Donald Trump is “sad and dangerous” to Joe Biden. US President Joe Biden on Sunday condemned “sad and dangerous” comments made by his Republican rival Donald Trump, who said he would “encourage” Russia to attack NATO countries. If they don’t pay their share. During a meeting in South Carolina on Saturday, the former White House tenant reported a conversation he allegedly had with a NATO head of state, without naming him.
A decisive step towards assistance for Kiev. The US Senate has moved to approve massive new aid to Ukraine. The text specifically provides 60 billion for Ukraine – which has been fighting Russian aggression since February 2022 – and 14 billion for Israel against Hamas. By collecting 67 votes for this procedural vote, the Senate indicates that it has the necessary votes for subsequent approval of this envelope. But providing Kiev with this eagerly awaited aid could face outright rejection from Trumpist Republicans in the other chamber of Congress.
Mass drone attack in Ukraine. Kyiv announced on Sunday that it had destroyed most of the 45 drones launched by Russia overnight, causing little physical damage. “During the night, the occupier launched 45 drone attacks… and at the end of the fighting, 40 Shahed drones were destroyed,” the Ukrainian Air Force said on Telegram. A 56-year-old woman died in Vodyan village of Kharkiv region. A 39-year-old man was slightly injured by falling debris in the Dnipro region, Governor Serhii Lysak said.
Starlink used by Moscow on the front. Russian forces have begun using billionaire Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite Internet access service at the front, although the network was previously only used by Kiev’s troops. “Yes, cases of the use of these devices by Russian occupiers have been reported. It is starting to take a systemic character,” Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for the Main Directorate of Ukrainian Military Intelligence, told the RBC-Ukraine newspaper.