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kyiv claims drone attack on Moscow on 516th day of conflict

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The fact of the day

The Odessa region again under Russian fire. A Russian drone attack targeted Ukrainian port infrastructure in the Odessa region and destroyed a grain shed, the Ukrainian operational command for the south of the country said on Monday.

Regularly targeted by Russian strikes, Odessa, on the Black Sea, whose historic center was listed earlier this year by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, was the target of an attack overnight from Saturday to Sunday which left two dead and 22 injured, including at least four children, according to the Ukrainian authorities. The attack largely destroyed the Cathedral of the Transfiguration.

With these strikes targeting heritage and civilian infrastructure, “Russia is committing a double violation of international humanitarian law”, according to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which denounces “war crimes”.

sentence of the day

Since the beginning of the year, many types of weapons and special military equipment are already being produced in much higher proportions than last year.”

This is a statement by Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Denis Matnourov. According to him, Russia produced more ammunition in a month than in the whole of 2022.

The number of the day

16 km2. This is the area that Kiev claimed to have recaptured from Russian forces last week in the east and south of the country, nearly two months after the start of a counter-offensive meant to push Moscow troops out of Ukraine.

“In the Bakhmout sector, four square kilometers have been liberated,” welcomed Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Maliar. Since the start of the counter-offensive which began in early June, Kiev forces have “liberated” 35 km2 in the Bakhmout area (east) and 192.1 km2 in the south, added the deputy minister.

The trend of the day

Ukraine claimed responsibility for the drone attack that hit Moscow overnight on Monday, illustrating the vulnerability of the Russian capital. The attack on Moscow was “a special operation of the GUR”, military intelligence, said a source within the Ukrainian Defense who requested anonymity.

This rare claim from Kiev, which usually denies or does not comment, comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had promised retaliation for the Russian strikes on Odessa, carried out this weekend, which left two dead and ravaged a cathedral.

The Moscow region had not been the target of drones for almost three weeks. The Russian army, which denounced a “terrorist act”, claimed that two Ukrainian drones had been neutralized and crashed without causing any casualties.

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