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Ukraine. The most important events of the last hours

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Friday is the 352nd day of Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine. Explosions were heard in Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Vinnitsa, and in the Dnipropetrovsk region there were reports of the danger of a kamikaze drone attack, Suspilne reported in Telegram. At the time of reports of explosions in the cities of the Zaporizhia and Vinnytsia regions, the air alert was in effect. Here are the highlights of the last hours.

> after 4am in most regions Ukraineexcept Odessa and western regions, an air alert was issued. Explosions are heard in Kharkov, most likely the invaders are hitting with S-300 missiles, the Ukrinform agency reported.

> Bakhmut in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was shelled by the Russian army more than a hundred times over the past 24 hours, Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of Forces of the Ukrainian army, said.

> Sounds of explosions were heard in Zaporozhye and Vinnitsa, and in the Dnipropetrovsk region there were reports of the danger of a kamikaze drone attack, Suspilne reported in Telegram. At the time of reports of explosions in the cities of the Zaporizhia and Vinnytsia regions, the air alert was in effect.

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> New Russian offensive on a large scale against Ukraine has already begun. IN Donbass Heavy fighting continues, said Mykhailo Podolak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, quoted by the RBK-Ukraina portal on Thursday. The main active combat operations are underway in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, Podolak said.

> Soldiers from Ukraine trained at a military base in Toledo, central Spain, trains the VI Parachute Brigade Almogavares, famous in international military operations, the so-called Bripac, said Spanish Brigadier General Luis Fernandez Herrero.

> A group of Ukrainian soldiers are already in our country as part of a European Union training mission to learn how to operate underwater drones, the defense minister said on Twitter. Belgium Ludivine Dedonder.

> Ukrainian troops destroyed the Russian Terminator heavy combat tank support vehicle near Kreminna in the Luhansk region, a machine considered “almost indestructible” by Kremlin propagandists. It was the first recorded case of this vehicle being hit by our soldiers, said the head of the Luhansk region authorities, Serhiy Haiday.

Russian militaryARKADY BUDNITSKY/EPA/PAP

> Russia could even lose half of its operational tanks during the military invasion of Ukraine, the American television CNN reported, citing the assessment of analysts of the Oryx group. They estimate that the Russian army lost a thousand tanks during the war, 544 tanks of this type were captured by Ukrainian forces, 79 tanks were damaged and 65 were abandoned.

> The Russian army has launched Shahed-136 combat drones towards the Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions in southern Ukraine, Ukrainian media reported. An anti-aircraft alert was announced in some regions of the country.

> The head of the Dnipropetrovsk region in Ukraine, Serhiy Lysak, warned the inhabitants of the region against Russian drone attacks. The oblast authorities appealed to the population to listen to warning signals and stay away from critical infrastructure and other strategic facilities.

Main photo source: OLEG PETRASYUK/PAP/EPA



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