Russia-Ukraine war live: US and Germany expected to reveal tanks deal; Zelenskiy warns of ‘new wave of aggression’

Russia-Ukraine war live: US and Germany expected to reveal tanks deal; Zelenskiy warns of ‘new wave of aggression’.

Russia-Ukraine war, US and Germany, Zelenskiy, new wave, aggression

The possible deliveries of battle tanks by Washington to Ukraine will be a “another blatant provocation” against Russia, Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the US, said on Wednesday.

“It is obvious that Washington is purposefully trying to inflict a strategic defeat on us,” Antonov said in remarks published on the embassy’s Telegram messaging app.

“If the United States decides to supply tanks, then justifying such a step with arguments about ‘defensive weapons’ will definitely not work. This would be another blatant provocation against the Russian Federation.”

Over the news wires we have been sent a series of pictures taken yesterday which show Ukrainian troops travelling towards the Donbas frontline in Donetsk.

In the morning, Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region came under fire from the Russian army. A private house and a shop caught fire from the shelling. There are no injured.

Over the past 24 hours, one person was killed in Kherson Oblast due to Russian shelling, six others were injured, ten others were wounded in Donetsk Oblast.

Over the past 24 hours, the Russian Federation has carried out four missile and 26 airstrikes, as well as more than 100 shellings from multiple launch rocket systems in Ukraine. At the same time, the aviation of the defence forces carried out eight strikes on areas where Russian troops were concentrated, destroyed an SU-25 and three KA-52 attack helicopters.

Oleksiy Kuleba, who yesterday was moved from being governor of Kyiv region to take up a new role in Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office, has posted what he describes as a message of “gratitude” on Telegram. In it he thanks the Ukrainian president “for the trust, for the opportunity to expand my experience and work not only for the benefit of the Kyiv region, but also for the whole of Ukraine.”

Thanks to everyone who worked, fought, and showed results during the last year. In the conditions of a full-scale war. For the sake of Kyiv region. For Ukraine.

I am grateful to the rescuers, policemen, volunteers, educators, doctors, residents of the region who, side by side with the military, did and are doing everything to bring our victory closer.

We have done a lot. I say “we”, because I am leaving the administration, where a reliable team of specialists will work. Together we will continue to rebuild and develop.

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