Recap' “20 Minutes” updates you every evening on the progress of the conflict in Ukraine
Pedestrians walk past an exhibit of destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles after a snowfall in downtown kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. — Andrew Kravchenko/AP/SIPA
- 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.
- With the winter cold, the snow is arrival in kyiv where many energy infrastructures have been the target of Russian strikes this week. The days to come are going to be difficult for the inhabitants.
You missed the latest on the war 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
Winter has arrived. Snow entered Ukraine on Thursday, in particular the capital, as the country suffered major power cuts. after heavy Russian strikes on energy infrastructure. The snow covered in particular the cars parked in the streets of the city, where many neighborhoods were without power in the morning. The regional governor, Oleksiï Kouleba, warned Wednesday that the week to Coming would be “difficult” – 10°C”, while several Ukrainian cities, including kyiv, were once again targeted Thursday by Russian strikes.
National electricity operator Ukrenergo has announced the extension of power cuts; for the day due to the “worsening of the situation” “Due to the sudden cooling, the electricity consumption has dropped. increased in the regions of Ukraine” which “complicated more the situation already; difficulty in the electrical system,” leading to “wider restrictions” from energy consumption to across the country, lamented Ukrenergo.
Phrase of the day
I don’t know what happened. We don't know for sure. The world doesn't know.”
After asserting with certainty that the missile fell in Poland on Tuesday, killing two, came from Russia, the Ukrainian president watered down his wine saying he “didn’t know what happened” ;. “I'm sure it was a Russian missile, I'm sure we fired it. from air defense systems,” he added, however. “It’s impossible to say anything specific today. Only after the investigation will it be possible to draw conclusions” about the origin of the shot, he continued.
Regardless of the investigation’s findings, the Western powers insisted; on liability of Moscow, because of its invasion of Ukraine. “Whatever the investigation’s conclusion, we already know; the party that bears the responsibility; ultimate decision for this tragic incident: Russia” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The number of the day
120 days of reprieve.The agreement allowing exports of Ukrainian grain from Ukrainian ports has been finalized. renewed for the four winter months, raising concerns about a possible global food crisis. The four parties involved in this agreement, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations, have confirmed Thursday the continuation of this agreement, “without any changes” clarified Russian diplomacy in a press release.
Our file on the war in Ukraine
The Turkish President, one of the architects of this agreement, also argued “the importance and the benefit” of this agreement “for supply and security” worldwide, with nearly 500 ships and more than 11 million tonnes of cereals and food” delivered since the summer. On Twitter, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recalled that kyiv had proposed to “extend the Black Sea Initiative indefinitely” “It’s vital for stability,” he insisted.
The trend of the day
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone elsewhere wanted reassurance concerning the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukrainian conflict. “According to the information I received from my Director of Intelligence regarding the United States and Russia, neither side will be tempted to do so. to use the nuclear weapon” affirmed; the Turkish head of state.
The head of the CIA William Burns had, at the beginning of the week, warned the head of Russian intelligence against the consequences of resorting to the nuclear weapon that Russia threatened to use in Ukraine, reported the White House.