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Russian Drones Hit Kyiv As Vladimir Putin Visits Belarus


Russian drones attack Kyiv during Vladimir Putin's visit to Belarus

Russian “kamikaze” drones hit critical energy infrastructure in and around Kiev on Monday.

Kiev:

Russian “kamikaze” drones hit critical energy infrastructure in and around Kiev on Monday, and President Vladimir Putin visited Belarus for the first time since 2019, raising concerns in Ukraine. that he would pressure his allies to open a new invasion front.

Belarus- New Front?

  • Putin’s visit to Belarus comes after recent major battlefield defeats for Moscow, raising fears that the former Soviet ally could be pressured to reopen a new front against Ukraine. .
  • Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, President Alexander, praised the benefits of cooperation, but they barely mentioned the war raging in Ukraine during their joint press conference.
  • Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the Russian Defense Ministry that Russian troops were transferred to Belarus in October to become part of a regional formation that will conduct tactical exercises.

Search support

  • Zelenskiy has asked Western leaders meeting in Latvia for a variety of weapons systems, renewing his long-standing call for more military support.
  • Moldova’s intelligence chief on Monday warned of a “very high” risk of a new Russian attack on his country’s east next year and said Moscow remained aimed at securing a military operation. overland through Ukraine to the breakaway Transdniestria region of Moldova.

Conflict

  • The latest Russian attacks hit “critical infrastructure” in and around Kiev early Monday morning, Ukrainian authorities said.
  • That followed 70 missile strikes Friday in one of Russia’s biggest attacks against Ukraine since the start of the war, Ukrainian officials said.
  • Ukraine’s atomic energy agency accused Russia of sending a “kamikaze” drone over part of the Southern Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant in the Mykolaiv region during the night.
  • The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces shot down four US-made HARM anti-radiation missiles over the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, within 24 hours, the state-run TASS news agency reported.
  • Reuters was unable to independently verify the battlefield reports.

Power

  • The grid operator described the situation as “difficult” and said the Dnipropetrovsk region and areas in the center and east of the country were hardest hit.
  • Operator Ukrenergo said the emergency power outage affected several locations, including the city of Kiev, the surrounding area and the Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava and Zaporizhzhia regions.

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