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Viktor Orbán's visit to Kyiv and new US aid package to Ukraine - Tuesday brief

Viktor Orbán's visit to Kyiv and new US aid package to Ukraine - Tuesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Kyiv for the first time since the start of the full-scale war. Meanwhile, the United States announced a military aid package for Ukraine worth more than $2.3 billion.

Read more about what happened on Tuesday, July 2.

Orbán visits Kyiv

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán arrived in Kyiv. He met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Read all the details of the Hungarian prime minister's visit in RBC-Ukraine's coverage.

Pentagon Chief announces military aid package for Ukraine worth more than $2.3 billion

The United States will soon announce the transfer of $2.3 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine as part of the next military aid package, according to Pentagon Chairman Lloyd Austin.

The package will include anti-tank weapons, as well as missiles for the Patriot and other air defense systems.

EU imposes tariffs on Ukrainian sugar and eggs over import surge

The European Union has imposed duties on sugar and eggs from Ukraine, activating an "automatic safeguard measure" as the volume of imports has already exceeded the agreed amount.

Duties of 89 euros per ton will be in effect until the end of 2024. For the first half of 2025, quotas are set for sugar and eggs. Volumes that exceed these quotas will also be subject to duties.

Massive fire reported in Russia's Kursk city center, possibly at military base

A fire broke out in the city center of Kursk, Russia. A military base may be the likely site of the emergency.

Official sources do not specify information on where the fire happened. As monitoring groups and local Telegram channels report, the fire engulfed a large Russian military base stationed in Kursk.

Blinken announces news on air defense for Ukraine before NATO summit

In the near future, there may be news of additional air defense systems for Ukraine. They are expected before the NATO summit on July 9-11, according to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Zelenskyy instructs Umerov to find out exact dates for additional Patriot deliveries to Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has instructed Defense Minister Rustem Umerov to find out from Ukraine's partners the exact dates when Ukraine will receive additional Patriot systems.