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Ukraine-News: Kyiv apparently attacked with more than 20 combat drones

2022-12-19T07:53:07.431Z


According to military information, Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with Iranian drones – a large part could therefore be intercepted. And: According to Caritas, the amount of donations for Ukraine is unprecedented. the news


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Local residents watch a burning building in Kyiv that was hit in the drone strike

Photo: Efrem Lukatsky / dpa

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Kyiv apparently attacked with more than 20 combat drones

8.28 a.m .:

The Ukrainian capital of Kiev and its environs were attacked by Russia with Iranian-made combat drones on Monday night, according to authorities.

According to the Kiev military administration, the capital was attacked by more than 20 Iranian-made combat drones.

The air defense shot down about 15 of them.

Another ten drones were intercepted in southern Ukraine.

Critical infrastructure objects were again damaged in the attacks on Kyiv, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram.

There were no injuries, but in some parts of the city the electricity had been switched off as an emergency.

According to reports from residents, the typical flight noise of the drones and the fire from the anti-aircraft defenses could be heard over the city at night.

The Ukrainian authorities reported two injured people from the surrounding area.

Infrastructure objects and private houses were damaged.

According to Caritas, the war in the Ukraine triggers a large wave of donations

8.25 a.m .:

The war in Ukraine triggered an unprecedented amount of donations for a single crisis at the Catholic aid organization Caritas International.

The aid organization of the German Caritas Association reported that around 71 million euros had been collected for emergency aid in the country by December 6th.

That's more than was donated to help after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia.

For comparison: Last year private donors, monasteries and media foundations together collected almost 90 million euros.

Including government and church grants, Caritas International received around 147 million euros.

In Ukraine, Caritas takes care of the distribution of food and drinking water, among other things.

"Of course, our donors are also feeling the effects of the economic crisis and the consequences of the Ukraine war," said the head of Caritas International, Oliver Müller of the dpa news agency.

However, donors in Germany are aware that millions of people around the world are more severely affected by crises.

"Our donors show great solidarity because they know how badly necessary it is in these times." The aid organization expects more donations in the year that is coming to an end.

What happened in the night:

Drone attack on Kiev, Ukraine braces for meeting of Putin and Lukashenko

5.14 a.m .:

The Ukrainian capital is attacked again.

Russian soldiers are to take part in a military exercise in Belarus.

And: Putin is meeting the ruler Lukashenko in Minsk today.

Read the latest developments from the night here.

Britain pledges more arms supplies to Ukraine

3:50 a.m .:

Great Britain wants to continue to deliver armaments to Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia, in the coming year.

The British government announced on Sunday evening that several hundred thousand rounds of artillery ammunition worth around 250 million pounds (around 286 million euros) would be delivered over the course of the year.

This should ensure a continuous supply of Ukraine.

So far, Britain says it has supplied Ukraine with more than 100,000 rounds of artillery ammunition since the start of the war, as well as several missile systems and recently 125 anti-aircraft guns.

The British see themselves as leaders in Europe.

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Source: spiegel

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