War between Russia and Ukraine: what we know on day 275 of the invasion | World news

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  • Russia threatened to cause a “nuclear and radioactive disaster” by launching attacks that cut off all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants for the first time in 40 years, Ukraine’s head of nuclear energy said so. Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that three nuclear power plants on the territory of Ukrainian forces had been shut down after the latest wave of Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian energy plants.

  • Ukraine expect the three nuclear power plants will be back in business Thursday evening, said Energy Minister, German Galushchenko.

  • More than 15,000 people have disappeared during the war in Ukraine, said an official in the Kyiv office of the Hague-based International Commission on Missing Persons. ICMP’s program director for Europe, Matthew Holliday, said it was unclear how many people had been forcibly transferred, were detained in Russia, were alive and separated from family members, or had died and been buried in makeshift graves.

  • EU governments remained divided above which level to put a ceiling on Russian oil prices to curb Moscow’s ability to pay for its war i Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, with further talks expected on Friday. Six of the EU’s 27 countries are said to be opposed to the price cap proposed by the G7, which will come into force on 5 December.

  • G7 foreign ministers will discuss how to further support Ukraine in securing its energy supply during a meeting in Bucharest next week. That’s what the German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says.

  • The European Union is pushing ahead with a ninth package of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen during a visit to Finland. She said the EU wouldhit Russia where it hurts to blunt even more of its ability to wage war against Ukraine”.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia’s new strategy to destroy Ukraine’s infrastructure would not weaken the country’s resolve to liberate all occupied land.describing the conflict in an interview with the Financial Times as a “war of strength and resilience” and pushing back against Western fears of escalation.

  • Speaking late Thursday, Zelenskiy said: “Together we endured nine months of full-scale war, and Russia has not found a way to break us, and will not find one.”. Zelenskiy also accused Russia of incessantly shelling Kherson, the southern Ukrainian city it abandoned earlier this month. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded in a Russian attack on Thursday, local authorities said.

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said so that his country’s parliament would ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance that have not yet approved accession.

  • Hungary will provide 187 million euros ($195 million) in financial aid to Ukraine as its contribution to a planned EU aid package worth up to €18bn. in 2023, according to a government decree.

  • British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said Britain would pledge millions of pounds in additional aid to Kiev to ensure the country has the practical help it needs through the winter, during a visit to Ukraine. Cleverly will meet Zelenskiy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the trip.

  • Russia and Ukraine have completed the latest in a series of prisoner of war exchanges, with both sides handing over 50 peopleofficials in Kiev and Moscow confirmed

  • Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sparked anger in Ukraine by suggesting that ending the war is Ukraine’s responsibility, and that if it does not “stop” it will end in “total destruction” of the country. He said that, similar to the relationship with Germany after the Second World War, once the Ukraine war is over, “we will make it all up”.

  • Ground battles continue to rage in the east Ukraine, with Russia pressing an offensive along a front line west of the city of Donetsk, which has been held by its proxies since 2014.

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