Ukrainian president praises troops after retaking strategically important village of Klishchiivka; Wang Yi to begin four-day visit on Monday for talksWelcome back to our rolling coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is Adam Fulton and here’s a roundup of the latest developments.Ukrainian forces have recaptured the tactically important village of Klishchiivka near the key frontline city of Bakhmut, the Ukrainian president has said, in what would be Ukraine’s second significant gain in three days.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was on his way home from Russia on Sunday, ending a six-day trip that triggered global concerns about weapons transfer deals between the two countries. Kim began his journey back onboard his armoured train from the Primorye region in Russia’s far east after a farewell ceremony at the train station, Russian state news agency RIA said. After entering Russia on Tuesday in his first overseas trip in more than four years, Kim met Russian president Vladimir Putin, visited key military and technology sites and pledged to step up military and economic cooperation.North Korea may be able to boost Russia’s supply of artillery munitions for the war in Ukraine but that is not likely to make a big difference, the top American military officer said as he arrived in Norway for Nato meetings. US army Gen Mark Milley, chair of the joint chiefs of staff, said the recent meeting between Kim and Putin would probably lead North Korea to provide Soviet-era 152mm artillery rounds to Moscow. But he said it was not yet clear how many or how soon. Continue reading…
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Author : Adam Fulton
Publish date : 2023-09-18 04:53:13
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