This happened last night: ‘Ukrainian forces reach the border with Russia’, Kyiv says victory is not inevitable | abroad

This happened last night: 'Ukrainian forces reach the border with Russia', Kyiv says victory is not inevitable |  abroad

videoAccording to NATO, it is very likely that Ukraine will eventually win the war. India will stop exporting grain, causing prices to rise even more.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reports that the Russian invasion of Ukraine will not go according to plan. While it initially failed to capture the capital Kyiv and overthrow the government, the occupation of the eastern Donbass region has now been postponed. Yesterday, Stoltenberg suggested that Ukraine could eventually win.

Yesterday, Ukrainian forces reached the border with Russia from Kharkiv in the north-east. Last night, the Ministry of Defense published a video clip showing dozens of soldiers standing at a yellow-blue border post. This will be members of a volunteer brigade from Kharkov.

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Ukrainian troops at a border point, reportedly in the Kharkov region. © via Reuters

It’s basically a symbolic image. The Ukrainian army was announcing a few days ago that the Russians were being pushed away step by step. In Kharkov, which came under fire on the first day of the war, the first civilians returned to their homes.

The Ukrainian army launched a counterattack on the city of Izyum. According to the region’s governor Oleh Sinegubov, this could disrupt Russia’s plans to conquer Donbass. The Air Force reports that two Russian helicopters, ten drones and two cruise missiles have been shot down in recent days. According to the army, 17 attacks were repulsed, among them the destruction of three tanks. At the same time, a Russian advance was also reported in some areas of the region. The Russians shot at 23 villages in Donetsk and Luhansk, hitting 32 apartment buildings.

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low morale

According to the British Ministry of Defense, the Russians have lost about a third of their ground forces since the beginning of the war. The invasion did not go according to plan due to fierce Ukrainian resistance and logistical difficulties. The offensive in Donbass, where the breakaway “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk are located, also “lost momentum” and “much behind schedule,” the ministry said.

It is said that Russia must deal with “consistently low morale” of the troops. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stressed that Ukraine’s allies should continue to provide military assistance to “work on” the Russians.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also reiterated his support for Ukraine. Every member of this alliance wants this war to end as quickly as possible. But we are also determined to continue helping Ukraine for as long as necessary, to maintain sanctions and keep Russia under diplomatic pressure. We also want Ukraine to be as strong as possible on the battlefield and at the negotiating tables, so that it can continue to resist Russian aggression and defend its independence and sovereignty.” Blinken was in Berlin with his NATO colleagues.

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. © ANP / EPA

grain price

Grain prices have risen since then, after India largely stopped exporting. Only countries that really need it for “the safety of their food” can count on Indian grains. This measure came as a result of a heat wave that led to a significant increase in domestic prices.

Grain has become about sixty percent more expensive this year because of the war in Ukraine. According to the government, the export ban is not permanent and can still be reviewed. India is the world’s second largest grain producer, but it has never been a major exporter. Most of them were intended for the domestic market.

This measure cannot count on the support of the Group of Seven, the richest industrialized countries in the world, which are currently meeting in Germany. “If everyone starts imposing export restrictions or closing their markets, the crisis will only get worse,” said Germany’s agriculture minister.

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Eurovision figurine

kaloosh orchestra, winner In the song contest, the Eurovision figurine will be sold to raise funds for the Ukrainian army. “A lot of people from the outside are already giving money and maybe more people will want to do it,” said squad leader Ole Pesiuk. “We want to win them over with this. This is good for Ukraine.”

Belarus reported in an interview with Al Arabiya TV that it has now incurred billions of dollars in losses as a result of Western sanctions. The country is an ally of the Kremlin. “Almost all of our exports to the European Union and North America have been banned,” Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said. “It’s about 16 to 18 billion dollars a year.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that he will also seek assistance in Asia and Africa. He will address parliaments, as he did in the Netherlands. This is what he said in his daily video address last night. He will also address the World Economic Forum in Davos next week. Politicians and CEOs of the largest companies, among others, gather here every year to talk to each other, this time also about the reconstruction of Ukraine.

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