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DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Bulgaria agrees to supply arms to Ukrainian armed forces


No G20 summit for Ukraine if Putin is present

The Ukrainian presidency announced on Thursday that its presence at the next G20 summit on November 15-16 would depend on that of Putin. Already on Tuesday, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had called for Russia to be excluded from the G20 and the invitation of its head of state to be withdrawn.


Bulgaria wants to supply arms to Ukraine

The Bulgarian parliament has decided to provide military assistance to Ukraine by sending arms after delays caused by the country’s historical proximity to Russia.

Bulgaria, a NATO member, “is proving to be a worthy ally we can count on,” welcomed Daniel Lorer, MP for the centrist Let’s Continue Change Party (CC).

A majority of 175 right-wing and middle-class deputies supported this decision, 49 voted against and one abstained.


The G7 reaffirm their support for Ukraine

At a two-day meeting in Munster, western Germany, G7 members specifically insisted on a food crisis that could hit the country.

“We will not allow the brutality of this war to lead to a mass death of older people and children, young people or families in the coming winter months,” said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the opening of this meeting.


The Russian nuclear strike hypothesis at the heart of Western concerns

Will the nuclear threat grow as the war goes on? Most recently, high-ranking Russian military officials are said to have been in talks about the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the New York Times said in an article published on Wednesday. This is enough to alarm Western countries, and the United States in particular.


According to the IAEA, no “undeclared nuclear activities” in Ukraine.

Western countries have always denied the Russian allegations and have shown their support for the Ukrainian presidency.


Towards gas shortages in Europe this winter?

As a result of the war in Ukraine, European countries are at risk of running out of gas in the winter of 2023/24, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Thursday.

30 billion cubic meters of gas could be missing next year, in the event of a complete halt to supplies from Russia, but also due to China’s economic recovery, which would absorb a large part of liquefied natural gas (LNG). European reserves would then only be 65% full by the start of winter 2023/2024, compared to 95% today.


The G7 wants to avoid a food crisis in Ukraine this winter

Meeting this Thursday in Munster, Germany, G7 ministers reiterated their support for Ukraine, which is particularly determined to prevent Russia from “starving” Ukrainians this winter.


Nearly 75,000 Russian soldiers were killed, according to Kyiv

In its latest report, Ukraine’s defense ministry says around 74,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in action since the conflict began last February. That’s 730 more in 24 hours.

More than 2730 tanks were shot down along with 390 rocket launchers.


No Swiss ammunition delivered to Ukraine

Switzerland announces that it will ban Germany from sending Swiss-made ammunition for the anti-aircraft tanks that Berlin plans to ship to Kyiv, which it says is in urgent need. This decision was made in the name of the neutrality law and Swiss war material legislation, said the Swiss economy minister.


Microsoft support

The American group will provide Ukraine with additional technological support of up to $100 million by 2023 to help protect the country, its Vice President Brad Smith said at a news conference in Lisbon on Thursday. Ukraine will be able to use Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence services, as well as its data centers across Europe, he explained.

DIRECT War in Ukraine Bulgaria agrees to supply arms toBrad Smith, in the background, this Thursday, November 3rd. Portal/Pedro Nunes


Moscow warns London against attack on Russian ships

Russia on Thursday warned the UK of “dangerous consequences” following the latest attacks on its Black Sea Fleet, in which London denies involvement despite accusations from Moscow.

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The First Lady of Ukraine thanks Portugal for its help

During a trip to Portugal, Olena Zelenska thanked her for supporting Ukraine. For his part, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said: “We want to show all our solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Everything that happened on February 24 completely changed Portugal and the Portuguese people.”

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Support for Ukraine at the heart of a G7 in Germany

The G7 countries are expected to show their enduring support for Ukraine and send a strong message to Russia at a ministerial meeting in Munster, Germany.

In particular, the ministers will focus “on the means of further supporting Ukraine” in all areas, diplomatic sources stressed, while Europeans and Americans are providing massive economic and military aid to this country for its defense against Russia.


A prisoner exchange

Separatist authorities have announced the release of 107 soldiers in an exchange with Kyiv, which will hold the same number of prisoners. “Today we are retrieving 107 of our fighters from Ukrainian prisons,” of whom “65 are from Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics,” one of the main leaders of the pro-Russian separatists, Denis Pushilin, told Telegram.


The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was shut down due to shelling

According to the nuclear operator Energoatom, as a result of the bombing, the last two high-voltage lines of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which connect it to the Ukrainian power grid, were damaged. All 20 diesel generators were activated. According to Energoatom, there is enough fuel to power these generators. The operator again appealed to the international community “to take urgent measures to demilitarize this area as soon as possible”.


Return to normalcy confirmed by the UN

1667494578 806 DIRECT War in Ukraine Bulgaria agrees to supply arms toA freighter with Ukrainian grain. (pictured) Portal/Umit Bektas


Will the Grains Agreement be extended?

The Kremlin said Thursday it has not yet decided whether or not to extend the deal on grain exports from Ukraine, which expires in just over two weeks. He first wants to “evaluate” the effects.


The Russian flag removed from the Kherson regional administration building?

This is reported by several accounts on Twitter with supporting photos.


Many civilian casualties

Apart from the Russian separatist-controlled areas in the east of the country, according to the NGO Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, it is in Kiev that the highest number of civilians killed since the beginning of the war in Ukraine is in Kyiv.


Naval suicide drones used by Ukraine against Russian fleet in Crimea

On Saturday, October 29, between six and eight Black Sea Fleet suicide drones attacked Black Sea Fleet ships stationed in Sevastopol, Crimea, according to Le Monde.


The Bloodless Izioum Hospital

During six months of Russian occupation and eight months of daily fighting, the hospital in Izium in eastern Ukraine has never stopped working for civilians. The wounded were operated on in the basement under the greatest uncertainty, while the dead were stored until discharge. After connecting to a generator and successively installing new windows, the hospital has now been able to return to almost normal operations. “We have about 200 patients today compared to 50 in June,” says his manager, Dr. Yourïi Kouznetsov, a 52-year-old surgeon, told AFP.


The Russian invasion of Ukraine increased anti-Semitism

Disinformation and Jew-hatred have “bloomed” on the internet since the start of the Russian invasion, exacerbating a process already set in motion by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a European report published on Thursday. “The coronavirus epidemic and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine have further fueled anti-Semitism, which remains a serious problem,” said Michael O’Flaherty, director of the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).


Six cargo ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports

The Turkish Defense Ministry announced this Thursday morning, a day after Russia’s return to the international agreement signed in July under the aegis of Turkey and the UN. These boats will use the Black Sea Safe Humanitarian Corridor, which has already allowed 9.7 million tons of grain and other agricultural products to be exported from Ukraine, despite the conflict.


According to British intelligence, 40 Russian tanks are lost every day

The British Ministry of Defense believes that Russian soldiers serving in Ukraine “are likely to be frustrated at being forced to serve in old armored personnel carriers”. In mid-October, 40 Russian armored vehicles were reportedly being destroyed every day.


The OECD at the time of Ukraine’s “great challenge”.

“Ukraine is a very large agricultural producer: several countries depend on it for their food security. When such a major player sees its production and the supply of its products affected, there is a significant impact,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, fears to AFP.


Zelensky’s message

“Together we will defeat the terrorist state […] and we guarantee that all Ukraine is and will be free. Eternal glory to all our heroes! Glory to Ukraine! ” writes the President of Ukraine in his daily message published on social networks.


No investigations into biological weapons in Ukraine

The Security Council has rejected a draft resolution drafted by Russia calling for an investigation into its allegations of Washington’s involvement in alleged biological weapons development in Ukraine. Russia formally requested a UN probe into these allegations last week, which it regularly pushes forward.


Washington welcomes Moscow’s return to Ukraine’s grain deal

It is important that this agreement “not only be restarted, but renewed later this month,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “This will ultimately bring even more (…) stability to this market and most importantly put pressure on food prices worldwide,” he added.


Switzerland offers Ukraine $100 million as winter approaches

The Swiss Federal Council said in a statement on Wednesday that it had “adopted an action plan to mitigate the consequences of a promising winter for the people of Ukraine”. “Switzerland will release an envelope of 100 million Swiss francs (as many dollars) for this purpose. In particular, these funds will be used to finance projects to rapidly restore the country’s energy infrastructure. »



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