Ukraine’s call for more advanced Western air defense systems and tanks — which have strengthened after an attack on a Dnipro apartment building that killed at least 40 people — will take center stage this week as top US officials and allies gather in Europe to discuss the support to Ukraine. forces.
The battle for Soledar, a gateway to the disputed city of Bakhmut that has been the center of recent fighting, and for control of the rest of Donbas “continues without any interruption, without any stop,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly speech . Russia claims to have captured the eastern salt mining town of Soledar, but Ukraine’s 46th Air Brigade said Ukrainian soldiers are still fighting there.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
4. From our correspondents
“We want the Ukrainians to have the ability to successfully defend their country,” General Mark A. Milley said in an interview with The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe aboard a US military plane over Europe.
About 500 soldiers will go through the first version of the training, focused on what the military calls combined warfare, in which tanks, artillery, combat vehicles and other weapons are layered to maximize the violence they inflict.
Kamila Hrabchuk, Natalia Abbakumova, Paul Sonne and Isabelle Khurshudyan contributed to this report.