As the war enters its 672nd day, these are the primary advancements.
Battling stays extreme along the cutting edge in the east [Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters]
Here is the scenario on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.
- Ukraine stated it damaged the Novocherkassk landing ship in an attack on a marine base in Russian-occupied Crimea. Russia acknowledged the ship had actually been harmed which the attack began a fire which was brought under control. Someone was eliminated and 4 hurt.
- Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the leader of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, stated his soldiers stayed on the northern edge of Marinka after Russia’s defence minister stated Moscow was in control of the now-ruined town, a brief drive from the Russian-occupied local centre of Donetsk. Zaluzhnyi stated Marinka “no longer existed” due to the damage wreaked upon it.
- Ukraine stated a minimum of someone was eliminated and 4 others hurt in a Russian attack on a train station in the southern city of Kherson, where about 140 individuals were getting ready for an evacuation.
- Ukraine’s Air Force stated its air defence systems ruined 13 of the 19 drones Russia released versus Ukraine throughout the night.
Politics and diplomacy
- Taiwan revealed a growth to its list of approved items for Russia and its ally Belarus over Russia’s major intrusion of Ukraine in a relocation the Economy Ministry stated was essential to avoid Taiwanese modern products from being utilized for military functions. The list consists of devices for making semiconductors along with particular chemicals and medications, the ministry stated in a declaration.
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