Russia seeks to rebuild troop numbers with retired soldiers, says UK MoD
Russia’s military is aiming to boost its troop strength with soldiers discharged over the past decade after suffering heavy losses in its invasion of Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defense said in its daily intelligence update on Sunday. Twitter.
“In response to mounting losses, the Russian armed forces seek to bolster the number of troops with personnel discharged from military service since 2012,” the bulletin read.
“Efforts to generate more combat power also include trying to recruit from the unrecognized region of Transnistria in Moldova,” he added.
NBC could not immediately verify the report.
Zelenskyy renews call for immediate Russian oil embargo, says Ukraine cannot wait
Ukraine’s president has renewed calls for “the entire civilized world” to immediately ban Russian oil as “Ukraine has no time to wait.”
In his late-night speech, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said: “Measures must be taken immediately… And the oil embargo must be the first step.”
It must be carried out “at the level of all democracies, of the entire civilized world,” he said. “Then Russia will feel it. Then it will be an argument for them: seek peace, stop senseless violence.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the nation as Russia’s offensive enters day 45 in kyiv, Ukraine, on April 9, 2022.
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Zelenskyy has been pressing world leaders to impose a full embargo on Russian energy for weeks.
“Oil is one of the two sources of the Russians’ self-confidence, their sense of impunity,” he said in the late-night address. “Another source, gas, will also be shut down over time. It’s just unavoidable.”
But the Ukrainian leader emphasized the urgency, saying “Ukraine has no time to wait. Freedom has no time to wait.”
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Zelenskyy asks other countries to follow the UK in increasing aid
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walk in Independence Square after a meeting, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in kyiv, Ukraine, April 9, 2022.
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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on Western nations to increase their support for the embattled country after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised more military and financial aid.
The two leaders met in kyiv earlier in the day, prompting Britain to step up support for the country.
“It is time to impose a total embargo on Russian energy, to increase the supply of all weapons to us.” Zelenskyy said.