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  • A fresh drone strike has targeted the Russian military in Crimea, the latest in a series of attacks this month against Russian personnel and equipment in the annexed peninsula, the BBC reported. On Saturday, a Ukrainian drone targeting Russia’s Black Sea navy was shot down in the city of Sevastopol, according to the Russian-appointed regional head.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to allow a team of independent inspectors to travel through Ukraine to the Moscow-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor, Al Jazeera noted. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Moscow’s soldiers seizing the Zaporizhzhia plant in south Ukraine not to disconnect it from the grid, potentially cutting supplies to millions of Ukrainians. A resurgence of violence near the Zaporizhzhia facility, with both sides blaming each other for attacks, has heightened the prospect of a tragedy greater than Chernobyl.
  • A car bomb killed the daughter of Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin, an explosion that police officials are investigating as a murder, Fox News wrote. Daria Dugina is the daughter of Dugin, who is considered as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally and the strategist behind Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine. Russian security analysts suggested that the bomb was aimed at her father, adding that “the most probable suspects are Ukrainian military intelligence and the Ukrainian Security Service,” according to the Associated Press.

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