According to the Ukrainian army, Russian soldiers have been stopped in several places. The convoy in front of Kyiv is scattered.
According to the Ukrainian army, it held back and slowed down attacks by Russian units in several places. In the north of the country, Russian troops have been stopped from advancing into the city of Chernihiv, according to a report by the Ukrainian General Staff published on Facebook.
Around the city of Kharkiv in the east of the country, Russia is continuing its attempts to blockade the city from the north - these are still unsuccessful. The Army's claims cannot be independently verified.
According to the General Staff, the weather conditions in the theaters of operation on the Black and Azov Seas have forced ships of the Russian Navy to return to their bases. In the south, the occupiers also tried to gain control of the city of Mykolayiv and develop an offensive towards Zaporizhia and Kryvyi Rih, the report said. The Russian troops were stopped and suffered heavy casualties.
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The kilometer-long Russian military convoy in front of the Ukrainian capital Kiev has been broken up, according to new satellite images. Tanks and armored vehicles sometimes drove into places around Antonov Airport north of Kiev or into the surrounding forests, according to the company Maxar Technologies, which provided the satellite images. Last week the convoy was more than 60 kilometers long. The column was said to have made no progress due to supply problems and damaged and destroyed vehicles. US officials said the Ukrainian military had repeatedly attacked the convoy, which was an easy target.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of unscrupulously blocking any aid to residents of the besieged city of Mariupol. "You have a clear order to hold Mariupol hostage, to mock it, to bombard and shell it without ceasing," Zelenskyy said in his daily video address. What Russia is doing there is "outright terror".
The events of the past few hours in brief:
The heads of state and government of the EU states are dampening Ukraine's hopes of rapid EU accession. At their summit in Versailles, they avoided concrete commitments.
According to media reports, former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to talk to him about the Ukraine war. It was initially unclear whether further talks were planned.
China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang has described the situation in Ukraine as "really worrying". His country hopes that the situation will ease, he said at a press conference at the end of this year's session of the People's Congress in Beijing.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas is calling on the West to also send offensive weapons to Ukraine: "Now it is important that Putin does not win this war under any circumstances."
The US government has called Russia's claims about US-made bioweapons in Ukraine a "bunch of lies". She warns of a possible Russian attack under a "false flag".
The US entertainment group Disney temporarily stops all business activities in Russia . The decision was made "in view of the relentless attack on Ukraine".
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