Ukraine – Russia, war news today. Moscow: attack on Kursk airport

Deep attack on Russian territory by two Ukrainian drones that have arrived at hit air bases hundreds of kilometers from its borders. The Russian response yesterday was not long in coming and a shower of missiles arrived on the Ukraine, most of which, according to the President Zelenskyshe was intercepted by the Kiev Defense Forces. A missile landed in Moldova, not far from the Ukrainian border. The situation in many Ukrainian cities left without electricity and without water is dramatic.

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Macron: “Eventual negotiations on Ukraine belong to Kiev”

“Let’s not make controversies that don’t exist, I have always said that in the negotiations there will be territorial discussions on Ukraine, which will belong to the Ukrainians” and there will be discussions “on the issue of collective security throughout the region”. The president of France said so Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the EU-Balkans summit after the controversy over his words on security guarantees for Moscow.

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Zelensky visiting Donbass, near the front

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky he went on a visit to the Donbass, more precisely to Sloviansk which is located about forty kilometers from Bakhmut, the main battlefield against the Russians. This was announced by the Ukrainian presidency on social media. In one video Zelensky is seen at the entrance to the city greeting his country’s military “from the bottom of his heart” on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated today.

Kremlin: “We will respond to Ukrainian attacks in Russia”

Russia will take “the necessary measures to ensure security following the continuous terrorist attacks of Kiev on Russian territory“. This was stated by the Kremlin, as reported by the taxafter the new attack in Kursk on a Russian airport depot.

Kremlin: “At the moment we see no prospects for a negotiation”

“As for the prospects for some kind of negotiatedat the moment we do not see them”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Pesmov said this Ria Novosti.

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Kiev: “Continued Russian bombing in Kherson, better to evacuate”

Russian troops are bombing massively the Kherson regiontargeting skyscrapers and infrastructure. This was reported by the Kherson region police as reported UK rinform. “The Russians continue to massively bombard Kherson Oblast with artillery and rocket launchers, deliberately targeting high-rise buildings and infrastructure in order to cause as much damage as possible and cause casualties among the civilian population,” the report said.
As Yaroslav Yanushevich, the head of the region, told Telegram in turn, over the past 24 hours, Russian Russians have shelled the territory of the Kherson region 17 times. The Russians also looted civilian infrastructure and residential buildings. It is dangerous for the authorities to stay in Kherson due to constant shelling by Russian troops, therefore residents of the city are advised to evacuate.

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Moscow: “We will not give up control of the Zaporizhzhia plant”

Russia rules out relinquishing control of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Southern Ukraine, the largest in Europe. This was stated in a press conference by the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, saying that it is “out of the question” for Russia to hand over the management of the plant to third parties. Also because, Zakharova argued, the nuclear site in question “is located in Russian territory”.

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United Kingdom: Kiev’s attacks on Russian bases are a blow to Moscow

Russia will probably consider yesterday’s explosions at its bases near Ryazan and Engels among the “strategically most significant failures” of the protection of its forces since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine: writes the British Ministry of Defense in its daily intelligence update on the situation in the country.
The report, published on Twitter, underlines that the two bases are located “much further inside Russia than in previous similar explosions: Engels is more than 600 km away from the territory controlled by Ukraine”.
Engels, the London experts explain, is the main operating base of the Russian long-range aviation (LRA) in western Russia and houses more than 30 bombers. These aircraft contribute to Russia’s nuclear deterrent and have frequently been used to launch conventional cruise missiles at Ukraine. “The LRA is likely to respond by temporarily moving the bombers to other bases – concludes the report -. The Russian chain of command will probably try to identify and impose severe sanctions on Russian officers held responsible for allowing the incident”.

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Latvia withdraws the license of a Moscow TV: “Call the Russian army our army”

The Latvian National Media Council (NCESMI) has canceled the broadcasting license in the republic of the Russian TV channel Dozhd. This was announced by the president of NCESMI Ivars Abolins, explaining that the decision, which will take effect from 8 December, was taken due to the threat posed by the broadcaster to national security and public order, as well as after have assessed the complex of violations committed recently. These include the lack of a soundtrack in the state language for broadcasts, the image of Crimea on the map as part of the territory of Russia, the fact that the TV presenter calls the Russian army “our army”.

Kiev: “We will receive tanks and fighter planes from NATO”

Defense Minister of Ukraine, Oleksij Rezhnikov, he said he is convinced that Ukraine will receive more tanks from NATO and even fighter planes. “It’s not only political negotiations, but also technological and logistical ones. But I remain optimistic and I believe that tanks from NATO countries will appear on the battlefield, not just Leopard. I am convinced that we will have tanks and even fighter planes”, the his words reported by UNIAN.

The Kremlin: “Putin has no scheduled talks with Macron”

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not currently scheduling a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, despite the Elysée head’s stated intention to maintain contact with his Russian counterpart. This was stated by Russian presidential assistant Yury Ushakov during a press conference. “Not for now – he said in reply to the Interfax journalist who asked him if an interview was being planned – Macron has spoken about this many times, saying he wants to maintain contact and dialogue with Putin, but no concrete steps have been taken so far in this context”.

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Kiev: Moscow has lost 510 men in the last 24 hours

Russia has lost 510 men in the last day, bringing Russian losses to 92,200 since Moscow’s attack on Ukraine on February 24th. This was announced by the daily bulletin of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, just released on Facebook, which reports figures that cannot be independently verified. According to the report by the Ukrainian military, Russian losses to date would be around 92,200 men, 2,929 tanks, 5,905 armored vehicles, 1,915 artillery systems, 395 multiple rocket launchers, 211 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the bulletin, which specifies that the data is being updated due to the intense fighting, the Russian forces also lost 281 aircraft, 264 helicopters, 4,505 vehicles, 16 naval units and 1,587 drones.

Kiev: possible new Russian attack on the entire national territory

The Armed Forces of Russia could launch a new massive missile attack on the entire territory of Ukraine today. This was stated by the spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ignat. “They can repeat it today. First of all, today is a holiday. Furthermore, we can observe that on October 10-11 and October 17-18 they attacked one day and a little less the next, but still they attacked again”, Ignat said during a live television broadcast. The spokesman addressed the citizens of Ukraine, urging them not to ignore the air alerts.

Moscow: drone attack in the Kursk airport area

An oil tank in the area of ​​the Russian city of Kursk airport has caught fire following a drone strike. This was announced on Telegram by the governor of the region, Roman Starovoit. “As a result of a drone strike in the Kursk airport area, an oil tank caught fire. There are no victims. The fire has been contained. All special services are operating on the spot,” the statement reads. message.

Kiev: bombing of the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia

The outskirts of the city of Zaporizhzhia were hit by Russian missiles overnight, according to Governor Oleksandr Starukh quoted by the Kyiv Independent. The bombing would have damaged critical infrastructure and residential buildings, but there would have been no casualties. One of the missiles hit the community of Stepne in particular.


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Blinken: Moscow could seek a fake peace to rearm itself

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia may be looking for a way to withdraw from Ukraine without negotiating a lasting peace. Speaking at the CEO Council Summit in Washington, organized by the Wall Street Journal, the head of US diplomacy said that the Kiev government must decide the future goals of the war and the terms with which it intends to stop it. But he also warned of the possibility that Russia could look for a false exit in order to regain strength and prepare for a new attack. “One of the things you can imagine – he said – is that Russia is looking for a way out”. “But – he added – unless Russia shows that it is interested in serious diplomatic work, it won’t go anywhere. What we want to see is only a lasting peace, not a fake peace”.

NYT: Kiev forces attack Russian airfields

The attacks they have hit two airfields on the territory of the Russian Federation on Monday morning were carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of drones. An anonymous Ukrainian official confirmed this to the New York Times, explaining that the drones departed from Ukraine and that “at least one of the two attacks was completed with the help of special forces who were in the vicinity of the airfield, and who guided the drones towards the target”.

The head of the Pentagon: air defense is the priority

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin strongly condemns Russia’s “brutal attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure” and reiterates the US commitment to support Kiev. In a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, Austin highlights air defense as the top priority for American relief efforts.

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