DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Russia asks for “security guarantees” to “normalize the situation”


West failed to mediate Ukraine crisis, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to mediate in the conflict, said the West “has only intensified the provocative elements” and has not attempted mediation to settle the war in Ukraine.


Russian weapons deployed in Belarus

These are the Iskander tactical missile systems (capable of carrying nuclear warheads) but also the S-400 air defense systems, according to a senior Belarusian Defense Ministry official, Leonid Kasinsky.

So far, Russian forces have used Belarus as a launching pad for attacks from Ukraine. The Iskander missile has a range of up to 500 km.


Russia may resume gas deliveries to Europe via the Yamal-Europe pipeline

Russia is reportedly ready to resume gas supplies to Europe via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline which was previously shut down for “political reasons”, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak has said.


More emergency power cuts in Kyiv

The operator announced emergency power cuts again today in the capital.


Russia’s presence in the UN Security Council in question

The issue of Russia’s exclusion from the UN Security Council will be discussed today at the UN, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.


Explosions heard in the city of Kherson


A bridge destroyed by the Russians in the Kharkiv region rebuilt

The bridge in the village of Martove in the Kharkiv region has been fully restored after being destroyed by Russian forces, according to regional governor Oleh Syniehubov. This bridge had been destroyed in September during Ukraine’s counter-offensive which retook large parts of the region.


Ukraine introduces New Year’s Eve curfew

The police have just informed the population that a curfew will be put in place in the country for New Year’s Eve.


Russia asks for “security guarantees” to “normalize the situation”

Russian Security Council Vice-President Dmitry Medvedev said that to “normalize the situation” (with the opening of negotiations) Russia needed “security guarantees”, according to Russian media Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


Explosions in the Russian village of Engels

Explosions were reported at Engles in Russian territory. It looks like the airport was targeted by a drone attack. The governor of the Saratov region confirmed the explosions. According to a first report, three people died, four others were injured.


Lecornu in Ukraine the day after tomorrow

French Minister for the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu will travel to Ukraine on Wednesday to show France’s continued support. This is the French minister’s first trip to Ukraine since the launch of the Russian offensive on February 24.


Welcome to this live

Hi there. Welcome to this direct dedicated to the news of the war in Ukraine, almost ten months after the start of the conflict.

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