► Odessa, key port for the grain deal, targeted by Russian drones
Russia launched 28 explosive drones on Ukraine during the night targeting in particular a port in the Odessa region, a key area for the grain agreement, the Ukrainian authorities indicated on Tuesday (July 11th).
“A grain terminal in a port in the Odessa region” was targeted by this attack, said regional governor Oleg Kiper. The Ukrainian air defense shot down 26 of these kamikaze drones out of a total of 28, for its part assured the air force.
► NATO will chart the “path” for Ukraine’s membership, but no “calendar”
NATO will chart a “reform path” for Ukraine so that it can join the Atlantic Alliance, but without a “calendar”, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.
“A path of reform for Ukraine” will be traced but “I cannot give a timetable”, declared Jake Sullivan to journalists at the NATO summit in Vilnius. He also announced a meeting on Wednesday between US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
► kyiv targeted by a drone attack before the NATO summit
Russia has carried out a nighttime drone strike on kyiv, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. “The enemy attacked Kyiv from the air for the second time this month,” Kyiv’s military administration said on its Telegram account, stressing that the attack caused minor damage.
“All detected air targets moving in the direction of kyiv were destroyed by the forces and means of our air defense,” the same source said.