Oorlogssituatie Oekraïne – dag 65
April 29, 2022 - Fighting is raging in Ukraine’s east and south, with Russia aiming to secure the Donbas region and the southern city of Mariupol. However, there has been a strong Ukrainian response, analysts say.
Russia’s main efforts are focused on the eastern states of Donetsk and Luhansk, known as the Donbas region, where Russian forces have supported rebel leaders since 2014, according to the BBC.
Elsewhere, the fallout continues for Moscow after Russia sent missiles to Kyiv while UN Secretary General Antoni Guterres was visiting the capital. The missiles hit residential buildings in a central district, injuring at least three people. One landed near the UN chief’s hotel, according to his team, who were uninjured, the BBC said.
U.S. President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $33bn in military, economic and humanitarian aid to support Ukraine.
NATO says it’s ready to support Ukraine for years to come as it warns the war could “drag on”.