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What you need to know this Sunday, February 11 at dawn

  • Civilian killed by Russian attack in Kherson Oblast

The 68-year-old victim was killed in the southern village of Tokarivka, while his 43-year-old son was taken to hospital after being seriously injured, the regional governor reported on Saturday. Alexander Prokudin.

  • Volodymyr Zelensky completes the Ukrainian General Staff

The Ukrainian president announced on Saturday the appointment of five officers to complete the revamped combined arms staff of the Ukrainian army, following the appointment of General Oleksandr Syrsky as its head on Thursday. Colonel Vadym Soukharevsky will be deputy chief of staff for unmanned aerial vehicles, and has been tasked with developing the use of drones. Colonel Andriy Lebedenko will be deputy chief of staff for combat systems and technological innovation. Also promoted: brigadier generals Volodymyr Horbatiouk (operations and administration), Oleksiy Chevchenko (logistics) and Mykhaïlo Drapaty (training).

  • Volodymyr Zelensky said he discussed “Ukraine’s arms needs” with Emmanuel Macron

The Ukrainian president reported on X on Saturday that he spoke on the phone with Emmanuel Macron “the situation on the battlefield” and the “Ukraine’s defense needs”. These needs “understand drones, artillery and munitions, electronic warfare and air defense systems”said Volodymyr Zelensky, also thanking France for its “unwavering support”.

  • Death toll from strike on Kharkiv gas station rises to seven

Seven people, including three children, were killed Saturday in Russian drone attacks overnight on a gas station in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine. “Unfortunately, the death toll from the occupier’s attacks on Kharkiv rose to seven” dead, said the governor of the oblast, Oleh Synehoubov, on the social network Telegram. “Among them are three children: a 7-year-old, a 4-year-old and a baby of around 6 months”he added.

  • Russian drone strikes in Kherson Oblast and Odessa

Two people were killed, and two others were injured, during a strike on the village of Veletenske, in the Kherson region (South), the regional administration announced. Russian drone strikes also targeted Odessa, a large Black Sea port, leaving four people injured by fragments of downed vehicles, according to the governor, Oleh Kiper.

  • NATO chief calls on Europeans to increase arms production

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the newspaper World at Sonntag that the European members of the alliance must “replenish and develop more quickly (their) industrial base, in order to increase deliveries to Ukraine and replenish (their) own stocks. » He added : “This means moving from slow peacetime production to rapid conflict production. »