Russia's military aggression against Ukraine continues.
Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continues across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country.
We will keep you updated on the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 30th (Japan time), including the battle situation and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.
(There is a 7-hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6-hour time difference with Moscow, Russia.)
Ukrainian soldiers arrive in UK for tank training
The British Ministry of Defense posted on SNS on the 29th that ``soldiers of the Ukrainian Army tank unit have arrived in the UK to start training,'' and posted a photo of the soldiers disembarking from the aircraft.
The British government has decided to provide the main battle tank "Challenger 2" to Ukraine ahead of Germany and the United States, and a senior official of the Ministry of Defense has shown the prospect of starting training on tank operation and maintenance in the UK from the 30th. .
3 killed in shelling in southern Ukraine
Authorities in Kherson province in southern Ukraine announced on the 29th that the Russian army fired artillery at the state capital Kherson, damaging hospitals and schools, killing three people, and injuring at least six people, including nurses. bottom.
Russian defense ministry says 14 killed in Ukrainian missile strike
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on the 28th that a missile landed in a hospital in the eastern Luhansk province, killing 14 people, claiming it was an attack by the Ukrainian military's high-mobility rocket artillery system = Hymers.
The Ukrainian government has not responded to this, but the Russian side also issued a statement on the 29th of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unilaterally criticizing Ukraine and the West, which is providing military support. The possibility of launching a large-scale attack has also been pointed out.
President Zelensky to accelerate supply of new weapons
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Ukrainian defense forces were under heavy attack in the eastern Donetsk region of Bakhmut and elsewhere, in a newly released video.
He also strongly condemned the Russian side for the damage to hospitals and schools in Kherson, southern Ukraine, and the death of three people.
"Russia is prolonging the war and trying to exhaust our military capabilities. We must accelerate the supply of new weapons needed by Ukraine," he said.
President Zelensky also revealed that he has sent a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, who plans to host the Paris Olympics next year, in connection with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) considering the return of Russian athletes to international competitions. Did.
And he urged Russia not to return to international competitions, saying, ``We must not use sports events such as the Olympics to encourage aggression or exclusive patriotism in Russia.''