Posted in: 06/23/2022 – 07:27
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow’s intense air and artillery bombardment was aimed at destroying the entire Donbass region, and urged Kyiv’s allies to speed up shipments of heavy weapons to it so that Ukraine’s military capability would match Russia’s on the battlefield.
07:00 Zelensky seeks heavy weapons, and Russia razes Ukrainian cities
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow’s intense air and artillery bombardment was aimed at destroying the entire Donbass region, urging Kyiv’s allies to speed up the shipment of heavy weapons to it so that it could become Russia’s military equivalent on the battlefield.
In a video speech published in the early hours of Thursday morning, Zelensky said, “We must liberate our land and achieve victory, but at a much faster pace,” adding, “There was intense air and artillery bombardment in the Donbass. The goal of the occupier here has not changed, they want to destroy the entire Donbass step by step.” .
“That is why we have repeatedly emphasized the need to speed up arms deliveries to Ukraine. What is needed to be achieved quickly is parity on the battlefield in order to stop these savage crowds and push them beyond Ukraine’s borders.”
06:30 Two huge facilities for storing grains and oils were hit in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv by Russian missile strikes
Two huge facilities in the city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, intended for storing grains and vegetable oils and exporting them through the city’s port, were hit by Russian missile strikes on Wednesday, according to the companies, Vitera and Bunge, the operators of the two facilities.
A spokesman for Vitera said that the storage tanks for the export of vegetable oils at the commercial port in the city of Mykolaiv were “damaged by a missile strike”, which also slightly injured one person.
06:00 White House: G7 “will make concrete proposals to increase pressure on Russia”
A senior White House official said Wednesday that the Group of Seven major industrialized nations will present at their upcoming summit in Germany this weekend “a set of concrete proposals to increase pressure on Russia and to demonstrate our collective support for Ukraine.”