New Polish military aid, Putin bodyguard defects, news from IMF

6 April, 02:54 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Thursday, April 6, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda have agreed a massive new package of military aid for Ukraine, the Ukrainian leader said during a joint press-conference in Warsaw on April 5.

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The United Kingdom has stopped a Russian war-crimes suspect from giving avideo address at an informal meeting of the UN Security Council, the UK mission to the UN reported on April 5 on Twitter.

Western officials believe that Moscow is struggling with building up new combat-ready military units, with no clear path to fulfilling the plan to attract 400,000 volunteers into service, CNN reported on April 5.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin never uses mobiles phones or the Internet, is still self-isolating, and doesn’t refer to his adult daughters by name, a defecting Russian security official has told the Russian independent investigation team Dossier Center.

Russian special services are blocking the return of abducted Ukrainian children from Russian captivity to their homes, while some children are trying to return to Ukraine by themselves, Ukrainian ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets wrote on his Telegram on April 4.

After communicating its position to NATO members, Ukraine expects the allies to come up with a clear and firm vision of Kyiv’s potential membership, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told reporters after a meeting at NATO HQ in Brussels on April 4.

Russian troops are unable to launch a new offensive in the direction of Zaporizhzhya due to persistent logistical problems, Ukraine’s Operational Command Tavria spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on April 4.

For the first time, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has published the full text of a memorandum on economic and financial policy with the IMF, along with a Letter of Intent signed by the president, prime minister, finance minister, and the head of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Civilians in Russia-occupied territories should consider travelling abroad to avoid risks associated with the upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive, Ukraine’s Reintegration Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said in a Telegram post on April 4.

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