Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 515 days. Russia launched another overnight attack on Odessa in southern Ukraine, killing one person and injuring 18, including children. The Russian occupation authorities forcibly mobilized and sent to the front the citizens of Uzbekistan who came to Mariupol to carry out construction work. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> Russia launched another night attack on Odessa on the south Ukrainekilling one person and injuring 18, including children, and destroying residential and religious infrastructure, regional authorities said on Sunday morning.
> At the request of the authorities in Kiev, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg convened a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council for Wednesday in connection with the situation in the Black Sea, a NATO spokeswoman said late Saturday evening.
> Russia is seeking to exclude Ukraine from the global grain market and is proposing a plan for its supplies to Africa with participation Qatar and Turkey, but both of these countries refuse Moscow such cooperation, the Financial Times reported.
> Yehor Chernev, deputy chairman of the National Security, Defense and Intelligence Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, said that Ukraine has developed and is testing its own medium-range air defense systems. “We have air defense systems. The latest. Currently, these are medium-range systems. Of course, this is not the equivalent of Patriot, SAMP-T or IRIS-T systems, but I think they can be compared with HAWK” – he said.
> The Russian occupation authorities forcibly mobilized and sent citizens to the front Uzbekistanwho came to Mariupol to carry out construction work, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed on Saturday.
> Portugal’s navy is monitoring a Russian merchant ship sailing near the country’s territorial waters, the Portuguese army said on Saturday. She specified that the observation mission was carried out by two ships.
Main photo source: PAP/Mykola Kalyeniak