed.
The Russians fired several groups of kamikaze drones into southern Ukraine from a training ground in Crimea. – Ukrainian Air Force said.
After the meeting in Ramstein, President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the countries that provided military aid to Ukraine. A flag is not clear…
Volodymyr Zelensky posted a message to Ukrainians on his social media.
The Russians have modernized their Lancet kamikaze drones. This information was confirmed by the spokeswoman of the Ukrainian Southern Command Natalia Kumenzhuk. Lancers will now hit targets 60-70 km away. Before about 40 km.
The moment a spear-mounted missile struck a Russian armored personnel carrier in the Avdiivka area.
Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States will lead a new international alliance to help Ukraine build a future air force based on F-16 fighter jets, the Danish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The new alliance intends to build infrastructure around the F-16, including maintenance facilities to support the aircraft’s operations. – Reuters reported citing a statement from Denmark’s Ministry of National Defense.
Denmark and the Netherlands are the first two countries to pledge to donate F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.
Belgium also decided to supply its F-16s to Ukraine. – From 2025, Belgium can transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. They will be at your disposal, Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croux told a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
An anti-aircraft alert was declared in Sevastopol, illegally annexed by the Russians.
“According to multiple Ukrainian sources, Russia yesterday launched a large-scale offensive on both sides of the Avdiivka front using armor, artillery and aircraft,” writes US analyst Rob Lee from the Institute for Foreign Policy Research.
Russians attack towards Łymań and Kupiańska. The Russians are using armored divisions backed by powerful artillery to break through Ukrainian positions. A shared video shows the aftermath of these failed attacks. Putin’s troops have lost up to 15 tanks in this direction in recent days.
The US can deploy its forces and resources to deal with crises in multiple locations simultaneously. That’s why we stand firmly on Israel’s side while supporting Ukraine – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made the pledge at a press conference at NATO headquarters on Wednesday.
A third victim of Russian shelling has been rescued from the rubble of a school in Nikopol.
Fragments of Russian drones that fell on Romanian territory near the border with Ukraine in September were fragments of drones shot down by Ukrainian air defenses. They didn’t target Romania – Romanian Defense Minister Angel Dilvar told Parliament on Wednesday.
As the minister explained, expert opinion shows that pieces of drones accidentally fell on Romanian territory in the Danube Delta when the machines were shot down by Ukraine’s air defense. The fragments found contained no explosives.
On Tuesday, the Russians launched an offensive on Avdiivka (Donetsk Oblast). Vitaly Parabsh, head of the local military administration, told Espreso TV that heavy fighting was still taking place there. In the process, he described, Ukrainian soldiers have already destroyed more than 60 pieces of Russian military equipment.. – This has never happened in this region (Frotnu – ed.) – he added.
– The situation is very tense. In fact, yesterday (the Russians – ed.) launched an all-out offensive. At approximately 3 am they began a massive shelling of positions around the city. From the north and from the south, he said. He estimated that the Russians sent about 2,000 troops to attack the city. Players.
Recorded from near Avidivka in the Donetsk region where fighting is currently taking place. A Russian tank hits a mine.
Russians opened fire at a school in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region. As a result, two people died and the building was damaged – Ukrinform Company reported.
Ukrainians destroy an abandoned Russian tank. The drone dropped a payload into the vehicle – a loud explosion ensued.
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