Ukraine is preparing for a new ‘sustained attack’ by Russia using Shahed drones. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounds the alarm in his usual message on Telegram.
“It has only been two days since the beginning of the year, and the number of Iranian drones shot down over Ukraine already exceeds 80. This number could increase in the near future,” says Zelenskyy.
“We have information that Russia is planning a sustained attack using Shahed drones. Russia could bet on the fatigue of our people, the depletion of our air defense resources, the shortcomings of the energy sector. But we must ensure that this terrorist target fails like all others,” he warns.
SUMMIT WITH THE EU – The next EU-Ukraine summit will take place on February 3 in Kyiv, the Ukrainian Council Presidency announced at the end of today’s phone call between Zelenskyy and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “The parties discussed the expected results of the upcoming Ukraine-EU summit, which will be held in Kyiv on February 3, and agreed to intensify preparatory work,” the statement said.
According to the association agreement, the summit takes place once a year. The last took place in October 2021 in pre-war Kyiv. It was supposed to take place in Brussels in December this year, but has been postponed.
“I am happy to start the year with Ursula von der Leyen. I thanked her for the support of the EU. We are waiting for the first tranche of macro-financial assistance in January, the first delivery of LED lamps, school buses, generators and modular houses. We coordinated the steps for a Ukraine-EU summit. We feel supported and we will win together,” said Zelenskyy.