The situation in Eastern Ukraine remains deeply volatile, with persistent clashes near Avdiivka and Russian attempts to make advances near Mar’inka. In this update, we provide a snapshot of the latest developments in the conflict and international support for Ukraine as the crisis unfolds.
The epicenter of the Ukraine war continues to be north of Avdiivka, particularly in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka. Russian forces are making efforts to push westward into open fields and towards a waste disposal site. While there have been reports of minor Russian advancements, the extent of these gains is a subject of dispute, with estimates suggesting a maximum of 400-500 meters. The situation remains fluid and dynamic.
The United Kingdom is preparing to announce a substantial military aid package valued at $122 million for Ukraine. This assistance is expected to be revealed during an upcoming meeting at NATO headquarters, reaffirming the UK’s commitment to Ukraine’s defense and resilience.
Belgium has plans to send some of its F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in 2025, depending on the introduction of new F-35 aircraft. Additionally, Belgium has established a €1.7 billion fund for Ukraine, funded by taxes on the profits of frozen Russian assets. This financial support underlines Belgium’s dedication to Ukraine’s stability and security.
Great Britain is making a contribution to Ukraine’s air defense capabilities by providing the MSI-DS Terrahawk Paladin platform. This advanced system is designed to track and neutralize drones, bolstering Ukraine’s ability to protect its critical national infrastructure.