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On Thursday, February 16, Ukraine’s energy system built up a power reserve. Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko reported that power generation had been enough to meet the consumers’ needs for five consecutive days.
For the first time since the full-scale Russian invasion, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen arrived in Kyiv on February 16, as he wrote on Twitter.
In the last 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine killed 690 Russian invaders. The total personnel losses of the Russians since February 2022 have amounted to 140,460, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On Wednesday, February 15, the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the European Union approved the establishment of an ad hoc working party on the use of frozen and immobilized Russian assets to support Ukraine´s reconstruction. The announcement was made on the Twitter account of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Activities in Ukraine’s east are the main operational task of the invaders, said Andrii Yusov, an officer of Ukrainian Defense Intelligence.
The new sanctions the EU is imposing on Russia are to limit technologies and counter propaganda. According to European Pravda, the official proposal for the 10th sanction package was presented by Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, on Wednesday, February 15.