Who is winning Russia Ukraine war?

Ground Report | New Delhi: Everyone is thinking about who is winning Russia Ukraine war. As war enters its 55th day no one can predict the results. Ukraine is bravely defending its land, highly motivated Ukrainian troops giving befitted answer to Russian offensive. Russia said that war is now in 2nd phase, where Russian started targeting eastern part of Ukraine. Ukraine is asking for weapons to their ally countries.

Parts of Ukraine under Russian Control

Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun following its withdrawal from the north of Ukraine. Russia has substantially increased its troop numbers in the Donbas region. Russian forces made rapid gains in the south region. Main objective behind this is to create a corridor between Crimea which was in Russian control since 2014.

Region under Russian control are Donetsk, Luhansk, Mariupol, Melitopol and Kherson. Russia is attempting to push towards Odesa, with the aim of cutting off Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea, but their advances stalled at Mykolaiv.

Battle of Donbas

The Donbas region, consists of Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, is the eastern part of Ukraine near the Russian border. Russia wants to capture this to slice Ukraine into two and block Ukraine. This will give Putin a badly needed victory after failure in Kyiv.

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The eastern cities of Kharkiv and Kramatorsk are under deadly attack. Russia said it struck areas around Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro west of the Donbas with missiles.

Latest war Updates

  • UK Defense Ministry says fighting in Donbas intensifies as Russian forces try to disrupt weapon supplies to the east.
  • Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya said on April 19, that more than 500,000 Ukrainians were “forcibly transferred” to Russia, including 121,000 children.
  • South Korea sends 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
  • Russia rejects ceasefire for civilian evacuation.
  • Ukraine has received additional fighter planes and spare parts from different countries to expand its air capabilities.
  • US preparing another $800 million military aid package for Ukraine.
  • According to Ukraine’s Air Force, air defense units shot down one airplane, one helicopter, one missile, and five UAVs on April 19.
  • UK Defense Ministry says despite increased shelling and attacks, Russia is struggling to make significant progress due to environmental, logistical and technical challenges, combined with the resilience by highly-motivated Ukrainian armed forces.

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