“When we talk about air defense, we talk about real human lives,” he said. “It’s not just in Ukraine’s interest. The less Russia’s terrorist capabilities are, the sooner this war will end.” Russia’s armed forces launched an attack on Monday initially with Iranian-made combat drones. Ukraine has seized 37 such drones and several cruise missiles since Sunday evening, Zelensky said.
Four Russian citizens have been arrested in Norway for allegedly taking illegal photos
12:01 am: Four Russians have been arrested again for allegedly taking unauthorized photos of various objects in Norway. Four people, three men and one woman, were arrested last Thursday in northern Norway, police said on Monday. They were traveling in a car with Russian license plates.
Extensive photo material was seized from them, police officer Gaute Rydemark told TV2. However, the four Russians denied doing anything illegal and instead pretended to be ordinary tourists. According to Norwegian police, they entered Norway through Finland in late September or early October.
Another drone strike in Kiev
10:35 pm: In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, an air alarm sounded for the fourth time that day on Monday evening. Air defense systems were deployed around the city of more than a million residents to intercept incoming drones from the Russian armed forces, according to authorities. One such drone was reportedly downed from Brovary town on the eastern outskirts of the city. Four people were killed in a drone attack in Kiev this morning.
In the evening there was an air strike on Mykolaiv and the southern part of Odessa. An explosion was heard in Odessa. According to authorities, a fuel supply object hit the central Ukrainian region of Dnipropetrovsk. “There has been a fire, the damage is extensive,” Governor Mykola Lukashuk wrote in a telegram.
Ukrainian First Lady: “Germans can be proud of themselves”
8:22 PM: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not only in Kiev, but his family also lives in the Ukrainian capital. There he also experienced the latest drone strike by the Russian army. The president’s wife, Olena Selenska, said in an interview with “Bild” newspaper that things could have been worse without the German IRIS-T air defense system: “the drones would not have reached many targets”.
“The Germans can be proud of themselves,” the First Lady said. You could save many lives. However, Selenska requested the delivery of more IRIS-T systems. One thing is not enough, currently Ukraine needs an air defense system most urgently.
Last Wednesday, Ukraine confirmed that the first system from Germany had arrived in the country. Germany initially wants to supply Kiev with four weapons, each costing 140 million euros, and has secured financing for three more.