DIRECT. War in Ukraine: collapse of the Kharkiv tower, military aid plan for kyiv… follow the situation

DIRECT. War in Ukraine: collapse of the Kharkiv tower, military aid plan for kyiv… follow the situation

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Every day, Midi Libre takes stock of the situation in Ukraine. This Tuesday, April 23, 2024, discover the latest news around this conflict.

What to remember this Tuesday:

Kharkiv TV tower destroyed after Russian strike During his trip to Poland, Rishi Sunak will announce new military aid to Ukraine This Tuesday, the American Senate takes up a major aid plan for Ukraine 06h26.

The US Senate takes up aid to Ukraine

This time, it should be a formality: the US Senate takes up from Tuesday of a huge aid plan for Ukraine, adopted on Saturday after months of painful negotiations in the House of Representatives.

The leader of the Democratic senators, who control the upper house of the American Congress, Chuck Schumer, had promised on Saturday to “finish the job” without delay. The boss of the Republican senators, Mitch McConnell, had estimated that it was “the turn of the Senate to make history” by adopting the enormous program of military assistance that Joe Biden has been demanding for months.

The text, which provides for a gigantic package of $95 billion in aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, could be adopted before the end of the week, and sent to the Democratic president for promulgation. Of the total amount presented to the US Congress, the lion's share, $61 billion, is intended for Ukraine, which faces a complicated situation on the battlefield against Russia.


New military aid for kyiv

Rishi Sunak to announce from Poland ” a massive increase ” in British support for Ukraine, including additional military aid worth £500 million (£579.5 million euros) and ” our largest delivery of vital equipment “.

This new contribution from the United Kingdom, already one of the main countries in providing assistance to kyiv, brings the United Kingdom's military support to three billion pounds sterling for the year 2024/2025, according to Downing Street.


Kharkiv TV Tower hit by Russian strike

The television tower in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second city, was destroyed after a Russian strike which caused no casualties, regional authorities said, announcing the interruption of the signal.

This 240 meter high structure collapsed halfway up, noted an AFP journalist nearby. “The occupiers attacked a television infrastructure in Kharkiv,” said Oleg Synegoubov, the regional governor.

“It is clear that Russia's intention is to make it an uninhabitable city” , he declared during a telephone interview with US President Joe Biden, according to a transcript published on Telegram. The tower had already been the subject of numerous attacks in March 2022.

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