► Ukraine says it shot down around 15 drones launched at kyiv
Ukrainian air defense shot down around 15 drones heading for Kiev on the night of Wednesday August 2 to Thursday August 3, announced the head of the capital’s military administration, Serguiï Popko.
Ukrainian forces “detected and destroyed nearly 15 air targets” on the approach to kyiv, Sergey Popko said on Telegram, adding that they were “Shahed” explosive drones.
“According to the information available at the moment, there were no casualties or damage in the capital,” he added. Moscow regularly rains Iranian-made “Shahed” type explosive drones on the Ukrainian rear.
► Russia claims to have shot down six drones less than 200 km from Moscow
Russia said Thursday it shot down six Ukrainian drones in the Kaluga region, less than 200 km southwest of Moscow, amid an increase in such attacks targeting the Russian capital.
Russian forces “prevented overnight an attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack with drones over the Kaluga region”, about 180 km from Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. a statement. “Six drones were shot down by air defense systems,” according to the same source.
► Arrest of a leader who helped to escape military enlistment
Ukrainian anti-corruption authorities announced on Thursday the arrest in kyiv of an armed forces official accused of having helped men to escape military enlistment, in the midst of the Russian invasion. According to the law, men aged 18 to 60 can be mobilized and are prohibited from leaving the national territory.
The State Bureau of Investigation (DBR), an anti-corruption body, announced on Thursday that it had “arrested the head of one of the departments of the headquarters of the ground forces of the Ukrainian army”. He is accused of having “organized an illegal system of passage of men of age to serve in the army through the Ukrainian border”, added the organization on Telegram. Against 10,000 dollars (9,100 €), men wishing to escape military service received “fictitious documents attesting to their inaptitude for military service”.
► Grain agreement with Ukraine: the EU calls on the G20 to put pressure on Russia
The European Union has called on the G20 powers to pressure Russia to roll back the deal allowing Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea, according to a letter from the EU’s foreign minister.
In this letter dated Monday and sent to the foreign ministers of the G20, Josep Borrell believes that the Russian agricultural sector is the “main beneficiary” of the withdrawal from this agreement negotiated by the UN and which Moscow refused to renew in mid-July. , immediately leading to higher cereal prices on the markets.