Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sky News on Thursday [had] Heavy losses in the troops [in Ukraine] It is a great tragedy for us.”
Peskov said this after being asked about the losses incurred by the Russian army since it launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted on Friday that she was “looking forward to Kyiv” with a picture of herself getting off the train.
The European Union announced this week that it will meet Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital.
The British Ministry of Defense said that Russian forces have completely withdrawn from northern Ukraine
“Many of these forces will require a significant replenishment before they are ready to deploy east, and any mass redeployment from the north is likely to take at least a week,” the Defense Department said.
Russia admitted significant losses in its own ranks.
The update continued, “The Russian bombing of cities in the east and south continues, and the Russian forces advanced south from the strategically important city of Izum that is still under their control.”
US speeds up entry of Ukrainian refugees at Mexico border
The United States is increasing the number of Ukrainian Refugees have been allowed into the country as larger numbers of people fleeing the war-torn country attempt to move to the United States by coming across the southern border.
Vlad Fedorishin, a volunteer with access to the waiting list, said Thursday that the United States has treated 620 Ukrainians over 24 hours, while about 800 more are arriving daily in Tijuana. Previously, volunteers say, the United States received a few hundred Ukrainians a day.
CBP has not provided numbers in response to questions about operations and plans over the past two days, saying only that it has expanded its facilities in San Diego to handle humanitarian cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Firefighters across the US donate equipment to Ukraine
An increasing number of US fire departments are sending protective equipment to fellow first responders in Ukraine.
Benjamin Hall provides an update on health after the deadly Ukraine attack
Fox News State Department Correspondent Benjamin Hall gave a health update after the horrific attack in Ukraine Which left two of his colleagues dead.
Hall was rescued from the war zone last month and taken to a hospital in Germany. He was later transferred to a leading military medical facility in Texas where he underwent several surgeries.
“To sum it up, I have lost half of my leg on one side and a foot on the other. One hand is put together, one eye no longer works, my hearing is very damaged… But overall I feel very lucky to be here – and the people who got me here are amazing!” Hall tweeted Thursday night, posting a photo of him from the hospital.
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