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A sniper unit targets Russian positions during an operation in the Kherson region, Saturday, November 19, 2022. (ILLUSTRATION PHOTO) — Bernat Armangue
- Russia launched its “military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Every evening, at 7:30 p.m., 20 Minutes offers you its recap on the Russian-Ukrainian diplomatic conflict which has become a war which leaves deaths, injuries and thousands of refugees every day.
- Who did what ? Who said what? And who supports whom and why? You will know everything about the progress of the negotiations and the events of this crisis which is shaking Russia, Ukraine, Europe and even the United States.
- On Monday, kyiv claimed to have discovered four “torture sites” in the city of Kherson, liberated from Russian troops about ten days ago.
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News of the day
The Ukrainian General Prosecutor's Office has announced this Monday having found four “torture sites” used by the Russians to Kherson (south) before their forced retreat from the region ten days ago, kyiv accusing Moscow of war crimes in the region. According to the prosecution, Ukrainian investigators visited “four” buildings, including “temporary detention centres” period, “where, when taking the city, the occupiers illegally detained people and brutally tortured them.
“Pieces of rubber truncheons, a wooden bat, a used device by the occupants to electrocute civilians, a flashlight; incandescence and bullets (…) were seized,” the same source, ten days after the recapture of Kherson by the Ukrainian army in the outcome of a counter-offensive which will have lasted two months. “The work aimed at Establishing the locations of torture chambers and unlawful detention continues,” the Ukrainian General Prosecutor's Office, stating that it wanted to “identify all the victims”.
Phrase of the day
Whoever it is, it must stop immediately”
Rafael Grossi is alarmed bombardments which affected Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine on Sunday. “Explosions have taken place at the site of this major nuclear power plant, which is completely unacceptable,” this Monday the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on BFMTV.
The figure of the day
1.1 billion d’ euros. This is the estimated cost. energy costs for Moldova this winter, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu. Small country of 2.6 million inhabitants and candidate since the end of June to entering the EU, Moldova is a neighbor of Ukraine. And it suffered the full brunt of the consequences of the war, in particular in terms of energy, when the Russian company Gazprom reduced its production by half. its gas exports to Chisinau.
The trend of the day
To prepare for in winter, Moscow reinforces its defensive positions. “Russian forces continue to prioritize to construction of defensive positions, manned by poorly trained mobilized reservists,” says the UK MoD in its daily update.
Russian troops announced on November 9, their withdrawal from the city of Kherson, capital of one of the annexed regions, marking a crushing defeat at the hands of the city. both military and political for Moscow. Since then the Russian forces have entrenched themselves on the other side. of the river, on the left bank of the Dnieper and reinforce their positions at; the interior of the lands invaded a few months earlier.
our file on ukraine
However, “the serious shortages of ammunition and trained personnel hamper Russia’s offensive and defensive capabilities,” On the frozen ground of Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian troops will have to acclimatize to the lower temperatures. But the Russian forces could be at a disadvantage, exhausted from months of war, made up partly of new recruits trained on the job and demoralized after the withering setback. to Kherson.