The United States, Denmark and the Netherlands are set to begin designing “a training framework” in handling the F-16 fighter jets pledged to Ukrainian forces in the coming weeks. But neither these planes nor other weapons are ‘miracle weapons’, said the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, speaking at a meeting of the international group that coordinates military aid to Ukraine. New aid for 300 million dollars arriving from the USA.
Japan announces new sanctions against Russia
The government of Japan today announced the extension of its sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, blacklisting several Moscow military officials and restricting the exports of 80 Russian companies. The Tass agency reports it.
Ukraine: air raid warning in 11 regions, explosions in Dnipro
At least four explosions were heard overnight in southeastern Ukrainian Dnepropetrovsk oblast and specifically in the regional capital Dnipro, according to local media quoting Ukrainian officials. The anti-aircraft alarm was activated in these hours in the region and in 10 other Ukrainian oblasts, including that of Kiev.
Medvedev: “The conflict could last decades”
The conflict in Ukraine could continue for “decades” if “the very essence of the neo-Nazi government” in Kiev is not eliminated, Russian Security Council deputy chairman Dmitry Medvedev said as quoted by the Tass news agency.
“This conflict will last, perhaps decades. It is a new reality, new living conditions,” said the former Russian president and former premier during a trip to Vietnam. Medvedev therefore said he was convinced that if the Ukrainian government in office remains in power “there will be three years of truce, another two of conflict and then everything will start again”. “The very essence of neo-Nazi rule in Kiev must be eliminated,” added the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council.
Explosions in Berdiansk, a city occupied by the Russians
Several explosions were reported in the Russian-occupied city of Berdiansk, located in southern Zaporizhzhia oblast of Ukraine. This was reported by the Ukrainian media, citing the channels Telegram locals. Berdiansk has been under Russian occupation since February 2022 and is located about 100 kilometers south of the front line.
Moscow: “Ukrainian missile shot down over Rostov region”
“The Russian air defense system went into action near Morozovsk”, in the Rostov region of Russia, “shooting down a Ukrainian missile. The military is doing its job”. He claims it quoted by Tass the governor of the Southern Region of Russia, Vasily Golubev, su Telegramurging the population to remain calm. The Rostov Region borders the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in Donbass.
From the USA new aid for 300 million dollars
The United States is ready to announce military aid for Ukraine worth 300 million dollars. He brings it back Sky Newsquoting Reuters and specifying that the package, which should contain surface-to-surface rocket launchers and other generic ammunition, could be announced as early as today, Friday. The United States has pledged over $35 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the February 2022 Russian invasion. This new tranche of aid comes after Finland earlier announced plans for a $109 million military aid package. of Euro.
Zelensky: “Two Russian planes shot down in Zaporizhzhia region”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening speech that the Ukrainian National Guard shot down two Russian “SU-type” aircraft in the Zaporizhzhia region. According to Sky News, Zelensky did not provide further details about the plane but added: “I am grateful to two of our particularly thorough warriors,” he said. “By the way – he later specified – one of them has already been awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine and has shot down not only enemy planes but also a cruise missile”.