Ukraine wins northeastern counterattack against Russian forces
Ukrainian forces reclaimed territories in northeastern Russia and pushed towards the borders, benefiting from the Russians.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Tuesday that “occupiers are gradually being pushed out of Kharkiv”, adding that the invading forces have been driven out of four villages in the region.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, Ukrainian forces can be within six miles of the Russian border. In Izyum, about 75 miles southeast of Kharkiv, Russian forces are said to be relocating north to halt a Ukrainian advance.
The Kharkiv region, including the main city itself, suffered heavy attacks at the beginning of the war, with many buildings destroyed by Russian attacks.
Ukraine attacks Russian supply ship with drones
Ukrainian forces have successfully attacked a Russian supply ship with drones, the British Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
In a daily intelligence update, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine says that Ukraine has launched a successful attack on air defense and supply ships with Bayraktar drones.
“The Russian navy is receiving minimal protection in the western part of the Black Sea after the Russian navy retreated to Crimea after the fall of Moscow,” the Ministry of Defense said. statement.
Meanwhile, the British say fighting continues on Zumiini Island, also known as Snake Island. If Russia consolidates its position on the island, the foreign ministry said it could take control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea. The island is located on the southwest coast of Ukraine, south of Odessa.
House passes $40 billion package for military and humanitarian aid
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday night providing $40 billion in new aid to Ukraine as the Biden administration seeks to bolster US support for Kyiv in its war with Russia.
The House voted 368-57 after President Joe Biden urged Congress to act quickly and Republicans hesitated to pass an additional $10 billion in COVID-19 relief funds along with military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. All 57 votes came from Republicans.
Additional funding bills are now heading to the Senate. Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week that he had asked former Vice President Biden to separate COVID-19 aid from Ukrainian funding.
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