air defence, air defense, Defence, defense, drone warfare, Energoatom, energy, food exports, Food Security, general news, Holtec, militarism, missile attacks, news, Poland, Putin, Putin’s dirty war, Russia, Russian attacks on Ukraine, Russian invasion Ukraine, Russian invasion updates, Russian Missile Strikes, Russian terror, Russian terrorism, Ukraine, Ukraine news, Ukraine News Updates
News titles follow introductory commentary on Holtec.
Ukraine should not be fooled by Holtec. Ukraine is in a good position to #StopHoltec. Ukraine has metals mines and must have the specifications for nuclear waste cans from the Soviet era. Ukraine should make their own nuclear waste cans and equipment. During the war, Poland can make them for Ukraine in a Joint Venture. They don’t need Russian or Holtec nuclear waste cans. And, they will know what they are made of and the specifications.
You will see Holtec called an “American” company, even in India! Yet, we don’t even know for certain who owns it, but it is supposed to be Kris Singh, an Asian-Indian who moved to the United States as an adult. Since India works so closely with Russia, Russia could be the true owner of Holtec. Holtec was disbarred for bribing TVA officials: “Holtec International, which cans most of the high level nuclear waste in the USA, apparently conned the TVA employee who they bribed for contracts. They paid for him to go to Trump’s Taj Mahal, and paid him part of the bribe, but they reportedly failed to follow through on their promises – not once, but twice.”https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/holtec-international-tricked-the-tva-nuclear-employee-who-they-bribed-according-to-oig-report/
As US attorneys noted: “Holtec should not be able to use a highly regulated and publicly funded industry to make profits, but to refuse to provide information about the cask business when the information it possesses about cask costs are an integral part of the damages claimed by the plaintiff in this case. When faced with damages of the magnitude of those being claimed by ComEd, it is imperative that we determine the reasonableness of these claims against the Federal Treasury.” “COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. No. 98-621C Judge Hewitt UNITED STATES, Defendant, Case 1:98-cv-00621-ECH , Document 288 , Filed 03/12/2004“, Page 6 of 9 https://www.plainsite.org/dockets/7qrrxb8n/united-states-court-of-federal-claims/commonwealth-edison-v-usa/ Even after being subpoenaed by the US government, Holtec belligerently refused to help the US government understand the costs of spent nuclear fuel dry cask storage, costing the US taxpayer unknown amounts. As Holtec has moved into nuclear power station decommissioning, Holtec has belligerently refused to work with state and local governments and citizens, as well. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/holtec-refused-to-provide-info-re-its-spent-fuel-casks-to-the-us-govt-despite-subpoena-what-is-holtec-hiding/
“We have trust in our attorney general in her word that Holtec will be held accountable, but we want people to understand that Holtec is planning an illegal activity with impunity,” Turco said of water discharge plans. “Dumping into Cape Cod Bay is illegal. Dumping any radionuclides into a protected ocean sanctuary is illegal” Holtec dumping of radioactive water at NJ plant spurs questions about Pilgrim’s future” by SARAH CARLON | Cape Cod Timeshttps://eu.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2022/09/23/discharge-new-jersey-nuclear-plant-raises-questions-pilgrim/10376312002/
From Ukrinform: “Energoatom, Holtec International discuss joint projects, deepening of cooperation Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine President Petro Kotin and Holtec International Vice President for Ukraine Operations Riaz Awan have met and discussed further cooperation between the two companies”
News titles, summaries, links for 2nd to 6th Dec. 2022 from:https://www.ukrinform.net/block-lastnews
December 6 2022
President Zelensky: When Day of Armed Forces is holiday of gratitude, such state cannot be defeated
When Day of the Armed Forces in a state is a holiday of gratitude, such a state cannot be defeated and cannot be broken.
Enemy attacks Dnipropetrovsk region with suicide drones
In the evening of December 6, 2022, Russian troops attempted to attack the Dnipropetrovsk region with suicide drones.
Norway to contribute EUR 14.5M to EUMAM Ukraine
The European Union and Norway have signed an agreement for Norway’s voluntary financial contribution of EUR 14.5 million to the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine).
VR Chairman, Speaker of Lithuania’s Seimas, Marshal of Poland’s Senate discuss Russian armed aggression
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk has participated in a session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Senate of the Republic of Poland.
Briefing: When to celebrate Christmas and other religious holidays. Civic position of believers
On December 7 at 2:00 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “When to celebrate Christmas and other religious holidays. Civic position of believers.”
Baltic states call for documenting all Russian war crimes in Ukraine
In order to bring perpetrators to justice for the crimes committed in Ukraine, it is necessary to thoroughly collect the evidence of all Russian war crimes.
Briefing: The current situation with electricity in Ukraine
On December 7, at 1:30 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “The current situation with electricity in Ukraine.”
Russians strike Sumy region with Grad MLRS, man injured
Russian troops have struck the Sumy region’s Esman community with the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).
EU includes targeted actions to support Ukraine in Horizon Europe programme
The European Commission has adopted today the main Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24, with around EUR 13.5 billion to support researchers and innovators in Europe to pursue breakthrough solutions for environmental, energy, digital and geopolitical challenges. This funding will also address targeted actions to support Ukraine.
Deputinization, denuclearization of Russia is needed after its imminent defeat – Kyslytsya
The deputinization and denuclearization of Russia is needed after its imminent military defeat, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, has said.
Invaders launch missile attack on Kryvyi Rih
Russian troops this evening launched a missile attack on Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region.
Enemy attempting to advance in three directions – Ukraine’s General Staff
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting an offensive in the Lyman, Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, while trying to keep the temporarily captured territories in other directions.
EUR 18B in aid for Ukraine: EU Council approves only one of three documents
The Council of the European Union has failed to adopt a complete package of three documents needed to provide Ukraine with EUR 18 billion in macro-financial assistance in 2023.
Russians fire four missiles at Kramatorsk, damage dozens of houses, school
Russian invaders have fired four missiles at Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region.
Kuleba reproaches India for buying Russian oil
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on India to expand its support to Ukraine and recalled that the Russians are using profits from the sale of oil to finance their war against Ukraine.
Zelensky presents awards to combat medics, wounded soldiers in Kharkiv region
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as part of a working trip to the Kharkiv region visited a medical facility where wounded Ukrainian defenders are being treated and presented state awards to combat medics.
Ukrainian Armed Forces hold exercises near border with Belarus
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have held exercises near the border with Belarus.
Ukraine’s international reserves grow to nearly $28B – NBU
Ukraine’s international reserves increased by 10.7% in November 2022 and amounted to $27.95 billion as of December 1.
FM Kuleba: Ukraine offers partners assistance in increasing weapons production pace
Ukraine suggests that international partners should involve Ukrainian defense enterprises in solving the urgent problems of arms manufacturers in terms of increasing production rates.
Prime Minister of Moldova visits Bucha and Irpin: It hurts to see crosses on streets
Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița visited Bucha and Irpin, condemned Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, and stressed that Moldova remains Ukraine’s partner and friend.
Enemy strikes water utility, residential buildings in Kherson, killing civilian
The enemy struck the residential buildings and premises of a water utility in Kherson, killing a 43-year-old employee.
PMs of Ukraine, Moldova agree on air defense cooperation
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița agreed on the cooperation of the countries in air defense and border control improvement.
Kuleba calls on Berlin to lift ban on Patriot, Leopard 2 supplies to Ukraine
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba calls on Germany to demonstrate leadership and provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks, Patriot air defense systems, and Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
Sixty released Ukrainian defenders welcomed home
The Security Service of Ukraine published an exclusive video from another prisoner swap that took place on December 6.
Kuleba: Ukraine warns Iran about consequences of arms supplies to Russia, ready to act
Ukraine is closely following Iran’s every step in the matter of military-technical cooperation with Russia. If it continues, Ukraine will act accordingly “soon.”
PM Shmyhal: Ukraine expects to counter $38B budget deficit with support from partners
Ukraine expects that the budget deficit will be countered next year thanks to the support provided by international partners.
Russia plans its massive strikes in advance, all targets are known to Ukrainian leadership – Air Force spox It is quite difficult to predict when Russia will launch the next massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine as it is planned and prepared in advance. At the same time, Ukraine’s top military leadership is aware of Russian targets.
Ukraine returns another 60 defenders from Russian captivity
As part of another exchange of prisoners of war on Tuesday, Ukraine returned 60 warriors from Russian captivity, including 34 defenders of Mariupol.
Zelensky presents state awards to Ukrainian defenders in east
During his trip to the east of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has presented state awards to Ukrainian defenders.
Ukraine returns bodies of 49 fallen defenders
Ukraine has returned the bodies of another 49 fallen defenders.
Briefing: The International Tribunal. Prohibition of activities of churches affiliated with Moscow in Ukraine
On December 6, at 14:00, a briefing will be held on the topic: “The International Tribunal. Prohibition of activities of churches affiliated with Moscow in Ukraine”.
Kuleba: Ukraine’s Armed Forces changed pace of world history
The Ukrainian army is a force for good that defends not only Ukraine, but also entire Europe and the fundamental principles of the UN Charter.
Zelensky arrives in Donetsk region’s city of Sloviansk
On the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has visited the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the east of the country.
Briefing: Operational and security situation in Odesa region, consequences of missile strikes
On December 6, at 1:00 p.m., a briefing will be held on the topic: “Operational and security situation in Odesa region, consequences of missile strikes.”
Ukraine exports $21B worth of agricultural products in Jan-Nov 2022 – Economy Ministry
In January to November 2022, Ukraine exported 50.9 million tonnes of agricultural and food products for a total sum of $21.1 billion.
Russians killed three civilians, injured 16 more in Ukraine in past day
The Russian troops killed three civilians and injured 16 more in Ukraine on December 5.
Russia attacking Ukraine with missiles manufactured this autumn – investigators
Conflict Armament Research, a weapons research group, has established that some of the cruise missiles that Russia launched at Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure in late November were manufactured months after the West imposed sanctions intended to deprive Moscow of the components needed to make those munitions.
Russian troops attack Kherson region, targeting apartment buildings, infrastructure
Russian troops have conducted a massive attack on the Kherson region, targeting apartment blocks and infrastructure.
Russians shell Donetsk region, damage power lines
Russian shelling has damaged power lines in the Marinka community in the Donetsk region.
Maasikas: EU proud to support Ukrainian Armed Forces with weapons and training
The European Union is proud to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces with weapons and training to bring Ukraine’s victory over the Russian aggressor closer.
Latvia cancels license of exiled Russian TV channel Dozhd
The Latvian National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) has decided to revoke the broadcasting license of the independent Russian exiled TV channel Dozhd (Rain).
Russia will probably consider explosions at airfields as significant failures of force protection – UK intel Moscow will probably consider recent explosions at the airfields near Ryazan and Engels as one of the most strategically significant failures of force protection since the start of its invasion of Ukraine.
Russian military death toll in Ukraine up to 92,200
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already killed about 92,200 Russian soldiers in Ukraine from February 24 to December 6, including 510 over the past day alone.
Zelensky congratulates Ukrainian military on Armed Forces Day
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated the military on the Ukrainian Armed Forces Day.
I believe in our victory: Zaluzhnyi congratulates military on Armed Forces Day
On Armed Forces Day, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, has said he believes in the Ukrainian army and in the victory of the country.
Day of Armed Forces of Ukraine marked today
On December 6, 1991, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the laws “On the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, “On the Defense of Ukraine”, and on December 13 – the Concept of Defense and Development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which determined the main principles and areas of the development of the Ukrainian army.
Nine civilians injured in Donetsk region in past day
Russian troops injured nine civilians in Donetsk region over the past day.
Russian troops fire half a hundred shells at Nikopol district
Russian troops were shelling Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region all night long. Half a hundred shells were fired at peaceful settlements.
Ukraine’s Air Force hits 20 enemy positions
Over the past day, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched 20 strikes on enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment clusters and anti-aircraft missile systems.
British Ambassador: Russian missile strikes ineffective against Ukrainian spirit and determination British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons called the Russian missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure cruel and cynical but ineffective against the Ukrainian spirit.
Murders and abductions: police find growing number of victims of occupation of Kherson region In Muzykivka, Kherson region, the Russian military killed a 48-year-old local resident during the occupation.
Montenegro donating 11% of its military budget to support Ukraine
The Government of Montenegro provides Ukraine with security assistance worth 11% of the country’s military budget.
Reznikov, Austin discuss further steps to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III discussed further steps to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian air defense system against the background of continued Russian missile attacks on civilian infrastructure.
Invaders hit Zaporizhzhia city suburbs with missiles. Destructions reported
On the night of December 6, the Russian-occupation forces launched a missile attack on the suburbs of Zaporizhzhia city. Destructions were reported.
05 December 2022
Almost half of Kyiv region will have no electricity in coming days – region’s administration
Works on eliminating the consequences of Russian missile attacks are underway in Kyiv region. NEC Ukrenergo power grid operator has introduced additional emergency shutdowns. Therefore, schedules of hourly power outages are currently not in effect in the region.
Shmyhal, Morawiecki discuss consequences of Russian missile attack on Ukraine
The Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Poland, Denys Shmyhal and Mateusz Morawiecki, in a phone conversation discussed today’s Russian missile attack against Ukraine.
Russia ‘marks’ anniversary of Budapest Memorandum with missile attack – Zelensky
With today’s missile attack on Ukraine, Russia “marked” the anniversary of the Budapest Memorandum.
UN: More than 6,700 civilians killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion started
Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 17,181 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 6,702 killed and 10,479 injured.
Zelensky, Montenegro’s PM sign declaration on Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazović signed the Joint Declaration on the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
Zelensky: Four Ukrainians killed in Russian missile strikes today
Four people were killed in Russian missile strikes on Ukraine on December 5.
Ukrainian forces down Russian Ka-52 helicopter
VIDEO The Ukrainian forces destroyed Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter.
NSDC Secretary says missile fallen on Moldova’s territory definitely Russian
The missile that has fallen on the territory of Moldova today is definitely Russian.
Police show missile shot down over Kyiv region
The fragments of the Russian missile shot down by Ukraine’s Defense Forces have been found in one of fields in the Kyiv region.
War update: Ukrainian air forces launch five strikes on enemy positions
Ukrainian air forces have launched five strikes on enemy personnel, ammunition and military equipment clusters over the past day.
About 40% of household consumers left without electricity in Kyiv region
Power supply services have been interrupted for about 40% of household consumers in the Kyiv region due to Russia’s recent missile attack on the territory of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Defense Forces shoot down over 60 Russian missiles on Monday
On December 5, 2022, Ukraine’s Defense Forces shot down more than 60 enemy missiles during Russia’s another massive missile attack.
Two civilians injured in Russia’s missile strike on Odesa region
Two civilians have been injured in Russia’s missile strike on the Odesa region.
Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in three regions, but power grid is functioning – Shmyhal Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in the Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Odesa regions during the latest attack on Monday, December 5, but despite this, the country’s power grid is functioning. In some regions, emergency shutdowns are in place in order to balance the system and avoid accidents.
Air defense forces down up to ten Russian missiles in Poltava region – military administration
Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down up to ten enemy missiles over the Poltava region.
Ukrainian air defenses shot down most Russian missiles on Monday – Zelensky
Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down most Russian missiles during another enemy attack, and energy companies have already begun to restore the power supply.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reacts to fall of missile in Moldova
The fall of a missile in Moldova following a Russian missile attack against Ukraine shows the need to provide Ukraine with modern air defense systems as soon as possible.
Foreign ministers of Visegrad Group countries to discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine at informal meeting The foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary will discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine at an informal meeting of the Visegrad Group in Bratislava on December 6.
Russian strikes damage two infrastructure facilities in Odesa region – President’s Office
Russian missile strikes have damaged two infrastructure facilities wain the Odesa region, with one person injured in the attack.
Air defense forces intercept Russian missile in Kyiv region
Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down a Russian missile in the Kyiv region.
Several private houses destroyed, casualties reported in Zaporizhzhia region – President’s Office Several private houses have been destroyed in the village of Novosofiivka, Zaporizhzhia region, with emergency services working at the scene.
Sewer system burst in Mariupol, streets and basements flooded
In Livoberezhny district of occupied Mariupol, sewer pipes burst due to the demolition of buildings. Streets and basements of buildings were flooded.
Zelensky congratulates volunteers: Ukraine appreciates efforts of each of you
President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked volunteers for their kind hearts and tireless work.
Bakhmut mayor shows town bombed-out by Russians
Bakhmut mayor Oleksiy Reva released a video recorded in the town bombed and mutilated by the enemy, where almost not a single house survived the shelling of the Russian invaders.
Ambassador Brink: US to help Ukraine protect and repair civilian infrastructure
The U.S. will provide Ukraine with air defense and energy assistance to help protect and repair civilian infrastructure.
Three more suspicious envelopes addressed to Ukrainian diplomats in Spain
The Spanish police seized at the post office three more suspicious envelopes addressed to Ukrainian diplomats.
Ukraine is on the way to victory, start preparing for Russia’s defeat, Kuleba tells foreign ‘peacemakers’ Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba advises some foreign politicians, mass media and experts, who struggle to imagine a Ukrainian victory, to start preparing for Russia’s defeat.
Financial Times names Zelensky person of the year
The Financial Times has named President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky its person of the year 2022.
Briefing on the case “People of Ukraine against “Wagner Group”
On December 5, at 1:00 p.m., there will be a briefing on the case “People of Ukraine vs. Wagner Group”.
Ukraine receives another batch of medical humanitarian aid
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine received humanitarian aid in form of voltage stabilizers, monoblock sets, and COVID-19 rapid test kits.
Dutch forensic team will return to Ukraine in spring
The Dutch forensic team, which investigated war crimes in Ukraine, has returned to its homeland but will come to Ukraine again in the spring.
Briefing: Operational situation in the Zaporizhzhia region
On December 5 at 12:30 a briefing will be held on the topic: “Operational situation in the Zaporizhzhia region.”
Apartment blocks, kindergarten damaged in Russia’s shelling of Donetsk region
An administrative building, kindergarten and residential houses have been damaged in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region.
Briefing: Operational situation in Kherson On December 5, at 12:00, a briefing will be held on the topic: “Operational situation in Kherson.”
Five civilians killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine over past day
On December 4, 2022, five civilians were killed and seven injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine.
Enemy fires about 50 projectiles at Sumy region, Chernihiv region
This morning Russian troops have fired 30 artillery shells at the Sumy region and 17 mortar bombs at the Chernihiv region.
05 December 2022
Two strategic bombers damaged in explosion at Russia’s Engels air base
Two strategic bombers have been damaged in explosion at Engels Air Force Base in Russia’s Saratov region.
Woman killed in Russian missile strike on Kharkiv region’s Kupiansk
This morning Russian troops have launched a missile strike on the Kharkiv region’s Kupiansk, killing a woman.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih struck with Russian missiles
Last night Russian missiles hit the area of the industrial enterprise, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.
Ukraine Army eliminates about 91,690 enemy troops
Russia has already lost about 91,690 troops in Ukraine (+540 over the past day).
Russians disrupt internet services, prepare to shut down mines in Luhansk region
In the temporarily occupied areas of the Luhansk region, Russian invaders are disrupting internet services to prevent partisan activities and preparing to massively shut down mines.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces repel Russian attacks near 13 settlements
Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled Russia’s attacks near the settlements of Ploshchanka and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region and Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk region.
Russians injure two residents of Donetsk region
The Russian army injured two residents of Donetsk region on December 4.
One killed, three injured in Russia’s missile strike on Kryvyi Rih
One person was killed and three more were injured in Russia’s missile attack on Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region.
100th anniversary of Ukrainian Shchedryk marked at Carnegie Hall
In New York, a festive concert was held at Carnegie Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of the American premiere of Mykola Leontovych’s carol “Shchedryk,” also known as “Carol of the Bells”.
Blinken: U.S. government working with Congress on legislation to designate Russia as state sponsor of terrorism The U.S. administration is working with the U.S. Congress on an alternative form of a bill that would allow designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism without the critical consequences that could arise from the introduction of this status.
Lithuania sending ammunition for Ukrainian artillery
Lithuania will provide 155mm ammunition for Ukrainian artillery, which will soon be delivered to the country.
Enemy attacks Kryvyi Rih: Several powerful explosions rock the city
The Russian troops attacked Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk region.
Invaders shell infrastructure facilities in Zaporizhzhia
Russian occupiers struck industrial and energy infrastructure facilities in Zaporizhzhia.
04 Dec. 2022
Zelensky: Desire of Ukrainians to restore everything always greater than occupiers’ terror
The desire of Ukrainians to restore everything in their home has always been greater than the terror of the occupiers and it should remain so in the future.
European Public Prosecutor’s Office ready to tackle Russian sanctions evaders
European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is ready to tackle those who try to circumvent the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation.
Anchor mine washed ashore in Odesa region
Another anchor mine was washed ashore in Odesa region.
President: Key task of state and people is to support Defense Forces
The key task of the state and people is to support the Defense Forces and provide Ukrainian defenders with everything they need.
Ukrainian Shchedryk to be performed at Carnegie Hall
Ukrainian Shchedryk (also known as “Carol of the Bells”) will be performed at Carnegie Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of its first performance in New York.
Marines eliminate 18 invaders in a day
Marine units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated 18 Russian invaders over the past day.
Aggressor hits Sumy region 64 times today
During the day, the Russians launched 64 strikes on the territory of Sumy region, northern Ukraine.
Invaders shelling Nikopol from temporarily occupied Enerhodar
The enemy shells Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, with Grad MLRS from the territory of the occupied Enerhodar.
Casualties as Kherson pre-trial detention center damaged in Russian strike
During the shelling of Kherson on December 4, the building of the local pre-trial detention center was hit, as a result of which a number of staffers were wounded.
Landsbergis decries “toxic” tactic of leaving Russia undefeated, ready for future partnership
The tactic of leaving Russia undefeated and ready for future partnership is toxic as it leads to calls to end the war by negotiations instead of ending it with a Ukrainian victory.
Up to EUR600B needed to rebuild Ukraine – World Bank
The post-war reconstruction of Ukraine will cost about EUR 500-600 billion.
Russians attempting to advance in Avdiivka, Bakhmut directions – war update
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on restraining the actions of Ukraine’s forces, while the Russian offensive continues in the Avdiivka and Bakhmut directions, where aviation is being actively used to support ground groups.
Over 9,400 Ukrainian civilians already killed by Russian shelling, including 461 children – official More than 9,400 civilians have already been killed by Russian shelling.
Ukraine to gradually receive from partners everything needed for victory – Podolyak
Mykhailo Podolyak, the advisor to the head of the President’s Office, is convinced that Ukraine will gradually receive all necessary assistance from international partners, including armored combat vehicles, anti-missile defense systems, and means to support the country’s power system.
In Zaporizhia region, Ukraine forces destroy 20 enemy bases within week – Fedorov
About 20 military bases of the invasion forces were destroyed within the past week in the Zaporizhia direction.
Ukrainian kamikaze drone successfully passes testing
The Ukroboronprom arms conglomerate ran a number of successful tests of the Ukrainian strike drone with a 1,000-km range.
04 December 2022
Enemy shelling damages seven buildings, power lines in Sumy region
Russian forces have shelled a border village in the Sumy region, damaging seven houses and outbuildings.
Russian army shells apartment building in Kherson
Russian invaders have shelled an apartment building in Kherson.
Second ship with humanitarian wheat leaves Ukraine for Ethiopia
The BC CALLISTO vessel carrying Ukrainian wheat has left for Ethiopia through the “grain corridor” as part of the Grain from Ukraine initiative.
Man killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv region
A 72-year-old resident of the village of Hatyshche in the Kharkiv region has been killed in enemy shelling.
Ukrainian forces down Russian Ka-52 helicopter
The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a hostile Ka-52 helicopter on Sunday, December 4.
Estonia to provide financial aid to Ukrainians hardest hit by war
Ukrainian citizens who suffered as a result of the war unleashed by Russia can receive financial assistance from the Estonian Refugee Council.
Armed Services Committee chair rejects claims of insufficient oversight of Ukraine aid
The Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, has harshly criticized arguments that there isn’t enough oversight of U.S. assistance to Ukraine.
Operation UNIFIER: This year’s training mission for Ukrainian military ends in UK
This year’s last stage of training, which the instructors of the Canadian Armed Forces conducted for the Ukrainian military in the United Kingdom in coordination with the British Army as part of Operation UNIFIER, has come to an end.
Five Georgian volunteer fighters killed near Bakhmut
On December 3, five Georgian citizens, who fought as volunteers in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, were killed near Bakhmut.
Ukraine receives ambulances purchased with funds raised at charity event in Britain
Ambulances purchased with funds raised at a charity event in Great Britain have arrived in Ukraine.
Two civilians killed, seven injured in Ukraine in past day
Two civilians were killed and seven more were injured in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation over the past day, December 3.
Russians hit 12 settlements in Donetsk region in past day
The Russian army shelled 12 settlements in Donetsk region over the past day, December 3.
Zelensky shows how Ukraine gaining victory by power of arms and power of will
Ukraine gains victory over the Russian invaders by the power of arms and the power of will
Russian military death toll in Ukraine exceeds 91,000
From February 24 to December 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 91,150 Russian invaders, including 550 soldiers over the past day.
Russians attacking Ukrainian troops with banned chemical weapons in east
On the eastern front, Russian forces are attacking the Defense Forces of Ukraine with banned K-51 chloropicrin grenades with a strong irritant agent dropping them from drones.
Russians launch 46 attacks on Kherson region, targeting residential neighborhoods
Over the past day, December 3, the Russians launched 46 attacks on Kherson region, in particular, targeting residential buildings and civilian infrastructure.
Invaders massively demolishing apartment blocks in Mariupol
In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, the Russian invaders are massively demolishing damaged apartment blocks to hide traces of war crimes.
Russians publicly execute Ukrainian civilians in occupied Luhansk region – activist
Russian occupiers have publicly executed a group of civilians in the occupied part of Luhansk region.
Russian propaganda promoting narratives of NATO exhaustion, limited arms supplies to Ukraine – watchdog This week, through foreign speakers and media, Kremlin propaganda attempted to promote a narrative about the exhaustion of NATO Allies and the corresponding limited stockpile of weapons they could provide to Ukraine.
“Increasingly difficult” for Moscow to maintain even tacit public approval of war – British intelligence Since Russia is unlikely to make any major gains on the battlefield in the next few months, it will be increasingly difficult for the Kremlin to maintain even tacit Russian approval of the war on Ukraine.
Likelihood of Belarus army’s participation in Russia’s war on Ukraine remains low – ISW
Moscow continues to exert pressure Belarus to launch an offensive operation against Ukraine, but the likelihood of Belarusian troops joining the Russian war on Ukraine remains low.
Occupiers blocking movement of civilians through Vasylivka checkpoint in occupied Zaporizhia region Russian troops for several days blocked a convoy of civilian vehicles from crossing through a checkpoint in occupied Vasylivka, Zaporizhia region, where people were subjected to thorough checks and even beaten.
Destruction in Kharkiv region amid continued Russian shelling
In Kharkiv region, the occupiers launched missile attacks on the Kupiansk district. Road surface and railway infrastructure have sustained damage.
Russia seeks talks to alleviate political pressure on Kremlin, prepare another offensive – analysts Russia seeks to hold negotiations on Ukraine to seal an operational pause in hostilities, thus easing the growing political pressure on the Kremlin leadership and winning time to prepare new offensive operations.
In Luhansk region, invaders intend to pull hryvnia from circulation
In the occupied Luhansk region, Eastern Ukraine, the Russian invasion forces seek to remove the Ukrainian national currency, hryvnia, from circulation to shift all monetary transactions to Russian roubles.
Emergency power outages in Kyiv region, capital city
Emergency blackouts remain in place in Kyiv.
Russian forces launch missile strike on village in Zaporizhzhia region
The enemy last night launch a missile attack on a village in the Zaporizhzhia district.
Microsoft says Russia will intensify cyber attacks on Ukraine, allies this winter
This winter, Russia will boost its cyber activities in an attempt to influence countries that support Ukraine.
Russians shell four communities in Dnipropetrovsk region with Grads, heavy artillery
Russian troops last night shelled four communities in the Dnipropetrovsk region with Grad multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery.
Sexual violence Russia’s weapon of war, approved by commanders – Zelenska
Russian troops do not hide facts of sexual violence against Ukrainians, telling their relatives about it in phone calls.
Estonia PM: Price cap on Russian oil important step to support Ukraine
The Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaia Kallas, has praised the agreement reached on Friday on the price cap for Russian oil set at $60 per barrel.
U.S. explains position on possibility of talks with Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden will be ready to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks regarding peace in Ukraine, provided that the Russian Federation demonstrates readiness to end the war, and if diplomacy on the said issue will involve Ukraine and NATO.
War waged by Russia has devastating effect on children – UN Commission
An Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate violations of human rights in the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, established by the UN Human Rights Council, says the war has a devastating effect on the rights and lives of children.
03 December 2022
Seventy-six Russian projectiles fired at Sumy region over past day
On December 2, 2022, Russian invaders fired 76 mortar bombs and shells at the Sumy region’s border areas.
Ukrainian farmers harvest 41.9M tonnes of grain
As of December 1, 2022, Ukrainian farmers harvested grain and leguminous crops from 9.4 million hectares, which is 85% of the planted areas.
Zelensky presents state awards to Ukrainian defenders released from Russian captivity
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has met with the Ukrainian defenders, who were released from Russian captivity, and presented state awards to them.
Ukraine needs to fight against Russian disinformation within country – President Zelensky
It is difficult to fight against propaganda in Russia, but it is necessary to fight against Russian disinformation on the territory of Ukraine.
Navy commanders of Ukraine, United States discuss extension of cooperation
Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vice Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa and Commander of the United States Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, Vice Admiral Thomas Ishee have held a meeting via video link.
SEDE Chair: No one can say that Ukraine does not want peace
No one can say that Ukraine does not want peace after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the Kyiv Security Compact, consisting of ten clauses.
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra officially registered as monastery within Orthodox Church of Ukraine
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra has been officially registered as a monastery within the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
NATO countries in OSCE call on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine
NATO member states, as well as the NATO Invitees Finland and Sweden, in a joint statement called on Russia to stop its aggression against Ukraine and “fully and unconditionally” pull back its troops from Ukrainian territory.
Ukrainian aircraft launch 11 strikes on enemy forces on Dec 2
Ukrainian aircraft on Friday launched 11 strikes on the enemy, including two strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems, with Ukrainian rocket forces and artillery hitting five command centers and a position of the invaders’ air defense systems.
Ukraine gets $1.5B grant from United States
Ukraine’s state budget has received a $1.5 billion grant from the United States, which will be used for pension payments and certain programs for state social assistance.
EU sets up cyber lab for Ukrainian Armed Forces
The European Union has opened a cyber laboratory in Kyiv that will help the Ukrainian Armed Forces to protect themselves and Ukrainian cyberspace from attacks by Russian aggressors.
Bulgaria to send nine Boeing aircraft with weapons to Ukraine – media
The Bulgarian Defense Ministry has completed the formation of the list of weapons that it is ready to provide to Ukraine for protection against Russian aggression.
Zelensky visits Skovoroda Museum in Pereiaslav
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has visited the Hryhorii Skovoroda Memorial Museum in Pereiaslav as part of a working trip to the Kyiv region.
NSDC sanctions vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, ex-MP Novynskyi
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has imposed personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) on former Ukrainian MP Vadym Novynskyi, a vicar of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, Petro Lebid, and a number of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Ukraine to remain priority during North Macedonia’s 2023 OSCE chairmanship
Russian aggression against Ukraine will remain a major priority during North Macedonia’s chairmanship of the OSCE in 2023.
02 December 2022
Shmyhal, Nuland discuss energy system restoration, U.S. aid
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland discussed the restoration of Ukraine’s energy system, military and financial support from the United States.
Rau: Most OSCE states support creation of special tribunal to prosecute Russia
Most OSCE participating states support Ukraine’s initiative to create a special tribunal to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression.
MFA: Embassy of Ukraine in Spain also receives bloodstained package
A bloodstained package also arrived at the Embassy of Ukraine in Spain. The Spanish police surrounded the embassy, an investigation is underway.
Russian looters detected and eliminated in Donetsk region
Ukraine’s defense forces tracked down and punished Russian looters in Donetsk region.
Enemy EW system jamming communications in Zaporizhzhia city destroyed
In Zaporizhzhia region, the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an enemy electronic warfare system.
Australia has already provided $420M in aid to Ukraine
Australia has already provided AUD 655 million (USD 420 million) in security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
Russians hit 13 settlements in Donetsk region in past day
On December 1, the troops of the Russian Federation hit 13 settlements in Donetsk region, injuring civilians.
Kuleba assured that Ukraine will get EU’s macro-financial assistance
The issue of the provision of the EU’s macro-financial assistance to Ukraine will in any case be resolved positively.
Over 11.5M Ukrainians forcibly deported since Russian invasion started – Internal Affairs Ministry Over 11.5 million Ukrainians have been forcibly deported by Russia since the full-scale invasion started.
Energoatom, Holtec International discuss joint projects, deepening of cooperation
Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine President Petro Kotin and Holtec International Vice President for Ukraine Operations Riaz Awan have met and discussed further cooperation between the two companies.
‘Bloodstained packages’: Ukraine diplomatic agencies continue to receive threats
Ukrainian diplomatic agencies continue to receive threatening parcels.
IAEA chief hopes to create safety zone around Zaporizhzhia NPP by year-end
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi hopes to reach an agreement with Russia and Ukraine in order to create a protection zone around Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) by the end of 2022.
Kostin, his colleagues from 20 countries consider establishing Prosecutor’s Temporary Office
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin has met with his colleagues from 20 countries in The Hague. The parties discussed the initiative of establishing Prosecutor’s Temporary Office, which would be responsible for the strategy of investigating Russia’s crime of aggression.
Social media video shows Kherson Airport lying in ruins
A video of Kherson Airport, lying in ruins, has been shared on the social media.
Briefing: Operational and humanitarian situation in Melitopol
On December 2 at 12:30 a briefing will be held on the topic: “Operational and humanitarian situation in Melitopol”.
Zelensky enacts NSDC decision to sanction Moscow Patriarchate
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council “On certain aspects of the activity of religious organizations in Ukraine and the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions).”
Invaders kill three, injure 16 civilians in Ukraine on Dec 1
Three civilians were killed and 16 others injured as a result of Russia’s armed aggression in Ukraine on December 1.
Russian S-300 missile hits five-story building near Kharkiv
The invaders have attacked a five-story building in the village of Kluhyno-Bashkyrivka near Kharkiv with an S-300 missile, injuring a 67-year-old woman.
SBU raids Moscow Patriarchate churches in three regions
Employees of Ukraine’s SBU Security Service are conducting counter-intelligence (security) measures at the facilities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate in the Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Zakarpattia regions.
Shortage of munitions, logistics issues limiting Russia’s offensive potential – UK intel
Russia’s shortage of munitions and logistics issues limit Russia’s potential to restart large-scale offensive ground operations in Ukraine.
US senators introduce act to designate Wagner Group as foreign terrorist organization
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., on December 1 introduced the Holding Accountable Russian Mercenaries (HARM) Act, bipartisan legislation that would require the Secretary of State to designate the Russian-based PMC Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).
Anti-Russian lustration must be held in Ukraine – Yatsenyuk
An anti-Russian, anti-imperialist lustration must be held in Ukraine.
Putin’s effort to freeze Ukrainians must be defeated – Nuland
Russian President Vladimir Putin must not be allowed to achieve with darkness and cold what he failed to achieve on the battlefield.
Russian military death toll in Ukraine rises to 90,090
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already eliminated about 90,090 Russian troops in Ukraine from February 24 to December 2, including 650 over the past day alone.
Invaders shell village near Zaporizhzhia, destroying administrative building
Russian troops hit a village in Zaporizhzhia district, destroying an administrative building.
Enemy hits Nikopol district with heavy artillery
The Russian army struck Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, at night.
Missile strike on Zaporizhzhia: Enemy wants to destroy industrial and energy facilities
The goal of the enemy’s night missile attack on Zaporizhzhia was to destroy the industrial and energy infrastructure of the regional center.
Another wave of mobilization being prepared in occupied Crimea
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the employees of military enlistment offices get ready for another wave of mobilization.
ATACMS supplies to Ukraine can protect its critical infrastructure – Vershbow
The supplies of long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine can significantly limit the ability of the Russians to target critical infrastructure across the country.
Pentagon looking for additional NASAMS for Ukraine in Middle East – media
U.S. Department of Defense works to broker a deal with NATO and Middle Eastern nations to send some of their NASAMS systems to Ukraine.
Ninety-six ships stuck in grain corridor due to Russia’s actions
The electronic queue made it possible to make transparent the planning of entry and exit of ships in the ports of Odesa region but it does not solve the problems of inspection in the Bosphorus.
Infrastructure facility on fire after strike on Zaporizhzhia
The building of an infrastructure facility caught fire after Russian troops struck Zaporizhzhia city.
02 December 2022
President: We guarantee spiritual independence to Ukraine
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has instructed the government to submit to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on making it impossible for religious organizations affiliated with centers of influence in Russia to operate in Ukraine.
Ukraine should itself determine terms of peace with Russia – Macron
Allies should not push Ukraine into unacceptable terms of peace with Russia.