Finland in NATO, a “natural step”
Finland and Sweden were awarded in May A joint candidate for the Atlantic Alliance, abandoning decades of military non-alignment. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “an application for NATO membership is a natural step for us (…) to take”, declared Bekka Haavisto, head of Finnish diplomacy, this Saturday.
No other trains are scheduled at this time
This first Kiev-Kherson trip since the beginning of the war was above all symbolic. “Currently, there is only one train. We will see later whether it becomes a regular route of the Ukrainian Railways network,” underlined Natalia Durtzak, one of its spokespeople.
Scenes of reunion in Gerson
As shown in this video captured by a reporter from Radio France, a young girl sees her parents with great emotion in a town captured by the Ukrainian army a week ago. It was the first Kyiv-Kherson train since the start of the war.
Qatar Emir Praises Russia’s “Cooperation” For World
The Russian president praised Qatar for organizing of the World Cup A press release from the Amir’s office said the Gulf country would be inaugurated on Sunday. The Emir thanked Vladimir Putin for his message and “appreciated Russia’s cooperation in organizing this global event”.
Host of the 2018 World Cup, Russia was excluded from the 2022 FIFA World Cup after it invaded Ukraine last February.
Iran was accused of “shedding blood”.
British Foreign Secretary James astutely accused Iran of “bleeding” from the Middle East to Ukraine. “Iranian weapons threaten the entire region. “Today, Iran’s nuclear program is more advanced than ever, and the regime is selling armed drones to Russia that are killing civilians in Ukraine,” he told the annual security conference in Bahrain.
Premier train Kyiv-Kherson
A railway line between the capital Kiev and Kherson has reopened a week after the Ukrainian army seized the city near Crimea.
Washington says only Zelensky can decide to negotiate
Barring (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s decision to withdraw his forces from Ukraine, we all agree that a negotiated diplomatic solution would be the best solution, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters yesterday. “We also said that it is up to President Zelensky to say when he will be ready for negotiations and what form those negotiations will take; and no one in the United States is asking, pushing or pushing it to the negotiating table,” he added.
Russia’s record lending
On November 16, the British Ministry of Defense reported that “Russia has defaulted on its biggest debt in one day”. It is “an important means of supporting defense spending, which has increased significantly since the invasion of Ukraine”.
“Dangerous” overflight by Russian fighters of NATO ships in the Baltic Sea
The Atlantic Alliance said yesterday that two Russian warplanes came “dangerously and unprofessionally close” earlier this week to Nato ships traveling on routine operations in the Baltic Sea. NATO’s naval command said that when the two Russian planes “approached the ships at an altitude of 300 feet (91 meters) and a distance of 80 yards (73 meters), their pilots did not respond to communications” on Tuesday morning.
No “short armistice” with Russia
“Russia is now looking for a short truce, a respite to regain strength. This can be considered the end of the war, but such a respite will only worsen the situation,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in remarks broadcast at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Canada. According to him, “a real, real, lasting And honest peace can only come from the complete destruction of Russian aggression”.
More than a hundred Ukrainians are missing in Kherson
The Conflict Observatory, a Yale University Department of Public Health research group supported by the US State Department, has documented 226 illegal detentions and enforced disappearances in Kherson. Half of those incarcerated “do not appear to have been released,” According to the report. Their fate remains unclear since the withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson on November 11.
Runs palace works in Crimea annexed by Russia
The region’s pro-Russian governor fears a Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kherson region since September could reach the peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. More information in our article.
“A majority of members have strongly condemned the war in Ukraine, stressing that it is causing enormous human suffering and exacerbating existing weaknesses in the global economy,” said the 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, including Russia and China. Same terms as the G20 Final Declaration a few days ago.
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