The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing for 441 days. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russian forces had carried out almost 30 attacks in the past 24 hours in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The Russian Army continued its offensive operations in Bagmut without success, he added. Here are the highlights from the past few hours.
> The 3rd Independent Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has announced that the Russian 72nd Independent Mechanized Brigade has escaped from Pakmut in eastern Ukraine. In two days southwest of the city, stormtroopers from the 3rd brigade of the Azov tactical group eliminated 64 enemy and seriously wounded 87.
> The passage of military equipment on Red Square during this year’s Victory Parade lasted less than ten minutes, independent Telegram channel “Mozhem Objasnit” commented on Victory Day celebrations in Moscow. He wrote that the parade was “the smallest in history because everything went to the front.”
> The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russian forces had carried out almost 30 attacks in the past 24 hours in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The Russian Army continued its offensive operations in Bagmut without success, he added.
> Agence France-Presse journalist Armand Soldin was killed in a rocket attack in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon. The shelling took place around 4:30 pm local time near Sasiv Yar village near Pakmut.
> During a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he expects the EU to decide on further sanctions against Russia. Zelensky also said Kiev expects Brussels to lift restrictions on Ukrainian food exports.
> Prime Minister Mark Rutte said during a press conference in Brazil that the Netherlands is in serious talks with Denmark, Great Britain and the United States regarding the transfer of F-16s to Ukraine. The head of the Dutch government has been on an official visit to Brazil since Monday.
> Deputies in the National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the European Union to add the Russian Wagner mercenary group to its list of terrorist organizations.
> A new defense system to neutralize Russian drones in Ukraine is being manufactured at a factory near Rome, ANSA reported. According to the Italian agency, the Oerlikon Skynex security system could be in use in the coming months. The components of the new system are manufactured in the Italian subsidiary of the German company Rheinmetall, and the first design was developed in Switzerland.
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