Espreso. Global
Review

Victorious news of 762nd day of war: Ukrainian Navy confirms destruction of two more Russian ships, Ukraine receives new IMF tranche

26 March, 2024 Tuesday
22:05

Ukrainian Navy confirms hitting ships Konstantin Olshansky and Ivan Khurs, IMF disburses third tranche to Ukraine, France to speed up weapons production

Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the landing ship Konstantin Olshansky and the reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs 

The Ukrainian army attacked the Konstantin Olshansky landing ship, which the Russian occupying forces stole from Ukraine in 2014 during the annexation of Crimea.

This was stated by Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.

He recalled that the Konstantin Olshansky is a Ukrainian large amphibious assault ship that Russians seized from Ukraine in 2014 during the occupation of Crimea. According to the Navy spokesman, in the 10th year of the war, the occupation army realized that they were running out of large amphibious ships, so they decided to restore the Konstantin Olshansky within a year.

Latvian airline announces readiness to resume flights to Ukraine 

Latvian airline AirBaltic has announced its readiness to resume flights to Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa as soon as it becomes safe. This was discussed at a meeting of the airline's CEO and president Martin Gauss with the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Boryspil Airport CEO Oleksiy Dubrevsky.

"During the visit, airBaltic expressed its readiness to resume flights to Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa, aiming to reintegrate these cities into its network post-war, once deemed safe," the statement said.

Photo: airbaltic.com

Ukraine becomes a member state of the platform for the protection of intellectual property

Ukraine has joined the countries that will fill the WIPO Alert platform to counteract websites that infringe intellectual property rights. This was reported by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.

The platform allows member countries to exchange data on possible copyright infringements on an international scale. Now all copyright and related rights holders have the opportunity to apply to the IP office to include a website in the national list of those that raise doubts about the observance of intellectual property rights.

Ukraine became the fifteenth country to join the WIPO Alert platform.

French Defense Minister to demand that companies produce weapons for Ukraine as a matter of priority

On March 26, French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu said he was ready to use his powers to requisition industrial facilities or set priorities for arms manufacturers to speed up production to help Ukraine.

According to him, in connection with the production of anti-aircraft missiles and artillery shells, stocks and production lines were particularly overloaded.

He also said that he could requisition stocks or order companies to prioritize certain orders, citing MBDA's Aster missiles as a potential case for such a move.

Ukraine receives third tranche from the IMF

On March 26, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced that Ukraine has received the third tranche of financial support under the EFF Extended Fund Facility program in the amount of $880 million.

According to Shmyhal, these funds will help cover priority budget expenditures and maintain macro-financial stability.

"Ukraine continues to meet its commitments to our partners. We are already gearing up for the next program review. We appreciate the IMF's support and collaboration," he said.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Sunday
21 April
20:16
Ukrainian Defense Forces foil 2 Kh-59 guided missiles, repel 50 Russian attacks in six sectors
19:40
OPINION
Revolutionary step. Denmark to finance Ukrainian weapons production
19:21
Germany seeks additional air defense for Ukraine
19:01
Exclusive
U.S. aid to Ukraine: General predicts immediate impact on course of war
18:22
Updated
Ukrainian Navy damages Russian rescue ship Kommuna in Sevastopol
17:40
Russia attacks Odesa region's port area with ballistic missiles
17:06
German regions no longer want to accept Ukrainian refugees
16:18
Russia attacks Ukrayinsk, Donetsk region with Smerch missiles, killing one and injuring four
15:46
No Russian presence in Chasiv Yar – Ukrainian Armed Forces
15:07
Exclusive
Mayor of Russian-held Nova Kakhovka reveals harsh reality of life under occupation
14:39
How much of the $61 billion U.S. aid package will directly arm Ukraine?
14:06
Russian troops use Avdiivka tactics near Chasiv Yar – British Intelligence
13:33
Exclusive
Does Ukraine need F-16s at this stage of war? Aviation expert Dolintse explains
12:58
Ukraine's environment suffers UAH 2.4 trillion in damage due to Russian aggression
12:20
Bakhmut sector: Weather favors active Russian assaults with armored vehicles
11:45
Russia will escalate attacks ahead of U.S. aid to Ukraine, warns ISW
11:15
New Ukraine aid package will contribute to U.S. security – Pentagon chief
2024, Saturday
20 April
20:35
Ukrainian army repels 25 Russian attacks in Bakhmut sector over last day
20:11
Ukraine receives L-39 attack aircraft from Lithuania
19:44
Latvian citizen detained on charges of planning sabotage in Ukraine - media
19:19
Exclusive
Russian opposition is waiting for Ukraine's victory to start acting - MP Mezentseva
18:55
Ukraine is interested in Brazil's active participation in first Global Peace Summit - Zelenskyy
18:30
OPINION
Destroying Russian refineries is best sanctions policy
18:02
West has 'double standards' on air defense for Ukraine, says Zelenskyy
17:37
It will come with threats, tanks: Podolyak on inviting Russia to Normandy landings anniversary
17:12
Ukrainian forces kill Russian war correspondent Yeromin
16:48
Exclusive
Offensive planned by Russia for May-June has begun - Ukrainian major
16:25
OPINION
United States should be faced with choice
16:02
Countries close to Russia doubt expediency of war in Ukraine - Scholz
15:39
Exclusive
How relatives search for missing soldiers in Ukraine
15:14
Exclusive
Political analyst Musienko assesses Lavrov's statements on negotiations
14:56
Updated
Russia attacks Kharkiv region with bomb, killing and injuring civilians
14:48
Russia forcibly deports Ukrainians from Dnipro coast in occupied Kherson region
14:25
UK intelligence analyzes downing of Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bomber
14:02
Review
Russia's attempts to advance in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia regions. Weekly military results by Serhiy Zgurets
13:19
Exclusive
Military comments on statements about Ukrainian army's counteroffensive in 2025
12:55
Russia's war in Ukraine kills at least 545 children, injures 1,298 more
12:34
Updated
Ukrainian special services attack facilities in 8 Russian regions, damaging energy sector
12:27
Updated
Russia loses 8 tanks, 20 artillery systems, 750 soldiers per day - General Staff
12:00
French mercenaries killed in Sloviansk: new Russian fake
More news