Update on the situation – Two power plants were hit near Odessa. Emergency power cuts have been implemented in three Ukrainian regions.
New attack by Russian missiles kills 11, downs 47 missiles, power outages in Kiev… Le Figaro Taking stock Conflict in Ukraine This Thursday, January 26.
11 killed in latest Russian missile salvo
L’Ukraine It was the target of fresh Russian bombings on Thursday, the day after the West decided to supply heavy tanks to the Ukrainian army. On Wednesday, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky He had called for the delivery of these armored vehicles as soon as possible, as his defense ministry warned that Russian troops, “More Than a Number”, “serious” Fighting in eastern Ukraine.
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In the immediate future, “Eleven people were injured and, unfortunately, another 11 died.”, Ukrainian relief spokesman Oleksandr Khorounejy said on television, according to whom the biggest damage is in the kyiv area. The previous local toll put one person dead and two injured in the capital, its mayor Vitaly Klitschko said. According to the Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, General Valery Zaluzny, Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on Thursday. “47 destroyed including 20” On the outskirts of Kiev. Ukraine also claimed to have shot down 24 Iranian-made Sheth explosive drones overnight.
Power outage in Kiev
Power outage “urgent” After the power plants were introduced in Kiev and other regions “victim”Russia is trying to establish “A Systematic Failure” According to the Minister of Energy, German Galushchenko of the National Network. “Situation under control”However, Prime Minister Denys Simikel promised. “This is a deterrent to prevent massive damage to electrical infrastructure if enemy missiles hit their target.“, the group noted in a telegram.
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Power plants in Odessa are affected
Local authorities announced on Thursday that two essential energy sites in the Odesa region (south) were damaged by this massive attack by Russian missiles. Although “Difficulties”Power was restored at 13:00 GMT “Hospitals” And “Other Essential Infrastructure of the City”, Private power company DTEK announced. After a series of military setbacks on the ground in the late summer and fall, the Kremlin began a series of attacks on Ukraine’s transformers and power plants in October, each time plunging millions of civilians into darkness and cold.
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The Kremlin accuses the West of complicity
The latest wave of bombings comes a day after Washington and Berlin gave the go-ahead Transfer of dozens of heavy tanks to Kyiv, an unprecedented end to the eleven-month war. Germany expects to deliver the originally promised Leopard 2s in late March or early April. British Challenger 2 tanks are expected by the end of March. According to Volodymyr Zelensky, it is a “The Key Step to Ultimate Success”, thanked his associates. But he noted “the key” Victory was now “Speed and Volume” Kyiv asks for hundreds of tanks to recapture occupied territories in the east and south. The Ukrainian president has called for fighter jets and long-range missiles, many weapons Westerners have so far refused to provide for fear of triggering military expansion.
Already, the Kremlin considers supplying tanks a source“Direct involvement in conflict” Westerners. And “We see (this commitment) growing.”Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. “We are not at war with Russia, and none of our partners are” French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Claire Legendre responded. “The provision of military equipment in self-defense training (…) does not constitute collateral warfare”She argued to reporters.
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Canada to deliver 4 Leopard tanks to Ukraine
Canada offers four Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine To help fight Russian aggression, the defense minister announced on Thursday, a day after a similar announcement by several Western countries after weeks of delays. “These four tanks are in combat readiness and will be deployed in the coming weeks”Anita Anand said in a press conference that the number of tanks provided may be mentioned “increase” In future.
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Head of French Diplomacy Visits Odessa
The French diplomatic chief arrived in Odessa (southwest) on Thursday to show Paris’ support for Ukraine, the same day his region was targeted by a new attack by Russian missiles. “To Odessa! Today is yesterday, marking France’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.He tweeted that Catherine ColonnaTwo major power plants in the region were damaged by the strikes. “Thank you for your courageous visitHis Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba responded on the same channel “important” French support approaches the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of his country.
The French minister stopped in Moldova on Wednesday evening before heading to Odessa on Thursday. His arrival was delayed by a fresh salvo of Russian missiles, which killed at least one person in Kyiv and caused power outages in several regions. Catherine Colonna and Dmytro Kuleba are notable “Update on Ukrainians’ Immediate and Urgent Needs in Military and Civilian Matters”, a diplomatic source said. Supplying goods to Ukrainians is a question “According to their needs”, He said no to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “(French) Leclerc tanks not needed” For reasons “transparent”That means logistics, maintenance and inventory issues.
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Fighting intensifies in the east
in the east, “The fight is intensifying”, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Khanna Maliar said on Wednesday evening. There are Russian forces “More Than a Number”She quoted the passage Bagmouth, which Moscow troops have been trying to capture for months, but also around Vokleder, southwest of Donetsk. In addition, Ukraine acknowledged on Wednesday that it had claimed that the Russians had taken Solitar – northeast of Bagmouth – for a week.
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According to a sergeant, his name was de Guerre“Alcove”, “The War Was Hard” Because there were fewer Ukrainians. “We fire again and again, but after five minutes a new wave of 20 enemies comes towards us”He says. “Their numbers are huge. They use their soldiers as cannon fodder. According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russia seems to have stepped up attacks on the front lines “Get involved” For the sake of the Ukrainian forces “to create the conditions for a decisive offensive operation”.
Ukraine threatens to boycott 2024 Paris Olympics if Russia is invited
Ukraine threatened to boycott on Thursday Olympic Games It was planned for Paris in 2024, if Russian and Belarusian athletes were invited, in response to Moscow’s invasion of the country, which was launched in February 2022. The possibility was raised on Thursday by Paris Mayor Ann Hidalgo, who said she would like the participation of Russian athletes. A neutral banner. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its part on Wednesday drew up a blueprint to reintegrate them into world sport. “Our state cannot accept such a situation.”, responded Ukrainian Sports Minister Vadym Gutzeit on Thursday. According to him, Kyiv is currently pressuring the IOC and other international organizations to ban Russians and Belarusians from the Olympics.
Ukraine has asked Djokovic’s father to be banned from the Australian Open
Ukraine’s ambassador to Canberra demanded on Friday that Australian Open organizers withdraw the recognition of the father of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who was pictured with fans waving pro-Russian flags and symbols. “His recognition should be withdrawn. Novak and his team need to take responsibility and fix this.”Ambassador Vasyl Myroshnychenko told AFP.
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