Terror in Kiev after Russian attack
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2 people died in Zaporizhia region
The oblast governor announced that 2 people were killed in Russian artillery fire in the Zaporizhia area. A 54-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman died in Blavni. A 76-year-old woman was injured in the shooting in southern Ukraine.
Russia said Crimea and Kursk were targeted by Ukrainian missiles
Russia said on Wednesday morning that Russian regions bordering Ukraine and Crimea have come under attack from Ukraine. An “air strike” targeted the Kursk region. The regional governor said in a telegram that electricity infrastructure and pipelines have been affected. lemonde.fr . Also, a missile was shot down off the coast of Sevastopol, according to the governor of the city in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
Poland's foreign minister has called for more economic sanctions against Russia
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski is calling on the West to “strengthen sanctions” against Russia and to provide Ukraine with “long-range missiles”. He is calling on allies to respond to recent Russian airstrikes using a “language that Putin understands”.
We must respond to the latest attack on Ukraine in a language that Putin understands: by tightening sanctions so he can't build new weapons with smuggled components and by providing Kiev with long-range missiles that will help take out launch sites and command centers.
— Radosław Sikorski ???? (@sikorskiradek) January 3, 2024
Amélie Oudéa-Castera: “We don't care what Putin thinks”
“We don't care what Putin thinks” and IOC rules will apply to Russian athletes during the 2024 Paris Olympics, French Sports Minister Amelie Odia-Castera said on Wednesday. France 2 . Asked for comment on the Russian president's statement in mid-December that the IOC risked “burying the Olympic movement” by requiring Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete under a neutral banner at the Paris Olympics, Amélie Odea-Castera replied: “We don't. Don't worry what he thinks.” IOC “There are set rules and the IOC has the power to decide who can participate and who can't,” he said.
Volodymyr Zelensky: “No other state has repelled such attacks”
“No other state has repelled such attacks,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video on Tuesday evening. “No other state has repelled such coordinated attacks: drones and missiles, including air-launched ballistic missiles,” he said. According to the President of Ukraine, “From December 29 to today, Russia has already used almost 300 missiles and more than 200 Shahed drones against Ukraine.”
“Aerial targets” were shot down near Belgorod, Russia
Vyacheslav Kladkov, governor of Russia's Belgorod region, announced Wednesday morning that “several aerial targets were shot down while approaching the city.” He did not provide details on possible damages or casualties. A strike in Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, killed 25 people last Saturday.
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UN calls Russia attacks 'dangerous'
In a press release, Denis Brown, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, described the Russian strikes as “catastrophic,” leaving hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians “without electricity (and) without water,” as temperatures in Ukraine remain negative.
Kyiv urgently wants military aid
Andriy Yermak, Ukraine's presidential chief of staff, said in the evening that he had discussed the attacks with White House national security adviser Jack Sullivan and “the importance of strengthening Ukraine's air defenses.” The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kuleba, urgently called for Western deliveries of “additional air defense systems, combat drones” and “missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers” to be accelerated.
Russian bombing of Nikopol, Kherson and Kharkiv last night
Several cities in Ukraine were bombed by Russian forces overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. This was the case in Kherson, which was hit by 121 missiles between Tuesday and Wednesday, the regional head of the military administration pointed out in a telegram. Residential areas, administration building, school buildings, library and gas station were damaged. No injuries were reported. In Cork, nighttime blasts targeted residential buildings without causing injuries. In Nikopol, the town was also bombed, but no injuries were reported.
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