General Syrsky assured that limiting human losses was his priority, with soldiers saying that he did not care enough about the lives of his men. “The life and health of soldiers have always been and remain the main value of the Ukrainian army,” he said, promising to better train servicemen of combat units.
The Russian military announced on Friday that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited a command post of Russian forces involved in the operation in Ukraine with an inspection. He was presented with reports on the situation on the front by senior army officers and thanked his soldiers for “successful offensive actions on the majority of axes and the conquest of more advantageous positions”, according to a press release. of the army which does not specify the date of this trip.
The new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian forces, Oleksandr Syrsky, called on Friday in his first public message for the “improvement” of the army so that Ukraine can win the war. “Only change and continuous improvement of the means and methods of warfare will allow us to succeed,” he wrote on Telegram, before proclaiming “together towards victory!” “.
Russia said on Friday that it had neutralized 19 Ukrainian drones overnight in four different regions and over the Black Sea. “An attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack with 19 aerial drones against sites on Russian territory was prevented,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. “Air defense systems intercepted and destroyed drones in the regions of Kursk (2), Bryansk (5), Oryol (4), Krasnodar (2) and over the Black Sea (6),” a- he clarified.
“The service’s drones [de sécurité ukrainien] hit two refineries in the Krasnodar region at the same time: not only that of Ilsky, but also that of Afipsky,” a source in the Ukrainian special services told AFP. A fire broke out at the Ilsky refinery, according to a press release from the local emergency services, which however did not make a link between this incident and the drone attack.
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