This week, all eyes are on the situation in Avdiyivka, in Donetsk region, where Russian forces attempt to cut the only road leading to the city. They also funnel additional forces to the Avdiyivka front. Russian forces are disregarding heavy losses and continue offensive operations to capture the city. If they maintain the same intensity of attacks, they will raze the city to the ground in several weeks, head of the Avdiyivka city military administration said.
Russia continues to launch drones at Ukraine. This week, it has repeatedly targeted the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant in western Ukraine. One of the strikes damaged buildings at the site.
A top priority for Ukraine is to meet the necessary conditions to begin accession talks with the EU, President Zelenskyi said. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is fleeing Crimea, he said on a different occasion. Russia is buying shells from North Korea, intelligence reports say.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi a déclaré que l’Ukraine comptait entamer des négociations avec l’UE. Le président de l’Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, a appelé les dirigeants des États membres de l’Union européenne à soutenir le lancement des négociations d’adhésion à l’UE avec l’Ukraine d’ici la fin de l’année.