The Kremlin rejects Kiev’s peace plan

SITUATION UPDATE – On Tuesday, Moscow once again rejected the demands of the Ukrainian authorities for the withdrawal of the Russian army.

Moscow does not want to start negotiations with Kyiv without Ukraine recognizing its annexed territories in September last year; International conference in Paris for financial assistance to Ukraine; International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Ukraine… Le Figaro The latest information on the war in Ukraine marks this Tuesday, December 1.

Ukraine receives more than one billion euros in donations to spend the winter

French President Emmanuel Macron brought the international community together in Paris on December 13 to help Ukrainians “resist this winter” against Russia.trying to spread terror“, the emergency needs were estimated by Kyiv at 800 million euros. After the Lugano, Warsaw and Berlin meetings in recent months, this meeting, which brought together 70 delegations from countries and international organizations, including several heads of government, was supposed to have a “practical-practical” nature. Emmanuel Macron explained. “I am pleased to report that we have exceeded this number” Along with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Chmygal, the head of French diplomacy, Catherine Colonna, also announced this. More than one billion dollars have been raised.

Emmanuel Macron with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Chmygal at the Elysee Palace on December 13, 2022. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS

Catherine Colonna beat houses where countries could not “leave alone” Ukrainians and insisted that these donations were allocated for aid “concrete” for example, the delivery of electricity generators, while the Russian military has been specifically targeting energy infrastructure for weeks, depriving the population of electricity and heat. Denis Chmygal said that 40-50% of Ukraine’s energy network was destroyed as a result of Russian bombings. He also confirmed this “France and President (Emmanuel) Macron took the lead in the President’s points of preparation for peace” Zelensky reiterated on Monday that several statements by Emmanuel Macron about his complacency with Russia had angered some European officials.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke in a video conference at the international conference held in Paris POOL / REUTERS

During this conference, Emmanuel Macron emphasized the will of the international community to help resist this winter“in front of a moving Russia”freely” and purpose “plunge into darkness and cold“. “With its military weaknesses exposed, Russia has opted for a cynical strategy of destroying civilian infrastructure to bring Ukraine to its knees.“, he said at the opening of the conference. He accused Moscow of actingfreely“for”sowing terror among the civilian population, trying to break the back because he can’t hold the front“. “These strikes, which Russia openly admits, are only aimed at undermining the resistance of the Ukrainian people and are a war crime.“WHO”will not go unpunished“, – he beat the French head of state.

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Kremlin rejects Ukraine peace plan

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected Ukraine’s peace plan, responding that Kyiv must cede territory it claims Russia should annex, including in the central city and industrial zone of Kramatorsk, before any diplomatic talks, while fighting and shelling continue. According to Ukrainian authorities, it was shot down on Tuesday. “The Ukrainian side should take into account the realities on the groundThis was stated by Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian president, at the daily press briefing. “These realities are that the Russian Federation has new subjects as a result of referendums held in these territories.“he added judgingly”any progress is impossible“As diplomatic as Kyiv”will not take into account these realities“.

Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, December 9, 2022. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP

The IAEA will deploy missions to ensure the safety of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send a mission.ensureUkrainian Prime Minister Denis Chmygal said on Tuesday that five nuclear power plants in Ukraine, including Zaporizhzhia, were occupied by the Russian army. “These missions are aimed at ensuring the security of these power plants and recording all external influences, especially strikes by the Russian aggressor.“Ukrainian official wrote in Telegram after the meeting with IAEA head Rafael Grossi in Paris. He did not disclose the timetable or scope of these missions, although the IAEA already has experts in Zaporizhia, the most sensitive area due to its proximity to the front and Russian occupation.

The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (southern Ukraine) has been occupied by Russia since the beginning of March 2022. STRINGER / AFP

France will supply Ukraine with rails, bridges and seeds

On Tuesday, during a conference at the French Ministry of Economy, which brought together the leaders of the two countries, France announced that it had reached three agreements with Ukraine for the supply of rails, bridges and seeds. According to the Ministry of Economy, these goods provided by French or German companies will be financed by means of payment found by Paris. This is a separate donation from donations announced earlier in the day to help Ukraine recover from winter. Paris will allow Ukraine to have 20,000 tons of rails manufactured in France by the German company Saarstahl, providing for the repair of more than 150 km of Ukrainian railways. This operation includes a. will be allowed by “Financing of 37.6 million euros under the concessional loan of the Treasury”the Ministry of Economy announced this in a press release.

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A bridge was sabotaged in the zone occupied by the Russians in the south of Ukraine

The Russian occupation accused forces loyal to Kiev on Tuesday of sabotaging a bridge at the entrance to Melitopol, the main occupied city of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye region. Provocations and targeted assassinations targeting the occupying power have increased in recent months in the occupied south of Ukraine, where Kiev has promised to resume. “The Konstantinovka bridge in the eastern outskirts of Melitopol was damaged by terrorists“, condemned the official of the Russian occupation Vladimir Rogov in Telegram and informed about the attack “with explosives“.

A Russian propaganda poster in the occupied city of Melitopol on November 27, 2022. ALEXANDER YERMOCHENKO / REUTERS

A surprise inspection of the armed forces was conducted in Belarus by order of President Lukashenko

A surprise inspection of Belarus’s armed forces began on Tuesday at the behest of President Alexander Lukashenko to assess its ability to secure the former Soviet republic, a Russian ally. Soldiers participating in the inspectionthey will have to go to the designated areas as soon as possible, install engineering equipment there, organize their security and defense“The ministry said in a press release, but without specifying the number of soldiers or vehicles involved.

Zelensky asks for help to clear Ukraine of mines

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday asked the international community to help his country get rid of landmines and other unexploded ordnance the size of Cambodia or Uruguay. “To date, 174,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine are covered with mines or other unexploded devices”Zelensky claimed in a video address to the New Zealand parliament. “There is no real peace for any child who may die from a hidden Russian anti-personnel mine.”he insisted, asking New Zealand, whose military is experienced in the matter, to lead efforts to de-mine and mitigate the environmental consequences of conflict.

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