War in Ukraine. Russia threatens the West, new bombings… Highlights of the 291st day

Dmitry Medvedev, the former president of Russia and the current number 2 member of the Security Council, issued new anti-Western threats on Sunday.

“Our enemy has not only strengthened in the government of Kyiv. It is also in Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other places that have pledged allegiance to the Nazis of our time.” Dmitry Medvedev thinks. “That is why we are intensifying the production of the most powerful means of destruction, including those based on new principles.” he continued in a message on his Telegram account early Sunday morning.

He did not elaborate on these new principles, but appeared to refer specifically to new generations of hypersonic weapons that Moscow has been actively developing in recent years.

Odessa port is out of service

Ukraine’s port of Odessa was shut down on Sunday after Russia attacked the region’s power grid, Agriculture Minister Nikola Solsky told Reuters. The power generators have not been activated yet. Grain traders should be able to continue their exports thanks to partially functioning ports of Chornomorsk and Pivdenny.

New explosions in Kherson

According to the governor of the region, 2 people were killed and 5 people were injured as a result of Russian fire targeting Kherson region in the south of Ukraine. The city of Kherson was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in a counteroffensive in November, prompting the retreat of Russian forces who moved to the left bank of the Dnieper River.

In turn, Ukrainian forces attacked the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol (southern Ukraine) on Saturday evening. With a population of just over 150,000 before the war, this strategic city is located in the Zaporizhia region, which Moscow claims to have annexed.

Both sides gave conflicting reports on the targets of the strikes and casualties.

International conference on Ukraine in Paris

Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone with Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday to prepare for a new support conference for Ukraine on Tuesday in Paris. About 500 French companies will be brought together “Meet the critical needs of Ukraine, contribute to the reconstruction of the country and invest in the potential of the Ukrainian economy in the long term”, then appointed Elisey.

Vladimir Zelensky will intervene in the video For the strength and reconstruction of Ukraine”.

According to Elisha, “Heads of state, heads of government, ministers” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will participate from 47 countries.

Investigators are looking into allegations of sexual assault

A team of international legal advisers has been working with local prosecutors in the city of Kherson, which was recently liberated by the Ukrainian military, to gather evidence of alleged sex crimes by Russian forces, Reuters reported.

The team consists of experts from Global Rights Compliance, an international law firm headquartered in The Hague.

Shortly after Russia invaded on February 24, allegations of rape and other abuses surfaced across the country, according to testimony gathered by Reuters and a UN investigative body. which Moscow denied.

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