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Russia-Ukraine War Hotspot Warning


The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on April 26 that the Russian military used missiles, planes and artillery to target targets in Ukraine the night before, killing at least 560 members of the Ukrainian army and destroying dozens of armored vehicles, steel, rocket systems and other military supplies. . Equipment, according to Reuters. Eastern and southern Ukraine also continued to see a new wave of Russian attacks yesterday, while Ukraine announced it had repelled some.

Russia warns NATO

In a dire situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on April 25 that the current risk of a third world war is very high: “I don’t want to artificially exaggerate the risks involved… This risk is serious and real. We It must not be underestimated,” according to AFP.

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The Russian foreign minister also accused the West of providing arms to Ukraine as a deliberate provocation aimed at prolonging rather than ending the conflict. “These weapons will be legitimate targets of the Russian military’s actions within the framework of special military operations. Essentially, NATO is at war with Russia through proxies and armed proxies,” he stressed.

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Ukrainian soldiers on a tank in eastern Ukraine on April 24

AFP

The United States and NATO have yet to comment on the statement. Meanwhile, British Armed Forces Minister James Hippey yesterday rejected Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s warning. “I don’t think there is a threat of escalation at the moment. What the West is doing to support its allies in Ukraine is well controlled. Everything we are doing is to avoid a direct conflict with Russia,” according to the BBC , Hepe said.

‘The next few weeks are critical’

Amid ongoing hostilities, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hosted defense talks in Germany on April 26 with representatives from more than 40 countries to seek assurances that weapons would flow to Ukraine. “Ukraine obviously believes they’re going to win, everyone here believes,” Austin said.

Poland announces it has sent tanks to Ukraine

According to Agence France-Presse, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht also said at the meeting that Germany will allow the dispatch of tanks to Ukraine, marking a clear change in Germany’s policy of military support for Kyiv. According to RT reports, on April 25, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also claimed to have provided Ukraine with multiple tanks, but did not provide details.

Just before the meeting, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley said the main goal was to coordinate growing security support for Kyiv, including the delivery of heavy weapons such as grenades, artillery and artillery. “The next few weeks will be very important. Ukraine needs constant support to be successful in the battle,” Milley stressed.

On April 25, the U.S. State Department used President Joe Biden’s emergency declaration for the first time to approve a $165 million arms sale to Ukraine. The Pentagon said the weapons could include ammunition for artillery, tanks and howitzers.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials say Russia still has advanced equipment and has expressed a willingness to add troops and units to the Ukrainian military operation. Several defense experts and economists said Moscow was financially capable of long-term military operations despite Western sanctions.

400 Russian diplomats expelled from Western countries

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said when he met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow yesterday that it is necessary to create conditions for a ceasefire in Ukraine as soon as possible and create an opportunity for a peaceful solution to the problem. Reuters. Later, Mr. Guterres also held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.