KHERSON, Ukraine — A triumphant President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday visited this southern metropolis recaptured simply days in the past by his nation’s troops, saying in a speech in entrance of a number of hundred gathered within the central sq. that the victory marked the “starting of the top of the struggle.”
CIA Director William J. Burns met in Ankara on Monday along with his Russian counterpart to warn Moscow in opposition to utilizing nuclear weapons in its struggle on Ukraine, in response to a white White Home spokesperson, who spoke on the situation of anonymity to debate a delicate dialog.
The Pentagon assesses that “tens of 1000’s of Russian forces” have evacuated to the japanese aspect of the Dnieper river within the retreat from Kherson metropolis, in what a senior navy official referred to as a “very important” improvement within the struggle. The official, talking on situation of anonymity underneath phrases set by the Pentagon, added that Russians are at the moment “shoring up their defensive traces” on the japanese banks of the river in a bid to carry on to the territory on that aspect.
Right here’s the most recent on the struggle and its ripple results throughout the globe.
1. Ukraine reclaims Kherson
5. From our correspondents
Preventing-age males in Russia are nonetheless hiding in concern of being despatched to struggle: Although Putin has proclaimed Russia’s latest navy mobilization full, many are scared they might be conscripted and deployed in opposition to their will to battle on the Ukrainian entrance. The Washington Put up’s Mary Ilyushina interviewed six males who’ve spent weeks hiding in rented flats, nation homes and even a music studio — amongst 1000’s believed to be evading enlistment officers whereas remaining in Russia.
Amongst them is a younger IT employee who lives in a tent within the forest to stop navy authorities from catching him, utilizing photo voltaic panels and a satellite tv for pc dish to work remotely. “I feared that I’d get drafted if I’m going to the shop or that somebody will come to my home,” he instructed The Put up. He requested anonymity as a result of he’s hiding from the authorities. Survival in a forest is difficult, however higher than the destiny he believes would await him in Ukraine.
“They’re struggling even earlier than they get to the entrance line and might simply get, say, pneumonia, and nobody will care, which put it into perspective for me,” he mentioned. “I’m both mobilized and put into one thing akin to a jail, the place you don’t have any rights, simply obligations, or I keep right here, the place I nonetheless have many issues and points, however I’m free.”
Pietsch reported from Seoul and Sands from London.