Tuesday, July 23, 2024

For Putin, Orbán speaks in the name of Europe


Update on the situation – Hungarian Prime Minister arrives in Russia. The meeting will take place without an EU mandate, within the framework of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Russian Defense Ministry says it destroyed 50 Ukrainian drones in Russia and occupied territory. Five people were injured and a child was killed in a Ukrainian drone strike in southwestern Russia. Le Figaro This Friday July 5 takes over.

Moscow claims to have destroyed 50 Ukrainian drones in Russia and occupied territory

The Russian Defense Ministry announced this Friday that it had neutralized 50 Ukrainian drones in the Russian regions of Rostov and Krasnodar, as well as in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, which Moscow says it annexed. “At night, when the Kiev regime tried to carry out terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation”, the air defense systems destroyed 14 drones in the Krasnodar region, 26 in the Zaporizhia region and ten in the Rostov region, the Russian ministry announced in a telegram. Although Russia claims to have annexed the Zaporizhia region in southern Ukraine, the Russian military does not fully control it.

Earlier in the day, Russian strikes killed two people, a man and a woman, in the Zaporizhia region, which would follow a series of strikes, including one in late June that left seven dead and nearly forty injured. A Ukrainian drone attack on the site of a substation of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant injured eight people on Wednesday, Russian group Rosatom said, condemning the escalation of attacks.

The Russian military has already struck Zaporizhia and neighboring cities several times since the offensive in Ukraine began in 2022, but in recent weeks it has concentrated its efforts mainly in the east of the country rather than the south.

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Five injured, one child killed in Ukraine drone strike in southwest Russia

A Ukrainian drone strike in the Russian region of Krasnodar (southwest) injured five people and killed a child, the region’s governor Veniamin Kondrativ said on Friday.

“Unfortunately, a six-year-old girl died in hospital from her injuries in a drone strike in Primorsko-Akhtarsk”In one city in the Krasnodar region, the governor wrote in a telegram, five more people, including a child, were hospitalized.

Vladimir Putin thinks that Viktor Orbán speaks for Europe

The Russian president said on Friday that he believed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in Russia as an EU representative to talk to him about the conflict in Ukraine.

“I understand that this time you have come not only as a long-term partner, but also as the President of the Council of Europe”Vladimir Putin said. “I expect you to tell me your (Ukraine’s) and European partners’ position”He added that while the EU had already said Viktor Orbán did not have a European mandate.

EU warns against “pacification” experiment

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow. “Peace” WHO “won’t stop” Russian President Vladimir Putin.

desire “That will not stop Putin. Only unity and determination will pave the way for a complete, just and lasting peace in Ukraine.”He was responding to X. Viktor Orbán, whose country has held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union since July 1, “Order Not Received” At twenty-seven, the head of EU diplomacy, Joseph Borrell, insisted.

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