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Ukraine claims to have hit the “Moskva”, a Russian military ship, in the Black Sea, Washington increases pressure on Moscow

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  • The Russian Defense Ministry admitted that the entire crew of the cruiser Moscowwhich Ukrainian authorities announced were hit with Neptune missiles on Wednesday evening. “The Missile Cruiser” Moscow was seriously damaged by explosion of ammunition caused by fire”, the Ministry of Defense reports, quoted by state news agency TASS. The ministry also said an investigation is underway to determine the causes of the fire and not link it to Ukrainian military activities.
  • The United States announces a new military support of 800 millions of dollars including 18 M777 Howitzer guns, latest generation artillery pieces, 300 Switchblade drones, 500 Javelin missiles and “thousands of other anti-tank systems”. The United States has so far been reluctant to provide the heavy equipment requested by the Ukrainians for fear of fueling tensions between Washington and Moscow.
  • At the same time, Washington defended the use of the term: “genocide” speak chairman, Joe Biden, Qualifying Russian operations in Ukraine. “I think once we have all the evidence together, we will eventually come to the same conclusion as President Biden, because what happens on the ground is not an accident.”stated on the CNN channel the number three in American diplomacy, Victoria Nuland.
  • Ukraine denies fall of Mariupol . city† More than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to Russian troops in the city of Mariupol, a strategic port in the Sea of ​​Azov that has been under siege for weeks, Russia’s defense ministry said. But Oleksiy Arestovych, adviser to the Ukrainian president, said on Facebook that a hundred soldiers, members of naval units, had made a breakthrough and joined the Azov regiment† He added that the city of Mariupol was not completely under the control of Russian troops. This information could not be verified.
  • The Presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in Kyiv. Arrived in Ukraine for ” supports “ government “at a decisive moment for this country”† The visit to Kiev of the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is always urgently desired, let one of Volodymyr Zelensky’s advisers know on Wednesday.

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