Ukraine war situation report – day 90
May 24, 2022 - Russian forces in eastern Ukraine are intensifying attacks on Severodonetsk, the largest city under Ukrainian control in Luhansk province, as they seek to seize the Donbas region.
The new offensive comes as twenty countries announced new security assistance packages and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, said Lloyd Austin, the U.S. defence secretary.
The new security packages included “critically needed artillery ammunition, coastal defence systems and tanks and other armoured vehicles”.
Denmark pledged to send Harpoon anti-ship missiles that could be used to push the Russian navy away from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, allowing exports of grain and other agricultural products to resume.