They attacked - the answer came immediately; Forces on the highest alert
Fighting is still going on for Bakhmut.
The United Nations has said that it continues to work on extending the agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain.
French President Emmanuel Macron promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the delivery of dozens of armored vehicles and light tanks, while British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised hundreds of long-range drones, equipment and missiles.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhnyi says that the Ukrainian forces shot down all 18 missiles of different types that Russia launched in a concentrated attack on Ukraine overnight.
Russia launched six "Kinzhal" ballistic missiles from an aircraft, nine "Kaliber" cruise missiles from ships in the Black Sea and three land-based "Iskander" missiles, Zaluzhnyi said on Telegram.
The Air Force of Ukraine announced that six Iranian-made Shahed drones and three reconnaissance drones were also shot down.
Attack of "extreme intensity"
Київ. Поки вартові неба захищають нас від ворожих ракет, рятувальники завжди поруч.
Дякуюємо, герої без зброї, за самовіддану працю!
Фото: Pavlo Petrov pic.twitter.com/QPqosWgBrK
— DSNS.GOV.UA (@SESU_UA) May 16, 2023
Lukashenko: Belarusian forces on the highest alert
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visited today the central command post of the Air Force and Air Defense Command, the Belarusian state news agency BelTA reports.
He received a report on the organization and execution of tasks.
"There is no need for long reports. Let's look at what is happening around our country, first of all in the air. We very often discuss the security issues of our country, especially in...