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Ukrainian drones hit drone plant in Russia, Zelenskyy signed law lowering conscription age - Tuesday brief

Ukrainian drones hit drone plant in Russia, Zelenskyy signed law lowering conscription age - Tuesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Ukrainian drones hit Shahed assembly plant and refinery in Tatarstan. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law lowering the age limit for conscription from 27 to 25.

RBC-Ukraine collected the main news for April 2.

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Ukrainian intelligence attacks Shahed plant in Russian Tatarstan 1000 km from Ukraine

As a source within the special services told RBC-Ukraine, these were joint actions of the Ukrainian Security Service and Defense Forces.

According to the sources, the explosion in Tatarstan was a joint operation of the SSU and the Defense Intelligence. A long-range drone attacked a primary oil processing facility at a refinery in Nizhnekamsk, causing a fire.

The capacity of such an installation is 8 million tons of oil. This is 2.6% of the total annual processing in Russia per year.

Zelenskyy signed law on mobilization from age of 25

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law reducing the minimum age for citizens to be registered for military service from 27 to 25 years.

Verkhovna Rada passed law No. 9281 on May 30, 2023, and on June 5 of the same year, the document was sent for the president's signature. However, since then, it remained unsigned by the president.

Germany to provide Ukraine with 180,000 rounds of ammunition under Czech initiative

Germany will provide Ukraine with 180,000 artillery shells as part of a contribution to the ammunition procurement plan for Kyiv under the guidance of Czechia, totaling 576 million euros.

Two years after the Russian full-scale invasion, Ukraine's most acute need is for artillery ammunition, which is running low as both sides employ heavy artillery to maintain fortified positions largely static along the 1,000-kilometer front line.

Lukashenko says Belarus is preparing for war

Belarus continues to hold military drills and supplies its troops with various types of weapons and equipment, says Alexander Lukashenko.

“Do not believe anyone saying that we want to go to war. We are preparing for war, I am speaking frankly about it. The well-known phrase ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’ is quite true,” he said.

Putin appoints new Black Sea Fleet commander after heavy ship losses

Dictator Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergei Pinchuk as the new commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, replacing Viktor Sokolov.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu conducted a selector meeting with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces and brought Putin's decree, concerning personnel changes in the Russian Navy.