Russian Will ‘Destroy Everything’ In Donbas, Says Zelenskyy
- Moldova's pro-Russian former president Dodon detained.
- Hungary's government gets emergency powers due to Ukraine war.
- Russia indicates it's settling in for a long war.
Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Russsia’s attack in the Donbas region is the largest one on European soil since WW II, Ukraine Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. Calling the attack a ‘ruthless battle,’ he urged Ukraine’s allies to speed up deliveries of weapons and ammunition to the nation.
The Russia-appointed administration of Ukraine’s Kherson region will ask Moscow to set up a military base on its territory. Russia seized the Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, has installed a new administration there and started introducing the Russian rouble as a currency.
Meanwhile, as the European Union mulled an embargo on Russian oil imports, Moscow said it saw its economic ties growing with China amid its isolation by the West. In Russia, a rare public expression of opposition to the war emerged from the ranks of the Russian elite with a veteran Kremlin diplomat Boris Bondarev resigning and sending a scathing letter to foreign colleagues in which he said of the invasion.
The head of Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition party, former President Igor Dodon, has been detained by Moldovan authorities on corruption charges, state television reported, a move likely to anger the Kremlin.
Hungary’s government declared a state of emergency due to the war in Ukraine from Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a Facebook video, adding his cabinet needed room of manoeuvre to respond to challenges quickly.