New Russian missile attack on Kiev; Scholz plans to talk to Putin

New Russian missile attack on Kiev; Scholz plans to talk to Putin
New Russian missile attack on Kiev; Scholz plans to talk to Putin


The Ukrainians claim to have shot down 10 Russian missiles and 20 drones over Kiev

Ukrainian officials announced that during the night, their forces shot down ten Russian missiles and more than 20 drones during attacks by Russian forces on Kiev.

The Air Force of Ukraine claims to have shot down 10 missiles fired from the Caspian Sea, 23 Iranian-made drones, as well as two reconnaissance drones.


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White House: We made it clear to the Ukrainians that they are not attacking Russian territory

US President Joseph Biden’s administration reiterated, during talks with Ukrainian authorities, that it does not support attacks on Russian soil, said White House National Security Spokesman John Kirby.

“Once again, we’ve made it clear to the Ukrainians what we think about attacks on Russia — we don’t want to encourage it or enable it, and we don’t want any American weapons to be used to attack Russian territory,” Kirby told CNN.

Kirby added that Washington received assurances from Kiev that it would respect the wishes of the US.

“We are quite clear when we say that we want Ukraine to be able to defend itself because it is under attack, invasion. They have the right to fight. We openly say that we do not want the war to escalate, devastation and violence have already affected the Ukrainian people,” Kirby added.

The White House spokesman’s comment comes after reports that Russian fighters, who are against Putin and are fighting on the side of Ukraine, have invaded Russian territory near Belgorod.


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Medvedev: If they give them nuclear weapons, we will launch a pre-emptive strike

If the West gives Ukraine nuclear weapons, Russia will have to carry out a pre-emptive strike, said Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

In a conversation with journalists during his visit to Vietnam, Medvedev did not rule out that in the current situation, the West will “give the Kiev regime quite enough planes”, and what’s more, perhaps nuclear weapons.

“This means that a missile with a nuclear charge will reach it. There are irreversible laws of war. If it is a question of nuclear weapons, it will be necessary to launch a preventive strike,” said Medvedev.

(Reuters, RIA Novosti, Tanjug)

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Scholz plans to talk to Putin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that he plans to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin “in due course”. Guardian.

“The last phone conversation with Putin was some time ago,” Scholz said.

The German chancellor also stated that the Russian president must understand that the war cannot be ended by concluding “some kind of cold peace”, but by withdrawing Russian troops from Ukraine.

The leaders last spoke by phone in early December, reports AFP.

(The Guardian)

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Putin today with members of the security council about sabotage in Belgorod

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an operational meeting with permanent members of the Russian State Security Council today.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously stated that the meeting could also discuss the recent “sabotage by a Ukrainian group” in the southwest of Russia’s Belgorod region.

(Tas, Tanjug)

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Unian: New attack on Kiev

Anti-aircraft defense shot down all aerial targets over Kyiv during a Russian missile attack, the city’s military administration announced, reports Union.

According to those statements, this is the thirteenth air attack on Kyiv since the beginning of May.


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Russian paramilitary formation “Wagner” began with the withdrawal of its forces from the Ukrainian city of Baḫmut and leaves its positions to the Russian army, said Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of that group. Those allegations were also confirmed by Kyiv.

The European Union called to play a constructive role in the establishment of peace in Ukraine.

“The EU expects China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, to play a constructive role and to remind of the necessity of respecting the principles of sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity by unconditionally withdrawing all forces and military equipment from the entire territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” it states. in the EU statement.

The United States plans to provide up to $300 million worth of new military aid to Ukraine, which will consist mostly of ammunition, Reuters reported, citing two official sources.

The package is expected to contain multiple guided multiple launch missiles for ḪIMARS launchers and munitions to defend Ukraine against Russia.

The equipment would be funded using the president’s appropriations bill, in which the president can authorize the transfer of funds and services without congressional approval in response to an emergency.

The article is in Serbian

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