Russian Invasion: War in Ukraine: This is the situation

Russian Invasion: War in Ukraine: This is the situation

The Ukrainian army has apparently once again targeted the occupiers on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. Residents are reporting explosions in several places. The news at a glance.

According to Russian sources, at least two people have been killed as a result of Ukrainian attacks on the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea, which was annexed by Moscow. During the night, the area around the city of Simferopol was attacked with rockets, Crimean governor Sergei Aksyonov said on Telegram.

On social networks, residents reported hearing the sounds of explosions in regions near the Crimean cities of Alushta and Yalta. The popular Telegram channel “Shot” spoke of a “massive attack” that the Russian air defenses had to fend off. There was initially no official reaction from Kiev.

Ukraine has been defending itself against a large-scale Russian war of aggression since February 2022. The Ukrainian army has repeatedly targeted Russian military bases in Crimea, which was annexed in 2014. Kiev has also already successfully launched attacks against the Russian Black Sea Fleet stationed there.

After attack on Kharkiv: Selenskyj calls for more air defence

Meanwhile, Russia once again shelled the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 20 others. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj therefore again called for more air defense systems for his country. “This is only happening because Ukraine continues to have limitations in its defense,” he said in his evening video address, referring to Kharkiv.

In addition, Zelenskyy announced in his speech that the Ukrainian army had once again shot down a Russian Su-25 fighter jet.

Moscow warns against permission for attacks on Russian territory

Moscow warned the US against allowing Ukraine to launch attacks on Russian territory with American weapons. “This attitude is absolutely irresponsible, the position is absolutely dangerous with its consequences,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state television. He was commenting on a report in the US newspaper “New York Times” that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken supports such strikes on Russian territory and wants to persuade President Joe Biden to lift the restrictions.

Putin signs decree to confiscate US assets

Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin signed a decree to confiscate American assets in response to the seizure of Russian assets in the USA. This is intended to compensate for the damage caused by the unfriendly actions of the USA to the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of Russia, according to Putin’s decree published in Moscow. According to this decree, a court can confiscate assets of the USA and American citizens in Russia, for example in the form of stocks, shares in corporations and land rights.

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During a visit to Belarus, Kremlin chief Putin wants to meet his ally, the authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenko.

Source: Stern

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