In the face of the Russian advance in northeastern Ukraine, several dozen localities in the Kharkiv region continue to evacuate their residents. Two Ukrainian drones were also destroyed by air defenses near the Russian city of Kursk. Follow the latest developments of the war in Ukraine hour by hour.
7:38 am: evacuations continue in 37 localities in the northeast due to the Russian advance
Several dozen localities in the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine continue to evacuate their residents in the face of the advancing Russian army, which claims to be “improving its positions.”
The Russian army was driven out of the city of Kupiansk and its surroundings, which it had occupied since the beginning of the invasion, by a swift Ukrainian counterattack in September 2022. But in recent weeks, it is in this area that it has returned to the offensive, regularly claiming territorial gains.
7:09 am: two Ukrainian drones shot down near Kursk, Russia
Two Ukrainian drones were destroyed by air defenses near the Russian city of Kursk late Thursday, announced the TASS news agency, citing the governor of the region, Roman Starovoit.
00:00: Biden requests $13 billion from Congress, including support for Ukraine
Out of a total of $40 billion requested, the Biden administration has asked Congress to provide over $13 billion in emergency defense aid to Ukraine and an additional $8 billion for humanitarian support until the end of the year.
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The Ukrainian army reported on Thursday a “difficult” situation in the Kupiansk sector in northeastern Ukraine, where a Russian troop offensive has led to the authorities evacuating civilians.
Meanwhile, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stated that his country plans to send up to 10,000 soldiers to the border with Belarus to reinforce border guards.
AFP and Reuters