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  • Russian missiles hit a residential complex near the center of kyiv on Sunday, killing one person and injuring several, according to Ukrainian authorities.

    The strikes targeted a missile production plant, according to Moscow, which dismissed claims that they hit a residential area as “false”.

  • These Russian strikes took place a few hours before the opening of a G7 summit in Germany where Ukraine was widely discussed on Sunday.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will speak this Monday, by videoconference, to the leaders of the G7 (Germany, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom).

  • In the Donbass, Russian forces achieved major military successes on Saturday, seizing after a fierce battle the strategic city of Severodonetsk and entering the neighboring city of Lyssytchansk.

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6:48 am: The conflict in Ukraine, fertile ground for drugs

Illicit drug manufacturing could take advantage of the war in Ukraine to thrive, the UN warned on Monday, in light of the experience of conflicts in other areas.

"Reports from the Middle East and South East Asia tend to indicate that conflict situations can act as a magnet for the manufacture of synthetic drugs, which can in fact be produced anywhere," the report said. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in its annual report.

"This effect can be even greater when the conflict zone is near large consumer markets."

Before the Russian invasion, Ukraine had a growing number of amphetamine laboratories, says expert Angela Me. Nearly 80 had been dismantled in 2020, compared to 17 in 2019. This production capacity “could be extend if the conflict persists" because "the police are no longer there to stop the activity of the laboratories".

6:34 am: Volodymyr Zelensky in front of the G7 in the middle of the morning

The Ukrainian president is expected to demand more weapons for his country at war and a new strengthening of Western sanctions against Moscow on Monday from the leaders of the G7, during their annual summit in Germany.

Volodymyr Zelensky is due to speak by videoconference in the middle of the morning during this meeting of the seven industrial powers which started on Sunday in Bavaria.

6:25 am: Canada sends two warships to the Baltic Sea

Canada on Sunday deployed two warships to the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, which joined two frigates already present in the region, to reinforce NATO's eastern flank in response to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

HMCS Kingston and Summerside will be deployed for four months as part of "deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe", launched after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Canadian Navy announced.

In October, the ships will participate in underwater mine sweeping exercises and maintain a "high level of readiness" that will allow them to "respond quickly and effectively in support of any NATO operation".

Hello everyone !

Welcome to this new live dedicated to the war in Ukraine.

Like every day, the editorial staff of

20 Minutes

is mobilized to give you the latest information on the conflict.

Like Sunday, Monday will be marked by the G7 summit.

Gathered until Tuesday in Germany, the leaders present in Bavaria will have the opportunity to hear the Ukrainian president who will speak by videoconference in the middle of the morning.

Volodymyr Zelensky will also speak at the NATO summit in Madrid from tomorrow.

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