Ukrainian air defense claimed to have destroyed more than 30 drones overnight from Wednesday to Thursday during a Russian attack in the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions in southern Ukraine, said Nataliya Gumenyuk, air defense -spokesperson of the Southern Command of the Ukrainian army, Thursday September 28. “The enemy does not stop attacking, does not stop the pressure and the search for new tactics, especially with the use of massive attacks”, she added, while drone attacks between Ukraine and Russia have become daily. Follow our live stream.
Sébastien Lecornu expected in kyiv. The Minister of the Armed Forces is going to Ukraine on Thursday and will participate in an industry and arms forum, the first organized in the country since the start of the war. He will be accompanied by a delegation of French parliamentarians and industrialists.
Washington is pushing for the reconstruction of Ukraine. “The long-term effort to revive Ukraine’s economy must happen now, must start now, even in the midst of ongoing war and fighting”, declared Wednesday in Brussels Penny Pritzker, special representative of the United States for the economic reconstruction of Ukraine. The World Bank has estimated that Ukraine would need more than $400 billion (€380 billion) to rebuild.
Russia accuses the United States and the United Kingdom of complicity. According to Russian diplomatic spokesperson Maria Zakharova, the Ukrainian strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea on Friday was “implemented at the request of American and British intelligence services”.