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Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-07-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 02-07-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-07-2024

Ukraine Urges EU to Speed up Artillery Shell Supplies

Ukraine Urges EU to Speed up Artillery Shell Supplies
A Ukrainian artilleryman carries a 155 mm shell to fire a M777 howitzer toward Russian positions near Avdiivka in the Donetsk region on June 23, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)
Securing the shells has been a priority for Kyiv, which is burning through its reserves as Russia throws manpower and resources in a bid to make territorial gains.

What You Actually Need to Know About the US Assistance Package to Ukraine

What You Actually Need to Know About the US Assistance Package to Ukraine
The US Capitol building is seen from the base of the Washington Monument as the sun rises in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2023. (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM / AFP)
The numbers behind future US military assistance to Ukraine – if Congress ever approves it – seem pretty straightforward, but there’s a lot of fine print in H.R. 815.

Russian Railway Has a Shortage of Locomotives Due to a Lack of Imported Parts

Russian Railway Has a Shortage of Locomotives Due to a Lack of Imported Parts
Western sanctions on high tech equipment and new or replacement parts for locomotives have reduced the Russian state-run rail system's ability to move freight.

Ukraine Lawmakers Advance Controversial Mobilisation Bill

Ukraine Lawmakers Advance Controversial Mobilisation Bill
After refusing outright to debate the bill last month, 243 lawmakers approved the measure in its first reading on Wednesday.

Five Dead After Russia Launches Yet Another Mass Missile Strike

Five Dead After Russia Launches Yet Another Mass Missile Strike
In a post on Telegram on Wednesday morning, President Zelensky said: “We will certainly respond to Russia – terrorists will always feel the consequences of their actions.”

‘Playing Into Putin’s Hands’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 7

‘Playing Into Putin’s Hands’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 7
(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on Feb. 6, 2024 shows Russian President and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin meeting with his confidants ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Moscow on Jan. 31, 2024; and US right-wing political commentator Tucker Carlson speaking at the Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15, 2023. Tucker Carlson, a right-wing American talk show host close to former US president Donald Trump, said on Feb. 6, 2024 he was in Moscow to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA and GIORGIO VIERA / AFP)
US right-wing ex-pundit will interview Putin; Biden again presses Congress on aid bill; Ukraine’s ammo shortage gets worse as Moscow steps up attacks around Avdiivka especially, but AFU makes gains

Russia’s Closing Grip on Avdiivka Now Deemed ‘Critical’

Russia’s Closing Grip on Avdiivka Now Deemed ‘Critical’
This handout photograph taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on December 29, 2023, shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recording a video address in front of a sign reading "Avdiivka is Ukraine" in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
The local military head said that “all is not lost,” but that Russian forces are amassing at the city’s doorstep.