Russia risked causing a “nuclear-radioactive catastrophe” by launching attacks during which all Ukrainian nuclear power plants were disconnected from the power grid. for the first time in 40 years, said the head of the nuclear energy of Ukraine. Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday that three nuclear power plants in territory held by Ukrainian forces had been shut down after the latest wave of shelling. Russian missile strikes at Ukrainian energy facilities.
Ukraine expects three nuclear power plants to be operational again by Thursday evening. This was stated by Energy Minister German Galushchenko.
During the war in Ukraine, more than 15 thousand people went missing. This was announced by a representative of the Kyiv office of the International Commission on Missing Persons in The Hague. ICMP Program Director for Europe Matthew Holliday said it was unclear how many people were forcibly displaced, detained in Russia, alive and separated from family members, or died and were buried in makeshift graves.
EU governments are still divided on the level at which to cap the price of Russian oil. to limit Moscow’s ability to pay for the war in Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, and further talks are expected on Friday. It is reported that six of the 27 EU countries oppose the price cap proposed by the G7, which will come into force on December 5.
The G7 foreign ministers will discuss further support for Ukraine’s energy supply during their meeting in Bucharest next week. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock.
The European Union is pushing ahead with a ninth package of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen during her visit to Finland. She said EU “hit Russia where it hurts to further weaken its ability to wage war with Ukraine.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia’s new strategy to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure will not weaken the country’s resolve to liberate all occupied lands.describing the conflict in an interview with the Financial Times as “a war of strength and resilience” and countering the West’s fears of escalation.
In an address late Thursday evening, Zelenskiy said: “Together we have survived nine months of full-scale war, and Russia has not found a way to break us and will not find it.”. Zelenskiy also blamed Russia for the relentless shelling of Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine that it abandoned earlier this month. According to local authorities, seven people were killed and 21 injured in a Russian attack on Thursday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his country’s parliament would ratify Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership. early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance that have not yet given permission to join.
Hungary will provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 187 million euros ($195 million). as its contribution to a planned EU support package of up to 18 billion euros in 2023, according to a government decree.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley said the UK would provide millions of pounds to further support Kyiv. provide the country with the practical assistance it needs in the winter when visiting Ukraine. Cleverly is going to meet Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba on the trip.
Russia and Ukraine carried out the last exchange of prisoners of war, both sides handed over more than 50 people.officials in Kyiv and Moscow confirmed.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has drawn ire in Ukraine by saying Ukraine is responsible for ending the war., and that if this does not “stop”, it will end with the “complete ruin” of the country. He said that, as with Germany after World War II, once the war in Ukraine is over, “we will all make peace.”
Ground fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. where Russia is advancing on a section of the front line west of Donetsk, which has been held by its puppets since 2014.