War day at a glance Ukraine advances in the south

War day at a glance: Ukraine advances in the south Report: EU wants to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers

An overview of the day of the Ukraine war breaks out in the south – Report: EU wants to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers

10/03/2022, 20:18

Ukraine remains on the offensive in the defense of its country. After the successes around Lyman, reports of sometimes significant gains in the Kherson region are piling up. Meanwhile, the gestures are coming from Chechnya’s leader Kadyrov. Meanwhile, Russian gas is said to be flowing back into Italy in the coming days. The 221st day of the war at a glance.

Ukraine makes a breakthrough on the southern front

The Ukrainian armed forces made the biggest advance on the southern front since the beginning of the war. The troops advanced on the front lines in the Dnipro River area of ​​the Kherson region. Thousands of Russian soldiers were at risk of being cut off from supply lines. Initially, Kyiv was just cautious. Russian sources, on the other hand, reported how Ukrainian tank formations advanced south along the river. “The information situation is tense, so to speak, because there has really been progress,” Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed governor of the occupied parts of Kherson, told Russian state television. After the start of the Russian war of aggression, the area around Kherson was marked by a rigid front line for a long time.

Duma votes to include four Ukrainian regions

Meanwhile, the deputies of the Russian parliament passed the law on the annexation of four Ukrainian regions. All parliamentarians voted for the incorporation of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the east and Zaporizhia and Kherson in the south of Ukraine, according to the Russian side of the Duma. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the documents on Friday. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov appealed to lawmakers to support the project. This was to protect the Russian language, culture and borders. He accused the US of uniting all Western countries to support Kyiv against Moscow.

Kadyrov wants to send his minor children to the front

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants to send three of his sons to the front in Ukraine. The 14-16 year olds would soon be sent to the “hardest sections of the contact line,” he wrote on Telegram. His sons had military training “a long time ago”. He also shared a video showing the young man firing bullets at a shooting range. As per his official website, Kadyrov is the father of 14 children.

Russian governor: one killed in Ukrainian attack

According to Russian sources, a woman was killed in a Ukrainian attack near the Russian border. “Ukrainian armed forces bombed our village of Golovchino in Graivoron district,” said the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov. The projectiles landed in the center of the village, killing a 48-year-old woman. The Belgorod region, on the border with Ukraine, has been bombed several times since the start of the Russian offensive in late February. Among other things, one person was killed and four others were injured in an attack on a Russian border post in mid-September.

Baerbock: If Putin won, the peace order would be in ruins

Meanwhile, Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of “imperial madness” that doesn’t just target Ukraine. “That’s why we continue our support for Ukraine in a responsible way,” she told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. If Russia got away with “land grabbing and blackmail” and won it, “not only would the European peace order be in ruins, but no small country would be any safer.” The Greens politician was also concerned about Putin’s repeated threats to use nuclear bombs. Kremlin chief Putin “has repeatedly shown that he does not shy away from the worst war crimes”.

Head of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is released again

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced the release of the head of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which is under Russian control. He received confirmation that Ihor Murashov had “returned home safely”, said IAEA chief Rafael Grossi. The IAEA has several experts in place. Murashov was arrested by a Russian patrol on Friday, according to Ukrainian sources. The biggest nuclear power plant in Europe has been occupied by Russian troops since March.

Report: EU wants to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers

According to a report, EU members agreed to train up to 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers as soon as possible. “Spiegel” informs you about work-level communication. 3,000 of the soldiers are expected to receive special training, such as tactical combat training, according to diplomats. Final details are due to be negotiated in Brussels next week. A decision is scheduled for the next EU External Council meeting on 17 October.

Italy wants to pay guarantees to Vienna for Russian gas

Italy, meanwhile, is hoping for a solution this week after the temporary suspension of Russian gas deliveries. The state-owned group and the biggest gas importer Eni wants to pay guarantees to Austria so that the Alpine Republic can send gas to Italy again, as Eni boss Claudio Descalzi said, according to news agencies Ansa and Adnkronos. Gazprom stopped supplying gas to the Mediterranean country over the weekend. The Russian group said it could no longer transfer €20 million in security guarantees to the Austrian carrier due to new regulations. Eni is therefore checking whether it can withdraw the money instead of Gazprom. Italy receives Russian gas via a pipeline route through Austria. The delivery stop “absolutely had no geopolitical reasons,” Descalzi said.

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