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UK to ignore Putin's threats and send 'cutting edge' rocket system to Ukraine

In defiance of Vladimir Putin’s threat, the UK will send a “cutting-edge” rocket system to Ukraine. It will help the troops in Ukraine fight Russia’s advances in the east.

The M270 multi-launch rocket system, which is called the M270 multiple-launch rocket system, is heading towards the battlefield despite Vladimir Putin’s warnings that Russia would strike harder if it was equipped with longer-range missiles.

According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), it can hit targets as far away as 50 miles (80 km) with “pinpoint accuracy”.

After earlier visiting the Zaporizhzhia region in the southeast, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made the commitment.

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Lysychansk can be found in Luhansk or Soledar in Donetsk. Together, the eastern regions of the Donbas make up Russia’s focal point and are the site of intense fighting.

Mr Zelenskyy shared videos of the trip and stated: “I am proud to everybody I met, every one I shook hands, and everyone with whom I had connected and had expressed support.”

He visited Zaporizhzhia and spoke to residents who had been forced from their homes by the war. This included people from Mariupol, which is now under Russian control following a brutal siege.

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Image Mr Zelenskyy met with military commanders in Zaporizhzhya
Image President also met with people who were forced from their homes


Ukrainian troops will arrive in the UK

According to the MoD, its most recent move was coordinated with America’s recent decision to donate a similar system. It also stated that it had been following requests for precision weapons to strike Russian heavy artillery.

Ukrainian troops will visit the UK to learn how the weapon works. The weapon is operated by three people and is mounted on a tracked armoured rocket launcher.

So far, PS750m has been donated by Britain to military equipment. This includes more than 5,000 antitank missiles as well as 120 armoured vehicles.

Image What’s the situation on Day 102 of war


“New insidious Attacks”

Kyiv was experiencing a five-week-long respite. On Sunday, however, two districts in the outskirts of the city, Darnytski (and Dniprovski) were hit by missiles.

Moscow claimed that it had destroyed tanks provided by Western allies while Ukraine claimed the attack had struck a rail carriage repair shop. One person was admitted to hospital, but no deaths were reported immediately.

Since April ended, the capital had not been subject to a similar attack.

“The Kremlin resorts a new insidious attack. “Today’s missile strikes on Kyiv have one goal – to kill as many people as possible,” tweeted Mykhailo podolyak, presidential adviser.

The heart of the Russian offensive was in the east. Cities and villages in Luhansk were hit again by air and missile strikes.

Serhiy Haidai, regional governor, said that helicopters attacked Girske and Myrna Dolyna while Ustynivka had been targeted by a Su-25 aircraft.

Image Smoke rises following missile strikes on Kyiv

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Other attacks were also reported in Lysychansk, where Mr Zelenskyy was present, and in Kramatorsk, the eastern city in northern Donetsk.

The Ukrainian military claimed that it had repelled seven attacks in the Donbas, including one helicopter being shot down and four tanks being destroyed.

Image Smoke rises following missile strikes on Kyiv
Image Ukrainian soldier holding a NLAW anti tank weapon in Donbas near Bakhmut

According to Mr Haidai, a counterattack in Severodonetsk also retook a large area of territory and gave Ukraine control of half the city.

Moscow has made the city a major battleground in its bid to seize Donbas.

Sunday’s MoD statement stated that Russia had lost “operational momentum” due to counterattacks.

A second senior commander was also reported to have been killed.

Alexander Sladkov, a Russian journalist and state journalist, stated on Telegram that Major General Roman Kutuzov died in eastern Ukraine. This adds to the list of military leaders from the Kremlin who appear to have been killed during the conflict.

The Kremlin did not comment on the report.

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