Ukraine launches counteroffensive to chop Russian provide strains

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine launched a counteroffensive against the eastern city of Izyum to cut Russian supply lines to the Donbass region, officials said, as Ukrainian forces continued to clear villages north of Kharkiv and President Vladimir Putin warned the Finnish president that a Joining NATO would risk damaging relations with Russia.

According to the Kremlin, Mr Putin told Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in a phone call on Saturday that ending his decades-long non-aligned defense policy by joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would be a mistake for Helsinki. The Finnish President initiated the call to explain to Mr Putin how his invasion of Ukraine had changed the security environment and prompted Finland to apply for NATO membership in the coming days.

Comments are closed.