Moscow does not want to start negotiations with kyiv without recognition by Ukraine of the territories annexed last September;
an international conference in Paris to help Ukraine financially;
the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expected in Ukraine...
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An international conference in Paris to financially support Ukraine
French President Emmanuel Macron gathered the international community in Paris on Tuesday, December 13 to help the Ukrainians to "resist during this winter" against a Russia which "is
trying to sow terror
", emergency needs estimated by Kiev at 800 millions of euros.
After the conferences in Lugano, Warsaw and Berlin in recent months, this meeting, which brings together 70 delegations from countries and international organizations, including several heads of government, is intended to be "practical-practical
, explained Emmanuel Macron.
Ukraine needs at least "
800 million euros in emergency aid
" to meet the needs of the population during the winter, particularly in the energy sector, said his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky who participated to the remote conference but whose wife traveled to Paris.
According to the French presidency, pledges of contributions already amounted to 400 million on Tuesday morning and were to “
increase during the conference
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president in videoconference at the international conference in Paris POOL / REUTERS
During this conference, Emmanuel Macron underlined the will of the international community to help the Ukrainians "
to resist during this winter
" in the face of a Russia which is acting "
" and whose objective is to "
plunge them into darkness and the cold
Emmanuel Macron with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmygal at the Elysee Palace on December 13, 2022. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS
Russia, whose military weaknesses have come to light, has opted for a cynical strategy aimed at destroying civilian infrastructure in order to bring Ukraine to its knees," he
said at the opening of the conference. .
He accused Moscow of acting "
" to "
sow terror among civilians, trying to break the rear for lack of being able to hold the front
These strikes, which Russia openly admits are only intended to undermine the resistance of the Ukrainian people, constitute war crimes
” which “
will not go unpunished
”, insisted the French head of state.
Kremlin rejects Ukraine peace plan
Ukraine must cede the territories which Russia claims should be annexed before any diplomatic negotiations, the Kremlin also declared on Tuesday, in response to Volodymyr Zelensky's proposal to organize a "world peace summit
The Ukrainian side must take into account the realities that have developed on the ground
," said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov during his daily press briefing.
These realities are that the Russian Federation has new subjects as a result of referendums that have taken place in these territories
", he added, judging "
impossible any progress
" diplomatic as long as Kiev "
does not take into account these realities
Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman and Vladimir Putin, Russian President, December 9, 2022. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP
IAEA to deploy missions to 'secure' Ukraine's nuclear power plants
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send missions to "
" five nuclear power plants in Ukraine, including that of Zaporizhya, occupied by the Russian army, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Tuesday. .
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (southern Ukraine) occupied by Russia since the beginning of March 2022. STRINGER / AFP
These missions are intended to secure these power plants and to record all the impacts coming from outside, in particular the strikes by the Russian aggressor
", wrote the Ukrainian official on Telegram after a meeting in Paris with the boss of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi.
He did not specify a timetable or the size of these missions, while the IAEA already has experts in Zaporijjia, the most sensitive site due to its proximity to the front and the Russian occupation.
A bridge sabotaged in the south of Ukraine in the zone occupied by the Russians
The Russian occupation on Tuesday accused forces loyal to kyiv of having sabotaged a bridge at the entrance to Melitopol, the main occupied city of the Ukrainian region of Zaporizhia.
Acts of sabotage and targeted assassinations targeting the occupation authorities have increased in recent months in occupied southern Ukraine, which kyiv has vowed to resume.
The Konstantinovka bridge, in the eastern suburbs of Melitopol, was damaged by terrorists
”, denounced on Telegram a Russian occupation official, Vladimir Rogov, reporting an attack “
Russian propaganda poster in the occupied city of Melitopol on November 27, 2022. ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO / REUTERS
In Belarus, surprise inspection of the armed forces on the orders of President Lukashenko
A surprise inspection of the Belarusian armed forces to assess their ability to ensure the security of this former Soviet republic, an ally of Russia, began on Tuesday on the orders of President Alexander Lukashenko, announced his Ministry of Defense.
The soldiers involved in the inspection "
will have to go as soon as possible to designated areas, install engineering equipment there and organize their security and defense
", the ministry said in a press release, without however specifying the number of soldiers or vehicles involved.