Situation report day 544 infographic
Graphic shows situation report following day 544 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Russian invasion: Situation report day 544

By Phil Bainbridge

August 21, 2023 - Netherlands and Denmark will supply Ukraine with up to 61 F-16 fighter jets after U.S. gave approval. Training will take place in Denmark and Romania.

Russia has responded angrily, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warning that it would consider the jets - which are capable of carrying atomic weapons - a nuclear threat. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, on a visit to Sweden, also discussed the possibility of obtaining the Swedish Gripen fighter jets.

Heavy fighting on at least three fronts has seen a Russian offensive on Kupiansk repelled and Ukrainian advances south of Bakhmut and at Urozhaine in the southeast.

PUBLISHED: 21/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News