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Russia unleashes air strikes across Ukraine as West pressures Moscow on oil
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Russia unleashes air strikes across Ukraine as West pressures Moscow on oil

By Pavel Polityuk December 6, 2022 — 4.48am, register or subscribe to save articles for later. Kyiv: Ukraine said Russia had destroyed homes in the southeast and knocked out power in many areas with a new round of missile attacks as the West imposed a price cap on Russian seaborne oil to try to limit Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion.A new barrage had been anticipated for days and came on a day when emergency blackouts were due to end, with previous damage repaired. The strikes plunged parts of Ukraine back into freezing darkness with temperatures nationwide now firmly [...]Continue reading on www.smh.com.au
Russia claims Kyiv hit its air bases, fires more missiles
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Russia claims Kyiv hit its air bases, fires more missiles

Ukrainian officials believe the Russians' goal is to try to shut down electricity across as much of the country as possible. (CNN)KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian drones struck two air bases deep inside Russian territory, the Kremlin said Monday, shortly before Russian forces unleashed a massive missile barrage in Ukraine that struck homes and buildings and killed civilians.The unprecedented attack in Russia threatened a major escalation of the nine-month war because it hit an airfield housing bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. President Vladimir Putin has threatened to use all available means to defend his land, a remark many [...]Continue reading on www.knopnews2.com
Ukraine’s allies are letting Russia off the hook
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Ukraine’s allies are letting Russia off the hook

For months, energy analysts have been fretting about what might happen on Dec. 5, when two things were due to occur. First, a European ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil would go into effect. Second, the world’s advanced economies would impose a price cap on Russian oil.December 5 has arrived, and … nothing much has changed. That’s good news for oil purchasers, since markets are not registering any unusual concern about supply disruptions. But business-as-usual in energy markets also suggests the West’s latest effort to curtail Russia’s war-making ability is a dud. Russia seems likely to continue earning [...]Continue reading on news.yahoo.com
Monday, December 5. Russia’s War On Ukraine: Daily News And Information From Ukraine
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Monday, December 5. Russia’s War On Ukraine: Daily News And Information From Ukraine

People hide in the subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, ... [+] Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 285. As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation. By Daria Dzysiuk. Russia launched a massive attack on Ukrainian cities, including capital Kyiv. Ukraine’s air force said it shot down more than 60 of about 70 missiles that Russia fired on in its latest barrage against [...]Continue reading on www.forbes.com
Missiles Strike Ukraine; Moscow Blames Kyiv for Blasts at 2 Bases in Russia
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Missiles Strike Ukraine; Moscow Blames Kyiv for Blasts at 2 Bases in Russia

Russia launched a volley of missiles at Ukraine’s energy grid on Monday, knocking out power in several regions, officials said, the latest in a monthslong campaign of strikes by Moscow targeting civilian infrastructure.Ukrainian air defense systems fired into the sky in multiple areas of the country but not all missiles were intercepted. Four people were killed by the Russian strikes, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, and officials reported damage to energy infrastructure.When air-raid warnings were issued for most of the country, Ukrainians followed a grim routine and headed for bomb shelters in Kyiv and other cities. Shortly after the all-clear [...]Continue reading on www.nytimes.com
Ukraine updates: Russia unleashes fatal missile barrage
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Ukraine updates: Russia unleashes fatal missile barrage

A wave of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine has destroyed civilian infrastructure and left at least two dead. Meanwhile, a western price cap on Russian oil has come into effect. DW rounds up the latest.Ukrainian officials have reported a new wave of Russian missile strikes across the country as Moscow seeks to cripple Ukraine's energy supplies and infrastructure. Explosions were reported in several parts of the country, including the cities of Odesa, Cherkasy and Kryvyi Rih.Russia's latest wave of airstrikes has destroyed homes in the south and knocked out power in the north. Two people were reportedly killed by [...]Continue reading on www.dw.com
Ukraine war: Explosions at airbases in Russia; oil price cap; and intense fighting around Bakhmut
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Ukraine war: Explosions at airbases in Russia; oil price cap; and intense fighting around Bakhmut

Ukrainian servicemen fire toward Russian positions in the frontline near Kherson, southern Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 1. Explosions reported at Russian airbases amid latest strikes on Ukraine Explosions took place at two Russian airbases on Monday just hours before Ukrainian officials accused Russia of launching a “massive missile attack”.Three people were reportedly killed and six injured after a fuel tanker exploded at a Russian airfield near the city of Ryazan, southeast of Moscow.Another blast allegedly occurred in Russia’s Saratov region along the Volga river, far from the frontlines.Saratov regional governor Roman Busargin said there was no damage to [...]Continue reading on www.euronews.com
Russia Reduces Air Combat Missions in Ukraine: UK Defense Ministry
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Russia Reduces Air Combat Missions in Ukraine: UK Defense Ministry

Ukrainian servicemen flie a drone during an operation against Russian positions at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Dec. 4, 2022. Britian's Defense Ministry said Monday that the number of missions conducted by Russian tactical combat aircraft over Ukraine "has reduced significantly" to probably "tens of missions per day, compared to a high of up to 300 per day.In its intelligence update, posted on Twitter, the ministry said Russia has lost over 60 fixed-wing aircraft.The decrease in missions, the ministry said, "is likely a result of continued high threat from Ukrainian air defenses, limitations on the flying [...]Continue reading on www.voanews.com
Ukraine reports new barrage of widespread Russian strikes
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Ukraine reports new barrage of widespread Russian strikes

A Ukrainian serviceman flies a drone during an operation against Russian positions at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. AP Photo/Roman Chop KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials reported a new barrage of Russian missile strikes across the country Monday, an attack that was anticipated as Russia seeks to disable Ukraine’s energy supplies and infrastructure with the approach of winter.Media reports referred to explosions in several parts of the country, including the cities of Odesa, Cherkasy and Kryvyi Rih. In Odesa, the local water supply company said a missile strike cut power to pumping [...]Continue reading on www.pressherald.com
Russia unleashes missiles but Ukraine says most shot down
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Russia unleashes missiles but Ukraine says most shot down

Russia on Monday unleashed what Ukrainian authorities called the latest "massive missile attack" across their country, striking homes and buildings, killing civilians, and disrupting electrical power and water supplies in areas — notably in the Black Sea port city of Odesa. Ukraine's air force claimed it shot down more than 60 of the 70 missiles fired.Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, drove a car across a bridge linking his country to the Crimean Peninsula following its repair from a truck bombing in October that had embarrassed Moscow.Russia responded to the bridge attack by firing waves of missiles at Ukrainian infrastructure [...]Continue reading on www.kcra.com
Two Russian long-range bombers damaged in drone attack on airbase
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Two Russian long-range bombers damaged in drone attack on airbase

A Russian airbase used to launch rocket attacks on Ukraine has been reportedly hit by a drone attack, causing a huge explosion and damage to two strategic bombers.The TU-95 aircraft - known as Bears - form the backbone of Russia's long-range air attack nuclear forces.Video footage posted by an advisor to Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs shows a blast occurring at 6:04am at the Engels airbase, about 875km southeast of Moscow."Two TU-95 planes supposedly damaged after a reported drone attack on an air base in Russian Engels, Saratov region," said Anton Gerashchenko."Engels airbase is one of the take-off sites [...]Continue reading on www.telegraph.co.uk
Ukraine ‘Shrugs Away’ Kalashnikovs; Uses WW2 Era ‘Heavy Duty’ British-US Origin Machine Guns To Pound Russia
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Ukraine ‘Shrugs Away’ Kalashnikovs; Uses WW2 Era ‘Heavy Duty’ British-US Origin Machine Guns To Pound Russia

The war in Ukraine has seen the resurgence of some decades-old weapons. Russia and Ukraine are using Soviet-made weapons produced in the 1960s and 70s, designed during the Cold War, and manufactured later. However, Ukrainian forces also use weapons dating back to World War 2 (WW2) and earlier. One such weapon is the Pulemyot Maxima 1910 machine gun (or PM M1910), used by the Imperial Russian Army during World War 1 (WW1) and the Red Army during the Russian Civil War and WW2.It was derived from the original Maxim, the world’s first fully automatic machine gun, created in 1884 [...]Continue reading on eurasiantimes.com
Blinken: Western Sanctions Taking Toll on Russia
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Blinken: Western Sanctions Taking Toll on Russia

FILE - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a press conference during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, at the Palace of the Parliament of Romania in Bucharest, Nov. 30, 2022. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the cost of Western sanctions on Russia is mounting daily, making it more difficult for Moscow to replenish its weaponry to advance its ongoing war with Ukraine.With trade controls imposed by the United States and its allies, Blinken said Russia cannot import the parts it needs to build more weapons to replace the ones that have been [...]Continue reading on www.voanews.com
G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap
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G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

By Nick Starkov and Pavel PolityukKYIV (Reuters) - A Group of Seven (G7) price cap on Russian seaborne oil came into force on Monday as the West tries to limit Moscow's ability to finance its war in Ukraine, though Russia has said it will not abide by the measure even if it has to cut production.The G7 nations and Australia on Friday agreed a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil after European Union members overcame resistance from Poland which wanted it even lower. Russia is the world's second-largest oil exporter.Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak [...]Continue reading on www.yahoo.com
Russia is targeting civilians in Ukraine
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Russia is targeting civilians in Ukraine

Russia continues to attack energy infrastructure in Ukraine, causing homes to lose power, heat and water. The strategy is to demoralize the people with a long winter ahead. It's a cynical tactic with a long history.Russia began focused attacks on Ukraine's electrical infrastructure on October 9, following an explosion on the Crimean Bridge, which links the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia.Initially, Russia said attacks on Ukraine's electricity infrastructure were retaliation for the bridge explosion. It has continued justifying the strikes militarily, denying they are aimed at the civilian population. The Kremlin, however, also said Kyiv could "end the [...]Continue reading on www.dw.com
Putin Cronies Resort to Begging on Live TV Over War Failures
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Putin Cronies Resort to Begging on Live TV Over War Failures

Getty Russia’s ill-conceived invasion of Ukraine has so far failed to yield the goals set out by Russian President Vladimir Putin , and his top propagandists are struggling to hide their growing sense of panic.On Monday, head of RT Margarita Simonyan appeared on The Evening With Vladimir Solovyov and admitted that the Kremlin’s collaborationist elite has concerns about the possibility of being tried for war crimes. After disingenuously claiming that neither the Russian leadership nor her fellow propagandists in the studio ever wanted to conduct strikes against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, Simonyan said, “I am amazed by our people—and I [...]Continue reading on www.thedailybeast.com
Ukraine war: Oil prices steady as cap on Russian crude looms
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Ukraine war: Oil prices steady as cap on Russian crude looms

By Annabelle LiangBusiness reporter Oil prices were steady on Monday after an agreement by the G7 group of nations and its allies to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 (£49) a barrel. Brent crude stood at around $86 in Asia trading.The move - which could come into force on Monday - raises Western pressure on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.It comes after oil producers' group Opec+ agreed to stick to its policy to reduce production, amid slower global growth and higher interest rates. Ukraine's Zelensky calls Russian oil cap 'weak' G7 and allies approve cap [...]Continue reading on www.bbc.com
Russia’s war in Ukraine
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Russia’s war in Ukraine

At least one person was killed and three wounded after Russian strikes hit the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih early Monday, local authorities said. Russian shelling was also reported in the southern Nikopol district and Zaporizhzhia region. The first ship from the humanitarian "Grain from Ukraine" initiative delivered 25,000 tons of wheat for Ethiopia. Dozens more will bring aid to other countries. With the EU's price cap on Russian oil and other Western sanctions set to take effect, OPEC and its allies decided to maintain existing cuts to oil output . Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has voiced frustration [...]Continue reading on www.cnn.com
Ukraine updates: G7 price cap on Russian oil kicks in
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Ukraine updates: G7 price cap on Russian oil kicks in

The price cap could make it difficult for Moscow to sell its oil for a higher price. Meanwhile, a senior US intelligence official said the war was at a ''reduced tempo.'' DW has the latest.The Group of Seven price cap on Russian seaborne oil set at $60 (€57) per barrel came into force on Monday as the West tries to limit Moscow's ability to finance its war in Ukraine .The price cap, to be enforced by the G7, the European Union and Australia, comes on top of the EU's embargo on imports of Russian crude by sea and similar [...]Continue reading on www.dw.com
Amid ‘Sukhoi Carnage’ In Ukraine War, Indian Air Force Must Take A Cue From Russia & Upgrade Its Su-30 MKIs To SM2 Standards
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Amid ‘Sukhoi Carnage’ In Ukraine War, Indian Air Force Must Take A Cue From Russia & Upgrade Its Su-30 MKIs To SM2 Standards

According to a recent report, Russia has lost eleven Sukhoi Su-30 fighters in Ukraine, leaving a cue for India and even China to upgrade its fleet of jets rapidly. China, too, uses Russian-origin Su-30MKK, but that isn’t China’s sole frontline fighter as it has a vast fleet of highly advanced Generation 4++ (or 4.5) jets along with one of the world’s most diverse air defense systems.A study by open-source intelligence (OSINT), arms and military analysis website Oryx gave a detailed breakup of the range of ground and air platforms Russia lost against Ukraine and the nature and cause of [...]Continue reading on eurasiantimes.com