May 30, 2023

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Live War in Ukraine: Power outages in Kiev and ten regions after Russian attack


A Russian drone reportedly flew over a nuclear power plant in Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian Atomic Energy Agency, the Shahed kamikaze drone may have gone over the nuclear power plant in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine tonight. “This is a completely unacceptable violation of nuclear and radiological safety,” Energoatom warned in a telegram.


Images of Putin trampling Belarusian soil

Stepping off the plane, the Russian president was greeted by his ally and ally, Alexander Lukashenko.


London should provide at least as much military aid to Kiev in 2023 as it did this year

The British prime minister announced in Riga that his country would maintain at least the level of military aid to Ukraine worth £2.3 billion. “The United Kingdom is committed to providing more artillery and more than air defense systems. Armored vehicles”, esp.



Putin arrived on Belarusian soil

Vladimir Putin has arrived in Belarus for talks with his ally. Alexandre Lukashenko. The Russian military has said it is taking part in “tactical” maneuvers in Belarus after announcing in October that it would create a joint force of several thousand.

(Illustration) Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov


Ukraine “will not surrender”

Ukraine’s presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said Ukraine “will not surrender and will not respect” Russia’s ultimatums. He wrote that the end of the conflict “can only be hastened by increasing artillery/tank supply”. News on Twitter He addressed Western leaders.


Airstrike warnings sound in Ukraine

12:47 p.m

Zelensky demands more air defense systems

During a video conference intervention at a meeting organized in Riga (Latvia), the Ukrainian president asked Western countries to provide more anti-aircraft defense weapons. “I ask you to increase the supply of air defense systems (…) 100% air defense will be one of the most important measures against Russian aggression, which is needed now,” he said. Guardians.


12:33 p.m

England to supply artillery shells to Kiev

The British Prime Minister’s Office has announced plans to deliver hundreds of thousands of artillery shells to Ukraine next year under a £250m (€287m) contract. Guardian.


Four missiles were shot down over Ukraine

Moscow says it shot down four US-made missiles near Ukraine.


Exercises with the Chinese Navy

Russia has announced that several of its warships will participate in exercises with the Chinese navy starting this week. Moscow and Beijing are strengthening ties amid conflict in Ukraine. The maneuvers will take place in the East China Sea from December 21 to 27, and joint missile, artillery and anti-submarine warfare exercises are part of the naval plan, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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More power in Kiev and 10 regions

Kyiv and a dozen other areas will experience power outages Russian attack involving drones, represents the Ukrainian operator. “Throughout the night, enemy drones tried to attack energy sites,” which led to “a difficult situation for the energy system” and “power cuts” in Kyiv and ten other regions of the country, Ukrenergo said in a telegram.

REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko


Final debate on capping gas prices in Brussels

European energy ministers begin final discussions in Brussels Total gas price cap, reporting a compromise of positions after a month of bitter debate. Faced with high energy prices at the start of winter, “households and businesses are waiting for a decision, and I see no reason not to reach an agreement today,” Czech minister Josef Sigela said on his visit. The European Commission wants to establish a maximum purchase price of gas per megawatt hour (MWh), particularly in the context of group procurement, to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans.

LP/Jean-Baptiste Quentin


Switzerland suspends refugee program

Switzerland has suspended participation in a UN program aimed at resettlement Vulnerable refugees, a lack of reception capacity has led to overcrowding by an influx of people fleeing the war in Ukraine, officials confirmed Monday. Some 100,000 asylum seekers and refugees have arrived in Switzerland, including 70,000 fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the yearNo equivalent figures have existed since World War II.

LP/Arnaud Journois


Heavy Russian losses ever

More than 98,000 soldiers, 281 planes, 2,988 tanks, 264 helicopters… The human and material losses on the Russian side continue to mount. Assessments Ukrainian forces.


“Extremely serious” damage in kyiv area

Russian drone strike The Kyiv region caused “very serious” damage and three areas in the region were without power, local governor Oleksiy Kuleba said. Russia launched 35 “suicide bomber” drones into Ukraine early Monday morning. It was Moscow’s third airstrike on the Ukrainian capital in six days.

Sergey Shubinsky/AFP


Queue was hit by a drone attack

Electricity infrastructure caught fire after a drone strike targeted Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Monday morning.

Sergey Shubinsky/AFP


Military exercises in Belarus

Russian military units will conduct “tactical exercises”. Belarus, on the border with Ukraine, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the Defense Ministry in Moscow. It is not specified when and where these maneuvers will take place. “A final assessment of the units’ capability and combat readiness (…) will be provided upon completion of the tactical exercises of the battalions,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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Manual via Russian Defense Ministry/Reuters


“Explosions Heard” in Kiev

The Mayor of Kyiv confirms it “Explosions” were heard in the capital of Ukraine. “Several explosions were heard in the Solomyanskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts of the capital,” he said. All actors “work [actuellement] in the field. Additional information [seront donnés] Later on. Kew was hit by drones on Monday morning, with local authorities urging people to be prepared to evacuate.

REUTERS/Vladyslav Musienko


Wagner’s fighters play a “key role” in fighting in Donetsk

In His statement of the dayThe British Ministry of Defense insists it played a “key role”. Russian mercenary group Wagner In Eastern Ukraine, “Attrition battles around Pakmut in Donetsk region”. In recent months, the Wagner group “allegedly developed offensive tactics that took advantage of a large number of criminals”, the ministry notes in its latest intelligence report.


Thirty drones were shot down according to kyiv

Ukraine’s air force said on Twitter that it had shot down 30 of 35 drones launched by Russia overnight over Kiev. Ukrainian forces also reported that these Iranian-made “Shahad-136/131” suicide drones were launched from the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Azov.


Putin-Lukashenko meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Belarus on Monday. His visit with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was his first to Minsk since 2019. Russia relies on military power Belarusian for several months. It also used its ally as a springboard to stop an attack on Kyiv in February.

Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov


Two injured in Kyiv drone attack

Russian drone strike in Kew According to local authorities, infrastructure was damaged and two people were injured. Kyiv Region Governor Oleksiy Kuleba wrote in Telegram this morning: “Infrastructure and private houses were damaged as a result of nighttime drone strikes in Kyiv Region…two people were injured. “People are getting help – they are under the supervision of doctors,” he says.

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich


Kiev was plunged into darkness

People affected around Sophia Square in KyivMajor power outage. The country has been hit by power and water cuts for months, which the government is trying to restore amid the war.

REUTERS/Vladyslav Musienko


In Bakhmout, life under arms

It is located in the city of Donbas, in the east of Ukraine I am an offensive Russian, the few remaining citizens live in underground shelters where every minute of the day is punctuated by the incessant sound of artillery. 65-year-old Lyudmila has been living with her husband in the basement of a kindergarten converted into a shelter for seven months. A gutter collects rainwater for the kitchen or toilet. Read our report.

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Iran says it does not need ‘permission’ to develop ties with Russia

L’Iran The US said on Sunday that it does not need anyone’s “permission” to develop ties with Russia, after raising concerns about a “large-scale military partnership” between Tehran and Moscow. Kyiv and its Western backers accuse Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out attacks in Ukraine. Iran has admitted supplying drones to Russia, but has not evaded Western sanctions, insisting the deliveries took place before the attack in Ukraine.


kyiv targeted by drone attack

The city of Queue was hit by drones on Monday morning, prompting the capital’s military administration to urge residents to be prepared to evacuate. “The enemy is attacking the capital,” the administration wrote in a telegram. At this stage, Nine drones “Enemies have already been shot down in Kyiv airspace,” he added.

AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba


Ukrainian Jews celebrate ‘Festival of Lights’ amid blackout

War-weary Ukrainian Jews gathered for prayers and candlelight vigils on Sunday to begin Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” vowing to defy blackouts caused by continued Russian bombing. In Kiev’s famous Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, worshipers gathered for a hug near what authorities say is the world’s largest menorah (nine-branched candle) in Europe for Hanukkah. Moshe Reuven Azman, chief rabbi of Ukraine and Kiev, told AFP that the story behind the winter festival was to teach Ukraine “valuable lessons” in resisting Russian attacks.


Ammunition provided by London

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Latvia is set to announce a significant supply of artillery ammunition to Ukraine during a meeting with Northern European, Baltic and Dutch leaders today. “London has led the way by providing defense aid to Ukraine, including several rocket launchers and recently 125 anti-aircraft guns,” the Prime Minister’s Office continued.

Leon Neal/Pool via Reuters



Welcome to this new live dedicated to the war in Ukraine and its aftermath.