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As of: April 18, 2024 9:38 a.m

According to Ukrainian info, a number of Russian drones have been repelled within the Ivano-Frankivsk area within the west of the nation. Russia experiences Ukrainian drone assaults in Belgorod and Rostov areas. All developments within the reside weblog..

9:38 a.m

Borrell: Bringing anti-missile programs “out of the barracks”

EU overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell has known as on European states to shortly ship further air protection programs for Ukraine within the struggle in opposition to Russia. “In the next few days, concrete decisions must be made to send more anti-aircraft defense to Ukraine,” stated the Spaniard on the assembly of overseas ministers of the G7 group in Capri. “Otherwise, Ukraine's electricity system will be destroyed.” The EU shouldn’t rely solely on the USA, warned Borrell. “We have to take responsibility ourselves.”

Germany introduced the supply of a 3rd “Patriot” anti-aircraft missile system on the weekend. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Defense Minister Boris Pistorius additionally appealed to allies to shortly ship programs to the nation attacked by Russia. Borrell stated: “We have 'Patriots'. We have anti-missile systems. We have to take them out of our barracks, where they are, and send them to Ukraine, where the war is raging. I'm sure we will will do. But we have to act quickly.”

9:30 a.m

Moscow: Fended off threats and missiles

Russia says it intercepted 20 drones and two ballistic missiles in areas bordering Ukraine. “Several terrorist attacks by the Kiev regime were thwarted during the night,” the Russian Defense Ministry stated. Accordingly, 16 of the 20 drones and two Totschka-U missiles have been shot down within the Belgorod area.

According to the knowledge, the Rostov area, the place Russia's headquarters for coordinating the offensive in Ukraine is positioned, was additionally attacked. As the Ministry of Defense introduced, 5 balloons have been additionally shot all the way down to distract the anti-aircraft programs.

8:22 a.m

Ukraine experiences drone assault within the west of the nation

According to Ukrainian authorities, Russia attacked the western Ukrainian area of Ivano-Frankivsk with drones. The goal was crucial infrastructure, regional governor Svitlana Onyschtschuk stated through the brief message service Telegram.

The Ukrainian air protection shot down all drones. However, particles brought about fires. There have been no accidents. There is not any info but about harm to crucial infrastructure services. Russia has elevated its airstrikes on Ukraine's power system and different infrastructure in current weeks.

Conflict events as a supply

In the present scenario, 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 instantly verified by an unbiased physique.

07:06 am

Habeck arrived in Kyiv to go to

Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens) arrived within the Ukrainian capital Kiev for a go to. He will likely be accompanied by a enterprise delegation. The focus of the journey is Russia's current assaults on the Ukrainian power infrastructure, emergency assist, strengthening the Ukrainian economic system and financial relations with Germany.

During his go to, the Economics Minister additionally needs to organize the Ukraine Recovery Conference for Ukraine in Berlin in June. Upon his arrival, Habeck stated that the go to got here at a time when Ukraine wanted all help in its battle for freedom. “And it is a fight for freedom.” He added: “Yes, Ukraine is fighting for its own self-determination, for its territorial integrity against Putin's aggression, but it is also fighting for the values ​​that unite and define Europe.”

Habeck needs to satisfy President Volodymyr Selenskyj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics Julia Svyrydenko and Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko in Kiev, amongst others. Habeck will then journey on to Moldova, the place he needs to satisfy, amongst others, Prime Minister Dorin Recean.

Rebecca Barth, ARD Kiev, tagesschau, April 18, 2024 6:52 a.m

05:25 am

China: Eurasia envoy consults with Ambassador of Ukraine

According to the Foreign Ministry, the Chinese authorities's consultant for Eurasian affairs, Li Hui, consulted with the Ukrainian ambassador there, Pavlo Riabikin, in Beijing. The two exchanged their views on the Ukraine disaster at a gathering. Another matter was the bilateral relations between China and Ukraine. The ministry doesn’t present any particulars. Li Hui is his authorities's particular envoy to Ukraine and was previously ambassador to Moscow.

In March he stated that China wished a world peace convention wherein Russia and Ukraine would take part on equal phrases. The Chinese authorities has backed the deliberate worldwide peace convention in Switzerland. Switzerland is internet hosting this in mid-June at Ukraine's request. Russia has stated it won’t participate.

3:31 a.m

US Treasury Secretary Yellen: Blocking Ukraine assist in Congress “inexcusable”

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has criticized the Republicans' blocking of assist to Ukraine as “inexcusable” in Congress. After assembly with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, Yellen stated US assist to Ukraine is extra vital than ever. “The failure of House Republicans to support Ukraine for so long at this crucial moment in the war is inexcusable – and damaging to our national security,” Yellen stated.

For his half, Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmygal emphasised the significance of US assist to his nation, particularly given Russia's dedication to undermine its economic system. “We count on the United States to continue to support Ukraine in its fight,” he stated. He hopes for the discharge of the help package deal to Ukraine, together with direct monetary help.

3:31 a.m

Russian authorities: 14 missiles intercepted over Belgorod

According to native authorities, Russian air protection intercepted 14 Ukrainian missiles over the Belgorod border area within the night. Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov stated on the Telegram textual content message service that town of the identical title, Belgorod, was in his sights. Nobody was injured. However, a number of homes have been broken within the Ukrainian airstrike. A single drone was additionally intercepted and destroyed over Voronezh Oblast, stated the native governor, Alexander Gusev. A lady was injured and a number of other buildings have been broken. Voronezh and Belgorod are positioned within the south of Russia and each border Ukraine. They have repeatedly been the goal of Ukrainian assaults.

Conflict events as a supply

In the present scenario, 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 instantly verified by an unbiased physique.

3:31 a.m

Wednesday's reside weblog for studying

The chief of the US House of Representatives expects a vote on the help package deal for Kiev on Saturday. The federal authorities is launching an initiative to offer further anti-aircraft tools. The developments within the reside weblog.