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As of: February 11, 2024 5:46 p.m

Ukrainian protection methods repelled a Russian air assault on Kiev. Zelensky has appointed former Deputy Defense Minister Pavlyuk as the brand new commander of the bottom forces. The developments within the dwell weblog.

5:46 p.m

Poland criticizes Trump's assertion about NATO's obligation to offer help

Polish authorities politicians have criticized US presidential candidate Donald Trump's assertion about NATO's obligation to offer help. Poland's Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz emphasised that the NATO precept “One for all, all for one” was “a concrete obligation.” On the platform

3:33 p.m

Stoltenberg: Trump assertion “undermines our security”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has sharply criticized former US President Donald Trump's statements about not defending defaulting NATO allies within the occasion of re-election: “Any suggestion that allies will not defend themselves undermines our entire security, including the of the United States, and puts US and European soldiers at increased risk,” stated Stoltenberg in Brussels.

Trump added throughout a marketing campaign look that not solely would he not shield defaulting NATO states attacked by Russia, however he would encourage Moscow to do “whatever they want.”

3:29 p.m

Head of the Security Conference: Support Ukraine far more resolutely

According to the pinnacle of the Munich Security Conference, Christoph Heusgen, the West should assist Ukraine far more resolutely. “Vladimir Putin thinks we are wimps and he believes that he has the upper hand,” stated Chancellor Angela Merkel's long-time international coverage advisor to “Wirtschaftswoche”. When requested whether or not the Russian president really had the higher hand, Heusgen answered within the damaging. That's why it's so vital to indicate him how fallacious he’s. “Putin senses weakness. That's why we have to show strength all the more.” There will solely be an actual likelihood for negotiations when Putin realizes that he won’t win the struggle in opposition to Ukraine.

Robust safety ensures are additionally wanted for Ukraine – “preferably in the form of NATO membership.” Because the previous has proven that Putin doesn’t follow agreements. Otherwise there’s a nice danger that Putin will assault once more.

1:46 p.m

German commitments to NATO: Inspector General expects delays

Germany will want extra time than introduced to make its navy contributions to protection within the NATO alliance. The Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, General Carsten Breuer, admitted this in an interview with the weekly newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”. When requested whether or not there have been navy capabilities that had been promised by the federal authorities however may most likely solely be made accessible later, he replied: “There are.” He didn’t need to say precisely what these abilities have been. He justified this by saying that an opponent may gain advantage from such information.

12:52 p.m

Great Britain: Russia has a scarcity of medical professionals

According to British findings, Russia most likely lacks well being staff all through the nation due to the struggle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Health had already decided in November 2023 that the nation's medical sector was missing round 26,500 medical doctors and 58,200 nursing employees, the British Ministry of Defense stated. There are indicators that the Russian struggle in Ukraine is contributing to this scarcity, the British stated.

According to the federal government in Kiev, Russian troops in Ukraine use the Starlink satellite tv for pc web service from US billionaire Elon Musk. Ukrainian navy intelligence publishes an audio recording on Telegram through which Russian paratroopers are stated to be discussing the deployment of Starlink terminals. There isn’t any assertion from Russia.

Starlink is operated by SpaceX. Tesla boss Musk's firm stated final week that it has no enterprise relationships with Russia and that Starlink doesn’t work there.

11:09 a.m

Ukraine: Woman killed by bomb in Kharkiv area

According to Ukrainian authorities, a 56-year-old lady was killed by a bomb within the jap Kharkiv area.

Seven folks have been killed in a drone assault on a gasoline station in Kharkiv yesterday, together with two youngsters aged seven and 4 and a six-month-old child. Burning gasoline then unfold by the streets; 15 homes have been destroyed by the hearth.

Hatched: territories occupied by Russia

9:57 a.m

Kyiv: New commander of floor forces

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed former Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Pavlyuk as the brand new commander of the bottom forces. According to the Reuters information company, this emerges from a decree revealed as we speak.

8:51 a.m

Estonia desires to broaden its protection line

Estonia desires to proceed constructing a protection line on its border with Russia regardless of Russian President Vladimir Putin's assertion {that a} Russian invasion of the NATO states Poland and Latvia is “absolutely impossible.” “We will not change our plans just because Putin gave an interview to a journalist,” Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur advised the dpa information company in Tapa. “Do you believe Vladimir Putin after what he has said and how he behaves all these years?”

Pevkur warned to not imagine Putin's appeasing statements. Just a few days earlier than the invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin additionally categorically dominated out an assault on the neighboring nation. “We are currently increasing our readiness. And that is what everyone has to do. Not just here in Estonia, but everyone else too,” emphasised Pevkur.

8:51 a.m

At least one civilian injured after drone strikes

Russian drone strikes on the Ukrainian capital Kiev and southern Ukraine injured not less than one civilian and broken a gasoline pipeline and residential buildings within the river and sea port of Mykolaiv. The Ukrainian navy introduced this.

40 of 45 Shahed assault drones launched by Russia have been destroyed, the Ukrainian Air Force introduced by way of Telegram. “The air alert in the capital lasted almost two hours,” Serhiy Popko, the pinnacle of the Kiev navy administration, stated on Telegram. He added that every one drones over Kiev have been shot down on strategy. According to preliminary info, there have been no casualties or destruction in or close to the capital.

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Estonia's Defense Minister praises Germany's Ukraine coverage

Estonia's Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur has praised the German authorities's willpower in offering navy assist to Ukraine, which is being attacked by Russia. “If I compare the years 2022 and 2024, I see a clear change in German policy in favor of increasing support for Ukraine,” Pevkur advised the dpa information company in Tapa. The incontrovertible fact that Germany desires to offer nearly eight billion euros in navy assist this yr and that Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) can be calling on different allies to do extra is a “very positive change.”

Pevkur additionally highlighted the non-public relationships and “very good contact” with Federal Defense Minister Boris Pistorius. “We have the same understanding about helping Ukraine and also increasing readiness here in our region in the Baltic Sea region,” stated the minister of the Baltic EU and NATO nation that borders Russia.

8:51 a.m

White House calls Trump feedback on Russia and NATO disturbing

The spokesman for the White House in Washington, Andrew Bates, strongly criticized statements by former US President Donald Trump on Saturday night (native time) about not wanting to guard NATO allies from a potential invasion by Russia. “Encouraging invasions of our closest allies by murderous regimes is appalling and disturbing – and it endangers U.S. national security, global security and the stability of our domestic economy,” Bates stated.

Trump's assertion had beforehand occurred at a political rally in South Carolina. There, the ex-president had apparently talked a few earlier assembly with main NATO representatives and reported how he had attacked international locations that didn’t pay their contributions and the way he had threatened handy them over to potential invaders.

8:51 a.m

Ukraine: Air assault on Kyiv repelled

According to Kiev's navy chief, Ukrainian protection methods have repelled a Russian air assault on the Ukrainian capital. The Ukrainian Air Force had beforehand reported that a number of areas have been threatened with drone assaults.

Conflict events as a supply

In the present state of affairs, info on the course of the struggle, shelling and casualties supplied by official our bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian events to the battle can’t be straight verified by an impartial physique.

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Saturday's dwell weblog for studying

After changing the pinnacle of the armed forces, Ukrainian President Zelensky has stuffed further management positions. According to Russian info, a Ukrainian drone assault within the Black Sea was repelled. Saturday's dwell weblog for studying.