The British Ministry of Defence says Moscow has adopted a “long-term defensive posture” on the Ukrainian front in the past six weeks friday says In its daily intelligence update, it added that this could indicate that Russian forces in Ukraine “are currently conducting only defensive operations”.
Ukraine says Russia has launched several Iranian-made Shahed drones in recent days. President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed the Air Force will “cut off the wings of all metal monsters” as he speaks at night while standing next to a drone that appears to have been shot down. Iran has repeatedly denied that drones supplied to Moscow have been used by Russian forces in Ukraine, most recently amid a wave of attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
4. From our correspondents
Displaced Ukrainians usually arrive in Zaporozhye after a challenging and dangerous flight to safety. Many stayed for long periods of time while waiting for permission to return home. “Zaporizhia said we couldn’t go because they feared for our lives,” one refugee told the Post. “But I’ll sign anything, I’ll give up any risk; just let me go back.”