Ukraine, live coverage – Bombs on Kiev, 4 nuclear power plants without electricity. US to the UN: “Putin decided to ‘freeze’ the country”



10:49 pm

Usa: “Putin decided to freeze Ukraine”

“Vladimir Putin is determined to reduce Ukraine’s energy infrastructure to rubble. He has decided that if he can’t take Ukraine by force, he will freeze the country”. This was stated by the American ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaking at the Security Council. And reiterating that the US will allocate another 400 million dollars in military aid to Kiev to “resist the Russian attack”.



10:49 pm

Zelensky: “Millions of people in frost is a crime against humanity”

“With temperatures below zero, millions of people are without heating, electricity or water. This is a clear crime against humanity.” This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaking on video at the meeting of the UN Security Council. “We have to lead the world off this dead end. We need your decisions ”, he said to the Fifteen, emphasizing that“ whoever instigates this war blocks any attempt by the Council to carry out his mandate ”.



10.40pm

Usa: “Russian raids increase the risk of a nuclear accident”

The White House blames Moscow for its recent “horrific attacks” on Kiev’s electricity infrastructure which as winter approaches “increase the suffering and deaths of Ukrainians” and “also show that Russia wants to increase the risk of an accident linked to nuclear safety which could not only harm Ukraine but have consequences for the entire region



10:39 pm

Zelensky: “Moscow responds to our proposals with terror”

“In response to our peaceful proposals, Russia responds with acts of terror. Today is just one day, but we received 70 missiles, this is Russian terror.” This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaking on video at the urgent meeting of the UN Security Council. “We need modern air defense systems and we thank those who helped us,” he added.



21:19

Kremlin: “The operation in Ukraine will be a success”

“The special military operation in Ukraine will end in success, there is no doubt.” This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov after the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Armenia. The Tax reports it.



21:18

Kremlin: “Conversation with Macron is not scheduled”

At the moment “a conversation with French President Macron is not yet in Putin’s programme”. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Ria Novosti reports it.



6:41pm

The flow of Russian oil from Ukraine to Europe has resumed

The transit of Russian crude oil through the Druzhba pipeline over Ukrainian territory to Europe has resumed regularly. This was announced by the spokesman of the Russian company Transneft, Igor Dyomin, quoted by the Tass agency. In the afternoon, Transneft itself announced that Ukraine had suspended the transit of Russian oil to Hungary, while the flow to the Czech Republic and Slovakia continued. Pumping of oil through the Druzhba to Europe had already been suspended on November 15 and 16 by Ukraine, which explained it by the sharp voltage drops on the electricity grid.



6.40pm

Borrell: “We condemn the inhumane attacks of Russians against civilians”

“We strongly condemn Russia’s new criminal attacks against civilians and critical infrastructure in Ukraine: massive blackouts, including in Moldova. Depriving millions of people of electricity, water and heat during the winter is cruel and inhumane. The EU’s support to Ukraine and Moldova continues unabated”. The high representative of EU foreign policy Josep Borrell writes on Twitter.

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