Ukraine-Russia War: A day after multiple explosions near Russian-held Ukrainian territory and Russian military sites, Russia has confirmed Ukrainian drone strikes elsewhere. The Ukrainian army carried out these attacks late on Friday night. This shows that the help Kyiv is getting from western countries is increasing its capacity. Ukraine has now strategized attacks in key areas of Russia instead of its lost territories.
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These latest incidents took place at the Crimean airbase occupied by Russia. According to Western officials, half of Russia’s Black Sea naval aviation force has been rendered useless after the incident. A local Crimean official, quoted by Russian news agencies TASS and RIA, said Russian anti-aircraft units appeared to be operating near the western Crimean port of Yevpatoriya.
Meanwhile, Russia claimed that six Ukrainian drones sent to attack the settlement of Nova Kakhovka, east of the city of Kherson, were shot down by anti-aircraft forces. “Ukraine wants to regain control of Kherson by any means, but now it will not be possible,” he said.
The US has said for the first time that it will help Ukraine provide Scan Eager surveillance drones, mine-resistant wheelers, anti-armor rounds and howitzers. A senior official said the new $775 million aid package will include 15 Scan Eagles, 40 anti-mine vehicles and 2,000 anti-armor rounds of weapons. This aid will be given in southern and eastern Ukraine, where the Russian army has mines. Let us tell you that the Biden administration has so far given military aid of $ 10.6 billion to Ukraine. This new help will be different from the one given earlier.
Russia has issued a warning regarding the Ziporizaya nuclear plant in Ukraine, which is held by Moscow. “There is a danger of a major tragedy from this plant,” he said. According to the DPA report, Russia has alleged that the Ukrainian side is endangering Europe’s largest nuclear plant in the south of the country. Here both the sides are blaming each other for the shelling. In the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent, Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Petrushev said the Ukrainian military was threatening a nuclear plant with US-supplied weapons that it would suffer.
In the midst of the Russo-Ukraine war, representatives of Finland, Sweden and Turkey will hold a meeting this month to discuss the expansion of NATO. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Havisto has given this information. He said that discussions in Finland have been made on the basis of a memorandum signed by the three states shortly before the NATO summit in Madrid in June. According to the information, these countries will convince Turkey not to oppose them joining NATO.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said UN officials would be allowed to visit and inspect the Zaporizhia nuclear plant. The Kremlin made the announcement after Putin’s phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Ukrainians to be vigilant in the coming week as they prepare to celebrate their Independence Day. And there were fresh explosions in Crimea and a warning has been issued after a missile attack near a nuclear power plant.