Ukraine: new drone attack in Russia, the day kyiv demands the exclusion of Moscow from the UN

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A new attack by a Ukrainian drone against an air base in southern Russia killed three people on Monday, December 26. That same day, kyiv called for Moscow’s exclusion from the UN Security Council.

Russian air defenses shot down the Ukrainian drone as it approached the Engels base in the Saratov region of western Russia overnight, Russian news agencies reported on Monday. Located more than 600 km from Ukraine, it has already been hit by an attack earlier this month.

As a result of the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian technicians who were on the airfield were fatally injured “, according to the TASS news agency citing the Ministry of Defense.

Call for Russia’s exclusion from the UN

Ukraine, which did not comment on the attack, for its part called on Monday for the exclusion of Russia as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, as the minister had declared on Sunday. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

We will formally state our position. We have a very simple question : does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to be in the UN ? he said, speaking late on Christmas Eve during a national TV marathon.

The day before, the Russian president sought to justify the Kremlin’s military offensive against Ukraine, which has lasted for more than 10 months, but which has still not enabled Russia to achieve its objectives.

Divide historic Russia »

Everything is based on the policy of our geopolitical adversaries, who aim to divide Russia, historical Russia “, denounced Vladimir Putin in an interview made public on Sunday by public television. According to him, the Russian army is moving in the right direction ” in Ukraine.

And the Russian president promised that Russian troops would eliminate the Patriot air defense system, which kyiv obtained this week from the Americans during Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Washington.

In addition to the Patriot system, the Ukrainian president left the United States with the promise of an envelope of 45 billion dollars in aid provided for in the next American federal budget.

He castigated the terrorists » Russians who conducted Saturday bombardment against downtown Khersonkilling at least 10 and injuring 55.

Volodymyr Zelensky called on Ukrainians to prepare for new attacks by the end of the year.

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(With AFP)

Ukraine: new drone attack in Russia, the day kyiv demands the exclusion of Moscow from the UN