Anti-aircraft warnings across Ukraine
Aerial alerts sounded across Ukraine on Monday as several Russian missiles were shot down in the country’s south, while others were destroyed by anti-aircraft defenses, officials said.
The governor of Zaporizhia (southern) region, Oleksandre Staruj, indicated on Telegram that at least “two people were killed and two were wounded” after missiles hit some houses in the city of Novosofiivka.
Francis called for no repeat of the “monstrosities” of the war in Ukraine
Pope Francis today called for no repeat of the “monstrosities” of the war in Ukraine and called on the world to “work for peace”, publishing a book covering all his interventions in the conflict that began with the Russian invasion in February. The country is European.
Titled “Un’enciclica sulla pace in Ukraina” (Un’enciclica sulla pace in Ukraina) the Pope presents more than 100 interventions to the world. .
“A kind of war diary, I present to the readers in the hope that very soon it will become a peace diary and, above all, a warning to all so that such atrocities do not happen again,” the Pope defined.
For the Pope, it is “a real encyclopedia of peace in Ukraine and in any other part of the world.”
According to George Bergoglio, if “peace alone” is the goal, no one can fail to agree that controlling the arms market is necessary to combat injustices.
Russia warns West: “Winter has just begun”
Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev warned the West that “winter has just begun” after a cap on Russian oil prices came into effect today.
“One thing is clear. This is not good for consumers. That’s for sure. So stock up on brandy, blankets and water heaters. Everything is not here yet, winter has just begun,” he said on his Telegram channel.
Medvedev assures that attempts to regulate prices often lead to the disappearance of the product or an increase in its price.
“No one is canceling the tariff. This will happen with oil. Of course, it will not disappear, but the unimaginable will happen with the price,” he asserted.
The former Russian president said the situation reminded him of “a group of drunken European capitalists” who decide to take a bath in icy water, so that part of them drowns.
Zelensky was named the Financial Times Person of the Year
The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, gave an interview to the British newspaper “Financial Times” (FT), which took him to its cover after the media named him its Person of the Year on Monday.
In the interview he describes himself as “responsible rather than brave”, he doesn’t like to “let people down”.
Germany predicts that the number of Ukrainian refugees will increase in the coming weeks
The German government expected a new surge of Ukrainian refugees in the coming weeksAs frosts spread to areas under kyiv control in the west of the country.
The German ambassador to the UK, Michael Berger, condemned it Russian attacks against Ukraine’s energy supplies could force a new evacuation Population due to freezing temperatures, according to reports Sky News.
“We are expecting new arrivals from the next few weeks,” the embassy official confirmed.
Figures of discharge
A million Ukrainians have fled to Germany since the start of the warAmid enormous social pressure, according to the latest figures: authorities have recorded 65 attacks on refugee shelters so far this year, a significant increase from 2021.
In a recent survey by national broadcaster ARD, concerns about immigration have increased among Germans over the past year: 53 percent of those polled believe more people are coming to Germany, 11 percent more than in September 2021.
Putin will visit separatist regions in eastern Ukraine “at the right time”.
From the context of the President of Russia, they reported it Vladimir Putin plans to visit parts of separatist Ukraine soon. Controlled by Russian military forces.
“Putin will come to Donbass soon”Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian News Agency. Toss “It will definitely happen at the right time because it is part of the Russian Federation,” the official added.
On October 5, Putin signed a decree annexing four Ukrainian regions: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson, after Ukraine held referendums deemed illegal by the United States and their allies.
On this last point, Peskov emphasized The recruitment process in Russia is “finished.”
Zelensky’s top adviser warns against Elon Musk’s “simple and magical solutions”
Mykhailo Podoliak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, warned on Sunday against Elon Musk’s “simple and magical solutions.” The Ukrainian negotiator has precisely expressed his warning to the new owner of Twitter in a message on the same social network. Those “simple solutions”, he listed, were “to exchange foreign territories for an illusory peace” or “to open all private accounts because freedom of expression must be complete”.
Zelensky considered that the maximum price for Russian oil was insufficient
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenski, this Saturday deemed the maximum price of $60 a barrel for Russian oil imposed by the European Union (EU), the G7 and Australia as insufficient, which Russia rejected.
The move is scheduled to take effect on Monday, along with an EU embargo on Russian crude oil, a new twist on sanctions that have been in place since President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine on September 24.
The current price of a barrel of Russian oil (Ural crude) is around $65, so setting it at a maximum of $60 will have little impact.
“Setting this limit on Russian prices (of crude oil) is not a serious decision, as it is convenient for the budget of the terrorist state (Russia),” Zelensky said.
“The logical thing is to establish a maximum price of Russian oil at 30 dollars instead of 60 dollars per barrel proposed by Poland or the Baltic countries,” Zelenskiy said.
Russia says more than 200 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the latest fighting
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday More than 200 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the last hour During a series of offensives by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.
At least, according to the ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenko 50 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in an operation in the city ArtemovskIn Donetsk region, six armored fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
Meanwhile, others 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a Russian counterattack in the city ShevchenkoAlso in Donetsk, Konashenkov said at a press conference.
According to official information, others 60 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Russian counterattack on settlement YakutnoyeIn Zherkov province, two vans and two cars were destroyed.
A Russian military spokesman also said Ukrainian forces had failed to penetrate several towns in neighboring Luhansk province, which is controlled by the Russian military.
In addition, three subversive and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the area of the settlement. Cervonaya Diproa, also in Luhansk. “The enemy’s losses were heavy 80 “He killed and wounded Ukrainian soldiers, one tank, one infantry fighting vehicle and one armored vehicle,” Konashenkov said.
Moldova says it has gas reserves for two months
Prime Minister of Moldova, Natalia GavrilitaHe assured this Sunday that there will be a country Gas reserves For two winter months If Russian gas company Gazprom cuts supply.
A few weeks ago, the Russian Gas Federation warned that it reserves the right to reduce or completely stop gas supplies to Moldova.
“We have reserves of 230 million cubic meters (of gas), which will allow us to spend two winter months even if supplies stop completely tomorrow,” the head of government told Moldovan public radio.
This year, according to Gavrilita, Moldova receives less than half of the fuel supplied in 2021 from Gazprom.
Moldova is located between Ukraine and Romania, It has been hit by cuts in Russian gas supplies and months of power outagesThis has caused huge problems for the country, which has had to seek help from the European Union (EU) and purchase additional blocks from third countries.
In October, Gazprom cut gas supplies to Moldova by 30%, and in November by 50%, which will increase to 56.5% this December.
On February 24 this year, the same day the Kremlin began its military operation in Ukraine, Moldovan authorities decreed a state of emergency that remains in place to this day.
Ukrainians attempt to cross the Dnpro River and retake the eastern bank
Ukrainian troops reached the banks of the Dnpro RiverNear Kherson, a small force of soldiers in boats crossed the water and reached a small port on the east bank, according to reports showing images, where they raised their country’s flag.
According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in Washington, if this progress is confirmed, Ukrainian troops could soon begin operating on the eastern bank.
Ukrainian sources say that all the collaborators were evacuated by the Russians from the town of Oleschky on the east bank, located 10 kilometers from Kherson. However, according to ISW, it is not clear that Russian troops have already left the shore.
A Ukrainian military source, quoted by the Ukrinform agency, confirmed that the flag-raised port would serve as the headquarters. Start restoring the east bank of the Dnpro.
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