10:27am: Russia is “fully responsible” for missile in Poland, according to Ukraine
The head of Ukrainian diplomacy reiterated during a press conference that the missile that killed two people in Poland was not launched by the Ukrainian defense. “Russia is fully responsible. »
10:22 am: Two dead in Zaporijjia
According to the Ukrainian authorities, two people were killed in Zaporijjia, a city best known for its nuclear power plant.
Strikes also caused injuries, particularly in Kharkiv and Odessa.
9:36am: Ukraine will have access to the strike site in Poland
According to Jakub Kumoch, according to the Polish government’s international policy, Ukraine will be able to have access to the Przewodów site, where the missile that killed two people fell.
If investigators on the ground believe that the origin of the shooting is the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense, President Volodymyr Zelensky denies it and says he has proof that the missile in question was fired by Russian forces.
In this context, the Ukrainian president has asked that his investigators have access to the site.
For Jakub Kumoch, interviewed by TVN 24 channel, this shouldn’t be a problem: “An American-Polish team is investigating the place. If these two countries agree to the Ukrainian request – and as far as I know there will be no American objections – they will be granted access quickly. There is indeed video and photo evidence taken by our forces at the border, but it is classified, so I cannot comment on it. »
9:12am: Ukrainian government says ongoing Russian attacks target energy infrastructure
According to the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, Andriy Yermak, on Telegram, the ongoing Russian attacks are targeting energy infrastructure: “The enemy thinks he will weaken our defense with energy strikes and can backstab us. It’s a naive cowardly underdog tactic we are prepared for. Ukraine has already withstood extremely hard blows of the enemy, which did not have the results these cowardly Russians expected. Let us keep going. Don’t ignore the air raid sirens, we won’t they will bring down. We will crush them. »
On November 15, nearly 100 missiles fell on Ukraine. The Russian targets were primarily the country’s energy facilities. Three-quarters were intercepted by anti-aircraft defence. The national energy company, Ukrenergo, has not yet established the extent of the damage, but has already announced that it was the worst attack since the beginning of the war.
Since then, power outages have occurred across the country, as the first snow has fallen.
9:07am: UN secretary-general “welcomes” renewal of grain deal
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday “welcomed” the renewal of the deal on Ukrainian grains in the Black Sea.
In a statement sent by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) which oversees exports, based in Istanbul, Antonio Guterres says that “the United Nations is fully committed to removing the obstacles that hinder the exports of agricultural products and fertilizers from the Russian Federation” .
8:54am: Massive new wave of Russian attacks
A new wave of Russian attacks hit several regions of Ukraine on Thursday morning, injuring at least one person, Ukrainian authorities said.
In Dnipro (central east), two infrastructure sites were hit and one person was injured, the presidency said. In Kiev, two cruise missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian defense while near Odessa (south), infrastructure was hit, according to the respective regional authorities. This confirms the information previously transmitted.
8:52am – First snow in Ukraine, affected by power outages
A light blanket of snow covered Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on Thursday morning as the country suffered major power outages after heavy Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, noted AFP.
The snow covered the cars parked on the streets of the capital in particular, where many neighborhoods were left without electricity in the morning. The regional governor, Oleksiï Kouleba, warned on Wednesday that next week will be “difficult”, with temperatures that could drop “to -10°C”.
8.40am: Grains deal extended by 120 days
According to the Ukrainian government, the grain export agreement is extended for 120 days. Turkey has confirmed the renewal of the agreement on Ukrainian wheat exports “under the same conditions” as those observed since July, a senior official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The Black Sea Grain Initiative, which expires Friday night, has moved more than 11 million tonnes out of Ukrainian ports in four months.
8:03am: Explosions heard in Crimea and Odessa
According to various local media and the Ukrainian authorities, explosions were heard in Odessa and Dnipro.
During the night missiles were fired in the Crimea against Djankoï. A Russian airport would have been hit, according to the Independent Kyiv.
07:01: NATO ‘on a cautious line’
“NATO is on the line of non-intervention: Ukraine is a partner country of the Alliance, but not a member country. Doctor of political science and NATO specialist, Amélie Zima deciphers for us the role of the transatlantic organization in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. “NATO is really on a cautious line. Since we know that the missile debris is Ukrainian, it becomes a bilateral issue between Poland and Ukraine, as there were still two deaths…”
>> An interview to read here
6:07am: Zelensky requests access to “all data” from his partners on the missile in Poland
Despite his apparent reassurance, the Ukrainian president is asking Ukrainian experts for access to “all data” from Westerners and the site of the explosion of the missile that fell in Poland, near the Ukrainian border. “We want to establish every detail, every fact,” he stressed. “For this, our specialists must participate in the work of the international investigation and obtain access to all data available to our partners and to the location of the explosion,” he said in his traditional evening speech. .
This observation seems to reflect a change in the position of Volodymyr Zelensky who on Wednesday insisted that this projectile belongs to Russia contradicting NATO and Washington who rather credit the thesis of a Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense missile.
“Poles have been preparing for the worst since the beginning of the war”
Amidst doubts and worries, the incident of the missile that fell in Poland and killed two people is on everyone’s mind, on everyone’s lips.
>> We have collected the words of the Poles, to read here.
6:05am: Disagreeing with Washington and NATO, Zelensky claims missile was ‘Russian’
kyiv reiterated Wednesday that the missile that killed two people the day before in a Polish village near the border with Ukraine was “Russian”, contradicting NATO and Washington, which instead credit the thesis of a Ukrainian defense missile. However, the White House has “seen nothing that contradicts” Warsaw’s hypothesis that the missile that fell in Poland “in all likelihood” came from Ukraine’s air defense, a National Security Council spokeswoman estimated Wednesday evening. , Adrienne Watson.
The fall of the missile on the Polish village has, however, raised fears that NATO could be embroiled in the conflict and a major escalation in the war in Ukraine, as Poland is protected by a collective defense commitment of the Atlantic Alliance.
>> Our decryption can be read here.
- The Russian military launched a hail of missiles at Ukraine on Tuesday, triggering the Ukrainian army’s air defense system.
- Poland was then in a state of alert until Wednesday morning after a missile hit its territory, killing two people.
- However, tension abated on Wednesday. According to NATO, the missile was launched by the Ukrainian air defense to intercept a Russian cruise missile.
- “Russia bears ultimate responsibility for this tragic incident,” the White House said Wednesday night, adding, “Ukraine had, and has, the right to defend itself.”
- Ukraine, however, disputes this information and claims it has proof that the missile was indeed Russian.
- Kyiv also asked for “immediate access” to the site where the missile fell in Poland.
6am: Welcome to this live broadcast following Day 267 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.