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SPD parliamentary group chief Mützenich sharply rejects concerns of NATO's involvement within the protection of Ukrainian airspace. The variety of victims within the Ukrainian assault on Belgorod rises to fifteen. The developments within the stay weblog.

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Number of victims in Belgorod area rises to fifteen

At least 15 folks have been killed on Sunday in what Russia stated was a Soviet-era Ukrainian missile assault on the Belgorod area. The Russian Ministry of Civil Defense speaks of 15 deaths, Russian information companies of 20 injured, together with a lacking little one. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, particles from one of many intercepted Tochka-U missiles broken a residential constructing within the metropolis of Belgorod.

Images present that at the very least ten flooring of the constructing have collapsed. While rescue staff have been trying to find survivors within the rubble, the roof collapsed. Both Ukraine and Russia say they won’t goal civilians. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin was conscious of the assault. There is at present no assertion from the Ukrainian aspect.

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Shapps: Shoigu answerable for a whole bunch of 1000’s of warfare victims

British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps has described ousted Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as answerable for a whole bunch of 1000’s of deaths and accidents within the Ukraine warfare.

“Sergei Shoigu is responsible for over 355,000 victims among his own soldiers and mass suffering among the civilian population with an illegal campaign in Ukraine,” Shapps wrote within the on-line service X after Shoigu’s change of place within the new Russian authorities grew to become identified. “Russia needs a defense minister who will overcome this catastrophic legacy and end the invasion,” wrote Shoigu, including, referring to Russian chief Vladimir Putin: “But all they will get is another puppet of Putin.”


Mützenich in opposition to NATO defending the airspace in Ukraine

SPD parliamentary group chief Rolf Mützenich has sharply rejected concerns by a number of MPs from different events about NATO's involvement in defending Ukrainian airspace in opposition to Russian assaults. “Wanting to protect Ukrainian airspace through NATO deployment means abandoning the principle that we do not want to actively intervene in the war,” Mützenich informed the “Tagesspiegel” and added: “The SPD parliamentary group won’t comply with this. “

Mützenich went on to say that he thought-about “such proposals to be irresponsible and extremely dangerous.” According to him, such a call could be “playing with fire and exactly what Putin wants – fodder for his confused narrative of an imperialist NATO.” Mützenich additional informed the “Tagesspiegel” that it was “good and right to continue to support Ukraine massively with military means so that it can defend itself against the Russian aggressor.” However, the SPD parliamentary group nonetheless stands by the precept that NATO won’t intervene militarily.


Fighting for the Ukrainian border city of Vovchansk

According to Ukrainian data, the preventing within the border villages of the Kharkiv area is now additionally concentrated in Vovchansk. Russian forces have “intensified their shelling of Vovchansk,” stated the governor of the Kharkiv area, Oleh Synehubow. Almost 6,000 residents have been evacuated from the world.

Several Russian media shops reported that Russian forces had entered the town. Tamaz Gambarashvili, head of Vovchansk's army administration, stated the town remained underneath Ukrainian management after small teams of Russians have been repelled. But Russian drones are “constantly over Vovchansk.”

Conflict events as a supply

In the present state of affairs, data on the course of the warfare, shelling and casualties offered by official our bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian events to the battle can’t be straight verified by an unbiased physique.


Expert: Security Council is changing into a reservoir for Putin's former prime officers

Expert Tatiana Stanovaya from the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center sees a sample within the new put up for the fired Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. The National Security Council, the place Shoigu is now set to succeed Nikolai Patrushev as secretary, has change into a reservoir for Putin's former prime officers, she stated. These are “people he can’t let go of, but for whom he also has no room.” Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been deputy chairman of the physique since 2020.