– Russian Federation According to the Russian Federation, there have been recent instances of aerial attacks carried out by Ukraine.
The Kremlin announced that it will take action to address an escalation in Ukrainian shelling on the Russian city of Belgorod, after Russian officials reported aerial attacks by Ukraine on two regions on Tuesday.
According to Vyacheslav Gladkov, the leader of the Belgorod region, three individuals were harmed by debris on Tuesday when Ukrainian weapons were shot down by Russian air defenses while approaching the city.
According to Gladkov, multiple villages experienced damage to their houses and cars.
The assaults occurred the day following the interception of 10 aerial threats by Russian defense systems near Belgorod.
The region has been targeted by Ukrainian assaults in the past few weeks, including a missile and drone strike at the end of last month which resulted in the deaths of 25 innocent people, including five young children.
The governor of the western Russian region of Oryol, Andrei Klychkov, reported on Telegram that two drones from Ukraine struck a fuel facility in Oryol city on Tuesday, resulting in a contained fire. Oryol is approximately 220 kilometers away from the Ukrainian border.
Meeting at the White House regarding aid to Ukraine
White House officials held a meeting on Monday with leaders from the technology and defense industries to strategize on providing Ukraine with advanced U.S. equipment, such as unmanned aerial systems and demining gear. This support would aid in Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against Russia. National Security Council aides were present during the meeting.
Jake Sullivan, the national security advisor for the White House, organized a meeting that lasted five hours. This meeting brought together experts from the industry and government officials to discuss new technological advancements that could help Ukraine detect and respond to Russian unmanned aerial systems, as well as clear large areas of landmines. This meeting was held as President Joe Biden’s proposed $100 billion aid package for Ukraine is currently stuck in Congress.
The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, appealed to European Union nations on Monday to provide increased military and financial aid to Ukraine. He expressed disapproval towards EU member countries for failing to provide enough arms to Kyiv and urged them to take further action.
Despite initially offering limited assistance to Ukraine during the war, Germany has emerged as a leading source of weaponry and financial support. In late 2020, they pledged to increase their military aid to Ukraine to $8.8 billion by 2024.
During a press conference in Berlin, Scholz stated that while Germany’s contribution is important, it may not be sufficient to guarantee Ukraine’s security in the future.
Experts and authorities from the western world had cautioned that Russia was gathering its cruise missiles with the intention of attacking Ukraine’s defense sector this winter, unlike last winter when the focus was on the country’s infrastructure. However, Russian attacks have predominantly targeted civilian locations thus far.
The sources for this report include The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters.