The White Home says it believes Russia is popping to Iran to offer it with “a whole bunch” of unmanned aerial autos, together with weapons-capable drones, to help in its conflict with Ukraine.
- The loss of life toll from a Russian rocket assault that hit an condo block within the Donetsk city of Chasiv Yar over the weekend has risen to 31, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says.
- Zelenskyy provides 5 folks had been killed after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis Kharkiv and its broader area.
- The White Home alleges Russia is popping to Iran to offer it with “a whole bunch” of unmanned aerial autos, together with weapons-capable drones, to be used in Ukraine.
- Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte has met with Zelenskyy in Kyiv and reaffirmed his nation’s assist for Ukraine “politically, militarily and economically”.
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49 minutes in the past (23:51 GMT)
Dutch PM meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv
The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has met with Zelenskyy in Kyiv and reaffirmed his nation’s assist for Ukraine “politically, militarily and economically”.
Rutte mentioned he visited “numerous locations the place the Russian military has left behind a horrific path of loss of life and destruction. I’m deeply shocked by what I witnessed right this moment”.
“These appalling crimes should not go unpunished. That is additionally the topic of the Ukraine Accountability Convention which will probably be held later this week in The Hague,” Rutte mentioned, including that the convention is organised by the Dutch authorities, the Worldwide Felony Courtroom and the European Fee.
Zelenskyy advised journalists after the assembly that he and Rutte mentioned weapons provides, however he couldn’t disclose the main points: “I’m not positive that I can inform completely every part we’re negotiating with the Dutch authorities. I’d not like to organize the Russian Federation for disagreeable surprises for them,” he mentioned.
In the present day I had the honour of assembly President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv. I additionally visited numerous locations the place the Russian military has left behind a horrific path of loss of life and destruction. I’m deeply shocked by what I witnessed right this moment. pic.twitter.com/QOGhbiNnkw
— Mark Rutte (@MinPres) July 11, 2022
1 hour in the past (23:35 GMT)
Latvia considers defence spending increase as a consequence of Russia danger
Latvia could have to extend its defence spending and introduce obligatory navy service for residents no matter their gender to include any doable safety dangers arising from Russia, the president has mentioned.
NATO and European Union member Latvia plans to regularly elevate its defence price range to 2.5 p.c of gross home product (GDP) by 2025 from about 2 p.c now. However President Egils Levits, 67, advised the Reuters information company the prevailing spending plans coated the constructing of extra navy bases to accommodate extra troops from NATO allies – a rise agreed on the NATO summit in Madrid final month – however that Latvia, a former Soviet nation like Ukraine, could must spend extra.
“Safety is a precedence of our politics right this moment,” Levits mentioned. “2.5 per cent [of GDP] is already dedicated now however perhaps it will not be sufficient and we ought to be ready for that.”
Requested whether or not Latvia is anxious about any direct battle between the Baltic states and Russia, Levits mentioned: “In fact, we’re anxious concerning the aggressive behaviour of Russia and our strategic reply is to be sturdy as a result of weak spot means on this state of affairs [an] invitation to Russia to go ahead to aggress one other nation. So, now we have to be sturdy.”
1 hour in the past (23:26 GMT)
Demise toll from Chasiv Yar assault rises to 31: Zelenskyy
Zelenskyy has mentioned that 31 folks had been killed and 9 rescued from the rubble in Chasiv Yar, after assaults hit a residential block on Saturday.
Talking throughout his nightly video handle, the president mentioned Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, had additionally come below assault by Russian artillery.
“Kharkiv confronted new brutal assaults by the Russian military. One other missile hit a residential constructing – one block was utterly destroyed. Within the morning, the occupiers shelled the Saltiv and Kyiv districts with rocket artillery. 5 folks had been killed,” he mentioned.
“The Odesa area was hit by missiles, extraordinarily violent preventing continued within the Donetsk area and within the territory of the Luhansk area,” he added.
1 hour in the past (23:23 GMT)
Iran set to ship armed drones to Russia: White Home
The White Home has mentioned it believes Russia is popping to Iran to offer it with “a whole bunch” of unmanned aerial autos, together with weapons-capable drones, to be used in its ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
United States Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan mentioned it was unclear whether or not Iran had already supplied any of the unmanned programs to Russia, however mentioned the US has “info” that signifies Iran is making ready to coach Russian forces to make use of them as quickly as this month.
“Our info signifies that the Iranian authorities is making ready to offer Russia with as much as a number of hundred UAVs, together with weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline,” he advised reporters Monday.
Sullivan mentioned it was proof that Russia’s overwhelming bombardments in Ukraine, which have led it to consolidate beneficial properties within the nation’s east in current weeks, had been “coming at a value to the sustainment of its personal weapons”.
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