Recap' “20 Minutes” updates you every evening on the progress of the conflict in Ukraine
A firefighter walks past destroyed cars after a Russian bombardment in Ukraine, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. — Evgeniy Maloletka/AP/SIPA
- Russia has 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.
- This Wednesday, Russia drew a total of about 70 cruise missiles on Ukraine, killing at least six people and causing massive water and electricity cuts.
You missed the latest developments on tensions in Ukraine? Don't panic, 20 Minutes takes stock for you every evening, 7:30 p.m. Who did what? Who said what? Where are we there? The answer below:
News of the Day
Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday resulted in massive power outages and water, particularly in the capital kyiv, causing at least six deaths, causing the disconnection of three nuclear power plants and affecting up to neighboring Moldova.
According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia fired about 70 cruise missiles on the country, of which 51 were shot down, along with five kamikaze drones. They aimed strategic infrastructure, as winter temperatures set in in Ukraine.
Phrase of the day
Russia’s strategy is to despair the people on the ground.”
This is an accusation by French President Emmanuel Macron. The latter announced this Wednesday that he would “have direct contact” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “in the coming days” on civilian nuclear power and the Zaporozhye power plant that Moscow and kyiv mutually accuse each other of having bombed.
Figure of the day
400 million . This is the amount of new military aid that the United States will provide to the United States. Ukraine “to help defend itself against relentless Kremlin attacks,” this Wednesday the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken. This package “includes additional weapons, ammunition, and air defense equipment from the US Department of Defense”s stockpile,” he quotes. It also includes generators to help the country deal with power cuts caused by Russian strikes.
Trend of the day
Russian bombardments are intensifying on Ukraine but may soon dry up. Russia suffers from a “significant shortage” of ammunition for its artillery, which could limit its operations in Ukraine to the future, announced this Wednesday the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.
“The Russians have had logistical problems from the very beginning” of the invasion of Ukraine and “they are still struggling with logistics,” Austin to; a group of journalists at aboard a military aircraft. They “suffer from a significant shortage of artillery missiles” partly because kyiv has destroyed several stockpiles of Russian ammunition.
Our Ukraine File
Lloyd Austin clarified; that the Russian stocks of precision missiles had been “significantly reduced” during the nine months of the war, and that Moscow would not be able to replace them quickly because of the trade sanctions imposed on them. Russia, especially on microprocessors. The situation could therefore persist and influence the course of the war.