Kyiv, a glimmer of peace but only in the spring
Mykhailo Podolak, adviser to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s office, who spoke about it on RBC TV, sees Kyiv seeing a glimmer but not before spring and summer. He pointed out that “the end of the war depends on several factors: mathematical, psychological, psychological, emotional, foreign policy and internal policy, especially in the aggressor country.” And he stressed that “if we talk about the psychology and mathematics of war, then its end will be the spring and summer of next year.” A signal was also put forward in this regard in Washington, where John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, responded, in a briefing with reporters: “We all hope that the war in Ukraine will end today or early next year. But from what we see on the ground and from the fierce fighting going on, it is very unlikely that that will happen.” State of the Nation” gives each year before Parliament which was to be held on 27 December.
In addition to Kherson, the Russians allegedly set up torture chambers for children in the Kharkiv region as well
In addition to Kherson, the Russians also set up torture chambers for children in the Kharkiv region during their occupation. This was denounced by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmitry Lubenets, citing Ukrainská Pravda. “I personally saw two torture chambers in Balaklia,” in the Kharkiv region, “that were facing each other. One man had been there for 90 days. He said he was tortured: they cut him with a knife, heated the metal and burned part of his body, and pulled him out several times to be beaten,” he said. Lubinets: “They shot him in the head to scare him.
Kyiv: the discovery of a children’s torture chamber in Kherson
Ukrainian authorities discovered a room used by the Russians to detain and torture children during the occupation of Kherson. This was stated by Dmytro Lubenets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada, the unicameral Verkhovna Rada, quoted by the Kyiv Independent. “We recorded child torture for the first time,” Lubinets said. «I thought the bottom could not be broken after Pusha, Irpin … But we have already reached the bottom in Kherson».
The European Parliament approves the amendments to the Kyiv loan amounting to 18 billion euros
Green light from the European Parliament for the necessary changes to unblock the €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, after Hungary vetoed the original proposal. Parliament approved, with a so-called “emergency measure,” the Council’s proposed amendment to the Aggregate Financial Assistance (Amf+) Regulation, which indicates that 26 EU countries are the guarantor of the loan instead of the EU budget. Meanwhile, after recent agreements, a council-level measure is still in progress, from which all 27 EU countries could finally get the green light.
The Kremlin: No truce for Christmas or New Year in Ukraine
There is no truce on the occasion of Christmas or the New Year in Ukraine on the Russian agenda, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today, as reported by TASS.
Macron: Russia stops attacks on civilians and infrastructure
The Russian war in Ukraine caused great suffering. Together with Cambodia, we call on Russia to immediately stop its bombing and attacks on the civilian population and infrastructure. International partners, join us on this call. “So on Twitter, French President Emmanuel Macron.
Isw: An attack from Belarus is unlikely
It is unlikely that Belarusian forces will attack Ukraine, although the military appears to be preparing to do so. The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) wrote in a new report, explaining that “ongoing training includes the deployment of units throughout Belarus, with engineering missions and crossing the Neman and Berezina rivers (respectively over 170 kilometers and 70 kilometers). kilometers from the Belarusian-Ukrainian border). The ISW notes that the movement of Belarusian and Russian equipment is likely part of Russian propaganda “suggesting that conventional Belarusian ground forces might join the Russian invasion of Ukraine”. which is a possibility, according to US analysts, «Still unlikely».
Drones over Kyiv, damaging two administrative buildings
The city’s military administration announced that two administrative buildings in the Shevchenkivsky district of Kiev were damaged due to the wreckage of one of the drones launched today by Russian forces against the Ukrainian capital, according to the Kyiv Independent newspaper. For his part, the deputy head of the president’s office, Kirillo Tymoshenko, reported that a house in the village of Vyshnvi – in the Kyiv region – was also damaged in the aftermath of the attack. The attack followed media reports yesterday that Washington was finalizing a plan to send Patriot air defense missiles to Kyiv.
Ten Russian drones were shot down
Ukrainian air defense systems shot down 10 Iranian-made Shahed-kamikaze drones launched by Russian forces on the capital Kyiv this morning: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced this, the Guardian reports.
Kyiv Mayor: Explosions in the city
Explosions were heard this morning in Kyiv. This was also confirmed by the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, quoted by the Kyiv Independent newspaper. Klitschko said that the explosions occurred in the Shevchenkivsky district and that emergency services are arriving at the scene, without giving further details. “Explosions in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the capital,” Klitschko wrote on Telegram, as reported by Ukrinform. An air alert went off at 5:55 (4:55 in Italy) in the Ukrainian capital and in the Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Zhitomir regions. Shevchenkivskyi district is located in the central area of the capital.
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