Pentagon says Russia has suffered as many as 80,000 casualties in Ukraine and lost thousands of armored vehicles
An official said the figures are "pretty remarkable considering that the Russians have achieved none" of Putin's objectives from the start of the war.Roughly 70,000 to 80,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded during the first five and a half months of the war, Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said during a press briefing Monday, adding that the figure is "pretty remarkable considering that the Russians have achieved none of Vladimir Putin's objectives at the beginning of the war.
overshadowed by Russian attacks in the northeast of Ukraine, visiting UN General Secretary António Guterres began in the country. Just a few hours before Guterres' arrival in LWIW in the west of Ukraine, five people were killed in the big city of Charkiw at Russian rocket attacks on Thursday and the nearby Krasnograd, according to the authorities, five people were killed in the early morning and injured 20 more. The conflict over the Saporischschja nuclear power plant in the south of Ukraine also referred to Guterres's visit. © Sergey Bobok overshadowed by Russian attacks in the northeast of Ukraine, the visit of UN General Secretary António Guterres began in the country. The conflict over the Saporischschja nuclear power plant in the south of Ukraine also continued.
Russia competed on Thursday the stationing of heavy weapons near the Saporischschja nuclear power plant and emphasized that "only guards" were on site. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow, however, accused Kyiv of preparing a "provocation" of Guterres during the Ukraine visit in order to then be able to accuse Moscow of "creating a man-made disaster".
UN demands end to military activity at Ukraine nuke plant
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned Thursday that “very alarming” military activity at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine could lead to dangerous consequences for the region and called for an end to attacks at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility. Rafael Grossi urged Russia and Ukraine, who blame each other for the attacks at the plant, to immediately allow nuclear experts to assess damage and evaluate safety and security at the sprawling nuclear complex where the situation “has been deteriorating very rapidly.
The ministry said that the Ukraine had sent troops to the area and planned to start an artillery attack on the nuclear power plant on Friday from the city of Nikopol, while Guterres visited the nearby port city of Odessa in south of Ukraine. "Responsibility for the consequences" should then be postponed "to the Russian armed forces".
The nuclear power plant in the south of Ukraine has six of the 15 Ukrainian nuclear reactors. The Russian army has held the nuclear power plant since March, and it has been repeatedly shot at since the end of July. Kyiv and Moscow blame each other for the attacks. These aroused fears that there could be an atomic catastrophe of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg urgently called for an inspection of the facility by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday. The fact that Russian troops control the system creates "the risk of nuclear accident or incident". Stoltenberg also accused Russia of performing attacks on Ukrainian positions from the area around the nuclear power plant.
US F-22 Raptors are on their way to Poland to boost NATO's air shield against Russian threats
The fifth-gen jets are able to bolster NATO's eastern shield with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities amid increased Russian aggression.The fifth-generation stealth fighter jets of the 90th Fighter Squadron, which just arrived at RAF Lakenheath, England from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, will soon make their way to the 32nd Tactical Air Base in Lask, Poland, according to a statement from US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.
The Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj said in his daily video address on Wednesday evening that Ukrainian diplomats and scientists were in "constant contact" with the IAEA to enable inspection mission in the Saporischschja nuclear power plant. Russia must "remove its troops from the site of the nuclear power plant and the surrounding area as soon as possible" and remove its military equipment. According to a UN spokesman, the situation on the nuclear power plant should also be a topic at a meeting between Guterres, Selenskyj and the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan in LWIW on Thursday. Above all, the meeting should be about the implementation of the agreement to Ukrainian grain exports. The topic is also "the need for a political solution" for the Ukraine conflict. Guterres also wants to visit Turkey on Saturday.
Because of the Russian attack war from the end of February, all Ukraine grain exports were blocked from their Black Sea ports for months, which contributed to a global nutritional crisis. In July, Russia and Ukraine then signed an agreement mediated by the UN and Turkey to overcome the blockade. Among other things, they undertook to create safe corridors for cargo ships on the Black Sea. The first grain -loaded ship since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started on August 1st in Ukraine.
Six months into the war in Ukraine, the entire world is losing. Will this conflict ever end? .
Russia and Ukraine are both taking heavy casualties as the war hits the 6-month mark. Neither is likely to achieve its desired result, experts say.Russia's callous invasion of Ukraine six months ago ignited a conflict the entire world appears to be losing.