Russian war of aggression: Ukraine wants to build more long-range drones

In the fight against the Russian invasion, Ukraine wants to expand its production of long-range combat drones, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Russian war of aggression: Ukraine wants to build more long-range drones

In the fight against the Russian invasion, Ukraine wants to expand its production of long-range combat drones, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. He spoke about this with the military leadership and government, Zelensky reported in a video speech on Friday. "The Cabinet of Ministers must do everything possible to ensure that even more technologically advanced long-range drones are designed and mass-produced," he said in Kiev.

Ukraine has been resisting Russian invasion for more than two years. The 752nd day of the war will be counted on Saturday. The night began without the usual air alert over Ukraine due to incoming Russian missiles or drones. On the ground, Russian troops continue their attacks. The Ukrainian General Staff counted 68 attempted Russian attacks on the fronts in the east and south of the country on Friday. In Berlin, Germany, France and Poland, three important European allies, reaffirmed their support for the attacked country.

Russian border region Belgorod under attack again

The attacks by Russian paramilitaries from Ukraine on the border areas of Belgorod and Kursk in Russia during the presidential election continue to concern the Kremlin. President Vladimir Putin will be kept informed about the attacks, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov. On Saturday night, the irregulars tried again to cross the border. “All attacks have been repelled,” Peskov said, according to the Tass agency. His information cannot be independently verified.

On site in Belgorod, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported that the city had been shelled again during the night. Two people were killed by rocket attacks, he wrote on Telegram. During the night he reported several people injured after drone attacks. The Russian Defense Ministry said eight missiles were allegedly fired on approach.

Air raid sirens could be heard on videos on social networks. Photos showed fires and damage to buildings. Air alarms were also triggered during the day in the large city, which is about 50 kilometers from Ukraine. In the past few days there had been attacks in the Belgorod region and the Krusk region that Russian paramilitaries claimed responsibility for. They fight on the side of the Ukrainians and are declared opponents of Putin.

20 dead in rocket attacks on Odessa

The southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa on the Black Sea is mourning the deaths of at least 20 people in two heavy Russian missile attacks. According to civil defense, more than 70 people were injured in the attacks on Friday morning. The rescuers themselves became targets: "Unfortunately, a medic and a civil defense employee died as a result of the Russian rocket attack," said the region's governor, Oleh Kiper. The rescue workers rushed to the site of the impact after the first explosions and were killed in a second rocket attack. According to the information, Russia used Iskander surface-to-surface missiles. “Our defense forces will certainly do everything so that the Russian murderers feel our just response,” Zelensky said.

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