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Moscow confirms renewal of Ukrainian grain deal “without any changes”.

Russia confirmed on Thursday the renewal “without any changes” of an agreement on Ukrainian grain exports, after Turkey, the UN and Ukraine announced its extension earlier Thursday.

“The Russian side allows the technical expansion of the ‘Black Sea Initiative’ without any changes in its terms and scope,” Russian diplomacy said in a statement.

Moscow briefly withdrew from the deal in late October, condemning Kyiv’s use of the humanitarian corridor for “military purposes”.

Zelensky delays his comments on the origin of the missile that crashed in Poland

In an interview with Bloomberg As part of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared to tone down his views on the origin of a missile that fell in Poland on Tuesday and killed two people.

“I don’t know what happened this time, we don’t know 100% and I don’t think the world knows 100%,” he said.

NATO is leaning toward a missile of Ukrainian origin that is linked to the country’s anti-aircraft defense system. Against the grain of Zelensky, who had up until then confirmed that the missile had been sent by the Russians.

Poland clears way for Ukrainian investigators to visit crashed missile site

Polish President Andrzej Duda’s diplomatic adviser Jakub Kumoch told the TV channel. TVN 24 A possible visit by Ukrainian investigators to the site of Tuesday’s missile strike that killed two people.

Polish and American investigators are already on site.

“The Ukrainians have requested access to the survey site. If both sides agree, I know there will be no objection from the Americans, and such access can be granted soon,” said Jakub Kumoch.

Kyiv currently maintains that the missile was launched by the Russians, as opposed to NATO.

Turkish President Erdogan has vowed that neither the US nor Russia will try to use nuclear weapons.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that “neither the US nor Russia will try to use nuclear weapons” after the two countries’ intelligence chiefs met in Ankara.

“According to the information I received from my intelligence director regarding the US and Russia, neither side will be tempted to use nuclear weapons,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu Agency.

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Moscow has deployed at least seven types of anti-personnel mines in Ukraine

Russia has used at least seven types of fragmentation and anti-explosive mines since its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Landmine Monitor 2022 report released on Thursday revealed.

According to the report, which measures implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Convention (or Ottawa), it is an “unprecedented situation in which a country not yet party to the treaty uses a weapon on the territory of a state party”. contract).

The use of this type of weapon in Ukraine by the country with the world’s largest stockpile (26.5 million) – Russia – has been strongly condemned by various countries.

Missile crash in Poland: On BFMTV, Ukrainian ambassador to France asks for access to kyiv base

BFMTV’s guest this Thursday, Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko, asked if Kyiv could access the Polish village where a missile fell on Tuesday, killing two people.

NATO is currently leaning toward the missile’s thesis that it comes from Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses. A thesis refuted by Volodymyr Zelensky, who believes the shooting was carried out by the Russians.

“The investigation continues, one of our requests is to give our experts in Poland access to the place where the events took place. At the moment, this is not the case, but we are going to insist that our soldiers can. Observe the remains of the missiles and draw their conclusions. I want to emphasize that the investigation continues and Ukraine remains open. ” said the messenger into our antennae.

Missile falls in Poland: Head of Ukrainian diplomacy holds Russian “fully responsible”

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Thursday that Russia was “fully responsible” for Tuesday’s shooting down of a missile in Poland that killed two people, following a phone conversation with his US counterpart, Anthony Blinken.

“We share the view that Russia bears full responsibility for its missile terrorism and its consequences on the territory of Ukraine, Poland and Moldova,” the Ukrainian minister said on Twitter.

Dnipro, kyiv, Odessa … several Ukrainian cities were targeted by the Russians again this Thursday.

This Thursday, several Ukrainian cities were hit by new Russian strikes, 48 ​​hours after a massive operation led by Moscow targeting several energy installations.

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to do Dnipro (Middle East), mayor Boris Filatov said on Facebook that eight people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in the blast. According to the president, two “infrastructures” were affected in the city, without specifying which ones.

Very close Kiev, two cruise missiles and a suicide drone were shot down by Ukrainian security forces, the city’s military administration said. An AFP journalist saw one of the missiles fly over a residential area in the east of the capital.

in the region D’Odessa (South), the Russians attacked an infrastructure base, injuring three people, the regional administration said.

2 killed in missile attack in Zaporizhia

Reuters cited reports from local authorities as saying two people died in Zaporizhia, in eastern Ukraine.

The two were victims of the overnight missile attack from Wednesday to Thursday.

Britain says Russia fired the largest number of missiles on Tuesday since the first week of the war

On Tuesday, Moscow launched more than 80 long-range missiles at various Ukrainian energy facilities. It was the most important single-day operation for British Ministry of Defense intelligence since the first week of the war.

“Immunition was fired from air, sea and ground platforms. Although a significant part of the fire was contained, Ukraine is gradually losing its energy capabilities. Telecommunications, heating and water”, details the press release shared by London on Twitter.

“Such repeated attacks of this magnitude are depleting the Russian stockpile of conventional cruise missiles. Damaging Ukrainian national infrastructure has become Russia’s strategic approach,” the British continued.

UN Secretary-General ‘welcomes’ extension of grain deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday “welcomed” Ukraine’s renewal of a grain deal in the Black Sea.

In a statement sent to AFP by the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Center (JCC), which oversees exports, Antonio Guterres said the UN is “fully committed to removing barriers to the Russian Federation’s exports of agricultural products and fertilizers.” .

First snowfall in Ukraine, affected by power cuts

On Thursday morning, Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was covered in a light blanket of snow, while the country suffered major power outages after Russia’s heavy-handed strikes on energy infrastructure, AFP noted.

Especially the cars parked on the streets of the capital were cut off in the morning in several districts. The regional governor, Oleksiï Kouleba, warned on Wednesday that the coming week would be “difficult”, with temperatures likely to drop to “-10°C”.

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Kyiv announces a new massive wave of Russian strikes on Ukraine

Kyiv announced on Thursday that Ukraine has been hit by a new massive wave of Russian attacks, two days after more than 80 Russian missiles were fired at various Ukrainian energy infrastructure.

In Dnipro (Middle East), two infrastructure sites were hit and one person was injured, the president said. In Kew, two cruise missiles were shot down by Ukrainian defenses, while infrastructure was damaged near Odesa (south), respective regional authorities said.

An explosion was heard in Crimea

Explosions were heard in Crimea, a Ukrainian region annexed by Russia, in 2014, according to Nexta and Kyiv Independent media. They took place in Jankoi town.

According to Nexta, a Russian airfield was hit.

Ukraine and Turkey confirm renewal of grain deal

On Twitter this Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicated that the grain deal had been extended for 120 days.

A statement confirmed by Turkey indicated that the renewal of the agreement on Ukrainian grain exports would be done “under the same conditions” that had been observed since July, a senior official announced on condition of anonymity.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, which expires Friday evening, has moved more than 11 million tons from Ukrainian ports in four months.

Missile crash in Poland: Zelenskiy says shot came from Russia, counter to NATO leaders’ tide.

Did Volodymyr Zelensky lose his “opportunity to remain silent,” as General Michel Yakovlev, a general officer of the French army, assessed in an interview with Franceinfo?

Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday evening that the missile that fell in Poland on Tuesday had probably come from Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses and that it was launched by Moscow, contrary to Europeans and Washington.

The Hungarian government has pointed out that the Ukrainian president is setting “a bad precedent”.

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