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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.
US President Joe Biden welcomes Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2022. - Zelensky is in Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden and address Congress -- his first trip abroad since Russia invaded in February.  - Sputnik International

LIVE UPDATES: US to Announce Next Round of Ukraine Aid on Friday - Kirby

Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 after pleas from the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian provocation.
Since mid-autumn 2022, the Russian military has been carrying out precision strikes on Ukrainian energy and military infrastructure in retaliation for Ukrainian terrorist attacks on Russian territory, including an assault on the Crimean Bridge, executed by Ukrainian intelligence services.
The United States and Western countries have plied Ukraine with military support since Russia launched a special military operation. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that any arms shipments on Ukrainian territory would be "legitimate targets" for Russian forces.
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03:14 GMT 03.03.2023
In this handout photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, Russian paratroopers are seen on a mission on the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction in Ukraine. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.03.2023
Russian Military Destroys Submariners' Base in Nikolaev City - Local Resistance
02:16 GMT 03.03.2023
The Pentagon - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.03.2023
'We Are Not at War': Pentagon Denies Reports of US Giving Ukraine Information to Strike Russia
20:14 GMT 02.03.2023
Kirby: US to Announce Next Round of Ukraine Aid on Friday
The United States will announce tomorrow a new round of security assistance for Ukraine, including mainly ammunition for existing systems such as High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Thursday.

"You’ll see us tomorrow, just unilaterally, the US will have another round of assistance for Ukraine, and it will include mostly ammunitions and munitions that the Ukrainians will need for systems that they already have, like the HIMARS and the artillery," Kirby said during a press briefing.
20:07 GMT 02.03.2023
Two U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft. - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.03.2023
Medvedev: Delivery of NATO Aircraft to Kiev Will Mean Alliance's War Against Russia
12:57 GMT 02.03.2023
Russia's Kursk Region Reports Another 20 Rounds of Shelling by Ukrainian Troops
Ukrainian troops are continuing to shell border areas in Russia's Kursk Region, Kursk Governor Roman Starovoit said on Thursday.

"Ukrainian troops continued shelling the border areas of the Kursk region. Nine strikes were recorded near the village of Troitskoe, Korenevsky district. There were no casualties or destruction. Another 11 strikes were recorded near the village of Begoshcha, Rylsky district. There were no casualties, but the village was left without power supply. Repair crews have already begun to eliminate the damage," Starovoit said on Telegram.
12:37 GMT 02.03.2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers speech to Federal Assembly, 21 February, 2023 - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.03.2023
Putin: Ukrainian Forces Committed Terror Attack in Bryansk by Opening Fire on Civilians
09:52 GMT 02.03.2023
Modi Says Ukraine Conflict Can be Resolved Through Dialogue and Diplomacy
"Ukraine dispute can be resolved through dialogue and diplomacy," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday after meeting his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni.
"From the beginning of the Ukraine conflict, India has clarified that this dispute can only be resolved through dialogues and diplomacy," he added.
09:44 GMT 02.03.2023
Dutch Foreign Minister Says Countries Militarily Aiding Russia Will Face Consequences
China and other countries will face consequences in case they "cross the line" by delivering weapons to Russia for use in the Ukraine conflict, Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra said on Thursday.

"What I will convey to each of the colleagues, including my Chinese colleague here, is that the truth here is not somewhere in the middle, there is only one country responsible, and that is Russia. And, therefore, all others should clearly refrain from helping Russia militarily … [it] will have consequences if countries cross that line," Hoekstra said at a meeting of the G20 foreign ministers.
09:37 GMT 02.03.2023
Anti-terrorism exercises of FSB special forces and Russian MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.03.2023
FSB Engaged in Wiping Out Ukrainian Terrorists Who Attacked Russian Border Village
09:04 GMT 02.03.2023
Germany's Scholz Says Peace in Ukraine Cannot Be Achieved By Suspending Arms Supplies
It is not possible to achieve peace in the conflict in Ukraine with demands to stop the supply of weapons to Kiev, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday.

"It is impossible to contribute to peace when here in Berlin they shout 'never war again' and at the same time demand that all arms supplies to Ukraine be stopped," Scholz told lawmakers.

There cannot be and will not be a peaceful solution that does not take into account the position of Kiev, he said, adding that Germany adheres to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's position on peace negotiations.

Additionally, the chancellor said that more than 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers had undergone military training in Germany, and another 1,000 soldiers would soon arrive in the country.
08:33 GMT 02.03.2023
One Resident Killed and Child Wounded After Ukrainian Forces Shell Russia's Bryansk Region: Governor
One person was killed and a child was injured after a Ukrainian sabotage group shelled a moving car in the Klimovsky district of Russia's Bryansk region, Governor Alexander Bogomaz said on Thursday.

"Today, a sabotage and reconnaissance group penetrated from Ukraine to the territory of the Klimovsky district ... Saboteurs fired at a moving car. As a result of the shelling, one resident was killed, a ten-year-old child was injured," Bogomaz wrote on Telegram.

The Russian armed forces are taking all the necessary measures to eliminate the sabotage group, the official added.
04:50 GMT 02.03.2023
Air Raid Alerts Sound in Several Ukrainian Regions
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