AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Day 460, once Ukrainians have air superiority they’ll be able to provide the air cover and defenses needed . Meanwhile, Ukrainian air defense is destroying Moscow’s missiles. Tragically, money played a large role in the abduction of Ukrainian children to Russian territories. Ukrainian neighbors ,promised money, helped abduct 16, 000 children to Russia. 10,500 have been identified and only 300 returned. This is a heartbreaking story. The head of the Wagner Group continues to disparage Putin. Their falling out benefits Ukraine. Drones and missiles have become the weapon of choice in this new war. To protect infrastructure, wind turbines are supplanting power plants. A lot has been learned from Putin’s war on Ukraine.

Serhii Popko, the head of Kyiv’s military administration said Russia was trying to exhaust the country’s air defences with the increased attacks, adding “the enemy is trying to keep the civilian population in deep psychological tension”. Mayor Klitschko added: “Another difficult night for the capital. But, thanks to the professionalism of our defenders, as a result of the air attack of the barbarians in Kyiv, there was no damage or destruction of infrastructural and other objects.

Wagner boss Yevgheny Prigozhin “appears to have again indirectly undermined Russian president Vladimir Putin’s authority and regime”, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has written in its latest analysis of the conflict. The US-based think tank bases its assertion on the response given by Prigozhin to a journalist asking about Russian state media’s ban on any discussion of Wagner. Prigozhin said that officials could have benefited from their historic ability to censor information if Russia had not declared war on Ukraine. He then shifted to addressing a single, unnamed official: “If you are starting a war, please have character, will, and steel balls – and only then you will be able to achieve something.”

Foreign investors who left Russia after selling their businesses there between March 2022 and March 2023 withdrew about $36 billion from the country, the state RIA news agency, citing analysis of data from the Central Bank.

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