By Euronews in Spanish with EFE & AP
Published 08/07/2023 – 07:41
The President of Ukraine, in addition to underlining the effort made by his air force, has stressed the importance of international aid received by the country.
President Zelensky congratulates the Ukrainian air forces on their holiday and recalls, after the attacks against them this weekend, that Russia has not achieved their destruction. He has pointed out that the Ukrainian Air Force has destroyed more than 3,500 Russian air targets. The president has stressed that Western aid is still needed.
“We will do everything possible to make the Ukrainian air shield stronger. Here, in our skies, we can prove that terror is losing. All together we can prove it: all partners. The responsibility of each partner in the supply of defense systems anti-aircraft and missile defense is very important. Complete protection against terror is needed here now, so that there is no need to think about protecting other nations against it later,” he said in a video message.
According to officials imposed by Russia in occupied areas, Ukraine has attacked the Chongar bridge. Thus the structure connecting the occupied area of Jerson with Crimea would have remained.
In addition, the international meeting that was held in Saudi Arabia and which sought to combine the different plans suggested by countries such as Brazil or China with the “10 points” of Zelenski’s Peace Formula has concluded. The participants agreed to defend Ukrainian integrity and sovereignty and agreed to continue international consultations.
The note, disseminated by the official Saudi news agency SPA, indicated that “the participants agreed on the importance of continuing the international consultation and exchanging points of view in a way that contributes to building common ground that paves the way for peace.”
Likewise, the “importance of benefiting from the positive opinions and proposals that were discussed at the meeting” was underlined, according to SPA, which did not provide further details about the content of the meeting, which was attended by representatives of “more than forty” countries. .
This same Sunday, the head of the presidential office of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, said that during the meeting on Saturday “different points of view were expressed” on the key principles of the Ukrainian peace formula, but that there was “a coincidence” regarding to “the inviolability of territorial integrity”.
The Jeddah meeting was held behind closed doors and with the condition of total discretion regarding the content, as was the case with the one previously held in Copenhagen.
Russia attacks in western Ukraine
The Russian Army carried out a massive attack against targets in western Ukraine. “The Russian Armed Forces carried out a massive strike with high-precision, long-range airborne and naval weapons against Ukrainian Army airbases in the towns of Starokonstantiniv in the Khmelnitsk region and Dubno in Rivna,” Igor Konashenkov said. , spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to the military spokesman, the attack achieved its purpose and “all the intended targets were hit.”
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