Russia risked causing a “nuclear and radioactive disaster” by launching attacks that knocked out all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants. for the first time in 40 years, said Ukraine’s head of nuclear power. Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that three nuclear power plants in territory held by Ukrainian forces had been shut down after the latest wave Russian missile strikes about Ukrainian energy facilities.
Ukraine expects three nuclear power plants to be operational again Thursday night, This was said by the Minister of Energy Němec Galushchenko.
More than 15,000 people disappeared during the war in Ukraine. said an official of the Kyiv office of the Hague-based International Commission on Missing Persons. ICMP Europe Program Director Matthew Holliday said it was unclear how many people were forcibly transported, held in custody in Russia, alive and separated from family members, or died and buried in makeshift graves.
European Union governments remained divided on the question of what level to cap Russian oil prices to limit Moscow’s ability to pay for its war in Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, with further talks expected on Friday. Six of the 27 EU countries are said to be against the price cap proposed by the G7 group, which will come into effect on December 5.
Foreign ministers from the G7 countries will meet in Bucharest next week to discuss how to further support Ukraine in securing energy supplies. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said.
In response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, the European Union is enforcing the ninth package of sanctions against Russia. said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during her visit to Finland. She said the EU would “hit Russia where it hurts even more to blunt his ability to wage war with Ukraine”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia’s new strategy to destroy Ukraine’s infrastructure will not weaken the country’s determination to liberate all occupied land.describing the conflict in an interview with the Financial Times as “a war of strength and resilience” and quashing Western fears of escalation.
In a speech late on Thursday, Zelensky said: “Together we have endured nine months of total war, and Russia has not found a way to break us and will not find one.”. Zelensky also accused Russia of constant shelling of Kherson, the southern Ukrainian city it abandoned earlier this month. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded in Thursday’s Russian attack, local authorities said.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that his country’s parliament will ratify the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO. early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance that have not yet approved accession.
Hungary will provide financial aid to Ukraine in the amount of 187 million euros ($195 million). as its contribution to a planned EU support package worth up to €18 billion in 2023, according to a government order.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the UK would pledge millions of pounds in further support to Kyiv to provide the country with the practical help it needs over the winter, during a visit to Ukraine. Cleverly will meet with Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on his way.
Russia and Ukraine have carried out the latest in a series of prisoner-of-war swaps, with each side handing over 50 peopleofficials in Kyiv and Moscow confirmed
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sparked anger in Ukraine when he suggested that Ukraine was responsible for the end of the warand that if it does not “stop” it will end in the “utter destruction” of the country. He said that, similar to relations with Germany after World War II, once the war in Ukraine is over, “we will make up for everything.”
Ground battles continue to rage in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is pressing an offensive along a stretch of the front line west of the city of Donetsk held by its proxies since 2014.