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War in opposition to Ukraine: This is the scenario

They are supposed to support the Ukrainian military: French Mirage 2000-5 jets. Photo: Anthony Jeuland/dpa

They are imagined to help the Ukrainian navy: French jets of the kind Mirage 2000-5. Photo

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France desires to supply Ukraine with Mirage-2000 fighter jets. It stays unclear whether or not navy trainers may also be despatched. The information at a look.

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised Ukraine Mirage fighter jets. In a tv interview in Caen, Macron didn’t initially say what number of Mirage 2000-5 jets France would give to the nation attacked by Russia. A coalition with companions is being shaped. The fighter jets ought to allow Ukraine to guard its soil and airspace, Macron informed the channels TF1 and France 2. The French head of state additionally introduced that he would prepare Ukrainian pilots beginning in the summertime. A brigade of 4,500 Ukrainian troopers would even be skilled.

When requested whether or not France would ship navy trainers to Ukraine, Macron gave an evasive reply. Ukraine is asking for coaching in its nation and this may not signify an escalation. “We are working with all our partners and will decide on the basis of a collective decision at this moment as a coalition.” At the identical time, Macron made it clear that it was not about coaching within the fight zone.

Macron introduced final week that he would touch upon the query of a attainable deployment of French navy trainers to Ukraine throughout Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's go to to France. At that point, he would “speak very precisely to announce what we will do.” Macron plans to obtain Zelensky on the Élysée Palace in Paris on Friday afternoon.

The Mirage fighter jets are getting outdated; they’re to be step by step changed by the newer Rafale jets. Production of the Mirage started within the early Eighties, and numerous variations of the plane adopted. The Mirage 2000-5, of which plane at the moment are to be delivered to Ukraine, was thought-about the most effective multi-role fight plane of the Nineteen Nineties.

Putin denies plans to invade NATO international locations

At a gathering with representatives of main worldwide information companies, Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin dismissed Western fears of a Russian invasion of NATO territory as “bullshit.” “You made up that Russia wants to attack NATO. Have you gone completely crazy? Are you as stupid as this table? Who made that up? That's nonsense, you understand. Bullshit,” Putin mentioned in St. Petersburg.

Russia has been waging a large-scale struggle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine since February 2022. As a end result, fears of Russian aggression have additionally grown in different states – particularly within the Baltic states. Putin's statements in St. Petersburg are unlikely to calm issues down there, as Moscow had repeatedly denied any plans for an assault even earlier than its invasion of Ukraine.

Putin is internet hosting the twenty seventh St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. At the annual assembly of entrepreneurs from all around the world, Russia desires to current itself as an economically robust uncooked supplies energy regardless of the sanctions imposed by the West within the wake of its struggle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine. The media assembly within the putting Lakhta Center skyscraper of the fuel large Gazprom, at which the dpa was additionally represented, was the primary such assembly with worldwide journalists because the begin of the struggle in opposition to Ukraine.

Putin threatens with “asymmetric response” to assaults

At the assembly with media representatives, Putin additionally threatened an “asymmetric response” within the occasion that Russian territory is attacked from Ukraine with weapons equipped to Ukrainian troops from the West. Russia is contemplating stationing its weapons in different areas of the world, from the place they might be used to assault the international locations from which the weapons geared toward its nation come.

“This means that the response can be asymmetric. We are thinking about it,” Putin mentioned. He additionally warned in opposition to a attainable supply of German Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine.

Ukrainian drone assault on Russian refinery

A Ukrainian drone assault has broken a refinery in southern Russia. The governor of the Russian Rostov area, Vasily Golubyev, confirmed the assault on the plant within the metropolis of Novoshakhtinsk. According to him, a fireplace broke out in an space of ​​50 sq. meters. No one was injured. Videos had been revealed on social networks throughout the evening that steered a bigger hearth. Russian Telegram channels reported that residents had observed using anti-aircraft weapons and heard explosions.

The Novoshakhtinsk refinery, which is near the Ukrainian border, was attacked from the air in April. For a number of months, Ukraine has been utilizing drones with low explosive prices however lengthy vary to focus on Russian gasoline manufacturing. This is meant to disrupt the enemy's gasoline provide. According to Russian sources, one other goal throughout the evening was a gasoline depot within the Belgorod area.

According to Kiev's navy, Ukraine was attacked throughout the evening with 18 Russian fight drones and two Iskander missiles. 17 drones had been shot down.