DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Russia asks for “security guarantees” to “normalize the situation”


A banking network available even in the event of a power outage

In Ukraine, a banking network has been created to operate throughout the country even in the event of a power outage, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. Residents can thus withdraw money from ATMs or counters.


66 million euros transferred by the EU to Ukraine

The European Commission has transferred 66 million euros to Ukraine’s budget for the reconstruction of schools destroyed and damaged by the Russians.


Towards a meeting between Putin and Xi Jinping

The President of Russia could meet the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, by the end of the year. According to the Kremlin, this meeting is being prepared, but the format is not yet known. Peskov also said that the Russian dictator does not plan to congratulate US President Joe Biden on the New Year.


Power outages in many areas

According to the operator, the energy deficit of the electrical system remains significant. Consumption limits have been set in many regions such as kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporijjia and Lviv.


Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin injured?

Dmitry Rogozin was reportedly injured in the city of Donetsk. According to information that is difficult to verify, Rogozin risks being paralyzed having received shrapnel in the back during the attack on the hotel in which he was staying.


Russian troops are focused on building defensive positions

According to the British Ministry of Defense said Russian troops have mainly focused on building defensive positions along the front line. “This includes laying additional fields of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines,” according to the ministry. If “minefields do not present an effective obstacle for trained troops”, the major challenge for “Russian forces will likely be a shortage of surveillance assets and trained personnel to effectively monitor large areas of new minefields”. adds the ministry.


44% of Ukrainian cereals delivered to Europe

According to Turkey, 44% of cereals exported from Ukraine were received by Europe, 16% by Turkey, 14% by African countries.


Russia fired more than 40 missiles at Ukraine on Christmas Day

According to Ukrainian authorities, Russian forces launched more than 40 missile attacks on Ukraine on Sunday, despite President Vladimir Putin saying he was “ready to negotiate”. Dozens of towns in the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia have been shelled by troops from Moscow in the past 24 hours.


West failed to mediate Ukraine crisis, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to mediate in the conflict, said the West “has only intensified the provocative elements” and has not attempted mediation to settle the war in Ukraine.


Russian weapons deployed in Belarus

These are the Iskander tactical missile systems (capable of carrying nuclear warheads) but also the S-400 air defense systems, according to a senior Belarusian Defense Ministry official, Leonid Kasinsky.

So far, Russian forces have used Belarus as a launching pad for attacks from Ukraine. The Iskander missile has a range of up to 500 km.


Russia may resume gas deliveries to Europe via the Yamal-Europe pipeline

Russia is reportedly ready to resume gas supplies to Europe via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline which was previously shut down for “political reasons”, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak has said.


More emergency power cuts in Kyiv

The operator announced emergency power cuts again today in the capital.


Russia’s presence in the UN Security Council in question

The issue of Russia’s exclusion from the UN Security Council will be discussed today at the UN, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.


Explosions heard in the city of Kherson


A bridge destroyed by the Russians in the Kharkiv region rebuilt

The bridge in the village of Martove in Kharkiv region has been fully restored after being destroyed by Russian forces, according to regional governor Oleh Syniehubov. This bridge had been destroyed in September during Ukraine’s counter-offensive which retook large parts of the region.


Ukraine introduces New Year’s Eve curfew

The police have just informed the population that a curfew will be put in place in the country for New Year’s Eve.


Russia asks for “security guarantees” to “normalize the situation”

Russian Security Council Vice-President Dmitry Medvedev said that to “normalize the situation” (with the opening of negotiations) Russia needed “security guarantees”, according to Russian media Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


Explosions in the Russian village of Engels

Explosions were reported at Engles in Russian territory. It looks like the airport was targeted by a drone attack. The governor of the Saratov region confirmed the explosions. According to a first report, three people died, four others were injured.


Lecornu in Ukraine the day after tomorrow

French Minister for the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu will travel to Ukraine on Wednesday to show France’s continued support. This is the French minister’s first trip to Ukraine since the launch of the Russian offensive on February 24.


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DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Russia asks for “security guarantees” to “normalize the situation”