Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said 10 million Ukrainians are without electricity after a new wave of missile attacks by Russia that has claimed the lives of at least seven people. He told: "We are doing everything we can to normalize the electricity supply.
The Ukrainian air defense has managed to shoot down six cruise missiles and five drones."
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The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Serghej Ryabkov, did not rule out new contacts with the United States after the meeting in Cairo: "If the Americans show interest and willingness for this, we will not refuse." Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: "US Congress in the long run" will suspend unreserved support for Ukraine's nationalist regime.
America has always abandoned its friends. Attitudes among ordinary American citizens will begin to drift towards reality and that will continue to grow until Congress suspends." Moscow Deputy Foreign Minister Sergeji Ryabkov said: "The possibilities of exchanging Viktor Bout, who is serving a sentence in a US prison for arms trafficking, with a US citizen still exist.
I want to hope that this prospect not only exists, but that it does. is strengthening and that the moment arrives for this prospect to turn into a concrete agreement." Pope Francis said: "I have hope. Let us not resign ourselves, peace is possible.
But we must all commit themselves to demilitarize hearts, starting with their own, and then defuse, disarm violence. We must all be pacifists. Want peace, not peace. only a truce that perhaps serves only to rearm. True peace, which is the fruit of dialogue.
It is not obtained with weapons, because they do not defeat hatred and the thirst for domination, which will re-emerge, perhaps in other ways, but will re-emerge." Russia has announced that fortification works are underway in Crimea, following the withdrawal from the neighboring Ukrainian region of Kherson in the face of the Kiev counter-offensive.
"Fortification works under my control are underway on the territory of Crimea to ensure the security of Crimea," said Sergei Aksionov, the governor installed by Moscow after the annexation of this Ukrainian peninsula in 2014.