Russian casualties pass 220k, Danilov on Belarus nukes, US optimistic on counteroffensive

30 March, 03:40 PM

●      Russia's military casualties in Ukraine exceed 220,000 troops – Wallace
UK Defence Minister Ben Wallace has revealed the latest US assessment of Russia's military casualties in its full-scale war with Ukraine has topped 220,000 troops, SkyNews journalist Deborah Haynes said on Twitter on March 29.

Video of day

●      Russia abducted over 19,500 Ukrainian children from occupied territories, Reintegration Ministry says
Invading Russian forces have kidnapped 19,514 children from temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory, the Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories reported on Facebook on March 28.

●      Ukraine needs air defense, armored vehicles and missiles, not planes – Austin
Pentagon head Lloyd Austin named the main types of weapons that Ukraine’s Armed Forces need to fight against Russian aggression.

●      Ukrainian intelligence refutes fake Russian video of alleged Ukrainian attack on civilian car
A video posted online on March 27 purportedly showing a person in a Ukrainian military uniform shooting at a civilian car with a woman and child inside has been refuted as a fake used for Russian propaganda, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on Telegram on March 28.

●      Will Putin dare put nukes in Belarus? — Danilov explains
Will the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin dare station nuclear weapons in Belarus? Ukrainian Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (RNBO) Oleksiy Danilov, shared his views with Radio NV on March 28.

●      Putin’s renewed nuclear saber-rattling embarrasses Beijing, Bloomberg says
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin undermined the authority of Chinese President Xi Jinping by announcing the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons to Belarus, Bloomberg reported on March 28.

●      Ukraine’s State Property Fund plans to privatize confiscated assets of Russian stakeholders in 2023
The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) plans to privatize assets confiscated from their Russian stakeholders in Q2 or Q3 2023, SPFU head Rustem Umerov said in an interview with Forbes Ukraine on March 29.

●      Ukraine likely to succeed in spring counteroffensive, Defense Secretary Austin says
The Ukrainian military has “good chances” for a successful counteroffensive this spring, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said during a U.S. Senate public hearing on March 28.

●      Russia preparing provocations on Ukraine-Belarus border, intercept shows
Ukraine’s SBU security service has released an intercept of a phone conversation between two Russian military service members, apparently discussing Russia’s attempts to stage some kind of provocations on the border between Belarus and Ukraine, SBU reported via Telegram on March 29.

●      Poland to bar Russian athletes from attending European Games
Contrary to the recommendation made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Russian and Belarusian athletes will be prohibited from entering Poland, thereby preventing them from participating in the 2023 European Games in Krakow, representative of the event’s organizing committee, Marcin Nowak, said in a statement on March 29.

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news