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🇺🇦 Ukrainian pilots will be given the opportunity to test fly the Swedish fighter jet Jas 39 Gripen , and practice using simulators, as the country looks to upgrade its defense capabilities. Swedish defense equipment is already being used by Ukrainian military units, and the orientation training will provide the country with a decision-making basis for future upgrades. However, no firm plans are in place to deploy the Swedish jets in the country's ongoing conflict with Russia.
🇷🇼 A suspect for involvement in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Fulgence Kayishema, has been arrested in South Africa. Kayishema is considered one of the four individuals responsible for the deaths of an estimated 800,000 people during the genocide. The Rwandan genocide was led by extreme nationalists from the majority Hutu ethnic group, leading to the deaths of mostly Tutsi ethnic minorities.
🇫🇮 A multi-million-dollar "fishing cottage" built for Russian President Vladimir Putin is standing abandoned and deteriorating outside the Finnish town of Savonlinna, according to reports. Valued at over 3 million euros, the vacation property was financed by a longtime friend of Putin from his student days and features an elevator, wine cellar, underground garage, pool, sauna, billiard room, and eight toilets. Putin visited the property in 2017, but reportedly said he was not interested in fishing in Finland, and the building was never finished.
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