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 “beginning of the end of the war.”
CIA Director William J. Burns met in Ankara on Monday together with his Russian counterpart to warn Moscow towards utilizing nuclear weapons in its battle on Ukraine, in line with a White Home spokesperson who spoke on the situation of anonymity to debate a delicate dialog.
The Pentagon assesses that “tens of thousands of Russian forces” have evacuated to the jap aspect of the Dnieper river within the retreat from the town of Kherson, in what a senior army official known as a “very significant” growth within the battle. The official, talking on the situation of anonymity underneath phrases set by the Pentagon, added that Russians are “shoring up their defensive lines” on the jap banks of the river in a bid to carry on to the territory on that aspect.
Right here’s the most recent on the battle and its ripple results throughout the globe.
1. Ukraine reclaims Kherson
2. Different key developments
5. From our correspondents
Combating-age males in Russia are nonetheless hiding in concern of being despatched to battle: Though Putin has proclaimed Russia’s current army mobilization full, many are scared they could possibly be conscripted and deployed towards their will to battle on the Ukrainian entrance. The Washington Post’s Mary Ilyushina interviewed six males who’ve spent weeks hiding in rented flats, nation homes and even a music studio — amongst hundreds 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 army 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 go to the store or that someone will come to my house,” he instructed The Post. 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 are suffering even before they get to the front line and can easily get, say, pneumonia, and no one will care, which put it into perspective for me,” he stated. “I’m either mobilized and put into something akin to a prison, where you have no rights, just obligations, or I stay here, where I still have many problems and issues, but I am free.”
Pietsch reported from Seoul and Sands from London.