London strikes digital trade deal with Kyiv
The UK government has announced a digital-focused trade deal with Kyiv to “help Ukraine rebuild its economy and support its livelihoods after Russia’s illegal invasion”. The agreement will notably allow Ukraine to have access to “financial services crucial for reconstruction efforts”, as well as “greater cooperation on cybersecurity and emerging technologies”.
The First Lady of Ukraine opens a traveling exhibit titled “Russian War Crimes”
Olena Zelenska has opened a traveling exhibition entitled “Russian War Crimes” at Portcullis House, one of the main office buildings of the British Parliament.
Russia to invest in nuclear weapons infrastructure
Russia’s defense minister said he would focus on nuclear weapons infrastructure in 2023 including facilities to accommodate new missile systems. “When preparing the list of major construction facilities for 2023, special attention will be paid to construction in the interests of strategic nuclear forces,” said Serguei Shoigu, quoted by the RIA news agency.
Road accidents increase in kyiv due to power cuts
Power cuts lead to a sharp increase in the number of fatal road accidents in Kyiv. Since October 10, when the power cuts began, the number of accidents with injuries has increased by 55%, accidents with pedestrians have doubled and their mortality rate has increased sixfold.
Russian army hits Kherson Regional Art Museum
“This morning, the Oleksiy Shovkunenko Regional Art Museum in Kherson was hit. The building was damaged: windows were smashed, walls were riddled,” Yuriy Sobolevskyi, first deputy chairman of the Kherson regional council, said on Telegram. In addition, during the occupation of the city, according to him, the Russians 80% of the museum’s collection.
240,000 Russian targets detected by Ukrainian Air Force radio engineering forces
Since the beginning of the conflict, the Air Force Radio Engineering Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have detected more than 240,000 enemy targets. “About 80% of them were destroyed thanks to our firepower,” argued the Ukrainian general staff.
The First Lady of Ukraine received by Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Olena Zelenska was received by Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom.
The Ukrainian President’s wife stressed that “it was an honor for her to meet Her Majesty personally and to have the opportunity to tell what happened in our territories temporarily occupied by Russia. What terrible crimes the occupiers are committing against our women and children”.
A burning oil depot in a Russian region on the border with Ukraine
An oil depot in the Russian region of Bryansk, a town 150 km from the border with Ukraine, is on fire according to the local governor.
The governor did not indicate what could have caused this fire but specified that there was no information on victims.
According to Mr. Bogomaz, the fire affects an area of 1,800 m2 and more than 80 people are working to control it. The state agency Tass then reported, citing the emergency services, that the fire had spread over an area of 4,000 m2.
In October, an oil depot near Belgorod, also on the border with Ukraine, was bombed by Ukrainian forces as well as a power plant in the same locality.
“Russia must pay for its horrific crimes”, according to the President of the European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen said she was working with the International Criminal Court to set up a specialized tribunal to try Russia’s crimes. “With our partners, we will make sure that Russia pays for the devastation it has caused, with the frozen funds of the oligarchs and the assets of its central bank”, she assured.
Germany provides aid of 56 million euros and 350 generators
This “short-term” aid is intended, according to the government’s press service, for the repair of energy infrastructure.
The Czech Republic allows Ukrainian army formations on its territory
The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic allowed the Ukrainian army to undergo training on the territory of the country. Five sessions will be organized by the end of 2023. 800 soldiers will be trained each time.
New missile strikes on the Zaporizhia region
According Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the regional military administration, Russian strikes hit a gas distribution point during the night, causing a fire that has since been extinguished. There were no injuries or casualties.
Russia could attack Western satellites
“Quasi-civilian satellites that the West uses in military operations in Ukraine can become a legitimate target for Russia,” said Ermakov, director of the Russian MFA’s department for non-proliferation and arms control.
Starlink raises prices for internet access in Ukraine
Starlink, the satellite Internet service provider of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, is increasing its prices in Ukraine according to the Financial Times. The monthly subscription will go from 60 dollars to 75 dollars. Furthermore, the prices of the terminals have already increased from 385 dollars to 700 dollars, whereas in most of the other countries of Eastern Europe (except in Poland) the prices of these terminals have not changed.
Many wounded Russian servicemen were treated in hospital in Donetsk
Last week, more than 720 wounded Russian soldiers were taken to hospital in the occupied city of Donetsk, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Russia will lose 100,000 soldiers by the end of the year”, warns Zelensky
President Zelensky in his last video message is convinced that by the end of the year, the number of Russian soldiers who have fallen in Ukraine will reach 100,000. However, Zelensky recognizes that the situation at the front remains difficult. “Although Russia suffers extremely high losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance in Donetsk Oblast, gain a foothold in the Luhansk region, advance in the Kharkiv region and plan their operations on the front south,” he explained. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the start of the invasion on February 24, the Russian army has lost around 88,380 soldiers.
About 30 shells fell on Nikopol
The Russian group Wagner would be recruiting prisoners in Africa
According to the Daily Beast newspaper, the Wagner group releases the rebels from prisons in the Central African Republic and sends them to Ukraine in the Donbass.
Ukraine counts on the solidarity of EU countries to protect its cultural heritage
According to Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko, the government keeps an accurate record of damage to the country’s cultural heritage. Some of these objects require restoration but also have storage capacity to preserve them during the winter period. The Minister appealed to Europeans to recover equipment to be able to carry out these storages. “For this purpose, we need certain materials, including generators and other things,” Tkachenko said. Restoration procedures can only begin after the end of the war.
Ukraine calls on NATO countries to speed up aid shipments
Ukraine on Tuesday called on NATO member countries meeting in Bucharest to speed up the delivery of weapons and electrical equipment to help the country ravaged by more than nine months of war to cope with the damage caused to its energy infrastructure by Russian bombing.
“Last time I said three words: guns, guns, guns. This time, I have three other words: faster, faster and faster,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba said shortly before a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Olena Zelenska calls on London to support a Nuremberg-like tribunal for Russian war crimes
Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s wife has called for the Russian president and the country’s leaders to be tried by a specially created war crimes tribunal for ordering the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the bloodshed that destroyed it. followed. According “ The Guardian »Olena Zelenska, visiting the British Parliament, made the request in front of a small audience including former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor leader Keir Starmer.
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