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Result 13.05: F-16 and battles in the Kharkov region

Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

F-16s from Denmark have been in the air over Ukraine for a month; The situation in the direction of Kharkov remains difficult. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.

Copenhagen says when Ukraine will have fighter jets

The Ukrainian Air Force will have an F-16 fighter from Denmark within a month. This is what Prime Minister Matte Frederiksen said. The country plans to transfer 19 F-16 aircraft to Ukraine.

Let’s recall that in 2023, under the leadership of the Netherlands and Denmark, an aviation coalition was created, the purpose of which was to transfer modern F-16 fighters to Ukraine.

The defenders of Ukraine are putting pressure on the enemy in the Kharkov region

The Ukrainian military inflicted a heavy defeat on the Russian invaders in the direction of Kharkov. The situation on the entire front line is controlled by the defense forces. Our troops are restoring positions and making tactical gains in some areas. A military clash also began in the area of ​​the village of Staritsa.

The Russians turn Volchansk into Bakhmut

The city of Volchansk in the Kharkov region is turning into Bakhmut or Marinka due to continuous Russian air attacks, said Vladimir Timoshko, police chief of the Kharkov region. According to him, in the three days since the start of the Russian offensive, Volchansk “suffered as it has not suffered since 2022.” In particular, the Russians are using a large number of guided bombs to strike the city.

Zelensky spoke about the situation in the Kharkiv region

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky announced the strengthening of the defense forces in the Volchansk region of the Kharkov region and other borders. According to him, our counterattack actions are still ongoing. At the same time, according to him, the Ukrainian command understands how the enemy works and sees the plan to delay the Ukrainian forces. The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not leave without the necessary support and support, namely the direction of Kramatorsk, Pokrovskoe, Kupyanskoe.

Mikhail Drapaty became the new commander of the Kharkov group

In the operational-tactical grouping of troops “Kharkov” the commander was replaced – he became the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mikhail Drapaty. He will replace Yuri Galushkin, who became the commander of OTuv “Kharkov” in early April 2024. Until January, Drapaty headed the Kherson operational group in 2024. He is known as one of the commanders who led the liberation of the right bank of Kherson . In February 2024, he was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military shot down the Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter

Soldiers of the 47th separate mechanized brigade landed a Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter. The cost of one of them is 16 million dollars. The Ka-52 helicopter, or Alligator, is designed for terrain reconnaissance, targeting and coordinating the actions of a group of other helicopters. It can also strike armored vehicles, manpower and air targets. The Alligator gets its name from its appearance, which resembles the silhouette of an alligator.

SBU drones hit an oil depot and an electrical substation in two Russian regions

Drones of the Security Service of Ukraine hit an electrical substation in Lipetsk and an oil depot in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation on the evening of May 13. As a result of the SBU attack, a fire broke out at the Oskolneftesnabzhenie oil depot near in the village of Stary Oskol, Belgorod Region. Also in the Lipetsk region, the Yeletsk electrical substation with a capacity of 500 kW caught fire.

An air defense base was attacked in occupied Crimea

The Russian air defense base at Mount Ai-Petri was destroyed as a result of an early missile attack in Crimea. The commander of the military unit and another soldier were killed. There are also wounded, but their number is being clarified.

12 countries are asking Brussels for an explanation on how the “foreign agents” law will affect Georgia’s integration with Europe

The foreign ministers of the 12 EU member states are asking for comments on how the law on “foreign agents” in Georgia will affect the state’s European integration. Ministers asked EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Oliver Várhelyi to seek “urgent oral information” on how the “foreign agents” law would affect Georgia in implementing the country’s nine steps to join the bloc. Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.

The European Union has approved “trade visa-free” for Ukraine

The EU has finally approved a “trade visa-free” regime for Ukraine. This is duty-free and quota-free trade for another year. Which is an important support for our producers, exports and economy. The removal of duties and quotas takes into account “certain European concerns.” Europeans have agreed to tougher safeguards in the event of irregularities in the EU market. Additional protection measures may be applied to goods such as eggs, poultry, sugar, oats, corn, cereals and honey.

Ukraine exported a record volume of blueberries

Last year, Ukraine set a historic record for blueberry exports – more than 4 thousand tons of fresh berries. Among the success factors for Ukrainian blueberry exporters in the foreign market is the diversity of supplies. Poland ceased to be a reliable partner, as exports to this country decreased by 39%. At the same time, supplies of Ukrainian blueberries to Germany increased. In addition, exports of Ukrainian blueberries to the Netherlands increased by 37%, and to Spain and some other EU countries by more than 4 times. Exports of blueberries from Ukraine to the UK increased by 11%.

The possible reason for the destruction of the entrance to Belgorod was named

A group of independent bloggers, the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), considers the unlikely version of the Russian Ministry of Defense that on May 12, the entrance to a high-rise building in Belgorod “destroyed a fragment of a fallen Ukrainian Tochka-U missile.” In their opinion, the most likely cause of the incident was the fact that the Russian ammunition exploded.

Hundreds of thousands of workers were also sent to make weapons in Russia

In Russia, since the beginning of 2023, more than 500 thousand workers were additionally recruited to work in the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. This was said by the new First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government Denis Manturov in the State Duma. He added that in Russia about 850 civilian enterprises are involved in the production of military products.

Nepalese man has made a record ascent of Everest

Nepalese climber Kami Rita reached the summit of Everest for the 29th time. It is known that the 54-year-old man climbed to the top of the highest mountain in the world (8849 meters) on May 12 at 7.25 in the morning, updating his own record for the number of successful ascents.

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