CEO of Gazprom Alexei Miller admitted today that 2022 has been a “very difficult year” for his groupwhich marked a major change in strategy, with exports now shifting to Asia after the crisis between Moscow and the West.
“I want to point out right away that 2022, of course, was very, very difficult,” Miller said during a press conference at the end of the year. Gazprom’s first man said he had noticed “dramatic changes in energy markets”, prompted by the consequences of sanctions against Moscow in retaliation for the military intervention in Ukraine.
Ukrainian authorities declared an air alert across Ukraine. Ukraine Pravda reports. A state of alert has been declared due to the takeoff of Russian planes over the territory of Belarus. This is evidenced, UNIAN reports, by the Air Warning Map and data from the Belarusian Gayun Observation Group. And theTakeoffs of an A-50 aircraft were recorded at Maculici and a fighter aircraft at Baranovichi. Later, a Russian Air Force MiG-31K with number RF-92215 was recorded taking off at Machulyshchy. The MiG-31K can carry Dagger missiles. And Kyiv says: “Our anti-aircraft defense cannot intercept these missiles, therefore, with every takeoff, an air alert is declared throughout Ukraine.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that TASS stressed at the same time that no “peace plan for Ukraine” is possible if it does not take into account the four new regions joining Russia.
This morning, the Russian army bombed the eastern city of Kharkiv and the regionMayor Igor Terekov wrote in Telegram: “Kharkov is under fire. I ask everyone to stay in shelters and observe precautionary measures,” UNIAN reports. He urged the regional military commander, Oleg Sinigubov, not to ignore the state of alert. At the moment there is no information about any casualties or damages. On the other hand, the Kyiv municipal administration issued an air raid alert in the capital.
The southern Kherson region has been attacked 50 times in the past 24 hours, and three civilians were injured, as reported by Ukrinform. Yaroslav Yanushevich, head of the regional military department, wrote in Telegram: “Over the past day, the Russian occupiers bombarded the territory of the Kherson region 50 times with artillery, MLRS, mortars and tanks. Only the city of Kherson was hit 23 times. The enemy shells hit a hospital, a kindergarten, warehouses, private buildings and apartments.
Hundreds of terrified civilians fled the Russian bombing From Kherson, queues of cars line up at checkpoints leaving the metropolitan area. The BBC wrote that by publishing pictures of cars lined up on December 25, just on Christmas Day, 400 residents of their city fled. One woman who left said: “Before, the Russians would bomb us seven to ten times a day, now it’s 70 to 80 times, all day long. It’s very scary. I love Ukraine and my dear city. But we have to go.” On the family train. The Ukrainian government facilitated the evacuation. The Russian army left Kherson on November 11th.
The governor of the province in exile states that The Russian command left the city of Kremina, Lugansk regionWhere fierce fighting takes place. The Russian civilians who were in the city also fled. Sergei Gaidai said that the liberation of Kremina would open the way for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Starobelsk, or towards Robezhny and Severodonetsk. According to Gaidai, the military leadership of the occupation army has moved to other occupied settlements and Russian civilians are returning to the territory of the Union.
And according to the New York Times, the Ukrainian army is close to liberating Kremina, a small but strategically important city since its liberation would open the way for the Kyiv Armed Forces to Severodontsk and Lysychansk currently in the hands of the Russian forces. “Kreminna is the gateway to two larger cities nearby, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, which are important industrial centers in the Donbass. The capture of Kreminna and other nearby settlements will expand the foothold of Ukrainian forces in the region and give them control over the main roads to Severodonetsk and Lysychansk,” he writes in the paper. American.
The number of Ukrainian civilians killed since the start of the Russian invasion is “far higher” than the 6,884 known so far: announced the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Guardian reported that. The count of civilian casualties in Ukraine according to the United Nations indicates that the confirmed death toll between February 24 and December 26 reached 6,884, including 429 children. But the agency notes that the actual number is likely to be “much higher, as information from areas that have seen intense hostilities has been delayed and many reports are still awaiting confirmation.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is seeking the Italian side over vital anti-aircraft systems to defend Ukraine from Russian attacks.. After a telephone conversation with Giorgia Meloni, the Ukrainian leader reported that the prime minister “informed” him that in Rome “the issue of supplying air defense systems to protect Ukrainian airspace is being evaluated.” Meloni from Chigi Palace renewed the government’s “full support” for Ukraine In the political, economic, humanitarian and even military fields. And the To confirm her intention to go to Kyiv with the arrival of the New Year, the Prime Minister invited Zelensky to come and visit Rome. The Ukrainian president thanked Italy for its “solidarity and support” and praised the “allocation by the Italian government of an additional 10 million euros in aid”. Then he discusses with Meloni the Kyiv-promoted peace plan, with which Zelensky aims to organize a summit at the United Nations in February, marking the first anniversary of the war.
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