Smoke rises near Russian troop positions between Soledar and Bakhmut in Ukraine.
Ukraine claims to have beaten back dozens of attacks in Donbass within a day. President Zelenskyj meanwhile called the resumption of the grain agreement a stage victory. The overview
Dhe Ukraine reports intense fighting with Russian units in the Donbass around the towns of Bakhmut and Soledar. “Dozens of attacks in one day” were repelled
said Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maljar on Ukrainian television on Wednesday. If the Russian army advances, Ukraine will immediately respond with a counterattack. According to the General Staff in Kyiv, Russia continued to attack infrastructure in several regions with missiles and Iranian drones. The information from the combat area could not be independently confirmed.
Russia underlines defensive nuclear doctrine
After speculation about a possible nuclear escalation in the Ukraine war, Russia has underlined the purely defensive nature of its nuclear doctrine. In the current turbulent situation, the most important task is “to avoid any military confrontation between nuclear powers,” the Foreign Ministry said in Moscow on Wednesday. In its policy of deterrence, Russia adheres to the fact that nuclear war is inadmissible. There are no winners in such a war and it must never be unleashed. Russian doctrine is deeply defensive.