Russia denounces Ukrainian attacks against its territory
In recent months, the Russia has accused kyiv of numerous attacks on military sites and important infrastructure.
Russia on Monday accused Ukraine of attacking its territory, including launching a drone against an air base in Russian territory, hundreds of kilometers from the front, the second operation of its kind this month.
The Russian security services (FSB) also claimed to have eliminated Ukrainian saboteurs who tried to enter the Russian region of Bryansk from Ukraine.
Authorities Ukrainian women made no comment, as usual, on these two incidents.
According to Russian news agencies, a Ukrainian drone was shot down as it approached the base of Engels in the Saratov region at night, some 600 km away. #x27;Ukraine.
As a result of the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian technicians who were on the airfield were fatally injured, according to the TASS agency quoting the Ministry of Defence.
This report of three soldiers killed was confirmed by the regional governor, Roman Boussarguine, on his Telegram account.
On December 6, this same Engels base, which houses Russian strategic bombers, was targeted by Ukrainian drones, according to Moscow, testifying to the ability of some Ukrainian aircraft to deceive Russian anti-aircraft defenses.
The FSB also said on Monday that a group of Ukrainian saboteurs had tried to enter Russian territory on Sunday, in the Briansk region, bordering Ukraine, in possession of x27;weapons and explosives.
Following armed clashes on December 25, four saboteurs were eliminated, said the FSB, which is also in charge of border protection.
A video, released by the Ria-Novosti news agency and attributed to the FSB, shows bloodied corpses surrounded by weapons and dressed in winter camouflage outfits.
In recent months, Russia has accused kyiv of numerous attacks on military sites and important infrastructure.
The Kerch Bridge, Russia's only land link with annexed Crimea, was the scene of a major explosion.
The truck bomb attack which had partially destroyed the Crimean Bridge, linking this Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014 to Russian territory, had constituted a snub for the Kremlin in early October, which also chained setbacks on the battlefield .
kyiv has never confirmed its involvement in the explosion on this viaduct, but it led Vladimir Putin to multiply the strikes against the viaduct. Ukrainian energy infrastructure.
Ukrainian cybersecurity services have neutralized more than 4,500 Russian cyberattacks against their country since the beginning of the year, an official charged on Monday.
In an interview with the My-Ukraine television channel, Ilya Vitiuk, head of the cybersecurity department at the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), the aggressor country launches an average of more than ten cyberattacks per day. Fortunately, Ukrainian society is not even aware of most of them.
We entered 2022 with eight years of Hybrid War experience behind us, he added. At the time of the invasion, we were already prepared for the worst scenarios.
According to him, nearly 800 cyberattacks were recorded in 2020, more than 1400 in 2021 and in 2022, this number has tripled.
Today, millions of civilians have to live, in the middle of winter, with only a few hours of electricity per day. A large part of the population is also faced with cuts in district heating and running water.
It is in this context that Ukraine on Monday called for the exclusion of Russia from the UN.
Ukraine calls on UN Member States […] to strip the Russian Federation of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to exclude it from the UN as a whole, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again sought to justify his military offensive against Ukraine which has lasted for more than 10 months at the cost of heavy losses.
According to him , the West was using Ukraine as a beachhead to threaten Russia.
It's all based on the politics of our geopolitical adversaries , which aims to divide Russia, historic Russia, denounced Vladimir Putin, claiming to want to unite the Russian people who, according to him, include the Ukrainians.
According to him, the Russian military is moving in the right direction, despite a catastrophic autumn for Moscow, which saw renewed Ukrainian counter-offensives in the north, east and south of the territories occupied by Russian forces. .
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently accused kyiv and its Western allies of “refusing” peace talks.
The Ukrainians have surprised Russia by resisting ten months the Russian army. Ukrainian forces have also been able to string together military successes since September thanks to increasing military and financial aid from the West.
For Moscow, this is proof that& #x27;Europeans and Americans are engaged in a proxy war against Russia.
Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, leaving his country for the first time since the start of the conflict, traveled to Washington, where his American counterpart Joe Biden promised him a Patriot air defense system and a new envelope of 45 billion dollars.
Without a truce for the end of the year holidays, bombardments and fighting continued in Ukraine.
In recent days, the city of Kherson, reconquered on November 11 by the Ukrainian army, has been particularly targeted, with in particular the bombardment of the city center on Saturday which killed 10 people.
< p class="e-p">According to the Ukrainian presidency, localities in the surrounding area were hit on Sunday, but without causing any deaths.
Returning to the bloody toll in Kherson, Mr. Zelensky stressed that Ukrainians should be aware that Russia was trying to impose a sober end of the year on them. mber and difficult.