Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov will be replaced this week with Rustem Umerov, a Crimean Tatar lawmaker. Zelenskyy made the announcement on his official Telegram account, writing that new leadership was needed after Umerov “has gone through more than 550 days of full-scale war.” Later in his nightly address, Zelenskyy said he believes “that the Ministry needs new approaches and different formats of interaction both with the military and with…"Ukraine’s defence minister to be replaced, Zelenskyy says"
Issued on: 14/04/2023 – 11:32 China’s defence minister will visit Moscow next week for meetings with his Russian counterpart and other military officials, Beijing said on Friday, a day after Russia claimed its forces had encircled Ukrainian troops in the battleground city of Bakhmut – a claim disputed by Kyiv. Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 11:15am: China defence minister to visit Moscow…"Chinese defence minister to visit Moscow next week"
Russia claims it has gained ground in Ukraine The Russian army said on Saturday it carried out “offensive operations” in the Zaporizhzhia region of southern Ukraine, enabling it to take “advantageous positions”. “As a result of offensive operations, units of the Eastern Military District took more advantageous lines and positions,” the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement. It did not give any further details. Fighting in the Zaporizhzhia region intensified on Friday, as Russian forces…"Ukraine war: Russia gains ground, Kyiv ire at tank ‘indecision’, Moscow air defence drill"