Alexander Lukashenko wants to play the opening card. The President of Belarus announced on Friday, August 11 that he had ordered the continuation of contact with his government Against the backdrop of border tensions with Poland. The dictator also noted the links between Belarus, Moscow’s ally in the war in Ukraine, and the Western bloc lining up behind Kiev. “Currently, we live mainly at the expense of the East, Russia, China. But we must not forget the high-tech West. The European Union is close, they are our neighbors”He told the Belarusian news agency BelTA.
New drone attack foiled by Russian military The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that it had destroyed the Ukrainian device. “Drone is neutralized by electronic warfare and crashes in a forested area in the west” In Moscow, he accused Telegram “Kiev Regime”. The device is disabled “Without significant damage”said the capital’s mayor Sergey Sobyanin.
Joe Biden is asking Congress for an additional $13 billion in aid. According to a letter from the director of the White House Budget Office, the amount refers to military spending linked to Ukraine. The Biden administration has requested $8.5 billion in economic, humanitarian and security assistance to countries affected by the conflict.
A new Russian strike in the city of Zaporizhia. At least one person was killed and 14 wounded in a Russian attack on a southern Ukrainian city, officials said. According to the head of the regional military administration, the injured included a 3-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.
Ukrainian authorities order evacuations in the northeast. These decisions were taken in the face of Russian military advances. In total, 37 municipalities are under concern, including the pre-war city of Kupyansk, which had a population of 25,000. These are mainly villages located near the front on the left bank of the river Oskill.
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