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Scoop of the weekend: Two Ukrainian servicemen wounded in Donbas

Scoop of the weekend: Two Ukrainian servicemen wounded in Donbas


Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in Donbas on 5 February amid six ceasefire violations by the Russian occupying troops, the Joint Forces Operation HQ said.

On 5 February, pro-Russian militants targeted the village of Pavlopil in Donetsk Region using a drone. They dropped four improvised explosive devices on the village, which is 30 km from Mariupol, Novosti Donbassa has reported, quoting the head of the Sartana military-civilian administration Oleksandr Kurkchi.

Security situation

The likelihood of a significant escalation as of today continues to be assessed as low, Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said.

Ukrainian intelligence continued to monitor the activity of Russian troops along the Ukrainian state border, in Belarus and in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics and Crimea. Intensive exchange of information with international partners continues. The situation has so far been as previously predicted, he added.

"Do not trust the apocalyptic forecasts. Different capitals calculate different scenarios, but Ukraine is ready for any scenario. Today Ukraine has a powerful army, unprecedented international support and the faith of Ukrainians in their state. It is the enemy that should fear us, not other way around," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.

US military aid

Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov welcomed yet another batch of US aid to Ukraine on 5 February: "The 8th bird has arrived in Kyiv! The weight of today's cargo with ammunition for our Armed Forces of Ukraine is 86 tons! Since January 22, our partners from the USA have sent more than 650 tons of defense ammunition to Ukraine! To be continued."

Canadian aid

The Canadian government is sending a shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion, the Canadian Defence Ministry has said.

The C-177 Globemaster will deliver body armour, laser rangefinders, metal detectors and surveillance equipment to Ukraine. The aid is accompanied by Canadian servicemen who will stay in Ukraine and teach the Ukrainian military how to use this equipment.

March of Unity

Around 200 people joined International Unity March for Ukraine in Kyiv. This way foreign nationals wanted to express support for Ukraine amid Russian aggression.

Munich Security Conference

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was invited to take part the Munich Security Conference on 18-20 February that will be held online.

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