VIDEO | Andonovic: Russia announces revenge for Europe if we take away its property

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The war in Ukraine enters its 789th day. Kiev claims that between 20.000 and 25.000 Russian troops are trying to storm the city of Chasov Yar.

According to Ukrainian and Western sources, Moscow's goal is to use the vacuum and use it as much as possible to gain territory in Ukraine while waiting for part of the $63 billion in US aid for the Ukrainian army.

Russia is intensifying its attacks on the three largest Ukrainian cities, Kharkiv, Odessa and the capital, Kyiv.

A 240-meter television tower in Kharkiv was hit in a Russian airstrike, causing signal disruptions.

At least nine people were wounded, including four children, in a night attack by Russian drones in Odessa, on the Black Sea.

Regional Governor Oleg Kiper said residential buildings were damaged in the Russian attack on Odesa. Officials also reported that one person was injured when a drone crashed in Mykolaiv district, southern Ukraine.

Odessa and its surroundings have been regularly targeted since the start of the Russian invasion two years ago. Now these attacks are intensifying and it is not excluded that Odessa is a possible Russian operational route in order to fully secure the approach to Kirm, where the Ukrainian attacks on the Russian Black Sea fleet have become more frequent, which has already suffered losses on the warships of the Russian Navy.

With the eventual Russian conquest of Odessa, Ukraine will be left without access to the sea, which is further considered as a possible target of Russian attacks.

EU countries have announced that they are considering ways to deliver more air defense systems to Ukraine, but have not promised to deliver the Patriot. Vladimir Putin reiterated Russia's position on a peaceful solution in Ukraine, said the president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, warned Europe that Russia has already written a law of retaliation if the West seizes nearly $300 billion in Russian assets and uses them to help Ukraine.

"We have a ready answer. We have a draft law on retaliatory measures, which we are ready to consider immediately. And the Europeans will lose more than us," said Matvijenko, without giving details, reports RIA Novosti.

After President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in 2022, the United States and its allies banned transactions with Russia's central bank and Treasury, freezing about $300 billion in Russian assets in the West.

Top US officials want to seize assets to help Ukraine, although some bankers and European officials worry that such a seizure would set a dangerous precedent, Reuters reports.

The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed a law with a provision that allows for the seizure of Russian assets, although most of the Russian assets are not in the US, but in Europe.

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