NU.nl regularly gives you an overview of the situation in Ukraine. With this time: New heavy weapons from Germany arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday, according to the regional authorities of southern Ukraine affected By “all-out” Russian bombing.
It will be the coastal city of Zatoka, south of Odessa. It was also said that the coastal city of Mykolaiv was bombed.
The missiles were to hit the coastal city’s infrastructure, among other things. Mykolaiv close to the front line in southern Ukraine. As a result, the city is often subjected to Russian bombardment.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier today shared a video of destroyed buildings in Zatoka, a popular seaside resort on the Black Sea. He added that Zakota is an ordinary village where no troops are stationed. “The Russians just wanted to shoot.”
Russia says it has the largest coal-fired power plant in Ukraine
Russian forces said they have taken control of Ukraine’s largest coal-fired power plant near Svetlodarsk in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region.
Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk distributed photos of Russian mercenaries from the alleged Wagner Group in front of the office of the coal-fired power plant. According to other reports, the fighting around the power plant, which began at the end of May, is continuing unabated.
Heavy weapons arrived from Germany
Ukraine received new heavy weapons from Germany to be better equipped to fight the Russian army.
According to German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht, these include three Mars II missile launch systems, similar to the American HIMARS missile systems. Using these precision weapons, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry says it has succeeded in eliminating several Russian military targets in recent weeks.
Lambrecht says three howitzers have been delivered to the Ukrainian army. These are part of a joint venture with Holland, which also supplies howitzers.
Zelensky replaces the leader in eastern Ukraine
President Zelensky replaced a commander in eastern Ukraine. Since August 2020, Hrihori Hallahan has commanded specially trained military units fighting pro-Russian separatists and the Russian army in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The reason was not revealed. Kyiv Independent Reports that special forces are conducting reconnaissance missions and covert operations behind enemy lines.
In eastern Ukraine (the Donets Basin), the Ukrainian forces suffered heavy losses. Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where fighting has been taking place since 2014, are now largely in Russian hands.
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