“The world must oppose this vicious and dangerous rhetoric and support our Ukrainian partners in the face of the Kremlin’s onslaught.” US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen tweeted. Meanwhile, there was a new attack on the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where a major fire broke out. The victims were reported in Odessa: a church was attacked and a 15-year-old boy was killed. Cluster bombs exploded in Mykolayiv, according to the city’s military commander Dmitry Pletensuk. According to the Ukrainian media, Russian missiles also hit the bridge over the mouth of the Dniester River in the Odessa region. The UN estimates that 3,000 people have been affected since the beginning of the conflict, while the first 100 civilians evacuated from the Mariupol steel plant have finally arrived in the city of Saporizia. The new humanitarian walkway will open tomorrow morning to evacuate more people
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03.43 Russian Super General at the Pentagon, Donbass
The Pentagon confirmed last week that Russian Super General Valery Gerasimov was in the lead at Donbass.
“We know he was there for several days last week,” said a senior U.S. defense official.
03.02 US, Russians make ‘minimal progress’ on Donbass
Russian forces in the Donbass area “continue to have minimal progress, low morale and logistics problems”. This was stated by another Pentagon official, who said that the Ukrainians were still in control of Kharkiv. The U.S. official explained that Kiev’s forces had “done an excellent job in the last 24-48 hours and were able to push the Russians 40 km east of Kharkiv”. According to Mariupol, the Pentagon found that the city continued to suffer from airstrikes by Russian forces.
2.18 Zhelensky: Lavrov? Russia without the memory of Nazism
Russia has “forgotten all the lessons of World War II”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said in a recent video speech that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had commented that Adolf Hitler had “Jewish blood” and that “the most radical anti-Semites are generally Jews.”
01.46 Ukraine: The first expelled Mariupol arrived in Saporizia
International media have reported that the first 100 civilians evacuated from the Mariupol steel plant arrived in Zaporizhia last evening, citing Ukrainian military police.
“These – as explained in a statement – are mainly women, children and the elderly, who now receive medical care, diet, medication and psychological assistance.”
01.20 Blingen: Lavrov’s rhetoric is vicious and dangerous
“The world must oppose this vicious and dangerous rhetoric and support our Ukrainian partners in the face of the Kremlin’s onslaught.” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wrote this on Twitter, reiterating a tweet by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid condemning the anti-Semitic remarks of Russia’s Sergei Lavrov.
00.50 Kiev: Thanks to Germany for supporting the Russian oil embargo
“I spoke to my German envoy, Annalena Pierbach, and thanked her for her decision to support the oil embargo on Russia. Germany is playing a key role in preparing this move.” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba wrote on Twitter.
00.36 Zelensky, we do not carry out military operations in Russian territory
“Military operations are currently taking place only within the borders of Ukraine, not extended to Russia, and the Ukrainian military has not conducted military operations on Russian territory.” This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky in an interview with Al-Arabia.
By our correspondent Antonello Guerrera
00.03 Ukraine: New humanitarian walk from Mariupol in the morning
The new humanitarian route to evacuate civilians from Mariupol will open at 7 a.m. local.
The city’s municipal council said in a telegram.
00.02 The invasion of Kiev, Hungary was announced in advance
Russia would have informed Hungary in advance of its intention to invade Ukraine. The Kiev Independent quoted Oleksi Danilov as chairman of the Ukrainian Security Council. The Ukrainian newspaper points out that on February 1, Victor Orban went to Moscow to visit Vladimir Putin.
00.01 Great fire after the Kiev, New Azovstal bombing
Russian forces have launched a new heavy bombardment of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, where the city’s last defenses have been cordoned off, and the attack has caused a major fire. It was reported to Ukrainka Pravda sources from the Azov Regiment that its men would “continue to hold positions and respond to attacks”.
00.00 Zhelensky: “Exit Moscow Donbass and the Crimea”
Ukraine is ready to accept the neutrality demanded by Moscow only if Russia withdraws from all occupied territories, including Crimea. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky in an interview with Al Arabiya. “The Russians insist on neutrality. The most important thing for us is occupying the Donbass and all the temporarily occupied territories, as well as the Crimean peninsula,” Zhelensky said. The Ukrainian president reiterated his acceptance of the condition of neutrality required for Moscow, “not to be subjected to such attacks in the future, and to guarantee security for other weapons in the event of a war like the one we face now.” needed.
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