Zelenskyy suspends 28 more officials
After weeks of Russian victory, the Ukrainian army has succeeded in stabilizing their positions on battlefields across the war-torn country, the commander of the armed forces said.
General Valerii Zaluzhnyi said in a Telegram Posts which he told US General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “an important factor contributing to the maintenance of our defensive lines and positions” was the emergence of the Name System. United States High Mobility Artillery fire. Zaluzhnyi said HIMARS is being used for targeted attacks on Russian control points, ammunition and fuel depots.
Zaluzhnyi said that the nearly five-month war was completely under control.
In his nightly address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it was becoming increasingly difficult for the Russian military to hold positions in the occupied territory.
“Step by step, we moved forward, disrupting the supply to the occupiers, identifying and disabling collaborators,” says Zelenskyy.
► The Russian invasion has left at least 353 children dead and 676 others injured, the Ukrainian government reported.
► Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin shared some “great news” and promised details would be announced soon.
► The Governor of Donetsk state Pavlo Kyrylenko said four Russian air strikes had blown the city of Kramatorsk and he urged more than 150,000 residents to evacuate.
► Ukrainian high jumper Andriy Protsenko won a bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships on Monday in Eugene, Ore.
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Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska addresses the National Assembly
Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska will address Parliament on Wednesday as she pushes her husband’s campaign for more military support from the West. Zelenska met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Blinken underscored the United States’ commitment to support Ukraine and reiterated the United States’ determination to help the Ukrainian people recover and rebuild from the devastation.
“The Minister strongly condemns Russia’s brutal attacks that continue to injure and kill innocent civilians and destroy homes, hospitals, schools and other civilian infrastructure.” Price said.
Zelenskyy suspends dozens of other officials pending treason investigation
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy extended the shakeup of his security services by suspending an additional 28 officials. Earlier this week, Zelenskyy suspended the prosecutor general and his security agency chief, saying their agencies contained too many “collaborators and traitors”.
“Different levels, different directions,” Zelenskyy said of the latest suspensions. “But the facilities are similar – the work performance is unsatisfactory.”