The 14th day of the war, Serious losses, diplomatic efforts, and American arming of Poland

The 14th day of the war.. Serious losses, diplomatic efforts, and American arming of Poland  Among the most prominent events of the fourteenth day of Russia's attack on Ukraine, the attack on the energy lines that feed the Chernobyl nuclear plant according to Russia, the Moscow and Berlin talks, Washington's deployment of two surface-to-air missile batteries in Poland, and "serious damage" to the Ukrainian infrastructure of Mariupol.  Among the most prominent events of the fourteenth day of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Russian accusations against Ukraine of attacking the power lines that feed the Chernobyl nuclear plant, talks between Moscow and Berlin, and the United States’ deployment of two batteries of surface-to-air missiles in Poland, while satellite images showed “serious damage” to the structure. Infrastructure of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.  The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukrainian forces on Wednesday of attacking power lines and a substation feeding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, describing it as a "serious provocation", according to the Russian Interfax news agency.  Earlier, Ukraine indicated the danger of a radioactive leak after the power was cut off from the station, during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces occupying the idle station.  But the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations said it "does not see a serious impact on the security of the plant." Earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed "diplomatic efforts" on the conflict in Ukraine, and humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians, the Kremlin said.  "In the course of the development of the situation around a special military operation to protect Donbass, various political and diplomatic efforts were discussed, in particular a third round of talks between a Russian delegation and representatives of the Kyiv authorities," the Kremlin said in a statement, referring to eastern Ukraine.  The Kremlin said the two leaders discussed "humanitarian aspects of the situation" in Ukraine and the breakaway regions.  Putin informed Shultz of measures being taken to evacuate civilians and "attempts by fighters of nationalist groups" to thwart those plans.  In a related context, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that US officials are still in contact with Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) about transferring combat aircraft to Ukraine, after the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) objected to an agreement related to Polish aircraft.  Psaki told reporters that logistical challenges remain over the possibility of using Polish MiGs to help Ukraine. The United States has deployed two new batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles in Poland, in fulfillment of its pledge to defend the territories of NATO countries, according to a senior official in the US Department of Defense.  It was decided to deploy the two missile batteries in Poland at its "request", according to the official, who requested anonymity, knowing that these missile systems are usually deployed in Germany.  "The two Patriot batteries have now been redeployed to Poland," the official said, according to Agence France-Presse. "We will not say where they are deployed, but the batteries are in Poland, and they are in service," the official said.  The Patriot system is a missile battery capable of countering and destroying ballistic missiles, aircraft or cruise missiles, often used extensively in the Middle East.  “It is a purely defensive deployment as a pre-emptive step to confront any potential threat against us or allied forces,” the senior official said, stressing President Joe Biden's commitment to respect Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which requires all members to come to the aid of an ally if it comes under attack.  On the field situation, the American company "Maxar" said that satellite images taken this morning, Wednesday, show severe damage to the civilian infrastructure in the besieged Mariupol, southern Ukraine.  Residential buildings, grocery stores, and shopping centers were damaged, according to the American company. As fighting intensified on the 14th day of what the Kremlin called a "special military operation", safe routes were opened to exit five Ukrainian regions, including the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv, devastated by Russian bombing and air strikes.

Among the most prominent events of the fourteenth day of Russia's attack on Ukraine

The attack on the energy lines that feed the Chernobyl nuclear plant according to Russia, the Moscow and Berlin talks, Washington's deployment of two surface-to-air missile batteries in Poland, and "serious damage" to the Ukrainian infrastructure of Mariupol.

Among the most prominent events of the fourteenth day of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Russian accusations against Ukraine of attacking the power lines that feed the Chernobyl nuclear plant, talks between Moscow and Berlin, and the United States’ deployment of two batteries of surface-to-air missiles in Poland, while satellite images showed “serious damage” to the structure. Infrastructure of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukrainian forces on Wednesday of attacking power lines and a substation feeding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, describing it as a "serious provocation", according to the Russian Interfax news agency.

Earlier, Ukraine indicated the danger of a radioactive leak after the power was cut off from the station, during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces occupying the idle station.

But the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations said it "does not see a serious impact on the security of the plant."
Earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed "diplomatic efforts" on the conflict in Ukraine, and humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians, the Kremlin said.

"In the course of the development of the situation around a special military operation to protect Donbass, various political and diplomatic efforts were discussed, in particular a third round of talks between a Russian delegation and representatives of the Kyiv authorities," the Kremlin said in a statement, referring to eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin said the two leaders discussed "humanitarian aspects of the situation" in Ukraine and the breakaway regions.

Putin informed Shultz of measures being taken to evacuate civilians and "attempts by fighters of nationalist groups" to thwart those plans.

In a related context, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that US officials are still in contact with Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) about transferring combat aircraft to Ukraine, after the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) objected to an agreement related to Polish aircraft.

Psaki told reporters that logistical challenges remain over the possibility of using Polish MiGs to help Ukraine.
The United States has deployed two new batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles in Poland, in fulfillment of its pledge to defend the territories of NATO countries, according to a senior official in the US Department of Defense.

It was decided to deploy the two missile batteries in Poland at its "request", according to the official, who requested anonymity, knowing that these missile systems are usually deployed in Germany.

"The two Patriot batteries have now been redeployed to Poland," the official said, according to Agence France-Presse. "We will not say where they are deployed, but the batteries are in Poland, and they are in service," the official said.

The Patriot system is a missile battery capable of countering and destroying ballistic missiles, aircraft or cruise missiles, often used extensively in the Middle East.

“It is a purely defensive deployment as a pre-emptive step to confront any potential threat against us or allied forces,” the senior official said, stressing President Joe Biden's commitment to respect Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which requires all members to come to the aid of an ally if it comes under attack.

On the field situation, the American company "Maxar" said that satellite images taken this morning, Wednesday, show severe damage to the civilian infrastructure in the besieged Mariupol, southern Ukraine.

Residential buildings, grocery stores, and shopping centers were damaged, according to the American company.
As fighting intensified on the 14th day of what the Kremlin called a "special military operation", safe routes were opened to exit five Ukrainian regions, including the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv, devastated by Russian bombing and air strikes.

Including one of the Queen's guards Fears that British soldiers will flee to volunteer in Ukraine  The political and military circles in the United Kingdom are in a state of fear and anxiety after reports that 4 British soldiers active in military service may have deserted to join the ranks of volunteers fighting in Ukraine against Russian forces.. What's the story?  British media reported the possibility of 4 British soldiers deserting the military to join the ranks of volunteers fighting in Ukraine against Russian forces.  It is feared that the four soldiers, including a teenager involved in the royal guard, went without leave or notice to fight the Russian forces, after booking a one-way ticket to Ukraine with no return, according to the Daily Mail .  It was reported that a 19-year-old member of the Queen's Guard, Coldstream, gave up his duties in the prestigious division and registered with the Ukraine International Brigade of Foreign Volunteer Fighters.  This sudden development sparked panic within the British Ministry of Defense, as the authorities tried to intercept the young man, fearing that Russia would claim Britain's entry into the war if soldiers were found active in military service fighting their forces on the front lines.  According to the aforementioned reports, the soldier wrote to his parents before booking a one-way ticket to Poland for the weekend, with the intention of crossing the border into Ukraine.  Earlier, about 150 former British army veterans who fought in Afghanistan registered to help Ukrainian forces after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced her full support for those who wish to take part in the fighting.  The government quickly distanced itself from that support, the Ministry of Defense was strongly advised against travel to Ukraine, and British armed forces personnel were prevented from accepting the Ukrainian army's invitations to take part in the fighting.  At the dawn of last February 24, Russia launched large-scale military operations in Ukraine, which were followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of "tight" economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.

Including one of the Queen's guards Fears that British soldiers will flee to volunteer in Ukraine


The political and military circles in the United Kingdom are in a state of fear and anxiety after reports that 4 British soldiers active in military service may have deserted to join the ranks of volunteers fighting in Ukraine against Russian forces. What's the story?

British media reported the possibility of 4 British soldiers deserting the military to join the ranks of volunteers fighting in Ukraine against Russian forces.

It is feared that the four soldiers, including a teenager involved in the royal guard, went without leave or notice to fight the Russian forces, after booking a one-way ticket to Ukraine with no return, according to the Daily Mail .

It was reported that a 19-year-old member of the Queen's Guard, Coldstream, gave up his duties in the prestigious division and registered with the Ukraine International Brigade of Foreign Volunteer Fighters.

This sudden development sparked panic within the British Ministry of Defense, as the authorities tried to intercept the young man, fearing that Russia would claim Britain's entry into the war if soldiers were found active in military service fighting their forces on the front lines.

According to the aforementioned reports, the soldier wrote to his parents before booking a one-way ticket to Poland for the weekend, with the intention of crossing the border into Ukraine.

Earlier, about 150 former British army veterans who fought in Afghanistan registered to help Ukrainian forces after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced her full support for those who wish to take part in the fighting.

The government quickly distanced itself from that support, the Ministry of Defense was strongly advised against travel to Ukraine, and British armed forces personnel were prevented from accepting the Ukrainian army's invitations to take part in the fighting.

At the dawn of last February 24, Russia launched large-scale military operations in Ukraine, which were followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of "tight" economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.
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