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Ukraine insists on Russia's expulsion from the UN: “Fatal errors must be corrected”

The advisor to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, insisted on Tuesday on the need to expel Russia from all United Nations bodies, as he considers that “fatal errors must be corrected.” Podoliak has launched this statement on his official Twitter profile, where he has ensured that Russia took the lead. “illegally” took a seat on the United Nations Security Council and “usurped” the right to veto. “Whether due to corruption or legal negligence, the Russian Federation usurped the 'veto right' and systematically destroyed international legal and security systems,” said Podoliak, who has called for abiding by the law and respecting the United Nations Charter.

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Russia will push for the United Nations Charter. military training centers in up to 16 universities in the country

The Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Mushustin, has signed a decree on Tuesday by means of which it is foreseen that the The creation of military training centers in up to 16 public university centers spread throughout the Eurasian country. This measure is part of the Russian government's commitment to “train citizens”, especially students, in accordance with military training programs, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

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A Ukrainian who entered the city was found dead. I was in Romania illegally

Romanian emergency services reported today the death in a mountainous area of ​​a Ukrainian man who had illegally crossed into Romania, defying the ban on leaving the country that weighs on all men of military age. “One of the two Ukrainians with whom we have not been able to establish contact has been found dead by a local,” said Mr. The director of the rescue services of the Maramures region, bordering Ukraine, told the Romanian public news agency, Agerpres. He made reference like this. two of the six Ukrainian men who crossed the border illegally through the mountains of Maramures, which belong to the Eastern Carpathians, and were located at more than 1,800 meters of altitude, in conditions of snow and temperatures several degrees below zero.

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Meloni invites Zelensky to Rome and reaffirms Italy's support for Ukraine

The Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, invited the He brought Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky to Rome and reaffirmed his position. He expressed the support of the Italian Government in the “political, military, economic and humanitarian” field to Ukraine, during a telephone conversation held this Tuesday. According to a note released by Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian Executive, Meloni also transferred the She intends to visit kyiv at the beginning of next year, something that has already advanced. last week although without specifying the date of the trip.

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Russia will ban travel. sell oil from February to countries that apply a price cap

Russia will ban As of February 1, 2023, the sale of its oil to the countries that apply the cap to the prices of Russian crude oil, set at the beginning of December at 60 dollars a barrel by the European Union, the G7 and Australia.

“The supply of Russian oil and oil products to foreign legal entities and other individuals is prohibited” if they implement the price cap, includes a decree signed Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decree, which will be The law in force between February 1 and July 1, qualifies that the prohibition may be extended. it will not be applied in individual cases by virtue of “special decisions” of the presidency. continue to supply gas to the global market.

Russia has assured that the price cap will not affect the price cap. He returned to his military campaign in the Ukraine and showed his confident of finding new buyers.

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Lavrov says that kyiv must comply with the Russian demands or that will be dealt with by Russia. Army

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has pointed out that kyiv must meet Moscow's demands for a better deal. or, on the contrary, it will be taken care of by someone else. the Russian Army. “The proposals for demilitarization and denazification of the territories under the (Kievan) regime, and the elimination of threats to Russia's security from there (…) are well known to the enemy “said the head of Russian diplomacy, quoted by the TASS agency. Lavrov added that now “the matter is simple”: the demands are met “for good” or the Russian Army is dealing with it.

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Romania expects in 2023 more US protection against Russian threat

Romania hopes that 2023 will be the year in which NATO's military presence in the Black Sea is consolidated, after the United States Congress (USA) has urged the Government of President Joe Biden to develop a cooperation and security “strategy” for the region. The Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, has welcomed the provision approved by the US legislature, assuring that it includes the demands that he himself had transmitted to the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. “For the first time, the US administration will have a working strategy with its allies regarding the Black Sea,” the Romanian embassy in Washington said in a statement.

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Russian federation postpones vote on withdrawing from UEFA in favor of Asia

The Football Union of Russia (UFR) postponed the The vote will be held today to decide whether to resign from UEFA in favor of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) due to the exclusion of the national team and Russian clubs due to the intervention. military in Ukraine. “The postponement is related to the need to hold additional consultations on Russia's potential entry into the AFC. The vote is scheduled for before December 31,” the federative statement said. The committee The UFR executive had to make a final decision today, since, according to its president, Alexandr Diukov, it is the only way to participate in the Asian qualifying phase for the 2026 World Cup. .

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Russian government forecasts a maximum contraction of 1% in 2023

The Russian government predicted today a maximum contraction of the gross domestic product (GDP) of 1% in 2023, the year in which the national economy will continue to grow. It is in recession due to international sanctions over the Russian military campaign in Ukraine. “Our forecast now is minus one, even minus. It will be between minus one and zero,” said Dr. Andrei Belousov, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, in statements to public television. Belousov, who underlined the that the Executive does not see “any fatal problem” on the horizon, stressed the executive. He said that in 2023, “if nothing happens, it will be much better than 2022.”

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Lukashenko says that during his last meeting with Putin “a lot of i's were dotted”

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, stated on Tuesday that during his last meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, “many points were made on the i's” and he has advanced that the governments of both countries will work to implement the agreements reached.                                             If anyone thinks we only had tea, I must say that yesterday we discussed a lot of issues, not only over tea, but also late at night coming home. “There are years when some states discuss many things over a short period of time,” he said, according to the Belarusian news agency BelTA.

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Sweden allocates another 18 million euros to strengthen the defense of Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has confirmed on Tuesday the delivery of another 18 million euros by Sweden to reinforce its defenses in this war that it has been waging for ten months with Russia.  “The freedom and independence of the Ukrainian people is a prerequisite for a safe and secure Europe,” Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson was quoted as saying by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.  “Sweden is proud to support our Ukrainian friends. This is important for Ukraine, for Europe and for the whole world. Merry Christmas, dear friends!”, said the Swedish Embassy in kyiv.

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kyiv denounces the killing of a family of eight by the Wagner Group

A family of eight, including four children, was shot dead in the town of Makiivka, in Ukraine's Russian-occupied Donetsk region, in an incident Ukraine attributes to the Wagner Group mercenary command. The complaint was made by Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol in exile since this city in the Donestk region was taken by the Russians, reported this Tuesday. the local newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. According to this Ukrainian outlet, the Russian occupation authorities have stated that the murderers of the family, which included a 1-year-old boy, were common criminals, although none of the versions could be verified. independently.

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China anticipates that it will “endeavor” to do so. on “recalibrating” relations with the US

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi anticipated this. China will “strive” He will “recalibrate” US-China relations in 2023 while “deepening trust and cooperation” with Russia. Wang assured In an “online” symposium held in the last week of December that Beijing seeks to return relations with Washington “on the right track”, as well as It was called “promoting strong and steady growth” in ties with Europe. Relations between China and the US began to deteriorate in 2018 when the then US president, Donald Trump, initiated the It sparked a trade war with China that later escalated into the war. I went to fields like technology or diplomacy.

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Nurses donate to Ukraine two tons of thermal clothing for children and adults

The Collegiate Nursing Organization (CGE), with the collaboration of its NGO Solidaridad Enfermera, has donated to the ONCE Foundation and Messengers of Peace more than 2,000 kilos of thermal clothing to send urgently to Ukraine and thus help the recovery. the population in a situation of vulnerability due to the extreme cold in the country and the lack of electricity and gas. “Ten months have passed since the illegal invasion by the army began The Russian organization against the Ukrainian people. From the Collegiate Organization we immediately got to work to offer all our help to the compañeros and compañeras who were working there, in a bloody and senseless war that must end. Now, in During the winter season, the situation becomes even more complex because the very low temperatures they endure have been added to large electricity and gas cuts. It is inadmissible. This donation is a small one. contribution that we make from the institution that I preside over, but that goes on behalf of all Spanish nurses”, said the president of the CGE, Florentino Pérez Ra Now.

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Sentenced to 15 years in Ukraine, a man accused of supplying Russia with information ;n on the deployment in Sumy

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a man accused of giving Russia information about the deployment and armament of the Army in the Sumy region, located in the northeast of the country, to 15 years in prison. Yes, as reported by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).  “The SBU counterintelligence continues to systematically persecute the traitors who helped the aggressor in the war against Ukraine,” he said in a statement posted on his website, before adding that the “Russian agent” had carried out “reconnaissance tasks” in the border area. Thus, he has stated that “together with an accomplice, he compiled information on the deployment locations, the number of personnel and the weapons available in the units of the Defense Forces in the region.” “. “The occupiers planned to use the information received to prepare to break through the border through sabotage and reconnaissance groups”, he has specified.

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Berlin sent a message. arms to Ukraine worth 2.24 billion euros in 2022

Germany has sent weapons to Ukraine worth 2,240 million euros this year, according to a response from the Ministry of Economy to a question from the disputed Sevin Dagdelen of the Left party. In total, German arms exports reached 8,350 million euros in 2022, which represents the second highest amount since 1949, only surpassed by the 9,350 million euros reached in 2021. More than one quarter of the arms exported went to Ukraine, according to government figures. Foreign arms sales, even discounting the special effect of the Ukraine war, have been especially high so far this year.

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Nine million Ukrainians still without electricity in the middle of Christmas

More than 9 million Ukrainians continue without electricity after the latest Russian attacks against strategic infrastructure in the country, which prevents them from accessing services such as heating or drinking water in the midst of a climate wintry. The figures were provided by the country's president, Volodimir Zelenski, in a message published last night in which he referred to the situation. This was due to the power cuts suffered by almost all regions of the country, in the midst of the Christmas celebrations.

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Lavrov says the goal of the US and NATO is to destroy Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed that the objective of the United States and NATO in Ukraine is to defeat Russia on the battlefield in order to weaken or even destroy it, in an interview published on Tuesday by the official TASS news agency. “It is no secret to anyone that the objective of the United States and its NATO allies is victory over Russia on the battlefield as a mechanism to significantly weaken or even destroy our country,” said the president. the head of Russian diplomacy. added that to achieve this goal Russia's opponents “are ready to do a lot.” Lavrov indicated He said that the actions of the “collective West” and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, “who is under his control, confirm the global character of the Ukrainian crisis.”

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The Russians are preparing to evacuate Enerhodar, where they are located. the Zaporizhia power plant

The Russian Army is on the move. He is preparing a forced and “urgent” “evacuation” operation in Enerhodar, the town where he is located. Ukrainian Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located, the largest in Europe and currently under Russian control. like this what was reported by the National Resistance Center of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Army, local agencies reported. “The (Russian) occupiers are preparing for the evacuation of local residents from Enerhodar. For this, the local nuclear power plant, which was captured by the Russians, must provide buses,” the sources said. . According to the National Center of Resistance, “it is planned to take people (from that area) to Dzhankoi (in Crimea)”, Ukrainian territory that has been occupied by the Russians since 2014.

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Ukraine puts pressure on its oligarchs

kyiv wants these tycoons to have less influence in the country. s to progress on the path to EU membership. Read the article by Àlex Bustos.

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Zelensky acknowledges that the situation in Donbas is “difficult”

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, has recognized this Monday that the situation in Donbas is “difficult” and “painful”, but has once again expressed his confidence in the final victory. “The occupiers are using all the resources at their disposal — and they are considerable resources — to achieve the slightest advance,” Zelensky said in a new message posted on social networks.  Zelenski stressed that this “is another day, another week of resistance” and has called for “maximum strength and concentration” at strategic points such as Bakhmut or Kreminna. “I thank you All of you who resist in your positions and who, despite everything, manage not only to not lose anything, but also to knock out the occupants”, he added.

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Lavrov urges Ukraine to accept his peace proposal in an “amicable way” to end the war

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has urged Ukraine on Monday to accept his peace proposal in a “friendly way” or to refrain from allowing the Russian Army to take care of “this matter”. ” Russia's proposals on the demilitarization and denazification of kyiv-controlled lands and on the removal of security threats must be accepted in an 'amicable way' or the Russian Army will deal with this matter “, the head of Russian diplomacy asserted in an interview with the TASS agency.

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Ukraine points out that explosions in Russian infrastructure are consequences of war

The adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, has indicated that the explosions that are occurring in Russian infrastructure, such as the one registered this Monday at an air base in southern Russia, are consequences of the war. Podoliak, in addition, has assured that incidents of this type in Russian territory will increase in the coming months, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency Unian.  “Everything that is happening in Russia today (…) is related to the loss of control of Russia's own processes. The number of sabotages, undetected detonations, fires at critical facilities is constantly increasing,” he explained.  In this sense, the presidential adviser added that the fires in Russia –which have increased notably in recent months, registering almost a dozen fires in various shopping centers– occur because the country cannot access spare parts or consultations from foreign experts.

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Russia denounces Ukrainian incursions into its territory

Russia denounced Ukrainian “saboteurs” and a downed drone raided near a Russian airbase hundreds of kilometers from the front in the second such operation in a month on Monday. The Russian security service (FSB) reported the “elimination” of “saboteurs” who tried to infiltrate the Briansk region of Russia on the border with Ukraine on Sunday. The Russian press agencies also indicated that the air defense shot down the aircraft. A Ukrainian drone was seen flying toward the Engels airbase, which hosts Russian strategic bombers, on Sunday night. The city of Engels, in the southern Saratov region, is located in the southern region of Saratov. It is more than 600 km from the border with Ukraine. Their air base had already been attacked at the beginning of the month.

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Death to eight members of a family were shot in Makiivka, in the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk

All the members of a family of eight people, including three minors, have lost their lives after being attacked by people armed with machine guns who fled in a car in the the city of Makiivka, in the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk. “A family of eight people has died, they were shot. Presumably with automatic weapons. Three children were among the dead,” the local administration said in a statement on Telegram collected by the Tass agency. All of the victims were shot in the head, including the children, who were ages one, seven, and nine. The events took place on Monday in the Red Guard neighborhood of the city.

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Zelensky appeals to Indian PM to implement peace formula in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky has appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate the implementation of a peace formula leading to an end to the war in Ukraine, launched by Russia more than a year ago. Zelenski and Modi held a telephone conversation on Monday in which the Ukrainian president wished the Indian leader a “successful” G20 presidency, and recalled that it was precisely in that forum Where did he speak? I first announced this peace formula. “It was on this platform that I announced the peace formula and now I count on India's participation in its implementation,” Zelensky said. on his Twitter profile.

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The old Julian calendar, last seen in 2016. victim of the Ukrainian war

Ever since Moscow stayed here. in 2014 with Crimea, a part of the Ukrainian Orthodox have tried to get out of all Russian orbit in full wave of national reaffirmation. Now, just over two months after one year of the war started by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, last February, that desire seems to be closer. , which may forever change the face of religion in Ukraine.

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< strong>Ukrainian forces repel Russian attacks on Bakhmut

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has reported on Monday that they have repelled a series of Russian attacks on the city of Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region. kyiv has also reported that it has launched artillery shells ;a against Russian troops in the town of Polovinkino, in the Lugansk region, also in the east of the country, and which has killed or wounded some 150 Russian soldiers. At a similar event in Kherson, in the south, some 50 Russian soldiers have been killed and a hundred wounded, according to the daily Ukrainian military report.

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Putin approves the granting of passports to inhabitants of the annexed regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the Today the granting of passports to the inhabitants of the four Ukrainian regions annexed by Russia: Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia. The presidential decree includes the regulations for the application and granting of Russian identity documents to those who renounce Ukrainian citizenship. That includes children under the age of 14, who can automatically become Russian citizens, according to the TASS agency. The passport will never be granted. in case the resident of those four annexed regions refuses to swear allegiance to the Russian state. Applicants must receive their passport in hand within a period of no more than ten days from when they submitted the necessary documentation, according to the decree.

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The Czech president believes that international support for Ukraine will lead to a greater growth. the withdrawal of Russia

The President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has appealed to the international community to strengthen support for Ukraine –including the supply of arms–, as he believes that this will lead to a stronger support for Ukraine. the withdrawal of the Russian Armed Forces. “I am convinced that sooner or later the pressure of free countries will force Russia to abandon the territory of Ukraine”, President Zeman said in the framework of his usual Christmas speech. Zeman has acknowledged that he has always been in favor of maintaining good economic relations between the Czech Republic and Russia, especially due to Prague's dependence on Russian energy supply.

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Ukraine begins proceedings to request Russia's expulsion from United Nations< /p>

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked the UN member states to expel Russia from both the Security Council and the rest of the organizations that make up the United Nations. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has sent a document in which He urges the application of the United Nations Charter to “deprive the Russian Federation of its status as a permanent member of the Security Council” and to exclude it from the UN “as a whole”.

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Russia declares a search for Bellingcat investigator Christo Grozev

The Russian Interior Ministry today put on its wanted list Bulgarian journalist Christo Grozev, a researcher at Bellingcat, a website specializing in fact-checking and open-source intelligence. “Wanted under an article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” the police said. Interior on its official page. Grozev, 53, participated in the He was involved in investigations that identified two Russian officers suspected of being linked to the 2014 downing of Malasya Airlines flight MH17/MAS17 in eastern Ukraine that caused a crash. 298 dead. He also directed The journalistic investigations that identified a group of Russian military intelligence (GRU) officers who allegedly participated in a coup plot in Montenegro in 2016.

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The Government of Finland believes that the country will enter the EU. will be in recession in 2023

Finland will enter the It will be in recession in 2023 due to the energy crisis, the war in Ukraine, high inflation and high interest rates, according to a statement released Tuesday by the country's Ministry of Finance. ;ordic. The Finnish government calculates that its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 20%. It's down 1.9% this year, but it's going to shrink. 0.2% in 2023 if the war in Ukraine continues, compared to 0.2% growth estimated for the euro area as a whole. Despite the fact that it expects lower energy prices and many raw materials to reduce inflation to 4%, the Finnish Executive warns that prices will remain high in 2023, as will interest rates. ;s, which will cause a decrease in private consumption of 0.5%.

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Russian security service claims to have eliminated Ukrainian “saboteurs”

The Russian security service (FSB) claimed This Monday, he killed four Ukrainian “saboteurs” the day before when they tried to enter the Russian region of Briansk, on the border with Ukraine. “Following a confrontation on December 25, 2022, four saboteurs, who were trying to enter the territory of the Briansk region from Ukraine, were eliminated,” the official said. the FSB in a statement quoted by Russian press agencies. They were carrying foreign weapons and explosive devices, he added.

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The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Xi will hold talks before the end of the year

The presidents of Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, respectively, will hold a conversation before the end of the year, as confirmed by the Kremlin on Monday, which has not given details about a possible date. or about the content of the agenda. “This contact is being prepared,” said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dimitri Peskov. “We will get in touch with our Chinese friends properly,” he stressed, as reported by the Russian news agency Interfax. Thus, he has indicated that it is still premature to talk about the format in which he will have ; The conversation took place, in relation to whether it could be by telephone or electronically, while ruling out that there are plans for a similar contact between Putin and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.

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Russia pledges to facilitate ICRC assistance to Ukrainian prisoners

The Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights of Russia has shown this Monday its predisposition and commitment to facilitate that members of the Committee can participate in the process. International Red Cross (ICRC) have access to Ukrainian prisoners of war. The head of the Council, Valery Fadeev, has reported that several weeks ago, at the beginning of December, he received The visit of representatives of the ICRC to ask him to facilitate access to Ukrainian prisoners. Now, Fadeev has reported that the international humanitarian organization will not only be able to grant access to Ukrainian prisoners. visit the prisoners, but the Council will make Do everything possible to facilitate bureaucratic procedures, another of the demands made by the ICRC.

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< p>Zelensky warns Ukrainians about the danger of Russian bombing in the last days of the year

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has warned the Ukrainians about the danger of possible bombing by Russian troops in the celebrations of the last days of the year.  “There are only a few days left for this year. We must be aware that our enemy will try to make this time dark and difficult for us”, he stated in his evening speech that broadcasts every day the President of Ukraine since the beginning of the the Russian invasion on February 24. The Ukrainian president, moreover, has asserted that “Russia lost everything it could this year.” “But it is trying to make up its losses with the gloating of its propagandists after the missile attacks on our country, on our energy sector,” he added.

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The arrival of Russian tourists to Spain plummets by 83%

The arrival of Russian tourists to Spain has fallen by 83% in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019, going from more than 1.1 million tourists to 188,076, as revealed The Government in a parliamentary response to which Europa Press has had access. A large part of this significant decline is explained by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of this year. The Government indicates that in the period March-September 156,678 Russian tourists have arrived in the country, 84% less than during the same period of 2019, when 986,443 people arrived. According to the records of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which also record the month of October, Spain received the most. in the first ten months of the year a total of 63.1 million international tourists, more than double that of a year before; with accumulated spending of some 76,433 million euros, 176.9% more than in the same period last year.

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Zelensky adviser says “Ukraine is a death sentence” for Putin

The adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, stated on Monday that “Ukraine is a death sentence” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, before stressing that the president “understands that not everything is going according to his “Putin believes that he can achieve it. To his great regret, I want to tell the world that Ukraine is a death sentence for him,” he said, before insisting that Putin “is a city He is the only one who fully understands what he is doing,” the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported. , because that is the essence of his thinking, to cause harm to people. In this case, there is nothing I hate more than Ukraine. It is a very important parameter,” he said.

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Three shelters two Ukrainians, in serious condition after escaping into the bush to Romania

Three Ukrainian refugees are in critical condition in Romania after escaping their country on foot through the Maramures mountains and getting lost for hours at 1,800 meters above sea level and in sub-zero temperatures, the Ukrainian authorities reported today. Romanian emergency services. The three men were part of a four-person group that went outside. He left his country illegally, in defiance of a law that prohibited men of military age from leaving the country during the Russian invasion. Those hospitalized show signs of hypothermia and injuries suffered during their escape, reports the news portal Hotnews. Romanian emergencies learned of the three men's presence on December 24, but were unable to locate them until Sunday night.

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Belarus says the Iskander missile system deployed by Russia is ready. ready to go

The Government of Belarus has indicated that the Iskander missile system and the S-400 air defense systems deployed by Russia in Belarus are now ready to go into operation, in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, unleashed on February 24 by order of Moscow. The head of the Ideology Directorate of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense has indicated that the units assigned to the operations of these systems “have completed” their training in Russia and Belarus and has stressed that the systems “are prepared for carry out their tasks”, according to a message from the Ministry of Defense on his Telegram account. The announcement comes just a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Minsk to meet with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, who said after the meeting that Moscow was going to stop. and Minsk are willing to talk with Europe, to which he has appealed to “listen to the voice of reason”.

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Iran calls accusations of drone delivery “psychological warfare”

The head of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohamad Hosein Baqeri, has described as “psychological warfare” the accusations against Tehran for the alleged shipment of drones to Russia for use in the framework of the invasion. Ukraine, which he has again rejected. Baqeri has attributed the accusations to “global arrogance” and has said that “it is part of the enemy's psychological warfare”, while emphasizing the fact that the accusations have been made. The fact that these accusations are made is proof of the “great influence” and “importance” of the drone industry in Iran, according to what the Iranian news agency has reported. of Tasnim news. Thus, he stated that Iran is one of the five main powers in this field and added that the authorities will continue to increase the capabilities of their drones. “In line with the decisions and guidelines of the Islamic Republic, we will continue to cooperate with other countries in the drone industry,” he concluded.

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Ukraine will ask for a request. exclude Russia from the UN Security Council

Ukraine foresees He will ask this Monday for the removal of Russia as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, the president announced. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “Tomorrow we will officially express our position. We have a simple question: Does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council?” Kuleba said Sunday night in a message on national television. “We have a convincing and reasoned answer: no, it doesn't,” he said. Kuleba pointed out. That Russia's presence as a permanent member, with veto power, of the Security Council, is already in place. being discussed in diplomatic circles. The other permanent members are the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and China.

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Kherson authorities report 16 civilian deaths in last 24 hours

The number of civilians killed in the Ukrainian province of Kherson in the last 24 hours has risen to 16, according to a report from the U.S. Army. the head of the regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich. A total of 64 people were injured with different levels of severity, the official added. in a post on his Telegram channel, one day after the Russian attack on the center of the provincial capital that left the city untouched. at least ten fatalities.

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Three killed in Ukrainian drone attack on a Russian air base

Russian air defense shot down a Ukrainian drone as it attacked a base in southern Russia, and the wreckage of the aircraft killed three people, Russian news agencies reported on Monday. “On December 26 at around 01:35 Moscow time (22:35 GMT), a Ukrainian UAV was shot down as it approached the Engels airbase in the Saratov region,” the Russian reported. the TASS news agency, citing the Defense Ministry. “As a result of the falling debris from the drone, three Russian technical officers who were at the airbase suffered fatal injuries,” the Russian official added. TASS.

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Ukrainian armed forces say they are keeping the Bakhmut front under control< /strong>

The Ukrainian Armed Forces reported this Sunday that Ukrainian troops are keeping the Bakhmut front, a city located in the Donetsk region (east), under control despite constant fire from Russia. According to the According to figures provided by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, more than 50 Russian soldiers have died and some 80 have been wounded in the clashes over Bakhmut, which in recent days has become one of the most The hottest points in the conflict in Ukraine. has been paralyzed on the Bakhmut front thanks to the “heroism” of the Ukrainian troops. Something similar assured on Friday, when he highlighted the He noted that Russia was suffering heavy losses of both people and military equipment.

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Medvedev says disarmament agreements in Ukraine “are unrealistic”

The former Russian president and current vice president of the Security Council, Dimitri Medvedev, stated this Sunday that the disarmament agreements in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine “are unrealistic.” “The new agreements on disarmament are currently unrealistic and unnecessary. The sooner the maximum security guarantees that are appropriate for our country are received, the sooner the situation will normalize,” he stated in an article published in the article. Ass published in Russian media. “The sooner maximum security guarantees are obtained, which are appropriate for our country, the sooner the situation will normalize. If we do not achieve them, the tension will “It will continue indefinitely. The world will remain poised on the brink of World War III and a nuclear catastrophe. We will do everything possible to avoid them,” he added.

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Zelensky warns Ukrainians about the danger of Russian bombing in the last days of the year

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has warned Ukrainians about the danger of possible bombing by Russian troops in the celebrations of the last days of the year. “There are a few days left to “This year, we must be aware that our enemy will try to make this time dark and difficult for us,” he said in his evening speech, which has been broadcast every day by the Ukrainian Presidency since the start of the session. the Russian invasion on February 24. The Ukrainian president, moreover, has asserted that “Russia lost everything it could this year.” “But it is trying to make up its losses with the gloating of its propagandists after the missile attacks on our country, on our energy sector,” he added.

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The conflict in Ukraine without signs of truce a week before the New Year

A week before the New Year, the fighting in Ukraine does not stop for a single day despite Russia's declarations that it is ready for negotiations, words that kyiv is highly suspicious of. “We are prepared to negotiate with all the parties involved about acceptable solutions, but it is in their hands. It is not us who refuse to negotiate, it is them,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday in a interview broadcast on television. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podolyak, for his part, said Putin had to “return to reality.” “Russia is attacking Ukraine and killing its citizens. No other countries, geopolitical reasons,” the Russian wrote. on Twitter commenting on Putin's new remarks on negotiations. Podolyak believes that “Russia does not want negotiations, without seeking to shirk its responsibility.”

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2022, the year of the Ukrainian war

Very few citizens of the post-Soviet space went to bed on the critical night of February 23-24, especially in Russia and Ukraine, the two republics that had only been three years old. Decades together they made up the heart and soul of the USSR, the second most powerful state in the world. In a matter of hours, the tone of voice of Yevhen Fedchenko, the Ukrainian journalist at the head of StopFake, a website specializing in dismantling the hoaxes launched from Moscow, had changed radically, becoming gloomy and restless. “It is very probable that the attack will take place tonight, I am thinking about where to go with my family,” he admitted resignedly, after having predicted for weeks that the Kremlin would limit itself to playing a game of poo on the ground. ker, and that all he expected was armed skirmishes against Ukrainian territory. | You can continue reading the article by our colleague Marc Marginedas by clicking this link.

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< strong>Journalism in Wartime: How to Learn to Protect Yourself

The conflict in Ukraine has brought many freelance reporters to the Slavic country without preparation, conflict experience or financial resources. Ken, an ex-British soldier, doesn't like  tripods. Better to avoid them when possible, he says, although many times it is not and it is time to accept them. “Why don't I like them? Because they're easy to confuse with  heavy rifles. They're dangerous and can turn a journalist into < strong>a goal“, he explains. | Read here the full report written by our reporter Adrià Rocha Cutiller.

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Saint Nicholas and the 'uncle', together at Christmas for Ukrainian refugees

Lidia Trudkova's Christmas will not be the same. It was very different from last year formally. Born in Fenevychi, 60 kilometers from kyiv, this 10-year-old girl has been coming to Barcelona since she was six. She spent in the Catalan capital three months a year, two in summer and one in winter -festivities included-, until she began to work. war. In April she settled & oacute; He lives in the Guineueta neighborhood with Nuria Galán, whom he calls “mama”, in the house he already knew, because it is the same one where he has lived his seasons away from Ukraine during all these years. | You can read the full report by Daniel G. Sastre at the following link.

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West seeks to 'divide' Russia in Ukraine, Putin says

The West seeks to “divide” Russia in the Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin denounced this Sunday, who considers that the Kremlin's military offensive in the neighboring country, which began after the start of the war. ten months ago, it will allow strengthen “the union of the Russian people.” “Everything is based on the politics of our geopolitical adversaries, who seek to divide Russia, historical Russia,” Putin denounced in an interview, which was published in an interview. an excerpt on Russian television. “Our goal is another: to unite the Russian people,” he added. The Russian president often refers to the concept of “historical Russia” to argue that Ukrainians and Russians are one people, undermining Kiev's sovereignty and justifying his offensive in Ukraine.

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Ukraine claims that the negotiation Russia is seeking is just a way to evade responsibility

The main adviser to the Presidency of Ukraine, Mikhailo Podoliak, has denied this Sunday the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, when he affirmed that Moscow is not a country. is not there He is not interested in any negotiations as it shows that they are still “killing citizens” and that they are just trying to “evade their responsibilities”. Podoliak has said that “Putin needs to come back to reality” and has questioned the reasons he has been putting forward to justify the invasion of Ukraine. “There are no other 'countries, motives, geopolitics'. Russia does not want negotiations, but is trying to evade its responsibilities. It is obvious,” he wrote on Twitter. “We will not see it in court,” Podoliak has settled, following Ukraine's line of not sitting down to negotiate with Russia as long as it is under the conditions imposed by the Kremlin.

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Pope calls for senseless war in Ukraine to end in Christmas message

Pope Francis clamored for today for “the minds of those who have the power to silence the guns to be enlightened” and “an immediate end” to the “senseless” war in Ukraine, in the Christmas message delivered from the central loggia of the Basilica of Saint Peter before the Urbi et Otbi blessing. Before the tens of thousands of people gathered in the square and in a message broadcast by Mundovisión, the pope asked for the remember “the faces of the Ukrainian brothers and sisters, who live this Christmas in the dark, in the open or far from their homes, because of the destruction caused by ten months of war.”

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Almost half of Germans are on the road. against supplying Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks

45 percent of the population of Germany are against supplying Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks, considered an icon of the country's military technology, as has been specifically claimed by the president Ukrainian, Volodimir Zelenski, according to a survey commissioned by the DPA agency. The German population is generally opposed to the supply of this type of tank to Ukraine is the main conclusion drawn from this survey published this Sunday and carried out by the YouGov institute among 2,075 people. While almost half disagree, the other party is split between 33 percent favorable and 22 percent silent. is The division among the population has also been reflected within the tripartite coalition that governs the country, with the Social Democrats — led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz — refusing to hand over These cars, but with the Greens especially and the liberals, although to a lesser extent, favorable to satisfying this specific demand of President Zelenski.

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Putin assures that he will not give up negotiations on Ukraine

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has assured this Sunday that he does not give up negotiations on Ukraine “with all the parties involved” in the conflict. “We are prepared to negotiate acceptable solutions with all the parties involved in the process,” said the Russian president in an interview shown on public television. At the same time, he has assured that the other party, in relation to kyiv and Western countries that support him, “have refused to start talks.” “It is up to them, we are not the ones who refuse to negotiate, it is them,” he insisted. As for the Russian military campaign, which yesterday completed its anniversary. After ten months, Putin has said that Moscow will he “had no choice” but to protect the “national interests and the interests of his people.” “I think we acted correctly, defending the national interests and the interests of our citizens and our people,” he asserted. This is the second time this week that the Russian leader has highlighted his willingness to negotiate a solution in Ukraine.

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Russia assures that it will never accept caps on the price of oil or gasRussia will never accept The maximum prices imposed by the West on its hydrocarbons, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, said on Sunday. “We will never agree to such alteration and destruction of market processes for price fixing,” Peskov said in an interview on Russian public television where he added that the lowest price would be higher. The established maximum may be “generous”, but that would not influence the Russian position either. “If today you accept a generous cap, tomorrow you will have to accept another that goes against your interests,” he explained. This Thursday, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, warned against That if the cap on Russian gas, which is being discussed in the West, violates Gazprom's current contracts with its counterparties, Moscow will take it. it would reserve the right to “think if it has to comply or not”, since the other party infringes them. As regards the imposition of a maximum price on Russian oil, which has already been approved, Putin advanced a number of comments. What will it issue? a decree with response measures “on Monday or Tuesday”.

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Russian deputies study increase taxes on those who fled from the war

Russian deputies are studying increasing taxes on Russian citizens who have left the country due to the conflict in Ukraine, but continue to work remotely, the president of the Duma or lower house of Parliament, Viacheslav, announced this Sunday. Volodin. “It would be right to cancel the preferences for those who left Russia and raise their taxes. It would be fair. We are working on the respective changes in the legislation,” Volodin wrote on Telegram. According to Volodin, the reason why the emigrants have decided to “run away” is “absolutely obvious”. More than a million Russians, according to various estimates, have left the country after the start of the military campaign in Ukraine, an exodus that has accelerated since the start of the military campaign. last September with the declaration of a partial military mobilization in Russia.

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< strong>The number of people killed in the bombardment of Kherson rises to 16The number of civilians killed in the Ukrainian province of Kherson in the last 24 hours has risen to 16, as reported by the head of the regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich. A total of 64 people were injured with different levels of severity, the official added. in a post on his Telegram channel, one day after the Russian attack on the center of the provincial capital that left the city untouched. at least ten fatalities. “The invaders massively shelled the center of (the city of) Kherson. They killed civilians, destroyed civilian buildings. Enemy fire also hit industrial facilities, medical centers and apartments,” it said.

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Zelenski sends a message of hope for Christmas: “We will restore freedom to all Ukrainians”

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has sent a message of hope to all the Ukrainian people on the occasion of Christmas, a celebration that this time the country is facing in “difficult circumstances” due to the invasion. Russian, a situation in which he has called for “courage and bravery”. “We will restore freedom to all Ukrainian men and women,” Zelenski asserted in a speech broadcast by the Ukrainian Presidency, in which he highlighted the unity of the Ukrainian people and asserted that “no kamikaze plane is capable of put out the Christmas aurora”. “We will see its glow even underground in a bomb shelter. We will fill our hearts with warmth and light,” he cried, extolling the “steel spirit” of the Ukrainian people.

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The head of a major Russian shipyard dies suddenly

A major Russian shipyard specializing in the construction of non-nuclear submarines has reported that its CEO died suddenly on Saturday after 11 years in office, but without giving details. Admiralty Shipyards, based in the western port of Saint Petersburg, has announced the death of Alexander Buzakov in a statement. He had been in the position since August 2012. His main achievement, they have explained, had been preserving and strengthening the shipyard's order books for modern non-nuclear submarines, surface ships and transport vehicles. deep water. The shipyard company have indicated that Buzakov graduated from in 1980 and had more than 40 years of experience, indicating that he was in his sixties when he died. Saint Petersburg is the hometown of President Vladimir Putin.

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Ukraine calls to leave ” “I will drop sanctions that don't work” against Iran and move on to more “destructive” measures

The adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, has called on the international community to apply more “destructive” measures against Iran and to put sanctions aside because, he says, “they do not work.” ;n, who plans to increase the supply of missiles and drones to Russia, shamelessly humiliates the institution of international sanctions,” Podoliak said in a post on his official Twitter profile. According to the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, the international community must put aside sanctions “that do not work”, as well as Podoliak has proposed taking more aggressive measures aimed at destroying factories and arresting suppliers, a statement which It goes along the lines of kyiv's constant accusations against Tehran and the alleged supply of weapons to Moscow. in the framework of the war.

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The King of the Belgians supports Ukraine against a “cruel and senseless” war

King Felipe of the Belgians has shown his support for Ukraine this Saturday in the face of the “cruel and senseless” war that is taking place. waging Russia on his territory, on the occasion of his traditional Christmas Eve speech. “After the covid crisis, we hoped to return to normality. But then the conflict in Ukraine broke out, a cruel and senseless war that seeks to replace the force of law with the law of force,” Felipe said in his address was broadcast by the Belgian media from the castle of Laeken, in Brussels. And he has ensured that the violence that is experienced in that country, “which claims so many innocent victims”, deeply moves the Belgians, and guaranteed that they would not be killed. They will continue to support Ukrainians for their freedom and security.

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Why? there is talk of a “false exit” of Russia in the war?

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced that Russia may seek a “false exit” in its war with Ukraine. like this He warned this last Monday in an act of the Wall Street Journal, where he anticipated what the strategy of Vladimir Putin's army could be: “One of the things that we can imagine is that the army Let the Russian find a way out,” he declared. However, this new scenario would not translate into a lasting peace, since it would only be a plan by the Russian forces to “rest, resupply, regroup and attack again”, it has warned.

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'Christmas in Ukraine'', the article by Rafael Vilasanjuan

The war in the Ukraine was going to last 15 days. It was the calculation with which Putin had threatened European leaders, if he followed the progress of this country towards a market economy at the level of the Union. But his conspiracy failed, the war is 10 months old today and despite the strength of Ukrainian society, both in the front and in the rear of the cities, this will be the end of the war. the first Christmas without lights, without heating or hot water for the majority of a population so exhausted, as if convinced that she can win. You can read here. Here is the complete article by Rafael Vilasanjuan.

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A Russian bombardment against Kherson , according to Zelensky “for pleasure”, causes 7 deaths

“In the morning, on Saturday, on Christmas Eve, in the center of the city; these are not military installations; this is not a war according to defined rules; it is terror, killing for intimidate, to (get) pleasure”. With these crude words, the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, described the Russian bombardment that took place this Saturday in the very center of Kherson, whose control was regained by the Russian government. The Ukrainian Army a few weeks ago after Russia withdrew its men from there. when verifying that the position was indefensible, and that it has caused 7 deaths.

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Pussy Riot release provocative anti-war music video in Ukraine

The Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, which has already suffered prison sentences for its provocative messages in favor of LGBT rights, feminism, freedom of expression and against repression in Russia, has chosen the day Today, Christmas Eve, to protest against the war in Ukraine.

On this occasion, they have released a music video with the staging of what they define as their “declaration against the war” that started the war. Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. In fact, in the images you can see one of them urinating on a photograph of the Russian president.

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Four Russian fighters sentenced to 11 years in prison for torturing Ukrainian soldiers

A Ukrainian court has sentenced four Russian fighters this Saturday – two of them mercenaries from a company private military – to 11 years in prison for torture committed against soldiers in the town of Borov, Kharkiv region.

According to the prosecution's version, the convicted persons tied the hands of these three people and placed bags over their heads. Subsequently, they were transferred and thrown into a well without water and without food. there they were beaten and tortured before being let go days later.

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Kingdom The United Kingdom believes that Russia does not have enough artillery to continue large-scale operations in Ukraine

The UK Ministry of Defense maintains that Russia does not have enough artillery ammunition to carry out large-scale operations in Ukraine, now ten months after the start of the invasion. That is the main conclusion of the latest report from the ministry's Intelligence service, which argues that although the mobilization of thousands of reservists since October has allowed Russia to solve its people problems, the ammunition shortage continues ” limiting” their offenses.

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Russia presents alleged evidence of the use of biological weapons by the US and Ukraine

The Russian military authorities have presented a series of evidence that, presumably, shows the collaboration of the United States and Ukraine for the joint work with components of biological weapons. The military high command in charge of Russia's radiological, chemical and biological protection, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, confirmed this at a press conference on the sidelines of a summit of the Convention for the Biological Weapons Ban in Geneva, Switzerland.

Since the outbreak of the war in the Ukraine, there has been For the month of February, Russia has denounced on successive occasions that some of the Western powers were helping kyiv in the development of biological weapons. However, the United Nations came out on top. He stopped by months ago to ensure that he is not aware that it is being carried out. No biological weapons program being developed.

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At least five civilians killed after the latest Russian bombardments on Kherson

The Ukrainian authorities have reported this Friday the death of at least five civilians after the bombardments of the last day in the Kherson region. The governor of Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushevich, has detailed that in the last day the region has been hit by 74 impacts of Russian missiles and rockets, also leaving around twenty wounded among them. a minor who is in serious condition, says the Ukrinform agency.

“The enemy ruthlessly attacked the residential neighborhoods of Kherson throughout the day: 36 shelling was recorded. Russian shells hit critical infrastructure facilities, kindergartens, a school, a hospital, shops, a factory, private buildings and apartments,” Yanushevich detailed.

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Zelenski in Washington

The Ukrainian president seeks to reinforce the American commitment for what lies ahead, aware that Putin is in danger. moving his chips to try again to take kyiv and the demolition of his Government. An article by Jesús A. Núñez Villaverde.

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Ukrainian 'wasps' that saved kyiv and now protect the skies of Donbas

During the first days of the war, at the end of February, the 1129th anti-aircraft regiment of Bila Tserkva, of the Spanish Army, played a fundamental role: the Ukrainian soldiers faced the Russian troops armed with portable missile launchers. tiles that shot down helicopters with elite detachments inside. Thanks to this, kyiv resisted. 300 days later, his men have become one of the most successful units, with several hundred enemy targets destroyed.

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Visit Bakhmut, the stronghold of the Ukrainian resistance

Bakhmut, a Ukrainian city besieged by bombing by the Russian Army, has become a ghost town full of anti-tank barricades under a constant thunder of bombs. THE NEWSPAPER walks the empty streets of this town.

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Ten months of war

Today marks ten months since the start of the war. On February 24, Russia launched what it hoped would be a lightning conquest of the Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's troops have intensified the bombardments of civilians and energy infrastructures. Winter in Ukraine is expected to be harsh and marked by scarcity. EL PERIÓDICO launches a multimedia report on these months of conflict and its consequences, with analysis by the war correspondent of this newspaper Marc Marginedas.

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Pro-Russian authorities in Donetsk accuse Ukraine of launching five missiles

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic have accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of bombarding the city of Donetsk with five projectiles launched by MLRS high-precision rocket launcher systems.

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Zelenski warns of possible new Russian attacks at Christmas

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has alerted the Ukrainian population this Friday to the possibility that the Russian Armed Forces “are active” and may carry out new attacks during Christmas days.  “They despise Christian values ​​and any value in general. Therefore, pay attention to the warning aerial signals. Help each other and always protect yourselves,” Zelensky said, according to reports. The Ukrinform news agency reported.

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The US Congress approves the budget with 45,000 million for Ukraine

The United States Congress passed the This Friday the budgets for the fiscal year 2023, which in its spending package of 1.7 trillion dollars include 45,000 million in aid to Ukraine. The House of Representatives gave its approval to that bill by 225 votes in favor and 201 against, one day after the Senate, also with a Democratic majority, had approved it. validated by 68 votes in favor and 29 against. The two chambers had approved, just in case, a parallel resolution that extended the current budgets for one more week, until December 30, to guarantee that the federal Administration remains open while the bills are enacted. new.

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The IAEA warns that the situation in Zaporizhia is “potentially dangerous” and insists on the security zone

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, assured this Friday that the situation continues to be “potentially dangerous” and has insisted that the parties reach an agreement to create a security zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, in southern Ukraine. “As we have experienced several times, the situation can suddenly and dramatically worsen at any time (…) n remains extremely precarious and potentially dangerous and the protection zone remains an urgent need,” Grossi said.

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Bulgarian president regrets that “warmongers” in parliament have approved arms shipments to Ukraine

The President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, has regretted that, “unfortunately”, the “warmongers” of the national Parliament have given the “green light” to the shipment of weapons to the Ukrainian Army, within the framework of the invasion Russian. Radev, who in recent months has been opposed to the supply of weapons to kyiv, has indicated that the decision of the National Assembly “forces” the Executive to sign a contract for such aid , picks up the public radio station BNR.

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Zelenski does not rule out other trips abroad after his visit to the US

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this Friday that he does not rule out making other visits abroad after his trip to Washington, from which he returned after his trip to Washington. Thursday, if they are important from a strategic point of view. “It was my first visit abroad after February 24, I went to see the key ally of our State, the United States. It was a fruitful visit,” said the president. in a meeting with Ukrainian ambassadors in kyiv, in statements quoted by the Interfax agency.

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The Netherlands announces another €2.5 billion aid package for Ukraine

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has announced this Friday the sending of another economic aid package valued at 2,500 million euros by 2023 to Ukraine; a support, he has stressed, that they will continue to provide as long as Russia continues with the war that Russia started. now ten months ago.”As long as Russia continues its war against Ukraine, the Netherlands will provide military, humanitarian and diplomatic assistance to Ukraine,” Rutte wrote in the Twitter profile of him. “Ukraine can trust the Netherlands”, he stressed.

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Iran and Ukraine, the two big challenges for the IAEA nuclear agency in 2023

Creating a security zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, in southern Ukraine and occupied by Russia since last March, and clarifying the origin and nature of Iran's nuclear program, will be the two great challenges in 2023. os for the IAEA, the UN nuclear agency. like this he explained it The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, told EFE today in Vienna, stressing that the “most urgent” challenge for his agency is to stabilize the situation. & oacute;n in Zaporizhia. “The war in Ukraine put the IAEA in front of an unprecedented challenge,” said Mr. the Argentine diplomat and highlighted the The presence of various inspectors from the agency at the five nuclear facilities in the country, in the middle of the war, from Chernobyl to Zaporizhia.

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Russia says it has no knowledge of the peace plan Zelensky is talking about

The Russian authorities have assured this Friday that they are unaware of the alleged peace plan that the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, spoke of in the past. in the United States Capitol as part of his historic visit to Washington.  Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov has criticized the fact that President Zelenski “does not take into account the current realities” of the war in Ukraine when talking about the plan for peace. “They cannot be ignored”, he has underlined himself.  Peskov reacted like this. to the words of Zelenski in Washington, where he affirmed & oacute; having discussed with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, a ten-point peace plan to implement security. “We need peace, and Ukraine has already offered proposals,” he said.

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kyiv denounces that Russian forces are demolishing the Mariupol theater

The Ukrainian government denounced the It was revealed this Friday that the pro-Russian authorities in the occupied city of Mariupol are demolishing the ruins of the drama theatre, bombed in March with hundreds of civilians sheltering inside. “The Mariupol Drama Theater no longer exists. The occupation forces are destroying the traces of their crimes and they don't care if it's a cultural heritage site,” wrote Mr. Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko on his Telegram channel. The building had become a symbol of the conflict, so As of “the wars against Ukrainian culture that Russia has been waging for centuries,” he said. the minister, who demanded I will hold those responsible to justice.

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The Netherlands reserves 2.5 billion euros for aid to Ukraine in 2023

The Dutch government announced He announced this Friday that he reserves 2,500 million euros to support Ukraine over the next year, which includes the delivery of military equipment, financing of reconstruction efforts and support for the fight against impunity for criminals. crimes committed during the Russian invasion. In a letter sent to the Dutch Parliament, the center-right Executive led by Mark Rutte announced the He said that he has set aside a total of 2.5 billion euros to support Ukraine in the war against Russia throughout 2023, and that the exact use of the contribution will depend on the situation. The needs of the Ukrainians and the course of the conflict.

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Switzerland sends Ukraine a second “winter aid” package with heaters

Switzerland will deliver A new package of “winter aid” made up of 40 heaters and as many electricity generators was sent to Ukraine, according to a report from Ukraine. The Swiss government said in a statement that the trucks carrying the humanitarian consignment have started on their way to Ukraine today. This shipment comes just one week after Switzerland consigned another 30 generators to Ukraine to cope with the effects of winter that could worsen the situation for millions of people in the country. , according to the Swiss government. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, purchased the material and organized the transport.

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Ukraine calls to “dismiss Russian propaganda” and reject the idea of ​​an invasion from Belarus

The Ukrainian authorities have asked the population of the country this Friday to “dismiss Russian propaganda” and reject the information and accusations from Russia about a possible “invasion” from Belarusian territory. Ukrainian Presidency Darina Zarivna has indicated that “one of the favorite components of Russian propaganda is the invasion from Belarus, which is again in the media.” Thus, he has insisted on the importance of remaining alert and “listening” at all times to high-ranking Ukrainian officials. according to information from the Ukrinform news agency.

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Russia assures that Europe calls for increased gas supplies

Russia claimed This Friday, European countries are demanding an increase in Russian gas supplies through existing infrastructures that have not been damaged, such as the Nord Stream gas pipelines. “There is demand for our gas, European colleagues constantly ask to increase the volumes of deliveries through the infrastructure that remains operational: the TurkStream, Blue Stream, and part goes through the Ukrainian infrastructure” said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak in an interview with the state-owned Rossia 24 television channel. Currently, Russia has increased supplies in the Asian direction, through the Siberian Force gas pipeline, which has become one of its priorities.

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Several detainees in Russia for allegedly preparing terrorist actions

The Federal Security Service (FSB, formerly KGB) of Russia reported this. Today the arrest of several Russian and Ukrainian citizens who allegedly prepared terrorist actions and spied on behalf of the Ukrainian secret services. “… on the territory of a number of entities of the Russian Federation, the criminal activities of Russian and Ukrainian citizens who were providing assistance to the Security Service and the Armed Forces of Ukraine were stopped,” the police said. the FSB on its website. According to the statement, which does not specify the number of detainees, the arrests were made in the Perm and Rostov regions, as well as in the Perm and Rostov regions. as in the Hebrew Autonomous Shire.

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Zelensky resumes his work in kyiv after his visit to the United States and Poland

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has resumed his work from his office in kyiv after visiting the United States and Poland, his first trip abroad since the start of the Russian invasion. “I'm in my office. We continue to work for the victory,” reported the manager. the Ukrainian leader, in a message issued through his Telegram account and reproduced by the Ukrinform portal. Zelensky arrived. him last night to Ukraine, after a brief stay in Poland, where he met & oacute; He met with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, whom he thanked for his work. the military, financial and humanitarian support provided by your country. The Ukrainian leader had already made a technical stop in Warsaw on the outbound trip to Washington, although without any political meetings.

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Bulgaria's president approved the 2010-2012 campaign. shipment of arms and ammunition to Ukraine

The president of Bulgaria, the pro-Russian Rumen Radev, has finally given his approval to the shipment of arms, ammunition and military techniques to Ukraine, as reflected this Friday in the Official State Gazette of the country. s Balkan. The Parliament in Sofia had approved the aid, valued at about 10 million euros, last Friday with a large majority, with the socialist (ex-communist) and ultranationalist deputies voting against. The Balkan country, historically a close ally of Russia, has so far resisted sending weapons to Ukraine. Radev himself had argued that sending military aid would mean Bulgaria getting involved in the conflict and prolonging it.

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In the middle of the war, Ukraine does not give up sending a representative to Eurovision

Ukraine, which is in the middle of a war that has prevented it from hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 after winning it last year, has not given up being present at the next edition and has already chosen the What will it be? his representative. “Ukraine has spoken! (the group) TVORCHI has won 'Vidbir', the program that (Ukrainian television) UA:PBC has used to select a contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest,” announced the Ukrainian TV channel. The organization of the musical contest was posted on its website. The TVORCHI team, an electronic music group, is here to help you. It is made up of two friends Jefferey and Andriy who met in 2018 while studying at Ternopil National Medical University in western Ukraine, according to organizers.

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Berlin calls Russia a “coup” for the arrest of a “mole” in its spying

The German Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann, has described the arrest of an alleged double agent in its secret services, suspected of having committed the crime of high treason against the State, as a “blow to espionage” by Russia. The case of the official of the German secret services -Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND- revealed this Thursday demonstrates the “need to maintain very high vigilance,” said the German official. Buschmann, of the Liberal Party (FDP) through his Twitter account. His arrest, which took place on Wednesday but was reported by the police. Yesterday the General Prosecutor's Office of Germany, is “a major blow” to Russian espionage, stressed the German government. the minister.

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Putin's friends launder money in luxury properties in Tenerife strong>

The criminal network, made up of high-ranking Russian business, judicial, and police officials, used the Internet. A real estate agency on the island to buy villas and mansions. Read the article at this link.

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Russia warns that it could reduce crude oil extraction by 5-6% in 2023

Russia warned He said today that he could reduce oil extraction by 5 to 6 percent by the beginning of 2023 due to the price cap of $60 a barrel imposed on his crude by the European Union, the G7 and Australia as a sanction for the Russian military campaign in the Ukraine. “We are ready to partially reduce extractions. At the beginning of next year our reduction may be between 500,000 and 700,000 barrels per day,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Novak said in an interview with state broadcaster Rossía 24 television. This represents a decrease of between 5 and 6 percent of daily production.

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Blinken confesses to having discussed the Ukraine peace proposal with G7 members

The secretary of the United States Department of State, Antony Blinken, has confessed that he has discussed Ukraine's peace proposal with the G7 partners, which he has described as “a good start.”  Asking during a press conference about whether the White House had reviewed the Ukrainian peace proposal communicated during the visit of Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski to Washington, Blinken has detailed that it has been one of the issues he has discussed recently with the members of the G7.

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Russia demands that NATO and the US end of aid to Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Ministry assures that there will be no Peace negotiations to end the invasion of Ukraine will be held while US and NATO personnel are in the country. The Russian diplomat Alexander Darchiev, director of the Department for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has indicated two conditions for “serious negotiations” to be launched to establish peace in the framework of the war in Ukraine, since it considers that, without them, “it is not possible” to advance in the dialogue. Thus, he has indicated that NATO and the United States must end both financial and military aid packages, as well as Such as the presence of members in the country, or recognition of “the true situation in the country's territory”, as stated in an interview with the Russian agency TASS.

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Russia shows no real interest in ending war in Ukraine, says Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that Russia has shown no real interest in ending the war that began in Russia. in Ukraine last February. “At this time, Russia shows no interest in meaningful diplomacy” to end the conflict, the Russian said. Blinken at a press conference, one day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington. Russian President Vladimir Putin had earlier expressed his desire for the war to end “as soon as possible”.

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Grossi calls from Russia for a security zone to “prevent a nuclear accident” in Zaporizhia

The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, continued to yesterday Thursday in Russia his round of contacts to request guarantees in the nuclear facilities of Ukraine, insisting on the need to impose a security zone in the Zaporizhia plant to “prevent a nuclear accident”.  “It is key that the area focus only on preventing a nuclear accident. I will continue with my efforts to achieve this goal with the utmost urgency,” Grossi warned on his Twitter account, along with an image that shows account of his latest contacts in Moscow. Grossi has met the head of the state corporation Rosatom, Alexei Lijachev, in a meeting that the Russian side has described as “substantial, useful and frank”, according to the TASS news agency. According to Rosatom, the Russian and Grossi authorities have moved closer to the Zaporizhia power plant, considered the largest in Europe.

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Lithuania bans gun ownership for Russian and Belarusian residents

The Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) passed the bill. yesterday Thursday a series of amendments to the legislation on the purchase and possession of weapons and has prohibited Russian and Belarusian residents who do not have Lithuanian citizenship from accessing ammunition, weapons or their accessories.  A total of 112 parliamentarians have voted in favor of this new restriction, while another thirteen have abstained and one has voted against, according to a statement released by the Lithuanian Parliament itself.  The new Arms and Ammunition Control Law, which will enter into force effective April 1, 2023, it also specifies that Russians and Belarusians who do not have Lithuanian citizenship must sell their weapons “within one year at the latest” and then ;n, they will lose their licences.

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Ankara says war in Ukraine is over What could have been avoided with Turkey in the EU

Turkey believes that if it were part of the European Union (EU) it would have been possible to prevent the Russian invasion of Ukraine because Moscow would not invade Ukraine. he would have found himself before a greater common front, suggested the author. this Thursday the Turkish deputy foreign minister and ambassador to the EU, Faruk Kaymakçi. Everything would have been different “if Turkey had become a member of the EU, or if it had been duly included in the security and defense mechanisms of the EU,” Kaymakçi told Turkey's Anadolu agency. “In other words, if this had not been prevented by the attitude of the Greek Cypriot government and that of Greece, it would have led to a joint action by Turkey, NATO and the EU,” he said. the deputy minister.

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Russia accuses France of intensifying an “anti-Russian” campaign on the African continent

The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the French authorities of intensifying an “anti-Russian” campaign in Africa and of trying to “discredit the friendly aid” that Moscow has provided. provides its partners on the continent. “We believe that the French authorities (…) need to think more often about the consequences of their sometimes irresponsible activities, words and actions,” the spokeswoman said at a press conference from the Russian diplomatic portfolio, Maria Zakharova. Diplomatic relations between Paris and Moscow They are not going through their best moment due to the war in Ukraine, although it is true that the response of the French authorities to a recent attack with an explosive package in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy in the Central African Republic (RCA), has not helped either. .

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Putin says that Ukraine will sit down on the ground. to negotiate “sooner or later”

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has affirmed this Thursday that Moscow will He has not refused to negotiate with Ukraine and that “sooner or later” the parties will come to the table, since all armed conflicts end diplomatically. “Sooner or later, of course, the parties to the conflict sit down and come to an agreement. The sooner those who oppose us realize this, the better. We have never given up on this,” he said. This was pointed out, according to what the TASS news agency has collected. In this sense, he has argued that Russia's objective is to “put an end to this war”, since “the intensification of hostilities” on the ground “leads to unjustified losses”. “We will do our best to make sure this (negotiations) are completed,” he said.

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Russia criticizes Ukraine's ambassador to the UN for posting a US flag in Ukrainian colors

The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized on Thursday the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Sergei Kislytsya, for having published on his social networks an image of the United States flag with the Ukrainian national colors. Kislytsya has shared said publication. ;n on his official Telegram profile next to the text: “They will stay together as long as it takes.” He later shared another image of the American flag again with the colors yellow and blue but with the national symbol of Ukraine instead of the characteristic 50 stars. This message on Twitter was soon received. Russia's response is that Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has interpreted this as a version of the Ukrainian “new flag”.

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US considers Zelensky's peace proposal “a good start”

The United States secured the this Thursday that the peace plan that the president raised The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to his American counterpart, Joe Biden, is going in the right direction, although he reiterated his position. The priority is to continue arming kyiv against Russian aggression. “Zelensky's proposals are a good start. We will talk to countries around the world about those proposals,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a press conference in which he took stock of the year. . In a historic meeting at the White House on Wednesday, Zelensky raised the issue. He told Biden “concrete steps” to hold a peace summit with Russia, which in no way compromised the sovereignty or integrity of Ukrainian territory.

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Meloni expresses her desire to travel to Ukraine in the first months of 2023

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, has expressed her desire to travel to Ukraine and meet with President Volodimir Zelenski no later than the first months of the new year following an invitation from the Ukrainian president himself.  “I would like to make the trip in the first months of next year,” Meloni said before leaving for Iraq on Thursday, adding that the diplomatic offices of both countries are “in contact ” to specify the details, as reported by the news agency ADKronos.   These statements come after the Ukrainian president himself invited Meloni to visit Ukraine during a telephone conversation last month of October in which the leader of the Brothers of Italy renewed the She expressed her support for kyiv after taking office as Italian Prime Minister.

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North Korea denies accusations about supplying arms to Russia

The North Korean government on Friday denied accusations about an alleged supply of arms to Russia, according to media reports. A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry has pointed out that Pyongyang has never had any arms transactions with Moscow before. within the framework of the war in Ukraine. It deserves no comment or interpretation,” the spokesman said, according to the North Korean news agency KCNA. Artillery shells and other ammunition were sent by train from Rason to Khasan, border cities, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

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