Cover image: Rescuers leave their vehicles as they arrive at the site of an explosion after Russian drone attacks in kyiv, November 25, 2023. SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP
A major attack by Russian explosive drones was underway at dawn on Saturday in kyiv, leaving at least two people injured, according to Ukrainian authorities. “At the moment there are two victims in the Solomiansky district. Both received medical aid on the spot,” kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on Telegram.The Russian army is returning to the offensive in the Avdiïvka sector, according to the town’s mayor.
The Russian armed forces have launched their third wave of assaults since October 10 in Avdiïvka, in eastern Ukraine, the center of which they are systematically bombarding, declared its mayor, Vitalii Barabash, on Friday. For more than a month, this almost surrounded industrial city, but still served by an asphalt road, has been facing incessant attacks from Moscow’s forces, who have been seeking to seize it for years.Sixteen Ukrainian drones intercepted during the night from Thursday to Friday in southern Russia and Crimea, according to Moscow. “An attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack using drones (…) on the territory of the Russian Federation was foiled” overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry reported in a statement on Friday. “Air defense systems destroyed sixteen drones, thirteen of them over the Crimean peninsula and three over the territory of the Volgograd region. »Canada and the European Union reiterate their “unwavering” support for Ukraine to fight against the Russian invasion. “We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes,” the leaders of Canada and the European Union (EU) said in a joint statement. Ottawa took the opportunity to increase its aid to Kiev: “Canada will donate more than 11,000 assault rifles and more than nine million cartridges,” declared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Russia is considering digging a tunnel under the Kerch Strait, according to the Washington Post. Talks about a proposed tunnel under the Kerch Strait, which separates Crimea and mainland Russia, have been held between Russian and Chinese business leaders, the Washington Post reported Friday, highlighting Moscow’s growing concerns over to the security of the Crimean bridge, the main logistical route for Russian forces deployed in Ukraine, targeted several times by the Ukrainian army.Support for the Russian war effort: France counts on China’s vigilance
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said Friday in Beijing that she counted on the “vigilance” of Chinese authorities to prevent any support for the Russian war effort in Ukraine.
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