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This photo taken and published on November 16, 2022 by the Polish police shows forensic experts investigating the site where a missile struck the village of Przewodow in southeastern Poland, about six kilometers from the Ukrainian border. — AFP
- Russia launched its “military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Every evening, at 7:30 p.m., 20 Minutesoffers you its recap 'on the Russian-Ukrainian diplomatic conflict which has become a war which causes 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, the entire international community was turned towards Poland, where a missile crashed the day before, killing two people and whose origin has not yet been established with certainty, even if many actors evoke an error of kyiv.
You missed; the latest developments on tensions in Ukraine? Do not panic, 20 Minutes takes stock for you every evening, at any time. 7:30 p.m. Who did what? Who said what? Where are we there? The answer below:
News of the day
A missile killed Tuesday two people in the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine, heavily shelled by the Russian army. After a period of questioning its origin and the risks of escalation, Warsaw estimated Wednesday “highly probable” let it be an “unfortunate accident” dû to a Ukrainian projectile. Same story at any time. NATO, which has “no indication” allowing the deadly explosion in Poland to be attributed to “a deliberate attack” against this country, estimated Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday.
US President Joe Biden at the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia), had previously estimated that it was “unlikely” that the missile was fired from Russia and insured that he was “determining what happened; exactly”. The Kremlin, which denies any responsibility, hailed the “”restraint” of the American reaction. kyiv for its part claimed; Wednesday an “immediate access” at the site and a “joint review of the incident” Russian.
Phrase of the day
Yesterday [Tuesday] was a terrible day for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people”
This is a statement from the French President. Emmanuel Macron called his Ukrainian counterpart on Wednesday after “more than 85 missiles” hit of Ukrainian civil infrastructure on Tuesday. Following the G20 summit in Bali, the French president regretted these “terrible” bombardments.
The number of the day
-10 °C. The week at; coming will be “difficult” for residents of the kyiv region in Ukraine, regional governor Oleksiï Kouleba, the day after heavy Russian strikes which once again damaged its electrical network. “We expect as the temperatures drop to -10°C” while the Russian bombardments heavily damaged the country's electricity system.
The trend of the day
Russia has officially entered recession after a 4% decline in its gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter, according to a first assessment published on Wednesday by the Rosstat statistics agency. The trend, following on from a second quarter that has already leaded (-4.1 %), is largely affected by the effects of the heavy Western sanctions following the the invasion of Ukraine.
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Analysts, however, expected a more marked fall in the economy between July and September, around -4.5%. The last technical recession in Russia dates back to 2020-early 2021, years marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The first three months of 2022 had seen Russian GDP grow by +3.5%, but the start of the offensive in Ukraine at the end of February led to an increase in GDP. a rain of international sanctions and many problems for the Russian economy: limited imports and exports, exacerbated shortage of personnel, difficulties in supplying spare parts; es, etc.
According to a forecast by the Russian Central Bank made on November 8, GDP is expected to contract around -3.5% on the whole of the year 2022, however far from the apocalyptic forecasts envisaged in the spring.