Out of four hypersonic missiles fired by Russia towards a military airfield in the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk, one was downed by the Ukrainian air force. The military reported that three missiles hit close to the airfield and one was destroyed within the Kyiv region.
According to local authorities, a Russian missile that struck a home’s grounds in Ivano-Frankivsk killed an eight-year-old boy. According to the Russian defense ministry, its forces attacked a facility in the Zaporizhia area of Ukraine where “foreign mercenaries” were stationed. According to Kyiv, a Russian missile struck a hotel in Zaporizhzhia city, killing one person and injuring 16 others. The Reikartz Hotel, located in the heart of the city on the Dnipro River bank, was reportedly attacked.
Russian missile shrapnel struck a children’s hospital during an attack on the capital on Friday morning, according to the mayor of Kyiv. No injuries were mentioned in the reports.
In response to allegations of corruption, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the removal of the directors of each regional military recruitment office. Valery Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, will be in charge of carrying out the decision, he added.
A Ukrainian drone was allegedly destroyed by Russia on the western suburbs of Moscow. According to officials, drone debris that fell northwest of the city center did not seriously harm anyone or result in any injuries.
Russian air defenses destroyed two Ukrainian drones as they approached the Russian city of Kursk late on Thursday, according to the TASS news agency. The city, which has a population of about 500,000, is situated just over 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Ukrainian border in the southwest of the nation.
Russian soldiers have reportedly advanced and resumed their offensive operations northeast of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv area of Ukraine, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). In response to a Russian advance, Ukrainian authorities on Thursday mandated the evacuation of over 12,000 inhabitants from 37 towns and villages close to the northeastern war line.
The British Royal Navy reported that around 1,000 Ukrainian marines had successfully completed more than six months of training “in the art of commando raiding and complex amphibious operations”. Mortars, Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapons (NLAW), Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, drones for observation, and explosive demolition of barriers like Dragon’s Teeth anti-vehicle fortifications were all covered in training.
Amid border tensions between the NATO member and Minsk, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has instructed his administration to “contact” neighboring Poland. “We must speak with the Poles. According to state news agency BelTA, Lukashenko remarked, “I told the prime minister to get in touch with them. We are neighbors, and neighbors are not people you pick.
Due to the presence of mercenary fighters from the Russian mercenary company Wagner in its neighbor, Belarus, Lithuania has strengthened security personnel and protection measures along its 680km (422 mile) border with Belarus.
According to local media, a German military officer who was detained for allegedly spying for Russia had access to extremely sensitive material while working at the military’s purchasing division, which included purchasing extremely cutting-edge systems for electronic warfare.
According to security specialists at the Slovakian cybersecurity company ESET, hackers spied on embassy personnel of four nations with missions in Belarus for years, including during the conflict in the Ukraine. According to a study from ESET, about 15 devices belonged to diplomats working at the embassies from two European countries, one from South Asia, and one from Africa were attacked. According to the report, the digital espionage campaign started in 2021 and is still ongoing.
After the tiny Alpine nation experienced its worst-ever floods a week ago, Zelenskyy declared that Ukraine would send humanitarian aid to Slovenia.
An international organization with headquarters in Austria has confirmed that at least 385 Ukrainian children who had been sent to Russia have been sent back home. More than 19,000 Ukrainian children, many of whom were purportedly placed in institutions and foster homes, have reportedly been transported to Russia since the invasion in February 2022, according to Kyiv.
If the capacity for such training in Europe is achieved, the White House stated that it would be willing to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighter jets in the US. John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House, said that the US was eager to begin the training.
According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine does not intend to use the cruise missiles it sought from Germany and the US against targets within Russian territory. He claimed that Ukraine considered the long-range missiles “crucial” and that Kyiv had requested the two nations provide the missiles “as soon as possible”.
Source: BBC News, Al Jazeera