The Ukrainian army intercepts Russian cruise missiles

Today, Saturday, the Al-Arabiya delegate said that Ukrainian defenses shot down eleven “Shahed-136” drones launched from Russia, as well as two cruise missiles that were launched towards the capital, Kiev.

Al-Arabiya’s delegate added that the Ukrainian army carried out eleven raids on the strongholds of Russian forces and seven sites of anti-aircraft missile systems.

He pointed out that Russia has carried out twenty-one air strikes and sixty missile attacks, targeting the country’s infrastructure.

In addition, the British Ministry of Defense has stated that Russian forces are conducting exercises in Belarus due to a shortage of training crews, ammunition and facilities in Russia.

Russia is facing difficulties in providing military training for its current annual mobilization and conscription campaign in autumn, the ministry said in a relationship.

The report suggested that the new recruits received little or no training.

He added that experienced officers and trainers have been deployed to participate in the current Russian military operation in Ukraine since the end of February.

The United States finances the restructuring of Ukrainian tanks and anti-aircraft guns

The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) announced on Friday the allocation of an additional 400 million dollars to Ukraine in the form of military aid and the creation of a headquarters for security assistance. in Germany, who will oversee the transfer of all weapons and military training in Ukraine.

Defense Department spokesperson Sabrina Singh told Pentagon reporters that the new command center called the Security Assistance Organization for Ukraine is a permanent, long-term program to continue assisting Kiev in its fight against Russia. .

The Pentagon explained that the $ 400 million includes contracts to purchase 1,100 Phoenix Ghost drones and funding to refurbish 45 additional tanks and 40 river boats, among others.

According to the Pentagon, the United States is funding the modernization of T-72 tanks and Hawk surface-to-air missiles, as part of a military aid package.

In the developments on the ground, the pro-Russian deputy head of the Kherson region Kirill Strimosov announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Kherson.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to evacuate residents from Kherson’s most dangerous war zones, stressing the importance of protecting civilians.

Putin also noted the continuing clashes in Kherson, which is controlled by Russia.

The Kherson region, most of which fell under Russian control shortly after the military campaign against Ukraine began on February 24, is of strategic importance, as it controls the land route to Crimea and much of its water supply. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

Winter changes the pace of war

The armies be it in Russia that in Ukraine are preparing for cold weather and shorter periods of light, which will increase logistical difficulties and affect soldiers’ health and morale.

Bad weather will hit Russia and Ukraine at the same time and is likely to slow down the pace of fighting and reduce the level of battles by a third.In these cases, the operation of equipment becomes more difficult and mines can be hidden under the ice and the need for more fuel for generators and even bullets will be slower because cold air Denser than hot air, all of this forces military movements to change, as Russia will resort to air strikes as an alternative to ground action, and the ‘Ukraine, thanks to Western supplies after appealing to Western supporters for winter crews and equipment, will likely be better equipped than the Russians in change of the increased motivation of his soldiers to fight.

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