At least 10 Ukrainian civilians killed, 20 injured in new barrage of Russian artillery fire in one day, said the Ukrainian presidential office. Local officials said towns and villages in the east and south, within reach of Russian artillery, were the most affected. Six people died in the Donetsk region, two in Kherson and two in the Kharkiv region, officials said.
The day before, Russia launched missiles and self-propelled drones, Attack deep into Ukrainian territory, killing at least 11.
Ukrainian forces trapped in ‘fierce’ fighting with Russian forces On Friday for control of the town of Vugledar, southwest of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Agence France-Presse reported that both sides claimed success in a small administrative center some distance from the strategic point in the village of Pavlivka. “Vgledal may soon become a new and very important success for us,” said Moscow-appointed leader of the Donetsk region, Denis Pushlin, according to the Russian press. . But Kyiv said the town was still in dispute.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy describes the front-line situation as “extremely serious”., especially in the eastern Donetsk region, where Russia has stepped up its offensive. The Ukrainian president reported on major fighting in the northeast of Vkhreda and Bakhmut. Local Ukrainian officials reported heavy shelling in the north, northeast and east.
Ukrainian forces claim to have killed 109 Russian soldiers and wounded another 188 in a single day during the fighting around Vuhledar. Serhii Cherevatyi, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Army’s Eastern Operations Command, said the death toll was recorded on Thursday, adding: The enemy is certainly trying to achieve intermediate success there, but thanks to the efforts of the defenders they are not. “
Poland to send 60 additional tanks to Ukraine Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told CTV News that in addition to the 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks, it has already committed.
A total of 321 heavy tanks have been pledged to Ukraine from several countries, said the French ambassador to Ukraine on friday. Vadym Omelchenko told French television station BFM, “We need this assistance as soon as possible because delivery conditions vary from case to case,” but did not specify the number of tanks per country.
Belgium announced an additional €93.6m ($104.7m/£84.5m) military aid package. In the case of Ukraine, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Cruz said it was the largest Belgium has ever given to any other country, including previous spending.
Ukraine says it is setting up a drone strike firm Reuters is pushing the idea of building an “army of drones”, so within the military that will be equipped with Starlink satellite communications. The General Staff said it had approved the creation of the unit in the project.
Emergency blackouts are in place in 10 regions of Ukraine Power shortages in networks after Thursday’s Russian attack, Ukraine’s state broadcaster reported. Repairs to damaged facilities continue.
The Kremlin claims that Joe Biden has the key to ending the conflict in Ukraine by directing a settlement to Kyiv, but it was unwilling to use it. “The key to the Kyiv regime is largely in Washington’s hands,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “It turns out that the current White House leader … does not want to use this key. On the contrary, he is choosing the path of sending more weapons to Ukraine.” Zakharova accused Washington of waging a “hybrid war” against Moscow.
European Union calls for speedy accountability for ‘horrific’ crimes in Ukrainesaid the EU Justice Minister during a meeting in Stockholm. But member states are divided on how to fund prosecutions, evidence seeking and war damage repairs. .
Hungary vetoes European Union sanctions against Russia affecting nuclear energy. Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.
Russia violates wartime ‘basic principles of child protection’ Filippo Grandi, head of the United Nations refugee agency, said by giving Ukrainian children Russian passports and putting them up for adoption.