Mass infrastructure attacks over, US finds no Ukraine funds misuse, more church drama

31 March, 03:06 PM

Your slice of the top headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Friday, March 31, 2023.

Ukraine does not expect new Russian massive missile attacks on infrastructure, as the aggressor country’s plan for this has failed, Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military intelligence directorate, said in an interview to newspaper on March 29.

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The first four Soviet MiG-29 fighter jets that Slovakia handed over to Ukraine are already protecting the skies over the city of Kharkiv, Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Olena Kondratiuk said on March 29.

Russia has the resources to wage war for about two more years at the current intensity of hostilities, according to Ukrainian military intelligence representative Andriy Chernyak in comments to Ukrinform March 30.

The Danish Fencing Federation has decided to cancel an international tournament in Copenhagen, citing the recent decision by the International Fencing Federation (FIE) to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete, Danish news website NTB reported on March 30.

The White House sees no signs of flagrant violations of Ukraine’s use of military aid provided by the United States, the coordinator of the U.S. National Security Council, John Kirby, said at a briefing on March 29.

Ukraine plans to reinstate pre-war taxes, documentary tax audits, and fines from July 2023, head of the parliamentary committee on finance, tax, and customs policy Danylo Hetmantsev said on Ukrainian national television on March 29.

Russian private military company Wagner Group is no longer capable of independent offensive operations near Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, having to rely instead on regular Russian forces, Ukraine’s Operational Command East spokesman Serhiy Cherevaty told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on March 29.

Moscow wants to install a pro-Russian government in Moldova, weaponizing the country against Ukraine – akin to how it uses Belarus, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on March 30, as reported by Moldovan news outlet News-Maker.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) monks at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery are "categorically against" transitioning to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), UOC-MP Synod’s spokesman, Metropolitan Kliment, said in a comment to NV on March 29.

Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) can no longer be protected, UK television news channel Sky News quoted International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Rafael Mariano Grossi, as saying on March 29.

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