Russia successfully launched a proton rocket carrying a US-owned communications satellite late Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. The Sirius satellite, to be used for high-quality radio broadcasts and car satellite communication, was launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Thursday at 1959 GMT, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported. This is the third US satellite to be launched by Russian rockets, the strategic missile force's officials were quoted as saying.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.