“I am here today to deliver an important message,” Austin said on social media Monday morning United State You will continue to stand by Ukraine In her fight for freedom against Russian aggression, now and in the future.”
This visit comes as Ukraine and its allies prepare to hold a scheduled meeting the day after tomorrow, Wednesday, of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group, which includes about 50 countries interested in supporting Kiev in its war against… Moscow.
Attacks and bombing
On the ground, the Ukrainian army said that it repelled dozens of Russian attacks along the front, which is about a thousand kilometers long, with violent battles continuing, especially around the cities of Marinka and Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Monday morning that Russia launched 46 attacks yesterday, Sunday, adding that all combat clashes had been repelled.
For its part, the Ukrainian authorities said that two people were killed early this morning after Russian forces bombed a parking lot in the city of Kherson, southern Ukraine.
The local prosecutor’s office reported that local prosecutors had opened a war crimes investigation into the artillery shelling that injured another person.
Russian forces have repeatedly bombed the city of Kherson across the Dnipro River since Ukrainian forces retook the region’s capital last November.
Ukraine said last week that it had established a foothold on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, and that its forces were trying to deter Russian forces.