several European leaders in kyiv for Holodomor commemorations

Cover image: Passers-by in the Padolsky district of kyiv, November 25, 2022. BULENT KILIC / AFP

  • The European Union (EU) will “intensify its efforts, including with partners, to help restore electricity and heating for the population” in UkraineEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday after a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Transformers and generators from EU member countries will be delivered ” as soon as possible “. Finland has announced equipment donations from companies in the energy sector.
  • More than 6 million homes in Ukraine were affected by power cuts on Friday, two days after numerous Russian bombardments, announced Mr. Zelensky.
  • Fifteen civilians were killed and thirty-five injured in a Russian bombardment of Kherson on Friday, in southern Ukraine, said an official from the city, from which Moscow troops recently withdrew.
  • Voluntary evacuations offered to residents of Kherson took place on Friday, said the Ukrainian government. The first train, carrying 100 people, was destined for the western town of Khmelnytsky, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, confirmed late Friday that the country’s four nuclear power plants – Rivne, Pivdennukrainsk, Khmelnytsky and Zaporizhia – have been reconnected to the national electricity grid having completely lost off-site power earlier in the week.
  • France and Germany “will support Ukraine until the end of this conflict”said the French Prime Minister, Elisabeth BorneFriday in Berlin alongside the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz.
  • Ukraine has decided to boycott the work of the assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe because it has not changed its rules to exclude Russian representation, according to a Facebook post by Ukrainian MP Yevheniya Kravchuk.
  • Russia will ” achieve its goals “ in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin assured Friday, during a meeting organized by the Kremlin with mothers of soldiers and mobilized men. The Russian President said “share the pain” of those who have lost their sons, asking them not to believe the ” lies “ about the military operation.

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