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  • MULTIMEDIA REPORT | War in Ukraine, seven months of Russian invasion

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is approaching eight months< /strong>. We tell you the last hour of the war in Ukraine liveafter the war escalation by Russian troops after the attack on the Crimean bridge and the annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine (Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia) to Russia.


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Putin declares martial law in the territories annexed by Russia in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law this Wednesday in the Ukrainian regions of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson, the four territories that Russia claims as its own after the fraudulent referendums held in September. Putin has announced the decree at a meeting of the Security Council, stating that it is limited to formalizing a situation that already exists 'de facto'. Now, the text is subject to the approval of the two chambers of the Russian Parliament, a mere formality. In fact, just a few hours later, it received the approval of the Council of the Federation, considered the Russian Senate, which has unanimously endorsed Putin's initiative.

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The Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense shot down the Russian missiles over kyiv

Ukrainian air defense batteries shot down “several Russian missiles” over kyiv, he said. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. Several explosions were heard in the center of the Ukrainian capital kyiv this Wednesday, shortly after the anti-aircraft sirens sounded, AFP journalists confirmed. “The anti-aircraft alert has not ended. Stay safe. The anti-aircraft defense is still in action,” he said. Klitschko on Telegram. kyiv has been the target of several Russian kamikaze drone attacks since Monday. These attacks affected energy infrastructures and left five dead, including a pregnant woman on Monday, and three other civilians on Tuesday.

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About 5 million Ukrainians from annexed territories are in Russia

Nearly five million inhabitants of the areas of southern and eastern Ukraine annexed by Moscow; they are in Russia, he said. On Wednesday, the secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, was quoted by state news agencies in his country. “Some five million residents of Donbas and regions of southeastern Ukraine have found refuge in Russia,” Patrushev said, referring to residents of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia.

53 minutes ago

Ukraine denounces a new wave of Russian air strikes on several cities, including kyiv

The Ukrainian authorities have denounced this Wednesday a new wave of air attacks launched by the Russian Armed Forces against various points of the Ukrainian geography, including the capital, kyiv. The Ukrainian Air Force has confirmed that, so far, it has managed to shoot down ten Iranian-made drones, as well as four of the six cruise missiles launched by Russia. kyiv has denounced that most of the drones have been sent from Belarusian territory.

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Sweden's new prime minister reiterates his country's “unwavering” support to Zelensky. m

The new prime minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, reiterated this Wednesday to the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, the “unwavering support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, regardless of the change of government in the country. Kristersson has granted Zelenski priority treatment in the recently launched round of international contacts, something that the Ukrainian president himself has highlighted on his Twitter account.

54 minutes ago

Ukrainian people, Sakharov prize for freedom of conscience

The European Union is ready to support Ukraine by land, sea and air and recognize the bravery of the Ukrainian people in their struggle against Russia and the war launched by Vladimir Putin eight months ago. The last European institution to do so, this Wednesday, was the European Parliament, which awarded it the 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. It was the big favorite in this edition This was the year and the large groups in the chamber had no doubt that 2022 was the year to honor the people of Ukraine. A more political than symbolic decision that supposes a new disapproval and condemnation of the aggression launched by the Putin regime on February 24.

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After the agreement with Putin, Erdogan says that Europe will buy Russian gas

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hinted today that Europe will be able to In the future, he will buy Russian gas through Turkey, thanks to a recent agreement reached with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Right now, “Europe is looking for where to get natural gas from. Fortunately, Turkey does not have that problem,” Erdogan told the parliamentary group of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). The head of the Turkish state alluded to so to the strong energy crisis that Europe is going through, but without remembering that one of the main causes of it is in the heavy sanctions imposed on Moscow; for its invasion of Ukraine, which include an embargo on coal imports and another on oil transported by sea.

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The EU has “evidence” that Iran has given drones to Russia and is finalizing sanctions

The European Commission assured This Wednesday that he has gathered “sufficient evidence” that Iran has provided Russia with the kamikaze drones with which it is carrying out a war. The US is bombing Ukraine, so the countries of the European Union are “quickly” finalizing new sanctions against Tehran. “Now that we have collected our sufficient evidence, the Council is working for a clear, fast and firm response,” said the spokesperson for Foreign Affairs of the Community Executive, Nabila Massrali, at the institution's daily press conference. n. Massrali confirmed that Brussels has collected enough evidence two days after the EU foreign ministers pledged to sanction Iran if they were able to prove that Tehran had directly provided Russia with the drones it he is employing in Ukraine.

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Putin declares martial law in the four annexed Ukrainian regions. Today martial law is declared in the four annexed Ukrainian regions: Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia, as announced. at the beginning of the Russian Security Council meeting.

4 hours ago

Pro-Russians rule out for the moment the evacuation of the Zaporizhia region

The pro-Russian authorities today ruled out, for the time being, the evacuation of the Ukrainian region of Zaporizhia in the midst of the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south of the country. “There is no evacuation in Zaporizhia. At the moment there is no reason for it. The Army is holding the defense line,” said Vladimir Rogov, leader of the “Together with Russia” movement in Zaporizhia, to the official agency RIA Nóvosti. Rogov added: that Russian and pro-Russian forces “keep the situation on the front line under control.” The pro-Russian representative also reported that the Ukrainians today tried to disembark with more than 30 boats in the vicinity of the city of Energodar, in the vicinity of which is the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.

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Russia negotiates with Turkish partners its participation in a second nuclear power plant

Russia's atomic agency, Rosatom, has started negotiations with Turkish partners on the construction of a new nuclear plant on the Black Sea coast and the details of its participation in the project, the Russian Federation reported. the president of the state company, Alexei Lijachev. “We have started negotiations with Turkish partners on the approach in terms of technological alliances, investment policy and the formation of an energy market in Turkey taking into account the future presence of a big new nuclear plant,” he said. on Russian public television. “The president of Turkey uttered the name of Sinop, a well-known place in the Black Sea for all nuclear scientists in the world, which, in general, is very attractive in terms of the location of a big powerful four-unit nuclear power plant,” he said. Likhachev.

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Igor Girkin, the leading “gunslinger” of the Donba war, was killed. s and accused of war crimes, returns to the front

kyiv offers a $100,000 bounty on his head for his alleged responsibility in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane that killed 298 people. Read the article by Àlex Bustos.

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The Ukrainian Army claims to have Destroyed 223 Iranian drones since mid-September

The Ukrainian air force claimed this wednesday that destroyed 223 Iranian drones have been reported since mid-September, information that denies Tehran's denial of providing weapons and drones to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. “Since the first Iranian-made Shahed 136 kamikaze drone was shot down over Ukrainian territory on September 13 in Kupiansk, the air force air defense and other components of the defense forces have destroyed 223 drones of this type,” he said. The Ukrainian Air Force on Telegram.

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The Finnish parties endorse the construction of a fence on the border with Russia

The different parties of the Finnish parliamentary arch have transferred this Wednesday their unanimous support to the Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, for the construction of a fence on the border with Russia. The initiative has had the special support of the opposition forces, including the Center Party, the extreme right-wing Finns Party and the Christian Democrats, who have asked to speed up a process whose cost will rise as soon as possible. to hundreds of millions of euros.

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Russia opened more than one hundred criminal cases for discrediting the Armed Forces

Russia has opened more than 100 criminal cases against people accused of having discredited the Armed Forces since the start of the military campaign in Ukraine almost eight months ago, he said. Today the Minister of the Interior, Vladimir Kolokoltsev. “For discrediting the Armed Forces and the lack of reliability of the information on their employment, 4,500 administrative infractions were counted. According to our materials, more than 100 criminal cases have been initiated,” he said. during the government control session in the State Duma (Lower House). Among those currently detained for defaming the Army are opponents such as Iliá; Yashin or Vladímir Kara-Murzá.

7 hours ago

Thomas Bach defends the presence of Russian leaders and Belarusians

“This war was not started by the Russian people, nor by Russian athletes, nor by the Russian Olympic Committee, nor by members of the IOC in Russia. Sanctions can only be imposed on those who are responsible for something.” the president of the committee International Olympian, the German Thomas Bach, the presence of the Olympic leaders of Russia and Belarus at the ANOC assembly, which began This Wednesday in Seoul. Several of those attending the meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees regretted having to share the stage with the Russian and Belarusian representatives, while the Ukrainians must follow the debates electronically, from their country invaded.

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The evacuation of civilians from Kherson begins

The evacuation of civilians from Ukraine's Kherson region, annexed by Russia, has already begun, the report said. The Administration of the town of Alyoshki, located on the left bank of the Dnieper River and a satellite of the provincial capital in the south of Ukraine. “In the port of Kherson, the transfer of residents from the right bank to the left bank of the Dnieper began,” the authorities said on their Telegram channel.

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Iran offers to clarify Ukraine's “unfounded” accusations about drones< /strong>

The Government of Iran has assured that it is ready to clarify before the Ukrainian authorities the “unfounded” accusations about the use of kamikaze drones of Iranian manufacture. by the Russian Armed Forces, who have resorted to this type of weaponry in their latest wave of massive attacks. The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Naser Kanani, insisted this Tuesday on Tehran's supposed impartiality. In this regard, he has stated that Iran has not supplied any weapons to Russia for use in its offensive on Ukraine.

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Poland received 145 million euros from the EU for the reception of Ukrainians

The Polish Minister of the Interior, Mariusz Kaminski, informed He announced this Wednesday that Warsaw is the beneficiary of almost half of the 400 million euros that the European Union (EU) has so far allocated to the reception of Ukrainian refugees. Speaking to the press in Warsaw, Kaminski explained that his government has received 144.6 million euros and hopes to obtain another 45 more from Brussels since, according to the minister, “the Union is also responsible to help” the Ukrainians. Kaminski claimed that it is “a small support, which covers only part of the costs assumed by our country, but shows that Europe appreciates the key role of Poland in supporting Ukraine”.

7 hours ago

Berlusconi says he has “enough” contact with Putin again

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has claimed to have “enough” contact with Russian President Vladimir Puitin, “a person of peace and good sense” with whom he has recently been sharing gifts. “I have been in contact with President Putin quite a bit again,” Berlusconi is heard saying in some audios published by the Italian agency LaPress. In them you can also hear the former Italian Prime Minister assure that if Ukraine enters NATO that would trigger a third world war.

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IAEA confirms the detention of two other employees of the Zaporizhia plant

Two employees of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, occupied by Russia since last March, have been detained by Russian forces, according to the report. Last night the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In a statement, the director general of the UN nuclear agency, Rafael Grossi, said that “this is another worrying fact that I sincerely hope will be resolved quickly.” Without giving further details about these arrests, the director was referring to the arrest this week and release this Tuesday of the deputy director of the plant, Valeriy Martynyuk.

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The Russian occupation wants to evacuate more than 50,000 people from Kherson

The authorities of the Russian occupation in the Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, plan to evacuate more than 50,000 people in the face of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, as announced on Wednesday. “It is planned to evacuate between 50,000 and 60,000 people to the left bank of the Dnieper,” the river that borders the city of Kherson, the official said. the head of the local occupying administration, Vladimir Saldo. The evacuation, at the rate of 10,000 people per day, will last initially six days, he added. Balance, quoted by Russian agencies. The Ria-Novosti agency indicated He stated that the evacuations by boat have already begun, and he stated, quoting another pro-Russian official, Yevgeny Melnikov, that the people evacuated will be able to go to Russia.

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Zelensky fires the Ukrainian ambassador to Kazakhstan who spoke to kill as many Russians as possible

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has dismissed his ambassador to Kazakhstan, Petro Vrublevski, who in August claimed in an interview that the Ukrainians are “trying to kill as many as possible” of Russians because the more they kill now, “the less our children will have to kill,” he said. “I released Petro Yuriyovich Vrublevski from the position of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Kazakhstan,” Zelensky said in a presidential decree published this Wednesday.

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Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of bombing Energodar, the city of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other this Wednesday of bombing the city of Energodar, where the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located, one of the scenarios in which this war is being settled due to the concern of the international community that has asked for a security zone around these facilities. The Ukrainian mayor of the city, Dimitro Orlov, has said that last night the city has been bombed and that consequently the supply of water and electricity is damaged. partially interrupted. “The shelling has fallen first on the industrial area and then on the city itself. It started around midnight and did not stop until this morning,” Orlov wrote on his Telegram account.

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The Ukrainian Army tries to take the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, according to pro-Russians

The Ukrainian Army tried today to carry out a landing with more than 30 boats in the vicinity of the Ukrainian city of Energodar with the aim of taking the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, an attack that was repelled by Russian forces , according to pro-Russian activist Vladimir Rogov. “The combat lasted several hours, no less than three or three and a half. The landing attempt was repulsed,” he said. RIA Novosti the pro-Russian representative, leader of the “Together with Russia” movement in the Zaporizhia region. According to Rogov, at night “a large group of landing craft, packed with special troops fighters, left from the southern part of the city of Zaporizhia and other directions.”

9 hours ago

They were looking for Nazis and found villagers: trip to the liberated areas of southern Ukraine

EL NEWSPAPER visits several villages in northern Kherson, recently recaptured by Ukrainian forces after months of Russian occupation. Read Ricardo Mir from France.

9 hours ago

Iran sends military trainers to Crimea to instruct Russian forces in the use of drones

The Iranian authorities have sent military personnel to the island of Crimea to train and advise the Russian Army on the use of drones built by Tehran in the context of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. according to US intelligence. Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are in Crimea to teach military personnel fighting from Russia how to use the Iranian drones Russia has provided them , the American newspaper New York Times has learned. The aforementioned newspaper has reported that he is not It is unclear whether the Iranian trainers are piloting the drones themselves or simply teaching the Russian forces how to do it.

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An official installed in Russia says to “evacuate” the residents of Kherson

Civilians must evacuate the Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of Kherson as quickly as possible because Ukrainian forces could start an offensive at any moment, a Russian-installed official said. Russian forces in Kherson have fallen back 20-30 km (13-20 miles) in recent weeks and risk being trapped against the right or west bank of the Dnipro River. Ukrainian forces “will shortly begin an offensive against the city of Kherson,” said Kirill Stremousov, the Russian-installed deputy chief of the Kherson region, which Russia partially controls. “I ask you to take my words seriously and to take them to mean: the fastest possible evacuation,” he said in a late-night post on Telegram.

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Russia warns that the situation in Ukraine is “tense”

The commander of the Russian forces in Ukraine, Sergei Surovikin, has recognized this Tuesday that the situation in which Moscow What he calls the “special military operation zone” is “tense.” According to Surovikin, the Ukrainian troops do not give up their efforts to “attack the positions of the Russian troops”, especially in points such as Kupiansk, in Kharkov, and Mikolaiv. “The enemy is a criminal regime that pushes the citizens of Ukraine to death. Ukrainians and we are one people and we want one thing: Ukraine to be a friendly state of Russia and independent of the West and NATO” , Surovikin said.

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“Cargo 200”, searching for the remains of missing Ukrainian soldiers

“He brings the dead, so you leave him alone, okay?” one soldier blurts out to another at a checkpoint in liberated eastern Ukraine, where the dreaded “Cargo 200” military caravan has just arrived. The expression appeared. in the Soviet army during the war in Afghanistan (1979-1989). According to one of the theories, the number refers to the 200 kilos that a soldier sent in a zinc coffin would weigh on average. Read the full France Presse article at this link.

10 hours ago

Estonia asks for a greater US presence in the Baltic in the face of the Russian threat

The Estonian Defense Minister, Hanno Pevkur, denounced the This Tuesday that his country suffers daily cyberattacks from Russia and bet for increasing the US presence in the Baltic nations. The Estonian politician is on an official visit to Washington, where he met & oacute; this Tuesday with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, with whom he boarded the ship. military cooperation within NATO and the course of the Russian war against Ukraine. “In the coming years there will be a greater presence of the United States in Estonia,” said the minister during a round table with journalists, where he gave as an example the plans to establish a division of the Atlantean Alliance in his territory. ;ntica.

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Zelenski reiterates to Ukrainian citizens to save electricity to alleviate the energy crisis

The Ukrainian president, Volodirmir Zelenski, has reiterated this Tuesday before the citizens of Ukraine his request to reduce their electricity consumption due to the moment of energy crisis that is taking place. The country is facing after the Russian attacks on power plants throughout the Ukrainian territory. Specifically, the Ukrainian government has recommended that citizens make “conscious” use of electricity between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. (local time), alleging that the more consumption is reduced, the more stable it will be. the energy system.

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The IAEA announces that Russia has detained two workers from the Central Zaporizhia

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced this Tuesday that two other members of the Ukrainian staff at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant have been detained by Russian troops, a fact that it has described as “worrying”. Also, the IAEA team on site has learned of the release of the Deputy Director General of the Zaporizhia NPP, Valeriy Martiniuk, who was arrested early last week.

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Zelensky says Iranian drones used by Russia are a symbol of its “military and political failure”

The Iranian drones, used massively in recent days by Russia to attack Ukrainian energy infrastructures, are a symbol of the “military and political failure” of the Russian troops, declared the Iranian drone. Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky on Tuesday. “The fact that Russia asks Iran for help is the Kremlin's recognition of its military and political failure,” Zelensky said in his daily speech posted on social media.

21 hours ago

Russian-occupied Kherson region says some civilians will be evacuated

< p>The head of the Russian-occupied Kherson region has said some civilians would be evacuated, citing what he said was the risk of an attack by Kyiv forces. In a video statement, Vladimir Saldo said that the inhabitants of four cities would be moved away from the Dnipro River, given the risk that Ukrainian shelling could damage a nearby dam.

21 hours ago

Berlusconi says that he has resumed friendship with Putin and that he gave & oacute; vodka

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is participating in the negotiations for the future new government, has confessed that he has resumed his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a leaked recording. “Russian ministers have said that we are at war with them because we provide arms and financing to Ukraine. I personally cannot express my opinion because if it were told to the press it would be a disaster, but I am very, very, very worried.” “, the tycoon is heard saying in an act behind closed doors with the parliamentarians of his Forza Italia, in an audio broadcast by the “LaPresse” agency.

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US warplanes intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

US F-16 fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace near the state of Alaska on Tuesday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said. The Tu-95 bombers were intercepted after “entering and operating within the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone,” NORAD said in a statement. The Russian planes “remained in international airspace and did not enter the airspace of the United States or Canada,” he said. the US command.

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The US is working to supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft defenses against drones< /strong>

The United States is working “closely” with Ukraine to provide weapons “as soon as possible” to supply Ukraine with “air defenses” to protect itself from Iranian drone strikes by Russia. Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder told a news conference that the recent wave of Russian bombing in Ukraine “is not something new” by Moscow: “They continue to inflict damage on civilian infrastructure.”

21 hours ago

Iran denies sending drones to Russia for use against Ukraine

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry The Foreign Minister, Naser Kananí, has rejected that the Islamic Republic of Iran has sent weapons and military drones for use in the war in Ukraine and has reported that Tehran is on the move. ready to negotiate with kyiv and remove ambiguities. The Iranian diplomat assured that these assertions “have no legal basis and are false” and underscored The readiness of the Islamic Republic for “dialogue and negotiations with Ukraine in order to eliminate ambiguities”.

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The pro-Russian authorities in Lugansk confirm the elimination of border controls with Russia

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (PLR), annexed to Russia after an accession referendum, have reported that, for a week, border controls with the rest of Russian territory have been eliminated . The government of the region has thus complied with the instructions of the Committee. State Customs Office of the RPL, which had called for the removal of border posts with the Russian regions of Belgorod, Voronezh and Rostov following the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, legitimized by the results of a series of accession referendums. ;n.

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Ukraine will Israel officially supplied air defense systems

Ukraine's Foreign Minister, Dimitro Kuleba, confirmed on Tuesday that the Ukrainian authorities will send an official note to Israel requesting the “immediate” supply of air defense systems. Likewise, Kuleba has pointed out that kyiv is looking to “start a high-quality cooperation” with Jerusalem to “obtain appropriate technologies for Ukraine,” according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.

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Stoltenberg says the risk of a nuclear attack on Ukraine is “very low”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated: This Tuesday in Berlin that the risk of Russia using nuclear weapons against Ukraine is “very low”, although it is necessary to remain “vigilant”. Although the chances of a nuclear attack are slim, its potential impact is so great that the threat needs to be taken “seriously,” he said during a virtual address at an international policy forum in Berlin.

1 day ago

Russia accuses Ukraine of the death of two civilians in an attack on New Kakhovka

The pro-Russian authorities of the city of New Kakhovka, in the Kherson region, in the south of Ukraine, have accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of launching an attack in which at least two people have lost their lives and a third has been injured. According to local authorities, this is the first time that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have attacked the city stadium with missiles, reports the Russian news agency TASS.

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More than 1,100 Ukrainian towns without electricity due to Russian bombing

More than 1,100 cities and towns in Ukraine are deprived of electricity after more than a week of Russian bombardments, many of them targeting the country's infrastructure, official Ukrainian sources reported on Tuesday. In this period, Russia led carried out some “190 bombardments with missiles, kamikaze drones and artillery in 16 Ukrainian regions,” he declared. The spokesman for the emergency services, Oleksandr Jorunzhyi, at a press conference.

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< strong>Non-violent acts have delayed military objectives, according to a study by Icip and Novact

A report from the Institut Català International per la Pau (Icip) and Novact have documented 235 experiences of “nonviolent resistance” in Ukraine and have found that these actions have delayed military objectives and have strengthened the cohesion of the Ukrainian population, according to a statement this Tuesday from the Icip. The report, available in Catalan, Spanish, English and Ukrainian, is the result of fieldwork and interviews with political and social actors between February and June, and includes an interactive map of the verified actions and a ten-day report. logo of recommendations to reinforce “non-violence as a way of transforming conflicts”.

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Emirates announce 100 million dollars in aid for Ukraine after criticism

United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced This Tuesday the delivery of an additional 100 million dollars for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, after the countries of the Persian Gulf were accused of supporting Russia after the last OPEC + decision of cut oil production.

1 day ago

Kuleba urges Zelensky to break diplomatic relations with Iran

Ukraine's Foreign Minister, Dimitro Kuleba, has invited its president, Volodimir Zelensky, to sever diplomatic relations with Iran after Russia has attacked Ukrainian cities with kamikaze drones allegedly supplied by Tehran. As Kuleba has detailed, “Iran's actions are meanness and lies” that kyiv should not be willing to tolerate because, while Tehran says it is against the war and distances itself from supporting one side or the other , it is allegedly sending drones to Moscow.

1 day ago

A thousand villages in Ukraine without electricity due to bombing

More than 1,100 cities and towns in Ukraine are deprived of electricity due to Russian bombardments in the last ten days, many of them directed against the country's infrastructure, official Ukrainian sources reported on Tuesday. “Currently, 1,162 localities (…) are without electricity,” he declared. At a press conference the spokesman for the Ukrainian emergency services, Oleksandr Jorunzhyi.

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Ukraine warns of a “critical situation” after Russian bombing of power plants

Ukraine has warned this Tuesday of a “critical situation” after Russian attacks destroyed 30% of the country's power plants in just over a week, where new bombings returned to This will cause electricity cuts in the territory.

“The situation is currently critical throughout the country, because our regions depend on each other”, declared a person in charge of the presidency , Kirilo Timochenko, on television.

The latest wave of Russian bombing hit the United States. this morning several energy installations in the country for the second consecutive day, causing electricity and water cuts. In kyiv, the capital, at least two people were killed after a missile attack on a city power supply facility, according to prosecutors.

1 day ago

Brussels confirms the disbursement of 2,000 million in financial aid to Ukraine

The European Commission has confirmed this Tuesday the disbursement of the first tranche of macro-financial aid to Ukraine worth 2,000 million, within the framework of the additional assistance approved in the context of the war and after the Ukrainian authorities have regretted the delay in the release of funds. “Today we are disbursing 2,000 million in assistance to Ukraine. More will arrive before the end of the year,” said the president of the Community Executive, Ursula von der Leyen, in a message on social networks.

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Ukraine puts 20 civilians dead after Monday's Russian bombing

The Government of Ukraine has estimated at 20 the number of civilians killed as a result of the Russian bombardments carried out throughout Monday on several cities in the country, with the Donetsk region where the highest number of casualties occurred. The deputy head of the Presidency of Ukraine, Kirilo Timoshenko, has shared this Tuesday on Telegram a publication in which it is compiled, in addition to the number of people who have died in the last 24 hours, that another 22 were wounds. According to this publication, 14 deaths were confirmed in the Donetsk region –although they include eight from previous offensives–; in Mikolaiv, one; and another five in kyiv, the last of them confirmed this Tuesday by the mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko. It is about an old woman who was trapped under the rubble of a downtown residential building that was hit by a kamikaze drone.

1 day ago

Iran brags about its drone industry while ignoring its use in Ukraine

The main military adviser to Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah. there Khamenei has highlighted that the country is already a power in the manufacture of drones and has ensured that 22 foreign governments have already been interested in this equipment, while Tehran remains silent on the use of these aircraft in war from Ukraine. General Yahya Rahim Safavi, former high command of the Revolutionary Guard, has confirmed the interest of more than twenty countries in Iranian drones, without specifying which ones, in a speech at the academy Tehran military reported by the Tasnim news agency.

1 day ago

Zelenski says that Russia has destroyed a third of the Ukrainian plants

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, affirmed that This Tuesday that over the last week Russian attacks have destroyed a third of Ukrainian power plants. “Since last October 10, 30% of Ukraine's power plants have been destroyed, causing massive blackouts across the country,” he wrote. Zelensky on his Twitter account. Attacks on essential energy and supply infrastructure constitute “another type of Russian terrorist attack,” he said. the president, who added that in these circumstances “there is no room left for negotiations with the regime” in Moscow.

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< p>The Kremlin says it ignores whether its army uses Iranian drones in Ukraine

The Kremlin assured This Tuesday he had “no information” about the use by his army of Iranian-made drones. in the Ukraine, after kyiv accused Moscow of to use them to attack water and electricity infrastructures. “We don't have such information,” he replied. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov, when asked by a journalist about whether Moscow he is using Iranian drones in Ukraine. “Russian technology with Russian names is used,” he added. the spokesman, who sent to the Defense Ministry.

1 day ago

Norway detains four Russians for violating a ban on take pictures

The Norwegian police announced on Monday the arrest of four Russians suspected of not respecting a ban on taking photos, in a context of tension due to the possible sabotage of key infrastructure. Norway is The US is on high alert following several reports of mysterious drone sightings near offshore oil and gas drilling platforms run by the major energy producer. Monday's announcement comes just days after the arrests last week of two Russians accused of operating drones and taking photos in the north of the country.

1 day ago

More power outages

The capital of Ukraine and several regions of the country suffered power and water cuts on Tuesday, after morning Russian attacks on critical infrastructure for the second day in a row, local authorities said. In kyiv, the operator DTEK reported “interruptions” in the supply of electricity and water to the inhabitants of the left bank of the capital. “Engineers are deploying all necessary efforts to restore supply,” he said. on Facebook.

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Danish authorities confirm that gas pipelines were damaged by explosions< /strong>

Preliminary investigations by the Danish police and armed forces have confirmed that the damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines was caused by “powerful explosions”. The Copenhagen Police referred This Tuesday in a statement to the investigations carried out in the “crime scenes” in the Baltic Sea, in cooperation with the Army and with the Intelligence Services of the Norwegian Police (PET). Investigations have confirmed that Nord Stream 1 and 2 have suffered extensive damage in the Danish exclusive economic zone and that this damage was caused by powerful explosions. that source.

1 day ago

The dead rise to 26 in a Russian attack on a caravan of civilians in Kharkov

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office reported this Tuesday that the fatalities caused by a Russian attack on a caravan of civilian vehicles perpetrated on September 25 in a village in the city of Kupian, in the province of Ukraine, have risen to 26. Kharkov region. The Ukrainian authorities have found the body of this latest victim, a 19-year-old boy, thanks to the testimony of the survivors of that attack, in which Russian soldiers would have shot at a convoy of vehicles civilians near the village of Kurilivka.

1 day ago

kyiv suffers a new Russian attack against a electrical infrastructure

Russian forces today launched a new attack on kyiv and hit an electrical supply facility, the Russian government reported. the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitaliy Klitschkó. “Explosions again in kyiv in the morning. Desnyan neighborhood. Installation of critical infrastructure. All (emergency) services are in place,” he wrote. the mayor in his Telegram account. The deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko indicated that three explosions occurred in an electrical infrastructure in the part of kyiv located on the left bank of the Dnieper River. According to the digital Ukrainskaya Pravda, some sectors of the capital were left without electricity. Russian attacks were also recorded in other parts of Ukraine, such as in Zhytomyr, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, Kharkov, Krivoy Rog and Dnipro, in the south and east of the country. In Zhytomyr there is no water or electricity after the attacks, according to the mayor, Sheriy Sukhomlyn.

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Ukraine says several power facilities were hit in different cities

The Ukrainian authorities indicated this Tuesday that several energy facilities were attacked in different cities of the country, including the capital, kyiv. In the capital there were “three attacks on a power plant on the left bank” of the city, Kirilo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the presidential office, said on social media. The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, spoke of explosions in the Desnianski district, in the northeast of the capital, which hit “a critical infrastructure”.

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A city in northern Ukraine, without electricity or water after air strikes: mayor

The city of Zhytomyr, in the north of Ukraine, was left behind. It is without water or electricity after Russian airstrikes on Tuesday morning, its mayor said Tuesday. “Currently there is no electricity or water in the city. The hospitals have a reserve (electric) supply,” he wrote. Mayor Serhiy Sukhomlyn on Facebook. Zhytomyr had a population of 260,000 before the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

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Three attacks hit a power plant in kyiv

Ukraine has claimed that three attacks by Russia have hit a power plant in kyiv. 

1 day ago

Ukraine says Russia has kidnapped to two officials in occupied nuclear plant

Ukraine's state nuclear power company accused Russia on Tuesday to “kidnap” two top officials from the Russian-occupied Zaporiya nuclear plant in southern Ukraine. The head of information technology at the power plant, Oleh Kostyukov, and Oleh Oshek, assistant to the director of the plant, were arrested on Monday, he wrote. Energoatom on the Telegram app on Tuesday. “At this time, nothing is known of his whereabouts or condition,” the Energoatom statement said.

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A Russian missile hits an apartment building in the Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv

A Russian missile hit the at an apartment building in the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv in one of three explosions heard there. in the early hours of Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. The missile destroyed A wing of the building in the center of the city was completely destroyed, leaving a huge crater. A team of firefighters pulled The body of a man was found in the rubble, a witness said, according to Reuters.

1 day ago

< p>The United States hopes to send the first NASAMS air defense system to Ukraine “in the coming weeks”

The US Department of Defense announced Monday that it expects to move the first NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine in the coming weeks. “We are trying to send the first (of the NASAMS systems) to Ukraine in the coming weeks,” a senior Pentagon official has detailed in statements to the press, according to what the US Department of Defense has collected in a statement. Washington has stressed that so far it has provided Ukraine with more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, although it has advanced that the shipment of the NASAMS systems will the Ukrainians “go ahead”.

1 day ago

Ukraine takes action against the Russian nuclear threat

The country puts in place contingency plans in the face of the possibility that Moscow resort to tactical weapons or a radioactive disaster occurs at the Zaporizhia plant. Read Ricardo Mir from France, special envoy to Krivyi Rih.

1 day ago

Ukraine and Russia, ready to agree on a protection zone in Zaporizhia, according to the IAEA

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has assured that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have a “manifest” willingness to accept the establishment of a protection zone around to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. According to the director of the IAEA, Vladimir Putin and Volodimir Zelenski, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine, respectively, are willing to reach an agreement mediated by the agency.

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Nikolaev is partially without electricity due to Russian bombing

The authorities of the Ukrainian region of Nikolaev have reported on Monday night that the attacks by Russian troops have caused power cuts in some of the towns. The head of the Nikolaev Regional Military Administration, Vitali Kim, has indicated that they were repairing the problems that have been registered in different parts of the city. In addition, Ukraine has indicated that at least five kamikaze drones were shot down in the Nikoalev region.

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The number of deaths due to the collision of a fighter plane has risen to 13

The death toll as a result of the collision of a Russian Su-34 model military aircraft against a residential building in the Yeisk region, in southwestern Russia has risen to 13. “The teams The rescue teams have completed the removal of debris. During the search and rescue operations, the bodies of ten dead were found. Therefore, the total number of fatalities is 13 people, including three In addition, 19 people were injured, “said a spokesman for Health.

1 day ago

Ukraine points to Iran for being “complicit” in Russian drone attacks

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has accused Iran of being “accomplice” in Russian attacks with Iranian-made kamikaze drones. on Ukrainian territory and has summoned Tehran to stop supplying these devices to Russia. “Supplying weapons for a war of aggression in Ukraine and to kill Ukrainian citizens makes Iran an accomplice of Russian criminal aggression. They are war crimes and terrorist attacks against Ukraine,” he pointed out. kyiv, according to a statement from the Ukrainian diplomacy.

1 day ago

The collision of the fighter in Russia leaves six dead and six missing

At least six people have died and another six are missing after a Russian Su-34 model military plane crashed into a residential building in the city of Yeisk, in the far south-west of Russia, on Monday. shores of the Sea of ​​Azov, according to the authorities of the Krasnodar region. “Six people have died and 19 have been injured, including two children,” reported a spokesman for the General Directorate of the Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations.

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More than 600 civilian bodies exhumed after liberating Kharkov

The Ukrainian authorities have already exhumed more than 600 bodies of dead civilians in the Kharkov region, in the northeast of the country, once liberated from the Russian occupation, reported the Ukrainian authorities. the Minister of Internal Affairs, Denys Monastyrsky. “We understand that every moment we get closer to victory also reveals new war crimes committed by the occupiers,” the Ukrainian minister said during the nationwide news telethon, according to local news agency Ukrinform.

1 day ago

Nine civilians killed in Ukraine by suicide drones and missiles

The Ukrainian emergency services announced on Monday that they have recovered the bodies of four people after a Russian attack with suicide drones against kyiv, while in the Sumy region (north) another five deaths from various missiles were recorded. . According to the mayor of kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschkó, ​​this morning there were a total of five explosions in the Ukrainian capital, all of them caused by Iranian-made “Shahed” kamikaze drones.

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The war sneaks into the Ballon d'Or

Andrei Shevchenko, the Ukrainian soccer legend, asked This Monday that the international community continues to support his country because “the war continues”. The 46-year-old former player and former Ukrainian national team coach handed over The award for the best player of last season, the Spanish Alexia Putellas. Asked by the co-host of the gala, his Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba, about the situation in his country after the Russian invasion last February, he stressed that “it is a very difficult time.” “I am very proud of the Ukrainian people, who have stood up and defended their freedom,” he said.

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< p>At least two dead when a military plane fell on a building in Russia

At least two people have died when a military plane crashed into a residential building in Yeûsk, in southern Russia and near Ukraine, according to Russian agencies. There are at least 15 others injured.

2 days ago

The EU approves a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers

The European Union redoubles its military support to Ukraine in the face of its armed conflict with Russia with new commitments on two fronts. In mid-November it will start. to train Ukrainian soldiers and commanders as part of a military assistance mission aimed at improving the capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces and training up to 15,000 soldiers.

Added to this decision is the agreement reached this Monday between the 27 EU foreign ministers to unlock a new tranche of 500 million euros from the European Peace Support Fund to finance the purchase of weapons. “The latest indiscriminate attacks by Russia will not weaken our determination to support Ukraine, they will only strengthen it,” warned the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

2 days ago

Russia will follow. as a strategic supplier of crude oil despite the new sanctions

Russia will keep its oil export levels and its role as a strategic supplier in the international market despite the imposition of new sanctions, has declared the Russian Minister of Economic Development, Maxim Reshetnikov.

“Russia will be able to maintain export levels and its role as a strategic supplier even with the imposition of new sanctions. Without Russia it is impossible to balance world markets”, he stated during a meeting in the Russian Duma (Lower House of Parliament).

The head of Economic Development recalled that Russia “accounts for 14% of world oil production and 11% of world exports.”

2 days ago

Türk assumes the UN Human Rights leadership with a message to Russia and Ukraine

< p>Austrian Volker Türk today began his term as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Chilean Michelle Bachelet, with a first message to Russia and Ukraine, in which he asked an end to drone strikes against civilians in that conflict.

“It is very important that civilians and non-military objects do not become targets, something that is very difficult in densely populated urban areas,” Türk stressed shortly after first arriving at the Wilson Palace in Geneva, headquarters of the UN Human Rights Office.

2 days ago

Russia gives by “achieved” all the objectives of their attacks today in Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense has assured that all the targets it intended to attack this Monday in Ukraine have been “achieved”, in a new day of bombing that has included the center of the capital, kyiv, among its scenarios, where ;an used kamikaze drones.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, considers the offensive of “massive” attacks on the neighboring country to be over and the theoretical strategy now involves bombing key installations, especially energy installations. However, the Ukrainian authorities continue to report civilian deaths.

2 days ago

Russia warns Israel of the “destruction” of bilateral relations if it helps Ukraine

Former Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has threatened Israel with a break in bilateral relations if it helps Ukraine militarily, a step that Israeli authorities now appear ready to take following the use of Iranian drones by Israeli forces. of Russia.

For Medvedev, vice president of the Russian Security Council, this is a “very reckless” step on the part of Israel. “It will destroy all relations between our countries,” he stated in a message picked up by the official news agencies.

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At least one dead in the suicide drone attack on kyiv

At least one person has died in the Russian suicide drone attacks this Monday in the center of the Ukrainian capital and three others have been injured, the mayor of kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschkó, ​​reported.

“The body of a dead woman was recovered from the rubble of a building in the Shevchenkivskyi neighborhood, where an explosion occurred as a result of a drone attack,” the leader wrote on his Telegram account. Another person is He added that three injured people have been hospitalized under the rubble.

2 days ago

Romania has exported more than 5 million tons of Ukrainian grain

Romania has exported through its territory more than five million tons of grain from Ukraine since last February 24, when the harvest began. the invasion of this country by Russia, which led to to the blockade of Ukrainian ports, as reported by the Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu.

Since the start of the Since the war, Ukrainian grain exporters have turned to the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta and Romania's other ports on the Danube to get their grain to their destination.

2 days ago

The judge sends three suspects of the attack in Crimea to preventive prison has today sent to preventive detention three suspects of having participated in the attack against the bridge of the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea on October 8, attributed by the Kremlin to the secret military services of Ukraine.

The Basmanni court has ordered this measure for three Russian citizens until at least December 8, the Interfax agency reported. They are accused of committing a terrorist act under article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Five other suspects were placed in preventive detention until the same date.

2 days ago

The Last external power line of the Zaporizhia plant due to Russian bombing

The Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom announced this Monday that the last external line of the Zaporizhia plant had to be disconnected as a result of the latest bombardments by Russian forces launched on Sunday on the substations. in territory controlled by Ukraine.

“Russian terrorists have fired again at critical infrastructure substations in the territory controlled by Ukraine”, the Ukrainian company has denounced through Telegram, which sees these attacks as a “change of strategy” of Russia to “blackmail” Ukraine and the whole world.

2 days ago

The EU approves today the training mission to the Ukrainian Army

The European Union will adopt This Monday sanctions against those responsible for the repression in Iran and will approve A new training mission to the Ukrainian Army was formally announced, with a view to starting in mid-November the training of soldiers who will fight the Russian invasion.

The foreign ministers of The Twenty-seven will meet this Monday in Luxembourg at a meeting in which they will address the formal adoption of the EU training mission for the Ukrainian Army.

Raised by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, last August, the mission will be: It has ratified and expects to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers on European soil, the majority, 12,000, will receive basic military training.

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The US warns that the war in Ukraine could condemn another 70 million people to starvation

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has warned, on the occasion of World Food Day, that the war in Ukraine could put another 70 million people at risk of starvation.

< p> “World food security is at a critical moment,” remarked Blinken, who named “Russia's brutal war against Ukraine” as one of the factors that has caused all these people to join the most That's more than 190 million who were already facing this problem at the beginning of 2022.

2 days ago

Traffic restored in both directions on the Crimean bridge

The Ministry of Transport has reported this Monday that traffic has been restored in both directions on the Kerch bridge, which links the Crimean peninsula with Russian territory, damaged a couple of weeks ago now after what Moscow ; considered a “terrorist attack”

The Russian authorities have reported that although traffic on the bridge has resumed this Monday, the ships and ferries that were enabled after the attack suffered on October 8 are still operational, reports Interfax.

This bridge is considered to be an important logistics supply route for Russian forces in Crimea and southern Ukraine. The structure, 19 kilometers long, includes a rail transport route and a highway.

2 days ago

kyiv records several explosions due to kamikaze drone attacks

kyiv has registered several explosions this Monday in what have been attacks with kamikaze drones by Russia, according to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The mayor of kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschkó, ​​has reported in Telegram of at least two explosions in the Shevchenkivskyi neighborhood, in the center of the capital.

He has also confirmed that it was a drone attack, saying that a fire broke out in a non-residential building as a result.

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The war in Ukraine and inflation drag 4 million more children below the poverty line

< p>The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that child poverty has increased by 19% in Eastern Europe and Central Asia since 2021; that is, four million more children during the last 12 months due mainly to the war in Ukraine and the increase in inflation.

In a report published this Monday on the occasion On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNICEF warns of a “domino effect” caused by poverty, which often leads to “a sharp increase in school dropouts and infant mortality.”

The document, which collects data from 22 countries in the region, puts children in the spotlight of the economic crisis caused by the conflict. While children make up 25% of the total population, they account for about 40 percent of the 10.4 million additional people experiencing poverty this year.

2 days ago

Ukraine puts a price on the capture of one of the important names of the “People's Republics”

The main intelligence department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense guarantees the payment of 100,000 dollars(approximately €103,000) for the capture and transfer of Igor Girkin (known as 'Strelkov') to Ukrainian captivity. According to the message spread by the Ukrainian ministry on social networks, Igor Girkin is one of the most wanted Russian terrorists, currently being pursued by the General Prosecutor's Office for a series of cases of terrorist activity, torture, murder and violation of State sovereignty. It is also being wanted by the authorities of the Netherlands for the shooting down of civil flight Boeing 777 MH17.

2 days ago

< p>Four killed by bombings in the Russian town of Belgorod

The Russian region of Belgorod, some 40 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, has again suffered bombardments this Sunday, which according to its governor, Viacheslav Gladkov, left four dead. “There is a grandfather affected by the impact of a projectile. All the necessary medical attention is being given to him,” Gladkov said, assuring that he himself and several other high-ranking regional officials have visited the affected area. “We have visited all the damaged houses, we have spoken with the owners,” he explained. So far there are about twenty houses affected. Supplies have also been affected. Moscow has accused Ukrainian forces of at least 40 attacksagainst targets in the region during the last 24 hours. Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, is partially occupied by Russia, which has finally decided to incorporate the entire region into its territory after a procedure declared illegal by Ukraine and its allies in the conflict.

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Ukraine denounces the assassination of the conductor of Kherson

The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine< /strong> has denounced the assassination of the director of the Kherson Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Kerpatenko, for having refused to cooperate with the Russian troopsdeployed in that annexed region. According to consistent reports from the Ukrainian media, Kerpatenko was executed in his home by Russian soldiers on Saturday. The pro-Russian authorities of Kherson, to the north of the also annexed peninsula of CrimeaThey organized a concert on October 1 to celebrate the “restoration of peace” in the region. Kerpatenko, who has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic since 2004, refused. categorically to collaborate in that concert, so how to leave the city recently annexed by Russia. The news of the alleged execution of the orchestra conductor has been followed by the condemnations of European governments, such as Germany, whose Minister of Culture, Claudia Roth, has expressed her astonishment at the purpose of the president Russian, Vladímir Putin, “and his executioners” from “destroy Ukrainian culture and identity“.

3 days ago

China and Egypt ask their citizens to immediately leave Ukraine due to the conflict with Russia

The diplomatic authorities of China and Egypt have recently asked their citizens who leave Ukraineimmediately because of the danger that the war represents in the country. Both the Ministry and the Chinese Embassy “urge Chinese citizens in the country to improve security precautions and evacuate. The Embassy will help organize the evacuation of people in need,” according to the statement, collected by the official Chinese newspaper Global Times. The Egyptian Embassy in Ukraine has also published an alert to its citizens to leave the countrywith immediate effect. Egyptian diplomats have urged their compatriots to exercise “the utmost caution during their departure and stay away from dangerous areas,” according to a statement picked up by 'Egypt Today'.

3 days ago

A new armageddon? Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis

60 years ago John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev  they appeared to humanity at nuclear abyss. They had the good sense to step back before it was too late. They were also lucky. And now that the war in Ukraine is going to celebrate eight months of escalating tension, when Vladimir Putin waving atomic sabers and Joe Biden  speaks of the inevitability that the use of a nuclear weaponWhat Tactic Would Armageddon Do, reflects on what could have happened in 1962, rather than what did not happen.

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Gazprom warns that it will cut gas supply to Europe if its price is capped

The attempt to impose a price cap on Russian gas in Europe will imply the cut of supplies, assured this Sunday the CEO of Gazprom, Alexéi Miller, on Russian public television. “We are guided by the signed contracts. A unilateral decision like this is a violation of the current conditions of the contract that implies the cessation of supplies,” he said. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned on several occasions that there would be retaliation if there were any attempt to limit the prices of Russian oil and gas. In the words of him, called & gué; the EU not to violate the laws of supply and demandthat govern international trade.

3 days ago

The EU will approve ; military training mission to Ukraine and more money for weapons

The foreign ministers of the European Unionwill approve this Monday a mission ;n to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers in community territory and will agree on a new disbursement of 500 million euros to finance the shipment of arms to kyiv in the war against Russia. The logistics device of the operation will be “complex”, as defined by the another community source, since, among other aspects, there will be a to create an exit and entry point at Ukraine's border withPolandthrough which the Ukrainian soldiers can cross to receive formation and later return to the front. The mission will be similar to those already being carried out by countries such as the United States, Poland, Germany or the Netherlands. “What we are doing now is taking another step in our main political line in this conflict, which is that we will support Ukraine as long as it is necessary, financially, politically, diplomatically, with missions, with weapons,” he said. a high community font.

3 days ago

Ukraine destroys the headquarters of the pro-Russian Administration in Donetsk with a missile< /p>

The Ukrainian Armydestroyed with US Himars missiles the Headquarters of the Administration n pro-Russian Donetsk, causing “considerable damage” and two wounded. “How can you value this new aterrorist act by Ukraine? Against a civilian headquarters he took carried out a deliberate attack, there is no doubt about it because there have already been hits nearby. And now it is a direct hit,” said the pro-Russian mayor of the city, Alexei Kulemzin, quoted by the Russian agency TASS. Kulemzin published photos of the attack on his Telegram channel in which the semi-destroyed building can be seen, with all the broken windows. According to the Donetsk Territorial Defense General Staff, two people were injured as a result of the attack, and several cars, which were parked next to the headquarters, caught fire. “It was a miracle that no one died,” he said. the mayor, noting that work is already being done to alleviate the consequences of the attack. Kulemzin indicated that the work of the Administration “has not been paralyzed, it has not stopped, all the services maintain their interaction with each other”.

3 days ago

Zelensky puts Russian deaths at 65,000 since the start of the conflict

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, indicated This Saturday night Russia adds 65,000 deaths since the beginning of the invasion. The leader assured that the victimsthey gave their lives “for a handful of people in the Kremlin who are ignorant of reality.” Along the same lines, Zelensky opined. that, in the event that the deceased Russian citizens amount to 100,000, this will also not do. reflect around the environment of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. In addition, the Ukrainian president transmitted that the Ukrainian Army is doing “everything possible” to bring down more missiles and enemy drones and neutralize more positions in front of Russia.

3 days ago

< strong>Ukrainians increase the purchase of homes in Spain by 73%

The purchase of homes inSpain by part of Ukrainian citizensit was shot more than 73% in the first half of the year. 1,237 operations were signed, the highest figure recorded since 2007, when the historical series of statistics prepared by the General Council of Notaries began. In a context marked by the war in Ukraine, this year-on-year increase is the strongest recorded since 2009. However, despite this increase in operations, buyers of Ukrainian housing continue to be residual in Spain; they represent 1.7% of all purchases made by foreigners in the country.

3 days ago

Sleepless nights and death in Zaporizhia

< p>As British cities did during the Blitz, the frustrated aerial bombing campaign launched by Hitler to try to subdue the  United Kingdom during World War II, their Ukrainian peers have also turned off the light. They did it at the beginning of the invasion and they've done it again now. At nightfall the public lighting is not turned on. The streets empty and you walk gropingly, between the shadows of the few cars that circulate and the flashing of the traffic lights. The confessed intention of the authorities is no longer to hinder the visibility of the Russian aviation, one of the great disappearances of this war, but in saving energy before the winter of stalactites that freezes its horizon. With light or without light, there is a city that will not sleep, a city where the night brings nothing but death, insomnia and destruction. Chronicle of Ricardo Mir from France, EL PERIÓDICO's special envoy to Zaporizhia.

3 days ago

At least 11 killed in an attack on a Russian military training camp

At least 11 people have been killed and 15 more injured at a training camp in southwestern Russia when two attackers opened fire on a group of volunteers wishing to fight in Ukraine, the news agency said on Saturday. ESTUARY. Citing the Defense Ministry, it has stated that the two assailants were killed after the attack in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine. He pointed that they were citizens of a former Soviet republic, but did not elaborate.

3 days ago

Ukraine maintains pressure on Kherson and forces Russia to strengthen defenses

The Ukrainian Army persists in its offensive in the annexed region of Kherson and forces the Russian troopsto strengthen its defenses to prevent the loss of more territory in the south and east of Ukraine. “At this time, the active phase of the offensive of the Ukrainian Army that we expected has begun”, declared the official. This Saturday on Russian public television the deputy head of the administration installed by Russia in the annexed Kherson region, Kiril Stremoúsov. According to the Russian newspaper 'Moskovski Komsomolets', the Ukrainian Army would have gathered around 60,000 soldiers, stationed in the regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv .

4 days ago

Belarus and Russia begin their joint military deployment in the midst of an escalation of tensions

Belarus received this Saturday the first Russian forces that will be part of the military deploymentA joint agreement between the two allied countries, with which the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, wants to respond to the alleged risk of attacks from neighboring countries. Lukashenko and Putin signed this commitment last Monday, in a meeting that was followed by repeated nuances by Ukraine, which denies the threat posed by Minsk. In fact, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, has proposed sending international observers to the area. The Belarusian Ministry of Defense has confirmed this Saturday the arrival of the first Russian troops, the start of a deployment with which it wants to “strengthen the protection” of Belarusian territory. The Lukashenko government therefore insists that it is only for defensive purposes, in an attempt to allay the fear of a clear intervention in favor of Russia. Minsk imposed on Friday the “anti-terrorist operation regime” in the face of possible “provocations” by neighboring countries and led He carried out an alleged partial covert mobilization to recruit some 2,000 more people for the Armed Forces.

4 days ago

Iran denies giving Russia weapons “to be used” in Ukraine

Iran denied this Saturday having supplied Russia weapons “to be used in the war in Ukraine”, as kyiv and its allies accuse him. Specifically, the West claims that Iran has delivered hundreds of kamikaze drones to Russian troops. The matter will be predictably addressed by the foreign ministers of the European Unionthis Monday in Luxembourg. The Iranian minister Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that “the Islamic Republic of Iran has not supplied and will not supply any weapons to be used in the war in Ukraine.” “We believe that arming each party to the crisis will prolong the war,” the Iranian minister said. on the other hand in a call with his Portuguese counterpart, Joao Gomes Cravinho.

4 days ago

Putin already has a date to declare the third world war

The war rhetoric continues 'in crescendo< /strong>' in the war in Ukraine. In addition to everybomb, every missileand every attack, Russia strong>has deployed its most lethal weaponry in the last seven months of invasion: the Belgorod submarine with 'Poseidon' torpedoes, which can cause a tsunami radioactive and devastate the entire coast of Ukraine. The nuclear threat It has been planning and frightening for months, but the president of the United StatesJoe Biden, materialized it. In the past week. “Nuclear Armageddon is closer than ever,” he said. cutting. Months ago, the European Union and NATO warned of another  red line: a possible third world war. Now, Russia has set a date for the start of the massive (and nuclear) conflict.

4 days ago

The Tajik president confronts Putin face to face at the Astana summit

The Russian president, Vladímir Putin, He was astonished this Friday as his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, asked him, in an irritated tone, for more respect for the countries of Central Asia. “We are not 100 or 200 million people, but we want to be respected,” he stated. with forcefulness Then he insisted asking that “it does not pursue a policy of relations with the Central Asian countries as if (they were) in the former Soviet Union“. The leaders of the various former Soviet republics in Central Asia were surprised by Rahmon's reprimand of the Russian leader.

4 days ago

British intelligence detects a boom in the black market of bulletproof vests for Russian reservists

The conditions in which the Russian reservists would be being sent to the combat front in Ukraine would now be even worse than those of the first military deployed, which “were already bad”, according to the intelligence services of United Kingdom, who have warned that there is already a growing black market for bulletproof vests. British Intelligence has already warned Reservists called up in recent weeks had to bring their own first aid kit and now, “probably,” they are also being asked to purchase a bulletproof vest, particularly model 6B45. This material could be found on the Internet in April for about 12,000 rubles (about 197 euros), but the price has already shot up to 40,000 rubles (657 euros), according to the UK authorities, who prepare their own reports on the evolution of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered in September a partial mobilization of reservists with which he aspired to call up some 300,000 more people.

4 days ago

New Russian attacks on several regions, including kyiv

Ukrainian authorities this Saturday denounced several Russian bombings against eastern regions and also in the outskirts of the capital, kyiv, a day after the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that he would not saw the need to carry out more “massive” attacks”for the moment. The governor of kyiv, Oleksi Kuleba, has reported on his Telegram account an attack with missiles, in principle without victims. He has urged The population to remain in the shelters while the threat persists and not to publish photos on social networks From Zaporizhia, one of the main combat fronts in the east, Governor Oleksandr Staruj has assured that the forces Russians have released at least one dozens of missiles and have also used ddrons, causing damage to energy infrastructure facilities., according to the UNIAN agency. In the neighboring Dnipropetrovsk region, the projectiles fired by the Russian Forces would also be joined by the interception of at least five Iranian-made drones, according to the governor, Valentin Reznichenko. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have assured in their bulletin this Saturday that, throughout the country, they have shot down nine unmanned aircraft. The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has accused Moscow of of using Iranian technology. to drop kamikaze drones on the population and critical infrastructure.

4 days ago

Ukraine anticipates a harsh winter with new attacks on its energy system

Not too many Ukrainians get married these days. The few who do are usually soldiers, willing to declare their undying love before getting lost in the muddy trenches at the front. The war  quickly leaving them destitute. The possible intensification of the bombing of its infrastructure could provoke new waves of refugees, by Ricardo Mir de Francia, special envoy of EL PERIOacute;DICO in Dnipro.

4 days ago

A defiant Putin assures that Russia is in control. doing “everything right” in Ukraine

PresidentVladimir Putin this Friday night that Russia is. doing “everything right” in Ukraine, despite the setbacks suffered by his troops in eight months of military operations in that country. “It's not nice what's happening now,” he admitted. Putin at a press conference in Kazakhstan. But if Russia had not invaded Ukraine, “we would have been in the same situation a little later, only in worse conditions for us,” he added. “So we're doing everything right,” he concluded.

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