February 22, 2024


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‘Nothing left’, says Ukraine’s Zelensky as he confirms lack of Bakhmut to Russia

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s response on Sunday appeared to substantiate the information of the warring nation having misplaced the town of Bakhmut to Russia when he was requested if the area nonetheless is in Kyiv’s management.

“I believe no,” mentioned Zelensky, whereas answering in regards to the present standing of Bakhmut as he sat alongside US President Joe Biden throughout a gathering which was being held on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. 

The problem he confronted in talking in regards to the misplaced territory was mirrored in his prolonged, emotional reply.

“It’s a must to perceive that there’s nothing on this place… simply ruins and loads of useless Russians. They destroyed every thing,” he added.

“However they got here to us,” he mentioned, whereas talking in regards to the Russians. Zelensky said that Ukraie’s troopers did “robust work” and “we respect their nice job”.

“For at present, Bakhmut is simply in our hearts. It’s a tragedy,” he added.

On Saturday, Russia had claimed that it has totally captured the war-torn jap Ukrainian metropolis. The autumn of the town will mark the tip of the bloodiest and longest battle within the 15-month -old conflict until now.

The Wagner Group of mercenaries led the assault on the largely levelled Ukrainian metropolis. Earlier, Wagner Group’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin mentioned that the Ukrainians have been lastly pushed out of the final built-up space inside the town.

The Russian ministry issued an announcement on Telegram nearly eight hours after Prigozhin’s claims. Nevertheless, Kyiv denied the declare made by Prigozhin and said that the battle for Bakhmut remains to be happening.

Referring to the town by its Soviet-era identify, the Russian ministry said, “Within the Artyomovsk tactical route, the assault groups of the Wagner personal navy firm with the assist of artillery and aviation of the southern battlegroup have accomplished the liberation of the town of Artyomovsk.”

The state information companies of Russia had cited Kremlin’s press service as stating President Vladimir Putin “congratulates the Wagner assault detachments, in addition to all servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces items, who supplied them with the required assist and flank safety, on the completion of the operation to liberate Artyomovsk.”

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Biden unveils new arms, ammunition package deal for Kyiv

United States President Joe Biden on Sunday unveiled a brand new weapons package deal for Kyiv as he held talks with Zelensky in Hiroshima, which is prone to turn into a part of a large-scale counteroffensive which shall be quickly launched to push Russians again from the occupied territories.

Biden said that the package deal would come with “ammunition, artillery, armoured automobiles”. The announcement comes days after the nation permitted allies to switch superior F-16 jets to Ukraine.

“The USA continues to assist Ukraine reply, get well and rebuild. We’re additionally supporting peace,” Biden said.

(With inputs from companies)

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