Day 537: The Judiciary in Kiev speaks of the 500 children killed since the start of the war. The President of Ukraine has announced that he will retaliate. All information on news blog.
The most important things at a glance
Russia wants to equip nuclear submarines with hypersonic missiles
5:36 am: Russia is equipping its new nuclear-powered submarines with Zircon hypersonic missiles, according to the largest Russian shipbuilder. “Multipurpose nuclear submarines of the Yasen-M project … will be equipped with the Zircon missile system,” Chairman of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) board, Alexei Rachmanov, told state media in an interview. The company is an RIA. “Work in this direction is already underway.” The sea-based Zircon hypersonic missiles have a range of up to 900 kilometers and can travel at several times the speed of sound.
Governor: Night attacks on the port city of Odessa
4:28 am: According to Ukrainian sources, at least three people were injured in the overnight Russian attack on the port city of Odessa. “As a result of the enemy attack on Odessa, there were several fires from falling fragments of rockets,” Ukrainian Black Sea Governor Ole Kiper told Telegram. “The windows of the buildings were torn out by the explosion.”
Ukrainian Defense Minister: “Five mines per square meter”
3.13 am: According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, Russian defense lines are so densely mined that some parts of the front have five mines per square meter. In an interview with the British “Guardian” published on Sunday, he talked about millions of explosive devices at the front. There are landmines hundreds of kilometers long. This poses a serious obstacle to a counterattack by Ukrainian troops.
According to the Guardian, Reznikov was convinced that Ukrainian troops could seize large mines. He stressed, however, that it was vital that allies expand and accelerate the training that some countries already provide to Ukraine’s deminers.
Zelenskyj Adviser: Cargo Ship Warning Footage “Act of Theft”
12:41 am: A senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the warning shots fired at a cargo ship in the Black Sea off the coast of Ukraine as “a clear violation of international maritime law, piracy and a crime against third-country civilian vessels”. In another country’s waters”. Ukraine will “take all the necessary decisions and choose the best response,” writes Mykhailo Podoliak, a consultant on the X news site on Twitter.
Ukraine: Sumy border area under heavy shelling by Russia
12:05 am: According to the Sumy regional military administration, Russia has again attacked Ukrainian territory near the Russian border. On Sunday alone, the enemy fired mortars and artillery 21 times into the area in northeastern Ukraine, the military said on Facebook Monday night. A total of 144 eruptions were recorded. At least two residential buildings were damaged in the attack. The information could not be independently verified. Ukraine has been fending off a Russian invasion for more than 17 months.
Pressure is mounting on Scholes to deliver on the Taurus – domestically as well
7:25 pm: The FDP and the Greens are again demanding the delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. “It is urgently necessary to deliver the Taurus,” says Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (FDP), head of the security committee of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. “We mustn’t waste any time.”
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