Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 02:36 attack on Crimea: Drones are said to have aimed at a Russian military base +++
The Ukrainian drone attack in Crimea on Saturday night is said to have been aimed at a logistics base for Russian troops near Yevpatoria in the west of the peninsula. 17 drones were used in the attack, reports the Internet portal “Ukrajinska Pravda”, citing sources at the Ukrainian secret service SBU. According to preliminary information, “dozens of occupiers” were killed or injured. Equipment was also destroyed. According to the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russian forces had fended off 20 Ukrainian drones. The ministry claims that the “frustrated terrorist attack” did not claim any victims or cause any damage.
+++ 01:32 Kuleba: Greater range of the rockets means a faster end to the war +++
In the debate about the delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is increasing the pressure on the federal government. “Ukraine needs Taurus missiles to save more lives of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians and to speed up the liberation of their territories and end the war more quickly,” Kuleba told “Bild am Sonntag”. “The formula is simple: a longer range of the missiles means a shorter duration of the war,” he added. With the weapon, Ukraine could “reach the Russian occupying forces on Ukrainian soil far beyond the front line, disrupt their logistics and destroy command centers and ammunition depots,” Kuleba said.
+++ 00:04 Ukraine speaks of progress on the southern front +++
The Ukrainian military speaks of progress in the counter-offensive in the south of the country. The General Staff said there were partial successes in the area of the village of Robotyne in the Zaporizhia region. The commander on the southern front, General Olexander Tarnavskyj, writes on Telegram: “There are liberated areas.” Russian troops tried to recapture several locations, including in the Zaporizhia, Kharkiv and Kherson regions, with aerial and artillery attacks, but were unsuccessful, the General Staff said.
+++ 22:41 “Thanks, Olaf!” – Selenskyj welcomes more German anti-aircraft +++
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy thanks Germany for the two additional launch pads of the Patriot anti-aircraft system that his country, which was attacked by Russia, received. “That’s very important,” says Zelenskyj in his evening speech. “Thank you! Thank you, Germany. Thank you to the people,” said Selenskyj – and added to Chancellor Olaf Scholz: “Thank you, Olaf!” The delivery of the new Patriot systems by Germany became known a few days ago. Immediately afterwards, Selenskyj also thanked Scholz. The new German deliveries also include ten more Bandvagn 206 multi-purpose tracked vehicles, six heavy-duty trailer trucks and around 6,000 rounds of smoke ammunition for artillery pieces with a caliber of 155 millimeters. Germany also provided machine guns, shooting glasses, binoculars and mine clearance equipment.
+++ 21:50 report: Dozens of Russian soldiers killed or injured in drone attack in Crimea +++
According to a report, 17 Ukrainian drones attacked a logistics base of Russian troops near Yevpatoria on the occupied Crimean peninsula on Saturday night. Dozens of Russian soldiers were killed or injured in the attack, the newspaper Ukrajinska Pravda reports, citing sources in Ukraine’s security service. The extent of the damage is still being determined. “The first reports point to dozens of occupiers killed and injured and a lot of damaged equipment,” the newspaper said. The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that 20 Ukrainian drones had been intercepted in Crimea.
+++ 20:44 Cherson region under fire – two pensioners injured +++
Two people were wounded today by Russian forces in the Kherson region, where “the shelling hasn’t stopped since morning,” said the region’s governor, Oleksandr Prokudin. A 70-year-old man suffered multiple injuries after a projectile hit a residential building in the village of Ponyativka. A 72-year-old was also seriously injured by an explosive device dropped by a drone in Odradokamyanka. Russian forces also shelled the city of Kherson, but no one was injured.
+++ 19:48 Kiev: In the meantime 13 Kinschal rockets have been shot down +++
According to its own statements, the Ukrainian air defense system has shot down 13 Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missiles and more than 20 Iskander and S-400 missiles since the beginning of the war. That’s what the spokesman for the Ukrainian air force, Yuriy Ihnat, told the public Ukrayinske Radio. On Friday, the capital Kiev was attacked with Kinzhal missiles. The anti-aircraft defense managed to intercept them, the debris fell on a children’s hospital and a private house.
+++ 19:01 Russia: Ukrainian drone shot down in Belgorod region +++
According to Russian sources, a Ukrainian drone has been shot down in the Belgorod region of Russia. According to the Ministry of Defense in Moscow, the Ukrainian army tried to use a drone to attack “objects on the territory of the Russian Federation”. There are no casualties or damage, it said. As the governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov explained, the drone was shot down while approaching the town of Shebekino, not far from the Ukrainian border.
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