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Status: 05.07.2024 17:53

The third “Patriot” air protection system is claimed to have arrived in Ukraine from Germany. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg would love Ukraine to affix inside ten years. Follow the developments within the stay weblog.


At least three lifeless in Russian assaults in Donetsk

According to Ukrainian sources, three individuals had been killed and greater than a dozen others had been injured in Russian assaults within the Donetsk area in jap Ukraine. Several cities had been killed and injured because of shelling and rocket assaults, the area's governor, Vadym Filashkin, stated on Telegram. Every metropolis and village within the Donetsk area is beneath menace of enemy assaults at any time, Filashkin continued.

Meanwhile, Russian troops are at present advancing within the city of Chasiv Yar within the Donetsk area. Images launched by the Ukrainian armed forces present destroyed house blocks there.


Putin and Orban finish talks

Kremlin chief Putin and the right-wing populist Hungarian Prime Minister Orban have ended their negotiations within the Kremlin in Moscow after two and a half hours. Many points had been mentioned in an excellent ambiance – particularly on Ukraine, stated Putin's overseas coverage adviser Ushakov.

Putin stated he was grateful to Orban for attempting to revive dialogue between Moscow and Kiev. According to Putin, nonetheless, it’s Ukraine that isn’t prepared to finish the battle. Putin just lately made a brand new proposal to finish his struggle of aggression towards Ukraine, which started greater than two years in the past. In it, nonetheless, he once more made the Ukrainian ceding of territory a prerequisite, which Ukraine strictly rejects.


Criticism of Orban's journey to Russia

The assembly between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Orban is attracting worldwide consideration. Orban, who says he’s on a “peace mission” in Moscow to carry talks with Putin about Ukraine, is touring to Russia in his capability as Hungarian Prime Minister, not as a consultant of the European Union or the NATO alliance, confused NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba said that the journey had not been agreed with Ukraine. He recalled the Ukrainian place to not negotiate Ukraine's state of affairs in its absence and known as on all states to stick to it.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated on the sidelines of a press convention in Berlin that Orban's journey wouldn’t change European help for Ukraine – even when the political will isn’t all the time the identical in every single place.

The Baltic states condemned Orban's go to in clear phrases. “In Moscow, Viktor Orban does not represent the EU or the EU's positions in any way. He is using the position of the EU presidency to create confusion,” wrote Estonian Prime Minister and designated EU overseas coverage chief Kaja Kallas on the web platform X. The EU stands united behind Ukraine and towards Russian aggression.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda identified that Orban's “unilateral decision” undermines the credibility of the Hungarian EU Council Presidency. Anyone who actually desires peace is not going to shake arms with a bloody dictator, however will do all the pieces of their energy to help Ukraine, he confused.

His Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics reacted with sarcasm: He quoted a verse from the tune “From Russia with Love” on X, which he revealed through a retweet of Orban's publish during which he described his journey as a peace mission. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are among the many most staunch supporters of Ukraine. The three EU and NATO member states all border Russia and partly additionally its shut ally Belarus.


Third German “Patriot” system arrives in Ukraine

According to the German ambassador in Kiev, a 3rd “Patriot” air protection system from Germany has arrived in Ukraine. “It will help to improve the protection of the population and infrastructure,” writes Martin Jäger on X. The Ukrainian crew has already accomplished applicable coaching in Germany.


Orban arrives in Moscow

Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has arrived in Moscow for a gathering with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was introduced by his spokesman. He thereby confirmed studies of a deliberate assembly with Putin. Before that, Orban visited Kiev – for the primary time for the reason that struggle started. There he known as on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to think about a ceasefire to allow negotiations.

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Orban apparently in Moscow

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is seemingly in Moscow. He will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin there, Orban's chief of workers stated, in line with the official information company MTI. The flight monitoring web site had beforehand reported {that a} airplane utilized by the Hungarian authorities had landed in Moscow. It was not initially doable to confirm whether or not Orban was on the airplane that landed. The Hungarian authorities didn’t reply to a request for details about who was on board.

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Borell sharply criticises Orban

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell criticizes a doable go to to Moscow by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “Prime Minister Viktor Orban's visit to Moscow takes place exclusively within the framework of bilateral relations between Hungary and Russia,” stated the European Union's overseas coverage chief.

Hungary at present holds the rotating EU Council Presidency. However, this doesn’t entail any exterior illustration of the Union. This process lies with EU Council President Charles Michel on the degree of heads of state and authorities and with him at ministerial degree.

“Prime Minister Orban has not received a mandate from the EU Council to visit Moscow,” Borrell confused. The EU place on Russia's struggle towards Ukraine is mirrored in quite a few conclusions of the European Council and guidelines out official contacts between the EU and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Hungarian Prime Minister subsequently doesn’t characterize the EU.

Borrell additionally recalled that Putin has been indicted by the International Criminal Court and an arrest warrant has been issued towards him for his position within the compelled deportation of kids from Ukraine to Russia.

10:39 am

Orban speaks once more about Ukraine struggle

At the beginning of the Hungarian EU Council Presidency, Prime Minister Viktor Orban commented on Russia's struggle of aggression towards Ukraine. “You cannot create peace from a comfortable armchair in Brussels,” Orban wrote on the net platform X. “Even if the rotating EU Council Presidency has no mandate to negotiate on behalf of the EU, we cannot sit back and wait for the war to miraculously end. We will be an important instrument in taking the first steps towards #peace.”

Orban posted the phrases to accompany an interview excerpt during which he commented on his first go to to Kyiv for the reason that struggle started on Tuesday and on his declared goal of working for peace.
Orban doesn’t touch upon the Moscow go to that has been speculated about, he merely says: “I travel to places where there is a threat of war or where there is a war that has negative consequences for Europe and Hungary.”

Orban is taken into account a good friend of Russia and has typically tried to delay or stop negotiations on assist to Ukraine or sanctions towards Moscow. During his go to to Kyiv, he known as on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to think about a ceasefire. There are at present no negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow.

Hungary has held the often rotating EU Council Presidency since Monday. Several media shops had reported that Orban may journey to Moscow. Orban was the final high-ranking consultant of an EU nation to stay in Moscow after the struggle started. He attended the funeral of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in September 2022. The Russian management had seconded former President Dmitry Medvedev to the occasion.

10:02 am

Ukraine: Russian Black Sea Fleet extensively relocated

According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian Black Sea Fleet has moved virtually all of its combat-ready warships from occupied Crimea to different areas. Ukrainian assaults with missiles and drones have induced extreme injury to the Russian naval base in Sevastopol, stated Ukrainian Vice Admiral Olexej Neishpapa in an interview with the Reuters information company. This base was constructed up by the Russians over many a long time, presumably centuries. “They are now clearly losing this hub,” he added. Russia's navy has moved the vast majority of its fight ships from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk on the northeastern Black Sea coast, and a few to the Sea of ​​Azov. The Russian Defense Ministry didn’t initially reply to a request for touch upon the Vice Admiral's feedback.

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Zelenskyj congratulates Labour on election victory

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has congratulated the pinnacle of the British Labour Party, Keir Starmer, on his victory within the parliamentary elections. He stated he was wanting ahead to working collectively for peace and worldwide safety. “Ukraine and the United Kingdom have been reliable partners through thick and thin and will remain so,” Zelensky wrote on X. “We will continue to stand up for our shared values ​​of life, freedom and a rules-based world order.” The Ukrainian President thanked the outgoing British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his help. Ukraine is not going to neglect what they’ve achieved collectively, such because the signing of a bilateral safety settlement.

08:14 am

Ukraine: All drones intercepted

The Ukrainian Air Force studies that it has repelled all drones aimed on the nation by Russian troops in the course of the evening. A complete of 32 drones had been shot down over seven Ukrainian areas, the army wrote on the Telegram brief message service. The governor liable for the capital Kiev reported that the air protection was energetic within the early hours of the morning.

Conflicting events as a supply

In the present state of affairs, info on the course of the struggle, shelling and casualties offered by official our bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian events to the battle can’t be straight verified by an impartial supply.

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NATO chief hopes Ukraine will be part of inside ten years

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hopes that Ukraine will be part of the protection alliance inside the subsequent decade. “I very much hope that Ukraine will be an ally,” the Norwegian replied in an interview with the dpa information company in response to a query a few doable alliance enlargement within the subsequent ten years. He stated he had additionally labored in the direction of this throughout his time in workplace at NATO.

Shortly earlier than the NATO summit in Washington, Stoltenberg additionally known as for much more army assist for the nation attacked by Russia. “The stronger our support, the faster this war can end. The more we commit ourselves in the long term, the faster the war can end,” he stated.

Map of Ukraine, hatched: areas occupied by Russia

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Report: Russian ammunition manufacturing unit hit by drone

According to info from the AFP information company, Ukraine has attacked a munitions manufacturing unit in western Russia. The assault was carried out utilizing so-called kamikaze drones, considered one of which hit the manufacturing unit in Kotovsk within the Tambov area. The manufacturing unit, which is a part of a army industrial complicated, is about 350 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

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