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Ukraine. The most important events of the last hours

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791 days ago, Russia's armed invasion of Ukraine began. Russian missiles attacked a residential district of Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkov, mayor Igor Terekhov said on Telegram. He added that the services are determining whether there are any casualties as a result of the attack. The Suspilne website reported that civilian infrastructure was destroyed in the attack. We summarize what has happened in recent hours in and around Ukraine.

> The US Senate passed it aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan worth $95 billion. The long-awaited bill will now go to the desk of President Joe Biden, who has announced that he will sign it immediately.

> The Pentagon is ready to send Ukraine a new tranche of weapons worth $1 billion just after the president signed the bill on support for Ukraine and other American allies, the AP reported. The package is to include, among others: air defense missiles and artillery ammunition.

> A significant part of the weapons that are to be sent to Ukraine are already in warehouses in Poland and Germany, CNN reported, citing an American source related to the provision of military aid. US officials do not confirm this news.

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> Russian missiles attacked a residential district of Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkov, mayor Igor Terekhov said on Telegram. He added that the services are determining whether there are any casualties as a result of the attack. The Suspilne website reported that civilian infrastructure was destroyed in the attack.

Destruction after a rocket attack in Kharkov PAP/EPA/SERGEY KOZLOV

> We will send to Ukraine additionally half a billion pounds. This year, our total expenditure on aid to Ukraine will be PLN 3.5 billion, said British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday. Britain will send Ukraine a package of military equipment, including 60 combat boats, over 400 vehicles, four million rounds of small arms ammunition, anti-aircraft defense and Storm Shadow missiles.

> Today's announcement of another support package – ammunition, air defense and other options to respond to attacks – shows Great Britain's huge commitment to helping Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw.

> Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, is located near the border with Russia regularly attacked by Russian forces. The purpose of coordinated air fire and propaganda messages from the Kremlin is to force residents to flee, says the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in its analysis.

> Viktor Orban's government continues to block the refinancing of arms supplies to Ukraine under the European Peace Facility (EPF). Although Kiev has long removed the Hungarian OTP bank from the blacklist, as Budapest demanded, Hungarians are now complaining about restrictions on the activities of another company.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/SERGEY KOZLOV



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