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IOn Tuesday night time, Russia attacked Ukraine once more with drones and missiles. Air alarms have been triggered in lots of locations. According to the air pressure, Shahed drones focused the Dnipropetrovsk area within the east of the nation and the Kherson and Mykolaiv areas within the south. The data couldn’t be independently verified.

Zelensky holds assembly with new navy management

After the restructuring of the navy management, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj held a gathering of the excessive command with the brand new members for the primary time. Among these current on the assembly was Colonel General Olexander Syrskyj, who was appointed commander-in-chief final week, as Zelenskyj stated in his night video deal with on Monday. It was concerning the scenario on the entrance within the east and south of the nation, he added. It was additionally mentioned how the essential infrastructure – akin to electrical energy and water provides – could possibly be protected in the very best approach.

After virtually two years of Russian battle of aggression, Zelenskyj dismissed Valeriy Saluschnyj, who was highly regarded with the folks, because the earlier commander of the armed forces on Thursday. The two have been just lately stated to have a damaged relationship of belief. Syrskyj's earlier place as commander of the land forces was taken over by former Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Pavlyuk. Zelensky additionally exchanged a number of different high-ranking navy officers, together with folks within the territorial protection and airborne troops.

Kremlin denies Starlink use

Meanwhile, Russia rejected allegations concerning the alleged use of the American Internet service Starlink within the frontline space. The essential tools that billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX firm operates just isn’t formally licensed in Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised the Interfax company. Accordingly, the system “cannot be used in any way”. Musk additionally emphasised that no Starlink tools is formally being offered to Russia. That's not essential, says Ukraine: Starlink terminals ended up in Russian arms unofficially as contraband through third international locations, defined the spokesman for the Ukrainian navy intelligence service, Andriy Yussov.

“Nobody is saying that Starlink is officially being sold to the Russians. But today the Russian Federation is not only the number one terrorist country, but also the number one smuggler country,” Yusov stated on Ukrainian tv. The day earlier than, his company had introduced that, due to intercepted Russian conversations, there was proof that enemy troopers in occupied areas have been utilizing Starlink.

Baerbock: With Paris and Warsaw on the best way to an EU protection union

Germany, France and Poland additionally wish to transfer ahead collectively in the direction of a standard protection and safety structure in Europe in response to a attainable election victory by Republican Donald Trump within the United States. Not solely do 27 totally different nationwide programs within the EU should be higher interlinked, stated Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) at a gathering together with her colleagues from France and Poland within the Château de la Celle close to Paris.

In the long run, joint procurement and joint tasks within the protection sector have to be initiated and operational capabilities have to be pooled extra intently than earlier than, she added in opposition to the background of the continued Russian battle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine. “If Putin believes that our strength is dwindling and our support is waning, he is completely mistaken,” emphasised Baerbock.

EU states lay the muse for the usage of Russian funds for Ukraine

The EU has created the premise for the usage of proceeds from the custody of frozen Russian central financial institution funds for Ukraine. As the Council of Member States introduced, two authorized texts have been adopted for this function. Among different issues, they regulate that extraordinary earnings from the custody of the central financial institution have to be saved individually sooner or later. In a second step, it’s deliberate to offer earnings for the reconstruction of Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia.