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Ukrainian intelligence's attack on Kerch, new aid package from Germany - Thursday brief

Ukrainian intelligence's attack on Kerch, new aid package from Germany - Thursday brief Collage by RBC-Ukraine

The Ukrainian military successfully attacked Crimea, and Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine.

Read more about what happened on Thursday, May 30.

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Germany announces new €500 million military aid package for Ukraine

Germany will provide Ukraine with a new package of military assistance, including weapons totaling €500 million, according to the DPA and Tagesschau.

According to the DPA, Pistorius announced the new package during his visit to Odesa. More detailed information about the aid package from Germany to Ukraine is not available at the moment.

According to Tagesschau, Ukraine will receive within the framework of the package:

  • Medium-range missiles for IRIS-T.
  • Short-range missiles for IRIS-T.
  • Reconnaissance and strike drones for operations in the Black Sea region.
  • Equipment for repairing German artillery and Leopard tanks previously transferred to Ukraine.

Ukraine's Forces hit Kerch ferry crossing with ATACMS missiles: Footage and details of aftermath

On the night of Thursday, May 30, the Ukrainian military fired ATACMS missiles at the Kerch ferry crossing, which was actively used by the enemy to supply its troops in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

The same night, Ukrainian intelligence hit four Russian Tuna boats in Crimea. According to the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, two boats were destroyed.

Macron wants to create coalition of military instructors from EU in Ukraine - Le Monde

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to establish a European coalition of military instructors in Ukraine.

Le Monde noted that nothing has been finally decided yet, but it could be a matter of weeks, if not days, before French and European instructors are sent to Ukraine.

However, the French government aims to create a coalition of willing countries to train Ukrainian military personnel. According to Le Monde sources, consultations on this matter are expected to accelerate in the coming days so that an announcement can be made during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to France on June 6th and 7th for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Residence of Putin burns down in Altai: Media show photos

There was a fire at the unofficial residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, located in Altai.

As the agency notes, the fire almost completely destroyed one of the buildings.

USA plans to redirect some migrants from Latin America to Italy and Greece - CBS News

The USA plans to redirect some migrants from Latin American countries to Greece and Italy.

Sources have informed us that Greece and Italy will be receiving migrants who have undergone screening procedures at immigration offices. The administration of US President Joe Biden opened these offices in four Latin American countries last year.

People can apply for legal entry to the USA or other countries in these centers in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. According to the latest agreements, Greece and Italy will join Canada and Spain.

Ukraine will receive almost million shells by end of year as part of Czech initiative - Blinken

The Czech initiative will enable Ukraine to receive nearly one million artillery shells by the end of the year, states US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

He reminded that Czechia has allocated $600 million for direct military aid to Ukraine and also plans to provide equipment worth $6 billion. By the end of the year, Czechia aims to train 9,000 Ukrainian defenders.

Additionally, as Blinken noted, Czechia is helping Ukraine repair outdated Soviet equipment, including tanks and howitzers.