Ukraine rejects Western pressure to negotiate with Russia

Kyiv denied that it was under pressure from the West to negotiate with Russia. In addition, according to the information provided by the occupation authorities, electricity was restored in the city after two days of lighting. On the diplomatic front, the White House has confirmed contacts with the Kremlin in an effort to ease tensions. November 8 theme.

  • 23:08: Zelensky condemned Russia’s numerous attacks on the Donetsk front

Russian forces attack the Donetsk front in eastern Ukraine several times a day and “cause unusually high casualties. But the order remains unchanged – we are moving towards the administrative border of the Donetsk region. We will not give up even one centimeter of our land,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday. he said in the evening.

  • 20:50: Washington pressures Ukraine on grain deal, Russia reluctant

In a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev, the US ambassador to the UN reiterated US “unwavering” support for Ukraine and said world food security depends on renewing a UN-brokered deal to allow exports to Ukraine. Grain along the Black Sea.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield also announced an additional $25 million to help Ukrainians survive next winter as a result of Russian forces bombing their infrastructure.

  • 20:41: Vladimir Putin decorated the “soldier priest” killed in Ukraine

The President of Russia has posthumously honored an Orthodox priest who was recently killed in Ukraine with Russia’s highest award. He advised the mothers of Russian soldiers to give birth to more children to relieve their pain.

In a statement, the Kremlin said that Mikhail Vasilyev was awarded the title of “Hero of the Russian Federation”. [pour] it is the bravery and heroism he showed while fulfilling his civic duty.”

On Sunday, the Moscow Patriarchate announced that the priest had died in a “special operation zone in Ukraine” while performing “official duties.”

  • 17:00: Italy is ready to provide air defense systems to Ukraine

The Italian government is preparing a new arms shipment for Ukraine, including air defense systems, a ruling coalition official said.

Western countries have delivered more defense equipment to Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky last month asked G7 leaders for help to prevent Russian missiles from falling on Ukrainian cities.

  • 16:53: Zelensky calls for “stable unity” in the US “until peace is restored”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Washington to remain united on Tuesday as questions arose over US support for Kiev after midterm elections to determine control of the US Congress.

US President Joe Biden, the main ally of Ukraine, who provides arms and financial support, encouraged voters to support Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Should the two return, Biden would be nothing more than a lame duck questioning the United States’ continued and steadfast support for Kiev. “I ask you to maintain unbreakable unity, as it is now, until the day we hear all the important words that we desire… Until we finally hear that peace has been restored,” Zelensky said.

  • 16:40: Vladimir Zelensky says that the Black Sea grain export agreement should be extended

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the US ambassador to the UN that there is a need to extend the Black Sea grain export agreement brokered by the UN, which unblocks three major Ukrainian ports.

After talks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield in Kyiv, he wrote in the Telegram messaging program: “This is necessary for the grain agreement to continue in the future. Ukraine is ready to remain a guarantor of global food security.”

  • 16:00: Kyiv rejects Western pressure to negotiate with Russia

Ukraine denied on Tuesday that it was under pressure from the West to negotiate with Russia. Kyiv insists that the talks can only take place if Russia gives up all the territories it has occupied.

The statements come days after a high-profile report by the Washington Post that the United States had encouraged Kiev to signal its willingness to negotiate. It also coincided with the US mid-term elections, which could affect the war in Ukraine.

  • 3:30 p.m.: “I want a childhood for my children”, Ukrainian MP’s statement

Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko visited Paris to meet with French elected officials. The world discovered his face sitting on a table with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. This politician and mother of three did not hesitate to take up arms at the beginning of the Russian attack. He testifies on France 24 TV channel.

War in Ukraine: testimony of a Ukrainian MP © France24

  • 15:14: Loading of Leclerc tanks bound for Romania

The French army on Tuesday started loading 13 Leclerc tanks on international trains to join the Cincu military base in Romania as part of Operation Aigle to strengthen NATO defenses in Mourmelon-le-Grand (Marne). east wing.

Colonel Samuel told AFP that the shipment was “the last act of a complex logistical operation involving the transport of an armored battalion by road and rail to Romania”. [l’armée française proscrit la publication des noms de famille de ses membres]Responsible for logistics at the Terre Europe-Continentale command post in Lille.

  • 14:15: Ukraine’s territorial integrity is a condition of negotiations with Russia

Secretary of the Defense and National Security Council of Ukraine Aleksey Danilov said that the main condition for the possible resumption of negotiations with Russia would be the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that he was open to talks with Russia, but on the condition that there should be “sincere” talks that allow for the restoration of Ukraine’s borders, compensation for Russian attacks and the punishment of those responsible for war crimes. .

The Washington Post reported Sunday that U.S. diplomats have privately urged Ukrainian officials to show they are willing to negotiate with Russia so as not to appear intransigent about continuing international support.

  • 12:36 p.m.: Zelenskiy urges Americans to ‘preserve stable unity’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has called on Americans to “maintain stable unity” in Ukraine “until peace is restored” amid crucial US midterm elections, the results of which could affect Washington’s support for Kiev.

“I ask you to maintain this unbreakable unity as it is now (and this) until the day we hear all these important words that we long for, until we finally hear that peace has been restored,” he said. Video conference speech from Kiev, where he received the American “Medal of Freedom”.

  • 10:50: According to the occupation authorities, electricity has been restored in Kherson

Power has been restored in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, occupied by the Russian army, after a two-day blackout, said Kirill Stremoussov, an official of the occupying power.

The Ukrainian city, which has been in the hands of Moscow’s forces since the offensive began in late February, was left without water and electricity on Sunday after two strikes blamed on each other by Moscow and Kiev.

These strikes also damaged the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam, which was occupied by Russian forces in the region where Ukrainian troops have been on the offensive for weeks, and supplies Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

“Despite the sabotage and attacks, there is electricity,” Kirill Stremoussov assured on Telegram without giving further details.

In addition, the Russian security services (FSB) announced on Tuesday the arrest of nine members of the “intelligence and sabotage group” of the Ukrainian forces.

In a press release, the FSB accuses these Ukrainians of planning attacks against high-ranking officials of the occupation administration in the Kherson region.

  • 9:55: US confirms de-escalation talks with Russia

The United States reserves the right to hold talks with Russia at the highest level on de-escalation, the White House said on Monday, without denying a report that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had held talks with Moscow.

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said that US support for Ukraine will be “unwavering and unwavering.”

  • 08:30: Ukraine accuses Russia of looting and preparing for street fighting in Kherson

Ukraine has accused Russia of looting and occupying empty homes with plainclothes soldiers in the city of Kherson in preparation for what both sides predict will be one of the most important battles of the war.

In recent days, Russia has ordered the evacuation of civilians from Kherson ahead of a Ukrainian offensive to retake the city for the first time since it was occupied by Russian forces in February.

  • 8 a.m.: Kyiv prepares to go completely blackout

After several series of strikes by Russia, which left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity, the authorities of the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv region, spoke of a “tense” situation in the energy supply.

Russia has repeatedly struck Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in recent weeks, destroying about 40% of it, causing widespread power and water outages in many regions, including the capital, Kyiv.

  • 7:30: Ukraine buys new Western anti-aircraft systems to counter Russian strikes

On Monday, Ukraine bought new Western air defense systems to counter Russian missiles. These systems regularly rain on the country’s cities and cause water and power outages as winter approaches.

To combat these explosions, President Vladimir Zelensky called on Western countries to create a “shield” that could protect critical infrastructure targeted by Moscow.

With AFP and Reuters

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