Russia-Ukraine war today: Last minute of Putin's invasion, live

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The war between Russia and Ukraine is on its way to reaching the year of armed conflict.

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< p>Robles reveals that Switzerland is on the move. vetoing the shipment of military material from Spain to Ukraine

The Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, has revealed this Tuesday that Switzerland is vetoing the shipment of certain military material to Ukraine from Spain and she has insisted on the need to continue increasing Defense spending in the face of the global “insecurity” situation. Robles has revealed that Switzerland is not interested. giving the go-ahead to certain shipments, which need the endorsement of the manufacturing country in order to be re-exported. “We understand, respect and accept the neutrality thing, but for a material we need some authorization from Switzerland that it is not giving us at this time”, she has revealed, advancing that Defense will request ; help the embassy in the country to get the go-ahead.

 

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Ukraine insists on ordering tanks from Germany

< p>German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has visited Kharkov, in north-eastern Ukraine, where her Ukrainian counterpart reiterated her concern. He upheld his request to hand over Leopard tanks, stating that the longer the decision is delayed “there will be more casualties, more civilian deaths.” This was the first visit by a senior Western official to this war-torn city close to the Russian border. The minister announced a “new package” of aid that includes 20 million euros for demining and a fund to develop access to the Starlink satellite internet network. She also said that they will deliver new generators for the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, which is systematically bombarded by Russia. But Ukraine is asking above all to be given Western combat vehicles and Germany has not yet answered whether it will hand over any. “Leopard 2” tanks.

2 hours ago

Computer attacks on a non-profit organization. for supporting Ukraine

 The Legacy of War charity has suffered nearly 3,500 Russian hacks since it put 50 screen prints of street artist Banksy up for sale on its website, with proceeds going for the victims of the Ukrainian war. Specifically, each Banksy screen print is worth 5,000 pounds sterling (5,660 euros) and represents a white mouse tearing a cardboard box on which the 'Fragile' label can be read, according to The newspaper 'The Guardian' reported on Tuesday. Banksy, who has painted various graffiti in Ukraine, in places such as Borodianka, Irpin or Gostomel, put these serigraphs on sale on December 9. The organization's CEO, Giles Duley, explained He said the money would buy heaters, gas generators, and solar panels for the winter.

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< strong>The EU and NATO sign a new declaration to broaden their collaboration

The European Union (EU) and NATO signed a new joint declaration on Tuesday to continue developing their cooperation after those promoted in 2016 and 2018, and which occurs on this occasion in the context of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Presidents of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and of the European Council, Charles Michel, signed the document at the headquarters of the Atlantic Alliance, in Brussels. The two parties have been working on this declaration for some time, which at first they had proposed to have ready before the NATO leaders' summit that was held in September. in Madrid in June of last year.

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The EU is preparing more sanctions against Belarus for its military support for Moscow

The European Union plans to approve new sanctions against Belarus for its military support for Moscow. in the war against Ukraine, the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, said on Tuesday. Brussels is already discussing the tenth package of sanctions against Russia, but at the same time it will extend the sanctions. He will apply the restrictive measures “to those who militarily support Russia's war, such as Belarus and Iran. We will have new sanctions against Belarus responding to its role in this war,” he assured. von der Leyen. Some statements that the President of the European Commission made from NATO headquarters together with the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, after the three signed the third declaration. Joint meeting on cooperation between the EU and the transatlantic organisation.

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Russia uses experience in Syria and Ukraine to increase military potential

Russia is taking advantage of its military experience in Syria and Ukraine to increase its military readiness and improve the supply of its troops, the official said. Today the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, in a telematic meeting with the high plant of the Russian command. “We must constantly analyze and systematize the experience of our groups in Ukraine and Syria, and based on this, create programs to prepare troops and supply plans for war equipment,” he said. According to Shoigu, “the experience our troops acquire should become the basis for perfecting military training.”

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A Russian leader in Donetsk says that Soledar will be the leader of the Russian Federation. “released soon”

The acting governor of the Donetsk region of Ukraine, annexed by Moscow. last September, Denis Pushilin, assured the Today the town of Soledar, the epicenter of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, will be destroyed. “released soon.” “Events there are developing in such a way that the city will soon be liberated,” Pushilin told Russian public television. Pushilin recognized He said that the advance of the Russian troops is achieved “at a very high price” and added that the fighting is now taking place in the “west” part of the city. British intelligence pointed to this. He said in his report today that Russian troops and units of the Russian private military company Wagner possibly control much of Soledar, located a few kilometers from Bakhmut, another key point in Donetsk that the Russians have been trying to conquer since A few months ago.

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Armenia will not host any event. OTSC Post-Soviet Alliance Military Exercises in 2023

Armenia will not host military exercises of the post-Soviet alliance Organization of the Collective Security Treaty (OTSC), despite Russia's announcement that it advanced the exercise. The holding of the exercises this 2023. “The Armenian Defense Minister has already informed his CSTO colleagues that in this situation we do not consider it convenient to hold exercises in Armenia,” said the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, at a press conference. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the Last January 1, the Russian Army will participate in the war. This year he took part in the post-Soviet CSTO peacekeeping exercises in Armenia, where tensions with neighboring Azerbaijan have not subsided despite the presence of Russian peacekeepers.

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Pentagon sees Belarus as unlikely to enter war despite joint exercises with Russia

< p>The US Department of Defense has ruled out any indication that Belarus plans to enter the war in Ukraine despite joint military exercises with Russia. US area and spokesman for the Pentagon, has indicated in a press conference that “as far as we know, Russia and Belarus are going to carry out joint maneuvers.” “We really don't see any indication that there is an intention to enter the conflict,” he said. “We simply believe that what is taking place is a training of Russian and Belarusian forces. That is all,” he pointed out shortly after the Belarusian Ministry of Defense announced the creation of a regional military group made up of Russian and Belarusian troops to “guarantee the military security of the State of the Union”, according to information from the BelTA agency.

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At least two dead and several wounded as a result of new Russian attacks on Kherson

At least two people have been killed and several have been injured in new attacks carried out over the past day by Russian forces against the Kherson region of south-eastern Ukraine. The governor of the region, Yaroslav Yanushevich, has reported that “the Russian occupation forces have struck the territory of Kherson 46 times with mortar, artillery and tank fire.” Thus, they have explained that the enemy has bombarded infrastructure of vital importance, apartments and private properties”, according to the news agency Ukrinform.

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Tajani acknowledges “technical problems” in anti-aircraft system for Ukraine

The vice president and foreign minister of Italy, Antonio Tajani, assured this Tuesday that his government “has not stopped” the shipment of new weapons to Ukraine, although it acknowledged that it was not. He stated that there are “technical problems” in the Italian-French anti-aircraft system that could delay their delivery. “The shield project is Italian-French, we are working intensively with the French, there are technical problems to solve related to the military aspects,” but “it has not slowed down and we are working to provide it to them,” Tajani said. in an interview with the radio station Radio 1. According to some Italian media, the new shipment of arms from Italy to Ukraine will be delayed until the next month. It lasted until February due to political tensions between the different formations of the right-wing government coalition, as well as other cost considerations and a lack of military equipment.

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British intelligence rules out that Russia will be able to surround Bakhmut in the near future

The Intelligence of the United Kingdom has ruled out this Tuesday that the forces of the Russian Army manage to surround the city of Bakhmut in the near future despite their advances in the area, especially around the town of Soledar, in eastern Ukraine. . “Despite the complexity of the situation around the Bakhmut area, it is unlikely that Russia will be able to encircle the city in the near future,” the British Ministry of Defense said in a message from Twitter. Thus, he has referred to the latest data collected by British Intelligence and has indicated that during the last four days, Russian troops and members of the Wagner Group have advanced towards Soledar , a city that “is in their hands” practically in its entirety.

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An ally of Putin says the West is trying to kill him. trying to tear Russia apart

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said Tuesday the West was trying to divide Russia and aimed to wipe it off the world's political map. “In the face of emerging military threats, it is important for us to have armed forces and special services so that Russia's adversaries don't even think they can fight us,” Patrushev told the Argumenti i Fakti newspaper.

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Moldova will receive a message. This Tuesday the first batch of German armored vehicles

The Army of Moldova will receive Throughout this Tuesday, the first batch of Piranha model armored vehicles supplied by the German authorities within the framework of an agreement between Berlin and Chisinau signed in October 2021. As reported by the Ministry The Moldovan Defense Department in a statement, this supply of armored vehicles has the objective of “improving the capabilities of the National Army”, even more so at a time when the country is under a state of emergency. The Chisinau authorities decreed a state of emergency on February 24 –coinciding with the outbreak of the war in neighboring Ukraine– and have repeatedly warned of possible Russian plans to attack its national territory.

11 hours ago

Russian plane makes emergency landing in India after bomb warning

A plane from the Russian company Azur Air with 244 people on board landed on Saturday. An emergency response was made at an Indian military airbase over a bomb warning, authorities said Tuesday. The aircraft from Moscow. and bound for Goa (southwestern India) landed on the island. at the army air base in Jamnagar, in the Indian state of Gujarat, indicated security and diplomatic sources. According to local media, the plane, with 236 passengers and eight crew members, diverted from the plane. of his route when the airline Azur Air received a message. a mail warning of a bomb on board the ship. “All people on board are safe. Authorities are conducting a thorough inspection of the plane,” the Russian embassy in India said on Twitter on Tuesday.

13 hours ago

Britain says Russian forces can control most of Soledar

Russian forces and Wagner are likely to control most of the small town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine after tactical advances in the past four days, Britain's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Unique in a regular intelligence update. Officials in Kyiv have said that Moscow is going to stop. intensified A powerful attack was launched against Soledar in the Donbas industrial region, forcing the Ukrainian troops to repel waves of attacks led by Wagner-hired militia around the salt mining town and nearby frontlines. Soledar is here. It is just a few miles from Bajhmut, where troops on both sides have suffered heavy losses in some of the most intense trench warfare since Russia invaded. Ukraine almost 11 months ago.

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Russian and Ukrainian Human Rights commissioners will meet in Ukraine. n this week in Turkey

The Russian Human Rights Commissioner, Tatiana Moskalkova, confirmed on Monday that she plans to meet this week in Turkey with her Ukrainian counterpart, Dimitri Lubinez. Asked about the possibility of meeting her counterpart in Ukraine, Moskalkova has detailed So the meeting will have a lot to do. It will take place between January 12 and 14 in Turkey, a country that has been mediating between Russia and Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, TASS has reported. “I confirm that I am planning such a meeting “A big forum organized by the Ombudsman of Turkey will be held in Turkey. And we talked about the possibility of a meeting and a rough agenda,” the Russian Human Rights Commissioner said.

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Peskov says Western tanks won't change the course of the war< /p>

The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has guaranteed this Monday that the sending of Western tanks to Ukraine, after the announcements by France, the United States and Germany, “will not change” the course of the war. After being asked if these supplies could have an impact on the situation in Ukraine, Peskov has stated that these measures “are not capable of interrupting the process of achieving the objectives of the Russian special military operation”, a term for which Moscow was born. he calls the invasion.

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Heavy fighting in Soledar, in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicated that he would not be in trouble. On Monday his troops resisted “new attacks, even more violent” in Soledar, near Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine that Russia has been trying to take over for months. “I thank all our soldiers who protect Bakhmut (…) and the Soledar fighters who resist new, even more violent attacks from the invaders,” Zelensky said in his daily message.

1 day ago

A US senator compares Putin to Hitler

US Senator Angus King, who traveled to the US over the weekend. traveled to Ukraine to meet with President Volodimir Zelenski, has compared the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin, to Adolf Hitler and has called for him to be arrested in order to do so. avoid more deaths. In statements to the CBS television network, King recalled that in the event that Hitler had been arrested for his involvement in the Rhineland crises in 1936 and the Sudetenland two years later, he would be they could have saved millions of lives. “They, the Ukrainians, are fighting for us, for our values, and the help we give them is not charity. It is personal interest,” said King, who has warned that the Donbas region presents a scenario reminiscent of World War I.

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Portugal will reinforce the aid to Ukraine

The Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, announced the Today I told the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, that Portugal will reinforce his position. You will receive humanitarian and military support and participate in the in the formula for peace for the country. “I spoke today with President Zelensky. Portugal will strengthen humanitarian and military support for Ukraine and will also actively participate in the formula for peace proposed by President Zelensky,” the minister wrote. Costa on his Twitter profile. The Portuguese Prime Minister was in kyiv last May, where he met & oacute; He met with Zelensky and announced his Portugal would give Ukraine 250 million euros of financial support, of which 100 million would be delivered in 2022 and 150 million in the next three years.

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Russia accuses Ukraine of launching an attack on a psychological center in Gorlovka, near Donetsk

The Russian authorities have denounced this Monday that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have launched an offensive against a psychological center located in the town of Gorlovka, north of the city of Donetsk. Telegram the pro-Russian mayor of Gorlovka, Ivan Prijodko, the “Ukrainian neo-Nazis” have launched at least three 155-caliber missiles as part of an offensive that has resulted in no deaths or injuries. Later, Prijodko shared some I took pictures of the crater that caused the explosion of the alleged Ukrainian missile in the vicinity of the health center.

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The Russian Secretary of National Security assures that Moscow will is not there at war with kyiv

The secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has assured that Russia is not in any position. He is at war with Ukraine and that the conflict in Eastern Europe is more of an attempt by the Western powers to take on Moscow instead. via kyiv.  “The events in Ukraine are not a confrontation between Moscow and kyiv, it is a military confrontation between NATO, and above all the United States and the United Kingdom, against Russia,” Patrushev asserted during an interview with the Russian newspaper. 'AiF'.  In this line, the person in charge of Russian National Security has accused the leaders of the Atlantic Alliance of “fearing direct contact” with Russia and that for this reason they are instrumentalizing the Ukrainians, those that lead “to certain death.”

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Two killed in Russian attack on Kharkiv market

The death toll in a Russian missile attack this morning on a market in a liberated settlement in the Kharkov region rose to 12,000. Two were injured, while four other people were injured, including a minor, the police reported. the regional Prosecutor's Office. “According to the investigation, on January 9 at about 09:10, the occupiers launched a missile attack on the town of Shevchenkove in the Kupyansk district. An enemy missile hit the territory of the local market. Two women died. Three other women and a 10-year-old girl were injured,” the Prosecutor's Office stated in a statement on Telegram, quoted by the Ukinform agency. The head of the regional military administration, Oleh Syniehubov, had reported at first that, according to data from the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Care, the attack left no one alive. seven civilians were injured, including a 13-year-old girl.

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Deliveries of Western tanks to kyiv will 'prolong suffering' for Ukraine, warns Russia

Deliveries to Ukraine of armored infantry and other weapons, announced last week by several Western countries, will only “prolong the suffering” of Ukrainians and “will not change” the balance of forces on the ground, he said. this Monday the Kremlin. “Fundamentally, such renditions cannot and will not change anything (…) Such renditions will only prolong the suffering of the Ukrainian people,” the Ukrainian people said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told the press. Last week, the United States and Germany said they want to supply armored infantry, and France announced that they would supply armored infantry. the dispatch of light tanks to the Ukrainian forces.

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One killed in a Russian missile attack on a Kharkiv market< /p>

A woman died and several people were injured, including a minor, in a Russian missile attack on a market in a liberated settlement in the Kharkiv region. “In the village of Shevchenkove, Kupiansk district, there was a missile attack (according to preliminary data with S-300) against the local market,” the company reported. The head of the military administration of the Kharkov region, Oleh Syniehubov, was quoted by the Ukrinform agency as saying on Telegram. At first, he informed He said that, according to data from the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Attention, the attack left no one behind. Seven civilians were injured, including a 13-year-old girl.

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Putin proposes withdrawing Russia from the European convention against corruption

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented today to the Duma (lower house of the Russian Parliament) a bill for the withdrawal of the country from the convention of the Council of Europe against Corruption (GRECO). The corresponding document, which seeks the withdrawal of Russia from the Convention signed in January 1999, was included in the project database of the Lower House of the Russian Legislature. In the annexes to the bill, the Russian president argued that the proposal of him by the decision of the Comité & eacute; of Ministers of the Council of Europe (EC) to withdraw Russia's membership of the Group of States against Corruption, which monitors compliance with the agreements. “In correspondence with this decision, Russia loses membership in GRECO, with the exception of cases where GRECO monitors the fulfillment of commitments by our country, but Russia loses the right to participate in the debate or approval of the reports, as well as the right to vote”, indicated the president. Putin.

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 Russia claims to have taken control of the town of Bakhmutske , in Donetsk

The pro-Russian authorities of the Donetsk region, in eastern Ukraine, have announced on Monday that they have taken control of the town of Bajmutske, south of Soledar, in their advance towards the city of Bakhmut, which is for kyiv a symbol of the “indomitability” of the country. ;rcito in a message on his Telegram account.

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An expert on Russia launches this terrifying message

Since he started Since the invasion of Ukraine, much has been written to try to understand Russia's behavior. Why? Why does it have an all-powerful president who the country's elite obeys with little question? Where does your anti-Western rhetoric come from? Are the historical arguments used by Putin true, not only to justify the invasion, but to vindicate Russia as a great power that deserves more respect than it has been given in the last few decades? What Falls? British historian Orlando Figes examines Russian history and the ideas and myths that have been passed down through the centuries. Ideas, Figes told RTVE, that have permeated a large part of the Russian people and that leaders like Vladimir Putin use to justify, for example, the war in Ukraine. Read on at this link.

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Belarus and Russia announce joint air maneuvers

The Belarusian Ministry of Defense has reported that it will hold Joint air maneuvers with Russia over a two-week period. “Between January 16 and February 1, 2023, collective air tactical exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia will take place,” the Ministry reported in a message on Telegram.  Several Russian units arrived in Belarus on Sunday for these maneuvers. These exercises will involve all the bases and training areas of the Belarusian Air Force.  The two countries have created a joint task force formally announced last fall to protect their external borders, though the Russian invasion of Ukraine makes kyiv wary.

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Four explosions before midnight Saturday

According to the Ukrainian authorities, seven rockets fell on Kramatorsk on Saturday night. Two others fell on the neighboring town of Kostiantynivka. Pavlo Kirilenko, head of Ukraine's Donetsk regional administration, said the missiles hit “an educational institution, an industrial building and a cooperative garage.” In addition, he assured that did not cause casualties on the Ukrainian side. AFP journalists in Kramatorsk heard at least four explosions before midnight.

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Russia says it bombed Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk in “retaliation”

Russia claimed Yesterday Sunday that bombed the It seized two military barracks in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, and inflicted It inflicted heavy losses on its adversary in “retaliation” for the Ukrainian attack on Makéyevka on New Year's, a claim denied by Ukraine. “In response to the criminal bombardment of the kyiv regime in the first minutes of January 2023 (…), the Russian forces carried out a retaliatory operation,” the official said. the Russian Ministry of Defense in its daily report. “More than 600 Ukrainian soldiers were killed,” he added. Sergei Cherevaty, one of the spokesmen for the Ukrainian army, denied this. Why the bombing caused so many losses: “This information is just as true as the fact that the Russians had destroyed all of our HIMARS,” the American missile launcher system used in the bombardment of Makéyevka, in which at least 89 Russian soldiers were killed.

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Russia says goodbye to Christmas truce with attacks across the frontRussia closed this Sunday the Christmas truce with attacks on the entire front, which includes a punitive operation with missiles against Ukrainian army barracks in Donbas, where more than 600 soldiers would have died, according to Russian military sources. Fighting never ceased during the 36-hour Russian ceasefire, but it intensified on Sunday, both sides admitted. Russians and Ukrainians are waiting for the start of the next enemy counteroffensive, although the “general winter” advises against sudden movements with night temperatures of up to 14 degrees below zero in Donbas.

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Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Dodik honors Putin for his support for the entity

The president of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Serb entity, the pro-Russian nationalist Milorad Dodik, announced the this Sunday that will decorate the to the Russian president, Vladí mir Putin, for his support for that entity.

Putin will be awarded, in the midst of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, for “his merits in the development and strengthening of cooperation and political and friendly relations between the Republika Srpska and Russia,” declared the Russian president. Dodik, a leader of secessionist tendencies, according to the Bosnian website Oslobodjenje

2 days ago

Russia announces the death of 600 Ukrainian soldiers

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced this Sunday the death of more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers in a “retaliatory operation” for the New Year's attack against Russian forces in the city of Makiivka, in eastern Ukraine, which cost the lives of at least 89 soldiers.

The attack on Makiivka, in the disputed Donetsk region, is considered one of the biggest setbacks received by Russian forces since the start of the invasion of Ukraine to the point that Moscow fell to the ground. was forced to confirm, unusually, the deaths of the 89 soldiers.

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kyiv denounces that the Russian Army has created “the world's largest minefield” in eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denis Shmihal, has denounced that Russia is responsible for the creation of the “biggest minefield in the world” after mining 250,000 square kilometers of territory in the east of the country.

“It's the biggest minefield in the world right now. Not only is it making it difficult for people to move, but it's also made it hard for agriculture, which is one of our most important industries,”  Shmihal said in an interview with the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

These 250,000 square kilometers exceed the extension of the peninsula of Korea, Laos, Romania or the United Kingdom. They are also an indiscriminate weapon that can affect civilians.

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Two dead and nine injured in the last 24 hours in Ukraine despite Russian truce

Two Ukrainians died and nine others were injured despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a unilateral truce on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas, kyiv said this Sunday.

As a result of the “Russian armed aggression”, one person was killed. and eight others were injured in the eastern Donetsk region in the last 24 hours, reported Kirilo Timoshenko, a representative of the Ukrainian president's office.

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Russia maintains that the Ukrainian Army has attacked one of the largest thermal power plants in Donetsk

< p>The pro-Russian authorities in the Donetsk region have denounced that a rocket attack launched this past morning by Ukraine has caused damage to the Starobeshevskaya thermal power plant in Novi Svit, where at least two people could have trapped in the rubble.

“Emergency services are working at the bombing site, clearing the rubble. Presumably, at least two people, station employees, may be under the wreckage,” the pro-Russian administration of Russia reported on Sunday. The area was reported to the Russian agency TASS in a statement.

The attack would have been carried out with a multiple launch system of rockets, of which six have reached the plant and its surroundings, according to the report. n an additional statement from the Russian body the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Matters Related to Ukrainian War Crimes.

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Ukraine denounces a Russian attack during a UN mission visit to the region; n Zaporizhia

The Ukrainian administration of the Zaporizhia region has denounced a Russian attack during the humanitarian visit of the United Nations mission to a town in the area.

The head of the Ukrainian administration, Oleksandr Staruj, denounced the attack. He posted on his Telegram account that the attack had occurred during a UN humanitarian aid delivery in the city of Orijiv, approximately 60 kilometers from the regional front.

2 days ago

Zelensky accuses Moscow of having for his “false words” about the “supposed ceasefire”

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has declared the “alleged ceasefire” a failure and has accused Moscow of failing. for his “false words” due to the alleged violation of the truce that had been decreed by Russia during the Orthodox Christmas holidays.

“The world has been able to verify once again today how false Moscow's words are at all levels. There they said something about a supposed ceasefire… But the reality is that the Russian projectiles hit again Bakhmut and other Ukrainian positions,” the Ukrainian leader said in a speech delivered at midnight, the time that marked the end of the truce.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the truce to end. unilaterally declared a 36-hour ceasefire this Thursday on the occasion of the Orthodox Christmas holidays that take place on January 7.

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Russian truce for Orthodox Christmas ends without cessation of fighting in Ukraine

Ukrainians celebrated Orthodox Christmas this Saturday under the onslaught of war, some in shelters, and the 36-hour Russian unilateral truce ended on Saturday. At midnight from Saturday to Sunday (local time) without the fighting ceasing during the day.

The ceasefire, announced unilaterally by Russia, came to an end last month. at 2100 GMT, in the midst of cross criticism from the Ukrainians to the Russians for not having respected it and from Moscow for not having respected it. kyiv for not letting it apply.

“The world was able to see once again how misleading the statements of the high command in Moscow are,” said Mr. Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, in a video message posted on social networks. Russia “spoke of an alleged ceasefire, but in reality it bombed Bakhmut (east of the country) and other Ukrainian positions,” he criticized. ; Zelensky.

2 days ago

UK studies investigating war crimes in Ukraine

UK to host A meeting of justice ministers will be held in March to discuss ways to support an investigation at the International Criminal Court into alleged war crimes in Ukraine, reported the government this Saturday. The International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, investigates possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the war in Ukraine.

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Ukraine imposes sanctions on 119 Russian personalities

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky , announced this Saturday the imposition of sanctions on 119 Russian personalities, including several famous people and three people with Ukrainian citizenship.

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When is Orthodox Christmas celebrated and why? Has Ukraine decided to disengage?

Russians do not celebrate Christmas on December 25, but on January 6 and 7. For this reason, Russia has established a “Christmas truce” from 12:00 on January 6 to 0:00 on January 7. Until now, the Orthodox Christians of Ukraine did the same, but now they have agreed to put this calendar aside in order to get out of Russia's sphere of influence. Read here the complete article.

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Ukrainians and Russians celebrate Orthodox Christmas without cessation of fighting

Ukrainians and Russians celebrated Orthodox Christmas this Saturday without ceasing fighting on several fronts, despite the fact that the Russian army assured that it would be safe. that respects the unilateral truce decreed by President Vladimir Putin.

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Ukraine figures the aid received in 2022 at more than 30,000 million

The Ukrainian government reported this Saturday the total balance international contributions in aid and loans so far this year, totaling more than 32,000 million dollars, some 30,000 million euros.

Approximately 40% of these funds come from the United States, just under 25% come from the European Union and 8% are from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to data from the Ukrainian central bank, the National Bank of Ukraine.

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The president of the European Parliament applauds the delivery of German tanks to Ukraine< /strong>

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, welcomed this Saturday the German government's decision to supply Ukraine with Marder infantry fighting vehicles.

“It is important that we continue to support the Ukrainian people: politically, humanitarianly, financially and militarily,” he declared this Saturday at the closed-door meeting of the deputies of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in the monastery. from Seeon, in Upper Bavaria. “Reinforcing our security also depends on reinforcing the security of our neighbours. They are not strong and safe if we are not,” she has assured.

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Vatican raises 250,000 euros to send clothes and generators to Ukraine

The Vatican has so far raised more than 250,000 euros through a microfinance platform of small donations to buy thermal clothing for the Ukrainian population, an amount higher than expected, which has It was also allowed to purchase generators for a country “that lives without electricity and water”.

“Your generosity has been incredible: to date we have reached 250,000 euros, and still “It's not over yet,” Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, who heads the Vatican's Dicastery for Charity, assured this Saturday about the success of the campaign launched this Christmas.

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Russia says it will respect The truce was announced, but it attacked Ukrainian positions

Russia has assured this Saturday that it will respect the truce. He held the Christmas truce until midnight, but has admitted to attacking Ukrainian positions in response to enemy attacks.

The Russian forces “respect the ceasefire along the entire line of separation since 12 noon on January 6,” the Ministry of Defense reported in its daily report, adding that, despite to the attacks of the Ukrainian artillery “against Russian populations and positions”, Moscow was deceived. will follow respecting the truce “until midnight today.”

3 days ago

The German Chancellor; , under pressure to increase military support for Ukraine

Following the German government's decision to send Marder-type armored defense cars to Ukraine, the two junior partners of the coalition insist on the need to also provide attack tanks such as the “Leopard”.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new meeting. After the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, he declared a “turning point” in the German policy of not supplying weapons to conflict zones and promised a “turning point”. So Berlin would take more responsibility for the defense of Europe.

Despite this, the reinforcement of military aid to Ukraine has been coming slowly, much to the impatience of the Green and liberal coalition allies of Scholz's Social Democratic Party (SPD).

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Crimean authorities report shooting down Ukrainian drone over Sevastopol Bay< /strong>

The governor of the Crimean city of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, reported this Saturday the shooting down last night of a Ukrainian drone over the bay of the town, the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. /p>

“The Air Defense Forces have shot down a UAV (unmanned aircraft, for its acronym in English) at the north pier just 15 minutes ago,” he reported on his Telegram account. in a message posted at 03:26 a.m. local time.

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Putin congratulates Christmas to the Russians after declaring a ceasefire in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the Russians on Orthodox Christmas, the most important religious holiday in this country, after ordering a 36-hour unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine, which expires tonight at midnight.

Putin has stressed that Christmas promotes values ​​such as “mercy, compassion, kindness and justice,” said a statement issued by the Kremlin.

In addition, he has highlighted the “great contribution” of Christianity and, in particular, of the Russian Orthodox Church, to the unity and concord of Russian society, and praised the Russian society. He expressed his support for soldiers participating in the “special military operation” in Ukraine.

The Russian leader attended the meeting. Last night I attended Midnight Mass at the Annunciation Cathedral in Moscow, one of the three that make up the Kremlin's Cathedral Square.

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London will host International meeting to investigate alleged war crimes in Ukraine

Justice ministers from around the world will meet in London next March to support the International Criminal Court (ICC) in its investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Ukraine war.

As announced this Saturday by the British Ministry of Justice, the investigation of the alleged crimes will occupy the first place. It will be high on the country's agenda within the next three months.

Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will be appointed to the country. the host of the meeting in the capital, which will have He took place at Lancaster House, alongside his Dutch counterpart, Dilan Yesilgöz-Zegerius.

The group will listen to to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, about the work of the court and the role of the international community in supporting its investigations.

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Borrell talks with Ukrainian minister about the latest Russian attacks

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, addressed the issue. This Friday in a telephone call with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, the intensification of the attacks by Russia and stressed the importance of the attacks. It highlighted the EU's determination to continue supporting kyiv.

The talk discussed “the latest developments on the ground following the intensification of Russian missile and drone attacks against critical infrastructure, including residential buildings, in recent weeks,” according to a statement from the European External Action Service.

Borrell condemned the those attacks “that indiscriminately destroy infrastructure, residential and medical facilities, deliberately attacking and killing civilians” and that “constitute war crimes,” the note indicates. “Russia's political and military leaders, and all those responsible for and involved in these and other war crimes committed in Ukraine will be held accountable,” added Mr. Borrell.

4 days ago

US announces $3 billion more in military aid to Ukraine

The White House announced He will give $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine on Friday, which will include Bradley armored vehicles. The Pentagon will give More details will be provided, but assistance will include armored personnel carriers and self-propelled howitzers, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said. Washington and Berlin announced on Thursday that they would provide kyiv with armored vehicles – Bradley from the United States and Marder from Germany – but gave no details on how many. Typically armed with a 25mm automatic cannon, 7.62mm machine gun and anti-tank missiles, the Bradleys will give Ukraine additional power. “It's not a tank but it's a tank killer,” Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday. “We trust it will help you on the battlefield,” he added.

4 days ago

Russia warns Germany about sending tanks to Ukraine

The Russian government has harshly condemned this Friday Germany's decision to supply Ukraine with armored personnel carriers and a Patriot anti-aircraft system, which it described as “unsafe”. of “step towards the escalation of the conflict”. The supply of these heavy weapons once again crosses a “moral line”, according to a statement from the Russian Embassy in Berlin, which referred to the issue. He pointed out Germany's historical responsibility for the crimes committed by the Nazis against the Russians in World War II.

 

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Borrell considers the ceasefire “unbelievable”

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, crossed out the question. This Friday, the ceasefire announced by Russia in the war in Ukraine ahead of Orthodox Christmas day was described as “hypocritical” and “unbelievable”. “The Kremlin does not have any credibility and this declaration of a ceasefire is not credible,” he declared. Borrell to the press during a visit to Fez, in Morocco. “The response that comes to mind for all of us is skepticism in the face of such hypocrisy,” he added.

4 days ago

Ukraine shelling despite truce

AFP journalists heard artillery fire from both sides of the front lines in Bakhmut, a city with streets largely destroyed and deserted, after the theoretical ceasefire began at 0900 GMT. The deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Kirilo Timoshenko, informed of two Russian bombardments in Kramatorsk and another in Kurakhove, in the east. reported also a Russian bombardment in Kherson (south). In the Lugansk region (east), local authorities reported 14 artillery shots, saying civilians stayed “all day in their basements.”

4 days ago

Food prices broke records due to war

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that the rise in world food prices reached their “highest levels ever recorded” in March due to the invasion of the United Nations. No from Ukraine. In 2022, the food price index, which tracks the change in the international values ​​of a basket of basic products, was set at 2022. It was 143.7 points on average, “that is, 14.3% more than the average value of 2021”, indicated the company. The international organization said this Friday.

4 days ago

Russia accuses the US of inciting Ukraine to continue the war

The Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has accused Washington of inciting Ukraine to continue the war after the Biden Administration announced a new military aid package. “All of their recent actions, including the new military aid package to kyiv, which will include US Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, point directly to Washington's lack of desire for a political settlement in Ukraine,” Antonov has declared, as reported by the Tass news agency.

4 days ago

Zelensky accuses Putin of using the Christmas truce for his military strategy

The President of Ukraine has accused his Russian counterpart of using the truce announced by the Kremlin on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas as a military strategy. “Those who continued the terror against our country and sent all those people of theirs to slaughter certainly do not value life and definitely do not seek peace,” Zelensky said during his evening address to Ukrainians. “Now they want to use Christmas as a cover to stop, at least briefly, the advance of our men in the Donbas and bring equipment, ammunition and mobilized men closer to our positions,” he charged.

4 days ago

US and Germany to supply armored vehicles to Ukraine

The United States and Germany have announced that they will supply armored personnel carriers to Ukraine as part of the war launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022. US leader Joe Biden , and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have agreed in a phone call to send Western-designed vehicles, after the previous day, his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , promised kyiv the “first battle tanks” made in France.

5 days ago

Ukraine calls Russian ceasefire “hypocrisy”

An adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, called the He denounced the Russian announcement of a cease-fire in Ukraine on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas as “hypocrisy” on Thursday and asked for the Russians to stop it. to the Moscow troops they leave the country. “Russia must leave the occupied territories, only then will there be a 'temporary truce.' on Twitter.

5 days ago

Russia attacks Bakhmut and Ukraine prepares a spring counteroffensive

Russia did not let up. today their attempts to capture Bakhmut, a Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Donetsk region, while the kyiv authorities agreed with their western allies on new weapons supplies, key to their announced spring counteroffensive .

5 days ago

What did you do? was it the 1914 Christmas Truce?

No one knows very well how it happened, what was the first sign, who was the first to raise the flag. He turned his head and looked at her. He led the way, risking his skin, and he came out on top. He came out of the trench, and threw to walk the other way, with open arms. A gesture of peace in the middle of a scene full of death; the scattered bodies, the earth sunk by bombs, a devastated lunar landscape, the portrait of one of the worst barbarities of humanity: the First World War.

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Ceasefire in Ukraine

According to the note of the Russian Presidency, the decision of the chief of the State is in response to the call of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kiril, to establish a Christmas truce, which Orthodox believers celebrate on January 7.

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Putin orders a 36-hour ceasefire starting at noon tomorrow

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, ordered the today a 36-hour ceasefire from 12:00 Moscow time. (09:00 GMT) tomorrow, Friday, along the entire front line in Ukraine, reported the military. the Kremlin. According to the note from the Russian Presidency, the decision of the head of state is in response to the call of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kiril, to establish a Christmas truce, which Orthodox believers celebrate on January 7.

5 days ago

Russian strikes kill four civilians in Kherson

At least four Ukrainian civilians have died this Thursday in the province of Kherson (south) due to Russian attacks, as reported by the Ukrainian authorities. The governor of Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushevich wrote the He told Telegram that a man had been killed in the center of the provincial capital, while in the towns of Chronobaivka and Kornyshany Russian artillery had caused four injuries. The deputy chairman of the presidential office of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko announced the announcement. Later, the death of a family of three in the town of Bersylav, in the south of the province partially occupied by Russian troops. A Russian artillery shell hit the town. He attacked a house, killing the couple who lived there and their twelve-year-old son, according to what the police wrote. on his Telegram account.

5 days ago

Russia insists on Bakhmut

Russia did not give up. today their attempts to capture Bákhmut, a Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Donetsk region, while the kyiv authorities agreed with their western allies on new weapons supplies, key to their announced spring counteroffensive. However, Russian efforts meet with bitter resistance from Ukrainian forces, as control of the city is key to the defense of Sloviansk and Kramtorsk, the two largest strongholds of kyiv troops in the Donetsk region. .

5 days ago

Russia extends terror alert in Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine

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The Russian authorities have announced this Thursday a new two-week extension, until January 20, of the level of terrorist alert in the Belgorod region, located in the west of the country, on the border with Ukraine. . The 'yellow' alert of terrorist danger has now been extended, as indicated by the governor of the region, Viacheslav Gladkov, through a brief message on his Telegram account. This allows The authorities were asked to take additional measures to guarantee the safety of the population in the face of “imminent threats, especially a terrorist attack”, although the measure is part of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

5 days ago

Italy denies supplying mines to Ukraine

The Italian government has not supplied anti-personnel mines to Ukraine for the war against Russia, as the Moscow authorities “completely false” claimed, the Italian government said. The Italian Defense Minister, Guido Crosetto, said today that he considers the statements of the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zajárova, in this regard, “completely false, unfounded and seriously degrading to the honor” of Italy. The Italian government headed by Giorgia Meloni has repeatedly shown its support for Ukraine and has considered Russia to be to blame for an “incomprehensible” and “unacceptable” war.

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Benedict XVI condemned the death of the priest. in an unpublished letter the “misdeeds” of the war in Ukraine

Benedict XVI condemned the In an unpublished letter dated March 7, made public this Thursday, January 5, when he was buried in the Vatican grottoes, the “misdeeds” of the war in Ukraine that began in the Vatican. this past February 24 with the invasion by Russian troops. letter sent to the head of the Greek Church Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk–In this hour of great difficulties for your people, I am close to you and I would like to assure you that both you and your Church are always present in my prayers “, adds in the document signed 15 days after the start of the conflict. As reported by Ukrainian Church sources, Shevchuk visited the church. to Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican on November 9, 2022.

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< strong>Erdogan asks Putin for “a unilateral ceasefire” to promote a peace process in Ukraine

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has transferred this Thursday to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the need for a “unilateral ceasefire” to promote peace negotiations to end the war with Ukraine, It was unleashed on February 24, 2022 by the invasion order given by the Russian president.

The Turkish Presidency has stated in a statement published on its website that Erdogan has informed Putin during a telephone conversation that “calls for peace and negotiations must be supported by a unilateral ceasefire and a vision for a fair solution”.

He has also highlighted the “positive results” of the negotiations for the agreement on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports, the prisoner exchanges and the initiative to create a “safe zone” around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.

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Russia threatens to confiscate German property

The president of the Russian Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, has threatened on Thursday to confiscate German property if Berlin freezes Russian assets and accounts in the country to transfer them to Ukraine as part of the Russian invasion of the territory. “As soon as this measure is carried out, we will do exactly the same in response to similar actions by Germany and other States,” he pointed out, before warning that this decision constitutes a violation of the legislation ;n current. In this sense, he recalled that some German companies have made large investments in Russia in the past and blamed Germany and France for “having started the war”.

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Ukraine threatens more attacks on Russian soil

The head of Ukraine's military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, assured He said that more attacks are likely to take place on Russian territory, without specifying whether the Ukrainians would be behind them, and announced that he would be behind them. He said his country is preparing for a “more intense” counteroffensive starting in March. In an interview with the American chain ABC News, in which he spoke to himself & oacute; of some attacks that occurred in Russian territory, which Moscow was responsible for. attributed to Ukraine and for which kyiv has not claimed responsibility.

5 days ago

Putin talks about dialogue if Ukraine accepts “the new territorial realities”

Russia is Ukraine is open to dialogue with Ukraine as long as it accepts the “new territorial realities” arising from the Moscow offensive, said Ukraine. this Thursday President Vladimir Putin to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president had requested in a telephone conversation with the Kremlin leader the application of a “unilateral ceasefire” to start peace negotiations with kyiv. “Putin once again confirmed that Russia was open to a serious dialogue, provided that the kyiv authorities abide by the well-known and repeatedly expressed demands and take into account the new territorial realities,” the minister said. the Kremlin in a statement.

5 days ago

The Russian patriarch calls for a truce in the war with Ukraine

The patriarch of Moscow calls for a truce in the war with Ukraine. and from all Russia, Cyril, has called a truce in the Ukraine on the occasion of Russian Orthodox Christmas which is celebrated on January 7.

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Macron will send a message. “First delivery” of French-made light tanks delivered to Ukraine

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has confirmed this Wednesday that he will send a letter. light tanks to Ukrainian troops to strengthen military power against Russia. “France will provide light combat tanks and will continue its support in terms of defense,” Macron said, after announcing that this information had been confirmed shortly before by his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelensky, in a phone call.

5 days ago

The Ukrainian authorities report that 60% of the Bakhmut are living.

Ukrainian authorities have reported this Wednesday that at least 60% of the city of Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, has been destroyed after continuous attacks with missiles. The military governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, has indicated that the Ukrainian troops “courantly defend Bakhmut and prevent the enemy from advancing.”

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Criticism of the army in Russia increases after a new assessment of the Ukrainian attack

Russia raised On Wednesday, the balance of the Ukrainian attack on New Year's Eve on the town of Makéyevka, in the annexed Donetsk region, increased to 89 deaths, which accentuated the crisis. the criticisms against the military leadership. The Ukrainian General Staff confirmed this. It was authored and the Army's Department of Strategic Communications claimed responsibility for it. There was a much higher Russian casualty toll of around 400 dead and 300 wounded. These figures, however, were not confirmed by the General Staff. At a time when Moscow was Faced with repercussions from the attack, French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take action. This Wednesday in a phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to deliver French-made light tanks to help the Ukrainian army in its counteroffensive.

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Ukraine claims to have destroyed a new Russian base in Zaporizhia causing 80 casualties between dead and wounded

The Ukrainian military authorities have assured this Wednesday that they have destroyed a headquarters of the Russian forces in the city of Tokmak, in Zaporizhia, causing some 80 casualties, between deaths and injuries, a day after Moscow attacked. confirmed the death of 89 of its soldiers in Makivka, Kherson. The General Staff of the Armed Forces has said that as a result of the bombardment launched on January 3 on these facilities, at least 80 casualties have been caused among the Russian ranks, although he has not specified the number of injured and deceased. During that day, fifteen attacks fell on the area.

6 days ago

Macron confirms to Zelensky that France will send light armored vehicles

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed this. He told his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, today that his country will send a message. Light armored vehicles were sent to Ukraine, Elysee sources confirmed. Both leaders agreed to this measure in a telephone conversation that took place this Wednesday afternoon. The precise details of the shipment and the type of vehicle, for the moment, have not been officially revealed, although the French Presidency anticipates that they will be released. I will post a statement about the conversation later.

6 days ago

Romania will improve the connections between the Danube and the Black Sea

The Romanian Government approved the This Wednesday a plan worth 1,600 million lei (about 325 million euros) to modernize and improve the navigability of the channels that connect the Danube River with the Black Sea, which have gained strategic importance from ;z of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. The works, which will be carried out over the next five years, will benefit the Danube-Black Sea and Puerta Blanca-Midia-Navodari canals, both built during communism and connecting different points of the Sea. Negro with the main river that passes through Romania, reported the the Executive in a statement. Romanian ports on the Black Sea and the Danube have been key to ensuring the export of Ukrainian grain, after Russia has blocked or invaded some of Ukraine's main ports.

6 days ago

kyiv and Moscow were together. land and air combat amid criticism of Russian military command

kyiv and Moscow. They continue to battle on the ground and in the air, with each side testing the enemy's anti-aircraft forces on a daily basis, while criticism of the Russian command grows for failing to prevent Ukraine's lethal attack on a large concentration. of troops in the eastern town of Makiivka. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said Today preparations for the delivery to kyiv of the Patriot air defense systems have already begun. “Preparations for the relocation of these systems have already begun,” said Mr. Kuleba during a press conference and added Ukraine expects the process to finish as soon as possible.

6 days ago

The Romanian president calls on Zelensky to revise the law on minorities

The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, called the He spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenski, this Wednesday to reaffirm his support and convey Bucharest's “concern and discomfort” over the new law on minorities approved in December by Ukraine. “President Klaus Iohannis has asked President Zelensky to find quick solutions that respond to and remedy these concerns,” read the statement from the Romanian presidential administration, referring to the negative reception that the law would have. ;had among the Romanian minority in Ukraine. According to the statement, Iohannis and Zelenski have agreed to a meeting between the foreign ministers of both countries to “resolve bilaterally” the disagreement over the issue of the Romanian minority.

6 days ago

Zaporizhia Russians blame kyiv for attack with 5 dead and 15 wounded

Russian-appointed authorities in the Zaporizhia region of southern Ukraine today blamed kyiv for an attack that killed 5 and wounded 15. According to the acting head of the region, Evgeny Balitsky, “5 people died and 15 suffered injuries of varying severity as a result of artillery attacks by Ukrainian armed groups against the peaceful city of Vasylivka.” Among the injured are four emergency services employees, added the police. Balitski in a message on Telegram. “The situation in Vasylivka is tense, the attacks do not stop, all the emergency services are working to help the citizens,” he said. The bombed town is It has been controlled by Russian troops since March 2022.

6 days ago

Putin presides over deployment of ship with hypersonic missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed the He announced by videoconference on Wednesday the deployment of a warship equipped with new hypersonic cruise missiles, for a mission in the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. “I am sure that such powerful weapons will allow Russia to be effectively protected from external threats and will help defend national interests,” Putin said during the ceremony, which was attended by Russia. He joined Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu from an unspecified location, according to Russian news agencies.

6 days ago

Ukraine claims to have destroyed two weapons depots of Russian forces in Bakhmut

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have claimed this Wednesday to have destroyed two arms warehouses of the Russian Army in the city of Bakhmut, in the Donestk region, the main focus of fighting between the parties. “Our “Missile and artillery fire have hit several targets. First, large concentrations of military personnel and equipment, and second, two ammunition depots, in Avdiivka and Liman,” said the spokesman for the Axis Eastern Forces Group. Ukrainian rcito, Serhii Cherevati.

6 days ago

The former head of the Russian space agency sends Macron the projectile that wounded him in Ukraine

The former head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, announced the On Wednesday, he sent French President Emmanuel Macron the piece of shrapnel that wounded him. in the Ukraine, fired according to him from a French Caesar cannon, supplied to kyiv. Rogozine, who currently leads a group of military advisers assisting Russian separatist forces in the Ukraine, was found to be the target of the attack. He was wounded in the back in December during a Ukrainian attack on a hotel in Donetsk, a city in eastern Ukraine -under Russian control-, which caused 24-year-olds. several dead and wounded.

6 days ago

Criticism of the military in Russia grows after the new balance of the last Ukrainian attack

Russia raised On Wednesday, the balance of the Ukrainian attack on New Year's Eve on the town of Makéyevka, in the annexed Donetsk region, increased to 89 deaths, which accentuated the crisis. the criticism against the military leadership.

The initial balance of 63 victims was revised accordingly. It rose after the discovery of new corpses among the ruins of the military base, indicated the police. Russian General Sergei Sevriukov said in a video released by the Defense Ministry. According to the general, the “main reason” for the attack was “the use of mobile phones” by the soldiers, which allowed them to carry out the attack. reveal your location. It is the highest death toll in a single attack recognized by Moscow in the world. since the start of their offensive in February and comes after a series of military setbacks on the ground.

6 days ago

Russian forces repel a Ukrainian Army counterattack in Donetsk

Russian forces have reported this Wednesday that they have managed to repel a counterattack by the Ukrainian Army in the vicinity of Dorozhnianka, in the Donetsk region, where clashes between the parties continue.

The spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, has indicated that this is the case. He said that although the Ukrainian forces have persisted in their attempt, “they have not been successful” in the framework of their counteroffensive.

“Units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have carried out unsuccessful attempts to seize Russian troop positions in the south,” he said, according to information from the Interfax news agency.

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Russia claims to have shot down two drones near the Sevastopol airport in Crimea< /p>

The Russian authorities have assured this Wednesday that they have shot down two drones in the surroundings of the Belbek airport, in the city of Sevastopol, located on the Crimean peninsula, annexed in 2014.

“The systems “The air defense authorities shot down two drones this morning over the sea in the Belbek area. All services are operating normally,” Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said in a brief message. posted on his Telegram account.

Sevastopol is home to the main base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and there have been several attempted drone strikes in recent weeks, including the downing of two more drones around the city on Monday.

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“We are not traitors,” say Russian fighters enlisted in the Ukrainian Army strong>

Their number is confidential but the “hundreds” of Russians fighting alongside Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk region (east), in a legion called “Freedom of Russia”, do not consider themselves “traitors”.

When his spokesman, “César”, meets with journalists, he usually takes them to the ruins of an Orthodox monastery in Dolina, in an area retaken by the Ukrainian army a few months ago.

The shattered golden dome, the rubble and the religious icons scattered on the ground are, according to him, a sign of “what are Putin's values”.< /p>

“I'm not fighting against the homeland, I'm fighting against the Putin regime, against tyranny,” says “César,” a handsome man with blue eyes. “I'm not a traitor. I'm a true Russian patriot,” he says.

6 days ago

Russia The number of soldiers killed in a Ukrainian attack in Donetsk is now 89

The Russian Ministry of Defense has updated to 89 the balance of soldiers killed as a result of an attack by Ukrainian troops this Sunday against the town of Makivka, in the Donetsk region, increasing the previous count by more than 20. Lieutenant General Sergei Sevryukov, commander of the Russian forces in Ukraine, explained that the soldiers were found “in the course of clearing rubble from reinforced concrete structures.”

6 days ago

Zelenski discusses with the Prime Minister of Canada about peace formulas

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has discussed this Tuesday with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, peace formulas to end the war, which began on February 24, 2022, after the mandate of the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin. . Zelensky has indicated that the conversation has focused on strengthening Ukraine's defense “against threats and risks of escalation on the front.” He has also expressed, through a call with Trudeau, his “gratitude for Canada's strong support for Ukraine.”

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The Biden government, convinced that Republicans will continue to support Ukraine

The Government of the United States said today that it is He is “absolutely” convinced that the Republican Party, which has just assumed control of the House, will continue to do so. He is supporting military aid for Ukraine to face the Russian invasion, according to what he said. State Department spokesman Ned Price at a press conference. Until now the leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, suggested that the During the electoral campaign of the mid-term elections, on November 8, they would block the aid sent to kyiv by the Democratic Administration because Ukraine cannot be given a “blank check”. . However, Price noted that He noted that Republican support in Congress for successive arms and humanitarian aid shipments has been consistent, including the recently approved $44 billion package in the 2023 budget.

6 days ago

Ruslan Hasbulatov, former Chairman of the Supreme Soviet, dies

Ruslan Hasbulatov, the last president of the Russian Supreme Soviet or Parliament, died in February. this Tuesday at his house in the Moscow region. at the age of 80, he reported his public television. His funeral will be held & aacute; tomorrow in his native Chechnya. The politician held the position. The post of head of the Russian Parliament between October 29, 1991 and October 4, 1993. Thus, the one-time ally of the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin and later his staunch opponent, was the last president. He was the head of the Russian Legislature when the USSR still existed and the first to head the Supreme Soviet after the disintegration of the Soviet empire.

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Mourning and anger in Russia after the death of dozens of soldiers in Ukraine

With flowers and prayers, several rallies throughout Russia paid tribute on Tuesday to the dozens of soldiers killed in an attack in eastern Ukraine that shocked the country. the country and unleashed the A wave of criticism of the army was launched. Some 200 people participated in a tribute in the city of Samara (center), where some of the dead soldiers were from, an unusual event in Russia where the authorities maintain a hermetic silence about military casualties in Ukraine. Several people deposited roses or flower crowns before a flame in one of the main squares of the city, bowing respectfully or making the sign of the cross, the official said. AFPAn Orthodox priest recited the a prayer, then soldiers firing rifles into the air.

7 days ago

Sunak tells Zelensky Ukraine can count on Britain in the long run

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, told the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Tuesday that the country can count on the help of the United Kingdom “in the long term”, as confirmed by the Ukrainian leader. a spokesman for Downing Street, London's seat of government. In a phone call with Zelensky today, “the two leaders discussed the horrendous (Russian) drone attacks on Ukraine in recent days and the prime minister said the UK's thoughts are on Stay with the Ukrainians as they continue to live under those bombardments”

7 days ago

Ukraine prepares to withstand the long waves of Russian attacks that the US government anticipates. in 2023

The fighting in the Ukraine does not give respite and kyiv foresees another. So Russia will continue to do so. Massive drone attacks were used to deplete the population, destroy the energy system, and wear down the country's anti-aircraft defenses. “We have information that Russia is planning prolonged attacks with Shahed drones” on Iran, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. According to the Ukrainian leader, Moscow I would be betting on the “exhaustion” of Ukraine. “He's probably betting on exhaustion. Exhaustion of our people, our air defenses, our energy sector,” he said.

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Germany would seize Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine

Germany is here. It is prepared to use billions of euros in frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine rebuild, provided the legal issues are resolved and the allies follow suit. The government of Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz supports the Ukrainian demand for war reparations, but has not yet taken an official position on the confiscation of Russian state assets. The issue is complex and some sectors of the ruling coalition are more supportive than others, according to people familiar with the talks. The internal tensions reflect the broader struggle of the international community to forge a common position.

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Russia destroys an arsenal of the Ukrainian Army in a new offensive in Donetsk

The Russian Armed Forces have destroyed an arsenal of the Ukrainian Army on Tuesday in a new offensive in the vicinity of Kupiansk, Krasno-Limanski and Yuzhno-Donetsk, where Russian troops continue to advance.

The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, has indicated in a statement that the arsenal in question was located at the Druzhkovka train station, also in the Donetsk region, and has reported that He noted that the attack has resulted in the destruction of two US-made HIMARS multiple missile launcher system installations.

“As a result of a complex confrontation with the enemy in areas of Krasnoye, Petrivskoye, Nevelskoye and Pobeda, in Donetsk, 90 Ukrainian soldiers have died and two tanks and five armed vehicles have been destroyed”, he explained before indicating that “more than 30 soldiers have also died in other combats registered further south, according to what the Interfax agency has collected.

7 days ago

Russia says it has shot down more than 2,800 Ukrainian drones since the start of the war

Russian forces have destroyed 2,807 Ukrainian Army drones since the start of the war campaign in that country on February 24, according to a statement by the Ukrainian Army. this Tuesday the Russian Defense Ministry.

“Since the start of the special military operation, a total of 355 planes, 199 helicopters, and 2,807 drones have been destroyed,” the official said. Defense in its daily part.

In the last day, according to the Russian military, 13 unmanned aircraft have been shot down in the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk and Zaporizhia.

“In addition, nine HIMARS projectiles were intercepted near the town of Chervonopopivka in the Lugansk and New Kakhovka people's republic, in the Kherson region,” they add.

7 days ago

Mourning and anger in Russia after the death of dozens of soldiers in Ukraine

With flowers and After prayers, several rallies throughout Russia paid tribute on Tuesday to the dozens of soldiers killed in an attack in eastern Ukraine that shocked the nation. the country and unleashed the a wave of criticism of the military.

Some 200 people participated in a tribute in the city of Samara (center), where some of the dead soldiers were from, an unusual event in Russia where the authorities maintain a hermetic silence about military casualties in Ukraine.

Several people deposited roses or flower crowns before a flame in one of the main squares of the city, bowing respectfully or making the sign of the cross, the official said. the AFP. An orthodox priest recited the a prayer, then soldiers firing rifles into the air.

7 days ago

Bulgaria signs a contract to import gas through Turkey

The Bulgarian state company Bulgargaz signed the agreement. This Tuesday, he signed a contract with the Turkish company BOTAS, which will allow him to sell. until 2036 access to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminals of the neighboring country, as well as As well as its network of gas pipelines, to import the blue fuel from various suppliers.

The document was signed by the presidents of both companies, in the presence of the Bulgarian Minister of Energy, Rosen Hristov, and his Turkish counterpart, Fatih Dönmez, in a live-televised ceremony in Sofia.

The agreement establishes that Bulgaria will be able to enter the country. Over the next 13 years, he will have access to liquefied gas from various Western suppliers, with the right to participate in any negotiations with them.

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kyiv claims it has killed 750 Russian servicemen in fighting in the last 24 hours

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have affirmed this Tuesday that they have “liquidated” 750 Russian soldiers during the combats registered in the last day and have raised to more than 108,000 the total number of Russian soldiers killed since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. n, unleashed on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has said in a message on its account on the social network Facebook that since the beginning of the During the war, “some 108,190” Russian soldiers have been killed, before adding that 3,036 battle tanks, 2,033 artillery systems and 214 anti-aircraft defense systems have been destroyed.

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 Russia considers that a peace treaty with Japan is “impossible”.

  n is impossible due to “the anti-Russian course” of the Japanese authorities.

 Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Andrei Rudenko, has stated that “it is absolutely obvious that it is impossible to discuss the signing of a document of This guy is with a state that takes openly hostile positions,” according to statements to the Tass agency.

Rudenko added that the Japanese government is directing “direct threats” against Moscow, while finding no sign that “Tokyo is moving away from the anti-Russian course or any attempt to rectify the situation.” /p>

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Opinion | Between Putin's bombs and the unity of the Europeans

The trajectory of Pedro Sánchez's influence in the EU's corridors of power is upward, especially since the Russian invasion has turned the energy market upside down. Read here the article by Carlos Carnicero Urabayen.

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Russia admits the death of sixty of soldiers in a Ukrainian shelling near Donetsk

Russia recognized that at least 63 of its soldiers died in a Ukrainian bombardment against a town controlled by Moscow; in eastern Ukraine, after a bloody weekend for both sides in the conflict.

The Russian military — which rarely divulges its casualties — has never reported so many casualties. losses in a single attack since the start of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

The Russian Ministry of Defense specified that the bombardment “with four missiles” took place in the Russian-occupied town of Makiivka in the eastern Donetsk region, and that it hit the Russian-occupied town of Makiivka. It called a “temporary deployment center” for the army.

The ministry did not specify which name it was. He gave the exact date the bombing took place, but said it was a matter of of an attack with HIMARS rocket launchers, a type of weapon delivered by the United States to Ukraine.

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< strong>Russia sees a peace treaty with Japan as “impossible”

The Russian government has indicated this Monday that the dialogue of a peace treaty with Japan is impossible due to “the anti-Russian course” of the Japanese authorities. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko has stated that “it is absolutely obvious that it is impossible to discuss the signing of such a document with a state that adopts openly hostile positions,” according to statements to the Tass agency.

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Russia reports the downing of two drones over Sevastopol

Russian authorities reported Monday that they have shot down at least two Ukrainian drones in the city of Sevastopol, on the Crimean peninsula, after several days of Russian drone attacks on Ukrainian cities. Sevastopol is home to the main base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and there have been several attempted drone strikes in recent weeks.

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Dozens of Russian soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian bombardment near Donetsk

Russia acknowledged the attack. on Monday that at least 63 of its soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian bombardment of a Moscow-controlled town. in eastern Ukraine, after a bloody weekend for both sides of the conflict. The Russian military — which rarely discloses its casualties — has never reported so many losses in a single attack since the start of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The Russian Ministry of Defense specified that the bombardment “with four missiles” took place in the Russian-occupied town of Makiivka in the eastern Donetsk region, and that it hit the Russian-occupied town of Makiivka. “a temporary deployment center” of the Army.

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Zelensky: “We have information that Russia is planning a protracted drone campaign to tire Ukraine”.

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