SITUATION AT THE FRONT
- Fighting continues along the entire front line. Russian troops keep trying to encircle Avdiivka, while suffering huge losses in manpower and equipment. Ukrainian soldiers bravely and firmly hold the defence. Daily losses of the enemy often exceed a thousand dead.
- Russia spends its accumulated forces on almost continuous infantry attacks, without achieving significant results on the battlefield. The Ukrainian Defence Forces focused on destroying logistics to exhaust the enemy, prevent the provision of Russian troops with weapons, ammunition, and fuel.
- Ukrainian troops hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, conduct raids and reconnaissance operations, counter-battery combat, and inflict fire strikes on the enemy.
UKRAINE’S RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION
- By opposing Russian aggression, Ukraine is fighting for its existence: as a state, nation, democracy. The price is infinitely high. Ukraine needs to keep its faith, resilience, and unity.
- In recent months, Ukraine has gained a number of significant victories: it restored the grain corridor, struck the Russian fleet, began to liberate the left bank of the Dnipro, and advanced in the issues of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. All military operations of Ukraine are planned; the command values the lives of soldiers and does not use them as cannon fodder in suicidal assaults.
- During the virtual G20 meeting, Putin was spreading Russian propaganda.
- Russia, which is undermining the international order based on the rule of law with an invasive war, has no place in the G20. Russian regime once again used an influential international platform to spread propaganda about the alleged “guilt” of Ukraine in the fact that it was attacked by Russia. Putin tried to pretend to be a “peacemaker” and cynically urged to think “how to stop this tragedy,” knowing well that only he could stop the bloodshed in Ukraine.
- S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping defiantly ignored the meeting at which Putin spoke because they understood perfectly the falsity of Russian rhetoric.
STRENGTHENING UKRAINE’S COOPERATION WITH AFRICAN COUNTRIES
- Ukraine seeks to restore the close relations with African states. This is not just intentions, but the development of a mutually beneficial partnership. In less than a year, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine visited 12 African countries: Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, and South Africa. Ukraine welcomes the support of African states for President Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula.
- Ukraine’s cooperation with African countries is based on the principles of mutual respect and common interests of security and development. Ukraine wants to continue bringing food to Africa at affordable prices. Ukraine can become a partner in the technological evolution for African countries because it has advanced experience in the development of the IT sector, digitalization of the economy, cybersecurity, military-industrial complex, education and much more.