Moscow considered the strategic stability dialogue with Washington “frozen.”
Washington: Elie Youssef – Moscow. London: «Middle East»
Yesterday, Russian forces intensified their pressure on the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, at a time when Western countries were strengthening their military support for Kiev.
The Ukrainian army said that Russian forces bombed the eastern Donbass region yesterday, in an attempt to control the Lyman regions of Donetsk, Severodonetsk and Bubasna in Lugansk. Areas outside Donbass were also reportedly bombed, including Dnipro, southern Zaporizhia and the northeastern city of Kharkiv. In the south, Odessa airport was subjected to a Russian missile attack, which destroyed the runway.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed, in an interview with the China News Agency, that “the special military operation that began on February 24th is going according to plan strictly,” calling on NATO and the United States to stop extending Kyiv will have arms if they are “really interested in solving the Ukrainian crisis.”
For its part, the Pentagon announced that more than a dozen flights carrying weapons and equipment, including artillery and drones, made their way from the United States on Friday and Saturday to Ukraine. He also revealed ongoing plans to train Ukrainian forces in Germany and other European countries. Poland announced that it had sent more than 200 Soviet-era T-72 tanks to Ukraine in recent weeks, while Ukrainian media reported that the armed forces received the S-300 missile system from partner countries, with the aim of strengthening air defenses in the south of the country. .
In a related context, Russia considered yesterday that the dialogue between Moscow and Washington on strategic stability has become officially “frozen”.