eight dead in multiple bombings, a “fear of missiles” criticizes Volodymyr Zelensky

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  • Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikova again criticized the conflict and received a fine. Notorious for interrupting a television news broadcast with a poster against the Russian invasion, he was fined 50,000 rubles (800 euros) for “discredit” of the Russian armed forces.
  • In a large part of the Ukrainian territory, the bombing of the Russian army did not slow down on Thursday. Therefore, at least five people died and 25 were injured, including 12 soldiers, in a strike on two hangars in Kropyvnytskyï, in the center, informed the governor of the Kirovograd region, Andriï Raikovitch. A total of eight dead and thirty wounded were counted.
  • “We will rebuild the Antonivsky Bridge”, assured Volodymyr Zelensky, Wednesday night, in his daily video intervention. The Ukrainian strikes partially destroyed this bridge in the suburbs of Kherson, a city occupied by Russian forces, the occupation authorities announced on Wednesday. The Antonivsky Bridge was strategic for supplies, as it was the only one connecting the city to the southern bank of the Dnieper and the rest of the Kherson region.
  • The three Ukrainian ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhnedesignated for the export of grain, has “back to work”although efforts will be made to ensure the safety of the convoys, the Ukrainian Navy announced on Telegram on Wednesday. “The exit and entry of ships in the ports will be done by forming a convoy to accompany the leading ship”, he clarified. kyiv and Moscow reached an agreement in Istanbul, thanks to the mediation of Turkey and under the aegis of the United Nations (UN), to allow the delivery abroad of about 25 million tons of grain stuck in the Ukrainian port.
  • KharkovUkraine’s second largest city in the northeast of the country, was hit by a Russian rocket attack on Tuesday. “At 4:25 am, the industrial district of Kharkiv was bombarded by two S-300 missiles”wrote the mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov, in Telegram.
  • In eastern Ukraine, the Donbass mining basin is also the scene of heavy fighting. Two people were killed and five were injured in the bombing of a hotel in Bakhmout, Ukrainian emergency services announced. Journalists from Agence France-Presse (AFP) who were in the city, one of the last in Donbass to remain under Ukrainian control, heard sporadic artillery fire and saw a house hit by a Russian shell.
  • The appointment of Andriy Kostin, a deputy from the President’s political party, as the country’s chief prosecutor was confirmed on Wednesday by the Ukrainian Parliament. Mr. Kostin, a 49-year-old representative, member of Servant of the People, Mr. Zelensky’s party, won the support of 299 of 450 Ukrainian parliamentarians. The first role of Mr. Kostin, remembers the Ukrainian President, who proposed his appointment, is “to do everything in his power to prove Russia’s responsibility in the war”, “in cooperation with the International Criminal Court”. He replaces Iryna Venediktova, who was removed from her post as general prosecutor earlier this month.
  • Ukraine will increase its electricity exports to the European Union, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday. The Ukrainian president said he wants to help his European partners resist Russian blackmail with gas. The Twenty-Seven reached an agreement on Tuesday on a reduction in their consumption this winter, to limit their dependence on Russian gas, after the recent sharp drop in deliveries from the Russian industry. group Gazprom, which announced the beginning of its daily delivery to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

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