Kyiv is renewing calls for more ammunition and stronger air defenses after Russia fired half a dozen hypersonic missiles at Ukraine last week. In an interview with Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that published Sunday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said ammunition shortages were the “number one” problem his country was facing and urged Berlin to speed up promised deliveries. He also called on the German government to begin training Ukrainian pilots to use Western fighter jets.
Fierce fighting continues in the eastern town of Bakhmut, where Kuleba said Ukrainian troops would continue to defend. Russian fighters have taken control of most of the eastern part of the city in recent days, while Ukrainian forces are holding their ground in the west, British defense officials said.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Traumatic stress, an invisible wound, hobbles Ukrainian soldiers: After more than a year of war, Ukrainian soldiers are experiencing severe psychological stress, including nightmares, poor sleep, guilt, anxiety and panic attacks, according to interviews with troops across Ukraine and psychologists treating them, write Siobhán O’Grady and Anastacia Galouchka.
Yevhen Bas, 26, a paratrooper who has been fighting since he was 17, jolts awake in a cold sweat, believing he is “completely split in two.” Andriy Dobrovolskyi, 47, an infantry soldier, wakes up searching for his feet, then remembers he has only one left.