Ukraine War Rages On, Foreign Countries Support by Daniel K.
The year-old war in Ukraine and devastating news on what has struck their nation continues. This is the latest update and information on what is happening as of this month.
According to CNBC News on March 1, 2023, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in his nightly address, “The fighting continues. The Donetsk direction is holding out and we will do everything, without stopping for a single day, to strengthen Ukrainian defense for our soldiers and our people.”
Aerial view from a satellite showing bombed apartments in Ukraine (Picture from NBC News)
The Kremlin (central government of Russia) said that reporters should wait for a statement from the Ministry of Defense on the status of Soledar (a nearby city in Ukraine). In addition, President Vladimir Putin’s military is transitioning to Kharkiv with a population of over 2 million Ukrainians at risk of danger. President Zelensky has told people living in the area to evacuate immediately for what may come.
According to CNN News, Japan is contributing $95 million to the United Nations for development assistance to help Ukraine deal with the costs of reconstruction and military weapons. Minister of Infrastructure Kubrakov thanked the Japanese ambassador for his contribution to the United Nations Development Program for Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shymyhal said that the reconstruction of Ukraine is expected to cost an estimated $3 billion. Congress has reported that Biden has contributed $40 billion in U.S. assistance aid.
Valery Gerasimov will take responsibility for executing the “special operations” in Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday. Gerasimov had served as chief of the General Staff, or head of Russia’s armed forces for 38 years. Pro-war elements in Russia widely blamed him for their military’s inept performance during the war.
Vladimir Putin (left) and Valery Gerasimov (right) having a toast referring to Soledar. (Credit: CNN News)
In other news, Abbas Gallyamov claims that the war will end in May 2023. Putin will also not be in the 2024 elections, which may put a stop to the Ukrainian war. New information has been leaked about Putin’s health for he is battling against blood cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia, which is slowly deteriorating the physical condition of his mental state. Ukrainian President Zelensky states “If Putin dies, there will be no war.”
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