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2022-12-14T13:29:16.948Z


Russia fires rockets at more cities in the Ukraine war Created: 2022-12-14 2:21 p.m By: Helena Gries, Stefan Krieger The air alert goes off in Kyiv. New rocket attacks from Russia are reported from Cherson. The news ticker on the Ukraine war. Explosions in Kiev: Russia flies drone strikes on the Ukrainian capital. Emergency aid from Paris: Financial support should get Ukraine through the winte


Russia fires rockets at more cities in the Ukraine war

Created: 2022-12-14 2:21 p.m

By: Helena Gries, Stefan Krieger

The air alert goes off in Kyiv.

New rocket attacks from Russia are reported from Cherson.

The news ticker on the Ukraine war.

  • Explosions in Kiev:

    Russia flies drone strikes on the Ukrainian capital.

  • Emergency aid from Paris:

    Financial support should get Ukraine through the winter.

  • Editor's note:

    Read the latest developments in the Ukraine conflict in our news ticker.

    The information on the Ukraine war processed here comes partly from the warring parties in Russia and Ukraine.

    They can therefore not be independently checked in part.

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Rocket attacks are again reported from Cherson in the Ukraine war.

The Russian armed forces are said to have hit a building of the regional administration.

At least two floors were destroyed.

This is reported by the Kyiv Independent news portal, citing a report from the local authorities.

A total of six people are said to have been injured.

A screenshot from a video is said to show the Russian rocket attack on a regional administration building in Kherson.

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+++ 12.50 p.m .:

 In another prisoner exchange with Russia, 64 Ukrainian soldiers were released.

"We also managed to free a US citizen who was helping our people," head of the presidential office in Kyiv Andriy Yermak wrote in the Telegram news service on Wednesday.

According to the prisoner coordination staff, the American was arrested in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson for "participating in pro-Ukrainian meetings".

The soldiers fought in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Among them are officers and simple soldiers.

The Russian side had reported about the exchange of an orthodox priest and the transfer of the bodies of two pilots of the mercenary troop "Wagner" who were killed near Bakhmut.

It was initially unclear whether it was the same exchange.

News about the Ukraine war: Russian army attacks Donetsk with S-300 missiles

+++ 11.55 a.m .:

The Russian army fired on the center and north of the Donetsk region at night and in the morning.

Kurakhove was attacked with S-300 missiles, Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, posted on Telegram.

This is reported by the news portal

Ukrinform

.

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“There are no casualties towards Donetsk, but there is destruction.

After midnight, the Russians attacked Kurakhove with S-300 and shelled Kurakhivka - two houses and a company building were damaged.

Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka and Heorhiivka were under artillery fire.

A house was hit in Krasnohorivka,” Kyrylenko wrote.

+++ 10.50 a.m .:

According to the national power grid operator Ukrenergo, the Russian drone attacks on Kiev and the region around the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday (December 14) did not damage any energy systems.

"Thanks to the excellent work of the air defense forces, the energy infrastructure facilities were not damaged [on Wednesday] - all 13 drones were shot down," Ukrenergo said via the news app Telegram.

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News about the Ukraine war: Russian war strategy is clearly criticized internally

+++ 9.30 a.m .:

According to British secret services, disagreements about the type of Russian warfare in Ukraine should reach the management level of the military.

Recent comments by ex-Russian intelligence officer and former separatist leader Igor Girkin are a sign of the tense debate, the British Defense Ministry's daily briefing said on Wednesday (December 14).

Girkin, who is held responsible, among other things, for the downing of a passenger plane over the Donbass, says he voluntarily spent two months in a battalion at the front in Ukraine, the British said.

After that, he acknowledged a "crisis in strategic planning" in Moscow.

He also mocked the Kremlin's current focus on building defenses and questioned their usefulness.

News on the Ukraine war: Ukrainian foreign minister expects Russian offensive

+++ 9.05 a.m.

According to his own words, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba expects a new major Russian offensive in January or February.

"I think that Russia will probably have restored its ability for a major offensive by the end of January or the beginning of February - they will try and we will try to prevent it," he told press officials on Tuesday evening (December 13). in Kiew.

Ukraine will do everything to thwart these plans of the Russian military.

+++ 8.05 a.m .:

During the attack on the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday morning, the Ukrainian military shot down eleven Russian Shahed drones over Kiev and Kiev Oblast.

Debris from the drones is said to have damaged two administrative buildings in Shevchenkivskyi district, according to reports by the

Kyiv Independent

news portal , referring to the military administration of the city of Kyiv.

The air alert in the region is still active.

Ukraine war news: Explosions after Russian drone strikes in Kyiv

First report from Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:55 a.m.:

Kiev – There were several explosions in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Wednesday morning (December 14).

Mayor Vitali Klitschko confirmed this in the

Telegram

news service without giving any details.

According to Ukrainian media reports, Russia's armed forces are said to have flown drone attacks on the three-million metropolis and its surroundings.

The authorities said the air defense was deployed.

There were said to be air alerts in the capital, the surrounding area and in Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia.

So far, nothing is known about possible damage and casualties.

News about the Ukraine war: Selenskyj wants to rebuild the power grid

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked him for the emergency winter aid for his country that was initiated at a conference in Paris.

Among other things, this could be used to rebuild the badly damaged power grid, he said on Tuesday evening (December 13).

However, the aid should not only benefit the repair of the badly damaged electricity and heat supply, but also the water supply, the transport and health care system and the supply of food.

The Russian military recently targeted Ukraine's entire energy infrastructure in order to wear down the population in winter and to put pressure on the country's leadership.

News about the Ukraine war: USA wants to deliver air defense systems to Kyiv

The US is considering delivering Patriot air defense systems to Kyiv.

As the broadcaster

CNN

reported, citing unnamed government sources, the plans could be made official this week.

Ukraine, attacked by Russia, keeps pushing for better anti-aircraft defenses.

(editorial with agencies)

Source: merkur

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