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    Day 186: Russia directing heavy military equipment towards Crimean Peninsula [VIDEO]

    186 days of the war in Ukraine. Yesterday, as a result of Russian shelling in the east and south of Ukraine, two people were killed and seven injured. Meanwhile, today in the occupied Nowa Kakhovka in the Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian troops attacked the industrial plant building where the headquarters of the Russian troops was located. 


    As reported by the Interfax-Ukraine agency, several missiles fell on the building and a fire broke out on the premises.



    Yesterday, Slovakia signed a deal under which fellow NATO states the Czech Republic and Poland will police its skies as Bratislava withdraws its Soviet-made MiG-29s from service, potentially freeing up the old jets to send to Ukraine.


    Slovakia has said it is ready to send the 11 MiG fighters to Ukraine, whose military has long relied on Soviet-era equipment, and which has appealed for more supplies from NATO nations to boost its ability to battle invading Russian forces.


    Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav told reporters at an air show yesterday that Bratislava remained ready to send the planes to neighbouring Ukraine, but no deal had yet been reached.



    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration aims to take a giant leap in its renewed lunar ambitions with the debut launch set for tomorrow in Florida of its next-generation mega-rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion crew capsule it is designed to carry.


    The SLS-Orion spacecraft is due for blastoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, sending the uncrewed capsule around the Moon and back to Earth on a six-week test flight called Artemis I.


    The journey is intended to put the SLS vehicle, considered the world’s most complex and powerful rocketship, through a rigorous stress test of its systems during an actual flight before it is deemed ready to carry astronauts.


    The SLS represents the biggest new vertical launch system NASA has built since the Saturn V rockets flown during its Apollo moon program of the 1960s and 1970s.



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