Ukraine claims to have hit the “Moskva”, a Russian military ship, in the Black Sea, Washington is increasing the pressure on Moscow
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  • The Russian Defense Ministry admitted to having evacuated the entire crew of the cruiser Moscowwhich the Ukrainian authorities hit with Neptune rockets on Wednesday evening. “The Missile Cruiser Moscow severely damaged by ammunition detonation from fire”, the Ministry of Defense said, citing the state news agency TASS. The ministry also said an investigation was underway to determine the causes of the fire and refrained from linking it to Ukrainian military activities.
  • The United States announced that a new military aid of 800 millions of dollars including 18 M777 howitzers, latest generation artillery pieces, 300 Switchblade drones, 500 Javelin missiles and “Thousands of other anti-tank systems”. The United States had previously been reluctant to deliver the heavy equipment requested by the Ukrainians, fearing it would stoke tensions between Washington and Moscow.
  • At the same time, Washington defended the use of the term “Genocide” to speak President, Joe Biden, to qualify Russian operations in Ukraine. “I think once we collect all the evidence we will eventually come to the same conclusion as President Biden because what is happening on the ground is not an accident.”explained on the CNN channel the number three in American diplomacy, Victoria Nuland.
  • Ukraine denies the case of the city of Mariupol. More than a thousand Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to Russian forces in the city of Mariupol, a strategic port in the Sea of ​​Azov that has been under siege for weeks, the Russian Defense Ministry said. But Oleksiy Arestovych, adviser to the President of Ukraine, said on Facebook that around 100 soldiers, members of naval units, made a breakthrough and joined the Azov regiment. He added that the city of Mariupol is not fully under the control of Russian troops. This information could not be verified.
  • That Presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in Kiew. Arrived in Ukraine for ” obtain “ the government “at a crucial moment for this country”. The visit of the German Federal Chancellor in Kyiv, Olaf Scholz, It is always urgently desired to notify one of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s advisers on Wednesday.

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