Casualties on both sides continue and probably 100,000 soldiers on each side have perished, along with 20, 000 civilians. Though their electrical grid is in shambles, the Nationalists Ukrainians continue their counteroffensive.
Moscow states, the 300,000 trained men are now battle ready. Fierce fighting continues in the Kherson, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.
Ukrainians are shooting down missiles and require more supplies to rebuild their grid.
Russia hit a major gas pipeline near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The chief engineer of the plant has replaced the CEO, abducted by Russia at the start of the War.
280 days of War and devastation of a Nation, that has had spillover effects to most Countries globally. Famine is intensified. The need for renewable energy is intensified. Our Global economy is sinking and our ability to maintain 1.5 degrees Celsius is at risk. All this because Putin wants to bring Ukraine under Russian control, whether Ukrainians want it or not. How is it possible, one man and his myth, can dominate the World?
Moscow has promoted the chief engineer of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Yuriy Chernichuk, to become its head, according to Russia’s nuclear agency Rosenergoatom. The position has been vacant since October, when Kyiv says the plant’s boss Ihor Murashov was abducted by Russian authorities.
Oleksandr Starukh, the head of Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, said on Telegram early on Wednesday morning that Russian strikes in the region overnight hit a gas distribution point, causing a fire that has since been extinguished. There were no injuries or casualties.
Ukraine claims to have killed another 500 Russian soldiers in the last 24 hours, bringing the total it says have died in combat since 24 February to about 88,880. The general staff of the armed forces said it had taken out three more tanks, and another six armoured personnel carriers.
Ukrainian forces have downed three Russian reconnaissance drones in the last 24 hours, according to its armed forces. In an early morning bulletin from Ukraine, the spokesperson for the general staff of the armed forces, Alexander Štupun, said Ukraine had been subjected to a number of missile attacks from planes and artillery, including on Kivsharivka in Kharkiv and Sloviansk in Donetsk. Both are in Ukraine’s east.