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Eastern Europe is bracing for a potential surge of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country as Russia continues to block critical infrastructure, including heating plants, as freezing winter temperatures approach.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said around 4 million people and 14 regions were already without power, while Ukraine’s electricity grid operator Ukrenergo said hourly scheduled power cuts would affect the whole country on Wednesday.

Energy infrastructure was the latest Ukrainian casualty in Vladimir Putin’s war as Russia bombards a power plant with missile and drone strikes ahead of winter, when average temperatures typically drop by several degrees below zero Celsius (32 Fahrenheit), with lows of minus 20C.

Some 6.9 million people are believed to be internally displaced in Ukraine, and eastern European countries such as Slovakia and Hungary are bracing for an influx in the coming months.

“An increase in staff is felt and is expected. It is currently up 15%,” said Roman Dohovic, aid coordinator for the city of Kosice in eastern Slovakia.

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Putin’s war will lead to a winter wave of refugees in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is bracing for a potential surge of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country as Russia continues to block critical infrastructure, including heating plants, as freezing winter temperatures approach.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said around 4 million people and 14 regions were already without power, while Ukraine’s electricity grid operator Ukrenergo said hourly scheduled power cuts would affect the whole country on Wednesday.

Energy infrastructure was the latest Ukrainian casualty in Vladimir Putin’s war as Russia bombards a power plant with missile and drone strikes ahead of winter, when average temperatures typically drop by several degrees below zero Celsius (32 Fahrenheit), with lows of minus 20C.

Some 6.9 million people are believed to be internally displaced in Ukraine, and eastern European countries such as Slovakia and Hungary are bracing for an influx in the coming months.

“An increase in staff is felt and is expected. It is currently up 15%,” said Roman Dohovic, aid coordinator for the city of Kosice in eastern Slovakia.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 10:43 am

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780 Russian soldiers killed in a single day, according to Kyiv

About 780 Russian soldiers were killed fighting in Ukraine yesterday, the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff said.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 10:15 am

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‘Too early’ to open dialogue with US on nuclear arms treaty, says Peskov

The Kremlin says the US midterm elections will not improve ‘poor’ relations between Moscow and Washington as it rejects allegations of Russian interference in the US vote, state media reported. Russians.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told reporters it was too early to talk about a dialogue with the United States on extending the New START nuclear weapons treaty.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 09:54

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Russia ‘commits to meeting climate targets despite sanctions’

Russia’s climate envoy said the country remained committed to meeting its climate commitments despite the imposition of Western sanctions, TASS news agency reported.

Ruslan Edelgeriev said the country could achieve its goal of being carbon neutral before the current date of 2060 if sanctions against Russia are eased.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 09:31

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Next year’s NATO summit will be held in Lithuania

Next year’s NATO summit will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from July 11-12, the military alliance’s secretary general has announced.

In a statement, Jens Stoltenberg said: “We face the most complex and unpredictable security environment since the Cold War. The Vilnius meeting will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to agree further steps to strengthen our deterrence and defense and to review significant increases in defense spending, as well as to continue our support for the Ukraine.

“At a time of increasing strategic competition, the transatlantic link between Europe and North America within NATO continues to be essential to the security of our billion citizens.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 09:06

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The EU “considers an instrument to finance subsidized loans for Ukraine”

EU plans to come up with a new instrument to fund £16bn in subsidized loans for Ukraine next year, reports Policy.

According to a draft settlement obtained by the publication, the commissioners could release the funds bit by bit in exchange for Ukraine’s commitment to upholding “the rule of law and democratic institutions”.

The loans would likely also be given to help pay for “reform and early reconstruction goals”.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 08:45

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UK to send heated tents and cold weather gear to Kyiv

Britain will send heated tents and extreme cold weather sleeping gear to Ukraine to help the country’s armed forces cope with freezing temperatures during the winter months.

Some 12,000 kits, which contain a cold weather sleeping bag, bivy sack and treadmill, and 150 tents will be sent to military personnel in Kyiv.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the equipment was being made available in addition to “lethal aid”.

He added: “Along with our training program and the provision of lethal aid, this demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the rank and file Ukrainian soldier is well trained, well equipped and has the best possible fighting chance. and determine its own future,” he said. .

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 08:23

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US and Russia ‘to hold talks on nuclear weapons inspections’

Moscow and Washington are set to hold talks on renewing nuclear arms control, according to reports.

A report of Bloomberg suggests that the United States and Russia prepare to meet in the coming weeks to discuss resuming inspections of nuclear weapons facilities under the new strategic arms reduction treaty.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 07:57

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Three dead and 11 injured in Russian attacks in Donetsk

Russian troops killed three civilians and injured 11 others in Donetsk, its governor said.

Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said one person was killed in Kostiantynivka, one in Chasiv Yar and one in Avdiivka.

He also said that the bodies of three other people killed by Russian forces during the occupation were found in Yampil.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 07:40

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Swedish leader courts Turkey’s support for NATO membership

Sweden still has “many steps to take” to gain Turkey’s approval of its NATO membership bid, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday as Sweden’s new prime minister traveled to Ankara in the hope of removing the obstacle to his country’s accession to the military alliance.

Sweden and Finland abandoned their long-standing policy of military non-alignment and applied for NATO membership after Russian forces invaded Ukraine in February, fearing that Russian President Vladimir Putin would threaten them. then target.

But Turkey, which joined NATO in 1952, has yet to approve membership, which requires the unanimous approval of existing members of the alliance. The Turkish government has accused Sweden – and to a lesser extent Finland – of ignoring its security concerns.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 9, 2022 07:23

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