On November 5, Reuters quoted 22-year-old commentator Vitaly as saying that Russian forces were increasing artillery strikes in Donetsk compared to about a month earlier.
However, soldiers operating the Hiatsint artillery system said that the intensity of shelling by the Russian army is still not on par with that of about a year ago.
North Korea “has provided Russia with more than 1 million artillery shells since August this year,” according to South Korea’s intelligence agency mid-last week.
Ukrainian artillery on the front line. Photo: Reuters
Moscow and Pyongyang denied that the weapons were transported from North Korea for use in Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, a soldier named Volodymyr, 43, told Reuters, “The fighting has become more tense than before. Everyone held their positions. We did not attack, and neither did they.”
Mr. Zelensky invites Mr. Trump to Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to prove that Donald Trump, the man on the Republican Party’s US presidential nomination list, “will not be able to bring peace” to Ukraine.
“Former President Trump said that in about 24 hours, he could solve the problem and end the conflict,” Mr. Zelensky said in an interview with NBC News broadcast on Nov. 5. “If he can come here, I only need 24 minutes to explain to him that he cannot end the conflict and bring peace.”
While President Joe Biden vowed to provide military aid to Ukraine “as long as possible,” Mr. Trump warned that the policy risks drawing the US into conflict with Russia, which has nuclear gas weapons.
If elected president in 2024, Mr Trump has repeatedly promised he would reach a peace deal between Moscow and Kiev “within 24 hours”.