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Moscow retakes a village in Donetsk

Today Russian forces occupied another village, Kurdyumovka, in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, as part of an advance that has been going on for several days. The news was quoted by the TASS news agency as reported by the Moscow Defense Ministry. Yesterday, Russian troops captured the villages of Andreevka, Belogorovka and Berchie-Travnya, which are also in the Donbass.

Lavrov: The United States and NATO are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference, as reported by the TASS news agency, that the United States and NATO are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine by providing weapons and training the military. When asked by a reporter, he said that the United States and NATO “are directly involved not only in the supply of weapons, but also in the training of military personnel.”

Airplanes over Ukraine alerted by MiG-31K taking off from Belarus: Could turn a nuclear missile undetectable

An air alert has been declared for all of Ukraine, with the exception of Crimea, after Russian planes take off from a base in Belarus: the Belarusian Gayon monitoring group is quoted by Ukrainian television reports. “A Russian Air Force MiG-31K plane number RF-92462 took off,” it said. The MiG-31K is capable of launching the Kinzhal hypersonic missile, which Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles cannot intercept, so alarms were sounded in all regions of the country.

Kyiv launches Zaporizhia deputy camp: ‘We cheated with the Russians’

Ukraine has sacked the deputy chief engineer at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, accusing him of collaborating with Russian forces and treason. This was reported by the state nuclear energy company Energoatom, as reported by The Guardian newspaper. The decision comes a day after Russia announced that it had promoted engineer Yuriy Chernyshuk to the post of director of the massive nuclear facility in southeastern Ukraine.

Kyiv: “the destruction of the most modern power plant in the country”

The Russian military has destroyed Ukraine’s newest high-voltage power plant in the Lugansk region. This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytsky on Facebook, UNIAN reports. The Kreminska power plant was opened in 2020, fully covering the electricity needs of the region and also creating a reserve: “In 2020, we built and put into operation a high-voltage plant, which does not have a similar one in Europe. “It was required to provide a reliable power supply to about 500,000 consumers in Lugansk,” Kudritsky said.

Germany: “A new strong attack by Russia on Ukraine is imminent”

A new powerful attack by Russia on Ukraine is imminent, German weekly SPIEGEL reports: Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs show Saratov air base on high alert with 24 long-range Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers ready to go to work. There are fuel tanks near the planes, large containers of ammunition, vehicles and repair materials. “There are several large cargo planes parked on the runway indicating the recent arrival of a large shipment at the base, possibly cruise missiles. The unusually large number of launchers on the runway indicates an increase in operations, if not an imminent large-scale attack,” explained independent military analyst Arda Mevlutoglu. “There is a lot of movement on the ground, many aircraft are undergoing maintenance and are obviously preparing for new missions. You also see vehicles that can be used,” Konrad Muzyka, a military expert at Rochan Consulting, told the weekly. To carry Kh-55 or Kh-101 cruise missiles. Saratov is one of the most important bases of the Russian Air Force, as regiments of strategic bombers are located here, which are part of Russia’s nuclear deterrence tactics.

Xi: “China’s constructive role, political solution is in everyone’s interest”

“Resolving the crisis in Ukraine by political means is in the interest of Europe and all Asian countries.” This was stated by Chinese President Xi Jinping during an interview with European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing. Xi said China has always supported peace in Ukraine and will continue to play a constructive role in resolving the conflict. Europe, for its part, according to the Chinese president, should avoid promoting escalation and prefer peace in Ukraine.

Zelensky: Six million without electricity

There are nearly six million Ukrainians without electricity in the country. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, while the emergency service in Kyiv said that nine people were killed in fires that broke out after violating safety rules in an attempt to heat their homes after the Russians attacked power stations. »On the last day alone, there were 131 fires in Ukraine, 106 of them in residential areas. The emergency service said nine people were killed and eight injured.

How: “A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Kherson”

During the occupation of Kherson, Moscow forces arrested a 14-year-old boy on charges of taking pictures of destroyed Russian military equipment, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Lubinets said on Telegram. This was reported by the Kyiv Independent.

Michel Lexi: “The EU is counting on China to end the war”

The European Union is counting on China’s contribution to “ending Russia’s brutal occupation and destruction of Ukraine.” This was stated by European Council President Charles Michel during a meeting in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping that lasted nearly three hours. The EU Council said this was the highest-level in-person meeting between the EU and China since the start of the epidemic in 2020 and was “an opportunity for sincere and open dialogue.”

Michel said that China, as a member of the UN Security Council, should call on Russia to respect the basic principles of the UN Charter. Both Michel and Xi called the nuclear threats “irresponsible and extremely dangerous.” Michel continued that the meeting with Xi was an opportunity to discuss various ongoing challenges and crises, as well as to talk about the relations between the European Union and China.

From the United States, a maximum order of 1.2 billion for missile systems

The US military has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to Raytheon Technologies for the production of six Nasams anti-aircraft missile systems aimed at Ukraine: the Pentagon has announced this, the Guardian reports. The United States agreed to send eight NSAMS to Kyiv to help Ukrainian forces repel Russian missile and drone attacks. Ukraine received its first delivery of the two Nasams in November. “NASAMS are the latest in a series of air defense capabilities that we are providing to Ukraine,” said Under Secretary of Defense Bill LaPlante.


war in UkraineLive broadcast today, December 1: The US military has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to Raytheon Technologies to produce six Nasams anti-aircraft missile systems aimed at Ukraine..

Russian and Chinese military aircraft penetrate South Korean airspace: Warning in Seoul and Tokyo

The European Union is counting on China’s contribution to “ending Russia’s brutal occupation and destruction of Ukraine.” This was stated by European Council President Charles Michel during a meeting in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping that lasted nearly three hours.

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