Putin Targeted Citizens

The Russian army has once again targeted Ukrainian citizens, according to a report by the defense and national security website 19FortyFive. Two warehouses in Odesa and Kherson that belonged to “Project Hope,” containing humanitarian supplies such as generators, were struck by Russian missiles. 

The organization’s director, Giorgio Trombatore, issued a statement and claimed that Russian attacks were intensifying in the Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions, adding that they have yet to assess the damages of the strikes. The director said that no staff was injured and assured that the organization will continue to provide assistance to Ukrainians during the war despite the attacks on them. 

The Russian attacks have not abated in recent months as they go after civilian infrastructures. While some reports are suggesting that Russia is experiencing a short supply of precision-guided rockets, others claim that the country has stocked them for decades. If this were true, then Russia’s strikes on civilians are deliberate. 

Six million households were without power because of Russia’s missile strikes in November 2022, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Most recently, Russia reportedly hit a residential building killing 16 people, including three children. However, Putin still denies that he is hitting or targeting any civilian infrastructure. 

Ukraine is getting reinforcement for its war. A new video shows the 47th Mechanized Brigade with a Slovenian M55S tank, which is expected to make an appearance in Ukraine’s upcoming counteroffensive. The tank is reportedly “a deep modernization of obsolete T-55 with new 105mm L7 guns, ERA, digital ballistic computers, etc.” 

The T-55S is a Soviet-era tank whose production cased in 1981. The M55S is based on it but was halted in 1999. Western countries are continuing to aid the war in Ukraine by supplying the country with weapons, which Putin says is just going to prolong the conflict.