Fatalities from a weekend strike on a Dnipro apartment have risen to at least 45 Ukrainians — including an 11-month-old boy — and the number of injured people is now 79, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday in his nightly address.
Ukrainian forces have arrived in the United States to begin training focused on the Patriot air defense system, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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Top U.S. general meets Ukrainian counterpart near edge of war zone: Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday met in person with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time, traveling by vehicle from a base here in Poland to an undisclosed location near the countries’ border in what appeared to be a symbolic show of support as Washington intensifies its military assistance to Ukraine, writes The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe.
Milley spent a couple of hours with Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, the top officer in Ukraine’s armed forces, said Col. David Butler, a U.S. military spokesman. The meeting was arranged after it became clear that Zaluzhny would not be able to attend a meeting Wednesday of senior NATO military officials in Brussels. Milley met the Ukrainian officer with a group that included five other Americans, an interpreter and security personnel. News of the meeting was withheld until it concluded, with officials citing safety precautions.
“They both thought it was important,” Butler said of the meeting. “It’s important that two very important military officials look at each other in the eye when they talk about very important topics. It makes a difference.”
Karen DeYoung and Loveday Morris contributed to this report.