📸 Pictured: Rocket launched near Svyatohirsk, eastern Ukraine 🔴 Meanwhile, Russian Su-27 fighter jets have taken part in drills to repel a mock airstrike on Russia's Kaliningrad exclave Follow the liveblog for updates ⬇️
The drills, by the Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad close to European Union borders, involved scenarios with “radiation and chemical contamination.”
Kaliningrad's Avtotor factory said that giving employees land to grow fresh food would help a "difficult economic situation."
We’ve gotten a lot of question about Russian flights to/from Kaliningrad and why they're able to continue. Short answer: there is a small sliver of international airspace between Finland and Estonia. We explain further (including maps) here:
🚫 On April 8, as a retaliatory measure following Poland’s unfriendly move to expel Russian diplomats, 45 officials from the Embassy and its consulates-general in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and St Petersburg have been declared personae non grata. 🔗
In Vilnius, a train in the direction of Kaliningrad passes an exhibition of 24 photographs of the war in Ukraine. Inscriptions on pictures "Putin is killing the civilian population of Ukraine today. Do you agree with that?"–NDTV