Day 340 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv is Negotiating the Supply of Long-Range Missiles

@Nikkei Asia

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Kyiv is negotiating the supply of long-range missiles

Ukraine is in intensive talks with its allies to provide long-range missiles. Kyiv introduced sanctions against hundreds of companies from Russia and Belarus.

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said Ukraine needs the missiles to destroy Russian artillery depots, which number more than 100 on the Crimean peninsula alone.

Meanwhile, Ukraine's air force denied a report in Spanish newspaper El Pais that Kyiv intended to acquire 24 fighter jets from its allies, saying talks were still ongoing.

The Ukrainian side introduced sanctions against over 180 companies from Russia and Belarus. Most of them are engaged in transportation, vehicle leasing and chemical production. Sanctions include various measures such as blocking assets, restricting commercial operations and halting transit. According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, "we are talking about companies that are connected to the transportation of Russian military equipment and manpower."

On Saturday, Russian forces attacked seven municipalities in the Sumy region, the local administration announced. Apartment blocks, houses and public buildings were damaged.

Ukrainian Armed Forces: We repelled Russian forces from the village of Blagodatne in eastern Donetsk. Wagner: We took it over

Ukraine's armed forces said they had repelled an attack in the Blagodatne region of eastern Donetsk region, and Russia's private military company Wagner said it had taken control of the village, Reuters reported.

"Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repulsed the attacks of the...

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