Children to be forcibly evacuated from Bakhmut: Ukrainian official shares details.
Children will be forcibly evacuated from Bakhmut, as the Cabinet of Ministers approved the relevant mechanism on 7 March.
Last year, Ukraine adopted a resolution on mandatory evacuation, which was announced only in Donetsk Oblast.
The new resolution was adopted as an extension of the mandatory evacuation from the combat zone, said Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast on 8 March.
Vereshchuk explained how children would be evacuated from Bakhmut and whether they would be separated from their families if their parents refused to leave.
"We have a gradation system: territories that are encircled and blocked, areas where active combat actions are taking place, and areas where combat actions are possible. The General Staff notes all this and the Ministry of Defence for submitting to the Oblast Military Administration," Vereshchuk said.
Bakhmut May Fall in the Coming Days — NATO Secretary General.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Ukrainian defence of Bakhmut may fall into Russian hands in the coming days. Still, it would not necessarily be a turning point in the war.
According to Stoltenberg, fierce battles have been raging around Bakhmut recently, while Russia has been throwing new manpower and equipment in this direction.
"We see that Russia is throwing more troops, more forces, and what Russia lacks in quality, they try to make up in quantity. They have suffered big losses, but at the same time, we cannot rule out that Bakhmut may eventually fall in the coming days," Stoltenberg said at EU defense ministers meeting in Stockholm.
According to him, it will not necessarily represent a turning point in the war if this happens.
"It just highlights that we should not underestimate Russia. " We must continue to support Ukraine," the Alliance Secretary General underlined.
The day before, British intelligence reported that the Ukrainian defense of Bakhmut continued to exhaust the forces of Ukrainian defenders and Russian invaders (Ukr).
Western intelligence estimates Russia's losses in killed and wounded in the battles for the city of Bakhmut at 20-30 thousand mercenaries of the private military company "Wagner."
Iran secretly provides Russia with a large number of rounds, artillery, and mortar bombs.
Iran has secretly supplied large quantities of bullets, rockets, and mortar bombs to Russia for the war in Ukraine and plans to send more.
This was reported by the British TV channel Sky News.
The source claims that two Russian-flagged cargo ships headed to Russia via the Caspian Sea; left an Iranian port in January.
The alleged cargo consisted of approximately 100 million rounds of ammunition of various calibers, such as 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 12.7 mm, and 14.5 mm, for use in pistols and assault rifles, and machine guns.
According to the source, the ships were also carrying a range of other ammunition, the source said, including approximately 300,000 shells, such as 40 mm grenades for grenade launchers, 107 mm anti-tank rockets, and mortar bombs of various calibers – 60 mm, 81 mm, and 120 mm – as well as missiles for multiple-launch rocket systems (130 mm, 122 mm, and 152 mm) and armor penetration shells (115 mm and 125 mm).
In addition, the source said there were also about 10,000 flak jackets and helmets on board these ships.
The source noted that Moscow paid for the ammunition in cash and thus circumvented Western sanctions against itself and Iran.
The ships which probably took part in cargo transportation are named Musa Jalil and Begey, sailing under the Russian flag. The source said one of the ships left Iran around 10 January and the other around 12 January. They had approximately 200 containers on board.
The source insists he is confident in estimating the ammunition ships carry. "Two hundred containers on two ships can transport this amount of ammunition," he said.
It was not possible to independently check what precisely the ships were transporting.
The new "aid" adds to previous accusations against Tehran that it provided Moscow with hundreds of deadly drones that played a critical role in attempts to destroy Ukraine's energy infrastructure.
"Russia continues to use Iran as a 'rear base,'" said the source in the secret services, describing the close military ties between the two countries.
Western and Ukrainian officials have also expressed concern that Iran could supply the Russian Federation with much more lethal ballistic missiles, but there is no evidence yet.
According to mass media, Russia concluded a secret agreement with Iran on the return of enriched uranium exported within the framework of the "nuclear agreement" of 2015.