The Pentagon: “We do not prevent Kyiv from developing weapons”
“We do not prevent Ukraine from developing its weapons,” he added. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, in a conference with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and their Australian counterparts in response to a question from CNN about the hypothesis that Washington is preventing Kyiv from acquiring or developing long-range missiles. Group to attack in the territory of Russia.
The United States: “We did not supply Kyiv with weapons to strike Russia”
The United States “did not supply weapons to Ukraine to strike outside its territory but to defend its sovereignty from Russian aggression.” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a press briefing in response to a question about Moscow’s allegations in Kyiv of launching a drone attack near Kursk Airport.
Montenegro will donate 11% of Ukraine’s military budget
The Montenegrin government provides security assistance to Ukraine amounting to 11% of the country’s military budget. This was confirmed by the official statement of the Government of Montenegro on the occasion of the signing of a joint declaration on the Euro-Atlantic perspective of Ukraine. “The government of Montenegro shows clear determination to support the defense of Ukrainians with its allies, whether by donating 11% of the military budget funds or by receiving thousands of refugees,” the document stated. It should be noted that the signing of the document is another confirmation of Montenegro’s support for Ukraine in its efforts to become a full member of the Euro-Atlantic community.
Shooting at Russian police at the border and chasing an ‘armed fugitive’
A manhunt in Novoshakhtinsk, a Russian city near the border with Ukraine, where what Mash calls a “machine-gun fugitive” fired at Moscow police forces, wounding two officers. Russian news agency TASS said the attacker shot police near the customs office. Channel 112 said on Telegram that officers were searching for a missing woman in the area when a man in camouflage clothing came out of the woods and started shooting at the police car. Therefore, a curfew was imposed in Novoshakhtinsk to facilitate the search for the attacker by the security forces, while schools and kindergartens were closed.
The Kremlin: We will respond to the attacks
Russia will take “the necessary measures to ensure security in the wake of the ongoing terrorist attacks in Kyiv on Russian soil.” This was stated by the Kremlin, as reported by the TASS agency, after the new attack in Kursk on a Russian airport warehouse.
Satellite images show damage to the Diaghilev base in Russia
Israeli satellite imagery company ImageSat International posted images on Twitter that it said showed “burn marks” and objects near a Tu-22M at Russia’s Diaghilev base in the southern Ryazan region east of Moscow. The Guardian reported that. The Diaghilev base is one of two Russian bases that were attacked by Ukrainian drones yesterday. And a tweet attached to a photo of the base taken last night read: “New photos of the repercussions of today’s attack on the Russian Air Base Diaghilev (yesterday, ed.): Burn marks near a Tu-22M bomber.” In the image, a black patch is clearly visible next to a plane that ImageSat calls “burn marks.”
Kyiv – we will have tanks and fighters from our partners
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov is convinced that Kyiv will receive tanks and combat aircraft from Ukraine’s partner countries. UNIAN brings it back. The minister said during a press conference that Ukraine’s partners are “very pragmatic, pragmatic and pragmatic: they clearly understand that if they introduce a new system, they must know that they have ammunition in their warehouses, they have missiles, repair systems and trainers »to train Ukrainian soldiers. It is also a technological and logistical negotiation. But I remain an optimist and believe that tanks of NATO standards will appear on the battlefield. Not just Leopard… I am convinced we will have tanks and even fighter jets.”
Putin: There is no scheduled meeting with Macron
Russian President Vladimir Putin is not currently scheduled to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, and while the French president has repeatedly expressed his intention to contact his Russian counterpart, no concrete steps have been taken to that effect: Russian aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters this morning. “not now. He (Macron) has talked about this several times, saying that he wants to maintain contact and dialogue with Putin, but so far no concrete steps have been taken in this context, ”Ushakov said in response to a question from Interfax. Last Sunday, in an interview with CBS, Macron said he maintains regular contact with Putin. “I always maintain direct and regular contact with Putin. Isolation is the worst thing,” said the French president.
Zelinsky: At least 4 dead after a Russian bombing
At least four people died in Ukraine following yesterday’s Russian bombing: President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night in his usual video message to the nation, national media reported.
Moscow: We will not give up control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia will not give up control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant to create a nuclear safety zone. Zakharova said yesterday that “Russia’s withdrawal from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant or the transfer of control over it to a” third party “is out of the question.” Last December 2, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, hoped to reach an agreement with Russia and Ukraine by the end of the year on protecting the station currently occupied by Moscow’s forces. Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied what Ukrainian sources said that Russian forces planned to withdraw from the plant.
Moscow and Kursk Airport were targeted by drones launched from Kyiv
The airport in the Kursk region of Russia was attacked by a drone from Ukraine. This was stated by the regional governor Roman Starovoit on Telegram, explaining that an oil storage tank caught fire in the raid. There were no casualties, the fire was extinguished. He said all emergency services are working on the ground.
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