Ukraine Russia, the latest war news | More bombs on Kherson and explosions in Kiev: alert throughout the country

Of Marta Serafini sent to Kiev and Redazione Online

The news of Thursday 29 December, live. Ukrainian drone strikes in Russia, destroying an air defense system. President Zelensky: thanks to us Europe is now more united. Russian ships in the Mediterranean

• The war in Ukraine reached the 308th day.
• The city of Kherson under attack by Russian missiles, for this reason the Ukrainian army is proceeding with the evacuation of civilians.
• The Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Squadron confirmed the presence of Russian ships in the Mediterranean.
• Zelensky to the nation: terrible months but we have not lost humanity.

08:48 am – Ukrainian drone in Russia hits an air defense system

A Ukrainian drone strikes the Unechsky district in the Bryansk region of Russia, destroying an S-300 air defense system, according to Russian agencies. In Belgorod, the air defense has come into operation, as communicated by the regional governor, Vjacheslav Gladkov, according to which there are no victims, while information on possible damage is still being updated. In a message on Telegram Gladkov specified that one of the fragments of a missile that fell at the Komsomolsky-Maysky road junction, caused a fire that was promptly extinguished.

08:42 am – In Kiev a downed missile hit a residential building

(Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev) The military administration of the city of Kiev said a Russian missile shot down in the capital hit a private building on the east (left) bank of the Dnipro River. At least four explosions were heard across Kiev.

08:39 – Russian missiles on Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa and Sumy: cities in blackout

In addition to Kiev and Kherson, explosions are reported by governors and mayors of Lviv (in western Ukraine), which is far from the front line, Kharkiv (in the east), Odessa (in the south), Sumy (in the north -East). Ukrainian agencies and TVs report it. Power outages were announced in Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk and Kryvyi Rih regions. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Zelensky, tweeted that more than 120 missiles were fired into Ukraine this morning from Russia to destroy critical infrastructure and kill civilians en masse.

08:33 am – Explosions also in Lviv

(Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev) Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy reported around 9:18 local time of explosions in his city as well without giving further details.

08:31 – Mayor of Kiev: possible blackouts in the city

(Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev) The mayor of Kiev Klitscho has warned of the possibility of blackouts in the city and has invited the population to recharge their mobile phones and stock up on water.

08:20 am – Missile rain over Ukraine: The anti-aircraft active

After a nighttime drone strike, Russia massively attacked Ukraine with cruise missiles from the sea and from the air from different directions, but the Ukrainian flak worked. as reported by the command of the Air Force of the Ukrainian army, which has invited citizens to seek shelter. In the last few hours attacks have also been reported on Zhytomyr, Kharkiv and Odessa, as well as on Kiev and Kherson.

08:07 – More explosions in Kiev

(Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev) Strong explosions in central Kiev.

08:02 am – Images of the explosions in Kiev

Some images of the explosions in Kiev, published on social networks.

07:31 – Explosions in Kiev

(Martha Seraphim, sent to Kiev) Explosions in several districts of Kiev are being reported in these minutes by residents of the capital, according to Ukrainian media. Oleksiy Arestovych, Presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych wrote on Facebook that over 100 missiles were arriving in several waves. The military administration of Kiev warned citizens on Telegram that the anti-aircraft defense is working. Zhytomyr Governor Vitaliy Bunechko said Russian rockets were raining down on the region. The head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, reports that the missiles are launched from ships in the Black Sea, reports the Guardian.

06:05 – Lavrov: no dialogue on Zelensky’s “peace formula”.

Russia will not talk to anyone on the basis of the peace formula proposed by Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today in an interview with RIA Novosti, adding that Kiev is not ready for dialogue. “ obvious that Kiev is not ready for dialogue. By proposing all sorts of ideas and ‘peace formulas’, Zelensky feeds the illusion of obtaining, with the help of the West, the withdrawal of our troops from the Russian territory of the regions of Donbass, Crimea, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the payment of damages from Russia, the admission of guilt in international courts, etc. We certainly won’t talk to anyone in those terms, Lavrov said.

05:57 am – The Ukrainian 007s: the fighting is at a standstill

The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, Kyrylo Budanov, made a statement similar to what the Institute for the Study of War had to say about Bakhmut, though he extended it to the whole country. Budanov says the fighting in Ukraine is at a standstill, as neither Ukraine nor Russia is able to make any significant headway. The situation stuck… It’s not moving, Budanov told the news agency in an interview. He said that Russia was at an impasse, but that Ukraine cannot defeat them in all directions comprehensively while waiting for weapons.

05:43 am – The USA: Russia stalled over Bakhmut

Analysts from the US Institute for the Study of War believe that Russia has reached a stalemate in Bakhmut, with several indicators supporting the assessment that Russian forces around Bakhmut have reached a fever pitch. US military doctrine defines climax as “the point at which a force no longer has the capability to continue its form of operation, attack or defense and, writes the Guardianwhen a force cannot continue the attack and must assume a defensive position or perform an operational pause.

05:41 am – Run to the shelters, warning of air attacks also in Kiev

At around 6:00 on Thursday, December 29, air raid alarms sounded in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, as well as the southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv and the western region of Zhytomyr. An air alert has been announced in the capital! Please run to the shelter! published the military administration of the city of Kiev on Telegram. So far, there have been no confirmed attacks.

03.16 am – Councilor Zelensky: after Putin’s death? It will be worse

Our people think that the death of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is the end of everything. Absolutely no? It will be worse than with Putin. This was stated by the adviser to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksij Arestovich. According to him, according to the microphones of Latynina TV (youtube channel of the Russian opponent Yulija Latynina), after the possible death of the leader of the Kremlin, there would be another war with Russia.

02:44 am – Zelensky: They have been terrible months but we have not lost humanity

We have not lost our humanity, even if we have gone through terrible months. And we won’t lose it, even if a difficult year awaits us. We will achieve victory. And we really have to do it together. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his evening video speech. Don’t forget to say thank you when you are helped. Please support those fighting for our country, he added.

02:21 – Mayor Kharkiv: Our city is under attack again

Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov said the city was attacked by the Russians twice. No casualties were reported.

01:53 am – Zelensky, the war has strengthened the unity of Europe

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his annual speech to the Ukrainian Parliament, argued that the war waged by Russia against his country has strengthened the unity of Europe and that no one in the West is afraid and will ever be afraid of Russia. It was Ukraine that joined the European Union. It is seen as possible, said Zelensky from the chamber of Parliament. And now Europe is protecting itself. Europe overcomes crises. And this despite the enormous resources thrown by Russia to destroy our continent. For the first time in history, some European countries have reconsidered the idea of ​​remaining neutral and are resisting aggression together with us, together with Ukraine, he added. We have helped Europe and most of the world feel that being neutral now is, sorry, but immoral. Zelensky then said that countries are no longer interested in whether Russia will listen to them, but rather in knowing what else to expect from Ukraine, what else Ukraine can give Europe, what else we can give the world. Zelensky also thanked the Ukrainian military, calling them “heroes” and said that the powerful weapons Ukraine has received have strengthened its advantage. And let me remind you that a year ago it seemed impossible that our state could have “Patriot” air defense systems. But now we have such an agreement, he said. This is a special sign of trust towards Ukraine. This is a true alliance with the United States of America. We have achieved this goal.

11.21 pm – Zelensky: More than 1,800 towns and villages liberated so far

Ukraine managed to liberate more than 1,800 towns and villages from the Russian occupiers. Zelensky said this in his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament). Adding: I thank all the states that help us overcome Russian tyranny right on the battlefield, as reported Ukrinform. Ukrainian soldiers drove out the invaders from Kiev, and this was the first turning point in the full-scale war, it showed the strength of our resistance, the Ukrainian president said again, recalling that the soldiers liberated the island of Serpents and since then every occupier knows what one response he will hear from the Ukrainians to any of his invasions.

13:00 – De Carolis: we monitor the Russian ships in the Mediterranean

I confirm the presence of Russian ships in the Mediterranean. So we have the task of monitoring the Mediterranean and closely monitor these ships. A strong message from the point of view of strategic communication that the alliance d. This was stated by the commander in chief of the Naval Squadron, Admiral Aurelio De Carolis, answering a question from journalists on the sidelines of the rotation ceremony of the Tactical Command of Operation Safe Mediterranean (OMS), which took place today on board the amphibious ship San Giorgio, moored at the Mar Grande naval station in Taranto.
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