As the war in Ukraine enters its fifth week, the biggest updates released on Friday are:
Ground fighting: There are Ukrainian forces Recovered Cities and defensive positions in the eastern suburbs of Kiev, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said in its latest intelligence update on Friday.
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday that Russian forces had destroyed “the largest remaining fuel depots” near Kiev. Caliber ship missiles launched at sea.
Survivors at the Mariupol Theater: Said Mariupol, an adviser to the mayor About 600 people He is believed to have escaped a Russian airstrike on a theater in the city on March 16.
Mariupol City Council has previously stated that, based on eyewitness accounts, it now believes it 300 people Died on strike. CNN did not independently verify the death toll. New views Emerged Shows people escaping from the theater on social media.
Biden in Poland: US President Joe Biden He praised the courage of the Ukrainian citizens Speaking to U.S. troops in Poland, he said they had “too much backbone”. He also spoke about the growing refugee crisis and thanked the humanitarian organizations in Poland for their assistance and assistance to Ukraine. One in every two Ukrainian children Russia has been displaced since the start of its invasion on February 24, according to a report by the UN Children’s Fund on Thursday.
Russia provides update on military deaths: The Russian military said at a conference on Friday More than 1,300 soldiers More than 3,800 people have been killed and more than 3,800 injured in Ukraine, the deadliest since March 2. US, Ukrainian and NATO ratings Losses of Russian troops Rose sharply.
Two senior NATO military officials on Wednesday estimated the number of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine at between 7,000 and 15,000. Other U.S. officials have put Russian losses in the same range – between 7,000 and 14,000 Russian soldiers killed – but they have expressed “low confidence” in those estimates.
Ukrainian forces also said they had Killed a Russian general Kherson area.
“Cancel culture,” Putin said. Russian President Vladimir Putin complained in a video conference on Friday that the so-called “culture of abolition” was that the West was trying to “cancel” Russia.
He described his country’s treatment as “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Compared to the general backlash against Rowling, he has been the subject of criticism in the past for what he calls transphobic. Putin, who portrays himself as a fan of conservative cultural values, has been sharply critical of the rights of transgender people and homosexuals. Rowling responded by saying that criticisms of the abolitionist culture in Ukraine by “mass murderers” were not “excellent” and added a link to a news article about imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
In his comments, Putin compared the current situation with Russian culture in the West and Nazi Germany’s censorship. Putin described his invasion of Ukraine, a country with a Jewish president, as a “reduction” campaign that was completely rejected by historians and political observers.