The news of Wednesday 28 December, live. Kiev shows photos of the bombed maternity ward in Kherson. President Zelensky thanks Italy for the help, Giorgia Meloni invites him to Rome
• The war in Ukraine reached the 307th day.
• Zelensky and Giorgia Meloni had a telephone conversation: the possible Italian supply of air defense systems to Kiev was discussed.
• Pavel Antova Russian lawmaker who criticized Putin’s war, was found dead on Sunday after falling from a window in India.
• After the meeting in Minsk, Belarusian President Lukashenko and Putin met at Russian Museum of St. Petersburg.
13:27 – The concert of the pro-Putin pianist at the Fenice has been canceled after the controversy
(Alice D’Este) The controversy began with an exquisitely social debate. This Valentina Lisitsa and it seems that she is about to give a concert at the prestigious Teatro La Fenice in Venice. she is known for her pro-Putin positions and even gave a concert in May in occupied Mariupol. Open up heaven. The message launched into the ether by Mariia Kramarencko went around the world with all the consequences of the case: chain reactions, Twitter on fire, denial phone calls and letters canceling the event.
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13:15 – The French Defense Minister in Kiev
French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu in Kiev. Lecornu immediately went to the Ukrainian War Memorial Wall to lay a wreath on behalf of France and pay his respects to Ukrainian soldiers who died in the war. During the visit, the French minister will hold a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian defense ministry and armed forces. Lekornu will also meet with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, after which a joint press conference will be held.
13:00 – De Carolis: we monitor the Russian ships in the Mediterranean
I confirm the presence of Russian ships in the Mediterranean. So we have the task of monitoring the Mediterranean and closely monitor these ships. A strong message from the point of view of strategic communication that the alliance d. This was stated by the commander in chief of the Naval Squadron, Admiral Aurelio De Carolis, answering a question from journalists on the sidelines of the rotation ceremony of the Tactical Command of Operation Safe Mediterranean (OMS), which took place today aboard the amphibious ship San Giorgio, moored at the Mar Grande naval station in Taranto.
12:57 – Kremlin: Kiev takes note of Russian annexations
The Kremlin reiterated today that any peace plan in Ukraine will have to take into account “today’s reality”, ie the unilateral annexation by Russia of four Ukrainian regions. “There can be no peace plan for Ukraine that does not take note of today’s realities regarding Russian territory, with the entry of four regions into Russia,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
11:43 am – Musk’s Starlinks important as US rocket launchers
In a recent interview with the Associated Press in his office at the ministry’s headquarters, Ukrainian Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov compared Space X’s donation of Starlink satellite terminals for internet connection to US-supplied multiple rocket launchers in terms of its importance to Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russian invasion. Thousands of lives have been saved, Fedorov said, underlining the importance of mobile communications for civilian and military purposes during the war. Fedorov said the hardest places to maintain service are the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Odessa and Kiev regions in the center and east of the country. And he explains that sometimes less than half of the mobile phone towers work in the capital Kiev because Russian air strikes have destroyed or damaged the infrastructure that powers them. Ukraine has about 30,000 mobile phone towers and the government is trying to hook them up to generators so they can keep running even when airstrikes damage the power grid. But at the moment the only alternative are satellite systems like Starlink, which Ukrainians could rely more on if the blackouts start to last longer. We should understand that in this case the Starlinks and the towers, connected to the generators, will be the basic infrastructure for the internet, Federov said.
11:00 – Kiev: the Russian command has left Kreminna in Luhansk
The Russian command has left Kreminna, an occupied city in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, and some Russian civilians who came to the city to work have also fled. This was reported in Telegram by the governor of Luhansk, Sergey Haidai, according to which after the release of Kreminna there are two options: move to Starobilsk, the main logistic center of the region, or help Bakhmut and go to Rubizhne and Severodonetsk. According to Haidai, the Russian military command in Kreminna has moved to other occupied settlements.
10:01 – Medvedev: Enemies of the state the Russians who want defeat, banned for life
The Russians who want the defeat of the so-called special military operation launched by Moscow in Ukraine are traitors and should be considered enemies of the state and society, so much so that they are banned for life from the country. This was stated by the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, adding that those who left Russia wanting the country’s destruction should be prevented from returning until the end of their days. In Telegram, Medvedev also said that the return of the traitors will be possible only after an amnesty or public repentance.
09:34 – Anti-aircraft alert in Kiev this morning, then returned
This morning an air alert was declared in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and the authorities have asked citizens to take cover. The municipal administration of Kiev reported it on Telegram, which shortly after declared the alarm ceased.
08:31 am – Civilians fleeing Kherson: continuous bombs, scary
Hundreds of civilians terrified by Russian bombing are fleeing the southern city of Kherson, queues of cars form at checkpoints leaving the metropolitan area. The BBC writes it by publishing photos of the cars lined up on December 25, just on Christmas day 400 residents fled their city. Before, the Russians bombed us seven to 10 times a day, now it’s 70-80 times, all day long. too scary. I love Ukraine and my dear city. But we have to go, said a woman who left on the train with her family. The evacuation facilitated by the Ukrainian government. The Russian army left Kherson on November 11th.
08:28 – Russians in general mobilization will be able to freeze sperm for free
Russian citizens who took part in partial mobilization in Ukraine have the right to have their sperm frozen in sperm banks free of charge. This was announced by Igor Trunov, president of the Russian Union of Lawyers, to the Tass news agency. Trunov explained that the Russian Ministry of Health accepted his request for financial assistance to the plan, i.e. granted the possibility of financial support from the federal budget for the conservation and free storage of germ cells (spermatozoa) for citizens mobilized for participate in the special military operation for 2022-2024.
07:23 am – Nearly 6900 civilian victims in Ukraine since February 24th
(Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev ) – Nearly 6,900 civilians have been killed and over 10,900 injured in Ukraine since the start of the Russian military operation. This is indicated by an updated report by the United Nations Human Rights Office, published today. From 24 February 2022… to 26 December 2022, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Ohchr) recorded 17,831 civilian casualties in the country: 6,884 dead and 10,947 injured, the report reads. Of these, 2,116 victims, with 483 killed and 1,633 wounded, were registered in the territories controlled by Russian troops, the United Nations human rights body indicated. According to UN estimates, of the 6,884 victims, 2,719 were men and 1,832 women. The number also includes 175 girls and 216 boys, as well as 38 children and 1,904 adults whose gender is unknown, the dossier added. The injured included 2,364 men, 1,709 women, 229 girls and 318 boys, as well as 253 children and 6,074 adults of unknown sex, according to Ohchr. Most of the civilian casualties reported have resulted from the use of explosive weapons with large area effects, including shelling by heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, missiles and airstrikes, the report said. On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine responding to calls for help from the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Moscow reiterated yesterday that the purpose of its operation is the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.
05:31 – Ukraine fears massive attacks on New Year’s Eve
Kiev fears massive Russian attacks on New Year’s Eve. The Ukrainian Energy Minister, Herman Halushchenko, expressed his concern speaking on Ukrainian television on Tuesday – as reported by several international media – explaining that the energy situation in Ukraine remains very difficult due to the persistent risk of Russian bombing, and warning that during on New Year’s Eve there may be maximum damage to the energy system.
05:28 – Kiev shows photos of bombed Kherson maternity ward
Ukrainian MP Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s office, has published photos of the maternity ward of Kherson hospital after the Russian attack. Miraculously there were no casualties, he said, adding that 2 babies were born there on Dec. 27.
05:25 – Kiev: Russian command post in occupied territories hit
The General Staff of Kiev has announced that in the last 24 hours it has hit a Russian command post in the occupied territories, an ammunition depot and some troop concentrations. This was reported by the website The Kyiv Independent.
05:19 am – Zelensky: 2023 will be a decisive year
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine is preparing defense and security forces for next year which will be decisive. We continue to prepare the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine for next year. This should be a decisive year. We understand the risks of winter, we understand what we have to do in spring and, therefore, we understand the results that the entire defense and security sector must achieve, Zelensky said in his evening video message quoted by theUkrainska Pravda.
According to the Ukrainian leader, this week will be politically important for Ukraine. We are entering the year ahead and we need to maintain a common understanding of our national goals. These goals are the liberation of Ukraine from the enemy, reconstruction, return of Ukrainians home, further rapprochement of the state with key partners, opening up new opportunities for Ukraine in the world.
Zelensky announced that he will soon present his opinion on the implementation of these tasks in the annual message to the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) on the external and internal situation of Ukraine. In the video message, Zelensky reported that today he held a meeting of the General Staff, during which the situation in Bakhmut, Kreminna and Donbass was discussed, the
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