Moscow targeted by drone attack and kyiv pounded again

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2023-05-30 19:17:37

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news of the day

The capital Ukrainian was shelled again overnight. One person was still killed and eleven residents were injured in Kiev in the night from Monday to Tuesday in a new salvo, the third in twenty-four hours, announced the local authorities.

Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 29 out of 31 explosive drones launched overnight Monday-Tuesday, “almost all near the capital and in the skies over Kiev”. “From 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., Russian occupation troops attacked Ukraine” with 31 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones, the Ukrainian Air Force claimed on Telegram.

sentence of the day

We want to break the will of the Russians to win this war. »

This is a statement by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. “We have a serious chance of making a breakthrough in the summer,” he said in a French daily interview West France published on Monday, estimating that the Ukrainian counter-offensive “will trigger a new Russian withdrawal movement”.

The number of the day

1,5 million. This is the number of Russian passports distributed by Moscow to residents of occupied regions in Ukraine, according to an announcement on Tuesday by Prime Minister Mikhail Michoustin. This is a way for Moscow to strengthen its grip on these territories. Residents of these regions interviewed earlier in May by AFP said they were under pressure to obtain a Russian passport, which became necessary for a whole series of administrative procedures there.

The trend of the day

Vladimir Poutine accused Ukraine of seeking to “terrify” the Russians after an unprecedented drone attack Tuesday against Moscow and its region. Several drones fell at dawn on buildings in the Russian capital, located more than 500 kilometers from Ukraine, taking residents for whom the conflict seemed far away. According to Russian authorities, eight drones were detected in Moscow and its region, all were neutralized, but some wreckage fell on homes. Two people were slightly injured, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

Mykhaïlo Podoliak, adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, assured that Ukraine had “no direct link” with the drone attack on Moscow. The Russian president considered that this attack was a response to a recent Russian strike on the headquarters of the Ukrainian military intelligence services. Diplomacy Russian also accused Western countries of being responsible, through their support for kyiv, for the “irresponsible” attack on Moscow.

THE UNITED STATES have for their part once again repeated their position of principle in the face of the anger of the Kremlin, namely that they “do not support attacks inside Russia”. “We are focused on providing Ukraine with the equipment and training needed to retake its own sovereign territory,” a US foreign affairs spokesman said.

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