UK Def Sec in Kyiv, Abrams training to begin, Ukraine’s PATRIOT success surprises even US

25 May, 02:30 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Thursday, May 25, 2023

●      UK Defense Secretary in Kyiv to talk NATO and weapons
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace arrived in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksii Reznikov, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reported on May 24.

●      Freedom of Russia Legion explains how they got Western equipment
Representatives of the Freedom of Russia Legion, which recently raided Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, said the unit captured several items of Western military equipment from Russian troops, the legion’s press service said in a Telegram post on May 24.

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●      Spy chief opens up about back and neck injuries in NV interview
NV discovered the consequences for the health of the country's chief intelligence officer after repeated "official trips" to the combat zone.

●      Ukraine to start training on US Abrams tanks in Germany in coming days Pentagon
The United States will begin training Ukrainian soldiers on Abrams tanks in Germany "in the next week or so”, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder told Voice of America on May 23.

●      Prigozhin names Ukraine as one of the worlds top armies, stating the obvious
Wagner PMC leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, called the Ukrainian army one of the strongest in the world on May 23.

●      China-Central Asia Summit heralds the end of Russian leadership in the region
The war in Ukraine has become a turning point for Russia, accelerating the process of marginalizing Moscow’s influence to the level of a regional state.

●      Ukrainian victory prevents Chinas global domination Ambassador Herbst
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst, spoke with NV ahead of his speech at the Kyiv Security Forum about his vision of Ukraine's victory and its significance for the world.

●      Ukraine advancing on Bakhmut flanks in ongoing operation, says General Syrskyi
The Ukrainian military is continuing its defense operation in Bakhmut, the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said on Telegram on May 24.

●      Ukrainian air defense uses Patriot systems in ways that surprised the US expert interview
Possible damage to the Patriot air defense system has unnerved some Ukrainians. But don't worry, says Ivan Kirichevskiy, an expert from Ukrainian military news publication Defense Express, in an interview with Radio NV.

●      Genocide by abduction: Russians planning to abduct Luhansk Oblast children to Russia NRC
Invading Russian forces are planning to abduct all children from Luhansk Oblast to Russia under the guise of conducting “medical examinations,” the National Resistance Center (NRC) reported on May 23.

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