Kiev says Ukrainian and Russian troops are engaged in fierce

Kiev says Ukrainian and Russian troops are engaged in “fierce fighting in the besieged city” of Avdiivka

Ukrainian and Russian troops are engaged in “fierce fighting” in Avdiivka, a city in eastern Ukraine, a senior Ukrainian military commander said on Friday, February 16. “Our troops are using all available forces and means to contain the enemy,” Oleksandr Tarnavskiy said. At the same time, this commander-in-chief announced that his forces would establish new defensive positions around the besieged city of Avdiivka. Follow our live stream.

Kiev is doing “everything possible” to save the troops Avdiivka. “We are doing everything to ensure that our fighters have sufficient organizational and technological capabilities to save as many Ukrainian lives as possible,” Volodymyr Zelensky assured about the situation in Avdiivka, where soldiers are trying to resist Russian attacks. The White House, in turn, spoke of a “critical” situation and feared that the city could fall into the hands of the Russians.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected in Paris and Berlin. According to the French presidency, Ukrainian President and French President Emmanuel Macron will sign a security agreement between their two countries at the Elysee Palace on Friday. Volodymyr Zelensky, who is supposed to advocate for an increase in military support for his country, will first travel to Munich and Berlin, where he will meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The White House is concerned about an anti-satellite weapon developed by Russia. The United States considers this an element of “concern” but does not pose an “imminent threat.” American media have assured that Russia intends to deploy a nuclear weapon in space against satellites.