Update on the situation Monday February 5, at the end of the day
- The Russian ambassador to France summoned to the Quai d’Orsay following the death of two French people in Ukraine
While two French civilian rescue workers were killed on 1uh In February in Beryslav, Kherson region, amid Russian drone attacks, the Russian ambassador to France was summoned to the Quai d’Orsay on Monday. Alexei Meshkov stated that“No evidence has been presented indicating that the French dead were aid workers”. The ambassador also noted “ the irresponsibility and the danger of the increasing involvement of Paris in the Ukrainian conflict with the increase in deliveries of increasingly destructive and lethal weapons”.
- Volodymyr Zelensky admits he is considering replacing his chief of staff
In the interview given to RAI on Sunday evening, the Ukrainian president confirmed that he was considering replacing his chief of staff, Valeriy Zaluzhny. Asked about the question, the president confirms that he is considering “a reset”. During this interview, Volodymyr Zelensky recognized ” deadlock “ Regarding “land combat”.
- Donald Trump calls on Republican Party to oppose congressional Ukraine deal
“Only an idiot, or a radical left-wing Democrat, would vote for (L’)horrible bill » providing an envelope of 60 billion dollars for kyiv and a reform of the American migration system, wrote the likely candidate for the American presidential election on Truth Social. “We need a separate border and immigration bill. It should in no way be linked to foreign aid! »adds the former president.
- Josep Borrell on his way to kyiv
The head of European diplomacy said on Monday that he was on his way to Ukraine and reiterated his calls for increased aid to the country. He says the European Union should support Ukraine ” by all means “.
- Netherlands announces transfer of six additional F-16 aircraft to kyiv
This announcement brings the total number of F-16s transferred by the Netherlands to kyiv to twenty-four. At the end of December 2023, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had already announced the delivery of eighteen fighters to Ukraine.
- Russian bombings increased last week, says kyiv
The intensity of Russian bombing increased by 24% over the past week, Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said on Telegram. According to him, the territory of Ukraine was hit 1,500 times during the same week, and more than 570 localities were targeted. These strikes left 12 dead and 60 injured, he added.
- Georgia says it foiled Ukrainian plot to deliver explosives to Russia
Georgian authorities said Monday that they had foiled the plan of a Ukrainian who wanted to smuggle explosive engines from his country to Russia, via Georgian territory. Georgia’s government is accused of moving closer to Russia, as Russian armed forces invaded the former Caucasian Soviet republic in 2008. As a result, ties between Tbilisi and kyiv are increasingly strained.
- Minister of the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ among victims of bombing in eastern Ukraine
The Minister of Emergency Situations of the “Luhansk People’s Republic”, Alexei Poteleshchenko, was killed in the bombing of the occupied city of Lysychansk on Saturday, according to Russian news agencies.