► At least two dead in a strike on an apartment building in Kramatorsk
Rescuers were active Thursday, February 2 at dawn in the rubble of eight buildings in the center of Kramatorsk affected Wednesday evening by strikes. One completely collapsed, Donetsk police said.
According to the governor of the region, the attack killed two people and injured 21, eight of whom were hospitalized and two are in critical condition. Two people were still stuck Thursday at dawn in the ruins of the building, he said.
► Russia celebrates 80 years of victory at Stalingrad
Russia celebrates Thursday, February 2, the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, a turning point in the Second World War and a symbol of patriotism. This celebration takes on added symbolic importance as we approach the first anniversary of the outbreak of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Russian forces recently scored their first success in months by taking Soledar, a town in eastern Ukraine. And many observers believe that Moscow is preparing a new major offensive around February 24.
► Ukraine says it needs weapons to “contain the enemy”
Faced with this threat, Ukraine is engaged in a race against time to obtain more powerful armaments. In particular, it wants high-precision missiles with a range of more than 100 kilometers to destroy Russian supply lines in order to overcome its shortfall in manpower and armament.
“We also need to be ready as soon as possible, and that’s why we need weapons, to contain the enemy,” insisted Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiï Reznikov, invited on Wednesday evening on the BFMTV channel.
“We do not underestimate our enemy. We see that he is preparing very seriously for the offensive, he continued. We think that since they live in symbolism, they will try to try something around February 24th”. According to him, “they can attempt a two-axis offensive”, in Dombass and the south.
Leave a Reply