Ukraine war briefing: US-supplied glide bombs struggle against Russian jamming | Ukraine

  • Russian interference Ukraine’s newer Prevents long-range GLSDB bombs from hitting their targetsThe ground-launched small diameter bombs made by Boeing and Saab have a range of 100 miles (161 kilometers). They are launched by a rocket engine and have wings that extend their range, but their guidance systems have been a target of Russian sabotage, leaving manufacturers struggling to find a solution, Reuters reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.

  • Russian missile kills at least seven civilians in Kharkiv An explosion occurred in the eastern Ukrainian city of Qatar on Thursday, officials said. At least 20 people were wounded in an S-300 missile strike, the region’s governor, Oleh Shniekhbov, said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called the attack “extremely cruel” and reiterated frustration that Western allies have not provided the country with adequate air defense systems.

  • The Russian missile Ljubotin town centerThe explosion occurred about 10 kilometers (6 miles) west of the city of Kharkiv, wounding eight civilians. 13 people injured There were other airstrikes as well, authorities said.

  • The Russian military Invasion of northern Sumi According to regional governor Volodymyr Artyukh, about 1,500 people, including 200 children, were evacuated from the towns of Biropilia and Volozhba.

  • In the United States, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul told Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a congressional hearing: The Biden administration should lift a ban on Ukrainian forces firing U.S.-supplied weapons across the border into Russia. The attack on Ukraine will begin here. “They cannot win with the restrictions you have imposed on them,” McCaul said.

  • Texas Senators Russian artillery, rockets and missiles line the Russian side of the border in the “sanctuary” where Ukrainian forces are not allowed to attack. Blinken responded that the administration “is not enabling or supporting attacks outside of Ukraine, but Ukraine must and will make its own decisions. I want to ensure that Ukraine has the equipment it needs to effectively defend itself.”

  • The head of the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula Ukraine missile attack Two people were killed near the administrative capital, Simferopol. Ukrainian military bloggers and unofficial media reported numerous targets were hit across the peninsula. RBK Ukraine news agency, without citing sources, said the targets were: It may have also included headquarters for the Coast Guard and an intelligence center.The Guardian was unable to independently verify these reports.

  • The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday Ukrainian rockets and drones The attack took place in the Belgorod region, where the region’s governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said one woman was killed.

  • Poland and Greece Urged the EU to build an “air defense shield” “Europe is safe as long as our skies are safe,” Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis wrote to EU Secretary-General Ursula von der Leyen, calling for “a comprehensive air defence system to protect the EU’s common airspace against all threats.”

  • Russian authorities have arrested Gen. Vadim Shamarin, deputy chief of the Russian military’s general staff, on charges of corruption and “abuse of power,” charges the Kremlin denies. carry out a purge of senior military officialsBut some leading Russian military bloggers have welcomed the arrest of a general they say is responsible for battlefield failures in Russia’s two-year offensive into Ukraine. Critics and opposition figures have long said the Russian military is riddled with corruption. When things are going well on the battlefield, military leaders rarely face serious scrutiny or retaliation..

  • Ivan Popovformer Cmdr. Criticize Russian military leaders for high casualties in Ukraine“The Kremlin is capitalizing on the pattern of recent arrests of senior Russian Defense Ministry officials on corruption charges,” the Institute for the Study of War said in a statement. Nearly 10 months after his clash with the Russian military command, they are now concealing the real reasons for Popov’s punishment. He was subsequently relieved of his command.”

  • Russian Investigative Committee Recently, arrests were announced Defense Ministry official Vladimir Verteletsky, Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov, and Head of the Defense Ministry’s Personnel Department Yuri Kuznetsov.

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