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Ukrainian forces hope that retaking the village of Klishchiivka, south of the strategically important town of Bakhmut in the east, will allow them to regain control of Bakhmut. “We managed to secure a place of arms that will allow us to further develop assault actions and liberate our lands from the occupiers,” said spokesperson Ilya Yevlash in an interview with the TSN news network, adding that the village is the key to controlling logistics routes to Bakhmut.

President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to push for more support for Ukraine when he addresses U.N. General Assembly meetings that begin Tuesday in New York. On the sidelines, Zelensky is expected to meet with other world leaders and is then expected to deliver his message to Washington.

Here is the latest news on the war and its repercussions around the world.

Recapture of Klishchiivka could be an important development for Ukraine’s prospects in the east, where Russian forces took control of the destroyed town of Bakhmut this year after months of bloody fighting. Before retaking the village, the Ukrainian counteroffensive had focused largely on the south, where troops were moving slowly, largely because of heavily mined territory.

Zelensky is expected to travel to New York and Washington this week to ask for more help., with a visit to Capitol Hill tentatively expected on Thursday, The Post reported. His visit was coordinated with the Biden administration in an effort to get Congress to provide $24 billion in additional aid to Ukraine.

Recent drone strikes in Russia were a message from Ukraine that Russian airspace is “not as well protected as people think.” Zelensky said in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” while denying he personally ordered the attacks.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left the city of Vladivostok after concluding his six-day trip to Russia., reported the North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun. Kim’s visit has focused attention in Washington and beyond on a possible arms deal between Moscow and Pyongyang, as Russia seeks artillery for its dwindling stockpiles.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed the war in Ukraine with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi., according to American and Chinese readings of their conversation on Sunday, which focused, among other things, on bilateral relations and Taiwan. Both reports described the talks as “frank, substantive and constructive,” although neither side revealed details.

Wang will be in Moscow from Monday to Thursday to attend a meeting on strategic security with senior Russian officials., a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. Chinese state media says the meeting, held every year since 2005 except for 2020 and 2021, serves to keep Beijing and Moscow aligned on their core interests.

Canada has committed an additional $25 million to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense.announced Defense Minister Bill Blair.

A glimpse of the ruins of Ukraine: Photos taken by Wojciech Grzedzinski from a US-supplied Humvee along the deserted roads of Orikhiv and Novodanylivka in southern Ukraine provide a glimpse of common scenes in communities along the border lines. forehead.

Orikhiv, an important crossroads for Ukrainian soldiers heading into battle, has been reduced to a skeleton of its former self. Russian artillery bombarded the small town for months, forcing many of its residents to flee or take refuge underground, where life and even business in the town takes place.

Anastacia Galouchka contributed to this report.

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