Anton Geraschenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, has claimed that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has suffered a heart attack. He made such a claim in a Facebook post. He claims he suffered a heart attack after Putin accused Shoigu of failing to campaign in Ukraine. News from the BBC.
One month has passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On the one hand, the Russian military is facing intense resistance from the Ukrainian army, and on the other hand, various Ukrainian cities have been devastated by Russian bombings. But Russia has not yet captured any major cities in Ukraine. Ukraine has recently claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin fired some of its top army generals for failing to win the war. He has appointed a new general in that place.
The United States has been claiming Ukraine’s success in the war against Russia. They say Russian forces have retreated 30 kilometers east of Kiev.
Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl said on Thursday that Russia’s attack on Ukraine would weaken Russia in many ways. He says Russia will have to “regret” the decision to attack.
Russia’s army chief Valery Gerasimov said on Friday that the main target of their war now was eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels in the region have been fighting for independence against Ukrainian government forces for some time.