Now Russia Is Bombing Western Ukraine Right by the NATO Border
Russia’s senseless invasion of Ukrainewhich destroyed a maternity hospital among many civilian target confirmationis shifting focus to the west, with Friday’s attack on an airport just 70 miles from the Poles — read NATO-border.
It is the first time that previously unaffected cities in the west of the country have suffered such heavy mortars since. the first day of the invasion. The airport in Lutsk burst into flames, puncturing its runway and rendering it useless. Up to this point, the airport has been an important link in the supply chain. “High-precision long-range weapons hit Ukraine’s military infrastructure,” Russian Defense posted on Twitter on Friday. “Military airports in Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk have been shut down.”
The regional governor confirmed that four missiles were launched from a Russian bomber, killing at least two people. The airport at Ivano-Frankivsk was attacked on the day Russia invaded the country, more than two weeks ago, but has since been spared. On Friday, the United Nations also suggested Russia had used cluster bombs on civilians, which would constitute a war crime if proven true. “Due to the wide range of effects, the use of cluster munitions in densely populated areas is inconsistent with principles of international humanitarian law governing the conduct of hostile acts,” the spokesperson said. United Nations human rights Liz Throssell said in Geneva on Friday, according to Reuters.
The change in content was also evident in the disbursement and redeployment of the notorious Russian 40-mile tank column and other machinery that had been idling outside the capital Kyiv for more than ten days. According to satellite images released by Maxar Technologies, elements from the column, which have been heavily attacked by Ukrainian forces from the air and on land, are now in the forest and along the trees near Lubyanka, some with howling gun in the firing position.
Military experts believe that Russia will intensify its attacks on the capital Kyiv in the coming hours based on the military’s developments. “It is possible that an attack on Kyiv will be carried out in the next few days,” Pascal Ianni told France2 TV on Friday. “But actually controlling Kyiv is a completely different matter and will take a lot of time.”
The British Ministry of Defense echoed the general sentiment that Russia’s “reset and recovery” effort was a denial that it had not made any significant gains so far in the war. “It is highly unlikely that Russia has successfully achieved the objectives set out in its pre-invasion planning,” the British Ministry of Defense said on Friday. “The logistical problems that have impeded Russia’s advance persist, as does the strong resistance of the Ukrainians.”
Part of the restructuring process appears to be the introduction of foreign fighters. Ukraine has already had more than 20,000 people express a desire to join its defense forces. And now, Russia’s propaganda channel is showing footage of Syrian “volunteer” fighters with urban combat skills lining up to help Russia, which has provided substantial military support to the government. Syria under Bashar Al-Assad during their bloody civil war. Putin is said to have endorsed the move, citing “mercenaries” from the West who are helping Ukraine fend off his invasion. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said 16,000 “volunteers” from the Middle East had expressed their desire to join Russia, according to ABC News, adding that the fighters would be paid several hundred dollars. la.
Meanwhile, panic seems to be brewing within Putin, with the Russian leader allegedly sacking eight generals and putting the head of the FSB spy arm Sergei Beseda and his deputy under house arrest. he stayed at home, according to Andrei Soldatov, a contributor to the Daily Beast and head of the media agency argentura.ru.
Instead, Russia insists that the war is on target. “All is going according to plan, we report to you here daily this week,” Sergei Shoigu told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a televised Security Council meeting on Friday. , according to CNN.
While the war raged and is now spreading westward, more than 2.5 million people from Ukraine have fled through Romania, Poland and Moldova, and are now making their way into the rest of Europe. So far, Germany has accepted more than 100,000 refugees and other countries are preparing for tens of thousands of people to be displaced.