After the arrest yesterday in Malpensa of the 40-year-old Russian businessman Artem Os, the son of the governor of Krasnoyarsk, today the hearing to certify the extradition awaits. Zelensky punishes Lavrov’s wife and daughter, while Moscow warns NATO (“we are close to direct confrontation”) and Biden attacks Republicans on the premise of “bets” in money to Ukraine.
Plane alarm in the morning in Kyiv
The British ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, reported on a relatively quiet night in the capital Kyiv with an air alert sounded just before 9am this morning, which can be read on the diplomat’s Twitter account. Simmons wrote: “Just an air alert today before nine in the morning. The people of Kyiv, not intimidated at all, go on with their day.”
Russian bombs on Donetsk, two dead
At least two people have been killed as a result of attacks by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region in the past 24 hours, regional governor Pavlo Kirilenko reports, the Kyiv Independent newspaper reported. He added that one person was also wounded in the same attack in Bakhmut.
Moscow and Kiev missiles on Kherson ferries, 4 dead
The pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine said that four people were killed in a missile attack by Ukrainian forces last night on the civilian ferry service on the Dnipro River in Kherson. Interfax reports. I am aware of four victims. It is a woman and three men. “One of them was found this morning,” said Kirill, deputy head of the pro-Russian regional administration. For his part, the region’s health minister, Vadim Elmiev, said 13 people were injured in the attack.