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Ukrainian War: capture of Marinka, Russia hits the station, Zelensky congratulates his troops

All the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.

Marinka capture ‘not significant’ – ISW

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A US-based think tank has questioned the significance of the recent capture of Marinka by Russian forces.

Moscow said it had captured the town in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine from Ukrainian forces on Monday.

However, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) stated that “the likely capture…represents a limited Russian tactical gain.”

He added that this development “does not portend any significant advances operationally unless Russian forces have significantly improved their ability to make rapid mechanized forward movements, which they show no signs of having done.” “.

On Monday, Ukraine’s commander-in-chief, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said the city had been effectively destroyed due to heavy fighting.

He acknowledged that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from Marinka, but claimed that Ukrainian forces were still operating in the northern suburbs of Marinka.

Russian missiles hit train station in Ukraine

Russia fired nearly 50 Shahed drones at targets in Ukraine and bombed a train station where more than 100 civilians were gathered to board a train to kyiv, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday.

During the night, Kremlin forces launched an artillery and drone bombardment on the Kherson region, according to Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko.

The bombing killed a police officer and injured two other police officers, as well as two civilians.

The attack on the southern region of Kherson and its capital hit residential areas and a shopping center as well as the power grid.

About 70% of households in the city of Kherson were left without electricity during the winter cold, regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin said.

In Odessa, another major city in southern Ukraine, a Russian drone attack killed two people and injured three, including a 17-year-old man, regional governor Oleh Kiper said.

Zelensky congratulates his troops on the attack in Crimea

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian military said its air forces had destroyed a warship – the landing ship Novocherkassk – in the port of Feodosia in Crimea.

In his evening speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said “special thanks to our air forces – good work against the invaders in Crimea.”

Russia confirmed on Tuesday that one of its ships was damaged in an attack on kyiv in annexed Crimea.

The Ukrainian army claims to have “destroyed” this ship, which it claims was carrying Iranian-made Shahed drones, frequently used by Moscow in the conflict.

The attack also left one dead and two injured and damaged six buildings, according to Crimea Governor Sergei Aksionov.

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