Moscow has moved toward “a long-term, defensive posture” on the front lines in Ukraine over the past six weeks, the British Defense Ministry said Friday in its daily intelligence update, adding that this was likely a sign that Russian forces in Ukraine were “currently only capable of defensive operations.”
Russia-Ukraine war latest updates – The Washington Post
Ukraine said Russia had launched several Iranian-made Shahed drones in recent days. President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed the air force would “clip the wings of all metal monsters” as he gave a nightly address standing beside what appeared to be a downed drone. The drones , which Iran has repeatedly denied supplying to Moscow, have been used by Russian forces in Ukraine, most recently in a wave of attacks against Ukraine’s energy facilities.
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The displaced Ukrainians arrived in Zaporizhzhia, often after challenging and dangerous flights to safety. Many remain for extended periods while they await permission to return home. “Zaporizhzhia says we can’t go because they fear for our lives,” one refugee told The Post’s reporters. “But I’ll sign anything, I’ll waive any risk; just let me go back.”