“Russia may launch missile attack on one-year anniversary over Ukraine” – warns intelligence agency

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Ukrainian intelligence agencies have warned that missile attacks from the Russian side can be expected ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In an interview with a local news site, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief Kyrillo Budanov said Russia “plans to launch a small missile attack on February 23-24”.

“Ukrainians have seen such attacks many times before, so they are not unusual for us,” he added.

February 24 marks one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s intelligence agency has warned to expect Russian missile strikes that day. The United Nations is expected to approve a resolution condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and calling for peace soon. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called Russia’s aggression against Ukraine a “humiliation” to the collective state of the world. Guterres also condemned Vladimir Putin’s “veiled threats to use nuclear weapons.”

Meanwhile, visits by foreign leaders to Ukraine continue. A few days ago, US President Joe Biden came to Kyiv and met with the Ukrainian President, while Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has arrived in Kyiv today. He is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian leaders.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been meeting with leaders of many countries at various levels to seek support for his country like a “state marathon”. He reiterated his commitment to garner broad international support for the sequel.

In his recent evening speech, he mentioned the recent round of talks he had with countries like Pakistan, Uganda and the UK.

“It would be great if all our partner countries like Britain understood the impact of faster delivery of defense logistics,” he said, referring to his recent discussion with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

He also highlighted his work to stabilize grain exports from Ukraine and accused Russia of undermining global food security.