Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukraine says its air force has downed drones and guided missiles launched by Russia | World news

The UK Ministry of Defense posts daily updates on the situation in Ukraine.

The tweet reads:

  • Approximately 150,000 soldiers between the ages of 15 and 30 are expected to be conscripted into the Russian military this spring.

  • They are scheduled to serve for 12 months, but are not currently deployed to Ukraine.

  • Most of the Russian military in Ukraine is made up of contract soldiers. Russia aims to sign about 400,000 military personnel this spring.

Defense Intelligence Update on the Situation in Ukraine – April 10, 2024.

For more information about the Defense Intelligence Agency’s language use, please see: #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦

— Ministry of Defense🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) April 10, 2024

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EU finance ministers are due to discuss reform plans in Luxembourg this week as well as an investment agenda submitted by Ukraine, which Kiev is seeking to secure funding for.This was announced by a German Ministry of Finance official.

Reuters reports:

Ministry officials said they welcomed Ukraine’s approach as “very ambitious”.

Sources said Ukraine has identified 15 key areas and 69 reform plans, but did not go into details.

The European Union’s facility in Ukraine has a total budget of 50 billion euros ($54.29 billion) from 2024 to 2027.

Based on the implementation of reforms in Ukraine, financial support will be provided in the form of subsidies for one-third of the facilities and loans for the remaining two-thirds.


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The EU court has canceled war-related sanctions against prominent billionaires Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman.a surprising victory for the Russian oligarchy in the fight against Western sanctions.

The European Court of Justice said the European Council had not presented sufficient evidence to establish that the billionaires were involved in efforts that “undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine”. handed down a judgment.

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, Mr. Fridman and Mr. Aven were placed on the EU’s sanctions list.

EU Council announce sanctions In February 2022, Fridman called Mr. Aven “one of the oligarchs closest to President Vladimir Putin,” and said that Mr. Fridman has “succeeded in fostering strong ties with Vladimir Putin’s regime and is one of Russia’s top financiers. He is said to be the founder of Putin’s inner circle.”

They are long-term partners who have made billions of dollars in Russia from oil, banking and retail businesses.

Fridman and Aven, along with dozens of other Russian oligarchs, challenged the sanctions in an EU court, calling them “false and baseless.”

Aven and Fridman remain on Britain’s sanctions list, and both lived there before the war.

Aven, who is estimated to be worth $5.5 billion, owns Ingliston House on 8.5 acres of gated property near Virginia Water and adjacent to Wentworth Golf Course.

Mr Freedman, born in Ukraine, is listed as Britain’s 11th richest man by the Sunday Times, with an estimated fortune of £11bn, and owns the £65m mansion Athlone House in Highgate, north London.

Both men have offered only cautious criticism of Putin’s war in Ukraine, with Fridman saying in the early weeks of the conflict that it was a “tragedy” and that war “is by no means the solution.”

Wednesday’s court decision was heavily criticized by Russia’s opposition parties, which argue that Russia’s two oligarchs are not speaking out enough about Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Leonid Volkov, a close friend of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, wrote of X:

Mr. Friedman and Mr. Aven have never publicly spoken out against the war, nor have they clashed with President Putin.

The EU court just gave them what they wanted on a silver platter… What signal does the court send to Putin, his friends and the Russian oligarchy?

(крайне неудачно) пытался выступить в роли посредника м ежду владельцами Альфы и европе йскими чиновниками, то смысл истории был в том, чтобы
а) прецедент, открыть путь для бегства околопутинских элит,
б) обусловить снятие санкций публичным…

— Leonid Volkov (@leonidvolkov) April 10, 2024

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(крайне неудачно) пытался выступить в роли посредника м ежду владельцами Альфы и европе йскими чиновниками, то смысл истории был в том, чтобы
а) прецедент, открыть путь для бегства околопутинских элит,
б) обусловить снятие санкций публичным…

— Leonid Volkov (@leonidvolkov) April 10, 2024


China has vowed not to accept “criticism or pressure” over its relations with Russia, after the US government warned it would hold China accountable if Russia made profits in Ukraine.

AFP news agency reports:

Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said Tuesday that the United States is “sitting back and saying that nothing is wrong” after China renewed its commitment to cooperation with Moscow during a visit by Russia’s top diplomat. I have no intention of doing so.”

In response, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning argued as follows:

China and Russia have the right to carry out normal economic and trade cooperation.

This kind of cooperation should not be hindered or restricted, and China will not accept criticism or pressure.

The two countries have strengthened contacts in recent years, and their strategic partnership has grown even closer since Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

Analysts say China is gaining the upper hand in relations with Russia and its influence is growing as the war drags on and Russia becomes increasingly isolated internationally.

On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with President Xi Jinping and top diplomat Wang Yi and said the two countries would strengthen strategic cooperation.

The Chinese government said Wednesday that it has “always played a constructive role” in seeking a resolution to the Ukraine war.

Mao said:

If any country is genuinely concerned about peace in Ukraine and wants an early end to the crisis, it should first reflect on the root causes of the crisis.


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Drone attacks Taganrog city in southern Russia’s Rostov regionsaid Andrei Fatiev, head of the city administration, via the messaging app Telegram channel.

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rachel hall

good morning. Welcome to the Ukrainian blog.

It starts with the news that The Ukrainian Air Force reported that Ukraine shot down 14 of 17 Russian-launched attack drones and two of several guided missiles targeting the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions.

Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oreshchuk said on the messaging app Telegram early Wednesday morning that Russia had also fired two Iskander-K cruise missiles and one Iskander-M ballistic missile, but these weapons He did not say what happened.

Two Kh-59 guided air missiles fired by Russia toward the Black Sea port of Odesa were destroyed, Oreshchuk said on the messaging app Telegram.

The Southern Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on Telegram that 12 drones were shot down over the Mykolaiv region and two over Odesa.

Mykolaiv’s energy infrastructure was damaged as a result of the attack, and power supply was interrupted for several hours. According to the military, there were no casualties in the attack.

Here are the main developments from yesterday:

  • Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to persuade Donald Trump to allow US Congress to push through $60 billion in military aid to Ukraine appears to have failed..

  • Russia claimed that Ukraine attacked the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant with drones for three days. However, Ukrainian officials denied that Kiev had anything to do with the attack.

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. In the midst of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, as a sign of mutual support and common opposition to Western democracies.

  • Prior to this, Foreign Minister Lavrov met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and emphasized the always friendly relations between Moscow and China.

  • A woman and child were killed by shelling in the Russian village of Klimov. said the region’s governor.

  • Three people were killed by Ukrainian military shelling on Monday in Russian-controlled areas of southern Ukraine’s Kherson region.Vladimir Sardo, the Russian-installed regional director, said on Tuesday.

  • Ukrainian military intelligence agency GUR raids the main production facility of a Russian aviation factory in the Voronezh regiona Ukrainian source told Reuters.

  • Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oreshchuk announced on Tuesday that all 20 attack drones launched by Russia targeting Ukraine have been destroyed by Ukraine’s air defense systems.

  • A Ukrainian anti-ship Neptune missile was destroyed over the Black Sea, and four unmanned aircraft were shot down over the Belgorod and Voronezh regions. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday.

  • An extraordinary meeting of the 35-member executive board of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, convened by Russia, is scheduled to be held on Thursday to discuss the attack on the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Three diplomats spoke.