War in Ukraine. Moscow says it shot down ‘Storm Shadow’ missile, Zelensky in London

Russia claimed on Monday to have intercepted a long-range Storm Shadow missile in the context of the conflict in Ukraine, just days after London announced the delivery of these weapons to the forces of Kiev, requested by the Ukrainian president.

In the past 24 hours, “air defense systems have intercepted seven HARM anti-radar missiles, one Storm Shadow long-range cruise missile and 10 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers (projectiles),” the ministry said in a statement. Russian Defense.

In recent days, Volodymyr Zelensky has increased his meetings as part of a mini-European tour, in search of resources before the announced counter-offensive of his army.

Sunday evening, he stopped in Paris after going to Rome on Friday, where he met Pope Francis, then to Berlin and Aachen during the weekend. After his French stage, the Ukrainian head of state traveled to London on Monday to meet British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Volodymyr Zelensky is an optimist

After an interview with the latter, Volodymyr Zelensky said he was optimistic about “very important decisions” quickly on the delivery of combat aircraft that he is demanding from Westerners in the face of the Russian invasion.

“We want to create a coalition for planes and I am very optimistic about it, we have talked about it and I think it will happen very soon, you will learn from decisions that I think are very important,” he said. , while Rishi Sunak said he was ready to play “a key role in this coalition”.

The new deliveries of British arms to Ukraine, announced by London ahead of this meeting, will cause “even more destruction”, for its part warned the Kremlin. “Great Britain aspires to place itself at the head of the countries which continue to flood Ukraine with armaments,” spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, denounced to the press. He estimated that these deliveries will have “no significant impact on the course” of the conflict.

Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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