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9:56 p.m : On Telegram, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky put it out there “I’m grateful” to Italian Council President Giorgia Meloni, “for her overall solidarity and support for Ukraine”, after the telephone exchange between the two leaders. The head of state of Ukraine mentioned an additional Italian aid of 10 million euros, and said that Italy was studying the possibility of providing Ukraine with air defense systems.
9:05 p.m : 20 hours and a few minutes, here are the top stories:
The man suspected of fatally assaulting a teenager in Montpellier mid-December, during celebrations on the sidelines of the World Cup semi-final between France and Morocco, was charged and taken into custody following his arrest this morning.
Moscow will ban from February 1 shipments of Russian oil and oil products to countries that have limited the price of this raw material at 60 dollars per barrel. Follow our live.
The number of job seekers has continued to decline this year, with a 2.1% decrease between October and November (for category A).
The devastating winter storm Elliott, which battered the United States for several days, has resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people in that country. This “blizzard of the century” is far from over, warn authorities.
18:04 : The clock strikes 6pm, it’s time to catch the news:
The man suspected of fatally killing a teenager in Montpellier mid-December, during celebrations after the World Cup semi-final between France and Morocco, was charged and taken into custody following his arrest this morning.
Moscow will ban from February 1, 2023 shipments of Russian oil and petroleum products to countries that have limited prices for these raw materials.
The number of job seekers continued to decline in 2022, with a decrease of 2.1% between October and November (for category A).
A violent winter storm that has battered the United States for days has killed at least 49 people in the country, including 27 in an area of New York State. This “blizzard of the century” is far from over, warn authorities.
17:48 : Russian news agency Tass stipulates that this ban, signed by Vladimir Putin, will be in effect until July 1, 2023. In early December, we explained to you why curbing the price of Russian oil is controversial, including among Europeans.
17:26 : Moscow will ban from February 1, 2023 shipments of Russian oil and petroleum products to countries that have limited prices for these raw materials.
17:06 : Promise kept: transformer ?? has been handed over to Ukrainian authorities. France and its partners continue to implement the commitments made at the international solidarity conference for #Ukraine ?? on 13 December.@CdCMAE https://t.co/L3UY6PMhTs
5:45 p.m : They are eagerly awaited. The first electric transformers have been delivered by France to Ukraine, the Quai d’Orsay said on Twitter this afternoon. In mid-December, a 125 million euro envelope was released specifically to support Ukraine during the winter.
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17:44 : Russia has allocated 34 billion rubles (more than 450 million euros) for the construction of fortifications on its border with Ukraine, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said today. The announcement comes after several attacks by Ukrainian troops on Russian territory, including Sunday’s attack on an airbase.
4:36 p.m : More than 1,296 hours: this is the cumulative duration, since the start of the Russian invasion, of the anti-aircraft warnings in the Kharkiv area, one of the most exposed areas of the country. Within ten months, residents of the region have heard the sound of sirens for the equivalent of 54 full days, according to a tally by the specialized website alerts.in.ua (in Ukrainian).
15:54 : The stress of bombing is a part of everyday life for residents of Nikopol, a city in Ukraine located near the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant. In locations, you still have to work with the sound of explosions and deal with the many power outages caused by combat.
15:54 : Explosions heard today in the vicinity of the southern city of Odessa, several regional media reports on Telegram (in Ukrainian). Caution, however: it could be missile interception by anti-aircraft defense systems, the same source explained.
14:14 : An air raid warning has been issued for the entire region of #Ukraine. https://t.co/XJlzNxdTHg
14:31 : The whole of Ukraine has just been placed on a bombing alert, report Ukrainian media and the special website alerts.in.ua. Sirens were also heard in Kyiv, the nation’s capital under heavy surveillance.
11:08 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of prolonging the war in Ukraine by providing aid to the invaded country. “The ball is in court” kyiv and Washington to determine the duration of the conflict, he added in an interview with the Tass agency. It’s also a call to work with “nationally oriented politician” in Europe, profitable for Russia.
08:21 : In Donbass, a stone’s throw from the front, a handful of Ukrainians stayed home and fought, in their own way, with the army. Agathe Mahuet, special correspondent on the spot, met a grandmother. “I don’t care, he assured, my life is finished. It’s for my children I’m worried about, and they all stay in Bakhmut!”
(YASHAR FAZYLOV / FRANCE RADIO)