Russia-Ukraine war news: Ukraine retakes village of Klishchiivka near Bakhmut, officials say | Albiseyler

Russia-Ukraine war news: Ukraine retakes village of Klishchiivka near Bakhmut, officials say
The commander of Ukraine’s 3rd Assault Brigade, who goes by the call sign “Fedia”, speaks with a soldier in the Donetsk region on Saturday. (Alex Babenko/AP)

Ukrainian forces hope that the recapture of the village of Klishchiivka, south of the strategically important town of Bakhmut in the east, will position them to regain control of Bakhmut. “We managed to get a place d’armes that will allow us to further develop offensive actions and liberate our country from the occupiers,” said spokesman Ilya Yevlash in an interview with news network TSNand added that the village is key to controlling logistical routes to Bakhmut.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to lobby for more support for Ukraine when he addresses the UN General Assembly, which begins in New York on Tuesday. On a side note, Zelenskyy is scheduled to meet with other world leaders and then is expected to take his message to Washington.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.

The recapture of Klishchiivka could be an important step for Ukraine’s prospects in the east of the country, where Russian forces took control of the destroyed city of Bakhmut this year after months of bloody fighting. Before the recapture of the village, the Ukrainian counter-offensive was mainly concentrated in the south, where troops are moving slowly, in large part due to the heavily mined terrain.

Zelenskyy is set to travel to New York and Washington this week to ask for more help, with a Capitol Hill visit tentatively expected Thursday, The Post reported. His visit was coordinated with the Biden administration in an effort to get Congress to provide Ukraine with an additional $24 billion in aid.

Recent drone attacks in Russia have been a message from Ukraine that Russian airspace is “not as well protected as you think.” Zelenskyy said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” though he denied personally ordering the attacks.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left the city of Vladivostok after completing his six-day trip to RussiaThis was reported by the North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun. Kim’s visit has drawn attention in Washington and beyond over a possible arms deal between Moscow and Pyongyang as Russia seeks artillery for its dwindling stockpile.

Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 17 cruise missiles over central and western Ukraine that were fired overnight by Russian jets. in Monday’s Telegram post. According to the update, Moscow also launched 24 Iranian-made Shahed drones, 18 of which Ukraine reportedly successfully intercepted. The Post could not immediately verify the claim.

Two people were killed in Russian attacks on the Kherson region of Ukraine. Oleksandr Prokudin, local governor he said on Telegram on Monday. According to Prokudin, the region was under fire “all night” from Russian drones and shelling. According to him, four other people were injured.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed the war in Ukraine with China’s top diplomat, Wang Yiaccording to OUR and Chinese reading their Sunday interview, which focused on bilateral relations and Taiwan, among other things. Both outlets described the talks as “candid, substantive and constructive”, although neither side disclosed details.

Wang will be in Moscow from Monday to Thursday to attend a strategic security meeting with top Russian officialsChinese Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Monday. Chinese state media say the meeting, held annually since 2005, serves to keep Beijing and Moscow aligned on core interests.

Canada has pledged an additional $25 million in aid to bolster Ukraine’s air defensesDefense Secretary Bill Blair announced.

A view of the Ukrainian ruins: Wojciech Grzedzinski’s photographs of a US-supplied Humvee along deserted roads in Orikhiv and Novodanylivka in southern Ukraine provide a glimpse of scenes common in communities along the front lines.

Orikhiv, an important liaison point for Ukrainian soldiers heading into combat, has been reduced to a skeleton of its former self. Russian artillery bombarded the small town for months, forcing many of its residents to flee or hide underground, where life and even the town’s business run.


A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that strategic security meetings between Russia and China did not take place in 2020 and 2021. In these years, the annual meetings were practically held due to the coronavirus pandemic. The article has been corrected.

Anastacia Galouchka contributed to this report.

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