Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 332 of the invasion

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  • Russia claimed to person captured of a colony successful eastbound Ukraine arsenic portion of its months-long propulsion towards the metropolis of Bakhmut. Russian defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said Klishchiivka, 5 miles (9km) southbound of Bakhmut, had been “liberated”. The assertion could not beryllium independently verified. Ukrainian officials made nary contiguous comment. Russian proxy forces successful the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic earlier said they had taken power of Klishchiivka.

  • US officials person begun to nudge the Ukrainians to displacement absorption distant from Bakhmut and absorption connected mentation for an violative successful the south. Joe Biden’s medication reportedly believes determination is simply a precocious imaginable for the Russians to yet propulsion Ukrainian forces retired of the hotly contested city, which has seen immoderate of the war’s astir aggravated warring to date. Germany’s overseas quality service, the BND, is besides reportedly alarmed by the losses the Ukrainian service is taking successful Bakhmut.

  • Gen Mark Milley, the president of the US associated chiefs of staff, said helium did not judge it was realistic to expect Ukraine to propulsion Russian troops retired of its internationally recognised territory successful 2023. “From a subject standpoint, I inactive support that from this twelvemonth it would beryllium very, precise hard to militarily eject Russian forces from each inch of Russian-occupied Ukraine,” he said astatine a property conference astatine the Ramstein US aerial unit basal successful Germany.

  • Germany has declined to instrumentality a determination connected whether to springiness Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine astatine a peculiar planetary acme held astatine Ramstein. It had been hoped successful Europe and the US that Germany would astatine slightest let Leopards owned by countries specified arsenic Poland and Finland to beryllium re-exported, but contempt days of pleading, Berlin’s recently appointed defence curate said nary last decision had been taken.

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, pleaded with Germany and occidental allies to nonstop their conflict tanks to Kyiv astatine the opening of the gathering successful Ramstein. Urgent enactment was necessary, the Ukrainian person said, due to the fact that “Russia is concentrating its forces, past forces, trying to person everyone that hatred tin beryllium stronger than the world”.

  • The US defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, said the radical of Kyiv-supporting defence ministers were focused connected “making definite that Ukraine has the capableness that it needs to beryllium palmy close now”. Speaking aft the Ramstein airbase meeting, Austin described Germany arsenic a “reliable ally”.

  • The Kremlin said supplying further tanks to Kyiv would not “fundamentally alteration anything”. Russia’s narration with the US was astatine its “lowest constituent historically”, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov besides said, with “no hope” of bilateral relations improving “in the foreseeable future”.

  • A erstwhile US navy Seal has been killed successful Ukraine, American officials said connected Friday. Daniel W Swift, a 1st people petty serviceman who deserted his station successful San Diego successful March 2019, was injured successful Dnipro and died of his wounds connected Wednesday. Officials said helium was not warring successful an authoritative capacity. The navy said it “cannot speculate arsenic to wherefore the erstwhile sailor was successful Ukraine”.

  • EU countries are reportedly moving connected a 10th circular of Russia-related sanctions. The adjacent bundle of sanctions “will beryllium determination around” the day of Russia’s penetration of Ukraine connected 24 February, 1 elder diplomat told Reuters. EU officials are besides seeking support from the ministers for a seventh tranche of subject assistance for Ukraine worthy €500m.

  • The US volition enforce further sanctions against the Wagner Group, the White House nationalist information assembly spokesperson, John Kirby, has said. The US treasury section plans to designate Wagner arsenic a important transnational transgression organisation, which would frost immoderate assets the radical has successful the US and prohibit Americans from providing Wagner with funds, goods oregon services.

  • Italian authorities are connected the hunt for a Russian oligarch aft 2 of his luxury yachts that were seized nether EU sanctions mysteriously disappeared from a larboard successful Sardinia. The yachts, belonging to Dmitry Mazepin, the billionaire proprietor of a mineral fertiliser company, went missing from the Sardinian larboard of Olbia wrong weeks of each different past summer.