Day 702 of the Invasion of Ukraine: No, Putin Did Not Signal Readiness For Negotiations

Day 702 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • The Ukrainian Armed Forces advance near Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region
  • Andriy Yermak and Sullivan discussed the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine and aid to Kyiv
  • The Kremlin denied Bloomberg's information that Putin could withdraw main conditions for Ukraine
  • NATO has called for more aid to Ukraine and welcomed progress on Sweden's admission to the alliance

The Ukrainian Armed Forces advance near Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region

The fighters from the Ukrainian Armed Forces (VSU) have achieved success in the Zaporizhzhia region near the village of Verbove.

The progress of the Ukrainian defenders was reported by DeepState analysts on Telegram.

"The Defense Forces of Ukraine have advanced west of Verbove," the statement said.

According to analysts, fighting continues east of Terniv, and the contact line is being refined.

The mayor of Melitopol, still occupied by the Russians, Ivan Fedorov, referring to the analysts' map, also wrote in his messenger channel about the achievements of the VSU in the Zaporizhzhia region and reported successfully repulsed enemy attacks.

"On the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Ukrainian defense forces have advanced west of Verbove. Also, the Ukrainian defenders repelled three enemy attacks southeast of Robotyne," he noted.

On Thursday, January 25, it was reported that Ukrainian defenders were advancing in Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions. Later, the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that they did not have facts that could...

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