Moscow opens an investigation for “terrorist act” on the 454th day of the conflict

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Russia on Tuesday opened an investigation for “terrorist act” the day after the incursion of an armed group from Ukraine into the Russian border region of Belgorod. If other attacks have taken place in recent weeks in this border region, it is the first to have taken on such a scale, with several villages hit by shells. This offensive also illustrates the permeability of Russian defences.

“Measures are being taken to establish the identity of the attackers and all the circumstances of the incident,” the Russian Investigative Committee, the body responsible for the main investigations in Russia, said in a statement.

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If we look at the reality, the figures, the context, and the fact that NATO is not ready to send troops, it is obvious that there is no victory for the poor Ukrainians on the field of battle. This is my position”.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday that Ukraine could not win the war against Russia, pleading for negotiations with Moscow to end the conflict. The nationalist leader, who opposes other members of the European Union (EU) over this war and refuses to help his Ukrainian neighbor militarily, reiterated his calls for a ceasefire.

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One. The Russian authorities announced on Tuesday the death of a civilian, killed in a village in the Belgorod region, targeted by an armed incursion by fighters from Ukraine and bombardments which also left at least thirteen injured.

“Unfortunately, there were still casualties. A civilian from the village of Kozinka was killed by the Ukrainian armed forces,” regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram. Kozinka is one of the localities where the group of fighters claimed responsibility for the attack. And a woman died of heart failure during her evacuation.

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Poland confirmed on Tuesday that it was ready to train Ukrainian pilots on American F-16 fighter jets, after the green light from the United States to do so.

“We are ready to train pilots on the F-16 aircraft, but this training has not yet started,” Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said after a meeting of defense ministers. of the EU in Brussels devoted to military support for Ukraine.

Several other countries intend to participate in this training effort. “We got the green light from Washington for F-16 training and we are working on a concrete schedule to start training. It is important to do this as soon as possible,” said Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren.

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