The latest update on the Russian-Ukrainian war – The Washington Post

Moscow has moved towards a “long-term defensive posture” on the front lines in Ukraine over the past six weeks, according to the British Ministry of Defense Friday said In her daily intelligence update, she added that this was likely a sign that Russian forces in Ukraine are “currently only capable of defensive operations.”

Ukraine said Russia had launched several Iranian-made Shahid drones in recent days. President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed that the Air Force would “cut off the wings of all metallic monsters” as he delivered a nightly speech standing next to what appeared to be a downed drone. Russian forces in Ukraine have used drones, which Iran has repeatedly denied supplying Moscow, most recently in a wave of attacks against Energy facilities in Ukraine.

Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.

4. From our correspondents

The displaced Ukrainians arrived in Zaporozhye, often after difficult and dangerous flights to safety. Many remain for long periods of time, waiting for permission to return home. “Zaporizhzhya says we can’t go because they fear for our lives,” one refugee told The Post reporters. “But I will sign anything, I will waive any risk; just let me come back.”

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