Last war in Ukraine: Russian strikes risked nuclear ‘catastrophe’, Putin said

Zelensky slams new attacks as ‘another Russian terrorist attack’

Russia created a “real danger of nuclear and radioactive catastrophe” by launching attacks that disconnected all of Ukraine’s nuclear reactors from the power grid for the first time in 40 years, Kyiv’s nuclear energy chief said.

Petro Kotin, head of the nuclear power company Energoatom, said in a statement Thursday that the massive nuclear power plant in the Zaporizhzhia region had been reconnected to the national power grid after Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and backup diesel generators at the site had been turned off. turned off.

It’s because repeated rocket fire against power infrastructure across Ukraine in recent weeks has forced millions of people to be without light, water or heating for hours or days, just as outside temperatures dip below freezing.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “there have been no strikes on ‘social’ targets and there are none – special attention is being paid to this”. “As for targets directly or indirectly related to military potential, those are subject to attack accordingly,” he said.

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We’re pausing our live updates on the Russian war in Ukraine for now. Join us again tomorrow for the latest news.

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Watch: Smoke fills street in aftermath of Russian missile attack on residential area of ​​Kiev

Smoke fills the street after a Russian missile strike on a residential area in Kiev

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 11:00 PM

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Russia passes law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ advertising among adults

Russia’s parliament today passed a law banning the promotion of “LGBT+ propaganda” to people of all ages.

The third and final reading of the law expands an existing ban that previously only applied to children.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein reports:

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 10:30 PM

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“This is a war about strength, about resilience,” says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky characterized the war with Russia as one of “strength and resilience”.

It’s because repeated rocket fire against power infrastructure across Ukraine in recent weeks has forced millions of people to be without light, water or heating for hours or days, just as outside temperatures dip below freezing.

Mr. Zelensky told the FTIt was the kind of incident that hasn’t happened for I don’t know how many years, maybe 80, 90 years: a country on the European continent where there was no light at all.

“The state has fought back fantastically. Power workers, the state emergency department, deminers, everyone worked to repair and restore power and provide at least some water.

“This is a war about strength, about resilience, it’s about who is stronger.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 10:00 PM

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Zelensky insists that Ukraine must recapture “all lands” from Russian occupation

President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Russia’s strategy to destroy Ukraine’s critical infrastructure will not weaken his country’s determination to reclaim territory captured by Vladimir Putin’s forces.

In an interview with the Financial timessaid Mr. Zelensky, “We must return all lands. . . because I believe the battlefield is the way to go when there is no diplomacy.

“If you can’t get your country back all the way, the war is just frozen. It’s only a matter of time before it happens again.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 9:30 PM

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Why did Russia invade Ukraine?

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Do you feel flushed? Naked golden toilet sculpture of Vladimir Putin auctioned to raise money for Ukraine

A naked effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin atop an ornate gold toilet has been auctioned off by a group of Czech activists who plan to use the proceeds from the sale to buy a combat drone and send it to Ukraine’s armed forces.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 8:30 PM

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Ukraine: Putin’s Russia declared a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ by the European Parliament

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Berlin rejects Warsaw’s demand to hand over air defense to Ukraine

Berlin has made it clear that the Patriot air defense units it has offered to Poland are intended for use on NATO territory, refuting Warsaw’s demands to send the system to Ukraine.

“These patriots are part of NATO’s integrated air defense, which means they are intended to be deployed on NATO territory,” German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said in Berlin.

“Any use outside the NATO area requires prior discussions with NATO and the Allies,” she added.

Berlin offered Warsaw the Patriot missile defense system to help secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed and killed two people in Poland last week.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 7:30 PM

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Friend or foe: Hungary delays ratification of Sweden and Finland’s bid for NATO membership

Hungary has delayed ratification of Finland and Sweden’s bid for NATO membership, but Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be approved early next year.

Orban told a briefing after a meeting of the Visegrad group in Slovakia that his government had already decided that Hungary would support Finland and Sweden joining NATO and that parliament would put the issue on the agenda at its first session next year .

“Hungary will certainly support their entry, after the government has done so, so will the parliament,” Orban said. Parliament normally meets again around mid-February.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 24, 2022 7:00 PM

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