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Russo-Ukrainian war, day 742: Russia killed 5 in Odesa during Zelenskyy’s talks with Greek PM

A Russian missile struck the Odesa port, killing 5 people and injuring others, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis met there.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 742: Russia killed 5 in Odesa during Zelenskyy’s talks with Greek PM

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Taurus leak reveals Germany’s dilemma as Europe awakens to new security reality. The German Taurus leaks shed light not only on the technical details of a possible Taurus strike on the Crimean bridge, but Europe’s shifting security landscape, as France and Germany compete for leadership amid evolving US priorities and the urgent need to support Ukraine’s defense.
Intercept of German generals planning Taurus strike on Crimean bridge: full translation. Russian propagandist Margarita Simonyan published a German-language audio intercept of this discussion and a very bad Russian translation. We give you a good English one.

Military

Russia kills 5 in Odesa during Zelenskyy, Greek PM Mitsotakis meeting. A Russian missile struck the Odesa port, killing five and injuring others, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis met there.

Russian missile strikes Odesa as Zelenskyy, Greek PM Mitsotakis meet at port. A Russian missile landed just 150 meters from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis during their meeting in Odesa.

Russian attack injures 7 people, including 3 children, kills one man in Kharkiv Oblast. Russian forces attack Borova, Izium district in Kharkiv Oblast, according to Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

Russian shelling kills 63-year-old woman in Donetsk Oblast. Russia fired Netaylove in the Ocheretyn community, Donetsk Oblast, killing a 63-year-old woman, according to Governor Vadym Filashkin.

Russian night attack injures 7 people, including 10-year-old kid in Sumy. Russian attack with 42 drones and five guided missiles on 8 of Ukraine’s oblast damaged an educational institution, residential buildings, power grids, cars, etc.

Military Intelligence: 27 Russians crew members injured in attack on Sergey Kotov’s ship. HUR destroyed Russian Black Sea Fleet’s patrol ship Sergei Kotov on 5 March, eliminating seven Russian sailors. Some 52 reportedly evacuated.

Russia’s governor: Two Ukrainian drones hit fuel and lubricants depot in Kursk Oblast. Kursk Governor said the plant, the 2nd largest iron ore producer for the ferrous metallurgy industry in Russia, attacked by Ukrainian drones.

As of 06 Mar 2024, the approximate losses of weapons and military equipment of the Russian Armed Forces from the beginning of the invasion to the present day:

      • Personnel: 420270 (+1250)
      • Tanks: 6678 (+21)
      • APV: 12728 (+40)
      • Artillery systems: 10308 (+50)
      • MLRS: 1008 (+1)
      • Anti-aircraft systems: 701 (+1)
      • Aircraft: 347
      • Helicopters: 325
      • UAV: 7921 (+58)
      • Cruise missiles : 1918 (+1)
      • Warships/boats: 26 (+1)
      • Submarines: 1
      • Vehicles and fuel tanks: 13479 (+56)

Intelligence and technology

Czech Republic gathers allies, nears full funding for 800,000 shells for Ukraine. Ukraine requires at least 200,000 rounds per month to sustain its fight against Russian forces, according to Bloomberg estimates.

Ukraine unveils Sea Baby Avdiivka naval drone. Ukraine showed Sea Baby Avdiivka, the first of 35 crowdfunded naval drones designed to target Russian assets in the Black Sea.

International

Twelve Ukrainian companies taking part in FOODEX JAPAN 2024. Ukrainian companies are making their first appearance at FOODEX JAPAN 2024 since 2019, with 12 firms showcasing their products.

Ukrainian Special Forces in secret mission against Russians in Sudan – WSJ. In a bid to undermine Russian influence and deprive the Wagner group of gold mining profits, Ukrainian special forces have been deployed to Africa.

British foreign secretary proposes to loan all frozen Russian assets in UK to Ukraine. The plan could provide funds for arms & budgets if US aid stalls, though it may be “more radical than proposals discussed in the European Union,” the Guardian reports.

Polish farmers stage massive protest in Warsaw over EU Green Deal, Ukrainian imports. In front of the Polish PM’s Office, farmers burn tires & a coffin symbolizing the potential “death” of their agriculture sector amid EU policies and “Ukrainian competition.”

WP: Zelenska declines State of Union invite likely amid Navalny widow’s planned attendance. However, Zelesnka’s Office said the First Lady declined an invitation to attend President Biden’s State of the Union address on 7 March due “to a scheduling conflict with a planned visit to Kyiv’s orphanages.”

Ukrainian Intel: Top collaborator killed in car explosion in occupied Berdiansk. Svitlana Samoilenko was reportedly involved in organizing the sham Putin elections in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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