December 8, 2022

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The last war between Russia and Ukraine: What we know on day 223 of the invasion | Russia

  • The upper house of the Russian parliament has voted to approve the incorporation of four occupied Ukrainian regions into Russia, as Moscow seeks to formally annex territories it has captured from Kyiv since its recent invasion of Russia. Ukraine in February. The Federation Council, in a session on Tuesday, unanimously approved legislation to include DonetskAnd the LuhanskAnd the Kherson And the Zaporizhia The regions of Ukraine, after a similar vote in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia, yesterday. There are no representatives in the House of Representatives They voted against the bill either.

  • President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree officially declaring that any Ukrainian talks with Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin are “impossible”. The decree formalized the comments made by Zelensky on Friday after the Russian president declared the four occupied regions of Russia Ukraine became part of Russia.

  • However, Russia no longer fully controls any of the four provinces it claims, After it was reported that Ukrainian forces advanced tens of kilometers into Kherson Province. The Russian army has It admitted that Kyiv forces penetrated the Kherson region. She said the Ukrainian army and its “superior tank units” managed to “penetrate the depths of our defense” around the villages of Zoltaya Balka and Alexandrovka.

  • On Monday, Putin’s spokesman said the Kremlin will consult with residents of the areas it “annexed” to determine where the border is, indicating that Russia does not know where its new, self-proclaimed international border is. Putin vowed to protect newly claimed territory by Russia using “every means at its disposal,” referring to the possibility of a nuclear strike. The There is no clear red line mayo Undermining its attempts to use nuclear deterrence To stop Ukraine’s successful counterattack and Western support for how.

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  • Ukraine has “completely cleansed” Russian forces from the main eastern city of LymanZelensky confirmed Monday, a day after Moscow admitted it was withdrawing its troops after they had been encircled.

  • Russia’s withdrawal from the Lehman drew heavy criticism of the handling of the war on Russian state television. Vladimir Solovyov, who hosts a major talk show on Russia 1 TV channel and is one of the Kremlin’s biggest fans, is on the air on Sunday. “We need to put it together, make decisions that are unpopular, but necessary, and act.”

  • Restoration of Lyman by Ukrainian forces It is Russia’s biggest loss on the battlefield since Ukraine’s lightning counterattack in the northeastern Kharkiv region in September.

  • Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russian forces had occupied what he called a “pre-prepared defensive line”. for him comments It is an admission that the counterattack in southern Ukraine is gaining pace significantly, two months after it began.

  • set themselves up Donetsk People’s Republic The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR) claimed that during the past 24 hours two people were injured in the territory it occupies, and 13 homes and 12 civilian infrastructures were damaged by fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

  • A Russian court fined the streaming service Twitch 4 million rubles (£60,000/$68,000) for not removing an interview with a Ukrainian political figure. The court said the interview violated Russian laws on dissemination of false information.

  • North Korea It became the only member state of the United Nations except Russia that recognized the “results” of Moscow-backed “referendums” in the occupied areas of Ukraine.

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  • Diplomatic relations between Russia And the Japan continue to deteriorate. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi The Russian consul in Sapporo was ordered to leave Japan by October 10.

  • Ukraine needs Renew labor laws and redouble efforts to privatize thousands of companies To reform its economy, said its chief economic adviser. Alexander Rodniansky, an adviser to the president, said the war-torn country needs to accelerate efforts to reform industries as it looks to rebuild after the Russian invasion.

  • Pay Elon Musk file Online class with Zelenskiy After asking Twitter users to think of his ideas for ending the Russian war. In a tweet, Musk suggested holding elections under the supervision of the United Nations in four occupied territories falsely annexed by Moscow after what it described as referendums. Zelensky responded with his own poll. He wrote, “Which elonmusk do you prefer the most?” , giving two answers: one supports Ukraine or supports Russia.

  • The United States will deliver four advanced missile systems to Ukraine. High Mobility Missile Systems, known as HIMARS, will be part of a new $625 million aid package to be announced Tuesday, according to US officials.

  • The head of the Russian-occupied Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been released, according to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi. Ihor Murashov He was arrested by a Russian patrol on Friday While traveling from the Zaporizhzhia factory to the town of Enerhodar, according to the state-owned company in charge of the factory.

  • Russia put Marina Ovsianikova, the former editor of state television who boycotted a news broadcast in protest of the Ukraine war, On the wanted list After she reportedly escaped house arrest. Ovsyanikova, born in Ukraine, is 44 years old It gained international attention in March After she stormed the studio of Channel One, her then employer, to denounce the Ukraine war during a live newscast.

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