November 29, 2022

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Live War in Ukraine: Two new Britons accused of being mercenaries by Russians face death penalty

18:39

Teachers from occupied Ukraine were invited to follow the Russian curriculum

Moscow has asked Ukrainian teachers in the occupied territories to sign a document certifying their willingness to teach the Russian school curriculum. According to security guard, The new local authorities have given them until July 21 to do so. If they give up, they risk being evicted from their homes.

But if they sign, they risk being accused by Ukrainian authorities, who see the Russian course as collaborating with the enemy.

18:18

Ukrainian army clears Snake Island

In a patriotic tweet, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense notes that it is “cleaning up Russian garbage.” Snake Island “, strongly argued. It would be the same for occupied “all Ukrainian territory”.

17:29

Strikes near Odessa: an open investigation

After rocket attacks on residential areas near Odessa killed at least 21 people, Ukrainian Attorney General Irina Venediktova called it a war crime. Investigators are trying to trace the trajectory of the projectiles and try to identify the exact origin of the blast. Der Spiegel.

16:32

Kremenchuk shopping center: 21 dead, mayor confirms

15:51

According to the Ukrainian military, Lisysansk is “not surrounded”.

“Fighting rages around Lysisansk. “Fortunately, the city is not surrounded, it is under the control of the Ukrainian army,” said the spokesman of the National Guard of Ukraine, Ruslan Mousichuk, denying the information previously given by the military representative. Luhansk separatist.

15:38

The French defense sector is poised to ramp up production

Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu said French defense firms are “ready” to increase production as the government wants. But finding workers is one of the difficulties, he admitted in 2020 during a visit to Arecia, an equipment manufacturer near Valencians (north), which began producing high-powered bombs for aircraft, weighing up to 1 ton, previously imported. America.

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“To save several months or several years (…), it will be necessary to make many small decisions at various levels, within the institutions of the sector but also of the state, he underlined. He asks the players in the sector to make proposals to draw up a “plan” in this direction. . Military Programming Act “. More details in our article.

14:59

The reaction of the British government

As we mentioned earlier, two Britons accused by pro-Russian factions of fighting alongside mercenaries and Ukrainians face the death penalty in the Donetsk region. A spokesman for the British Foreign Office responded. “We condemn the exploitation of civilians and prisoners of war for political purposes and we have communicated this to Russia. We are in constant contact with Ukraine in both cases and fully support Ukraine’s efforts to secure their release.

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14:17

A new form of resistance

Multiple assassination attempts against pro-Russian officials have taken place in the south of the country, particularly in the occupied territories of the city of Kherson, as reported by several media outlets, including CNN, citing US officials.

13:54

“Requirement” for the 7th Set of Impediments

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says he spoke with EU Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Borrell about the current situation. “We both agree on the need to adopt the 7th package of European sanctions and we are working on that,” he assured.

13:37

Lysychansk is surrounded

Russian news agencies report that pro-Russian separatists have surrounded the city of Lysizansk. A symbolic advance, because Lisitsanks strategy for the Russians: it Luhansk is the last major city of the region Still in Ukrainian hands. “Today the Luhansk People’s Army (A separatist army) and the Russian armed forces occupy the last strategic heights, which allows us to ensure that the Lisitsansk region is completely surrounded,” elaborates the representative of the separatist army of Lugansk, Andrei Marochko, quoted by the Russian news agency Tass. .

13:15

Resilience Plan: Details of eligibility criteria for organizations exposed to the effects of war

Announced on March 16, it was not verified by the European Commission until June 30. Companies will be able to submit requests for emergency “gas and electricity” assistance starting July 4. To qualify, they must have purchased gas and electricity for at least 3% of their turnover in 2021, and the price of gas will double for a qualifying period from March to May 2022, with one hand from June to August. On the other hand, compared to the average price of 2021, 2022.

The amount of assistance depends on the extent of operational losses.

12:50 p.m

12:35 p.m

The Russians control about 1,500 km² of Ukrainian territory

As specified world, The Ukraine War Map account, which maps military movements and Russian advances in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict, calculated on Friday that by the end of June, Moscow controlled 1,500 km² of Ukrainian territory, or 19.2% of the country.

12:13

Moscow says Ukrainian weapons stockpiles have been destroyed

As the Guardian reports, the Russian Defense Ministry says it has destroyed five command posts of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass and Mykolaiv region. Three munitions depots in Zaporizhia were also reportedly hit. The information is currently unconfirmed.

11:58

Russian ship seized in Greece

Greek maritime officials say a Russian tanker carrying Iranian oil seized in Greece in mid-April under European sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine is now heading for the port of Piraeus. Greek authorities had announced weeks earlier that the ship and its crew would be released.

11:40 a.m

Meeting in Lviv about Belarus

In Telegram, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy announced that he had organized a meeting with civil and military leaders of the Lviv region regarding the “unpredictable” situation on the border between Ukraine and Belarus. “The situation is changing, so our defense strategies must change,” he said. last week, Kyiv accuses Russia of wanting to drag its Belarusian ally into the conflict He claimed that Russian missiles had been fired from Belarus into a Ukrainian village.

10:50

Two Britons were accused by the Russians of being mercenaries

Two Britons detained by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine have been accused of being “mercenaries” fighting Ukrainians, according to The Guardian, which reports comments from a Russian news agency. They have also been charged with “terrorism” and “seizure of power by force”. For these facts, they theoretically suffer the death penalty.

10:16

Russia’s “Deliberate Terrorism”

Ukraine’s president blames Russia in his daily nightly video For committing a “conscious and deliberate act of terrorism”., more than 20 people, including a child, were killed in a strike in Belgorod-Dniester district, Odesa region, between Thursday and Friday night. It was not, in his view, “some error or an accidental missile strike”. He insists that “no one was hiding a weapon or military equipment” in the affected apartment, repeating that it was the civilians who lived there. In this video, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked America this Friday and “Joe Biden for his new support.”

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09:26

Explosions in Mykolaiv

Oleksandr Senkevich, the mayor of the city of Mykolaiv, reported on Telegram that powerful explosions were heard in the commune, located between Odessa and Kherson. As of now, their whereabouts are still unknown, but the elected representative is urging residents to stay safe.

09:04

Day of mourning in Odessa region

08:38

Details of the strikes in Odessa

Also, in the same report, British Ministry of Defense intelligence explains that the missiles hit Odessa on the night of June 30 to July 1. It also caused more than 20 deaths – KH-22 seem to be so-called “kitchen missiles” that are “not very accurate” and “not suitable for precision strikes”.

08:16

Russian troops advance around Lysytchansk

According to a daily report from the British Ministry of Defence, Russian troops are making slow advances around Lysizansk, while Ukrainian forces continue to block the Russians in the southeastern outskirts of the district.

07:46

Learning International Law

In Kyiv, the Swiss NGO “Apple de Genève” is sending the basics of international law to foreign fighters who have come to help Ukrainians. And especially for the Georgian National Legion, its fighters complete training by signing a document to commit themselves to honoring the rules learned.

07:28

Civilians were killed in Sloviansk

In Telegram, Pavlo Kyrilenko, head of the Donetsk military administration, confirms this Saturday morning that Russian forces have killed four civilians in Sloviansk in the past 24 hours. He also notes that “it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol.”

07:13

European Court of Human Rights urges Russia to respect prisoners of war

The organization, a human rights watchdog on the European continent, was seized by a young Ukrainian woman living in Mykolaiv, whose husband, Yaroslav Anatolyovich Olynichenko, was allegedly held as a prisoner of war by Russian forces. She collected eyewitness accounts of alleged torture in which her husband was also held captive when Ukrainians were held by Russian forces in a prisoner-of-war camp.

Therefore, the applicant asked the court to direct the Russian and Ukrainian governments to locate her husband, ensure his safety and release him.