Russia-Ukraine war today: Latest on Putin's invasion, live
MULTIMEDIA REPORT | 250 days of the war in Ukraine
Russia's invasion of Ukraine exceeds eight months and Ukraine is preparing for a harsh winter. We tell you the last hour of the war in Ukraine live.
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The West is on the way to a “joint victory”, says Ukrainian minister
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba stated: on Saturday that the West is busy. on the way to a “joint victory” over Russia, while praising the military aid that made possible the reconquest of the city of Kherson (south). “Very few believed that Ukraine would survive,” Kuleba said while meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. in Cambodia. “Only together can we win and expel Russia from Ukraine. We are on the right track. It is happening, and our victory will be our joint victory, a victory of all peace-loving nations around the world,” he said. Kuleba.
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Erdogan hopes to talk with Putin and Zelensky to use the grain agreement as a door to peace
The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressed his confidence this Saturday that the indirect agreement between Russia and Ukraine mediated by his country to facilitate the departure of grain from Ukrainian ports as a door for facilitate peace negotiations between the two countries at war. For the time being, Turkey considers it a priority to extend the agreement, which in principle is automatically renewed on November 19 if Moscow does not agree. nor kyiv have a problem — although Russia has already abandoned A few days after denouncing a Ukrainian attack on Sebastopol, the pact was agreed upon — but “what happens will allow us to understand whether Turkey's mediation efforts can bring peace closer,” according to the president. “Turkey is striving to turn the Cereal Corridor into a path of peace”, the president reiterated during the summit of the Organization of Turkic States that is being discussed. celebrating in the Uzbek city of Samarkand, in comments collected by the official Anatolia news agency.
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The United Kingdom calls the withdrawal from Kherson a “strategic failure” for Russia
The British defense minister, Ben Wallace, described this Saturday of “another strategic failure” for Moscow. The Russian withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, and reiterated UK support for Ukraine. “Russia's announced withdrawal from Kherson marks another strategic failure for them. In February, Russia failed to take any of its main objectives except Kherson,” he noted. Wallace in a statement to the media. “The Russian Army has suffered great loss of life as a result of its illegal invasion and has only achieved isolation and international humiliation,” he added.
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Banksy paints one of his graffiti on a ruined building in Ukraine
The enigmatic and vindictive British artist Banksy has painted one of his graffiti on the wall of a ruined building in the Ukrainian city of Borodyanka, on the outskirts of kyiv, reports the Ukrinform portal. The image shows a girl doing a floor gymnastic exercise, leaning almost impossible on the remains of one of the side walls eaten away by bombing. The graffiti has initially been spread from the Instagram account of the anonymous artist, which, according to the Ukrainian portal, verifies its authenticity, as this is Banksy's usual way to spread his works. The British artist has previously painted some of his vindictive graffiti in other territories in conflict, such as the West Bank, as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
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Putin isolates himself after the new military defeat
Although it claims that “his presence is necessary in Russia”, the Kremlin wanted at all costs to avoid a family photo in which Putin appeared as an outcast in the eyes of the rest of the world. Despite the paper annexation of four Ukrainian regions, the Russian Army has accumulated three heavy defeats on the Ukrainian front since September, two of them in the form of a humiliating withdrawal from annexed territories, the last one this week in Kherson. Aside from his constant allusions to the end of Western hegemony and the advent of a multipolar world, Putin has nothing to brag about either on the battlefield or in economic matters – his country has entered a recession. n- nor in the energy field, since it is still looking for alternatives to European importers.
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Russia declares the city of Genichesk as the “temporary capital” of Kherson after its withdrawal
The pro-Russian authorities of the Kherson region, in eastern Ukraine, have declared the city of Genichesk as the new “temporary administrative capital” of the Ukrainian territory, occupied and annexed by Moscow. This decision takes place after the withdrawal in the last days of the Russian military from the capital Kherson, on the banks of the Dnieper River, which has been liberated by the Ukrainian forces. Genichesk is located at the eastern end of Kherson, on the shores of the Sea of Azov and approximately 20 kilometers north of the border of the Crimean peninsula, also annexed by Russia. and whose incorporation was ratified in 2014 in a referendum considered, like the one in Kherson, as illegal by Ukraine and its allies.
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Zelensky: “People were waiting” for the Ukrainian troops in Kherson
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, said yesterday Friday that “the people of Kherson were waiting” for the arrival of the Ukrainian troops after the withdrawal of the Russian army, and declared happy to see that he “appreciates” the flag of his country “despite the repression and abuse of the occupiers.” “Today is a historic day. We are recovering the south of our country, recovering Kherson,” stressed Zelensky in his usual late-night speech. The Ukrainian defenders are “approaching the city, there is still quite a bit left and we are starting to get in. However, special units are already in the city,” he reported.
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Ukrainian troops reconquer Kherson after almost nine months of Russian occupation
Ukrainian troops liberated the city of Kherson, in the south of the country, on Friday and claimed an “important victory” against Russia, which withdrew its support. his forces from the only regional capital they had managed to take in nearly nine months of fighting. “Today is a historic day!” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Kherson is “ours,” he proclaimed, specifying that the army was on the outskirts of the city, although the “special units” had already entered the city. The Ministry of Defense announced He previously stated that Kherson had returned “under Ukrainian control.” The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, spread According to him, a video shows residents of the town of Bilozerka, a few kilometers from Kherson, tearing down a huge banner proclaiming “Russia is here forever.”
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Ukraine says its victory in the war is “a matter of time” after Kherson
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated: this Saturday that the “liberation” of the city of Kherson by the Ukrainian Army is added to other battles won by his country and that victory against the Russian invaders is only “a matter of time “. so was expressed Kuleba at a press conference in the Cambodian capital where he is. as a special guest at the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which he has asked to condemn Russia. “In our defensive war against the enemy, Ukraine is going to win, it's a matter of time (…) Every inch of Ukraine will be liberated,” he said. Kuleba at Phnom Penh's Sokha hotel where meetings of ASEAN leaders and their external partners, including the United States, Russia and China, take place. Kuleba justified His optimism in the victories that the Ukrainian forces have had in different battles such as in kyiv, in the occupied areas of the northeast of the country and in the Kherson region.
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The German ambassador to Ukraine celebrates the liberation of Kherson and says that she will go to Ukraine. there on vacation in summer
The German ambassador in kyiv, Anka Feldhusen, celebrated this Friday the liberation of the city of Kherson by the Ukrainian troops and has reported that she will try to rescue her. to spend there his vacation next summer. “Another long-awaited victory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is the liberation of Kherson. I hope to spend my vacation in the summer of 2023 in the Kherson region,” Feldhusen said in his profile on the Twitter social network. The German diplomat has shared in the same publication a photograph of her in a port of Kherson in 2019, and has taken the opportunity to pay tribute to “those who bravely defend and liberate their homeland”.< /p>
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Zelensky celebrates a “historic day” after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Jersó ;n
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, celebrated This Friday was “a historic day” after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson, in the south of the country. “Today is a historic day!” the president during his daily address broadcast on social networks. Kherson is “ours,” he proclaimed, after troops from kyiv entered the town after nearly nine months of Russian occupation.
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Russia sanctions Biden's brothers and the White House spokeswoman
Russia included today on its blacklist 200 US citizens, including the brothers of the US president, Joe Biden, and the White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre. The expansion of the blacklist is the response to the personal sanctions adopted by Washington against Russian officials, businessmen and personalities of culture, reported in a statement the Russian Foreign Ministry. Among those sanctioned is the sister of the US president, Valeri, and his younger brothers, Francis and James.
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< p>Brussels announces 300 million more to promote trade corridors in Ukraine
The European Commission announced this Friday an additional 300 million euros to support the trade corridor initiative for agri-food goods from Ukraine, in the context of the war, as part of the EU's global initiative that expects to mobilize 1,000 million. Funds will also be used to help develop infrastructures that improve the transport capacity of the so-called 'solidarity corridors', the project devised by Brussels to make customs clearance for goods from Ukraine more flexible.
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Kherson is “ours”, Zelensky proclaims after the Russian withdrawal
< p>Kherson is “ours”, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, proclaimed this Friday, after the withdrawal of Russian troops from that city in southern Ukraine. “Our people. Our Kherson,” he wrote. Zelensky on Telegram with an emoticon of the Ukrainian flag and a video that seemed to show Ukrainian troops alongside residents of the city.
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The Ukrainian Army enters Kherson
The Ukrainian flag flies again in the Freedom Square of Kherson, according to images released by the Ministry of Defense of the Slavic country. This department reported This Friday that Ukrainian troops entered the city after the withdrawal of Russian troops from this strategic enclave in southern Ukraine. Russia announced Last Wednesday that it was withdrawing all its military troops on the western bank of the Dnieper River, given the impossibility of defending the city. The city of Kherson had been under Russian occupation since the middle of last March.
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< strong>Mas-Colell warns that sanctions against Russia must be calibrated to avoid unwanted effects
The former Minister of Economy of the Generalitat Andreu Mas-Colell has warned that the sanctions against Russia must be calibrated to avoid unwanted or contrary effects, and that their threats must be carried out. Likewise, on the role that Europe should play at a geopolitical level, Mas-Colell has said that the old continent is interested in de-escalating the conflict and not being part of it.
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Energy and air defense, priority support for Ukraine, Scholz tells Zelenski
The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, spoke He spoke by phone this Friday with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to whom he said that German support has two priorities: the country's energy infrastructure and air defense. Zelensky gave Scholz information on the situation in the Kherson region after the withdrawal of the Russian troops, and for his part the German chancellor reiterated that the situation was unsuccessful. to the Ukrainian president “the continuous support” of Germany to Ukraine, according to what he communicated. his spokeswoman, Steffen Hebestreit. Both exchanged points of view “on the military, political and humanitarian situation in Ukraine in the run-up to the G20 summit”, which is being held next week in Bali (Indonesia).
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Biden: the war in Ukraine “reinforces the urgency” to abandon fossil fuels< /strong>
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, affirmed This Friday at the annual UN climate summit that the war in Ukraine highlights the “urgency” for the world to move away from its dependence on fossil fuels. “Russia's war [in Ukraine] only underlines the urgency of the need for a transition for the world to abandon dependence on fossil fuels,” the leader said in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt). of the world's largest producer of oil and gas.
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Ukraine began construction of a wall on its border with Belarus
Ukrainian authorities reported this Friday the start of construction of a fence on the border with Belarus, a country that the international community accuses of collaborating with Russia in the war started by the Russian President Vladimir Putin now more than eight months ago.
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Baerbock sees the Putin's absence from the G20 as a “reflection” of his isolation
The German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, considered Today the decision of the Russian president, Vladí mir Putin, not to attend the G20 summit is a “reflection” of his isolation and advanced. that will be also the message of the international community to the “Russian regime”. “The message to Russia from the next G20 meeting will be that the international community does not support its actions,” he said. Baerbock, in an appearance with his Lithuanian colleague, Gabrielius Landsbergis.
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Ukraine asks Russia to “stop playing the hunger games” with the grain deal
The Government of Ukraine has demanded this Friday that Russia extend the agreement for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports and has asked Moscow to “stop playing the hunger games with everyone”. “The first thing we ask is that Russia stay in this agreement and stop playing the hunger games with the whole world for its own pleasure,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba said, according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported. Likewise, he stressed that “Russia must stop slowing down the processes within the framework of the grain agreement in relation to the inspection of ships”, before denouncing that the temporary suspension of the agreement in November meant ” a silent sabotage” by Moscow.
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The Wagner Group says it will train to 'militiamen' to defend Russia
The leader of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigojine, said this Friday that his organization would train militiamen and build fortifications in two Russian regions bordering Ukraine. “The private military company Wagner helps and will help the population of the border territories (of Ukraine) to receive training, build facilities, prepare people and organize militias,” Prigozhin told the press department of his company Concord. p>
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The dead in the Mikolaiv attack rise to seven
The balance of deaths due to a Russian attack carried out this Friday against a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Mikolaiv, located in the south of the country, has risen to seven, according to the Ukrainian authorities.
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Borrell: Putin's challenge to the EU also will have positive effects
The head of diplomacy of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, pointed out that This Friday that the challenge posed by Vladimir Putin by closing the gas tap will also have positive effects since the Twenty-seven will stop depending on Russian energy and that will change. relations with Moscow. “I am absolutely convinced that the EU is going to remain united and that we are going to face the energy challenge with positive effects,” he said. Borrell during his participation in a round table at the fifth edition of the Paris Forum for Peace. explained that before the invasion of Ukraine, the EU was 40% dependent on Russian gas, but it has already been reduced to 7% and that dependence is going to be completely abolished.
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The Kremlin says that there are channels for exchanging prisoners with the US
The Kremlin claimed today that there are channels for the exchange of prisoners with the United States, but he stressed that, for them to work, they must act discreetly. “The corresponding channels exist. They must act discreetly. Only then can they achieve results,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said at a press conference when asked if a direct dialogue between the presidents of Russia is necessary. , Vladimir Putin, and the USA, Joe Biden, for an exchange of prisoners. The spokesman stressed that “megaphone diplomacy” is the only thing that serves to “undermine the efficiency of those channels”.
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The general secretary of the Russian ruling party escapes unharmed from a Ukrainian attack in Lisichansk
The Secretary General of United Russia, the Russian ruling party, Andrei Turchak, has escaped unscathed from a Ukrainian attack during a visit to eastern Ukraine, Russian MPs have confirmed. The convoy in which Senator Turchak was traveling was robbed in the town of Lisichansk, a city in the Lugansk People's Republic, recently incorporated into Russia and considered occupied territory by Ukraine and its allies, when he was returning from a hospital to “Turchak and some of his colleagues had just finished visiting various combat units during their visit to a hospital. On the way back, Turchak and his colleagues were attacked. No one was hurt, but his The car was damaged,” explained the first vice president of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, Viktor Vodolatski, to the TASS agency.
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Ukrainian forces once again raise their flag in Kherson's main square
The Ukrainian Army has once again raised the Ukrainian flag in the main square of Kherson after the Russian forces announced the withdrawal of troops from the area as part of the invasion of Ukraine. “Our partisans have hung the Ukrainian flag in the center of Kherson”, the authorities have indicated in a message on their Telegram account in which they have clarified that the flag is in Liberty Square, where are the main government offices. The population has come to the area to celebrate the raising and take pictures.
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Russian Army Says It's Over their withdrawal from the Ukrainian region of Kherson
Russia said this Friday that it completed the withdrawal of his troops from the western bank of the Dnieper River, after Moscow announce that he took the “difficult decision” of a withdrawal. “Today at 5:00 a.m. in Moscow (02:00 GMT), the transfer of Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnieper River was completed,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on social media. .
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Putin won't go to Washington. to G20 due to other obligations, says Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not participate. at the G20 summit in Indonesia next week because his schedule doesn't allow it, he said. the Kremlin on Friday. “The decision (not to go) was taken personally by the head of state, and is explained by his agenda and the need for him to be in Russia,” he said. the spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitri Peskov.
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The Kremlin continues to consider Russian territory the region of Kherson
The Kremlin continues to consider the entire Ukrainian region of Kherson and its capital of the same name to belong to Russia, despite the withdrawal of the Russian army from this area that Moscow has targeted. he intended to annex in September. The Kherson region “is an issue of the Russian Federation,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “There can be no changes,” he added. in the Russian presidency's first comment on the withdrawal of its forces from Kherson announced on Wednesday.
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Death toll rises to six in a Russian attack on a residential building in Mikolaiv
The number of deaths due to a Russian attack carried out this Friday against a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Mikolaiv, located in the south of the country, has risen to six, according to the authorities of Ukraine. “There are already six dead and three wounded because of tonight's attack on Mikolaiv,” said the head of the Mikolaiv Regional Council, Hana Zamazeyeva, through a message on her Telegram account.
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Orbán says that the EU supports a “spiral of escalation” in the Ukraine war
The Hungarian prime minister, the ultra-nationalist Viktor Orbán, accused today the European Union for having entered a “spiral of escalation” in the war caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and said that international institutions are increasingly politicized. “The biggest problem is that in Europe the voice of those who want peace is heard less than that of those who want to sharpen tensions,” he assured. Orbán in Uzbekistan, where he participates in the summit of the Organization of Turkic States, quoted today by the MTI agency. In this aspect the European Union (EU) is in a “spiral of escalation”, while international organizations “are increasingly politicized”, he stressed. Orbán, who added so so it is being reducing the possibility of dialogue based on common sense, but without specifying to what. organizations he was referring to.
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The dead in Mikoliav rise to five
At least five people were killed and several wounded in a missile attack on a residential building in the southern Ukrainian city of Mikolaiv on Thursday night, regional authorities said Friday. “Mikolaiv was again the target of enemy missile fire. One of the rockets hit a five-story residential building, which was destroyed,” regional administration chief Vitalii Kim said on Telegram. citing a provisional balance, revised upwards, of at least five dead and two wounded. In the first images released by the Ukrainian rescue services, the destroyed building can be seen and rescuers searching for victims under the rubble in the middle of the night.
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NATO has a new message about Russia and the war
The city of Kherson is one of the most strategic enclaves of the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It has been the only capital of the region that the Russian troops managed to control, in a dazzling offensive in the first days of the conflict that did not fall within the forecasts of the local Army. But in recent days the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has been laboriously working in the area for months has forced the Kremlin forces to withdraw, who have left the emblematic city. Read more at this link.
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Two people die in a Russian attack on a residential building in Mikolaiv, Ukraine
At least two people have died and two others have been injured this Friday in a Russian attack on a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Mikolaiv, located in the south of the country, as reported by the Ukrainian authorities. The head of the Mikolaiv Regional Military Administration, Vitali Kim, has indicated on Telegram that Russian troops “have responded to the Ukrainian Armed Forces with a rocket attack on a five-story residential building.” “There are two dead and two wounded,” he lamented. For his part, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, has indicated that “Russia does not abandon its despicable tactics”, according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. “We do not give up our struggle. The occupiers will be responsible for all crimes against Ukraine and Ukrainians”, he has riveted.
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Biden doesn't think the war in Ukraine will be resolved until Russian troops return home. m
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, does not consider that the conflict in Ukraine will be resolved until the troops of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, return to his country. In statements to the press moments before heading to the COP27 climate summit, the US president has shared his vision of a possible end to the war in Ukraine, although he has not been hopeful. “I don't think the conflict can be resolved until (Russian President Vladimir) Putin leaves Ukraine,” Biden said, hinting that a possible negotiation between Russia and Ukraine to end hostilities will not happen. until the Russian Army stops attacking Ukraine. However, US diplomacy has privately asked the Ukrainian government to leave open the possibility of negotiating a peace agreement with Russia to convince allied countries that the war in Ukraine is not over. It is becoming entrenched and that there is an exit option, as sources close to the negotiations explained to 'The Washington Post'.
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Zelensky warns that 170,000 square kilometers remain to be cleared
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, said this Thursday that of the 300,000 square kilometers mined by the Russian occupiers in his country, 170,000 remain to be cleared, which he considered to be the worst. basic to restore the conditions of a normal life in the liberated territories. “The occupants leave behind thousands of mines and unexploded ordnance,” he said. the Ukrainian president in his usual late-night speech. Ukrainian soldiers are followed almost immediately to liberated areas by those who restore all conditions for normal life, he said, and “the first and basic is demining,” he added. quoted that the Ukrainian flags are already flying in the framework of the ongoing defense operation in 41 settlements that were liberated from the Russian occupation.
South Korea reiterates that it does not supply lethal weapons to Ukraine
The South Korean Defense Ministry reiterated this Friday its commitment not to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine, clarifying rumors of a “confidential” agreement between Seoul and Washington on artillery exports to kyiv. The 'Wall Street Journal' newspaper hours earlier that the United States was planning to buy 100,000 artillery shells from South Korea with the aim of sending them to Ukraine. In this sense, the South Korean Defense Minister, Lee Jong Sup, has clarified that “close consultations” with the Biden Administration are being carried out to “compensate for the shortage of ammunition” in US reserves “under the premise” that the materials “will be used by the US”.
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The Russian withdrawal from Kherson undermines the credibility of the Kremlin and pushes kyiv to seek total victory
The maneuver will allow to Moscow He will reinforce his defensive positions if this occurs in an orderly manner, although he will The Russian supply lines were within range of the Ukrainian artillery. Read Marc Marginedas.
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The EU applauds the fact that Ukraine recovers territory, but I distrust it. a of the Russian withdrawal in Kherson
The European Union celebrated this Thursday that Ukraine is retaking parts of its territory occupied until now by Russia, but has indicated that it is time to wait and see the situation in Kherson, showing signs of mistrust that Russian troops are have withdrawn from the area. The Foreign Affairs spokesman, Peter Stano, in statements to Europa Press, has stated that Russia “is known for making unreliable statements”, more so in the context of the war it is waging against Ukraine.
The kyiv region prohibits the placement of Christmas lights to save electricity
The regional authorities of kyiv, in Ukraine, have announced this Thursday the prohibition of the use of garlands and Christmas lights as part of a measure aimed at saving electricity at a time when the country sees the supply compromised According to the governor of kyiv, Oleksei Kuleba, the measure applies to commercial, private or state establishments.
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Biden and Xi will meet next Monday before the summit of the G-20
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will meet with next day 14 with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, in Bali, Indonesia, before the G-20 summit, in the first meeting between the two since the arrival of the democrat to the White House.
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Brussels asks the 27 more investment in cyber defense for the war in Ukraine and attacks on infrastructure
The European Commission has proposed this Thursday that member states cooperate more and increase investment in cyber defense, at a time when security in Europe is affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the recent attacks on critical European infrastructure, such as the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The proposal calls for the EU to strengthen its cooperation and investments in cyber defense to better protect, detect, deter and defend against the growing number of cyber attacks and in which civilian resources are adapted and respond to military needs.
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The US authorizes its citizens to carry out transactions that facilitate the work of diplomatic missions. Russian tics
The United States Department of the Treasury has authorized its citizens this Thursday to participate in transactions necessary to carry out the work of the diplomatic and consular missions of Russia in the country. In a statement, the authorities have indicated that “it is allowed to engage in normally conducted transactions” as long as they are “necessary for the official work of diplomatic missions of the Government of Russia.”
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The pro-Russian governor of Kherson says that the withdrawal will allow the government to take control of the country. Russia to regain ground in the future
The pro-Russian governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, assured this Thursday that the withdrawal of Russian troops towards the western bank of the Dnieper River is a “just cause” that will to Moscow recover Ukrainian territory in the future. The Russian authorities have announced this Thursday the start of a series of “preparation” military maneuvers on the western bank of the Dnieper River, which runs from the territory Russian to Ukraine via Belarus.
Hungary will prevent EU sanctions on Russia that affect its nuclear plant
The Hungarian Government warned today that will prevent that the sanctions of the European Union (EU) be approved against Russia related to nuclear energy, to prevent the expansion of its only atomic power plant, which is being carried out with the help of Moscow, from being affected ;. Szijjártó; reiterated that the war in Ukraine and “the failure of the Brussels sanctions policy (against Russia) have caused an energy crisis” in the long term. According to the minister, countries like Hungary that do not have many energy resources can use nuclear power to minimize “crazy” changes in the international energy market.
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Russia considers war veterans to volunteers who fight in Ukraine
The Russian Duma or Chamber of Deputies approved today a law granting war veteran status to volunteers participating in the Russian military campaign in Ukraine. Anyone who has fought since February 24 in the annexed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk as part of a volunteer battalion will be considered as a volunteer. considered a war veteran, states the law.
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Borrell confirms the UK's participation in EU military mobility projects
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, announced this Thursday that the United Kingdom will participate. in Defense cooperation projects related to military mobility. “I am happy to be able to announce that the United Kingdom will join the projects of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on military mobility”, confirmed the head of European diplomacy at a press conference in the presentation of the military mobility plan in Europe.
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The pro-Russian authorities in Lugansk denounce the death of two civilians in Ukraine attacks
The pro-Russian authorities of the Ukrainian region of Lugansk have denounced this Thursday that at least two people have died and four others have been injured as a result of an attack perpetrated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the territory, annexed by the Russian Government in September.
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Astana; criticizes Ukraine for statements about alleged supplies from Kazakhstan to Russia
The Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry has reproached the Ukrainian ambassador to the country, Nikolai Doroshenko, for recent statements made by the Ukrainian intelligence authorities about alleged supplies of weapons materials from Astana. to Moscow. He has come out against the statements of Vadim Skibitski, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, during an interview for the Italian newspaper 'La Repubblica', in which he accused Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. to sell American and Japanese components to Russia.
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The United Kingdom froze the country. some $21 billion of Russian assets
The Russian assets frozen by the United Kingdom in the framework of the sanctions against Moscow. For the invasion of Ukraine, they amount to 18.4 billion pounds (about 21.5 billion dollars at current exchange rates), according to figures published on Thursday. The British government defends that this sum shows its “key role in opposing Russia for its illegal invasion of Ukraine” and points out that the amount represents almost 6,000 million pounds more than all its other programs. sanctions.
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EU will not recognize Russian passports of annexed Ukrainian areas
The European Union (EU) announced this Thursday that you will not recognize the validity of Russian passports issued in the regions of Ukraine annexed by Russia. The measure, which also applies to two Russian-controlled areas of Georgia, means that Russian travel documents issued to residents of those regions cannot be used to obtain visas or enter European space.< /p>
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Ukraine claims to have liberated 12 settlements in Kherson in just a few hours
In the last few hours, Ukraine has liberated a total of 12 Russian-occupied settlements in the Kherson region, from which the Moscow Army is detaining. he says that he began to retire after keeping her busy almost from the beginning of the invasion. As reported by In his Telegram account, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, commander in chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainians have managed to recover in the last few hours dozens of square kilometers of territory in this region, which was recently annexed by Russia . “On the Petropavlivka-Novoraisk front (in the east of Kherson), units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine advanced 7 kilometers, took control of 6 settlements and returned up to 107 square kilometers of territory to Ukraine during the last day,” assured the military high command.
Stoltenberg believes that Russia is “under heavy pressure” after withdrawal from Kherson
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg considered today from Rome that Russia is “Under heavy pressure” judging by the withdrawal of his troops from the annexed Ukrainian city of Kherson. “We are taking note of the announcements of the Russian withdrawal from Kherson and we have to see how it develops in the next few days, but what is clear is that Russia is under strong pressure and if Liberating Kherson would be another victory for Ukraine,” he said at a press conference in Rome alongside Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Stoltenberg's statements come a day after the Russian command announced a withdrawal of its troops in the city of Kherson and in the north of the homonymous region.
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The United Kingdom says it has frozen Russian assets valued at around 20 billion euros
The British government has reported this Thursday that in total it has frozen assets of Russian oligarchs, individuals and entities valued at around 20,000 million euros within the framework of the sanctions imposed by the invasion of Ukraine. “We have imposed the most severe sanctions against Russia and its war machine,” said Andrew Griffith, a senior government official. “Our message is clear: we are not going to allow (Vladimir) Putin to succeed in this brutal war.” So far, London has imposed sanctions against more than 1,200 individuals and 120 entities linked to Russia, according to information collected by the Bloomberg news agency.
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Ukraine detains Russia Today blogger accused of spreading disinformation
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported this Thursday the arrest of a Russia Today media worker whom it accuses of spreading disinformation and alleged propaganda from the Kremlin to the countries of the European Union. The operation has been carried out in the Chernigov region, where another person accused of collaborating with this Russia Today worker has been arrested. Searches and the arrest of two Ukrainian citizens considered pro-Russian have also been carried out in Dnipro. According to the SBU, in his publications and videos, the detainee justified the war started by Russia eight months ago now, like this. such as the war crimes that would have been committed during the conflict against the civilian population and the attacks on critical infrastructure.
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Russia announces military exercises on the western bank of the Dnieper
The Russian government announced this Thursday the start of a series of “preparation” military maneuvers on the western bank of the Dnieper River, which runs from Russian territory to Ukraine via Belarus. The spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, has indicated that the military units “are already preparing” in the Mikolaiv area “according to the established plan”, according to the Interfax news agency. Thus, the Russian authorities are preparing to carry out defense tasks in the Kherson region after the authorities announced the withdrawal of their troops within the framework of the invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia says withdrawal from northern Kherson is already under way. running
The withdrawal of Russian troops from the city of Kherson and the north of the homonymous Ukrainian region is already under way. underway, he confirmed. this Thursday the Russian Ministry of Defense. “The maneuver of moving Russian troop units to prepared positions on the left bank of the Dnieper River is being carried out in strict accordance with the approved plan,” military spokesman Iagor Konashénkov said. in his daily war part. The commander of the Russian forces in Ukraine, General Sergey Surovikin, pointed out that on Wednesday that the maneuver with the transfer of troops to the left bank would be carried out “in a short period of time.”
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Russia delivers a note of protest to the Latvian ambassador for the removal of Soviet monuments
The Russian authorities have summoned the Latvian ambassador to the country, Maris Riekstins, on Thursday to deliver a note of protest against what Moscow is committing. considers “illegal actions” related to the removal of monuments dating back to the Soviet era. The Russian Foreign Ministry has indicated in a statement that it has transferred its “strong protest” to the head of the Latvian diplomatic mission in the country for the “hooliganism” in which the Government has incurred the time to dismantle the monuments. In a statement, he has accused the Latvian government of generating “obstacles” to hinder the work of Russian cultural centers in Riga, the country's capital, while trying to “expropriate” Russian properties in the territory. “It has been highlighted that all responsibility for these acts rests solely with the Latvian side. We reserve the right to take action in response to these decisions”, the Ministry has pointed out.
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Ukraine continues its offensive despite the Russian announcement of withdrawal from Kherson >
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported today that they are continuing their offensive operation despite Russia's announcement that it is withdrawing its troops from the annexed Ukrainian city of Kherson, a withdrawal that Ukraine neither confirms nor denies. “At the moment we cannot deny or confirm the information about the alleged withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson. We continue the offensive operation according to our plan,” he declared. Today during a briefing the deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov. At the same time he pointed to the What will there be? an official report of the General Staff on the development of combat operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as reported by the “Ukrainska Pravda”.
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The Lower House of the Parliament of Belarus approves the amnesty law for more than 8,000 people
The Lower House of the Parliament of Belarus has approved this Thursday an amnesty bill that could It will benefit more than 8,000 people, of which some 4,500 will be released and another 3,900 will see the sentences imposed against them reduced. According to preliminary data collected by the Parliament itself in a statement, he is It is expected that 4,545 convicts will finally be released, although the total number of those affected could rise to 8,500 people. It will now go through the Upper House for final approval before being ratified by the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko, who announced the decision. amnesty in September.
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Bipartisan support for Ukraine in the US
The possibility that the Republicans win the mid-term elections in the United States generated Fears in Ukraine about the future position of Washington, although the White House assured that the support was “unfailing”. “On the issue of foreign policy, we hope to continue with a bipartisan approach to confront the Russian aggression in Ukraine,” said the president, who after the elections may lose the majority in the lower house. For its part, the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), proposed to the 27 member countries of the EU to grant a package of 18,000 million euros (a similar figure in dollars) to Ukraine by 2023, in the form of loans.
Zelenski suggests that it could be a strategic move by Russia.
“The enemy does not give us any gift, he does not show any 'gesture of goodwill', we must earn everything,” he declared. Zelensky, stating that his country will react with “extreme caution”. Kherson is of strategic importance as it borders the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, and was until now the biggest campaign trophy for the Russians so far in the offensive that began in Russia. on February 24. The counteroffensive of the Ukrainian troops has been advancing steadily in recent weeks, approaching the city and the occupation authorities installed by Russia in Kherson have been evacuating the civilian population. The Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, ordered the Wednesday in a televised meeting with the commander of Russian operations in Ukraine, Sergei Surovikin, to “proceed to withdraw the soldiers.”
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Ukraine remains cautious after Russia ordered the withdrawal of troops from Kherson
Ukraine reacted He was skeptical about the announcement that Russia was withdrawing from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, in a call to maintain resistance until kyiv liberated all the occupied towns. The Moscow decision His move to withdraw his troops from the southern Ukrainian capital of Kherson, which he controlled since the start of the war, is in line with a US estimate that more than 100,000 soldiers Russians have been killed or wounded in the offensive. Ukrainian forces probably suffered similar casualties, he estimated. Mark Milley, US Chief of Staff. Both Milley and Ukraine's President Volodimir Zelensky avoided exaggerating the importance of the troop withdrawal from Moscow. of Kherson, although the president of the United States, Joe Biden, affirmed which is proof that more than eight months after the start of the war, Russia has “real problems” on the battlefield.
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Donetsk authorities denounce the death of three civilians in attacks by the Ukrainian Army
At least three people have died and six have been injured in alleged attacks perpetrated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces against territory of the Donetsk region, annexed in September by Russia, as reported on Thursday by the authorities established by Moscow. within the framework of the invasion. The Donetsk Territorial Defense has detailed in a message on its Telegram account that the Ukrainian troops have carried out artillery and mortar attacks against eleven “settlements” during this period of time, causing damage to “civilian infrastructure”. Likewise, he has demanded that the population “use only verified information from official sources.” “Be careful, don't succumb to the panic triggered by third-party information channels and use verified data,” he said.
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Putin demands to adapt weapons on the front to the “real needs” of the soldiers
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has commissioned the Government to adapt the standards of the material equipment of the military to the “real needs” that arise during the military campaign in Ukraine. According to the document, published on the Kremlin website, the Russian leader entrusted “adapt troop supply standards” to the needs that arise during the “special military operation”, taking into account the frequency of use of weapons and the wear and tear of material resources. The Executive will have They have to report on the measures to be taken next week, according to the text of the document. The information comes in the midst of criticism from Russian mobilized about the quality of weapons with which they fight in Ukraine.
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Erdogan praises his relationship of “trust and solidarity” with Putin
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained this Thursday that he was able to convince his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to return to the agreement on Ukraine's grain exports thanks to the “trust and solidarity” established between the two. “We could not have taken this step if there had been no trust between us,” the Turkish head of state said in response to a journalist who asked him. how he had been able to convince Putin to resume his involvement in the deal. essential for continued agricultural exports from Ukraine. “The trust and respect between us encourages us to take this kind of step. so it has worked so far. Solidarity between us, in areas like nuclear power, (…) initiatives in the defense industry, foster respect between us,” he said.
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The US high command puts the Russian dead or wounded in the war at 100,000
Russia has suffered more than 100,000 casualties between dead and wounded as a result of the war in Ukraine and the attacked country may have counted a similar number of victims, according to the chief of the United States General Staff , Mark Milley. The senior US military offered He gave these figures on Wednesday night during his participation in an act of the Economic Club of New York that the CNN network picks up today. “You are seeing that there are more than 100,000 dead and wounded Russian soldiers,” he said at one point in his speech. “Probably the same on the Ukrainian side,” he said. According to the kyiv government, the number of Russian soldiers killed since the war began. the invasion exceeds 75,000, a figure that Moscow authorities have not confirmed.
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Zelensky, prudent: Russia does not give “gifts” or make “gestures of goodwill”
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has been cautious this Wednesday about the Russian withdrawal from the capital of Kherson and its withdrawal in the north of the province, since Russia does not give “gifts” or make “gestures Of goodwill”. “Today there is a lot of joy in the information space, and it is clear why. But our emotions must always be restrained during war,” he said in his usual evening speech. Russia announced This Wednesday his withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, the only regional capital under his control in the entire country, as well such as the withdrawal of the northern third of that province, which constitutes a severe setback for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, who annexed the province. that territory just over a month ago.
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Zelensky no longer asks for the Putin's head to negotiate peace
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has slightly softened his demands to sit down to negotiate with Russia the end of the warand I would no longer call for the impeachment of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, assured this Thursday the Ukrainian newspaper 'Kyiv Post'. The newspaper, which is published in English, indicated that the administration of the US president, Joe Biden, is getting the Ukrainian leader to relax his conditions when negotiating peace with Russia.
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Biden hopes to be able to talk “seriously” with Putin about Griner
The American president, Joe Biden, trusted this Wednesday to be able to talk “seriously” about the release of American basketball player Brittney Griner with her Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “I wish that, now that the (mid-term) elections are over, Mr. Putin can talk to us and is willing to talk more seriously,” he said at a conference. press from the White House. Griner was detained at a Moscow airport. She had cannabis oil in her suitcase last February, shortly before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and she was sentenced to nine years in prison. Her lawyers pointed out last night that she is being transferred to a new prison facility in the country.
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The UN will gather with Russia to try to extend the Black Sea agreement
Two senior UN officials will meet next Friday in Geneva with a Russian delegation to try to extend the agreement for the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea and facilitate sales of food and fertilizers from Russia, as announced by This Wednesday the organization. The humanitarian chief of the United Nations, Martin Griffiths, and the secretary general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Rebeca Grynspan, will be in the Swiss city to participate in these talks, he explained. a spokesman. The Black Sea agreement, which was signed on July 22 and has allowed the departure of millions of tons of grain from Ukrainian ports, it can end on November 19 if any of the parties opposes its continuation. In recent months, Moscow has repeatedly expressed its dissatisfaction with the implementation of this pact and with the parallel agreement to facilitate its exports of food and fertilizers and has threatened to put an end to it.
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Putin will not attend. to the G20 leaders summit, according to Indonesia
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend. At the summit of G20 leaders, which is being held between the 15th and 16th on the Indonesian island of Bali, he confirmed this Thursday the Indonesian government. “Putin will not be present because he has announced that he will send his foreign minister,” Sergey Lavrov said. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investments as well as Director of Organized Events under the G20 Presidency, told the media today. Indonesia, this year's host country of the G20 (Group of the 20 largest industrialized and developing economies), has been striving for a full turnout, and President Joko Widodo met with the G20. He met with Putin last June in Moscow, after visiting kyiv and also meeting with the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, to mediate between the two.
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AI calls the forcible transfer of civilians by Russia a war crime
Russian forces have tortured and deported Ukrainian civilians from occupied areas of Ukraine, constituting war crimes and probably crimes against humanity, Amnesty International (AI) determined in a report released. The document, titled “Like a Prison Convoy”: Russia's Unlawful Transfer of Civilians in Ukraine and Abuses During 'Filtration', details, among other outrages, how Russian and Russian-controlled forces forcibly transferred Civilians from occupied Ukraine to areas under the control of this country.During the process, AI denounces that children are separated from their families, violating international humanitarian law.
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More than 100,000 Russian soldiers killed or wounded in Ukraine (top US general)< /p>
More than 100,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the report estimated. On Wednesday, Mark Milley, the US chief of staff, estimates similar casualties for Ukrainian forces. “There are more than 100,000 Russian soldiers dead and wounded,” Milley said in remarks at the Economic Club of New York. “The same probably on the Ukrainian side,” he added. These are the most accurate figures to date offered by the United States government more than eight months into the war. This estimate has not yet been independently confirmed.
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Zelensky calls for serenity and recalls that with each Russian step back, Ukrainian soldiers die
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has appealed to the population to be calm and to lower their spirits due to the latest achievements of the country's Army on the front lines, assuring that with each step back ;s that gives Russia, Ukrainian soldiers lose their lives. “Today there is a lot of joy in the information space, and it is clear why. But our emotions must be restrained, always during war”, urged the Ukrainian president in his daily message to the Ukrainian population. Zelensky has stated that he does not want to “feed the enemy” by giving details about the Ukrainian operations on the open fronts in the south and east of the country, since when the result is known, “everyone will see it”. .
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The 'number two' dies in a traffic accident of the pro-Russian administration of Kherson
The pro-Russian deputy governor of the Ukrainian region of Kherson, Kirill Stremusov, has died in a traffic accident, according to the press office of the pro-Russian regional authorities. The Department of Health of the Kherson region has reported that there is no official information about Stremusov's death, according to the TASS news agency.
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The UK delivers 1,000 surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine< /p>
The United Kingdom is It is close to completing the delivery of around 1,000 surface-to-air missiles to the Ukrainian Army capable of intercepting drones and cruise missiles, the report said. Today the British Ministry of Defense. The new material, the shipment of which was announced by London in October, responds to “requests by the Ukraine to improve its air defense capabilities,” he explained. Defense in a statement.
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kyiv reacts with skepticism to announcement of Russian withdrawal from Jersó ;n
The adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office Mijailo Podolyak reacted this Wednesday with skepticism to the announcement of the Russian Army that it will withdraw from the army. from the annexed Ukrainian city of Kherson. “Actions speak louder than words. We see no signs that Russia is going to leave Kherson without a fight,” he wrote. the adviser on his Twitter account.
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Russia expels Moldovan diplomat amid crisis over missile debris fall
Russia announced This Tuesday the expulsion of a Moldovan diplomat in response to a similar measure by Chisinau and in the midst of a crisis in relations between the two countries after falling the fragments of a Russian missile shot down by Ukraine in the territory of a village Moldovan “This measure is a response to the unfounded decision of the Moldovan side to declare an employee of the Russian embassy in Moldova persona non grata,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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Zelensky announces the formation of four military administrations on the west bank of the Dnieper >
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, announced this Wednesday the formation of four military administrations in Kherson, coinciding with the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region announced by Russia. Zelensky has signed a decree in which he establishes four new administrations: in the village of Dolmatovskaya, located in the city of Skadovsk; in Hola Pristan, in Kajovka and also in Krestovsk, according to the UNIAN news agency.
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Iran declares itself in favor of ending the war in Ukraine
The Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisí, advocated today for the end of Russia's war against Ukraine while clarifying that Tehran and Moscow they want to expand their strategic ties in various fields. During his meeting today with the secretary of the Russian Security Council (RSC), Nikolai Patrushev, Raisí emphasized He stated that the principled policy of his country is to oppose war and he stated that that “the expansion of the scope and escalation of the war is a matter of concern for all countries,” reported The official website of the Iranian presidency.
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The EU proposes a package of aid of some 18,000 million euros to Ukraine in 2023
The European Commission – the executive arm of the EU – proposed this Wednesday a “stable, regular and predictable” financial aid package worth some 18,000 million euros (almost the same figure in dollars) for Ukraine in 2023. This package should help cover “a significant part of Ukraine's short-term financing needs for 2023”, estimated at between 3,000 and 4,000 million euros per month, the official announced. the Commission in a statement. Thus, this package would contribute an average of around 1.5 billion euros per month to Ukraine.
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< p>The 'number two' of the pro-Russian administration of Kherson dies in a traffic accident
The pro-Russian deputy governor of the Ukrainian region of Kherson, Kirill Stremusov, has died in a traffic accident, according to the press office of the pro-Russian regional authorities. The Department of Health of the Kherson region has reported that there is no official information on Stremusov's death, according to the TASS news agency.
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Ukraine and Romania resume rail connection after 16 years
Ukraine and Romania this week resumed a cross-border rail connection that had been out of service for 16 years, the official announced. today the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure in a statement. It is the only train route that is It is currently active between two neighboring countries, whose bilateral relations have been characterized by apathy and coldness since the fall of communism.
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A Russian command assures that there is progress in Donetsk despite the withdrawal from Kherson
The Russian military command informed Today there are advances in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk, in the east of the country, despite seeing their troops forced to withdraw from the southern city of Kherson, the only provincial capital in their hands. “Offensive operations have been resumed in certain directions. In the Donetsk area the defeat of the enemy on the right bank of the Bakhmutka River, south of Bakhmut, has been completed,” he said. The Supreme Commander of the Russian troops in Ukraine, General Sergei Surovikin, in a meeting with the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu.
Hungary blocks the credit of 18,000 million from the EU for Ukraine
The Hungarian ultra-nationalist government has announced today that it will not support The European Commission's proposal to grant Ukraine a soft loan of 18,000 million euros, arguing that it rejects this type of aid from the EU as a whole. “We say yes to support for Ukraine, but we are opposed to joint credit,” he said. The Minister of the Interior, Gergely Gulyás, before the press. This macro-financial assistance package has to be approved by all the Member States of the European Union (EU), since it involves new debt issues that will be guaranteed by the community budget.
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Russian schools will teach initial military preparation from 2023
Russian schools will teach an initial military preparation course starting next school year, in September 2023, the Russian official announced. Today the Russian Minister of Education, Sergei Kravtsov. “It will start (the course) from the next school year, it will be prepared until January 1 and then its approval will be studied,” said the minister, quoted by the official Russian agency TASS. The Russian Ministry of Defense endorsed the The inclusion in the school program of a course of “initial military preparation”, affirmed The deputy and leader of the ruling Just Russia party, Sergei Mirónov, author of the initiative, posted on his Telegram channel. Mirónov expressed He expressed his conviction that teaching this subject “will allow citizens to be prepared in a planned manner for a possible confrontation with the enemy.”
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The Kremlin spokesman makes a surprise visit to the occupied Ukrainian region of Lugansk
The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has made a surprise visit to the Lugansk region, in eastern Ukraine and occupied by Russian forces, as confirmed on Wednesday by Sergei Kiriyenko, a senior the Russian Presidency. “Thanks to Dimitri Sergeyevich (Peskov), who returned last night from Lugansk, where he participated in a training program for representatives of the media and the press of the Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics,” he said, according to ;n has reported the Russian news agency TASS. Peskov himself has indicated this Wednesday that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will carry out an investigation. a visit to Donbas, although he has specified that “for now there are no specific plans” for it. “I have no doubt that the time will come when Putin will go to Donbas, of course. They are Russian regions and he will be there,” he added.
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The Pope asks for peace for Ukraine, which suffers the cruelty of mercenaries
Pope Francis asked for peace in Ukraine and for the Ukrainians, who he said “suffer the cruelty of mercenaries who wage war”, during the general audience held in Saint Peter's Square. “I ask the Lord for prayers for peace, for these people so devastated, who suffer so much cruelty from the mercenaries who wage war,” the pope said in his final greeting in Italian. During today's audience, the Argentine pontiff also referred to “to the madness of war of which the martyred Ukraine is a victim, and in so many other conflicts, which will never be resolved through the childish logic of arms, but only with the meek force of the day.” ;logo”. On the return flight from his trip to Bahrain, the Pope also referred to as “mercenaries” whom he is attacking Ukraine. “Cruelty, which is not from the Russian people, because the Russian people are a great people, they are mercenaries, soldiers who go to war as an adventure, mercenaries… I prefer to think that way because I have great appreciation for the Russian people, for the Russian humanism,” he said.
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Ukraine denounces four injured in a “massive” attack with Russian “kamikaze drones”
At least four people were injured this Wednesday in a “massive” attack with “kamikaze drones” by Russian forces against the Dnipropetrovsk region (east), as reported by the Ukrainian authorities. “Four injured due to Russian attacks on Dnipropetrovsk. During the last night, the occupiers have massively attacked the region with kamikaze drones,” the head of the Regional Military Administration, Valentin Reznichenko, told through a message in your Telegram account. Likewise, he has stressed that Ukraine's air defense systems have destroyed several of the devices, although he has confirmed a hit against “a logistics company.” “Four employees are injured. They have all been taken to hospital,” he said, before adding that there is also a fire at the site due to the attacks.
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The EU condemns the Syrian regime's attack on displaced persons camps with Russian help
The European Union (EU) condemned this Wednesday “in the strongest terms” the recent attack perpetrated by the Syrian regime, “supported by Russian airstrikes”, against several camps for displaced people in the province of Idlib, the The last opposition stronghold in the northwest of the Arab country. “The EU condemns this attack in the strongest terms,” said Peter Stano, spokesman for the European External Action Service who heads the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. , Joseph Borrell. The spokesman also offered, on behalf of the EU, “his deepest condolences to the families of the victims” of the attack on the 6th, in which at least nine people died, four of them were children, and more than 75 were injured. In addition, 400 families living in the now damaged settlements face further displacement, he lamented.
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War in Ukraine: Zelensky's five requests for peace
The talks held by Moscow and kyiv in February and March did not come to fruition, despite attempts at mediation by Turkey and other international actors. What are the conditions proposed by Ukraine to reach a ceasefire? These are five issues that the Government of Volodymyr Zelenski considers mandatory and that the counselor of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, has published on his Twitter account. Read them at this link.
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Russia strengthens its lines of defense. lines in Mariúpol to prevent the advance of Ukraine
Russia is reinforcing its defense lines in the temporarily captured areas of Ukraine to prevent a rapid advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU), especially in Mariupol, a coastal city on the Sea of Azov. As reported this Wednesday by the Ukrainian media Kyiv Post, the former adviser to the mayor of Mariúpol, Petro Andryshchenko, indicated So the Russian occupiers began to build a defense line around the city. Two small plants for the production of concrete have been created in the area and are working to meet Russian military needs, including anti-tank pyramid-shaped artifacts that have been transported to neighboring regions. from Zaporizhia and Kherson, in southern Ukraine. These two regions, along with Lugansk and Donetsk, where Mariupol is located, have been annexed by the Russian government and are the center of fighting between the two sides.
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Sean Penn presents Zelensky with his Oscar, which he will leave behind. in kyiv until victory
The American actor Sean Penn has met in kyiv with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to whom he handed over a letter. one of the two Oscars that he has received and that, as he explained, will stay. in Ukraine until the country wins the war. “This time our meeting was special. Sean brought his Oscar statuette as a symbol of faith in the victory of our country. He will remain in Ukraine until the end of the war,” explained Zelensky after Tuesday's meeting on his Facebook account. This is the third time that the American actor and film director has visited Ukraine since he started. the invasion of the country by Russia on February 24. During the meeting, the president of Ukraine handed over He presented Penn with the Third Class Order of Merit and thanked him. “Your sincere support and important contribution to the popularization of Ukraine in the world.”
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< p>American basketball player Griner, transferred to a Russian penal colony
American basketball player Brittney Griner was released on November 4 from her prison in Russia and is awaiting trial. “On the way to a penal colony,” said her lawyers on Wednesday, who claim to be unaware of her current location and her “final destination.” Convicted of possession of a small amount of cannabis oil, Grinner was evacuated from her detention center on November 4, the report said. her team of lawyers. “Now he is on his way to a penal colony,” lawyers Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov said in a statement. The letters noted that Russia normally sends these prisoner transfer notices by mail, which can take up to two weeks. “We do not have any information about her current exact location or her final destination,” they added.
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Ukraine intensifies its offensive in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions
The Ukrainian Army assured This Wednesday that it has intensified its offensive in the eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk, both recently annexed by Moscow. and whose army keeps some areas occupied. Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have repelled Russian attacks in Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts and carried out 14 raids, including airstrikes against groups with Russian military personnel, according to n indicated the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on his Facebook account. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Bilohorivka and Novoselivske, in the Lugansk region, and Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Maiorsk, Novomykhailivka, Opytne, Pavlivka, Pervomaiske, Soledar and Yakovlivka, in the Donetsk region, according to sources.
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The US and Russia will address the restart of inspections of the New Start nuclear disarmament treaty
The United States and Russia plan to discuss at a next meeting the possible resumption of inspections within the framework of the New Start treaty, a key agreement on nuclear disarmament between the two powers, indicated the United States. on Tuesday the State Department. “We have agreed that the Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC) can meet in the near future in the framework of the New Start treaty,” he declared. State Department spokesman Ned Price told the press, confirming information from the Bloomberg agency. “The work of the Commission is confidential, but we look forward to a constructive meeting,” he added. pointing out the importance of continuing the dialogue with the Russians and of “risk reduction”, despite the war in Ukraine.
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Ukraine believes that the republicans will maintain economic aid to deal with Russia
Ukraine believes that the United States will maintain The economic aid to his country in the framework of the invasion of Russia in the event that the Republicans take control of the legislative power after the midterm elections. Ukrainian Economy Minister Julia Sviridenko said Tuesday that Washington's financial support for kyiv will not decrease, despite threats from some party members to examine the spending more closely. “We really appreciate your bipartisan support”, declared the Economy Minister in an interview with the Bloomberg agency. “We are not worried. Ukraine is fighting for very concrete rights and values. I believe that the United States will support us until we achieve victory.”
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The Russian recession will worsen in the fourth quarter with a contraction of 7.1%
The Bank of Russia forecast today that the current recession in the national economy will worsen. in the fourth quarter of the year with a contraction of 7.1%. The Russian economy is already in recession, contracting 4.1% in the second quarter and 4% in the third, after growing 3.5% in the first three months of the year. year. For all these reasons, the issuing bank predicts a drop in Russian GDP of 3-3.5%, much better than expected at the beginning of the current Russian military campaign in Ukraine.
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The prime minister guarantees that the country has enough gas and coal reserves for the winter
The Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denis Shmigal, has guaranteed that the European country has sufficient gas and coal reserves to face the winter, which is particularly harsh in Ukraine and even more so after the recent Russian attacks on infrastructure national energy. Shmigal has reassured the population that, to date, Ukraine has accumulated some 14.6 billion cubic meters of gas, most of it from domestic sources; at the same time that it has put the number of tons of coal stored at 1.5 million, according to Ukrinform.
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The president of Finland believes that Putin is responsible for war crimes in Ukraine
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto believes it is likely that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, committed war crimes during the offensive in Ukraine, although he has indicated that there will be more war crimes. to wait for these accusations to be confirmed by the investigations that are being carried out. In an interview for the BBC, he has initially been elusive to the question of whether Putin is a war criminal. “The matter is being investigated,” replied Niinisto, who, after reminding him of the cases of Bucha and Mariúpol, ended up stating that “it seems so”. “I think everything makes it seem that he is responsible for what happened, for the criminal actions,” Niinisto said.
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They confiscate 30 paintings valued at millions of euros from the yacht seized from the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov
The German authorities have confiscated some thirty paintings with a value of several million euros that were part of the furniture of a yacht owned by the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, which had been retained in the port of Hamburg, as part of the sanctions imposed about the allies of the president, Vladimir Putin, in retaliation for his war started in Ukraine.
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< strong>Turkey proposes to extend one year agreement to export cereals from Ukraine
The Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, said this Monday that his country will propose The one-year extension of the agreement between Russia and Ukraine to export cereals from Ukrainian ports, which expires on November 19. Akar, in statements to the Turkish press, indicated that humanitarian issues should be separated from the conflict over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and advocated for extending the agreement one year.
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Shoigú; inspects the unified command of troops fighting in Ukraine
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu inspected the today the unified command post of the Russian troops fighting in Ukraine and heard The report of the person in charge of directing these forces, General Sergey Surovikin, on the operational situation at the front. The Ministry of Defense informed in a brief statement of the visit of Shoigu, also an Army general, to a large command room, where he received a briefing. Surovikin and other officers explained on a map and talked by phone.
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Finland contributes to grain supply from Ukraine to Somalia< /strong>
The Finnish authorities have reported this Tuesday that they will help supply grain from Ukraine to Somalia within the framework of actions carried out by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The Finnish Foreign Ministry has indicated in a statement that the country also plans to increase humanitarian aid to the countries of the Horn of Africa, where more than 20 million people need food assistance. These countries are especially dependent on grain imports from Russia and Ukraine and have been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory.
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Turkey criticizes the persistence of obstacles to exporting Russian fertilizers
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavusoglu, criticized the He said on Tuesday that obstacles to Russian grain and fertilizer exports through the Black Sea “have not been completely removed.” After the return from Moscow to the agreement of the cereals, the minister assured I told journalists that Turkey is “assessing what steps to take to meet Russia's expectations.” çavusoglu added; that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, is also working to eliminate these obstacles to Russian exports of grain and fertilizers. Russia withdrew. He left the agreement late last month, after accusing Ukraine of attacking the Russian fleet in Sevastopol, on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Moscow.
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Zelenski proposes to the Parliament of Ukraine to extend martial law and general mobilization for 90 days
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has registered in the Parliament –the Verkhovna Rada– two legislative projects to extend for another 90 days the state of martial law and the general mobilization of the population when more than eight months have passed since the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, announced the start of the war. Zelenski has proposed a new extension after the one approved on August 15 and which ends on November 21. is Parliament is expected to approve without opposition, as it has been doing, the Government's demands. With the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine announced on February 24 by President Putin, that same day Zelensky invoked martial law, which was initially scheduled only until March 26. However, the events and the evolution of the war have been extending the deadlines.
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Zelenski asks the US on election day to continue supporting his country
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, urged on Tuesday the United States to maintain its support for Ukraine “constantly” until the country regains its territorial integrity. In his Telegram account, the Ukrainian president launched I delivered this message on the very day that the United States is holding legislative elections, which will determine the composition of the House of Representatives and the Senate, where, according to polls, the Republicans could take over. control, now in the hands of the Democrats. These results could complicate the second part of the mandate of Democrat Joe Biden, Ukraine's main Western ally in the face of the Russian invasion that began in the United States. on February 24.
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Ukraine detects parts in Iranian drones targeting delivered during war
Ukrainian military intelligence has detected components in Iranian-made kamikaze drones. which indicate that the devices were supplied to Russia after the start of the Russian war of aggression, in addition to the fact that some of them are of foreign origin. “Components of the Iranian drones were manufactured after the large-scale invasion of Russia. Representatives of Ukrainian military intelligence have found information that could indicate that Iranian drones were supplied to Russia after the February 24,” says a statement on Facebook collected by the Unian agency. Thus, according to the intelligence service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, “the propeller of the Mohajer-6 drone was not manufactured until February this year. “It was just manufactured. And he also took time to deliver it to Russia. In other words, they were delivered this year,” the statement cites the declarations of a military intelligence spokesman on public television “Suspilne.”
Russia, dissatisfied with the implementation of the grain agreement with Ukraine
Russia showed this Tuesday his discontent with the compliance of the “Russian side” of the grain agreement, which provides for access to the Russian grain and fertilizer markets, ten days after its expiration. “We are very dissatisfied with the implementation on the Russian side, where the UN has promised to resolve the issue,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said. According to Rudenko, quoted by the Interfax agency, “there is still time” to make a decision on the extension of the pact, which expires on November 19. “There is still time, we are observing how the agreement is fulfilled after the reestablishment of our participation,” he said.
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Zelensky will participate in the G20, probably in videoconference
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, will participate. at the next G20 meeting in Indonesia, as reported by Ukrainian radio and television, which cited the presidential spokesman, Serhii Nikiforov. According to Nikiforov, “most likely it will be the online format.” “In some format, of course, Volodymyr Zelensky will participate in the G20 summit. I can't say more,” he added. the spokesperson. The confirmation of Zelensky's participation in the G20 -which will be held in Bali on November 15 and 16 – comes a few days after the Ukrainian president made it known that he would not participate in the meeting if Russian President Vladimir Putin attended.
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Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky warns of an “inevitable” World War III: “It will be a nuclear confrontation”
The Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky has presented his book 'Ukraine. The first lost battle of the Third World War '(Deusto), in which he warns of the “inevitable” arrival of the Third World War, which began & gué; on February 24, 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. read here more information.
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Ukraine recovers the bodies of another 38 dead soldiers in war
Ukraine has recovered the bodies of another 38 soldiers killed in the war, bringing to a total of 663 the remains of fallen soldiers who remained missing as a result of the conflict and have been handed over to their families. The Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine informed this Tuesday of these figures in a statement on his Telegram account. “The bodies of the soldiers who gave their lives for Ukraine have been handed over. Today it was possible to return the bodies of 38 defenders (of the country) to their families,” he said. the statement.
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Kherson recovers electricity, according to pro-Russian occupation
The city of Kherson, in the south of Ukraine and controlled by Russian troops, recovered its power. electricity after two days of blackout, he said. on Tuesday an official of the occupation authorities, Kirill Stremousov. This Ukrainian city, in the hands of Russia almost from the beginning of the offensive launched in February, was left behind. without water and electricity on Sunday after two bombings of which Moscow blames each other; and Kyiv. The strikes also damaged the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam, controlled by Russian forces and a power supplier to the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow. in 2014. “There is electricity despite acts of sabotage and attacks,” Stremousov said on Telegram, without giving further details.
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Ukraine calls on the EU to impose restrictions on members of Russian political parties in the ninth sanctions package
Ukraine has called on the European Union to impose several restrictions on Russian political parties sympathetic to Putin and the members of these formations in the next package of sanctions, the ninth since the outbreak of the war. In an intervention in the committee of economic and monetary affairs of the European Parliament, the secretary of the committee The Ukrainian Parliament's economic development officer, Dmytro Natalukha, has defended that the measure would mean “a before and after” in the fight against the regime, since it would allow assets to be frozen and the expedition to be stopped. n of visas to more than four million people. “In Russia you cannot be successful in your career if you are not a member of a party,” he said. Natalukha.
Russia and the US are preparing consultations on their nuclear arsenals
Russia and the United States will soon hold talks on their respective strategic nuclear arsenals, Russian newspapers Kommersant and Izvestia reported on Tuesday. “Moscow and Washington are discussing the possibility of holding consultations of their bilateral commission on strategic offensive weapons in the coming weeks,” he wrote. Kommersant. This meeting would be the first face-to-face in a year. According to sources in the newspaper, the meeting on strategic arsenals, the first since the Russian military campaign in Ukraine, would take place in a Middle Eastern country. Previously these meetings were held in Geneva.
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Russian mobilized workers earn the equivalent of 3,184 dollars a month, according to Defense
The Russians mobilized for the military campaign in Ukraine receive at least a monthly salary of 195,000 rubles, 3,184 dollars at the current exchange rate, according to the report. today the Russian Ministry of Defense. Of that sum, by order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, 158,000 rubles are exempt from income tax, which in the country is 13%, he explained. Sergei Mikischenko, representative of the Defense Financial Directorate, told the press. “The money will be transferred to the bank cards of the soldiers called up in the framework of the partial mobilization between the 10th and 20th of each month for the previous month of service,” he said. the official quoted by the TASS agency. affirmed that this month the beginning of the payment to the mobilized ones was advanced; As of today, an announcement that coincides with numerous complaints on social networks that those called up do not receive the promised emoluments.
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The pro-Russians admit the numerical superiority of the Ukrainian troops in Kherson
The authorities installed by Russia in the Ukrainian region of Kherson admitted today the numerical superiority of the Ukrainian forces in the southern province, on the outskirts of which thousands of soldiers remain and where the pro-Russians expect in the next days an “outcome” of war events. “The situation remains stable on the front line in the Kherson region. We do not see any kind of massive offensive (…)”, he said. the pro-Russian deputy governor, Kiril Stremoúsov, in a message on his Telegram channel. However, he added, “thousands of Ukronazis and citizens of Ukraine who were forcibly herded into the trenches remain on the outskirts of the region,” he noted, referring to the Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers who are fighting in Kherson.
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Russia claims to have arrested nine “sabotage” who they were preparing “terrorist attacks” in Kherson
The Russian authorities announced on Tuesday the arrest of a group of Ukrainian “sabotage” who were preparing “terrorist attacks” against representatives of the authorities established in the Kherson region, annexed to the Eurasian country. in the framework of the invasion unleashed in February. “The Russian Federal Security Service on the territory of the Kherson region has discovered and suppressed the activities of a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Security Service of Ukraine,” the agency said in a statement. . Thus, he has detailed that this group had among its tasks “to carry out terrorist acts against senior officials of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region”, before confirming the arrest of nine suspects, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
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Russia vetoes technical-military cooperation with entities from “hostile” countries
The Russian government has imposed a ban on military-technical cooperation with 74 companies and institutions from countries considered “hostile”, including the US, the UK, Germany and Canada, the Russian government reported. today in a directive. “The government has adopted a list of foreign entities that are subject to sanctions in the field of military-technical cooperation,” he said. the Executive headed by Mijaíl Mishustin. This list includes 74 organizations from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Estonia, and the United States. “Military-technical cooperation is prohibited with the companies on this list,” he stressed. the Government.
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The mayor of kyiv puts himself in the worst scenario
The city of kyiv is preparing for the threat of a massive evacuation as a result of the bombing by the Russian Army, not because of the direct risk to the civilian population, but because of the fear of the impact on its electrical infrastructure. and the consequent total loss of energy for its 3 million inhabitants. This has been warned by the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitaly Klitschko, who is preparing a total evacuation of the population before the real possibility that the city suffers a total blackout. The deterioration of the electrical infrastructure is evident, with 40% of the facilities affected or destroyed by the impact of the war, according to ‘The New York Times’.
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Russian bloggers raise criticism for the “disaster” of the offensive in Ukraine
Russian “milbloggers”, dedicated specifically to covering news about the war in Ukraine, have begun to raise their criticism against high-ranking military commanders of the Klemlin for the “enormous losses” recorded in their offensive on the region Ukrainian from Donetsk. According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), an American think tank specializing in international conflicts, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement. This was an unusual statement in response to widespread protests published Monday by these Russian military bloggers, or “milbloggers,” criticizing military losses. The failure in the offensive affected The 155th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Pacific Fleet took place in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, a region recently annexed by Russia.
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North Korea denies having sold weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine
North Korea has denied on Tuesday having sold weapons to Russia and has assured that it has no plans to do so in the future days after the US government accused the country of clandestinely supplying weapons to Russian troops so that it can be used in the war in Ukraine. This was stated by the deputy director of Military Foreign Affairs of the North Korean Ministry of Defense, describing the US version as a “rumor” and a “plot”, according to the KCNA agency. “We clarify once again that we have never had 'arms deals' with Russia and that we have no plans to do so in the future,” the senior North Korean official said, denying sending artillery shells in large quantities. “significant” to Russia, according to US intelligence information.
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Volodimir Zelensky receives the Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky received Yesterday, Monday, the 2022 Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, awarded by the National Center for the American Constitution. In this way, the organization has honored the Ukrainian president for his “heroic defense of freedom against Russian tyranny”, after the president appeared in a video recorded during the ceremony accepting the award. Senators Chris Coons and Rob Portman visited kyiv last week and presented Zelensky with the medal in person. The Constitution Center announced He received the award in August, saying the Ukrainian leader was selected “for his heroic defense of freedom against Russian tyranny” during the war in Ukraine.
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Ukraine receives the Aspide air defense system from Spain
Ukraine received Yesterday, Monday, new NASAMS and Aspide air defense systems were provided by Spain, the United States and Norway, as announced by the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikov. “Look who's here! NASAMS and Aspide air defense systems have arrived in Ukraine!” Reznikov said in a message on his Twitter account, adding a photo. “These weapons will significantly strengthen the Ukrainian Army and make our skies safer.” We will continue to shoot down enemy targets attacking us. Thanks to our partners: Norway, Spain and the United States,” said the Ukrainian Defense Minister.
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Zelensky claims that the Donetsk front is dead. “covered” in Russian corpses
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, assured this Monday that the Donetsk front, where intense fighting is taking place, is under attack. “Literally covered” in Russian corpses: “They die by the hundreds every day.” “The Donetsk region remains the epicenter of the greatest madness of the occupiers: they die by the hundreds every day. The ground in front of the Ukrainian positions is literally covered with the bodies of the occupiers,” he stated in his usual late-night speech. Zelenski has assured that along the front, where intense fighting is taking place these days, the Ukrainian forces maintain an “active defense” and in areas of the east and south they are “gradually” pushing back the Russians.< /p>
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Macron hopes that US support for Ukraine will be “cross-party”
today that he hopes that US support for Ukraine in the war will be “cross-party” and that the commitment will be maintained, regardless of the results of the legislative elections that will be held tomorrow, Tuesday.
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Kherson prepares for the great battle
Everything indicates that the great battle of the war in Ukraine will be fought in Ukraine. in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, the only provincial capital that Russian forces had managed to conquer in the eight and a half months after the start of hostilities. The occupation authorities announced in the last hours the end of the evacuation of this city, similar in size to Valladolid, which in times of peace came to an end. It has about 300,000 inhabitants and stretches for about ten kilometers along the left bank of the Dnieper River. Read on here The entire article by Marc Marginedas.
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The State Department confirms the death of a sixth US citizen in Ukraine
The United States Department of State confirmed this Monday the death of a new American citizen in Ukraine, the sixth since the start of the war in the European country more than eight months ago. “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Ukraine,” said a State Department spokesman who, however, has not expanded this information out of “respect for the family,” according to CNN.
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Turkey proposes to extend one year agreement to export cereals from Ukraine
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday that his country will propose The one-year extension of the agreement between Russia and Ukraine to export cereals from Ukrainian ports, which expires on November 19. Akar, in statements to the Turkish press, indicated that he should separate the humanitarian issues from the conflict over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and advocated the conflict. for extending the agreement one year. On the recent return of Russia to this agreement after announcing its exit due to a Ukrainian attack on the port of Sevastopol, Akar highlighted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's diplomatic efforts.
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More than 4 Millions of Ukrainians have taken advantage of the temporary protection of the EU
The European Commission (EC) has indicated this Monday that more than 4 million Ukrainians have registered to enjoy the temporary protection directive of the European Union (EU), which the member states agreed to grant to people fleeing the war since last March 3. so This has been pointed out by the head of the European Commission in charge of the migration management group, Beate Gminder, before the Civil Liberties Committee of the Eurochamber, which has also reported that the situation At the borders it is “stable” and, despite the fact that some Ukrainian nationals have returned to their country, there have been more entries than exits in the EU last October.
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Chernigov authorities urge residents of border areas to move into Ukraine
The authorities of the Chernigov region, in the north of Ukraine and on the border with Russia and Belarus, have urged residents of neighboring areas to move to other points further inside Ukrainian territory.  The Governor of Chernigov, Viacheslav Chaus, has ordered to reinforce the transfer operations of those “potentially vulnerable” border territories, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
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Container traffic sinks in Russian ports
Container traffic in Russian ports has suffered a drastic drop in recent months and that of Saint Petersburg, which was the most important in the country, only received in October, 10% of the volume of a year ago, according to a study by the German institute IfW. The port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, also registered It has fallen by around 50% and Vladivostok, which is important for the management of Russia's trade with Asia, has caught up with the traffic volume of the previous year, but it is insufficient to offset the drop. of the others in the country, according to the analysis of the Institute for Global Economy (IfW). China has replaced the European Union (EU) as Russia's most important trading partner and compared to the previous year, “exported 43% less goods to Russia and China 23% more”. However, the increase in exports from China to Russia lost momentum in September”, according to the German institute.
The Council of Europe announces a summit with the challenges of the war in Ukraine
The Council of Europe will organize a summit of heads of state and/or government of its member countries on May 16 and 17, 2023 in Reykjavík in the face of the challenges posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine for its missions to defend human rights and of the rule of law. it will be the first summit of the Council of Europe since Warsaw in 2005 and the fourth in the organization's 73-year history, he explained. this Monday in a statement. His call responds to a report made by “a high-level reflection group” last October, which presented A series of recommendations to face the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine, in particular for the promotion of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
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The EU threatens Iran with new sanctions if it continues to give arms to Russia
The European Union threatened This Monday on Iran with new sanctions if it is shown that it continues to provide weapons to Russia in its war against Ukraine, as it did on October 20, when it sanctioned Iran. three people and a company for giving kamikaze drones to Moscow. “The EU acted very quickly. On October 20, the EU countries approved the sanctions after having sufficient evidence that Russia has used Iranian drones against Ukraine. The EU will continue to consider all actions or options.” at your disposal,” he said. The spokesperson for Foreign Affairs of the Community Executive, Peter Stano, at the institution's daily press conference.
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Journalist Ksenia Sobchak returns to Russia two weeks after fleeing the country following a raid on her home
The journalist and television presenter Ksenia Sobchak has returned to Russia in the last few hours, according to sources quoted by the Russian news agency TASS, about two weeks after fleeing the country after a search of her home. in an alleged extortion case involving his business director, Kirill Sukhanov. “Ksenia Sobchak has crossed the border between Russia and Latvia through the Burachki border crossing, in the Peskov region”, these sources have indicated, without the Russian authorities having ruled for the moment on the matter. possible return of the journalist. The home of Sobchak, daughter of the former mayor of Saint Petersburg Anatoli Sobchak, was the target of a raid at the end of October despite the fact that there is no procedural order against her, although she is wanted by the Russian authorities.
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The United Kingdom rules out evacuating its Embassy in kyiv for the time being
The British ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, confirmed this Monday that the British authorities are not considering evacuating diplomatic personnel from the Ukrainian capital, kyiv, despite the resumption of Russian attacks for the time being. over the capital. “It's fair to say that the circumstances are different from the circumstances in which we first set out in February. And it's not just because we think the threat is less serious, it's still serious. We now have a better idea of both Ukraine's potential and Russia's potential”, Simmons remarked. She is convinced of maintaining her presence in the capital and continuing to advance in her work, since, in addition, fleeing the city would send a pessimistic message to the citizenry.
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Ukraine announces that it received from the West new air defense systems
Ukraine announced this monday you received New anti-aircraft defense systems designed to counter Russia's massive bombardment of critical infrastructure came from the United States, Spain, and Norway. “The NASAMS and Aspide air defense systems have arrived in Ukraine! These weapons will significantly strengthen the Ukrainian army and make our skies safer,” he said. on Twitter the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Oleksii Reznikov.
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Russia put up the concrete defensive line around Mariupol, according to the report. n Ukraine
Russian troops have begun erecting a defensive line of concrete anti-tank “pyramids” around Mariupol, according to Petró. Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of that occupied city. “The occupiers began to build a defense line around Mariupol. Two mini-concrete factories installed in Mariupol work for the front. They produce concrete anti-tank 'pyramids' that in some are transported to Zaporizhia and Kherson,” he said. Andryushchenko in a message on Telegram collected by the Ukrinform and Unian agencies. added that the Russian troops are partially settling in the zone of the road between Mariupol and the town of Nikolske, and are significantly reinforcing the direction of the north towards the town of Stary Krym.
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Russia claims its troops repelled attacks in eastern and southern Ukraine
The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed today that his troops repelled attacks by Ukrainian forces in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and the Kherson region, in eastern and southern Ukraine, respectively. The spokesman for the Russian military command, General Igor Konashénkov, informed In press appearance that during the last day two battalion tactical groups “reinforced with mercenaries” tried to advance towards the towns of Nizhnia Duvanka and Svatove of the RPL. “With air strikes, artillery fire and actions by Russian troops, the enemy offensive was stopped,” he said. Konashénkov, who encrypted The fatalities among the Ukrainian military have increased by up to one hundred.
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Finland denies plans for the deployment of nuclear weapons in the country once it joins NATO
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto assured on Monday that Helsinki has no plans to allow the deployment of nuclear weapons on its territory once it joins the ranks of NATO, amid tensions over the war in Ukraine. Niinisto has stressed that nuclear weapons are an essential part of the deterrence capabilities of the Atlantic Alliance, although he has stressed that “there are no signs” that any country is leaving them to offer to Finland for deployment. Thus, the Finnish president has emphasized that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and has advocated avoiding such a conflict, as reported by the Finnish public broadcaster, Yle.
Urgent inspection of Zaporizhia due to the low level of the reservoir that cools it
The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation (IERN) of Ukraine has ordered an urgent inspection of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, due to the low level of water in the reservoir that cools it, reported the report. this Monday the local agency Interfax. The inspection was ordered by the state body to the Ukrainian National Nuclear Generation Company (Energoatom), so that it “urgently analyzes the safety of the operating system of the power units of the nuclear power plant.” According to the local agency, a “absence of external replenishment of the cooling pond (of the plant) due to a fall in the level of the Kajovka reservoir below the usual marks” has been detected, from where the the water it receives, said an IERN source.
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Grain exports from Ukraine fell 30.7% so far in 2022
Ukraine has exported nearly 14.3 million tonnes of grain so far in the 2022/23 season, down 30.7% from the 20.6 million tonnes exported at the same stage last season, they showed on Monday. data from the Ministry of Agriculture. Grain exports have plummeted since Russia invaded. Ukraine in February and closed its neighbor's Black Sea ports, driving up world food prices and raising fears of shortages in Africa and the Middle East. Three Black Sea ports were unblocked at the end of July under an agreement between Moscow and Moscow. and Kyiv which was negotiated by the United Nations and Turkey.
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More than 1,500 graves have been dug since June in Mariupol, according to satellite images analyzed by the BBC
More than 1,500 graves have been excavated since June in an area of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, in southern Ukraine and controlled by Russian troops, according to satellite images analyzed by the chain of British television BBC. According to these reports, the images show three burial sites in Staryi Krim, Manhush and Vinohradne which, according to official sources and Ukrainian witnesses, contain thousands of bodies. The images allow us to conclude that 1,500 graves have been excavated since June, bringing the total number to more than 4,600 since the start of the war. Witnesses quoted by the aforementioned British television network have assured that they have seen during the last months representatives of the Russian authorities established in the city – now annexed to Russia – removing bodies from among the rubble of the destroyed buildings.
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The Indian Foreign Minister, in Russia to delve into trade ties
The Indian Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, begins this Monday a two-day official visit to Russia focused on the economy and in which he plans to meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and with Russian Deputy Prime Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The trip is part of the commercial alliance between the two countries through the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Commercial, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC ), reported last week the Indian foreign spokesman, Arindam Bagchi. The Indian minister will try to He discussed “bilateral economic cooperation” with Manturov, and is scheduled to talk with his Russian counterpart about “various regional and international developments.”
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Pro-Russian authorities suspend civil river transport in the Kherson area
The administration of the Russian-installed Kherson region suspended the This Monday the crossing of the Dnieper River by civilian boats in the area of the city of Kherson. The measure, reported The regional administration on its Telegram channel, obeys the end of the evacuation of the civil population from the right bank, where Kherson is located, to the left of the river, as well as the evacuation of the civilian population. as well as the increase in the threat to the security of the civilian population. “The temporary ban affects river taxis, barges, and other vessels,” the official said. the administration, which added that also remained Circulation suspended by a provisional pontoon bridge. The measure does not extend to vehicles that transport food and medicine, so according to the pro-Russian authorities, supplies will not be interrupted.
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Russia extends another two weeks the terrorist alert in Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine
The Russian authorities announced this Monday a new two-week extension of the terrorist alert level in the Belgorod region, located on the border with Ukraine, after the latest attacks against the area blamed on the Russian Army. ukrainian “The 'yellow' terrorist alert level is in force in the Belgorod region until November 21. The relevant document has been signed,” said the regional governor, Viacheslav Gladkov, in a message on his Telegram account. Minutes later, he reported that “an industrial facility has been attacked in the Graivoron district”. “A tank with solvent has caught fire. There are no victims. All emergency services are on the scene,” he settled.
Jerson partially restores power supply and communications
The power supply and communications in the Ukrainian region of Kherson have been partially restored, after they were interrupted the day before as a result of the damage caused by a Ukrainian attack on a power line. he said. today the pro-Russian administration. “The light and communications in the city are partially reestablished after a sabotage in the power line”, indicated the official. The deputy governor of Kherson imposed by Russia, Kiril Stremoúsov, on his Telegram channel. However, there are still interruptions in communications and the supply of electricity in Kherson, he said, while explaining that the Some pharmacies are closed, but there are no problems with food or receiving social benefits.
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Grid operator tells Ukrainians to prepare for more blackouts
Ukraine's grid operator on Monday told consumers to prepare for more blackouts in kyiv and other regions as it seeks to reduce the strain on power infrastructure damaged by missile strikes and Russian drones. Rolling blackouts are becoming more routine in the capital of 3 million people after a wave of Russian attacks on electrical installations have damaged 40% of the country's power infrastructure. tica from October 10.
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Putin, absent from the Climate Summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend. He attended COP27 despite the fact that the energy and climate repercussions of the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be severe. one of the main focuses of the conference. In addition, Putin has received a harsh international response and has few allies in the West, something that could cause the summit to take a turn and his main task would remain in the background. yes will come a Russian delegation, which will press He called for technologies that reduce carbon emissions to be excluded from sanctions, considering that the fight against climate change is “joint”, according to the Kremlin.
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Russia is on the move. It is suffering heavy losses in “fierce” attacks in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine and is under threat. is preparing new attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure, Zelensky said in a video on Sunday.
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Zelensky warns of more attacks on energy infrastructure
The President of Ukraine on possible Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, while the mayor of kyiv urged Residents to consider preparing to leave temporarily if the capital loses water and power supplies.
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With candles and lanterns, kyiv adapts to power cuts
Irene lights candles, Igor a lantern. It is 6:09 p.m. (4:09 p.m. GMT) in kyiv and, as planned, the electricity has just been cut off in the couple's building, in a northern neighborhood of the Ukrainian capital. Since October 10, the Ukrainian power system has been affected by multiple Russian attacks on power infrastructure. To avoid a total blackout, the national operator Ukrenergo implements scheduled power cuts in the capital and other cities and regions of Ukraine. On the operator's website, all you have to do is indicate your address and the scheduled outages for the week appear, by district rotation. In Irene Rozdobudko and Igor Juk's building there were three power outages on Saturday lasting four hours starting at midnight. “I like the twilight when it's quiet, dark and no one bothers me to think,” says Irene, a 60-year-old writer and artist, as she prepares borsch, a Ukrainian beet-based soup. “I can make borsch blind. The (gas) stove always works. I have water (although) the flow is low. There is cabbage in the fridge, carrot and other necessary products,” he adds, pointing out that the heating n also works. Outside, the neighborhood is plunged into darkness. Reports France Presse.
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The kyiv Ballet arrives this Monday at the Lope de Vega Theater to support the families of Ukraine
The kyiv Ballet will arrive This Monday at the Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid, hand in hand with Unicef, to support Ukrainian families affected by the war and also people who are refugees in other countries, the organization has reported in a statement. This show will represent 'Swan Lake' on November 7, 14, 21 and 28 and December 5. With the arrival of the days before Christmas, it will be possible to enjoy 'The Nutcracker' on December 19 and 26 and January 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 16. The kyiv Ballet will end His tour on January 23 and 30, again representing 'Swan Lake'.
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The Ukrainian state operator announces power outages in seven regions of the country for the third consecutive day
The Ukrainian state operator Ukrenergo announced this Monday power cuts in seven regions of the country, including the capital, for the third consecutive day, all due to the destruction of the energy infrastructure with missiles and drones by Russia. The cuts will affect the kyiv region, kyiv capital, Chernigov, Cherkasi, Yitomir, Sumy, Kharkov and Poltava, according to the Ukrenergo statement published on its Telegram channel. “The country's electricity grid is still unable to resume full operation after the Russian terrorist attacks. In some regions, we have to introduce blackouts to avoid overloading the high-voltage infrastructure,” the company has detailed. I was in your message. Likewise, she has remembered that there will be “emergency stops” in certain areas of the country in case of need, emphasizing that if this situation is reached, electricity could disappear sooner than expected and consumption restrictions could last more.
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Ukraine forecast new massive Russian attacks but prepares to respond
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has assured this Sunday that Russia is concentrating forces and means for “a possible repetition” of the massive attacks on the Ukrainian infrastructure, but he has warned: “We are preparing to respond”. In his usual last-minute speech broadcast on the networks, Zelensky has assured that the Russians used Iranian attack drones again today, and although some have been shot down, “there are also successes”. The use of Iranian drones was alluded to today precisely in the conversation between the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Ukrainian president, who has stated that the whole world has to know that the Iranian regime help Russia prolong the war. “If it weren't for the Iranian supply of weapons to the aggressor, we would now be closer to peace,” he maintained.
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Zelensky accuses Iran of prolonging the war in Ukraine by supplying weapons to Russia
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, accused Iran this Sunday of prolonging the war in Ukraine by supplying Russia with weapons, assuring that if it were not for that “aid”, it would be closer to peace . “If it weren't for the Iranian supply of weapons to the aggressor, we would now be closer to peace. And this means closer to a complete solution to the food crisis. Closer to solving the crisis of the high price of life,” said the Ukrainian president in his daily speech. Zelensky's remarks come after Iran admitted on Saturday to having delivered unmanned aircraft to Russia, although he qualified his comments. That was before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For this reason, the Ukrainian president has appealed to the entire international community to punish the Iranian “complicity” in Iran. with the “Russian terror”.
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Fighting continues between Ukrainian and Russian troops in Kajova, in southeastern Ukraine
Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops continues around the Ukrainian city of Kajova, in the south-east of the country, where the epicenter of the advance of the Ukrainian forces in the south-east of the country is located. Specifically, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has detailed that a building containing 200 Russian soldiers has been demolished. According to the Ukrainian side, the consequences of the attack on the building would have been “carefully concealed” by Russia. “The enemy carefully conceals the consequences of the attack, strict administrative and police measures are being taken in the city. In addition, a large column of military equipment was destroyed in the area of the Radensk settlement,” the official said. Ukrainian army in a statement.
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kyiv plans a total evacuation of the city in case of a blackout due to Russian attacks
As Ukraine prepares an imminent counter-offensive in Kherson to regain full control of the city , kyiv is planning a total evacuation of its population. Local authorities fear that the Russian bombings against infrastructures and the capital finally suffers a total blackout of light, reports ‘The New York Times’. The people in charge of the city try to maintain an electrical grid severely damaged by Russian missiles. In this sense, the newspaper points out that 40% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure damaged or destroyed. The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, denounced on Friday that about 4.5 million Ukrainians have no electricity in their homes. Also, to try to prevent the grid from failing completely, Ukraine's national power company already said on Saturday that it would continue to impose rolling blackouts in seven regions of the country. /p>
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The Kremlin dismisses another high military official after the successes of the Ukrainian counteroffensive
The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom has affirmed this Sunday that the Kremlin dismissed Colonel General Alexander Lapin at the end of October as head of Russia's Central Military District. This is, according to British intelligence, the latest in a “series of redundancies“of senior military officialssince the war began and comes when the kyiv forces have regained ground thanks to theircounteroffensive. The Kremlin had already removed the commanders of the Eastern, Southern, and Western Military Districts. In addition, Putin dismissed in September to the Russian Deputy Minister of Defense in charge of the general logistics of the Army. The British Ministry of Defense indicates that the replacement for Lapin, who had been criticized both by the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadirov, and by the head of the Wagner group of mercenaries< /strong>, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is General Alexander Linkov. “This is probably an attempt to deflect criticism of Russia's leadership in the country,” the report says.
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Kherson has lost power in the face of the imminent kyiv offensive
The city of Kherson, whose residents are being evacuated by order of the Russian authorities, it has run out of electricity, pro-Russian officials reported this Sunday, quoted by the Russian agency RIA Nóvosti. “There is no light in the entire city. We are waiting for information (about what has happened),” said a spokesman for the energy company KhersonOblEnergo. The same authorities have assured that Ukraine has bombed the Nova Kajovka hydroelectric power station, located 80 kilometers from Kherson, which could have caused the power cut. . In addition, kyiv concentrated tanks and armored vehicles near the Ukrainian city to carry out an imminent offensive.
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Imminent offensive by Ukrainian troops in Kherson
Given the massive concentration of Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles at the entrance to Kherson and the bombing of the Nova Kajovka hydroelectric power plant, a key point for access to the city, the Russian military expert Vladislav Shurigin, assures that kyiv will start an offensive on Kherson, the only regional capital conquered by the Russians since the beginning of the war.
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Russia accuses Ukraine of bombing the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Kherson
The authorities imposed byRussiain the Ukrainian region of Kherson have accused this Sunday the forces of kyiv to bomb the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power station with missiles, located 80 kilometers from Kherson, and of creating a threat of “humanitarian catastrophe“. A spokesman for the local emergency services, quoted by the TASS agency, has assured that kyiv attacked the city. infrastructure with six Himars missiles. “The anti-aircraft defenses intercepted five missiles, but one hit a lock, causing material damage,” he specified.
Ukrainian tanks occupy the entrance to Kherson
The deputy head of the Russian administration in the Ukrainian region of Kherson, Kirill Stremousov, has confirmed this Sunday that there is a new concentration of Ukrainian tanksat the entrance to the territory, the main epicenter of the war in Ukraine. “Many team units are being concentrated, with more and more armored vehicles and tanks,” he declared in a video posted on his Telegram channel and picked up by the TASS agency. Meanwhile, the resident evacuation process continues.He moved from Kherson to the left bank of the Dnieper River, under Russian control, in the face of advancing Ukrainian forces. “The people who live in Jersón city can still freely leave the right bank of the river”, he has reiterated.
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Scholz appeals to Russia to clearly rule out the use of atomic weapons
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has appealed to Russia to clearly rule out the use of atomic weaponsin the Ukrainian war. “It is not allowed and it is not legitimate to use nuclear weapons in this conflict,” he said this Sunday at an act of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). “We appeal to Russia to declare that it will not do so. This is a limit that cannot be exceeded,” he added. On Friday, during a visit to China, Scholz already warned of the danger of a nuclear escalation.
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The Intelligence The British point out that Russia has “serious difficulties” in training new recruits
The The British Ministry of Defense has indicated this Sunday that the latest intelligence reports from its country suggest that Russia has “serious difficulties” in training soldiers recruited in the last partial mobilization and the annual autumn recruitment. According to the official Twitter account, the Russian Armed Forces were already in a extreme situationBefore these last recruitments, providing training to the 300,000 troops of the partial mobilizationannounced in mid-September. British Intelligence estimates that these serious problems will be aggravated in the coming days by the autumn recruitment that began on November 1 with which they hope to gather some 12,000 additional troops, including there is part of the prison population. For this reason, they point out that newly recruited soldiers are likely to go to the battlefield with minimal or no training. Since to the great volume of new incorporations is added the fact that many experienced officers and trainers have died in the conflict when they were assigned to Ukraine.
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The US privately asks Ukraine to open up to negotiations with Russia
The government of US President Joe Biden privately asking Ukraine to be publicly open to negotiatingwithRussia and to drop its refusal to talk unless Vladimir Putin leaves power, published this Saturday 'The Washington Post'. This request from Washington does not seek to force Ukraine to sit down to negotiate, according to the newspaper, which cites sources familiar with the internal discussions. Instead of being a form of pressure on Ukraine, this strategy seeks to ensure that the Ukrainian government maintains the support it needs from the international community, which is suffering the consequences of the war with inflation and skyrocketing energy prices, picks up the newspaper. However, a White House spokeswoman refused. to offer comments on the published information. Instead, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, visiting kyiv, claimed on Friday that all the G7 countries (United States, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) “want peace”, as extracted from their latest joint statement.< /p>
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Ukraine has exported 800,000 tons of food products in the last week
Ukraine has exported 800,000 tons of food products from its ports in the last week through ;s the grain broker operation in the Black Sea. It should be remembered that Russia suspended On November 29, the agreement for the export of cereals from the Ukrainian ports was signed, a fact that mobilized the to the rest of the world powers. Four days later, the Kremlin agreed. reactivate the grain pact after receiving “guarantees” from NATO and Turkey that kyiv will not use its weapons. the grain export corridor for military purposes. The total cargo has been transported in 28 shipsThey departed from the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny and their destinations were the countries of Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Oman, Turkey, China and Ethiopia, he indicated. This Saturday the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. According to the leader, this cereal export initiative shows that “the world is capable of guaranteeing stabilitydespite the threats posed by Russia.” “The world did not succumb to “Russian blackmail” and international leaders “acted decisively and, as a result, the worsening of the food crisis”, said Zelenski, for whom the maintenance of the plan has been one of the most significant milestones of the autumn in this war.
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Zelenski accuses Iran of lying: “We shoot down ten drones every day”
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, accuses Iran of lying about the supply of military drones to Russia, which are used in war. After weeks of denying the facts, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Huséin Amirabdollahian this Saturday that he had provided Moscow with unmanned aircraft. “The drone part is true, but we gave Russia a small number of drones before the start of the Ukraine war,” he said.Amirabdollahian. However, he denied that they would have supplied 2,400 drones, as Ukraine claims. Hours later, Zelenski assured that “even in this confession they lied” and went further: “We shoot down at least ten Iranian drones every day, and the Iranian regime claims that it allegedly gave little and even before the start of the large-scale invasion,” he denounced. In this sense, he pointed out that 11 Shahed drones were destroyed on Friday. “If Iran continues to lie about the obvious, it means the world will do even more to investigate the terrorist cooperation between the Russian and Iranian regimes. and what Russia pays Iran for such cooperation,” he said.
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The Russian group of Wagner mercenaries opens its first official headquarters in St. Petersburg
The Russian group of Wagner mercenaries led by Yevgeni Prigozhin, a close ally of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and considered by the United States to be an unofficial armed wing of the Russian Army in various parts of the world, has opened its first official headquarters in the city of Saint Petersburg. “The mission of the PMC Wagner Center is to provide a comfortable environment to generate new ideas to improve Russia's defense capacity“, Prigozhin explained this Saturday in a statement collected by 'Ostorozhno Novosti'. Prigozhin, nicknamed 'Putin's cook' recognized last month that he had founded in 2014 this “group of patriots” which now functions as a network of Russian mercenaries and paramilitary specialists in Africa and Latin America, although the Russian government has never officially admitted any relationship.
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The Ukrainian state operator announces more power outages in kyiv and six other regions of the country
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, denounced on Friday that some 4.5 million Ukrainians do not have electricity in their homes due to the latest Russian attacks on the country's energy iinfrastructure . In the capital, kyiv, around 450,000 residents remain this Friday without electricity, indicated the mayor of the city, Vitali Klichkó. The Ukrainian state operator Ukrenergo has specified this Saturday that the power outages will continuein the capital and in six other regions of the country. The cuts will affect the kyiv region, kyiv capital, Chernigov, Cherkasi, Yitomir, Sumy, Kharkov and Poltava, according to the Ukrenergo statement published on its Telegram channel. “This Saturday, November 5, the country consumes more electricity than on weekdays. Due to this, unfortunately, the schedules are not sufficient to maintain the stable operation of the electrical system” , the company has indicated. The operator points out that these “controlled restrictions” are necessary “to reduce the load on the networks, support the sustainable balance of the energy system and avoid accidents.”
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Iran acknowledges the sale to Russia of the drones used in the war of Ukraine
Despite the evidence, the images, the wreckage, the debris, and the constant bombing, Iran and Russia they denied They were blunt: Moscowwas not using in Ukraine any Iranian-made drone; Tehran had not sold any drones to Russia. They were all, they said, lies of the western press and the Ukrainian Government. This Saturday, however, after weeks of denying it, Iran has acknowledged it. “All this exaggeration from some western countries that Iran has given missiles and drones to Russia to be used in the  ; war in Ukraine… the part of the missiles is completely false”, said this Saturday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Huséin Amirabdollahian The Iranian state news agency, IRNA. Tehran claims, however, that the aircraft sold to Moscow there were few and that the transaction was made before the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
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< strong>Russian opponents meet in Poland to create an alternative to Putin
A group of leaders of the Russian democratic oppositionThey have met this Saturday in the Polish town ofJablonna, northeast of Warsaw, with the purpose of building an alternative to the regime of President Vladimir Putin  ;and establish democracy in Russia. The congress is attended by 51 delegatesThey previously held elected positions in the Russian administration at different levels. “It is a historic moment. For the first time in at least a decade, democratically elected deputies at the time meet. We see that it is democratic and agile. the Russian politician Ilya Ponomarev.
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At least 15 dead in a fire in a cafe to in Russia
A fire in a bar in the city of Kostroma, in western Russia, has killed at least 15 people. The fire may have started after a drunken man fired a flare gun< /strong>, reported the Tas agency. The Russian police have arrested the alleged perpetrator of the massacre in the Russian town, located about 300 kilometers northeast of Moscow.
The G7 announces the creation of a coordination mechanism to rebuild Ukraine
The G7 group made up of the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan plus the European Union agreed this Friday to create a coordination mechanism for the reconstruction of Ukraine. The mission is “to help Ukraine to repair, restore and defend its critical infrastructure”, specified the seven main powers of the planet. In addition, the G7 urges oil-producing countries to increase production to reduce volatility in energy markets.
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Russian troops search for civilians who refuse to be evacuated from the region. Occupied Kherson
The Russian troopsThey are trying to locate civilians who refuse to evacuate the Kherson region of Ukraine, from which the Kremlin is closing in. retreating in the face of advancing Ukrainian soldiers, according to kyiv. so This has been indicated by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in its last part of the war, posted this Saturday on his Facebook account. Kherson, in southern Ukraine, is one of the regions that the Kremlin annexed. unilaterally at the end of September, together with neighboring Zaporizhia and the eastern Lungansk and Donetsk. Although RussiaUkraine already considers these areas territory of its country, the Ukrainian troops continue advancing in Kherson and have reached its capital, while the Russian occupiers, according to kyiv, are withdrawing from their posts. “In Kherson, the Russian troops are searching for local residents who refuse to evacuate the territory temporarily controlled by the Russian invaders,” he specifies in his message. “The city is being looted, the infrastructures are being destroyed”, according to the General Staff, which adds that “the enemy is trying to keep the territories temporarily captured, concentrating their efforts in trying to disrupt the actions of the “Ukrainian Defense Forces”.
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Putin sends the prison population to war
The Russian president, Vladímir Putin, this Friday the decree that allows the mobilization of Russian citizens who have committed serious crimes and have pending sentences strong>, according to the state news agency Ria Novosti. This initiative does not include those convicted of sexual abuse of minors, treason, terrorism, belonging to an armed group illegal or espionage in favor of foreign countries. The law also provides that citizens who perform alternative civil service in organizations subordinate to federal, regional or local authorities, may be sent to perform their tasks in the positions of civilian personnel of the Russian Armed Forces. The Russian State Duma approved this law on October 27 and this Friday the Russian leader ratified it.
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“Fierce” fighting in Donbas
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, explained This Friday, the “fiercest” fighting this week is concentrated in the Donbas region. There, “the Russian armyhe has already spent so many of his people's lives and as much ammunition as he probably didn't. They fought in the two Chechen wars together.” However, the real number of Russia's losses “is hidden from Russian society,” he claimed. “They even hid the partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists. Now they are simply lying to the people that the mobilization task is supposedly completed. The truth is that in the regions of Russia and in our occupied territory they continue to gather people to send them to death,” he said.
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Zelensky: “We are ready for peace, for a just peace”
“We are ready for peace, for a just peace“, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, declared this Friday night. However, he reiterated that it is “false” and “a lie ” That Russia is willing to negotiate the end of the war. The “formula” to achieve peace, according to the leader, is “respect” for the Charter of the UN, to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its people, as well as the “punishment” of all “those guilty” of Russian “terrorism” and “full compensation” by Russia for the damage caused.