MOSCOW, July 9 Russian air defense system shot down rocket launched by the armed forces of Ukraine in the Kerch region, there were no casualties, said the head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov.
It was also possible to prevent the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donetsk, Rostov region, the mayor of the city, Roman Kuraev, said on Sunday. According to the authorities of the regions, as a result of the attacks, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to avoid casualties among the population and serious damage to infrastructure.
Air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian missiles in the Bryansk region, no one was injured, Governor of the region Alexander Bogomaz said.
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, commenting in his Telegram channel on reports of an attempt to attack the Smolensk (Desnogorsk) NPP with NATO missiles, said that if the information is confirmed, Russia will need to consider the scenario of a simultaneous strike on three nuclear power plants in Ukraine and nuclear facilities in Eastern Europe.
In the worldRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan, stressed the destructiveness of Ankara's course in supplying weapons to Kyiv, the diplomatic department noted. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the parties also discussed the situation around the return of the leaders of “Azov” * from Istanbul to Kyiv.
In turn, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed with US President Joe Biden the situation around the membership of Ukraine and Sweden in NATO, the administration of the Turkish leader reported.
Biden himself noted earlier that he still does not see unity among NATO countries regarding the issue of Ukraine's possible entry into the alliance right now.
* Terrorist organization banned in Russia.