April 19, 2024

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Live War in Ukraine: New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak makes surprise visit to Kew

Live War in Ukraine: New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak makes surprise visit to Kew


Alleged execution of Russian soldiers: kyiv verifies authenticity of videos

The Ukrainian military is verifying the authenticity of the videos, which, according to Moscow, prove that Kiev executed several Russian soldiers who surrendered, which amounted to “war crimes”. “Before we start an investigation, there has to be a basis for it. We are working to establish whether these videos are fake,” army spokesman Bogdan Sennik told AFP. They were “handed over to the experts”, noting that the release of fake videos had “increased recently”.


“On Your Side” Until Success

“We will stand by you until Ukraine wins,” the British prime minister assured the Ukrainian president, who is currently meeting in Kyiv. “Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom,” tweeted Rishi Sunak. “We are with you all the way”.


UK support ‘confirmed’

According to Downing Street, the British prime minister is in Kiev for his first visit to “confirm UK support” for Ukraine. “From day one, the United Kingdom has been a strong ally,” Volodymyr Zelensky commented on Telegram.


Rishi Sunak in Kiev

New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is currently in Kyiv, according to a video posted on Volodymyr Zelensky’s Telegram account. An unannounced visit.


Ambitious goal

Ukraine’s deputy defense minister is optimistic about the end of the war in an interview Heavenly message. Volodymyr Havrilov estimates that Ukrainian troops could be in Crimea by the end of December. “It’s a viable scenario,” he judges, assuring them that Winter isn’t going to stop them from fighting. According to him, the war is likely to end “by the end of spring”.


Leaving Ukraine to reduce electricity consumption?

In an interview with BBC, Maxim Tymchenko, director general of Ukrainian energy company DTEK, advises “those who can” leave their country for “three or four months” to allow the electricity system. “If you consume less, hospitals treating wounded soldiers are sure to have electricity,” he specifically pleads.



Electricity generators sent by Spain

The Spanish government announces it is sending 14 new electricity generators to Ukraine, where Russian attacks on energy infrastructure have left many Ukrainians spending the winter without electricity and hot water. Madrid will also send 30 additional ambulances and police reinforcements to help Ukrainian authorities investigate possible war crimes on its territory.


In Russia’s Poland, Lavrov was outraged by the non-personality of Grata

This Saturday, Russia condemns the “provocative” and “unprecedented” decision of the Polish authorities to deny Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (photo) entry to their soil for a meeting of the OSCE’s Ministerial Council.


12:50 p.m

Macron sought support fromLa Francophonie Summit

Emmanuel Macron’s speech at the Francophonie summit in Tunisia is missing, but the French president wants to discuss the Ukrainian issue behind the scenes this Saturday in an attempt to win support at the end of a long diplomatic trip. Several leaders of the French-speaking community want to “talk about the war in Ukraine” during a closed session dedicated to the future of the French-speaking world, inform the entourage of the head of state.

Emmanuel Macron at the Francophonie Summit. AFP

12:35 p.m

More than a hundred Ukrainians are missing in Kherson

The Conflict Observatory, a Yale University Department of Public Health research group supported by the US State Department, has documented 226 illegal detentions and enforced disappearances in Kherson. Half of those incarcerated “do not appear to have been released,” According to the report. Their fate remains unclear since the withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson on November 11.


More than 400 Ukrainian children are believed to have been killed in the war

At least 437 Ukrainian children were killed and more than 837 injured as a result of the Russian invasion, according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office. The eastern region of Donetsk was the worst hit, with a total of 423 children killed or injured.



Finland in NATO, a “natural step”

Finland and Sweden were awarded in May A joint candidate for the Atlantic Alliance, abandoning decades of military non-alignment. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “an application for NATO membership is a natural step for us (…) to take”, declared Bekka Haavisto, head of Finnish diplomacy, this Saturday.


No other trains are scheduled at this time

This first Kiev-Kherson trip since the beginning of the war was above all symbolic. “Currently, there is only one train. We will see later whether it becomes a regular route of the Ukrainian Railways network,” underlined Natalia Durtzak, one of its spokespeople.


Scenes of reunion in Gerson

As shown in this video captured by a reporter from Radio France, a young girl sees her parents with great emotion in a town captured by the Ukrainian army a week ago. It was the first Kyiv-Kherson train since the start of the war.


Qatar Emir Praises Russia’s “Cooperation” For World

The Russian president praised Qatar for organizing of the World Cup A press release from the Amir’s office said the Gulf country would be inaugurated on Sunday. The Emir thanked Vladimir Putin for his message and “appreciated Russia’s cooperation in organizing this global event”.

Host of the 2018 World Cup, Russia was excluded from the 2022 FIFA World Cup after it invaded Ukraine last February.


Iran was accused of “shedding blood”.

British Foreign Secretary James astutely accused Iran of “bleeding” from the Middle East to Ukraine. “Iranian weapons threaten the entire region. “Today, Iran’s nuclear program is more advanced than ever, and the regime is selling armed drones to Russia that are killing civilians in Ukraine,” he told the annual security conference in Bahrain.


The first Kiev-Kherson train

A railway line between the capital Kiev and Kherson has reopened a week after the Ukrainian army seized the city near Crimea.


Washington says only Zelensky can decide to negotiate

Barring (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s decision to withdraw his forces from Ukraine, we all agree that a negotiated diplomatic solution would be the best solution, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters yesterday. “We also said that it is up to President Zelensky to say when he will be ready for negotiations and what form those negotiations will take; and no one in the United States is asking, pushing or pushing it to the negotiating table,” he added.

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Russia’s record lending

On November 16, the British Ministry of Defense reported that “Russia has defaulted on its biggest debt in one day”. It is “an important means of supporting defense spending, which has increased significantly since the invasion of Ukraine”.


“Dangerous” overflight by Russian fighters of NATO ships in the Baltic Sea

The Atlantic Alliance said yesterday that two Russian warplanes came “dangerously and unprofessionally close” earlier this week to Nato ships traveling on routine operations in the Baltic Sea. NATO’s naval command said that when the two Russian planes “approached the ships at an altitude of 300 feet (91 meters) and a distance of 80 yards (73 meters), their pilots did not respond to communications” on Tuesday morning.


No “short armistice” with Russia

“Russia is now looking for a short truce, a respite to regain strength. This can be considered the end of the war, but such a respite will only worsen the situation,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in remarks broadcast at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Canada. According to him, “a real, real, lasting And honest peace can only come from the complete destruction of Russian aggression”.



Palace works in Crimea annexed by Russia

The region’s pro-Russian governor fears a Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kherson region since September could reach the peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. More information in our article.


Abeg condemned

“A majority of members have strongly condemned the war in Ukraine, stressing that it is causing enormous human suffering and exacerbating existing weaknesses in the global economy,” said the 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, including Russia and China. Same terms as the G20 Final Declaration a few days ago.


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