Here’s the recap of the 65th week of the russia-Ukraine war, and what happened lately.
Missile Strike on Kyiv kills three, including one child
An overnight missile attack by russia on Kyiv killed three people and injured eleven. The youngest of the three victims was an eleven-year-old girl. russia has attacked Ukraine’s capital with missiles four times alone this week as the aggressors hope to make Ukraine run out of air defense missiles.
Ukraine needs more Patriots and other air defense systems from its allies to protect civilians from these attacks.
Verkhovna Rada Agrees on Iran Sanctions
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada agreed to impose sanctions against Iran for the next fifty years. This move comes in response to the military aid provided by Iran to russia in the past few months, including the Shahed drones that have been terrorizing Ukrainian cities.
Denmark Increasing Military Aid to Ukraine
Denmark has promised to increase their military aid to Ukraine throughout the 2023-2024 fiscal year. This increase in contributions towards support for Ukraine is equivalent to 3 Billion USD (22 billion DKK). President Zelenskyy has expressed his thanks for the aid, signaling the move as a significant sign of support.
Zelenskyy at European Political Community Summit in Moldova
President Zelenskyy met with world leaders during his visit to Moldova to attend the European Political Community Summit. During his visit, he announced that Romania had signed a declaration of support for Ukraine’s bid to join NATO. According to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, much of the discussion during the summit revolved around acquiring more military support for Ukraine, particularly Patriot Air Defence systems and F-16s.
US Grants Financial Aid Military Support to Ukraine
The United States has issued a grant of over 1 billion dollars to Ukraine. These funds will help the Ukrainian government to subsidize wages and social programs. In addition to this grant, the US has also announced an upcoming 300$ million dollar military aid package to Ukraine. The equipment provided in this round of support will include ammunition for HIMARS systems and missiles for Patriot systems.