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The horror underground in Mariupol and Nasams for “a safer sky”

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They arrived ! Ukraine announced on Monday that it had received new anti-aircraft defense systems from the United States, Spain and Norway, intended to counter Russia’s massive bombardments targeting critical infrastructure.

“Nasams and Aspide air defense systems have arrived in Ukraine! These weapons will significantly strengthen the Ukrainian army and make our skies safer, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov tweeted. We will continue to shoot down the enemies that attack us. Thank you to our partners. »

Ukraine has been demanding deliveries of modern air defense systems to its Western allies for weeks, as Moscow has stepped up strikes on electricity and water infrastructure, causing massive cuts as winter approaches. . Other countries such as Germany or France have already supplied anti-aircraft systems to kyiv.

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We will speak with the next leader of [la Russie]. »

“Ukraine has never refused to negotiate. Our negotiating position is known and open,” said an adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak sur Twitter. He also claimed that Russia should first withdraw its troops from Ukraine: “Is Putin ready? Obviously not. Therefore, we are constructive in our assessment: we will speak with the next leader of [la Russie] “, he added. Volodymyr Zelensky had already quickly swept away any possibility of discussions with Moscow, denouncing Vladimir Putin’s “prepared rhetoric”. He was even more categorical at the end of September, assuring that Ukraine would not negotiate with Russia as long as Vladimir Putin is president.

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1.500. This is the number of graves discovered thanks to satellite images near Mariupol, according to the BBC. The city has been under Russian occupation since May. At least 20,000 people have been killed in Mariupol since the start of the war and 90% of this strategic port has been destroyed, according to kyiv.

The trend of the day

The city of kyiv is plunged into darkness. Since October 10, the Ukrainian electricity system has been heavily affected by multiple Russian strikes that have targeted energy sites. In order to avoid a total blackout, the national operator Ukrenergo has therefore implemented scheduled power cuts, in the capital as well as in many cities and regions of Ukraine. Sunday in kyiv, even neighborhoods close to the Ukrainian presidency in the city center, hitherto spared, were thus also temporarily deprived of electricity, noted AFP.

In addition, the national electricity company Ukrenergo plans a new “energy deficit” for this Monday and rotating cuts from 6 am until the evening. According to the operator, “consumption should be reduced by 30%” to stabilize the network.

Source: 20minutes

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