Russia-Ukraine Conflict Immediate Report: Russia Invasion Enters Sixth Day. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its sixth day. The Russian army appears to be stepping up its offensive after stubborn resistance from the Ukrainian army and people and is closing in on the capital, Kyiv. At the same time, more and more countries have begun to provide Ukraine with weapons of destruction to help Ukraine resist Russian attacks.
Russia-Ukraine Conflict Immediate Report: Russia Invasion Enters Sixth Day
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday (March 1, 2022) announced a $50 million supply of lethal defensive weapons, including missiles and ammunition, to Ukraine. He said last week that Australia only intended to provide Ukraine with non-lethal military equipment and military technical support. On top of that, Mollinson said Australia would provide tens of millions of dollars worth of humanitarian aid to displaced Ukrainians
The United States and some European countries have also sent weapons of destruction to Ukraine to help them resist the aggression of Russian troops.
Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, which entered its sixth day on Tuesday (March 1, 2022), was met with stubborn resistance from the Ukrainian army and people.
At least 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a Russian artillery attack on a Ukrainian military base in the northeastern town of Okhtyrka during Monday’s military operation, a senior Ukrainian local official said.
At the same time, the Russian army also suffered casualties, but the exact number is unknown. Moscow has warned Russian media against negative and false reports of the war in Ukraine.
Images provided by a U.S. satellite technology company on Monday (February 28, 2022) show a 60-kilometer convoy of Russian troops appearing north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and appearing to be heading for Kyiv.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered its sixth day, and it has encountered stubborn resistance from the Ukrainian army and has not yet captured Kyiv. On February 28, after the first round of negotiations between the two sides on the Belarusian border ended, another explosion sounded in Kyiv.
Taiwan on Tuesday (March 1, 2022) announced the delivery of 27 tons of medical supplies to Ukraine to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion.
The humanitarian aid had left the country late on Monday night and was transported to Frankfurt, Germany, before being transferred to Ukraine through appropriate channels.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that, as a member of the international democratic camp, Taiwan is willing to demonstrate the spirit of “Taiwan can help” and provide Ukraine with urgently needed medical supplies in a timely manner.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led many Taiwanese to think that China might also take similar military action against Taiwan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for Beijing’s “one China” principle when he met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing in early February.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba said on his Twitter account that U.S. Secretary of State Blinken had assured the United States that the United States would provide more weapons.
During their phone call, Blinken confirmed that the U.S. remained unwavering in its support for Ukraine, Kuleba wrote. “I stressed Ukraine’s desire for peace, but as long as we remain under Russian aggression, we need more sanctions and more weapons,” Kuleba said. “The secretary of state assured me on both. We coordinated further measure.”
VOA reporter Li Yihua reports from Capitol Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), speaking before the chamber on Monday, called on the Biden administration to boost defense spending by 5 percent in the new year in response to attempts by Russia and China to rewrite the world map ambition.
“Both Putin and China’s Xi Jinping want to replace peaceful order with spheres of influence, they want other countries to bend to their will and use force to redraw borders,” McConnell said. “Make no mistake, this crisis has not and will not end in Ukraine.”
The Senate Republican leader from Kentucky further said that the United States must increase the defense budget to deal with the current international situation. “The president’s next budget plan must include at least a 5 percent increase in defense spending on top of inflation,” McConnell said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) echoed that sentiment. The Senate Democratic leader from New York state, speaking in the chamber on Monday, condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an “unprovoked, immoral, extremely violent and vicious attack” that has destabilized Europe for decades.
“Over the next few weeks, the Senate will build a strong aid package for Ukraine on a bipartisan basis, in tandem with the Biden administration,” Schumer said.
The Biden administration has requested $6.4 billion in humanitarian, economic and military aid to Ukraine. Schumer said Congress will include it in the next big appropriations bill.
VOA’s Gur reports from Islamabad:
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Monday that Pakistan will import about 2 million tonnes of wheat from Russia and buy natural gas from Russia under a bilateral agreement he signed with Russia during a visit to Moscow last week.
Hours, after Russian troops invaded Ukraine and Western countries, urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to isolate him over his actions, Khan continued his two-day visit and met the Russian leader in the Kremlin on Thursday.
In a televised address to the nation on Monday, the Pakistani prime minister defended his visit and responded to critics who said Pakistan’s economic interests demanded it.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, retweeting a tweet from Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on his official Twitter account, said the U.S. had not established a no-fly zone over Ukraine.