LIVE – War in Ukraine: Kherson residents urged to move out for winter

Ukraine demands apology for Viktor Orban’s scarf showing Ukrainian territories as parts of Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has drawn criticism after walking to a football match wearing a scarf showing some Ukrainian territories as parts of Hungary.

“The promotion of revisionist ideas in Hungary does not contribute to the development of Ukrainian-Hungarian relations and is not in line with the principles of European policy,” said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.

Viktor Orban’s scarf is said to represent a map of “Greater Hungary” comprising territories that today are part of Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Kremlin sees ‘no progress’ on security zone around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that no substantial progress had been made towards creating a security zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

The latter, controlled for several months by Russian forces, was hit by shellfire on Sunday.

At least 6,500 civilians have died since the start of the war in Ukraine

Since February 24, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has registered 16,784 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 6,595 dead and 10,189 injured.

It is in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that the toll is highest with 3,939 dead and 5,338 injured.

A photo shows a mass grave of civilians at a cemetery near Lyman, Donetsk region, October 11, 2022.
A photo shows a mass grave of civilians in a cemetery near Lyman, in the Donetsk region, on October 11, 2022. © SERGEY BOBOK / AFP

The UN organization estimates that the actual figures are considerably higher, as receiving information from some places is difficult and many reports are still pending.

In Lyman, residents live in a cellar to protect themselves from the cold

In Ukraine, in the town of Lyman, liberated a month ago from Russian occupation, residents live in their cellars to protect themselves from the cold. Packed together in cramped places that do not even allow them to lie down fully, they contribute to buy wood for heating.

Russia says it doesn’t want to overthrow Ukrainian government

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said his country “does not intend to carry out a ‘special operation’ to change the government in Ukraine”, reports Sky News.

A statement that contrasts with the start of the invasion in February, when Moscow seemed to want to overthrow the Ukrainian government and install a regime favorable to Russia.

Search in an Orthodox Christian monastery in kyiv, suspected of links with Moscow

Early on Tuesday, the Ukrainian security service SBU and the police raided a 1,000-year-old Orthodox Christian monastery in kyiv, as part of operations aimed at countering “alleged subversive activities of Russian special services”.

It is the headquarters of the Russian-backed branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The SBU clarified that the excavation was aimed at preventing the monastery from being used as a “center of the Russian world” and that it was intended to examine suspicions “concerning the use of the premises to house sabotage and reconnaissance groups. , foreign citizens, and to stockpile weapons”.

15,000 works of art disappeared from Kherson museums after looting by Russian soldiers

15,000 works have disappeared from the Kherson museum. Just before the withdrawal of Russian forces from the city, between October 31 and November 3, dozens of soldiers loaded trucks as residents looked on.

“They took almost 80% of the collection from the Museum of Fine Arts and a large part of the collection from another museum,” explains Olesksandr Tkachenko, Ukrainian Minister of Culture.

These flights are authorized by Russian martial law, which thus speaks of “restitution”. Since the start of the invasion, Ukrainian heritage has been particularly targeted by the Russians.

For the Ukrainian nuclear operator, the situation in Zaporizhia makes the plant “the most dangerous in the world”

This Sunday, the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia was hit by Russian bombardments. “There are more than twelve strikes,” said Petro Kotin, president of the Ukrainian state-owned nuclear energy company Energoatom, on BFMTV.

“There have been 19 episodes that have endangered the plant in the last nine months: it has become the most dangerous in the world,” he laments.

According to him, “the Russians are holding the world hostage by occupying this plant and destroying the energy infrastructure”.

Ukrainian official claims Russians are bombing Dnipropetrovsk region

According to a Ukrainian military official, Russian forces fired nearly 60 shells into Nikopol overnight, continuing their multi-day assault on the southern district of Ukraine, reports CNN.

“They shelled several villages in the community of Marhanets,” the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, wrote on Telegram on Tuesday morning.

He said no one was hurt in the shelling overnight.

Poland to deploy German anti-aircraft missiles near its border with Ukraine

Poland and Germany have announced the deployment of launchers anti-aircraft missiles Patriot more near the Polish border with Ukraine, said the Polish Minister of Defense.

Berlin offered Warsaw this defense system after a missile crashed in Poland last week, reports Reuters.

Ground-based air defense systems, such as the Patriotare designed to intercept incoming missiles.

Power cuts are expected to last until at least next March

Ukrainians will most likely live with power cuts at least until the end of March, the official of a major energy supplier in the country has said.

Half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged by Russian attacks, Volodymyr Zelensky said, leaving millions without power and water as winter sets in.

Kherson residents urged to ‘evacuate for the winter to safer parts of the country’

In kyiv, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, has warned that winter will threaten the lives of millions of Ukrainians, after the series of devastating Russian strikes on infrastructure energy of the country.

In this context, the Ukrainian government called on the inhabitants of Kherson to “evacuate for the winter to safer regions of the country”, particularly women, children and the elderly.

IAEA found no critical damage at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

After the shootings, of undetermined origin, which fell on Sunday inside the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky insisted this Monday, during a telephone call, on “the absolute necessity of maintain the safety and security” of the site.

Emmanuel Macron “said his deep concern” about the “new shots against the plant” in Ukraine, which Moscow and kyiv mutually accuse each other of having bombed.

The safety of the nuclear power plant was not called into question by the bombardments, nevertheless declared the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Ukraine says it discovered Russian ‘torture sites’ in Kherson

Ukraine’s public prosecutor’s office announced on Monday that it had found four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson before their forced retreat from the region ten days ago, kyiv accusing Moscow of war crimes.

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