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"Odesa is a beautiful historic city. It should be in the headlines for its vibrant culture (and) spirit," Borrell wrote on Twitter. "Instead, it marks the news as a frequent target of Putin's war."
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According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, he and Slovak Defense Minister Martin Sklenar discussed cooperation with Slovakia regarding the Ukrainian military's needs, the situation at the front line, and de-mining.
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Among other capabilities, the alliance will eventually pave the way for Ukraine to localize production of licensed foreign weapons on Ukrainian soil, said Andriy Yermak, head of the president's office. During his recent visit to Washington, Zelensky and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to have their teams hammer out a roadmap for this kind of localization.
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The ministry reported that, as Russia was attacking Ukraine's ports on the Danube river, air alert sirens were activated in the nearby Romanian cities of Tulcea and Galati as radar systems detected an unsanctioned object heading towards the latter in Romania's airspace.

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Moscow temporarily shuts down all airports

by Uliana Horoshko August 26, 2023 4:27 AM 2 min read
Moscow's Domodedovo airport in September, 2022. (Photo by Vlad Karkov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: Moscow airports have reopened early on Aug. 26.

Russian media reported that all flights in and out of Moscow airports were suspended on the night of Aug. 26.

Local authorities also claimed that a drone was destroyed over the city that night.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, authorities grounded incoming and outgoing flights at all Moscow airports, the standard protocol when unknown or dangerous objects are detected in the sky.

Around the same time, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin claimed that air defense shot down a drone over Moscow.

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Sobyanin said the drone was destroyed on its approach to the city in the Istra disctrict. He said there were no preliminary casualties and that emergency services were at the scene.

According to Russian media, at least 24 flights have been delayed and eight canceled at Moscow's Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Sheremetyevo airports.

Airports in Moscow have been shut down multiple times recently due to drone activity. On Aug. 22, all airports in the Moscow region were closed following reports of drone attacks.

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