Russian Artillery Strikes Kill Truly Innocent Victims

Ukrainian authorities said two civilians, including a teenage boy, were killed in Russian artillery attacks on Saturday.

Russia has claimed responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian fighter jet and destroying a wave of drones over multiple locations. Putin is making gains on the battlefield, and Ukraine is running out of ammo.

In the town of Chervonohryhorivka, a 22-year-old male was wounded, and a 16-year-old boy was murdered in an artillery attack that occurred in the morning, according to Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Russian forces launch near-daily attacks on the town because it lies across the river from Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant—the Zaporizhzhia—which is controlled by Russia.

Ukraine’s Western friends are subtly raising the possibility of sending soldiers. On Friday, Radek Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, stated that sending NATO forces to Ukraine “is not unthinkable.” According to French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks last month, the notion should not be dismissed.

One person was killed in artillery fire in the town of Chasiv Yar, according to authorities in the Donetsk area. The combat has been heavy throughout the war, which is now in its third year, and much of the territory is under Russian control.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, in the Rostov region—which borders Ukraine and is home to Russia’s southern military command—two drones were shot down over the Kursk region, and three were shot down over Volgograd. A total of forty-one drones were shot down. No injuries were reported right away.

After Ukrainian forces withdrew from Avdiivka in February, a significant setback for their faltering war effort, the Russian air force reportedly shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet over Pokrovsk, a city and vital railway junction in the Donetsk region.

Ukraine continues to reject any idea of entering into peace talks with Russia, even though it has suffered military defeats. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his willingness to organize a peace meeting between Russia and Ukraine during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Friday visit.

However, Zelenskyy has repeatedly stated that the country that has been invaded must have the initiative in peace negotiations and that he will not engage directly with Russia on this matter.