Russia-Ukraine War, LIVE: Moscow says it has killed more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers in recent fighting

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While all eyes are on Russia’s oil supply to Europe, Moscow reported this Sunday eliminated about 200 members of the Ukrainian forces in various attacks carried out in the last few hours.

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Russia, for its part, will not be able to sell crude oil transported by sea to Europe from tomorrow, by virtue of the embargo agreed by the Twenty-seven as a sanction to the military campaign launched by the Kremlin against Ukraine on February 24 of this year.

The embargo will affect 90 percent of European imports of Russian oil, or about 100 million tonnes or 730 million barrels a year, according to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.

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The stated goal of the European embargo, which will also affect imports of crude oil derivatives from February 5, is to undermine Russia’s ability to finance its military operations in Ukraine.

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Russia says it has killed more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers in recent fighting

More than 200 Ukrainian forces have been killed in the past few hours during a series of offensives by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s defense ministry said on Sunday.

At least 50 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in an operation in the city of Artemovsk in Donetsk province that also destroyed six armored fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a ministry spokesman said.

Another 40 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in a Russian counterattack in the city of Shevchenko, also in Donetsk, spokesman general Igor Konashenkov said at a news conference, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

The Russian general indicated that more than 60 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in another Russian counterattack on the Yagodnoye settlement in Jerkov province, which also destroyed two trucks and two cars.

The Russian military spokesman also said that Ukrainian forces failed to break into several towns in the nearby Luhansk province controlled by the Russian military.

In addition, three sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the area of ​​the Chervonaya Dibrova settlement, also in Lugansk, according to Konashenkov.

Russia will no longer be able to sell crude oil to Europe transported by sea from tomorrow

Europe has put a brake on Russian oil. Reuters photo

From this Monday, Russia will not be able to export oil transported by sea to Europe under the embargo agreed by the Twenty-seven as a sanction for the military campaign launched by the Kremlin against Ukraine on February 24 this year.

The embargo will affect 90 percent of European imports of Russian oil, or about 100 million tonnes or 730 million barrels a year, according to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.

The stated goal of the European embargo, which will also affect imports of crude oil derivatives from February 5, is to undermine Russia’s ability to finance its military operations in Ukraine.

The veto on imports is joined by the agreement of the countries of the European Union (EU) to set a ceiling on the price of Russian oil of 60 dollars a barrel.

More than 500 Ukrainian cities still without electricity after Russian bombing

A dinner in Kherson, after part of Ukraine was left without electricity due to the attacks. Photo EFE

More than Today, 500 Ukrainian cities were still without electricity following Russian bombing in recent weeks that severely damaged the country’s electricity grid, an interior ministry official said.

“The enemy continues to attack the country’s essential infrastructure. Currently, 507 cities in eight regions of our country are without electricity,” Yevgeniy Yenin, first deputy interior minister, told Ukrainian television.

In detail, “Kharkov region is the most affected, with 112 isolated villages; in Donetsk and Kherson regions more than 90; Mykolaiv region 82; Zaporizhia region 76; Lugansk region 43”, he listed, reports the news agency AFP.

Ukrainians cross the Dnipro River near Kherson, according to military reports

The damaged Antonivsky bridge, Kherson region. AP Photo

Ukrainian troops they reached the bank of the river Dnpronear Kherson, according to reports showing images of a small group of soldiers crossing the waters by boat and reaching a small port on the eastern shore where they hoist their country’s flag.

According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in Washington, if this advance is confirmed, Ukrainian troops could soon begin operating on the eastern edge.

Ukrainian sources say that all the collaborators have been evacuated by the Russians from Oleschky, a town on the eastern bank located 10 kilometers from Kherson.

However, according to the ISW it is unclear whether Russian troops have already withdrawn from the coast.

US intelligence chief is “optimistic” about Ukrainian troops

Avril Haines, US intelligence chief. Reuters photo

“The fighting of the war in Ukraine is proceeding slowly” and the Ukrainian forces they may have better prospects for the next few months, the US intelligence chief said.

Avril Haines cited past allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisers may be keeping him bad news for Russia about the progress of the war, noting that he is “becoming more knowledgeable about the challenges facing the military in Russia.”

“But it’s still not clear to us whether at this point you have a complete picture of how challenged they are,” the US director of national intelligence said Saturday night at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California.

Looking ahead, “we honestly already see a kind of reduced pace of the conflict,” he said, and his team expects both sides to look to resupply, readjust and reform for a possible counter-offensive in the spring.

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