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The Russian-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know About Day 270 of the Invasion | world news

  • Rishi Sunak pays a surprise visit to Kyiv Saturday to meet the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky – Sunak’s first visit to the country since taking office.

  • Sunak announced that Britain will provide a £50m air defense package for Ukraine, including anti-aircraft guns and technology to counter drones supplied by Iran.

  • Zelensky thanked Sunak for his support and tweeted: “With friends like you by our side, we are confident of our victory. Both of our nations know what it means to stand up for freedom.”

  • Ukraine the attorney general’s office said at least 437 Ukrainian children were killed and over 837 wounded as a result of the Russian invasion.

  • Five people were injured in a Russian strike on a humanitarian station in the south Ukrainesaid Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior assistant to Zelenskiy.

  • Nine people, including four children, died after a suspected gas explosion at a residential building in The Russian island of Sakhalinsaid the local governor.

  • About 60 Russian soldiers were killed in a long-range Ukrainian artillery attack this week, Kyiv said on Saturday. In a Facebook post, the Armed Forces General Staff said Russia suffered the casualties on Thursday when Ukrainian forces shelled the town of Mykhailkva, 40 km south of Kherson. Russian forces abandoned the town earlier this month.

  • Kyiv is in a “critical situation” with power shortages and facing hour-long blackouts, officials say, amid Russian attacks on energy infrastructure. But the Energy Ministry said on Saturday Ukraine’s electricity supply was under control and there was no need to panic.

  • Zelenskiy said on Saturday that supply problems were most severe in and around Kyiv and six other regions. “We are working across the country to stabilize the situation,” he said in a video address.

  • Ukrainian forces could be in Crimea at the end of December, the country’s deputy defense minister, Volodymyr Havrylov, said.

  • The British Ministry of Defense released its latest intelligence update on the war in Ukraine. Russia carried out its largest single-day debt issuance in history on Wednesday, he said.

  • Moscow had not officially contacted Kyiv talks, but Russia would have to completely withdraw its forces for the talks to take place, said Andriy Yermak, Ukraine’s presidential chief of staff.

  • The first passenger train to the recently liberated city City of Kherson arrived from Kyiv for the first time since Russian troops occupied the southern Ukrainian city.

  • The funeral took place on the Saturday of Polish man who was one of two victims killed when a missile crashed into a grain storage facility in the Polish Przewodow village.

  • US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austinm said China and Russia sought a world where force is used to resolve disputes and he swore United States will continue to uphold humanitarian principles and international law.

  • Mykhailo Podoliak, a political adviser to the Ukrainian president, dismissed “conspiracy theories” about his country’s surrender. “Ukraine will not kneel before the Russians.”

  • Asia Pacific leaders added their voice on Saturday to international pressure on Russia on his invasion of Ukraine, issuing a statement at the summit saying “most” of them condemned the war.

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