Zelenskyy in Avdiivka, HUR finds suspects in beheading, exports collapse year-on-year

19 April, 03:05 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

The identity of the Russian war criminal that beheaded a Ukrainian prisoner of war has been established, Ukrainian Military Intelligence chief, Kyrylo Budanov, told Radio NV in an April 17 interview.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited frontline positions in Avdiyivka, Donetsk Oblast, the Presidential Office reported on April 18.

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China wants to “lay its hands” on the military technologies that are still left in Russia, former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview with Radio NV on April 18.

Russia may intensify missile strikes this autumn, Center for Military and Legal Research head Oleksandr Musienko told Radio NV on April 17.

The European Council has approved the European Commission’s proposal to include the agreement on a free mobile roaming zone with Ukraine in the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation reported on Telegram on April 18.

Russian troops and Wagner mercenaries continue their creeping advance in Bakhmut, where the front line mainly runs along the main railway line, the UK Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter on April 18.

China will foster a mutually beneficial strategic partnership with Russia and continue to work with the international community to find a political solution to the “Ukraine crisis,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, told Ukrinform on April 18.

The Kremlin is claiming that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin recently visited the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories of Kherson and Luhansk Oblasts to meet his invading armies, the Kremlin reported.

Ukrainian exports fell by 42.8% in January-February 2022, while imports decreased by 17.9% year-over-year (y-o-y), the State Statistics Service reported on Facebook on April 14.

The Western-made 155 mm artillery has been a game changer on the battlefield in Ukraine, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said in an interview with ICTV on April 18.

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