More than 10 million Ukrainians were left without electricity

SITUATION UPDATE – On Thursday, several Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv, became the target of Russian strikes.

absent UkraineI don’t know what happenedWith the missile falling on Poland, new Russian strikes, Moscow’s renewal of the grain agreement, the first snow on the land of Ukraine, …. Le Figaro Prepares a report on the conflict in Ukraine on Thursday, November 17.

A new wave of Russian holidays

On Thursday, several Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv, became the target of Russian strikes. The new bombings come at a time when the streets of the capital are covered with snow. Regional governor Oleksii Kouleba warned the day before that next week “difficult”with temperatures likely to drop “To -10 ° C”. A Russian cruise missile and an Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drone were shot down by Ukrainian defense forces in Kyiv region, the city’s military administration said. 14 people, including a 15-year-old girl, were injured as a result of an explosion in Dnipro (central-east), regional governor Valentin Reznichenko said. “Everyone was hospitalized” he added. According to the president, two infrastructure objects were hit during this Russian attack.

Ukrainian servicemen inspect a crater at the site of a residential area damaged by a Russian missile strike in Lviv on November 16. STRINGER / REUTERS

On the southern front, in Odessa region, the Russians hit an infrastructure object and injured 3 people, the regional administration said. The national electricity operator “Ukrenergo” has announced that the power outage has been extended throughout the day.deterioration of the condition“. “Electricity consumption has increased due to severe cooling in the regions of Ukraine“which”made an already difficult situation in the electrical system even more complicated“, leading “wider restrictionsUkrenergo reported on Facebook that electricity consumption in the country has decreased. In turn, Ukrainian private operator DTEK noted “Unprecedented Devastation” which is exposed by the energy system “emergency stops required” is taxed for “Preventing complex and large-scale accidents in networks”.

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More than 10 million Ukrainians were left without electricity

More than 10 million Ukrainians are without electricity, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday evening. “Currently, more than ten million Ukrainians are without electricity”especially in Kyiv region, the President of Ukraine said during his televised speech.

Zelensky’s suspicions about the missile falling on Poland

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said.not knowing what happened“After confirming that a missile landed in Poland on Tuesday, killing two people, but that it was a projectile”Russian“. “I don’t know what happened. We don’t know for sure. The world does not know. But I’m sure it was a Russian missile, I’m sure we fired from air defense systems“, he was quoted in the press release of the Ukrainian presidency. The head of Ukrainian diplomacy said on Thursday that Ukrainian experts also arrived in Poland on Thursday evening to take part in the investigation to determine where the rocket that killed two people in Poland was fired from.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken assured him that Russiaultimate responsibilityAs the missile fell fatally in Poland, an investigation must determine where it was fired from. “What we see every day is Russia raining missiles into Ukraine, trying to destroy its critical infrastructure, targeting Ukraine’s ability to keep the lights on, keep the heat on, and allow the country to live and thrive.”– said the head of American diplomacy.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during the US APEC Ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on November 17, 2022. CHALINEE THIRASUPA / REUTERS

Kyiv says torture in Russian-occupied Kherson is “terrible”.

This was reported by a high-ranking human rights official of Ukraine “terrible” Torture in Kherson during Russia’s occupation of the southern Ukrainian city, which was seized by Kyiv forces last week. “I haven’t seen it yet” torture “on such a scale”, “After visiting all torture cells in different regions of Ukraine”Dmitry Loubynets, the responsible representative of the Human Rights Parliament, said on national television. “The width is just terrible”he added.

For Moscow, the suffering of the civilian population is the “result” of Kiev’s refusal to negotiate.

Such is the suffering of civilians in Ukraine, which faces a mid-winter blackout following Russian strikes on its energy infrastructure.resultThe Kremlin said that Kiev refused to negotiate with Moscow. “This is the result of the unwillingness of the Ukrainian side to solve the problem, to start negotiations, to find a common language.Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told the press when answering a question about the power outage of millions of Ukrainians.

The Landmine Monitor 2022 report released on Thursday said Russia has used at least seven types of fragmentation and explosive anti-personnel mines since its invasion of Ukraine on February 24. “This is the first time that a signatory to the Mine Ban Treaty has faced the use of landmines by another country on its territory.Mary Wareham, a member of the Landmine Monitor research team, explained at a press conference. Russia has the world’s largest stockpile of anti-personnel mines (26.5 million).

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“Neither the US nor Russia will try to use nuclear weapons,” Erdogan said

Neither the US nor Russia will attempt to use nuclear weapons“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the meeting of the intelligence chiefs of these two countries in Ankara. “From the information I received from my director of intelligence regarding the US and Russia, neither side would be willing to use nuclear weapons.The president said this with reference to the official Anadolu Agency.

Nuclear facilities in Ukraine: a new resolution against Russia in the IAEA

The IAEA’s Board of Governors adopted a new resolution on Thursday calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s Zaporozhye power plant and stop activities against nuclear facilities, diplomatic sources said. The text submitted by Canada and Finland was approved by 24 of the 35 countries sitting in the Council, two diplomats told AFP. He voted against Russia and China.

Renewal of grain contract

Russia confirmed the update”without any changesUkraine announced the extension of the grain export agreement after Turkey, the UN and Ukraine extended it on Thursday. “The Russian side allows the technical extension of the Black Sea Initiative without any changes in terms and scope“It is said in the statement of Russian diplomacy. “Moscow briefly withdrew from the agreement at the end of October, condemning Kyiv’s use of the humanitarian corridor.”for military purposes“.

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