11pm Sunday in Kiev. Here is what you need to know

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki spoke to reporters during a daily news conference in Washington, DC, on April 8. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

The appointment of Russia’s new military chief “shows that there is going to be a continuation of what we have already seen in Ukraine,” said White House spokeswoman Zhen Zaki.

“That’s what we expect,” Zaki told Dana Perino in a Fox News Sunday interview.

CNN reported on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a new general to lead the war in Ukraine, according to a U.S. official and a European official.

Officials told CNN that General Alexander Dvornikov, commander of Russia’s southern military district, had been appointed commander of Russia’s theater campaign theater in Ukraine. Ukraine.

“Tvornikov is responsible for the atrocities we have witnessed in Syria, and the United States will continue to work to ensure that Ukraine has the weapons and assistance it needs to win the battle,” he said.

“Just this week, our National Security Adviser, our Secretary and the Head of our Coalition called for two hours to go to the item on what the Ukrainians are demanding, what they want, if we can not. Meet what they need. We are working with our allies and allies as we did with the S-300, ”Psaki said, adding that Slovakia moved to Ukraine this week and the United States wants to place a US Patriot missile system in Slovakia. In return.

Psaki also said that the administration had acknowledged from the Kremlin that their forces had suffered “great losses” for a country that was slow to admit defeat.

“This is significant,” he said, calling it a reflection of the “courage of the Ukrainian leaders.”

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated which country sent the S-300 missile defense system to Ukraine.

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