Ukraine war latest: Putin claims Ukrainians are being used as 'cannon fodder'; UK sanctions Russian tank colonel

12/9/2022 12:10:00 PM

'Is it possible in the 21st century for one country to annex the territory of another one and for the whole world to look away?' asks Ukrainian MP @kiraincongress. She tells Sky News that her country will 'continue fighting'. 📺 Sky 501 and YouTube

'Is it possible in the 21st century for one country to annex the territory of another one and for the whole world to look away?' asks Ukrainian MP kiraincongress. She tells Sky News that her country will 'continue fighting'. 📺 Sky 501 and YouTube

The Kremlin has said it is up to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to end the war; US basketball star Brittney Griner has been freed in a prisoner swap with a notorious Russian arms dealer as the White House reiterates its commitment to the people of Ukraine.

Live reporting by Samuel Osborne.Putin Warns The Ukraine War Could Carry On For A Long Time By RFE/RL staff - Dec 08, 2022, 10:30 AM CST Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has not ruled out that the fighting in Ukraine could turn into a"lengthy process," while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine will not leave any of its citizens under Russian occupation."Without your help, guys, we will not be able to get through," Kira Rudik tells HuffPost UK., a state-owned Emirati conglomerate, is collaborating with IAI , another Israeli firm, to build a similar vessel.

Updates from Deborah Haynes in Ukraine and Diana Magnay in Moscow 09:02:38 UK sanctions Russian front-line colonel The UK has sanctioned a Russian colonel who has been commanding a tank division which has been on the front line since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.Colonel Ramil Rakhmatulovich Ibatullin has been sanctioned for his role as the commander of the 90th Tank Division, the Foreign Office said.Putin, who met in a televised meeting of his Human Rights Council, said the"special military operation" could go on for a long time, and called Russia's annexation of part of the territories of Ukraine a major achievement of the operation.Announcing the sanctions on 30 people around the world described as"corrupt political figures, human rights violators and perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence," the Foreign Office said the move was coordinated with international partners to mark International Anti-Corruption and Day and Global Human Rights Day.Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “It is our duty to promote free and open societies around the world.Putin vowed to “consistently fight for our interests" and to “protect ourselves using all means available” and reiterated his claim that he had no choice but to send troops into Ukraine.” “Today our sanctions go further to expose those behind the heinous violations of our most fundamental rights to account.What Ukraine seems to have demonstrated is the naval equivalent of the quadcopter.

” “We are committed to using every lever at our disposal to secure a future of freedom over fear.Russia captured the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol in May after a nearly three-month siege of the city.” 08:28:48 West's desire to maintain domanince increasing risk of potential conflict, Putin claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the West's desire to maintain its dominance on the world stage is to blame for increasing the risks of a potential conflict."The potential for conflict in the world is growing and this is a direct consequence of the attempts by Western elites to preserve their political, financial, military and ideological dominance by any means," Mr Putin said.Russia illegally seized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.He made the remarks in a video message to a summit of defence ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and a group of ex-Soviet countries."They deliberately multiply chaos and aggravate the international situation," Mr Putin said.Zelenskiy, who addressed the Robert F.And its satellite receiver bears a strong resemblance to the Starlink terminals supplied by SpaceX.

He also accused the West of"exploiting" Ukraine and using its people as"cannon fodder".07:59:36 Russia starts attacking with Iranian-made drones again, MoD says Russia is attacking with Iranian-made drones for the first time in three weeks, the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.The war has turned into a war for survival, he said.In its latest intelligence update, the MoD said"it is likely that Russia exhausted its previous stock of several hundred Shahed-131s and 136s and has now received a resupply." It said on Tuesday the Ukrainian General Staff reported shooting down 17 UAVs, including 14 Shahed-136s.“We have already managed to free 1,888 settlements from occupation.While a day later Ukrainian officials reported the use of Iranian-provided one-way-attack (OWA) uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) targeting Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro oblasts.Uncrewed surface vessels thus seem poised to follow the trajectory of airborne commercial drones, which caught governments flat-footed when they went from hobby-shop curiosity to deadly security threat seemingly overnight.

It said the last reported shooting down of an Iranian Shahed-136s in Ukraine was on 17 November.And this means that now the fate of millions of people is being decided on the battlefield in Ukraine."If verified, it is likely that Russia has recommenced attacks with newly delivered OWA UWA systems." 07:43:35 Russian forces station rocket launchers at nuclear power plant, Kyiv says Russian forces installed several rocket launchers at Ukraine's shut-down Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Ukrainian officials have claimed, raising fears Europe's largest nuclear power station could be used as a base to fire on Ukrainian territory." The subject of nuclear weapons was also discussed during Putin’s meeting with the Human Rights Council, whose members are mostly people who fully support the Kremlin's policy.Ukraine's nuclear company Energoatom said Russian troops occupying the plant have placed several Grad multiple rocket launchers near one of its six nuclear reactors.It said the offensive systems are located at new “protective structures” the Russians secretly built,"violating all conditions for nuclear and radiation safety.Russia's military strategy, he said, envisions the use of weapons of mass destruction in response to an attack.Security measures on merchant vessels are usually predicated on discouraging the crews of attacking boats with non-lethal measures like long-range acoustic devices, floodlights and water cannons, together with barbed wire to repel boarders.

” The Soviet-built rocket launchers are capable of firing ranges up to 40km (25 miles) and Energoatom said they could allow Russian forces to hit the opposite bank of the Dnipro River, where each side blames the other for almost daily shelling in the cities of Nikopol and Marhanets.The UN's nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency has stationed inspectors at the plant and has been trying to persuade both sides to agree to a demilitarised zone around it."That means if a strike is launched against us, we will strike back in response," Putin said.07:10:25 US 'planning new sanctions on Russia' The US is reportedly planning to impose new sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow for using Iranian drones in Ukraine, Reuters reports.Citing two US officials, it said the sanctions would be levied under the Global Magnitsky Act, a 2016 law authorising the US government to sanction foreign government officials who are deemed to be human rights offenders, freeze their assets and ban them from entering the US.These have raised fears that the Russian military could use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine in order to achieve results more quickly.Earlier this week White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US had seen the continued provision of Iranian drones to Russia.If confirmed as the work of a boat drone, Ukraine’s attack on Novorossiysk would be ample proof that any waterfront structure, no matter how heavily secured, could be a target.

06:38:06 Russian forces shell eastern front line as Ukraine says they have scaled back ambitions Ukrainian officials said Russian forces have shelled the entire frontline of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.S.They said it showed the Kremlin had scaled back its ambitions to secure only the bulk of Ukrainian lands it has claimed as Russian.The fiercest fighting occurred near the towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, the region's governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on TV." Putin also said it made no sense to talk about another mobilization because there is no need for it"to date.He added that artillery hit the town of Toretsk, southwest of Bakhmut, killing one civilian and damaging 12 buildings.He said"the entire front line is being shelled" and Russian troops were also trying to advance near Lyman, which was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November.By RFE/RL.) This does not mean a follow-up could not dive completely underwater, for example in order to evade detection on a final attack run, like a German U -boat.

Ukrainian forces countered with barrages from rocket launchers in Bakhmut and other parts of the Donetsk region that neighbours Luhansk province, Reuters reported.Ukraine's military command said Russian artillery attacked civilian infrastructure in the towns of Kupiansk and Zolochiv in the northeastern region of Kharkiv and Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region.Ukrainian anti-aircraft downed several of the missiles aimed at the Kharkiv region, governor Oleh Synyehubov said on Telegram.21:30:01 Ukraine War Diaries: 'I didn't have electricity for 33 hours' After weeks of missile attacks on their power network, Kyiv residents have been forced to become ever more resourceful with their electricity and water supplies as winter hits.Resident Ilyas Verdiev told the Ukraine War Diaries podcast that he didn't have electricity for over 33 hours.How, then, do you stop a USV ? The immediate response has been to rejig existing weapons.

"I can put my things outside and they get frozen at any time...This is the 21st century here in a European capital.This is the winter we have to come through," he said.Moving beyond such lash-ups, both America and Britain have toyed with lasers which they claim could do the job.

For more on Ilyas's story, tune into our latest episode of the Ukraine War Diaries - a weekly podcast following those living on Europe's new frontline, and those who have escaped it.21:12:49 'Who started it?' Putin vows to continue fight in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin has tonight promised to continue his bombardment of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, which has left millions without vital supplies.Mr Putin said:"Yes, we do that.But who started it?" He added that Western criticism of Russian attacks"would not interfere with our combat missions" while at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin.Ukraine has faced a relentless bombardment of its energy facilities since October, with at least eight large-scale strikes knocking out power and water supplies for millions.This might work for USV s, too—though countermeasures, in the form of encrypted links and increased autonomy, are becoming increasingly effective, says Mr Crino.

Mr Putin said:"There's a lot of noise about our strikes on the energy infrastructure of a neighbouring country.Yes, we do that.But who started it?" The Russian leader has previously blamed a strike on the Kerch Strait Bridge for the relentless waves of missiles.21:00:01 Analysis: Russia may be having success near Bakhmut - as 'ferocious' fighting continues in eastern city Our security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke has provided Sky News with an update on the fighting around the eastern city of Bakhmut.He said the battle is now"starting to show some movement".) As is often the case when a new threat emerges from the technological shadows, armed forces will also look for answers in unusual places.

"The Russians have tried to take Bakhmut both from the the east and from the north, but now they've gone around to the south and they may be having some success," Professor Clarke said."I say the Russians, I'm talking about the Wagner Group, the mercenary group, who are determined to take Bakhmut although it doesn't have a great deal of strategic value."But they've got this ground to the south, they're probably only about four or five kilometres away.But it's all very open ground, and they're going to have to attack over very open country."The Ukrainians are hitting them night and day with artillery, so much so that the Pentagon is even worried that the Ukrainians are using up too much artillery in defending Bakhmut.” Early detection will thus be crucial—though Mr Crino notes this could be hard in congested areas, such as ports or busy shipping lanes.

"The fighting around there is absolutely ferocious." 20:40:01 Bombardment continues in Bakhmut The city of Bakhmut is on the front lines of the war with Russia, facing significant bombardment as they attempt to move closer to the settlement.Moscow is attempting to seize the entirety of the Donbas, but parts of the Donetsk region - including Bakhmut - remain firmly in Ukrainian hands.The photographs below are the latest to emerge from the city, showing the aftermath of recent Russian attacks.Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this.This is not a distant prospect.

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He never cried for Palestinians, Syrians, afghans, Libyans… then he has a big problem. The Pope Smokes Dope. He’s a good actor, nothing more. Bless him He should lick some more feet. Somebody said, Pope is an actor. kiraincongress The Zelensky regime backed by the US government is committing terrible crimes. And you are conducting a propaganda campaign to cover up these atrocities ⬇️⬇️⬇️

kiraincongress Britain pretends to be righteous, but history shows that Britain is involved in most wars. kiraincongress The double standards of the Western world is what is making all these possible. If the NATO allies stop financing Israel's apartheid in Palestine no other country would be emboldened to annex the Territory of another.

Putin Warns The Ukraine War Could Carry On For A Long Time | OilPrice.comRussian President Vladimir Putin says he has not ruled out that the fighting in Ukraine could turn into a 'lengthy process,' while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine will not leave any of its citizens under Russian occupation. Putin's reign will end before the war ends. يرجى من القادة العرب المحترمين إلقاء نظرة على أسعار النفط الخام ، ونحن مستثمرون على خطوط السكك الحديدية ، يرجى عدم التوجه إلى أماريكا.

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