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As of: April 26, 2024 12:04 p.m

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu asserts that Moscow has no intention of attacking NATO territory. Ukrainian Ambassador Makeiev is pushing for extra arms deliveries. All developments within the reside weblog.

12:02 p.m

Russian journal: journalist arrested

The Russian version of Forbes has reported the arrest of certainly one of its journalists. Sergei Mingasov is accused of spreading “fake news” concerning the Russian military, the journal reviews on its web site. There is not any contact with the worker. Mingasov's lawyer mentioned his shopper was being held in a detention middle within the metropolis of Khabarovsk in Russia's Far East. After the invasion of Ukraine, Russia drastically tightened its legal guidelines controlling the media.

11:59 a.m

Two males arrested in Ukraine for passing data to Russia

Two males have been arrested in Ukraine for allegedly passing on navy data to Russia. The two suspects posed as non-public tradesmen and traveled across the northeastern Kharkiv area, mentioned the Ukrainian home secret service SBU. There they secretly spied out the areas of Ukrainian troops and protection traces and handed them on to the Russian aspect in preparation for his or her assaults. The suspects had been arrested of their houses, it mentioned. According to the SBU, they face life imprisonment if convicted.

11:32 a.m

Zelenskyj warns of nuclear disaster

On the anniversary of the accident on the Chernobyl nuclear energy plant, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned of an identical menace in his personal nation. “The largest nuclear power plant in Europe near Zaporizhzhia has been in the hands of Russian terrorists for 785 days,” Zelensky warned on Telegram. He known as on the worldwide neighborhood to place strain on Russia to deliver the facility plant again underneath Ukrainian management. “And that all nuclear objects in Ukraine are safe from Russian attacks,” Zelensky added. That alone would save the world from a brand new nuclear disaster.

Marc Dugge, ARD Kiev, tagesschau, April 26, 2024 11:35 a.m

10:47 am

Russian troops look like advancing additional into jap Ukraine

According to British estimates, the Russian navy is making sooner progress within the space after taking on the jap Ukrainian city of Adviyivka. “Russian ground forces have created a narrow ledge deeper into Ukrainian territory to penetrate the town of Ocheretyne, about 15 kilometers north of the center of Avdiivka,” the British Ministry of Defense mentioned.

Ocheretyne within the Donetsk area had round 3,500 inhabitants earlier than the beginning of the battle. Even after the seize of Avdiyiva in mid-February, the realm stays some of the necessary areas for Russian operations, London mentioned: “Although they have suffered heavy losses, it is very likely that Russian ground forces are able to capture Ukrainian positions in the to attack the area and take control of several small settlements.”

10:37 am

Russia reviews deaths from Ukrainian shelling

One individual is alleged to have died in Ukrainian shelling within the Russian metropolis of Kursk. This was introduced by the governor of the Kursk area, Roman Starovoit, on Telegram. Houses had been additionally broken by the shelling. There was no affirmation of the assault from Ukraine.

Conflict events as a supply

In the present scenario, data on the course of the battle, shelling and casualties offered by official our bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian events to the battle can’t be immediately verified by an impartial physique.

10:21 am

Russia's Defense Minister: No curiosity in attacking NATO state

In an interview with the Tass information company, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu emphasised that Russia has “no military or geopolitical interest” in “attacking NATO states.” Even if NATO has created an extra menace by approaching its troops to Russia's border.

Ukraine as soon as once more accused Shoigu of being chargeable for assaults on the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant. These assaults might have “catastrophic consequences.”

At the identical time, Shoigu criticized the USA once more. The United States helps to extend the battle – additionally by exerting fixed strain on worldwide companions.

9:56 a.m

Blinken criticizes China for supporting Russia

During his go to to Beijing, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised issues about China's navy assist for Russia. The US State Department mentioned that Blinken's reservations had been about “the support of the Russian defense industry by the People's Republic of China.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned of a deterioration in relations with the US. Although the 2 sides are speaking to one another extra once more, the “negative factors” within the relationship between the USA and China have elevated, Chinese state tv quoted Wang as saying. The overseas minister denounced a “groundless suppression” of China's proper to develop.

9:18 a.m

Spain needs to provide Ukraine with “Patriot” missiles

Spain will provide Ukraine with some missiles for the Patriot air protection system, the newspaper El Pais reported. The authorities has dominated out supplying an entire “Patriot” system, but it surely does wish to present some projectiles. The newspaper depends on unspecified sources. The Ministry of Defense in Madrid initially didn’t touch upon this.

8:42 a.m

Report: Ukraine withdraws “Abrams” tanks from the entrance

As the AP information company reviews, the Ukrainian navy not needs to make use of “Abrams” tanks obtained from the USA immediately on the entrance. This is partly as a result of Russian drone warfare makes it too tough for battle tanks to maneuver undetected, the company quoted two US navy representatives as saying. In January 2023, the USA agreed to ship 31 “Abrams” tanks to Ukraine

8:37 a.m

Ukraine ambassador hopes for extra weapons for Ukraine

Before the deliberations of the so-called Ukraine Contact Group deliberate for at this time, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany, Oleksii Makeiev, mentioned in ARD morning journal as soon as once more emphasised the urgency of additional arms deliveries from the West. “Wars cannot be won without weapons. Without weapons we have lost,” emphasised Makeiev. In some instances, Ukraine needed to wait “too long for support,” which was additionally noticeable on the entrance.

At the identical time, Makeiev thanked the German authorities for agreeing to ship a 3rd “Patriot” air protection system to Ukraine.

8:21 a.m

Current scenario on the Ukrainian entrance

Constant shelling in Kharkiv, lack of ammunition and lack of recruits in Donbass. An overview of the present scenario within the two areas.

8:08 a.m

Ukrainian agriculture minister is alleged to be in custody

Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyj needs to be remanded in custody on corruption costs. According to the courtroom order, the politician must pay round $1.9 million in bail to keep away from imprisonment.

Solskyj is alleged to have been concerned within the unlawful acquisition of state land value a complete of round seven million {dollars} within the interval earlier than he took workplace in 2022. He denies the allegations. Solsky is the primary minister underneath President Volodymyr Zelensky to be listed as a suspect in a corruption case. He submitted his resignation on Thursday, however will formally stay in workplace till Parliament decides on his request.

6:42 a.m

Zelenskyj is selling investments within the Ukrainian protection sector

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes to have the ability to strengthen and broaden the nation's protection sector with the assistance of investments from the West. In his worldwide discussions, Zelenskyj mentioned in a video speech that he was encouraging companions with out their very own manufacturing capacities to put money into the Ukrainian protection trade. The goal is to determine joint weapons manufacturing and strengthen the entrance.

6:01 a.m

Former British Defense Minister Wallace is pushing for “Taurus” deliveries

Former British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace is looking on Germany to ship Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. Chancellor Olaf Scholz should resolve whether or not he needs Ukraine to win the battle or not, Wallace instructed the dpa information company. Although he understands the priority about additional escalation, he believes it’s unfounded. “Russia's red lines are like chalk wiped off a blackboard,” Wallace mentioned.

Scholz had repeatedly justified his rejection of “Taurus” deliveries by saying that neither Germany nor NATO needs to be actively concerned within the battle in opposition to Ukraine.

What type of weapon system is the Taurus cruise missile?

The “Taurus” cruise missile is round 5 meters lengthy and weighs nearly 1,400 kilograms. It is provided with its personal engine and several other navigation techniques that allow autonomous low-level flight by means of enemy territory. This implies that the cruise missiles could be fired from fighter plane from a protected distance throughout battle and might hit and destroy targets as much as 500 kilometers away.

Since the cruise missiles fly notably low and are comparatively small, they’re tough to hit by enemy air defenses. The Bundeswehr has had the “Taurus” weapon system since 2005. It can be utilized with the “Tornado” and “Eurofighter” fight plane. The producer is a subsidiary of the protection firm MBDA.

The “Taurus” cruise missile is the German-Swedish counterpart to the British-French cruise missiles “Storm Shadow” and “Scalp”, which had been developed in parallel.


Media: USA is making ready long-term arms support for Ukraine

According to sources, the US authorities needs to provoke long-term navy support for Ukraine. For this goal, an extra support package deal value round 5.6 billion euros is to be determined, because the “Politico” portal and the AP information company reported. As a part of this system, long-term contracts are to be awarded to US protection firms to provide navy tools for Ukraine, which implies that it might take months and even years for the products to be delivered.

Just on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden signed a regulation for an arms package deal value one billion US {dollars}. This primarily issues anti-aircraft tools, artillery, missile techniques and armored automobiles from the US navy's stock. Ukraine ought to obtain this arms support as rapidly as attainable.

07:03 am

Thursday's reside weblog for studying

Russian President Putin is planning a state go to to China in May – it might be the primary overseas journey of his new time period in workplace. Several accidents had been reported after an assault within the Cherkasy area of Ukraine.