“GENERATORS, AS IMPORTANT AS ARMORED ARMORED” ACCORDING TO ZELENSKY
“We are united in the desire to defeat the energy terror. We will do everything to counter the blackout and the energy terror”, announces Zleensky, connected remotely to the conference on Ukraine. “Most of our power plants are damaged or destroyed by the bombings,” he recalls, estimating the cost of repairs at “1.5 billion euros”.
“Every day our engineers have to disconnect millions of Ukrainians for these repairs. Currently there are 12 million. And every day we expect new Russian strikes. That’s why the generators are become as important as armor to protect the population.
“IT IS FOR UKRAINE TO DECIDE PEACE CONDITIONS”
“In this context, it is up to Ukraine, the victim of this aggression, to decide on the conditions for a just and lasting peace,” Macron said. The ten-point peace plan proposed by Zelensky “constitutes an excellent basis on which we will build together”, he adds. But in the immediate future, the urgency is to support the capacity of the Ukrainian people to resist”, he insists.
E. MACRON DENOUNCES RUSSIAN “WAR CRIMES”
In response to military defeats, Russia attempts to sow terror among civilians. These strikes, “constitute war crimes. They undoubtedly violate the most fundamental principles of humanitarian law. These acts are intolerable and will not go unpunished”, Macron promises.
E. MACRON PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE
“I want to pay tribute to the Ukrainian army and to the Ukrainian people as a whole,” Macron said in his opening speech at the conference, followed at a distance by Volodymyr Zelensky. These Ukrainian people, “despite the horror of the crimes committed by the Russian army, continue to fight with admirable determination for their country and their freedom”, according to the French president.
E. MACRON: “A SUMMIT TO HELP THE RESISTANCE OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE”
“There, it is a summit to help the resistance of the Ukrainian people during this winter, by bringing together around the table in particular many countries which have sometimes had a more distant role”, explains to the press Emmanuel Macron at the opening. of the Paris conference on Ukraine.
“Very concretely, these are commitments to deliver generators, help repair infrastructure, deliver LEDs for lighting…” says the President of the Republic. “It is very important and it was the request of President Zelensky, because today the heart of the Russian offensive, after the military defeats in recent weeks, is to plunge the Ukrainian people into despair , plunging them into darkness” adds the president.
URSULA VON DER LEYEN ARRIVES AT THE PARIS CONFERENCE
The President of the European Commission has just arrived at the Support Conference for Ukraine organized in Paris.
For General Desportes, questioned on LCI, France “must give” arms to Ukraine, but “must not disarm”.
On Twitter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, announces the imminent opening of the Paris Conference “Solidarity of the Ukrainian people, recalling that it “is -1°C in Paris as in Kiev, but over there, c there is war and millions of Ukrainians live without electricity”.
In the areas occupied by the Russians in Ukraine, sabotage operations are increasing. Shares attributed to Ukrainian partisans. The explanations of Benjamin Cruard.
Ukraine: sabotage operations resumeSource : TF1 News
Maxime Bronchain, a 32-year-old Frenchman who went to fight in Ukraine, tells LCI how he seriously injured his foot when he jumped on a mine in the Donbass at the end of November. The French fighter has undergone five operations since his injury and fears losing his footing until he is repatriated to France. He responded to Volodymyr Zelensky’s call by joining the International Legion last May.
PUTIN CANCEL HIS TRADITIONAL ANNUAL SPEECH
“The Kremlin confirms that Vladimir Putin will not hold his traditional end-of-year press conference”, a first in ten years, note British Intelligence in their daily update.
The surprise cancellation is “likely due to growing concerns in Moscow over growing anti-war sentiment, the intelligence says. “Kremlin officials fear that any event involving Putin will be hijacked by unauthorized intervention on the ‘military operation’. special,” they add.
SUPPORT CONFERENCE IN PARIS
Paris receives this Tuesday a new support conference in kyiv, in particular in the presence of the Ukrainian Prime Minister. On the agenda: orchestrating aid for Ukrainians as winter approaches, and preparing to rebuild a country that is on its last legs.
Two people were killed and five others injured Monday in “massive” Russian shelling in Kherson. Volodymyr Zelensky urges G7 countries to supply more weapons and gas to winter-stricken Ukraine. Back to the main information of the last 24 hours.
The world must “rethink nuclear safety”, urged the Ukrainian Minister of Energy, German Halouchchenko, describing in an interview with AFP the risks incurred in Zaporizhya where the nuclear power plant has already failed five times. due to bombings.
“This is a question posed to all the countries of the world,” he said Monday evening, on the sidelines of a trip to Paris for a conference in support of Ukraine.
EXPIRED RUSSIAN BOMBS?
Russia appears to be forced to use outdated bombs as its ammunition stocks dwindle after more than nine months of war in Ukraine, a senior US military official said.
Moscow’s modern ammunition stockpiles are “dwindling rapidly” and may only last until early 2023 if Russian forces continue bombing Ukraine at the current rate, the senior official told reporters. anonymity.
This is “probably what forces them to use bombs that we would consider stale,” he added. “In other words, you load the bomb and cross your fingers and hope that it will go away, or that it will explode on landing.”
LIVE UKRAINE FROM TUESDAY DECEMBER 13
Welcome to this new live from Tuesday, December 13, 2022, dedicated to the war between Russia and Ukraine.