D.The most important ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the missile ship “Moscow”, was badly damaged after the explosion. The Interfax news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that the explosives on board the ship had exploded. All crew were rescued and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
A Ukrainian official said the ship had been hit by two rockets, but there was no evidence to support the claim. The governor of Odessa had previously said that a Russian warship had been shot down and damaged in the Black Sea. Governor Maxim Marchenko wrote Wednesday in the Telegram Ambassador Service that Neptune-type missiles caused “significant damage” to the Russian ship.
Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Arestovych also spoke on YouTube about the “surprise” of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Arrestovich said the Russian ship Moscow was on fire. “In the moment”.
Due to the sea rage, it is not clear when the ship and its 510 crew will receive assistance. The cause of the fire is being investigated, he said.
Among other things, “Moskva” is said to have been involved in the conquest of the Ukrainian snake island at the beginning of the war almost seven weeks ago. An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko said in a social media post that the warship had been hit by a Neptune missile. Ukrainian domestic development is limited to 280 km.
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03:00 – Army – Troops repel 8 Russian attacks in the east
According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they repulsed eight Russian attacks in the eastern part of Donetsk and Luhansk. “In particular, the Ukrainian guards destroyed an enemy tank, four armored vehicles and six vehicles,” the Ukrainian military said in a statement.
2:35 am – Insider – US plans to send senior US officials to Kyiv
According to a local source, the United States wants to send a top U.S. official to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on a joint visit. According to locals, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin Lloyd are potential candidates for a surprise visit. It is unlikely that US President Joe Biden will make the trip himself.
An informed person said that a final decision has not been taken yet in this regard. The American daily “Politico” also quoted two insiders as saying that talks were underway to send a top member of the government.
02:00 am – Hebeck calls for a reduction in intensity after Steinmeier’s descent
Vice President Robert Hebeck (Die Grünen) has called on Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to reduce tensions following Ukraine’s cancellation of a trip to Kyiv. “Now we all need to make sure the problem is solved and not escalate it. That’s why phones were invented,” Hebek says, according to an initial report in the Funky Media Group’s newspapers. The federal government will be in constant and constant exchange with the Ukrainian government. Nevertheless, according to the Green Party politician, the Ukrainian side made a diplomatic mistake.
00:48 – “Tens of thousands” of unexploded ordnance
According to Ukrainian sources, Russian troops are said to have left large quantities of unexploded ordnance in the north of the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said in a video message Thursday night that there were tens of thousands of unexploded ordnance in the area. Demining work is underway and returning residents must be very careful and vigilant.
Zelenskyj said the military situation was not significantly different now than it had been in the past few days. Russian troops increased their operations in the east and south. They tried to make up for their losses, and bombings and artillery attacks continued. They also wanted to recruit people from the southern part of the country who had been captured by Russian troops. The information could not be verified independently.
12:32 am – Zelenskyy: “Friends of Ukraine” were on their way to Kiev
The Presidents of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky and the Presidents of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia praised him for his commitment to Ukraine after his visit to Kiev. The visit of the presidents of the “four states – friends of Ukraine” on Wednesday was fruitful and fruitful, Zelenskyj said in his video message on Thursday night. From the first day, Ukraine has been aided by the presidents of those countries that have no hesitation in providing arms to Kiev, without any doubt about sanctions against Russia.
12:05 am – KMK leader: 400,000 Ukrainian students are expected
According to Karin Prien, chairman of the Conference of Ministers of Education, Germany needs to prepare 400,000 refugee Ukrainian school students, which will require 24,000 teachers. “The federal government estimates that one million people from Ukraine could come to Germany. Of these, 40 percent will definitely be school students,” Brian, who is also the Minister of Education in Schellswick-Holstein, told Germany’s editorial network (Thursday). “Then there will be up to 400,000 young people. We must first give them justice in the German school system,” the CDU politicians continued.
“We estimate that about 60 teachers are needed for every 1000 students. So for the 400,000 children and youth in Ukraine, we will need 24,000 teachers.
11:30 pm – Moscow airlines consider government assistance
According to a media report, the Russian government is considering supporting government-aided flights and airports. Interfax says airlines and airports can use the money to better compensate for the economic damage caused by Western sanctions.
10:45 pm – US delivers howitzers to Ukraine for the first time
For the first time, the United States is providing howitzers to Ukraine as part of its new military aid program. According to the announcement, 18 guns are of 155 mm caliber. John Spencer, a military expert on the Madison Policy Forum think tank, welcomed the use of artillery and related ammunition. “You need these big, powerful weapons to match what Russia is bringing in in an effort to capture eastern Ukraine,” he told Reuters.
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