Russia attacks the city of Voznesensk in Mykolaiv Oblast, 1 killed, 8 injuried , including the Mayor

On July 10, Russian forces struck Voznesensk in Mykolaiv Oblast, killing one man and injuring eight others, including Mayor Yevhenii Velychko, according to Governor Vitalii Kim. All injuries were of moderate severity. The attack caused a fire at a civilian facility, which was extinguished by 6 p.m. local time, reported the State Emergency Service.

Voznesensk, with a pre-war population of around 33,000, is located approximately 90 kilometers northwest of Mykolaiv and 155 kilometers from the front line. Mykolaiv Oblast frequently faces Russian strikes due to its proximity to the front lines.

F-16s from Netherlands, Denmark on their way to Ukraine

On July 10, during the NATO summit in Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the first F-16 fighter jets are on their way from the Netherlands and Denmark to Ukraine. Blinken stated, "Those jets will be flying in the skies of Ukraine this summer to ensure that Ukraine can continue to effectively defend itself against Russian aggression."

The delivery of the F-16s comes a year after Denmark and the Netherlands, along with nine other countries, formed the "fighter jet coalition" at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July 2023. A joint statement by U.S. President Joe Biden, Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen confirmed the transfer, emphasizing that the jets would be operational in Ukraine this summer. They cited operational security concerns as the reason for not providing additional details.

The statement highlighted the commitment to enhancing Ukraine's air capabilities, including providing squadrons of modern fourth-generation F-16 multi-role aircraft, supporting their maintenance and armament, and offering further training for pilots to boost operational effectiveness.

The Netherlands pledged to deliver 24 F-16 jets, while Denmark confirmed sending 19 aircraft. Former Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren indicated last month that the Netherlands would deliver its first jets shortly after Denmark. Additionally, Norway announced on July 10 that it will donate six F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, with deliveries starting this year. Kyiv also expects to receive aircraft from Belgium and Norway.

This collective effort underscores the international support for Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression and aims to significantly bolster its air defense capabilities.

The boy injured in Russian attack on the children`s hospital dies

A young boy who was critically injured in the Russian missile attack on Okhmatdyt National Children's Hospital in Kyiv on July 8 has died, according to Ukraine’s Minister of Health Viktor Liashko. Liashko announced on Facebook, "Unfortunately, we have the first child death among the patients at Okhmatdyt National Children's Hospital during the terrorist incident on 8 July. A young boy who was in a critical condition in Okhmatdyt's intensive care unit at the time of the missile attack has died. After the attack, he was brought to one of Kyiv's hospitals."