Russia Ukraine breaking news: Putin ‘forces troops with chronic health problems to fight’

Smoke fills the street following the Russian rocket attack on a residential area of ​​Kyiv

Many Russian soldiers are forced to serve in Ukraine with “serious” health problems, while those forced to build trenches under fire have likely suffered “particularly heavy casualties”, British defense experts say.

A number of “common themes” emerge in the experience of mobilized reservists from Moscow, according to the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD), with their deployment often characterized by “inadequate” training and personal equipment.

A defense intelligence update from the Defense Ministry suggests the Kremlin will likely be concerned that a growing number of families are willing to risk arrest while protesting the conditions their loved ones face in war time.

Earlier, the Defense Ministry said Russian reservists were being killed “in large numbers” during frontal assaults in Donetsk Oblast.

In its latest update, the MoD said: “Mobilized reservists most likely suffered particularly heavy casualties after being engaged in digging ambitious trench systems under heavy artillery fire around the town of Svatove in Luhansk Oblast”.

Defense intelligence added that the eligibility of Russian reservists has often been questionable and that the training and equipment provided to them is “inadequate”.

1669375906

Putin “forces troops with chronic health problems to fight”

Many Russian soldiers are forced to serve in Ukraine with “serious” health problems, while those forced to build trenches under fire have likely suffered “particularly heavy casualties”, British defense experts say.

A number of “common themes” emerge in the experience of mobilized reservists from Moscow, according to the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD), with their deployment often characterized by “inadequate” training and personal equipment.

A defense intelligence update from the Defense Ministry suggests the Kremlin will likely be concerned that a growing number of families are willing to risk arrest while protesting the conditions their loved ones face in war time.

Most mobilized reservists have served before, he says, with “numerous examples” suggesting there is a good chance their medical condition is not being “adequately reviewed”.

“Many are forced to serve with serious chronic health conditions,” the update said.

Matt MatherNovember 25, 2022 11:31 am

1669370999

Several people killed in the Russian bombardment of Kherson

Kherson suffered its heaviest shelling on Thursday since Ukrainian forces recaptured the southern city two weeks ago.

The barrage of missiles killed four people outside a cafe and a woman was also killed next to her house, witnesses said, speaking to Associated Press reporters.

Hospitals without electricity or water also face the horrific aftermath of intensified Russian strikes.

They struck residential and commercial buildings on Thursday, setting some on fire, blowing ash skyward and smashing glass in the streets.

Matt MatherNovember 25, 2022 10:09

1669369986

NATO – we will not back down on support for Ukraine

NATO reaffirmed its support for Ukraine, which has made significant gains in recent weeks around Kherson – a regional economic hub.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general, said the military alliance “would not back down” in its efforts to provide Kyiv with non-lethal aid.

“NATO will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes,” he said.

“We will not back down,” he told reporters in Brussels on Friday ahead of a meeting of alliance foreign ministers in Bucharest next week.

Matt MatherNovember 25, 2022 9:53 a.m.

1669368518

Warmonger Putin to meet soldiers’ mothers

Warmonger Vladimir Putin has insisted he has no regrets sparking his bloody conflict in Ukraine as he prepares to meet the mothers of soldiers whose lives he put at risk on the line of forehead.

So far, up to 100,000 Russian soldiers and reservists have been killed or injured in the illegal war, which Mr Putin continues to call a ‘special military operation’ to end what he claims – without evidence – be a genocide against ethnic Russians in the country.

Russian resident Vladimir Putin (Mikhail Metzel/AP/PA)

” height=”726″ width=”982″ layout=”responsive” class=”i-amphtml-layout-responsive i-amphtml-layout-size-defined” i-amphtml-layout=”responsive”>

Vladimir Putin, Russian resident (Mikhail Metzel/AP/PA)

(AP)

The war in Ukraine has killed and injured tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides, according to the United States, and the Russian invasion has sparked the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

“On the eve of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday of November, Vladimir Putin will meet the mothers of servicemen participating in the special military operation,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Matt MatherNovember 25, 2022 9:28 a.m.

1669366504

Kyiv residents in survival mode as Putin cuts power

Residents of the bombed Ukrainian capital grabbed empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafes for electricity and heat on Thursday, defiantly going into survival mode after fresh Russian missile strikes the day before plunged the city and much of the country into darkness.

In hard-to-believe scenes in a sophisticated city of 3 million, some Kyiv residents resorted to collecting rainwater from drainpipes as repair crews scrambled to reconnect the supplies.

Friends and family members exchanged messages to find out who had collected electricity and water. Some had one but not the other. The previous day’s aerial assault on Ukraine’s power grid left no one without either.

The cafes of Kyiv which, by a small miracle, had both quickly become oases of comfort on Thursday. Oleksiy Rashchupkin, a 39-year-old investment banker, woke up to find water had been reconnected to his third-floor apartment, but electricity had not.

Her freezer thawed in the blackout, leaving a puddle of water on her floor.

So he jumped into a taxi and crossed the Dnieper from the left bank to the right, to a cafe he had noticed had remained open after previous Russian strikes.

Sure enough it was serving hot drinks, hot food and the music and wifi was on. “I am here because there is heating, coffee and light,” he said. “Here is life.”

Kyiv residents fill plastic bottles at a water pump in a park in Kyiv

” height=”726″ width=”982″ layout=”responsive” class=”i-amphtml-layout-responsive i-amphtml-layout-size-defined” i-amphtml-layout=”responsive”>

Residents of Kyiv fill plastic bottles at a water pump in a park in Kyiv

(AFP via Getty Images)

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 08:55

1669365664

James Cleverly promises more ambulances for Ukraine during his visit to the country

James Cleverly has announced a “hands-on” support package to help Ukraine weather the winter during a visit to the war-torn country.

Mr Cleverly announced the practical support as Ukraine’s power grid and other critical infrastructure was pounded by Russian strikes, causing blackouts and leaving millions without heat, electricity or water as temperatures fall.

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 08:41

1669364584

UK Foreign Secretary pledges more winter support during visit to Ukraine

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will pledge millions of pounds of extra support to Kyiv during a visit to Ukraine to ensure the country has the practical help it needs through the winter, his office said.

Cleverly, who is due to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the trip, also condemned Russia for its “brutal attacks” on civilians, hospitals and energy infrastructure.

A statement from his office released early Friday said Cleverly visited Ukraine, which this week suffered the most devastating Russian airstrikes on its energy infrastructure so far in the months-long war.

“The UK stands with Ukraine,” Cleverly said, as it released £3million to help rebuild vital infrastructure and committed another £5million to a Ukraine-led initiative to ship grain to countries at risk of famine.

“I have seen here with my own eyes how the UK’s efforts are helping brave citizens to resist and rebuild. Our support will continue for as long as it takes for this remarkable country to recover,” he added.

Cleverly’s trip to the European country comes just days after new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made his first visit to Kyiv during which he pledged to continue the strong support for Ukraine that Britain provided under its predecessors.

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 08:23

1669363504

Air defenses triggered in Crimean city annexed to Russia -TASS

The air defense system was triggered in the city of Armyansk in the Crimean peninsula annexed to Russia, TASS news agency reported on Friday citing a local mayor.

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 08:05

1669362604

Families of Russian reservists prepared to protest as large numbers of those mobilized were killed

A growing number of families of reservists are willing to risk arrest by protesting the conditions in which their loved ones are serving, the UK Ministry of Defense has said.

This comes as the ministry reported that “mobilized reservists most likely suffered particularly heavy casualties after being engaged in digging ambitious trench systems under artillery fire around the town of Svatove in the Oblast of Luhansk”.

Defense intelligence added that the eligibility of Russian reservists has often been questionable and that the training and equipment provided to them is “inadequate”.

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 07:50

1669361780

ICYMI: Putin will meet mothers of Russian soldiers on Mother’s Day

Vladimir Putin will meet the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine in time for the Mother’s Day celebration this weekend.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain reports:

Maryam Zakir-HussainNovember 25, 2022 07:36

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: