German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed his willingness to continue speaking on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We have completely different opinions,” he said in a question-and-answer session with citizens from his constituency of Potsdam.
“However, I will continue to talk to him because I want to live in the moment when I can get out of the situation. You can’t if you don’t talk.” Since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Scholz has spoken with Putin several times over the phone at intervals of several weeks.
The head of Memorial, a Russian NGO that won the Nobel Peace Prize, lashed out Vladimir Putin’s “Senseless and Criminal War” in UkraineReceived a prestigious award in Oslo and was also awarded to a Belarusian activist and a Ukrainian organization.
Yan Rachinsky said in his acceptance speech that under Putin’s presidency, “opposing Russia is tantamount to fascism,” which would provide “ideological justification for the senseless and criminal war of aggression against Ukraine.”
Russian forces “destroyed” BagmuthIn a city in eastern Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Kyiv’s military has launched attacks with missiles, bombs and aircraft in parts of a country Moscow is trying to seize after months of resistance.
The latest battles in Russia’s nine-and-a-half-month war in Ukraine center on four provinces that Russian President Vladimir Putin successfully – and illegally – annexed in late September. The fight highlights Russia’s problems in gaining control of those territories and Q’s persistence in reclaiming them.
All subscribers in the Ukrainian city OdessaApart from critical infrastructure, rest Power cut off due to Russian attacksDTEK Energy Corporation announced today.
“The situation of electricity supply in the region and in the city of Odessa is complicated,” it added.
Over the past day, Ukrainian security forces have repelled Russian attacks on around 13 settlements. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Facebook Ukrinform reporter reports.
“During the past day, units of the Defense Forces have repelled attacks by Russian occupiers near Ploshchanka, Nevsky, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region; Yakovlivka, Pakmutske, Pidorodne, Pakmut, Obitne, Kurdyamivka, Drushpa, Nevelske, Popida, and Novomykhalivka in Donetsk region,” the report said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern that the fighting in Ukraine could spiral out of control into a war between Russia and the military alliance, according to an interview published Friday.
“If things go wrong, they can go very wrong,” Stoltenberg told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
“It’s a terrible war in Ukraine. It’s a war that could turn into an open war between NATO and Russia,” he noted. “We work every day to avoid that.”
Stoltenberg, Norway’s former prime minister, said in the interview that “there is no doubt that a war will take shape” and that it is “important to avoid a conflict involving more countries in Europe.” In an all-out war in Europe.
Of the total number of missiles launched By the Russian military against Ukraine since February 24, 62% hit civilian targetsUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the international conference “Human rights in dark times”, the agency reported. ukrinform.
The Ukrainian head of state said that Russian crimes against Ukrainians and Ukrainians were unprecedented since World War II.
Of all missiles launched by the Russian military since February 24, 62% hit civilian targets. They targeted people. They targeted humanity,” he said.
And he emphasized the comparison with Hitler’s Germany. “Air Terrorism, Missile Terrorism, Recalls Russian Federation Attacks Nazi bombing of Britain”.
The United States on Friday expressed a warning that “Large-scale military association“ Between Russia and Iran It describes it as “harmful” to Ukraine, Iran’s neighbors and the “international community”. Iran has been accused by Western powers of supplying drones to Russia for its war against Ukraine, as Moscow seeks an advantage in the conflict and blocks the country’s energy infrastructure.
Washington has previously condemned defense cooperation between Iran and Russia, but on Friday outlined a broader relationship that includes equipment such as drones, helicopters and fighter jets.
Russia is trying to cooperate with Iran in such areas Weapons development and trainingWhite House national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters. Moscow is “providing an unprecedented level of military and technical support to Iran, transforming their relationship into a full security partnership.”“, said.
“We have also seen reports that Moscow and Tehran are considering establishing a joint production line for dangerous drones in Russia. We urge Iran not to take these steps.
Ambassador of Moscow to the UN Vasily Nebenzia Rejected the requests And told the Security Council meeting that “the military-industrial complex in Russia can work well and does not need anyone’s help.”
Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his country is considering overhauling its military doctrine to include the possibility of launching pre-emptive strikes to disarm the enemy.
The Kremlin leader responded to a reporter’s question this week about some of his statements in which the risk of nuclear war is increasing, but warned that Russia would not strike first. In his reply, Putin said Moscow was considering accepting what the US called a preemptive strike.
“First, the United States has the concept of a preemptive strike. Second, it is developing a system to disarm strikes,” Putin told reporters in Kyrgyzstan. The Russian president promised that his country would think Follow these (American) ideas to ensure their own safety”. “We are thinking about it,” he added.
“It makes us think about the threats these ideas pose to us if a potential adversary believes they can use the idea of a preemptive strike, but we don’t.”, he explained.
Putin argued that Russian cruise missiles and hypersonic weapon systems are “more modern and more efficient” than US missiles. On Wednesday, the Kremlin leader warned of escalating nuclear tensions but insisted Moscow would not be the first to use such weapons..
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