Ukraine: Kyiv still claims control of Soledar, London to send heavy tanks
London on Saturday announced the delivery of heavy tanks to Kiev (Kyiv), a type of weapon that it has been insisting on.Ukrainewho, on the spot, always control the city Sun which is (is). Moscow claims to have been captured after fierce fighting.
Kyiv and other regions in the south, north and east of the country were also the target of new rocket fire by Russia on Saturday morning, targeting key infrastructure facilities, including electricity, Ukrainian officials said.
“Today, the enemy fired again at the energy installations”– said the operator Ukrenergohe added to be on the job to “remove the consequences” of these strikes.
AFP journalists heard several explosions in Kiev in the early hours of the morning, and Ukrainian officials said the strikes targeted key infrastructure in the capital.
“Missile attack on critical infrastructure” The adviser to the presidency of Ukraine continues the morning debate in Kyiv Kirill Tymoshenko While being the mayor of the city on Telegram Vitali Klitschko It was reported that there were explosions in the neighborhood Dniprovskycalling residents without reporting injuries “stay in shelters”.
London will send heavy tanks
Responding to Ukraine’s urgent requests, London announced the dispatch of “Challenger 2” heavy tanks.
Their number is not specified, however Great Britain thus becoming the first country to commit to providing this type of battle tank to help Ukraine against Russian forces. Kyiv has already received Soviet-made heavy tanks from its allies, but so far no Western-made ones.
UK Ad – “good sign” According to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky – then intervenes Poland It said on Wednesday it was ready to hand over 14 Leopard 2 heavy tanks as part of an international coalition that required Berlin’s approval.
Washington, Berlin and London in turn announced last week that lighter infantry or reconnaissance tanks were being sent.
Sun “under control”
A small town on the front SunIn eastern Ukraine, at the center of fierce fighting and claimed by Moscow, still “under control” Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Ukrainian governor of the Donetsk region, is convinced on Saturday.
“Soledar is under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, our forces control it”he said and added “Battles continue in the city and abroad”.
This neighborhood and nearby city Bakhmut currently remains the score “the hottest” He said that there was a conflict on television.
Near Soledar, AFP journalists saw rescue teams helping wounded Ukrainians evacuated from the front line.
“The situation is difficult, but the Ukrainians are holding their ground”assured Vadim, the first aid worker who helped to evacuate the leg-wounded soldier.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on Friday “let go” It happened in this city “January 12 evening”.
The Russian army welcomed him “courageous actions” fighters of Wagner’s mercenary group led by his men “Direct attack on Soledar settlements”.
Fighting in and around Soledar has been going on for several months, but the intensity has increased sharply in recent days.
Its capture by Moscow forces would be a significant victory for Russia after its troops’ setbacks on the ground in recent months.
At the diplomatic level Turkey wishes to encourage “localized ceasefire” in Ukraine On Saturday, he said he did not hope for a more comprehensive peace agreement at this stage Ibrahim KalinClose adviser to the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Neither Russia nor Ukraine “Militarily Unable to Win”he guessed and said he was sure “in the end they will have to negotiate to reach an acceptable result” for both sides.
But a day before the UN Security Council reconvened to discuss the situation in Ukraine, he noted that according to UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, “There is no sign of an end to the fighting.”