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Zelenskyy arrived in Washington for NATO summit, Ukraine hit military airfield in Russia - Tuesday brief

Zelenskyy arrived in Washington for NATO summit, Ukraine hit military airfield in Russia - Tuesday brief Collage by RBC-Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived at the NATO summit, which is taking place in Washington, DC, from July 9 to 11. Meanwhile, Ukrainian military attacked a Russian military airfield, oil refinery, and power substations.

Read more about what happened on Tuesday, July 9.

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Ukraine attacks military base, oil refinery, and power substation in Russia - source

Explosive night was in several regions of Russia. Ukrainian drones targeted a Russian military airfield, oil refinery, and power substation, according to an RBC-Ukraine source.

It was a joint operation of the Security Service and Defense Intelligence.

As a result of the attack, explosions were heard at the Akhtubinsk military base in the Astrakhan region, at the 500 power substation in the Rostov region, and at the oil depot in Kalach-na-Donu in the Volgograd region.

Zelenskyy in Washington

The Ukrainian delegation at the NATO summit will discuss strengthening air defense to protect against Russian attacks. This is a priority, according to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

According to him, US President Joe Biden and other NATO leaders can be more powerful than before.

"Although I am grateful to the president, the administration, the United States Congress for the package that was voted for. We expect that it (the package - ed.) will gradually come to the battlefield and strengthen our army," Zelenskyy added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to quickly occupy Kharkiv while there was a delay in US aid. This concerns a $61 billion package that could not be approved for half a year, according to his remarks at the President's Fund and Ronald Reagan Institute.

Russia hit Okhmatdyt with Kh-101 missile: SSU has new evidence

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has obtained new evidence confirming that Russia struck Okhmatdyt with a Kh-101 missile. Notably, a fragment of the cruise missile engine was found at the scene of the tragedy, according to the SSU.

SSU investigators also discovered:

  • a fragment of the wing deployment mechanism of the Kh-101 missile;
  • a fragment of the jamming block of the Kh-101 missile;
  • the midsection of the Kh-101 cruise missile body;
  • the fairing of the tail section and a fragment of the hydraulic block of the Kh-101 cruise missile;
  • fragments of the engine casing of the Kh-101 cruise missile, displaying inventory (inner side) and serial numbers (outer side).

Indian PM makes statement on Ukraine during meeting with Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently on a two-day official visit to Russia, has made a direct call to end the war in Ukraine during an informal meeting with Kremlin head Vladimir Putin.

According to him, it is impossible to find a solution on the battlefield.

"India has always called for respecting the UN Charter, including territorial integrity and sovereignty. There is no solution on the battlefield. Dialogue and diplomacy is the way forward," Modi said.

Additionally, the Prime Minister expressed concern about Indian citizens who were "deceived into joining the Russian army by unscrupulous travel agents."

Taiwan to allocate $200,000 to Okhmatdyt hospital after Russian strike

Taiwan will provide $200,000 to purchase basic necessities for Okhmatdyt children's hospital, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry, responding to yesterday's Russian missile attack on Okhmatdyt, emphasized that it "strongly condemns Russia's atrocities of attacking hospitals and killing children."

According to the press release, about $1 million from Taiwan's donations since the beginning of the full-scale war has been used to help Okhmatdyt. The money was used to buy medical equipment and replenish medical energy.

The ministry called on the Chinese mission in Poland to express condolences to the hospital's president.

The ministry also added that it called on Russia to respect Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, to stop the aggression as soon as possible and restore peace.