Russia-Ukraine conflict stay: Russia launches contemporary drone assault on Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine conflict stay: Russia launches contemporary drone assault on Ukraine

Russian oil companies face delays of as much as a number of months to be paid for crude oil and gasoline as banks in China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) change into extra cautious of US sanctions, Reuters reviews, citing eight banking and buying and selling sources.

Some banks began to ask their shoppers to offer written ensures that no particular person or entity named within the US sanctions listing is concerned in a deal or is a beneficiary of a cost.

Within the UAE, First Abu Dhabi Financial institution (FAB) and Dubai Islamic Financial institution (DIB) have suspended a number of accounts linked to the buying and selling of Russian items, two sources stated. UAE’s Mashreq financial institution, Turkey’s Ziraat and Vakifbank and Chinese language banks ICBC and Financial institution of China nonetheless course of funds, however take weeks or months to course of them, 4 sources stated.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov acknowledged that cost issues exist when he was requested about reviews that Chinese language banks had slowed funds. “After all, unprecedented strain from the USA and the European Union on the Individuals’s Republic of China continues,” he stated. “This, in fact, creates sure issues, however can not change into an impediment to the additional growth of our commerce and financial relations (with China).”

The Crocus Metropolis Corridor attackers tried to flee to Belarus, in keeping with Alexander Lukashenko.

The Belarus president’s feedback, reported by Belarus information company Belta, undermine Moscow’s narrative that Ukraine was concerned within the assault and the terrorists tried to flee there.

Islamic State has stated a number of instances that it was accountable for Friday’s terror assault on the venue in Moscow, and IS-affiliated media channels have revealed graphic movies of the gunmen. Whereas Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that radical Islamists carried out the assault, he has continued to recommend Ukraine performed a task.

“They may not enter Belarus. Their handlers… knew that it will be a really dangerous concept to attempt to enter Belarus, as a result of Belarus instantly bolstered safety measures,” Lukashenko stated. He stated Russia knowledgeable him of the assault minutes after it began and that he beefed up the nation’s safety in response.

“That’s why there was no probability they may enter Belarus. They realised it. So that they took a flip and headed to the Ukraine-Russia border.”


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Good morning and welcome to the weblog. It has simply handed 10am in Kyiv and 11am in Moscow.

Ukraine’s air drive chief stated on Wednesday that Russia launched 13 Shahed drones at Ukraine in a single day, 10 of which have been downed in Kharkiv, Sumy and Kyiv areas.

“Anti-aircraft missile models, cell hearth teams, digital warfare tools … have been concerned in repelling the air assault,” Mykola Oleshchuk stated.

In different developments:

  • Ukraine’s navy claims it has sunk or disabled a 3rd of all Russian warships within the Black Sea in simply over two years of conflict. Dmytro Pletenchuk from the navy stated the most recent strike on Saturday evening hit the Russian amphibious touchdown ship Kostiantyn Olshansky, which was resting in dock in Sevastopol in Russia-occupied Crimea. The ship was Ukrainian earlier than being captured by Russia in 2014.

  • Pletenchuk beforehand introduced that two different touchdown ships of the identical sort, Azov and Yamal, additionally have been broken in Saturday’s strike together with the Ivan Khurs intelligence ship. He stated the weekend assault, utilizing Ukraine-built Neptune missiles, additionally hit Sevastopol port services and an oil depot. “Our final aim is full absence of army ships of the so-called Russian Federation within the Azov and Black Sea areas,” Pletenchuk stated.

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has changed the secretary of Ukraine’s nationwide safety council, Oleksiy Danilov, with Oleksandr Lytvynenko, 51, head of the overseas intelligence service. Danilov had been secretary of the council since October 2019. Zelenskiy stated Danilov was being transferred to new duties, with particulars to be made public later. “The strengthening of Ukraine and the renewal of our state system in all sectors will proceed.”

  • Ukraine has staged additional air assaults on Belgorod, simply over the border inside Russia. The regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, reported harm on the bottom and claimed air defence engaged 18 incoming targets.

  • Nato is contemplating capturing down Russian missiles that stray too near its borders, Poland’s deputy overseas minister, Andrzej Szejna, has advised Polish media outlet RMF24. “[Russia] knew that if the missile moved additional into Poland, it will be shot down. There could be a counterattack.” Poland’s armed forces stated Russia violated Poland’s airspace on Sunday morning with a cruise missile launched at targets in western Ukraine.

  • And away from the conflict there was some excellent news for Ukraine on the soccer pitch with their group qualifying for Euro 2024 following a 2-1 defeat of Iceland at a match performed at Poland’s Wroclaw stadium on Tuesday evening. As Jonathan Liew writes in our match report, for the hundreds of Ukrainian followers who witnessed them qualifying for his or her first main event because the begin of the battle:

In instances like these even to shout the title of Ukraine is to partake in a form of resistance.

You may learn his full report right here.

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