At least six injured in attack on Odessa
At least six people were injured and civilian infrastructure was damaged during the Russian attack on the southern Odessa region. According to Oleh Kiper, head of the Odessa regional military administration, “several groups of combat drones were directed towards the Izmail region. Unfortunately, there was an impact. Damage to the port and other civil infrastructure was recorded,” he explained.
Discussions begin between Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin
Formal negotiations between Putin and Kim, surrounded by members of delegations from each country including Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, began at the Vostochny cosmodrome in Amur, according to the T agency. This meeting takes place “in the meeting room located on the first floor of the engineering building of the technical complex of the Soyuz-2 space rocket,” the agency specifies.
The North Korean and Russian leaders “will discuss all issues,” Putin said when asked if military-technical cooperation would be on the agenda, Russian news agency Ria reported. “We will talk about all the issues,” he said. Asked if Russia would help Pyongyang build satellites, he replied: “That’s why we came to the cosmodrome.”
Regarding military cooperation between the two countries, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said: “As neighbors, our countries implement cooperation in sensitive areas that should not be subject to disclosure. or a public announcement. But it’s completely natural for neighboring states.”
Russian fighter jet crashes during training flight
An Su-24 bomber crashed during a training flight in the Volgograd region, in southern Russia near Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, without specifying whether the pilot had survived the accident. The aircraft was not carrying ammunition and fell in an uninhabited area.
Mi-8 helicopters from the rescue services were sent to the scene, the ministry added.
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles ahead of Kim Jung Un’s meeting with Putin
While North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin, Pyongyang launched two short-range ballistic missiles.
North Korea fired “two short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area toward the East Sea between 11:43 a.m. and 11:53 a.m. today” (4:43 a.m. and 4:53 a.m. of Paris), said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, using the Korean name for the Sea of Japan. “Our armed forces have strengthened their surveillance and vigilance in anticipation of other launches, while remaining ready to intervene in close collaboration with the United States,” added the same source.
This missile launch without Kim Jung Un in the country is a first in the country.
Fire in Sevastopol shipyard after Ukrainian attack, 24 injured
A Ukrainian attack led to the fire at a shipyard in Sevastopol on the occupied Crimean peninsula. “I am at the scene of a fire at the southern site of Sevmorzavod. All operational services are working on site,” indicated the Russian governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvojaïev. “As a result of the attack, according to initial reports, a total of 24 people were injured,” he added.
According to the governor, the fire was the result of a “missile attack” carried out by kyiv against Sevastopol, the home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea.
Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, is regularly the target of aerial and naval drone attacks. On August 25, Moscow, for example, claimed to have shot down 42 Ukrainian drones.
French company Framatome to supply nuclear fuel to Hungary
French company Framatome will supply nuclear fuel to Hungary, Budapest announced on Tuesday as part of the energy diversification efforts led by the Central European country since the start of the war in Ukraine. An agreement was signed between the two parties to extend their partnership to “the operational aspect and the supply of nuclear fuel”, according to the Ministry of Energy Affairs.
“This protocol confirms our commitment to contributing to the diversification and security of fuel supply” of the existing nuclear fleet, declared Framatome CEO Bernard Fontana, quoted in a separate press release. No details were given on the schedule.