Live – For the head of the Pentagon, Ukraine ‘could win’ the war ‘if it had the right equipment’

The US wants Russia to be “weak” so it can’t fight another war

On Monday, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said the United States, which provides significant military aid to Ukraine, wants to see Russia “weakened” to the point that it no longer has the ability to carry out attacks similar to the invasion of Ukraine.

“We want to see Russia so weakened that it cannot do the same things as invading Ukraine,” he said in eastern Poland, after returning from a visit to Kyiv. “It’s already lost a lot of military capabilities and a lot of troops to be honest, we don’t want them to be able to quickly renew those capabilities,” he told reporters.

Russia says it shot down two Ukrainian drones near the border

Russia on Monday shot down two Ukrainian drones near the border with Ukraine, where Moscow has launched a military offensive for more than two months, local authorities said.

“The anti-aircraft defense shot down two Ukrainian drones today at 4:15 am (3:15 am Paris time)” in the Rylsk region bordering Ukraine, Rumen Starovit, the governor of the Kursk region, said on Telegram, noting that there were no casualties or materials. ruin.

Status update at 9 am.

• The The war in Ukraine I entered on Monday in His sixty-first daySince the beginning of the Russian invasion. This weekend, the raids of the invaders were focused on the east and south of the country, in particular on the strategic port of Odessa, Kharkiv and Dnipro.

• Minister of Foreign Affairs Anthony Blinken Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv on Sunday, the first visit by US leaders to Ukraine since the outbreak of hostilities. The two officials announced the gradual return of the US diplomatic presence in Ukraine and additional direct and indirect aid of more than $700 million.

“The first thing you win is the belief that you can win. They are convinced they can win.”Then Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said. “They can win if they have the right equipment and the right support,” he added.

A Russian fuel depot caught fire near the Ukrainian borderFrom Sunday night to Monday. The Russian authorities, who announced the fire, did not specify the cause.

US Defense Secretary says Ukraine ‘could win’ the war if it has the right equipment

The Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin, after returning from a trip to Kyiv with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, said Ukraine could win the war against Russia if it had the right equipment.

“The first thing you win is the belief that you can win,” Lloyd Austin told reporters about the Ukrainians. “And they are convinced they can win.” “They can win if they have the right equipment and the right support,” he added after the visit, during which the two ministers met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Russia: A burning fuel depot near the Ukrainian border

The Russian authorities said that a fire broke out in a large fuel depot, on Monday, in a Russian town near the Ukrainian border, without specifying the causes of the fire.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations noted that “a fire broke out at the fuel depot in Transneft Bryansk Druzhba in Bryansk,” a town 150 kilometers from the border with Ukraine that serves as a logistics base for Moscow’s military offensive in that country. news agencies.

“According to preliminary information, there are no casualties, and the causes of this fire have not been determined.

The local branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said that the fire broke out at about 2 am local time (1 am Monday Paris time) in the Fokinsky district of the city of Bryansk, adding that rescue workers and firefighters were sent to the scene.

US announces new military aid to Ukraine

The heads of US diplomacy and defense, Anthony Blinken and Lloyd Austin, met Sunday in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Washington confirmed on Monday, announcing the provision of additional military aid to Ukraine and the return of US diplomats to the country.

The two officials announced the gradual return of the US diplomatic presence in Ukraine and additional direct and indirect military assistance of $713 million.

Blinken announced to Zelensky the return of the US diplomatic presence in Ukraine

US officials confirmed that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv on Sunday, the first visit by US leaders to Ukraine since the outbreak of hostilities by Russia.

During their visit, the two officials announced the gradual return of the US diplomatic presence in Ukraine. The two ministers returned to Polish soil on Monday morning when US officials first confirmed the visit.

Zelensky congratulates Macron on his re-election

Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron, a true friend of Ukraine, for his re-election! On Twitter, President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has met several times with the French President since the Russian invasion of his country on February 24. According to the French presidency, he congratulated him directly on the phone.

“I wish him more success for the good of the people. I appreciate his support and I am convinced that together we are advancing towards new common victories. Towards a strong and united Europe!” he is writing.

Ukraine offers talks with Russia in Mariupol

Ukraine has offered to hold talks with Russia next to the vast Azovstal mineral complex in Mariupol (southeast), where Ukrainian fighters and civilians are still entrenched in a city largely under Russian control, the Ukrainian presidency announced on Sunday.

“We invited the Russians to hold a special session of talks next to the Azovstal site,” Volodymyr Zelensky’s advisor Oleksiy Aristovich told a news briefing, noting that he was “awaiting a response” from the Russian delegation.

Meeting between Zelensky, Blinkin and the US Secretary of Defense in Kyiv

A meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, US Chief of Diplomacy Anthony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took place on Sunday evening in Kyiv, according to the Ukrainian presidency.

“The Americans are in Kyiv today. They are discussing the president at this very moment,” the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksich Aristovich, said in an interview broadcast in the evening on YouTube.

This is the first meeting between Volodymyr Zelensky and representatives of the US administration in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24.

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