Russian troops are making a concentrated attempt to break through the front line; thus, Ukrainian officials have ordered the evacuation of over 12,000 inhabitants from 37 towns and villages in the eastern Kharkiv area.
The military authority in Kupiansk, a district of Kharkiv, has ordered the population to evacuate or provide written consent to remain in the area despite the danger. There is heavy enemy bombardment and fighting in the region.
Russian soldiers occupied Kupiansk and the surrounding areas until September 2022, when Ukrainian forces launched a lightning-fast offensive assault that drove the Kremlin’s troops out of the Kharkiv region. Ukraine’s prediction that its soldiers may hand Russia even more crushing losses with the help of fresh weaponry supplies from its Western friends was proved correct by retaking those territories. However, Russian soldiers have hit back in specific locations as Ukraine has recently undertaken a slow-moving counteroffensive.
As Ukraine seemed to crank up its attack on Russian land, Russian air defense systems shot down two drones moving into Moscow for a second day in a row, interrupting flights at two major airports. According to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin and the Russian Defense Ministry, who accused Ukraine of the assault, two drones were shot down in the Kaluga area southwest of Moscow and one on a key Moscow ring road. Initial reports indicated no injuries or significant damage.
After more than 17 months of war, Ukraine’s policy of firing drones toward Moscow has no visible military purpose, but it has worked to disturb Russians and bring home the repercussions of the struggle. Since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, the United States has given the country about $43 billion. Between the early mornings of Wednesday and Thursday, at least six people were murdered, and another 27 were wounded. Russia’s shelling of 16 towns and villages in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region resulted in the deaths of three persons. Zaporizhzhia saw three fatalities and nine injuries, the youngest of whom was 11 months old.
Poland’s defense minister said Thursday that the nation would deploy 10,000 troops to its border with Belarus due to concerns about increased illegal immigration. In an attempt to disrupt and pressure Warsaw, which, along with other NATO nations, has supplied backing for Kyiv’s military effort, Belarusian authorities have been accused by Polish officials.