Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on the 272nd day of the invasion | Ukraine

  • Ukraine is going to evacuate civilians from the recently liberated areas of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Residents of the two southern regions have been advised to move to safer areas in the central and western parts of the country, amid fears that the damage to infrastructure caused by the war will be too severe for people. can bear the winter.

  • The Kremlin said it was concerned by what it claimed to be a Ukrainian bombing of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. which is under Russian control. yuri sak, an adviser to Ukraine’s defense minister, responded that the bombing of the Zaporizhzhia plant was a Russian tactic aimed at disrupting power supplies and “freezing Ukrainians to death.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to NATO members to guarantee the protection of his country’s nuclear power plants from “Russian sabotage”.

  • The UN nuclear watchdog was to conduct an assessment of the Zaporizhzhia plant. on Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the forces behind its bombing were “playing with fire” and such attacks risked major disaster.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ukraine’s health system is “facing its darkest days in the war so far.” WHO regional director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henri P Kluge, called for a “humanitarian health corridor” to be created in all areas of Ukraine recently recaptured by Kyiv, as well as those occupied by Russian forces.

  • Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office has said its officials have identified four places where Russian forces tortured detainees in the city of Kherson. He said Russian forces “set up pseudo-law enforcement agencies” at pre-trial detention centers and a police station before troops withdrew from the southern Ukrainian city.

  • Russian troops have been accused of burning bodies in a dump on the outskirts of Kherson during their occupation. Residents and workers at the site told The Guardian they saw Russian open trucks arriving at the site with black bags which they then set on fire, filling the air with a great cloud of smoke and a stench of burning meat.

  • The Kremlin said it would bring to justice those responsible for the alleged execution of Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine. Russia accused Ukrainian soldiers of executing more than 10 Russian prisoners of war, citing a video circulating on Russian social media. Ukraine denies the claims.

  • Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there had been there are no plans to call up more Russian soldiers fight in Ukraine through a second round of mobilization.

  • Russian forces launched nearly 400 attacks on Sunday in eastern Ukraine as part of a campaign of artillery fire. said President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “The fiercest battles, as before, are in the Donetsk region. Although there were fewer attacks today due to worsening weather, the number of Russian bombings is unfortunately still extremely high.”

  • Russian forces are building defensive positions partially manned by poorly trained mobilized reservists around the Svatove sector in the Lugansk region of north-eastern Ukraine, according to the UK Ministry of Defense. With Russia’s southwestern front line now more easily defensible along the eastern bank of the Dnieper River, the Svatove sector is likely a more vulnerable operational flank for the Russian force, according to the latest British intelligence report.

  • Forty-five countries and institutions will meet in Paris on Monday to commit millions of euros in aid to Moldova, as fears grow that the conflict in Ukraine could further destabilize it. Moldova, which lies between Ukraine and Romania, has felt the effects of rising food and energy prices, as well as the arrival of thousands of refugees in the country of some 2.5 million people.

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