Live War in Ukraine: “No chance of a summit between Russia and the US”, according to Moscow

12:23

Kyiv-Kherson train connection resumes

A week after Russia’s withdrawal, Ukrainian authorities announced the reopening of the Kyiv-Kherson railway line. “The first trip will take place today at 22:14 (soit 20h14 GMT) From the capital, it will arrive around 9 am tomorrow. (7 a.m. GMT) In Kherson,” a local official, Serguiï Khlan, said on Facebook, “about 200 passengers (…) will travel on board.”

11:57

Moscow says a weapons depot has been destroyed

Russian agency Tass says Moscow forces have destroyed stockpiles of Western-supplied weapons in Ukraine. Information not confirmed by Ukraine or independent sources.

11:36 a.m

No compromise

Mikhaïlo Podolyak, adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, said conciliation on Ukrainian territories “will not bring peace, but will increase the number of victims”. Any concession in this regard “would be a victory for Putin”, he pleads, along the same lines as the Ukrainian president.

11:14

Orban’s reviews

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called EU sanctions against Russia a “step towards war”, intensifying his criticism of the Brussels strategy as “dangerous”. He also says he is ready to “fight” possible new economic sanctions.

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“Anyone who intervenes economically in a military conflict is taking a stand,” still assesses the nationalist leader in an interview.

11:05

No summit is planned between Moscow and Washington

In the same statement, Dmitry Peskov also said that “there is no chance of a summit between Russia and the United States.” However, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assures us that “if the United States shows that they are ready and interested, we will not refuse a meeting.”

10:57

10:42

Return of electricity to Lviv

While many Ukrainians are still without electricity after the Russian strikes, Lviv’s mayor confirms on Telegram that power has returned to almost the entire city.

10:09

Russia wants to strengthen in Crimea

“Reinforcement operations are being carried out under my control on the territory of Crimea to guarantee the safety of Crimeans,” announced Moscow-installed governor Sergu Aksyonov.

09:40

A track of sabotage has been confirmed for Nord Stream

The Swedish prosecutor then leads the investigation Spills from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, confirming this Friday morning that it was a subversive act. “Analysis shows traces of explosives in many of the foreign objects found”, he explains. In a press release, said the investigation is ongoing. So far, the prosecution has not indicated any liability.

09:21

A step towards America?

“The (prisoner exchange) prospect is not just a quote, it’s getting stronger and I believe the time will come to get a concrete agreement,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying. Russian news agencies. The reports come a day after it was announced that American basketball player Brittney Griner, who was arrested in Moscow and convicted of drug trafficking, will be transferred to a Russian penal colony.

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The basketball player’s supporters denounced it as a political affair, accusing Russian authorities of holding him hostage amid tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine.

08:57

08:46

“Preparing for Winter 2023”

“We won’t run out of gas this year,” assures Thierry Breton. “We are already going through this winter (…) in the future, we will manage it”, continues the European Commissioner. “We are already preparing for the winter of 2023,” he explains to France Information.

08:39

War in the wake of the missile fall in Poland

“It’s still Vladimir Putin’s fault,” responded Thierry Breton after a missile landed in Poland on Tuesday, killing two people. “We will see the attribution, but the origin is still this war”, insists the European Commissioner in France information.

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08:35

Putin ‘determined to continue’

“Everyone sees who Putin is and what he does. (…) He is determined to continue, so we will continue to increase the sanctions,” assures the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, in France information.

08:23

The Pope wants to help

In an interview with an Italian newspaper PrintPope Francis reiterates that the Vatican is “ready to do anything” to mediate and end the conflict.

08:08

Russians in full reorganization

According to a new daily update from the British Ministry of Defence, the Russians are currently in the process of reorganizing and reorganizing their forces. They will also begin digging trenches near the Crimean border but between the Donetsk and Luhansk regions “which suggests they are preparing for a new Ukrainian breakthrough event,” the ministry described.

07:56

07:47

“Grievous Violations of International Humanitarian Law”

Russian strikes on civilian infrastructure (including electricity) are “acts constituting war crimes,” according to France’s Justice Anne-Claire Legendre, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry. “These are grave violations of international humanitarian law,” he insists.

07:43

Teams of French investigators in Ukraine

“This raises particular concerns on our part,” he said France info Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Claire Legendre on allegations of torture in Kherson. There are teams in Ukraine to assist investigators, if they request them in this city, he continued.

07:42

Torture on an “atrocious” scale

“I have yet to see” torture “on such a scale”, declared Dmytro Lubinets, the parliament’s head of human rights, on national television “after visiting all the torture chambers in different parts of Ukraine”.

07:35

10 million Ukrainians without electricity

07:31

“This war is your problem too”

At the APEC summit, Emmanuel Macron is calling on Asia-Pacific countries to join a “growing consensus” against the war in Ukraine, insisting the war is also “their problem”. “Help us send this message to Russia: Stop the war, respect the international order, come back to the (negotiating) table “, he insists.

07:29

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