Ukraine. April 11, 2024 The most important events of the last hour

778 days ago, Russia's armed invasion of Ukraine began. On Thursday morning, Kharkov was hit by Russian missiles. We summarize what happened in recent hours in Ukraine and surrounding areas.

> The Armed Forces Operations Command announced that Poland and allied fighters were on board. According to the report, this is related to strikes on the territory of Ukraine.

> On Thursday morning, Kharkov was hit by Russian missiles. An explosion was heard, Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported, citing a post on social media.

> Four people were killed and seven wounded as a result of a Russian missile attack on Odesa Oblast, the head of regional authorities, Ole Kiber, announced in a telegram.

> Ukrainian Navy spokesman Dmytro Pledenchuk said a Russian Ka-27 helicopter was destroyed in annexed Crimea. According to the report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, since the beginning of the aggression against Ukraine, the Russian army has lost 325 helicopters and 347 aircraft.

> President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Donald Trump has expressed his desire to visit Ukraine, but he does not know when he will. He also said that Ukraine primarily needs air defense systems. – Yes, we have a counter-attack plan – he admitted. However, he added that this would require the supply of arms from the United States.

Destruction after rocket attack in Khargou PAP/EPA/SERGEY KOZLOV

> Ukraine has never once attacked Russian territory with weapons obtained from Kiev's partners, President Volodymyr Zelensky assured participants of an economic forum in Delphi online.

> Ukrainians have intensified attacks on Russian refineries. The Ukrainian-Tatar opposition movement ATESZ said Russian forces have deployed Pantsir missile systems in Tula, where oil storage facilities are located, fearing airstrikes. Tula also has weapons factories.

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> Czech Defense Minister Jana Cernosova announced on Wednesday that a significant portion of the ammunition was purchased under the so-called The check initiative will be sent to the recipient by the end of June. At least the rest of the 800,000 units are due to be delivered to Kyiv by the end of the year.

> An EU court has decided to lift EU sanctions against Russian billionaires Pyotr Aven and Michael Fridman. The foreign ministry of Latvia, where Aven is a citizen, insists the sanctions remain in place because regulations extending the restrictions are still in place.

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