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Russian-Ukrainian War Live: Russia launches new strikes on Zaporizhzhia, damaging hospital, as water is restored in Kyiv | Ukraine


Russian strikes damaged a hospital in Zaporizhzhia overnight, regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said on Telegram.

He wrote:

The enemy again attacked the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia. This time the rockets hit near the hospital. Luckily no one was injured, the same cannot be said for the building. Dozens of broken windows.

The attacks come as the latest Russian barrage has shut down all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants – one of which is located in Zaporizhzhia – for the first time in 40 years.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the Financial Times that this week’s strikes had created a situation not seen in 80 or 90 years: “A country on the European continent where there was absolutely no light.

Early Thursday evening, officials said a reactor at a nuclear power plant, Khmelnytskyi, had been reconnected to the grid.

The vast Zaporizhzhia power plant, located in territory under Russian control, was reconnected on Thursday, announced the Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom.

Key events

Forbes Ukraine estimates that Russia has spent $28 billion – a quarter of its annual budget – on its war in Ukraine, which has lasted nine months so far.

Forbes reports:

This estimate includes the direct costs necessary to support military operations. But that doesn’t include stable defense spending or economic-related losses.

In 2021, Russia’s total budget revenue amounted to $340 billion. That is, the Russian Federation has already spent a quarter of last year’s income on military operations.

If in the spring such costs could seem quite acceptable, given that the Russian Federation received about $ 1 billion a day for oil and gas. Now the situation is different.

The income of the federal budget of the Russian Federation from the export of oil and gas is decreasing – Russia has already lost most of the European gas market after the Nord Stream supply was cut off. Sanctions against Russian oil will begin in December.

Oil prices rose in Asia on Friday after a week marked by concerns over Chinese demand and haggling over a Western cap on Russian oil prices, Reuters reports.

Brent crude futures rose 28 cents, or 0.33%, to trade at $85.62 a barrel at 0410 GMT.

G7 and European Union diplomats discussed levels of a Russian price cap of between $65 and $70 a barrel, in a bid to limit revenue to fund Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine without disrupting trade. world oil markets.

“The market views (the price caps) as too high, which reduces the risk of retaliation from Moscow,” analysts at ANZ Research said in a note to clients.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow will not supply oil and gas to countries that join in the imposition of the price cap, something the Kremlin reiterated on Thursday.

Trade is expected to remain cautious awaiting a price cap deal, which is due to come into effect on Dec. 5 when an EU ban on Russian crude begins, and looking forward to the next meeting. of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies, known as OPEC+, on December 4.

Russian strikes damaged a hospital in Zaporizhzhia overnight, regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said on Telegram.

He wrote:

The enemy again attacked the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia. This time the rockets hit near the hospital. Luckily no one was injured, the same cannot be said for the building. Dozens of broken windows.

The attacks come as the latest Russian barrage has shut down all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants – one of which is located in Zaporizhzhia – for the first time in 40 years.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the Financial Times that this week’s strikes had created a situation not seen in 80 or 90 years: “A country on the European continent where there was absolutely no light.

Early Thursday evening, officials said a reactor at a nuclear power plant, Khmelnytskyi, had been reconnected to the grid.

The vast Zaporizhzhia power plant, located in territory under Russian control, was reconnected on Thursday, announced the Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom.

Summary

This is the Guardian’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll bring you the latest news as it happens.

Russian strikes damaged a hospital in Zaporizhzhia overnight, regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said on Telegram.

On Thursday evening, more than 24 hours after Russian strikes devastated Kyiv’s infrastructure, the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said 60% of homes were still suffering from emergency blackouts. Water services, however, have been fully restored, city officials said.

Here are the other key recent developments:

  • Russia risked causing a ‘nuclear and radioactive disaster’ by launching attacks in which all Ukrainian nuclear power plants were disconnected from the electricity grid for the first time in 40 years, said Ukraine’s nuclear energy chief. Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday that three nuclear power plants located on territory held by Ukrainian forces had been shut down after the latest wave of Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian energy installations.

  • Ukraine expected all three nuclear power plants to be operational again by Thursday evening, said Energy Minister German Galushchenko.

  • More than 15,000 people disappeared during the war in Ukraine, said an official from the Kyiv office of the Hague-based International Commission on Missing Persons. ICMP’s program director for Europe, Matthew Holliday, said it was unclear how many people had been forcibly transferred, were being held in Russia, were alive and separated from family members, or were dead and buried in makeshift graves.

  • European Union governments remained divided on how high to cap Russian oil prices to limit Moscow’s ability to pay for its war in Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, with further talks expected on Friday. Six of the 27 EU countries are said to oppose the level of price caps proposed by the G7, which will come into force on December 5.

  • G7 foreign ministers will discuss how to further support Ukraine to secure its energy supply at a meeting in Bucharest next week, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

  • The European Union is moving forward with a ninth package of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Finland. She said that the EU was goinghitting Russia where it hurts to further blunt its ability to wage war on Ukraine”.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said that Russia’s new strategy to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure will not weaken the country’s resolve to liberate all occupied lands.describing the conflict, in an interview with the Financial Times, as a “war of strength and resilience” and pushing back against Western fears of escalation.

  • In his address on Thursday evening, Zelenskiy said: “Together we have endured nine months of full-scale war and Russia has not found a way to break us, and will not find one.” Zelenskiy also accused Russia of incessantly bombing Kherson, the southern Ukrainian city it abandoned earlier this month. Seven people were killed and 21 injured in a Russian attack on Thursday, local authorities said.

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán says his country’s parliament will ratify Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance that have not yet authorized membership.

  • Hungary to provide 187 million euros ($195 million) in financial aid to Ukraine such as its contribution to a planned EU support program worth up to €18 billion in 2023, according to a government decree.

  • British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the UK would pledge millions of pounds to further support Kyiv. to ensure that the country has the practical help it needs during the winter. Cleverly is visiting Ukraine and is expected to meet Zelenskiy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during this trip.

  • Russia and Ukraine carry out the latest in a series of prisoner of war exchanges, with both sides handing over more than 50 peopleconfirmed officials in Kyiv and Moscow.

  • Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has angered Ukraine by suggesting that ending the war is Ukraine’s responsibility, and that if it does not “stop”, it will end in the “complete destruction” of the country. He said that like relations with Germany after World War II, once the war in Ukraine is over, “we will make it all up”.

  • Ground battles continue to rage in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is launching an offensive along a stretch of the front line west of the city of Donetsk, which has been held by its proxies since 2014.

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