LIVE. War in Ukraine: “Russia will lose 100,000 soldiers by the end of the year,” Zelensky assures
A burning oil depot on the border of Russia with Ukraine
According to the local governor, an oil storage facility is burning in the Bryansk region of Russia, 150 km from the border with Ukraine.
The governor did not say what could have caused the fire, but said there were no casualties.
According to Mr. Bogomaz, the fire covers an area of 1800 m2 and more than 80 people are under control. Later, Tass state agency reports with reference to emergency services that the fire covered an area of 4000 m2.
In October, an oil depot located near Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, was bombed by Ukrainian forces, as well as a power plant in that area.
According to the chairman of the European Commission, “Russia must pay for the terrible crimes it has committed”
Ursula von der Leyen said she was working with the International Criminal Court to create a specialized tribunal to try Russia’s crimes. “With our partners, we will make sure that Russia will pay for the destruction caused by the frozen funds of the oligarchs and the assets of the central bank.”
Germany provides 56 million euros and 350 generators
This “short-term” aid, according to the government’s press service, is intended for the repair of energy infrastructure.
The Czech Republic allows Ukrainian military units on its territory
The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament allowed the Ukrainian army to conduct training on the territory of the country. Five sessions will be held until the end of 2023. 800 soldiers will be trained each time.
New rocket strikes were launched in the Zaporozhye region
According to the head of the regional military administration, Oleksandr Starukh, Russian strikes hit the gas distribution point at night, and as a result, the fire was extinguished. There were no deaths or injuries.
Russia may attack Western satellites
“The quasi-civilian satellites used by the West in military operations in Ukraine can become a legitimate target for Russia,” said Ermakov, director of the non-proliferation and arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Starlink raises internet access prices in Ukraine
According to the Financial Times, Starlink, the satellite Internet service provider of Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, is raising its prices in Ukraine. The monthly subscription will increase from $60 to $75. In addition, the prices of terminals have already risen from $385 to $700, while the prices of these terminals in most countries of Eastern Europe (except Poland) have not changed.
Many wounded Russian servicemen were treated in a hospital in Donetsk
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, more than 720 wounded Russian soldiers were taken to the hospital in the occupied Donetsk city last week.
Zelensky: “Russia will lose 100,000 soldiers by the end of the year”
In his latest video address, President Zelensky is confident that by the end of the year, the number of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine will reach 100,000. However, Zelensky admits that the situation at the front remains difficult. “Although Russia has suffered extremely heavy losses, the invaders are still trying to advance in the Donetsk region, strengthen in the Lugansk region, advance in the Kharkiv region and plan their operations in the south of the front,” he explained. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the invasion began on February 24, the Russian army has lost about 88,380 soldiers.
About 30 shells hit Nikopol
Russian group Wagner would recruit prisoners in Africa
According to the Daily Beast, Wagner’s group is freeing rebels from prisons in the Central African Republic and sending them to Ukraine in the Donbass.
Ukraine hopes for the solidarity of the EU countries to protect its cultural heritage
According to Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture of Ukraine, the government is keeping an accurate record of the damage to the country’s cultural heritage. Some of these facilities require restoration but have storage capacity to store them over the winter period. The minister appealed to the Europeans to restore the equipment to implement these warehouses. For this, we need certain materials, including generators and other things,” said Tkachenko. Recovery procedures can only begin after the end of the war.
Ukraine calls on NATO countries to speed up aid deliveries
Ukraine urged NATO members gathered in Bucharest on Tuesday to speed up the delivery of weapons and electrical equipment to help the country, torn apart by more than nine months of war, deal with damage to energy infrastructure caused by Russian bombing.
“Last time I said three words: guns, guns, guns. This time, I have three more words: faster, faster and faster,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kouleba said shortly before the meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Olena Zelenska called on London to support a Nuremberg-like tribunal for Russian war crimes
Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife has called on the Russian president and the country’s leaders to be prosecuted in a specially created war crimes tribunal for the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the bloodshed that led to it. “The Guardian” writes that Olena Zelenska, who visited the British Parliament, made this request in front of a small audience that included former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor leader Keir Starmer.
Welcome to this live broadcast on the 280th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Follow the evolution of the conflict and its consequences with us.