On February 7, the Ukrainian army used the "BM-21 Grad" (BM-21 Grad) multiple launch rocket system to attack Russian positions in the Marinka area of Donetsk.
[Compilation of Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] Ukraine reported on the 7th that it had killed 1,030 Russian troops the day before, setting a new record for the Russian army’s single-day casualties. The Russian army lost 14 tanks and 28 armored vehicles. So far, the Russian army has died 133,190 people.
The Russian side claimed that the Ukrainian army lost 6,500 people last month, and that the Russian army's offensive in Udon has made significant progress.
The war between Ukraine and Russia has intensified, and the two sides are currently fighting back and forth on the Eastern Front.
The trend of the war led UN Secretary-General Guterres to warn on the 6th that the continued escalation of conflicts may mean that the world will fall into a larger-scale war.
Speaking to delegates at the United Nations General Assembly, he cited the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the climate crisis and extreme poverty as priorities this year.
He said frankly, "From the beginning of 2023, we have focused on many various challenges that we have never faced in this life."
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In terms of the battlefield situation, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said that Russia is massively increasing its troops in Udon and may be preparing to launch a new wave of offensive next week along a front that has been fighting for months.
"It will likely take them 10 days to muster the reserves, and an offensive can be expected anytime after February 25."
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on the 7th that the Russian army will continue to attack weapons and equipment supplied by the West to Ukraine. The Ukrainian army lost more than 6,500 personnel in January, and the loss of weapons and equipment included 26 aircraft and 341 armored vehicles. wait.
Shoigu also announced that the Russian army's offensive against the two fortress towns of Bugledar (Vuhledar) and Bakhmut (Bakhmut) in Udong has achieved great success. Conflict, and once again warned the West not to provide military aid to Ukraine.
In Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech on the 6th that he hopes to combine the experience of the local and central governments in military and management, and that personnel changes at the border and front lines will help the Ukrainian military operations, but he did not directly mention It is unclear whether Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov will be replaced.
The spokesperson of European Council President Michel announced on the 6th that Zelensky had been invited to participate in the summit of the 27 EU leaders on the 9th. Agence France-Presse quoted sources as saying that Zelensky may arrive in Brussels on the same day.
If the news is confirmed, it will be Zelensky's first visit to the EU headquarters since the Russian military aggression on February 24 last year.