Russia risked causing a “nuclear and radioactive catastrophe” by staging attacks in which all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants were disconnected from the power grid. For the first time in 40 years, Said the head of the Ukrainian nuclear energy. Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday that three nuclear power plants in territory controlled by Ukrainian forces have been shut down after the latest wave of attacks Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian energy utilities.
Ukraine Expect three nuclear power plants It will work again by Thursday evening, German Energy Minister Galushenko said.
More than 15,000 people went missing during the war in Ukraine, said an official at 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 had been forcibly removed, detained in Russia, alive and separated from family members, or dead and buried in makeshift graves.
European Union governments remained divided About the maximum level of Russian oil prices To limit Moscow’s ability to pay the price of its war in Ukraine Without causing a global oil supply shock, with more talks expected on Friday. Six of the 27 EU countries are said to oppose the price cap level proposed by the Group of Seven major industrialized nations, which will take effect on December 5.
The G7 foreign ministers will discuss how to provide more support to Ukraine in ensuring energy supplies during a meeting in Bucharest next week, German Foreign Minister Analina Berbock said.
The European Union is moving forward with the ninth package of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, said the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen during a visit to Finland. She said the European Union would “It hurts to hit Russia as it sharpens its ability to wage war on Ukraine.”
Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said Russia’s new strategy of destroying Ukraine’s infrastructure will not weaken the country’s resolve to liberate all occupied territories.describing the conflict, in an interview with the Financial Times, as a “war of strength and resilience” and repelling the West’s fears of escalation.
“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 said in his speech late Thursday.. Zelensky also accused Russia of bombing the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, which it abandoned earlier this month. Local authorities said that seven were killed and 21 wounded in the Russian attack on Thursday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said That his country’s parliament will ratify the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance that have not yet declared accession.
Hungary will provide 187 million euros ($195 million) in financial aid to Ukraine As a contribution to a planned EU support package worth up to €18 billion in 2023, according to a government decree.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the UK would pledge millions of pounds to further support Kiev. To ensure that the country receives the practical assistance it needs during the winter season, during a visit to Ukraine. He is scheduled to meet with Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the trip.
Russia and Ukraine carried out the latest operation in the prisoner-of-war exchange series, with both sides handing over more than 50 peopleOfficials confirmed in Kyiv and Moscow
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sparked outrage in Ukraine when he suggested that the end of the war was Ukraine’s responsibility.And if it does not “stop” it will end in the “total destruction” of the country. Similar to relations with Germany after World War II, he said, once the Ukraine war is over “we will make it all up”.