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The Ukrainian border guard clashed with Wagner mercenaries near Bahmut

Oleksii Danyilov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO), stated in a TV program that the bodies of many Russian soldiers lie unburied in the vicinity of Bakhmut. He reminded that Bahmut has been successfully defended by Ukrainian forces for ten months now. He expressed his conviction that “just as the fascists lost at Stalingrad, the Russians will lose at Bahmut”. Those collaborating with the Russian occupiers are fleeing en masse from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to Russia, he added.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba expressed his opinion in a newspaper interview that Western countries will not give Ukraine fighter jets any time soon.

I don’t expect the delivery of fighter jets in the near future, because it is a very difficult task from a logistical and technical point of view

he explained. He emphasized: this is precisely why the Ukrainian side is proposing to start training Ukrainian pilots to fly Western fighter jets right now.

The Kyiv city administration reported that by Sunday morning it was possible to fully restore the district heating service that was interrupted as a result of Thursday’s rocket attack. According to their announcement, there is electricity and water service everywhere in the capital.

At daybreak on Sunday, Russian forces opened fire on the Ochakiv settlement in Mykolaiv County in southern Ukraine, the governor of the region, Vitaly Kim, said. Several residential buildings, including a multi-story one, were damaged in the attack, but no lives were lost.

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that over a thousand Russian soldiers died in Ukraine in the past one day. Together with them, the loss of life of the Russian army rose to over 159,000 – they claim.

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