Ukrainian military forces destroyed two Russian military bases in Melitopol, killing hundreds of occupation soldiers. This was stated by the city’s mayor, Ivan Fedorov. “Two powerful explosions were heard in the northern districts of the city – the mayor of Melitopol said in the national news – we have information about the destruction of two objects in which the Russians were stationed.”
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu is visiting Mariupol, where the Russian press reports that he has “examined work to restore the infrastructure destroyed in the Donbass”.
On the ground, local media reported Russian shelling of apartment buildings in Kramatorsk. This morning, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ignat, added that 13 Iranian drones were shot down during the night. Instead, Moscow condemns the shooting down of three Ukrainian missiles on the border city of Belgorod.
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Moscow: “Three Ukrainian missiles hit Belgorod, one wounded”
At least one person was injured in Russia last night when the country’s air defenses shot down three missiles over the southern Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine, the region’s governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram. “Our air defense system has started operating in Novi Oskol. Three missiles were shot down. The extent of the damage is being clarified,” Gladkov wrote. “There is an injured person – a man with shrapnel wounds in his arm. An ambulance is already at the scene. Several building facades and power lines in several villages of the Novoskolsky district are damaged. Rescue teams and emergency services are on the scene,” he added.
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Kiev: “13 out of 15 Russian drones were shot down overnight”
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ignat, said that 13 Shahed-Kamikaze drones were shot down by Kiev forces last night out of a total of 15 launched by Russian forces over Ukraine. Ignat said, “The drones launched from the direction of the north. They were Iranian-made Shahed 136 kamikaze models. 15 of them were launched and 13 were destroyed by anti-aircraft defense and various means of fire,” describing the work of the defense. The forces are “good enough”.
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Ukraine, Metsola: “I am proud of our choices, united more than ever”
“I am proud of the choices we made. We have come together like never before.” Thus, Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, spoke about the European attitude towards Ukraine in her video message that she sent to the 14th plenary meeting of the European Network of the Guardia di Finanza held in Rome. “We all did and we are doing our part,” he emphasized.
Ukraine, British intelligence: “The Russians are sending old tanks to the front”
To counter the loss of heavy armored vehicles, the Russian military is transferring outdated equipment to Ukraine, especially the 60-year-old T-62 tanks which have many weaknesses on the modern battlefield. This is what British military intelligence announces in the usual update of the situation on the ground. “There is a real possibility that units of the 1st Guards Tank Army, which is the main tank formation in Russia, will also be re-equipped with T-62s to make up for losses.”
Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu visits Mariupol
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as part of a trip to Donbass, went to Mariupol. Report RIA Novosti. Shoigu – explains the Ministry of Defense – check the “Progress of works on construction sites for buildings and facilities under construction.”
Ukraine: Kiev: destroying two Russian bases in Melitopol
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two Russian military bases in Melitopol, a Ukrainian city currently under the control of Moscow’s forces. This was reported by Ukrinform, citing Ukrainian Mayor Ivan Fedorov. “Two powerful explosions were heard in the northern areas of the city. We have information about the destruction of two bases where the Russians were stationed,” he said.
Weather warning in Kiev and central regions of Ukraine
Authorities declared an air alert in Kyiv and central regions of Ukraine this morning, after which sirens sounded across the country, Ukraineska Pravda reported, citing monitoring by the Belarusian Telegram group Gayon. According to available data, the MiG-31K of the Russian forces took off from the Belarusian Machulyshi airport
Ukraine, media: “Russian bombing of Kramatorsk damaged residential buildings”
Ukraine’s official broadcaster Sosplin reported that Russian forces launched a missile attack on the city of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine last night, destroying a school. Also, 15 residential buildings were damaged in the attack. At the moment there are no reports of injuries or casualties.
Scholz on Cnn, Consequences If China Helps Russia
There will be “consequences” if China sends weapons to Russia for the war in Ukraine: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced this in an interview with CNN, saying he was quite optimistic that Beijing would refrain from doing so. Asked if he could imagine imposing sanctions on China if it helps Moscow, Scholz replied: “I think it would have consequences, but we are now at a point where we are making it clear that this should not happen and I am relatively optimistic that we will be successful in our request, but We’ll have to check.”
Kiev, destroyed Russian watchtower in Bryansk Oblast
The Kraken Group, a Ukrainian special forces unit, has reportedly destroyed a Russian military observation tower in Bryansk Oblast with a kamikaze drone. This was reported by the Kiev Independent newspaper, explaining that the watchtower was used by Russian border guards to monitor part of the Ukrainian border.
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