asked the Prime Minister of Ukraine Also Patriot missile batteries and other systems Air defense Advanced technology Countering Russian attacksMore shelling was reported in eastern areas where Kremlin forces are trying to advance.
Chief Minister Denis Schmihal told the French broadcaster LCI what Russia wants to flood Europe with Ukrainian refugees That’s why it attacks infrastructure Leave without water or electricity For the millions of people in between Winter cold.
With the Patriot missiles, Ukraine will have an advanced air defense system provided by the West amid efforts to deter Vladimir Putin’s forces. So far, no country has supplied these weapons, although Germany has supplied the Patriot to neighboring Poland, a NATO ally.
Russian spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the President Vladimir Putin The year-end conference cannot be held this December. “No press conference before New Year”, The spokesperson assured reporters GuardianFor the first time in a decade, the president is breaking with this tradition without giving reasons.
The Vatican regretted that “at present” there are not “many conditions” for achieving peace in Ukraine.Although he renewed his plan to mediate the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow with “method and content” determined by the warring countries.
“I believe that all men of good disposition can do nothing but love conversation and peace. However, I don’t think there are many conditions at present; Against all hope we must wait. We haven’t seen any news today”, said the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Peter BarolinoWhen asked by journalists about a possible ceasefire in the war.
“The Holy See, from the very beginning, has been doing everything, encouraging all our efforts. however, There is no magic: ending conflict depends on the will of the parties”, emphasized Vatican number two.
Pro-Russian officials in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region said in recent hours that around 4,400 civilians have been killed by Ukrainian armed forces in the region since the start of the Russian invasion in February.
In 298 days, 4,376 people were killed, including 132 children. “2,247 civilians and 153 minors were wounded in the territories within the borders established before the start of the special military operation,” the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of War Crimes Issues of Ukraine reported.
Ukrainian authorities said they had attacked the headquarters of the Wagne Groupr, owned by an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is located in the city of Kativka in the Luhansk region (east), without the balance of victims for now.
“All are gathering. Racists have resumed recovering bodies in the occupied territories”, said Serhii Haidai, governor of the Luhansk region of Ukraine, in a message on his Telegram account. “Something clicked At the headquarters of the ‘Wagnerians’. Earth is like a mirror to them,” he added.
Wagner Group has deployed mercenaries in eastern Ukraine Against the backdrop of the conflict that erupted in 2014 in the Donbass region, where Luhansk is located. Moscow announced in September that it would annex the region with Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia, which were partially occupied after the invasion that was unleashed on February 24.
US President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this Sunday, reaffirming Washington’s firm support for him. “Opening to a Just Peace” From Kyiv, the White House reported.
In a phone conversation, Biden stressed “continued U.S. support for Ukraine’s security At a time when Russia continues its attacks against critical infrastructure,” a statement from the White House said.
The call coincided with Russia’s crackdown on Ukrainian infrastructure, which has caused blackouts and left millions without power as the winter cold sets in. Western arms, mainly from the United States, supported the Ukrainian defense, which succeeded in driving out Russian forces.
The report highlights Washington’s recent commitments to Ukraine $53 million for energy infrastructure The Ukrainian weapon was announced in November, along with a $275 package of ammunition and equipment.
Zelensky said on Twitter that he thanked Biden for his support in a “productive conversation” and that they “discussed greater cooperation in protecting, protecting and sustaining our energy sector.”
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, said Russia had not yet used the full range of weapons at its disposal in its war with Ukraine.
Medvedev wrote in his last message: “Russia, for obvious reasons, has not yet used the full arsenal of possible weapons, equipment and ammunition. And has not hit all enemy targets located in populated areas.”.
“Not just from our innate human goodness. Everything has its time”.
Dmitry Medvedev, Former President Russia has said the country is ramping up production of next-generation weapons to repel adversaries in Europe, the United States and Australia. According to Reuters.
“We are ramping up production of more powerful destructive devices. including those based on new principles”He said.
U.S. efforts to negotiate the release of a former Marine detained in Russia as part of the Britney Greiner swap deal have been frustrated because Moscow has asked for the release of a Russian jailed in Germany for murder, a senior U.S. official said.
Greiner’s trade on Russian arms dealer Victor Pott raised questions about why Washington failed to simultaneously release ex-Marine Paul Whelan, accused by Moscow of espionage.
White House national security spokesman John Kirby was asked on Sunday about media reports that talks have stalled over the Russian request for Vadim Krasikov, a former colonel of Russia’s national intelligence service who is serving a life sentence in Germany for murder.
Kirby agreed in the chain’s statements ABC “There was a claim that the Germans wanted Mr. Krasikov in custody.”
Describing Krasiko as “a murderer,” Kirby said it was “not considered a serious possibility.” Kirby told CNN in late July that including Krasiko in any kind of deal was a “bad-faith attempt (by Moscow) to avoid a serious offer from the U.S. side.”
The Ukrainian port of Odessa remained operational Sunday after the latest Russian attack on the region’s energy system, Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky said, adding that grain traders were not expected to halt exports.
Two other ports authorized to export grain from Ukraine under the Russia-Ukraine agreement, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi, are partially operational, he said.
“The port of Chornomorsk is now operating at about 80% capacity”, Solsky told Reuters in a phone call.
More than 1.5 million people in the southern Odesa region are without power after Russian drone strikes hit two power stations, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on Saturday night.
Ukrainian forces shelled the town of Melitopol on Saturdayl, in southern Ukraine and occupied by Russia, according to official pro-Russian sources. This strategic city, which before the war had a population of about 150,000, was located in the Zaporizhia region, one of the four annexed by Moscow.
The city was occupied by Russia shortly after the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Both sides released conflicting information about casualties and the targets of the bombings, which AFP could not immediately verify.
According to Yevgeny Politsky, governor of the Moscow-imposed Zaporizhia region, Ukrainian forces used long-range US HIMARS rocket launchers.
He said the attack, which took place around 9:00pm on Saturday, left at least two people dead and six others injured and destroyed a “recreation center” on the outskirts of the city.
The city’s mayor, Ivan Fedorov, who was forced to flee before the arrival of the Russians, said the blasts killed dozens of “invaders”.
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