Update on the situation – Places and infrastructure in the region are frequently hit by fires, often fatal, attributed by Moscow to the Ukrainian military.
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One person died and 8 others were injured in Belgorod region of Russia
One person was killed and eight others were injured Sunday in an attack by Ukraine against Russian territory Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, the governor of the region Vyacheslav Klatkov pointed out in a telegram. According to him, the shootings targeted the regional capital, Belgorod, injuring four people, as well as the nearby district “Unfortunately one died and one was injured».
Windows of several buildings were smashed and 14 houses were damaged, Vyacheslav Klatkov said. Places and infrastructure in the region are frequently hit by fires, often fatal, attributed by Moscow to the Ukrainian military. The regional capital, Belgorod, was hit directly several times. The governor indicated in late November that a fortified line was being built along the border, without specifying its length or location.
The Russian Defense Minister visited the area of operations in Ukraine
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Russian military said in a statement on Sunday that it visited the area of military operations in Ukraine and inspected the Russian troops stationed there. Sergei ShoiguHe inspected the Russian forces stationed in the area of special military operations“Especially going to the front lines and talking to soldiers,” the press release said.
According to the same source, military officers at the site also briefed him on the current situation on the ground and the actions of the Russian forces. The press release did not specify when the trip took place, but its announcement comes two days after a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Russian operations in Ukraine.
Faced with a series of military setbacks this fall, Russia launched an offensive in Ukraine in late February and since October has opted for a tactic of massive strikes targeting Ukraine’s electricity networks and transformers, plunging millions of civilians into cold and darkness. of winter.
Russia says it has blocked foreign arms sales
The Russian military said on Saturday it had blocked the delivery of foreign weapons to Ukrainian forces, after massive strikes in Ukraine earlier in the day caused nationwide blackouts.
«A massive strike with high-precision weapons was carried out on Friday, December 16, against Ukraine’s military command structures, military-industrial complex and energy facilities.“, the Ministry of Defense said in a press release. “The target has been reached. All designated sites are targeted“, according to the same source.
«As a result of the strike, the delivery of foreign-made weapons and ammunition was blocked, the advance of reserves (Ukrainian forces) to the war zones was blocked, the operation of production and repair companies was stopped (…).” said the press release.
Five people were killed in fresh Russian attacks
Five people were killed in fresh Russian attacks in Ukraine on Saturday, a day after deadly bombings. The highest death toll from the new attacks was recorded in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, where four people were killed and 15 wounded, Ukrainian Vice President Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.
He said Saturday’s shelling killed one person and wounded three others in the southern part of Kherson. Its governor, Yaroslav Yanushevich, insisted that the elderly center in the village of Stepanivka was hit, but there were no casualties.
Ukraine is trying to restore electricity
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Kyiv and fourteen regions were affected by power or water cuts. Across the country, interventions to restore electricity are underway. “Our engineers and repair crews have already started working during the airstrike and are doing everything possible to restore power generation and supply. This will take time. But it will be donesaid the President of Ukraine.
In Kew, where metro service was disrupted on Friday as people sought refuge there, water supplies were restored early in the morning, its mayor Vitaly Klitschko said. “75% of the capital’s residents already have heat“And the Work Continues”to stabilize the situationIn this area, he further assured. Power has also been restored to Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv (east), regional governor Oleg Sinekoubov said.
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