Ukraine: Troops holding on in Sievierodonetsk despite being ‘outnumbered 5 to 1’

Ukraine War

The Ukrainian military said it is repelling Russian attacks near the key Donbas city of Sievierodonetsk. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has compared himself to Peter the Great. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has responded to Vladimir Putin’s comparing himself to Peter the Great on the 350th anniversary of his birth. He said the comment showed, “there was no ‘conflict,’ only the country’s bloody seizure under contrived pretexts of people’s genocide.” Podolyak responded to a speech by the present-day Russian leader comparing Russia’s current conflict in Ukraine with Peter’s 21-year war with Sweden. Podolyak wrote on Twitter that Putin’s utterances made it clear that the world should not talk about “saving [Russian] face” but about “immediate de-imperialization.”

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