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February 7, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine news



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There’s been heavy fighting throughout the jap frontlines, whereas Kyiv additionally reported renewed Russian shelling within the south of the nation. Ukrainian forces are doing all they will to save Bakhmut amid some Russian advances, in accordance with Pavlo Kyrylenko, the pinnacle of the Donetsk area army administration.

Listed below are extra developments:

Navy help. Ukraine’s high nationwide safety official told CNN he’s confident Ukraine will ultimately obtain American-made F-16 fighter jets, saying that “it is solely a matter of time.” And Leopard 2 battle tanks from Germany shall be prepared for Ukraine to make use of on the finish of March, in accordance with a tweet from the German military. Ukrainian Minister of Protection Oleksii Reznikov thanked Germany’s pledge to ship the tanks. Germany, in addition to Denmark and the Netherlands, additionally introduced they are going to ship greater than 100 Leopard 1 battle tanks to Ukraine by the spring of 2024. Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu stated the West’s supplying of heavy weapons is dragging out the warfare and drawing NATO nations into the battle.

Developments on the bottom. Ukrainian officers reported at the very least six explosions in Kharkiv on Tuesday. And over the previous 24 hours, greater than 30 settlements within the Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk areas got here beneath hearth, with a number of districts and villages round Bakhmut coming beneath assault as nicely, the Ukrainian Common Workers stated. The Protection Intelligence of Ukraine on Tuesday dismissed Russia’s claims that it has taken management of a number of small settlements within the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia areas. Additionally, Russian forces in jap Ukraine look like stockpiling ammunition and build up troop reserves forward of an offensive that might start in weeks, Ukraine’s high official within the Luhansk area stated. In the meantime, Ukraine’s high nationwide safety official, Oleksiy Danilov, hinted at Kyiv’s capacity to strike Russia on its own territory, past occupied Ukraine.

Management modifications. The Ukrainian authorities permitted the appointment of three new regional governors on Tuesday within the Dnipropetrovsk area, the Zaporizhzhia area and the Kherson area, in accordance with the Workplace of the President. Ukraine’s parliament has additionally permitted the appointment of a brand new inside minister and head of the safety dervice. Ukraine’s protection minister, whose continued tenure has been questioned by the chief of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s social gathering in parliament, on Tuesday posted the message “holding the road” on Twitter.