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Results 19.04: Shoot down the Tu-22 and hit the Dnieper

The Russian Federation launched strikes on the Dnieper and the region, causing many casualties; Ukraine destroys Russian Tu-22 for first time; UAVs have attacked Russia extensively. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.

Ukraine destroys Russian Tu-22 for the first time

For the first time, the Ukrainian military shot down a Russian long-range supersonic bomber Tu-22M3 at a distance of about 300 km from Ukraine. It falls in the Stavropol region of the Russian Federation; at least one pilot was killed. The Main Intelligence Directorate said the Tu-22M3 was destroyed

with the same method that previously hit the Russian A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft. They also emphasized that this was the first successful destruction of a strategic bomber in the air during a combat mission throughout Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was indicated that it was a joint special operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate and the Air Force.

The Russian Federation launched strikes on the Dnieper and the region: many casualties and injuries

On the night of April 19, Russian troops launched a massive missile attack on the Dnieper and the region. On the Dnieper, a five-story residential building, a train station, and two infrastructure facilities were damaged. Nine people died, including three children. 24 people were injured. Krivoy Rog, Sinelnikovo and Pavlograd were also attacked from the Russian Federation. There were also casualties and injuries there. In Dnepr, Saturday, April 20, was declared a day of mourning for those who died on the morning of the Russian attack.

UAVs have attacked Russia extensively

On Friday night and Saturday night, drone attacks were reported in many regions of the Russian Federation. Traditionally, UAVs were said to have been shot down. However, a fire occurred at several energy facilities. So, in the Bryansk region of the Russian Federation, a UAV was allegedly shot down, and the fall of their debris caused a fire in an electrical substation. Also, as a result of the UAV explosion, the energy infrastructure in the Kaluga region of the Russian Federation was damaged. In addition, due to “fallen UAVs” in the Smolensk region, a fire occurred at a fuel and energy complex facility. Drone attacks were also reported in the Tula, Belgorod and Kursk regions.

Trump made a statement about aid to Ukraine

The former President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, criticized Europe for insufficient aid to Ukraine. He believes that “the safety and strength of Ukraine” should be “more important for Europe than for the United States.” Trump wrote that Washington has “invested more than $100 billion in war.” “Why can’t Europe match the money invested by the United States of America to help a country in desperate need? By all accounts, Ukrainian safety and strength should be more important to Europe than to us, but it is important to us too Move, Europe!” – said the message.

The G7 postponed the issue of the transfer of Russian assets to Ukraine

The foreign ministers of the G7 countries approved a statement following a meeting on the island of Capri in Italy. The issue of the transfer of Russian assets to Ukraine was postponed until June at the request of the leaders of the G7 countries. As stated in their statement, the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and the United States, as well as the head of EU diplomacy, strongly condemned Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. “We will continue to explore all possible ways of providing assistance to Ukraine in obtaining compensation from Russia in accordance with their respective legal systems and international law. At the request of the leaders, we will continue our work and will of recommendations before the Puglia summit on all possible directions and possible options for the use of blocked Russian sovereignty.” assets to support Ukraine,” the statement said.

A drone production plant was opened in Ukraine

A plant of the German company Quantum-Systems GmbH for the production of drones was opened in Ukraine. Production is expected to build 1,000 drones per year, and spare parts will also be produced. The new plant will be the company’s second business in Ukraine. By the end of the year, about 100 people will be working there.

Borrell announced an air defense solution for Ukraine

EU member states could make concrete decisions on providing Ukraine with air defense systems, including Patriot systems, as early as Monday. This is what the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said following the first day of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting. He noted that “some countries have already done this,” expressing hope “that others will do the same.”

Israel strikes Iran – media

Israel attacked a military target in Iran, which launched drones and missiles towards Israeli territory on April 13. This was reported by the Financial Times, citing a source. There is no data yet on casualties as a result of the Israeli strike. “Several targets” in southern Syria were also hit.

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