Day 137 of the Invasion of Ukraine: US Aid exceeds the Cost of the first 5 years of the Afghan War
Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:
Rocket fire and explosions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions
Heavy night in Ukraine - local authorities report rocket fire and explosions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. However, in the past 24 hours, Russian forces have not advanced significantly.
Massive rocket fire was also reported in the southern parts of Ukraine. Battles are taking place in the area of Mykolaiv - a strategic city on the way to Odessa.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Irina Vereshchuk, invited the citizens to leave Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, occupied by Russia.
According to analysts, this means that Kyiv is preparing counterattacks in the area. The Russian side reported several neighborhoods in Donetsk attacked by Ukrainian forces.
In his midnight address, President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country would deal with the Russians only with the help of modern weapons.
"The brutal attacks of the Russian artillery in Donbas do not stop for a day - Sloviansk, Bakhmut, Avdeyevka. You can stop such terrorist acts only with modern, precise and powerful weapons. And I want to thank the United States for the decision to provide Ukraine with a new package of military aid worth 400 million dollars," said the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
US aid to Ukraine exceeds the cost of the first 5 years of the war in Afghanistan
The Biden administration and lawmakers on both sides of the House have vowed to oppose Russia's war in Ukraine and the threat it poses to European security, and the funds allocated to Kyiv so far already exceed the US's first five years of spending in Afghanistan.
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