EU leaders meet tomorrow to try to override Orban’s veto on the aid package for Kiev.
On the 708th day of the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Air Force said it shot down 14 of 20 Iranian-made Shahed drones. launched by Russia in a night attack targeting five southern and eastern Ukrainian regions, where three Iskander missiles were also launched.
For their part, Russian anti-aircraft defenses shot down a Ukrainian fixed-wing drone last night in the Pskov region, resulting in an explosion. causing damage to many wells from the Nevsky Mazut tanks outside Saint Petersburg.
Ukraine has amended laws to meet EU membership requirements and restored most of the minority language rights required by Budapest, but Hungary’s government has indicated it is not fully satisfied. A potentially explosive point of friction will occur as EU leaders meet tomorrow, Thursday, to try to break the veto on a major aid package for Kiev.
Among the difficulties in the United States and Europe in approving the new assistance packages to Ukraine due to internal political divisions, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced progress to increase his own production of drones and ammunition.
For his part, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reprimanded the factory’s management during a visit for not producing enough self-propelled artillery. “Stop fooling around. These machines should be running at full capacity by 2023.”. Russia is increasing the production of air defense missiles after a series of drone attacks in Ukraine