Ukrainian forces dig in towards Russia’s japanese assault because the U.S. pledges extra support

Willem Marx:

The besieged plant now a jail, and, with out swift intervention, probably a tomb.

One lady confirmed the place they sleep, youngsters with out recent diapers, partitions coated in mildew. As soon as extra immediately, Russians reassured {that a} route out from the power can be protected. As soon as once more, Ukrainians refused to belief refused to belief Moscow’s ensures.

Above floor, Putin’s forces targeted on protected passage for their very own troops. Elsewhere, no respite from Russian strikes. In a single day, missiles hit almost 60 targets supporting Ukraine’s struggle effort, together with 5 railway websites. Within the West, in Lviv, this prepare station torched.

In the meantime, in Russia, a a lot bigger fireplace burned for hours at an oil depot in Bryansk, close to the border with Ukraine. No phrase but what precipitated the conflagration, however, final week, Russian officers stated Kyiv’s forces attacked the identical area.

Right here within the metropolis of Dnipro, some six hours southeast of the capital, within the nation’s industrial heartland, houses and shelters are quick filling up with refugees who’ve fled right here from the combating for the east. And, Judy, we’ve seen firsthand how the well being care system, hospitals included, is underneath heavy pressure from the excessive variety of incoming casualties, each civilians and troopers alike.