communicate Russian military operation in UkraineA, today, Tuesday, when units of the Russian army are trying to extend full control over the Ukrainian regions, and strike their positions and weapons depots, while the Kyiv forces continue to resist and try to Restore its lands with material and military support from the West.
In the latest development, the Acting Presidency of the Republic of Donetsk, recognized by Russia, said that the Donetsk First Corps forces, in cooperation with the Russian army, destroyed part of the Ukrainian army’s positions in Donetsk, which bombed different cities, towns and neighborhoods in the province.
The Russian army’s shells and missiles targeted the cities of Avdiivka and Krasengrovka, north and west of the province and the western part of the city of Marinka, where the Ukrainian army centers at a time when the pro-Russian forces took control of most parts of the city of Marinka, and are fighting battles to push the Ukrainian army to withdraw from the west of the city.
A commander in the pro-Russian Luhansk forces said that the Ukrainian forces stationed in the city of Bakhmut began destroying buildings, road junctions, and all facilities and infrastructure in the city using the “scorched earth” method, despite the absence of a Russian army in the destroyed areas.
The Donetsk Republic mission to the Joint Center for Supervision and Coordination of Ukrainian War Crimes Issues reported that Ukrainian forces bombed the Republic’s territory 52 times during the past day. Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondent said that the Ukrainian forces are moving additional units to the city of Solidar in Donetsk.
Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged the difficult situation in the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia.
President Vladimir Putin and senior leaders of the Russian military
Putin called on the security forces in the regions annexed by Russia months ago to do their best to ensure maximum security and respect the rights and freedoms of citizens. Putin called for strengthening the work of the security services in key areas amid the emergence of new threats.
In return, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Western leaders meeting in Latvia to supply his country with a wide range of weapon systems to enhance and expand the effectiveness of Ukraine’s air defenses.
Zelensky noted that global support for Ukraine will increase in the coming year.
Ukrainian President Zelensky among his troops
He added, “We need more cannons and missiles, as well as modern tanks that we have not received yet, in addition to long-range missile systems and modern and effective air defense systems.”
This was announced by the White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre The role of Belarus in the Russian military operation in Ukraine raises Washington’s concernswhich will maintain intensive contact with Kyiv.
Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Minsk, Jean-Pierre said: “We have always been concerned about the role of Belarus in the Russian military operation in Ukraine. We have watched and continue to monitor Russian forces, including in Belarus, and we will remain in close contact with Ukraine.”
Yesterday, Monday, during his meeting with President Putin, the Belarusian President said that The frequent meetings of the two sides are a source of great concern to the West.
On Monday, Putin arrived in Minsk on a working visit, during which he discussed with his Belarusian counterpart the development of strategic partnership relations, the future of the Union of Russia and Belarus, the progress of integration within the framework of the Union State, and a number of pressing issues on the agenda of international and regional cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
Before the Russian president arrived in Minsk, Moscow announced that its military forces were conducting military exercises with the Belarusian forces.
And the Russian Ministry of Defense published pictures of military maneuvers with the Belarusian forces, showing soldiers driving armored vehicles and practicing artillery strikes and sniping in a snowy field.