War between Russia and Ukraine at a glance: what we know on day 333 of the invasion | Ukraine

  • An adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said caution and slow decision-making on whether or not to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine is costing lives. Mykhailo Podoljak tweeted on Saturday expressed his frustration at “global indecisiveness” about arms supplies to Ukraine: “Today’s indecisiveness is killing more of our people. Every day of delay is the death of Ukrainians. Think faster.”

  • Baltic countries have told Germany to send the tanks “now”. to Ukraine after alleged heel spurs by the government in Berlin. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs tweeted that they are “needed to stop Russian aggression”. The same tweet was posted by his counterparts in Estonia and Lithuania.

  • Joe Biden told reporters after a Friday night event that “Ukraine is going to get all the help they need,” in response to a question about the tanks.

  • German Defense Minister Boris Pistoriusm said that despite heightened expectations “we still cannot say when a decision will be made., and what the decision will be when it comes to the Leopard tank”. Germany has said it is taking stock of its current tank numbers pending a possible decision.

  • Some 50 countries agreed on Friday to supply Kiev with billions of dollars worth of military hardwareincluding armored vehicles and ammunition needed to push back Russian forces.

  • A tearful Volodymyr Zelenskiy attended a memorial service on Saturday to commemorate seven senior Interior Ministry officials who were killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi, his deputy and five others were killed when their helicopter crashed in fog into a children’s room on the eastern outskirts of Kiev. Including those on the ground, a total of 14 people were killed.

  • Agence France-Presse has reported that the Russian army says its troops have launched an offensive in the Zaporizhzhia region. in Southeast Ukraine. Russian troops claimed to have captured “more advantageous lines and positions” during the attack.

  • A 17-year-old boy was injured by Russian shelling from Sumy region, Ukraine.

  • Russian attacks on Friday killed one person in Kharkiv, three people in Donetsk and one person in Zaporizhzhia. According to Zelenskiy’s office, four were also injured in Kherson.

  • The British Ministry of Defense says the war in Ukraine is at an impasse. In an intelligence update, it said there was a possibility of Russian advance around the heavily contested town of Bakhmut in the Donbas region, but little movement otherwise.

  • At Kremina in the northeast, Ukrainian forces made small gains and defended against Russian counter-attacks.

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