Russia-Ukraine war information: Russia says Ukrainian drone hit substation in Belaya, Kursk | EUROtoday

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Ukraine’s safety service, the SBU, hit {an electrical} substation with a drone in Russia’s Kursk area close to the border in a “successful attack,” an SBU official stated Friday, talking on the situation of anonymity to debate a delicate matter.

The governor of the Kursk area stated a Ukrainian drone dropped explosives on the substation in the Russian village of Belaya, chopping off the ability provide close by, together with at a hospital. There was no rapid official remark from Kyiv. The drone hit Russian army targets related to the substation, the SBU official stated, sharing aerial footage exhibiting blasts. The Washington Post couldn’t instantly confirm the claims.

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The assault on the ability facility sparked a blaze, and firefighters rushed to the location in the Kursk area of western Russia, the governor, Roman Starovoyt, wrote on Telegram. “Power will be restored as soon as it is safe to do so,” he added.

Air defenses shot down a number of different drones concentrating on Kursk, the governor and the Russian Ministry of Defense stated, additionally blaming Kyiv. There have been no preliminary studies of casualties. As Russia has reported a latest uptick in tried drone assaults, Ukrainian officers have emphasised that targets inside Russia are a part of the battle.

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stays “defiant” six months after he was detained in Russia whereas on a reporting journey, his mom informed CNN. “He’s smiling,” she stated. “And I have to say, under all the circumstances, he’s doing really well.” The American journalist’s colleagues and employer have denied Russia’s espionage prices in opposition to him, as Washington and worldwide information media advocates name for his launch.

Russia will hike its army spending by about 68 p.c in 2024Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated, citing the draft funds for subsequent 12 months printed by the Finance Ministry. “Obviously, such an increase is necessary because we are living in a state of hybrid warfare,” he stated, “and this requires high spending.”

Russia’s Defense Ministry stated the newest spherical of conscription for army service begins Sunday. The draft will happen throughout Russia, in addition to in 4 areas in japanese and southeastern Ukraine that Moscow illegally annexed final 12 months, although components of the territories should not beneath Russian management. The announcement stated these conscripted in the autumn marketing campaign wouldn’t be despatched to the battlefield in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with former Wagner commander Andrei Troshev and instructed him to work on forming volunteer models for the Ukraine war, Russian information companies reported Friday. Troshev was thought of a possible contender to intervene after a short-lived mutiny by Wagner chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who was killed in a airplane crash in August. A former lieutenant colonel in Russia’s Internal Affairs Ministry, Troshev is without doubt one of the few high public figures of the mercenary group who was not listed on the passenger manifest of that airplane, The Washington Post reported.

Poland stated its plane didn’t cross the border into neighboring Belarus, denying accusations from Minsk {that a} Polish helicopter had violated its airspace. Tensions have simmered between Poland and Russian ally Belarus, with Warsaw shifting troops to strengthen the border.

France will enhance its assist to Ukraine via industrial partnerships, French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu stated after his Thursday go to to Kyiv. The minister led a delegation of French lawmakers and enterprise executives from industries together with drones, munitions and synthetic intelligence. He stated France hoped to “propose innovative solutions to the Ukrainian army and increasingly be in a position to make fewer transfers, but rather direct acquisitions, sometimes under French subsidy, for the Ukrainian army.”