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The war in Ukraine, especially in the east, continues unabated. Putin is scheduled to travel to Donbas soon, the Kremlin announced. Message Ticker.

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+++ 8.40 am: Like the US space agency NASA Russia says it may have harvested about a billion dollars (about 950 million euros) worth of wheat from Ukrainian fields this year. About 5.8 million tons of wheat have been harvested in Ukraine from fields not controlled by the country, according to NASA Harvest, the US space agency’s food security and agriculture program. For the survey, NASA Harvest uses satellite data and modeling with several partner organizations.

Russia has reportedly harvested millions of tons of wheat worth a billion dollars in Ukraine. This is the result of studies by the American space agency NASA. (thumbnail) © dpa

+++ 7.40 am: Microsoft expects Russia to increase cyberattacks on Ukraine and allies. Clint Watts, head of Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center, urged customers to prepare for more Russian cyberattacks this winter.

Russia will continue its cyber attacks against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, Watts wrote on the Microsoft blog Dec. 3.

Ukraine War News: Kiev Demands Russia Surrender All Its Nuclear Weapons

Update from 6:25 am on Sunday, December 4: After French President Emmanuel Macron speculated about bringing Russia to the negotiating table with security guarantees, Kiev also submitted a proposal for these guarantees. Ukraine is ready to start negotiations with Russia on four conditions, said the head of the “Servant of the People” wing of Zelensky’s party, David Arakamia.

These include full withdrawal from Ukraine, payment of reparations, punishment of all war criminals and “voluntary surrender of all nuclear weapons”. “After that we are ready to sit at the negotiating table and talk about security guarantees,” Arachmija wrote in a telegram on Saturday evening.

Ukraine News: US diplomat sees reason to change Putin’s tactics

+++ 10:18 PM: Defiant reactions from the West may have led Russia’s ruler, Vladimir Putin, to shift his war tactics — particularly with regard to the use of nuclear weapons — against Ukraine. This is what US diplomat Victoria Nuland said in an interview with journalists in Ukraine on Saturday (December 3). After his threats over the summer and fall, representatives of several G7 countries reached out to Putin to signal to him that the attack would have unprecedented consequences for Russia.

Nuland emphasized this to the media Ukraine PravdaAlthough Russia had already started the war and isolated itself, the West’s united reactions may have prompted it to change tactics. After that, there was no talk of nuclear weapons, instead missiles were fired at Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Nuland described the tactic as a “completely unacceptable escalation” to which the West would respond with further sanctions.

Fierce attacks in eastern Ukraine: Russia attacks Pakmut and Avdiivka

+++ 7:54 PM: Russian attacks on Ukraine continue and continue to focus near the cities of Pakmut and Avdiyivka. The Public Service of Ukraine reports this in its daily situation report on Facebook. Accordingly, two rocket attacks and ten airstrikes would have taken place on Saturday (December 3). Again, these hit not only military targets but also civilian areas in towns and villages.

In particular, the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region was hit hard. The news website reported this Ukraine Pravda. City mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko said four rockets landed in an industrial area, media reported. According to a local politician, there were no injuries or fatalities.

Ukraine-News: Russian ruler announces return from occupied territory

+++ 4:07 pm: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the occupied territories in eastern Ukraine was announced on Saturday (December 3) by Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation. “Putin will soon visit Donbas,” the Russian news agency quoted him as saying mug Press Secretary. The Kremlin has not yet given an exact date.

Ukraine War News: Troops Gather in Belarus – General Talks About “Threat”

+++ 1.55 pm: The Russian military appears to be regrouping along the northern border between Ukraine and Belarus. “The concentration of Russian-Belarusian joint forces continues on the territory of Belarus. Therefore, we are constantly monitoring the situation and preparing our forces for an appropriate response,” said Serhii Nayev, commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. on social media with.

However, the risk is currently low: “There is currently no threat from Belarus,” it says. If the military threat from Belarus escalates, the Ukrainian General Staff will provide additional forces and resources, Naiev said.

Ukraine War News: Russia Plans Attack – Evacuation in Critical Area of ​​War

+++ 10.00 am: From December 3 to December 5, the Ukrainian government will continue humanitarian evacuation operations of citizens currently staying on the west bank of the Dnieper in the suburban settlement of Dacha, unable to leave the occupied territory. Information about this Military Administration of Kherson Region.

The evacuation was necessitated by “intensification of expectation in the area”. The military administration expects an increase in hostilities in the Dnipro region. For this, the ban imposed on crossing water bodies was lifted. “Crossing the river will be allowed at the river port area. […] Documents confirming one’s identity and citizenship of Ukraine must be carried during evacuation,” the statement said.

The area around the city of Dnipro on the Dnepr has been fighting since the start of the war. The river is considered Ukraine’s main waterway and effectively divides the country into left and right halves. Can be crossed only at certain points. So the situation around the Dnieper could be decisive for the course of the war.

Ukraine war news: Graveyard in Mariupol expands – more than 20,000 dead

Update from 6:15 am on Saturday, December 3: The number of graves at the Starokrymske cemetery in Mariupol, west of the city, has increased significantly. This is according to new satellite images released by American satellite imaging company Maxar.

The agency released two side-by-side satellite images of the cemetery, one from March 29 and the other from November 30, showing a significant increase in the number of burials.

More than 20,000 people are believed to have been killed during Russia’s month-long siege, according to Mariupol City Hall, but the actual number may be much higher.

Ukraine war news: Biden has no plans to negotiate with Putin

+++ First report from 10.35 am, Friday, December 2: KIEV – In Switzerland, 7.5 billion Swiss francs (about 7.6 billion euros) of Russian assets have been frozen since Russia’s war against Ukraine began in February. Also, the government announced on Thursday (December 1) in Bern that 15 properties had been frozen. According to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, a total of 116 companies and more than 1,200 individuals were affected. As part of the sanctions, Swiss banks are prohibited from receiving large amounts of money from Russian citizens and individuals or entities based in Russia.

US President Joe Biden has now returned to the question of possible negotiations to end the conflict. He is willing to negotiate with Kremlin leader Putin only if Russia is willing to end the war against Ukraine. “But the truth is I don’t have any immediate plans to contact Mr. Putin,” Biden said at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on Thursday (local time). If Putin is really interested and looking for a way to end the war, I am ready to talk to him. He had never done that before.”

Ukraine-News: Ukraine seeks transformers for power grid

To fix her The Russian attacks damaged the power grid Ukraine is urgently looking for transformers – new or used. Viktoria Wojcicka, a former member of parliament, told the German Press Agency that the country is looking for help from companies and communities in Germany. Wojciechsa works in Warsaw at a center that supports the government in organizing foreign aid.

Wojciechka said the many emergency generators now being sent to Ukraine are a help. However, the problem of power cut has not been resolved. Ukraine can produce enough electricity on its own. But Russia has been destroying substations with transformers through rocket attacks, making it impossible to distribute electricity. The district heating network, which supplies millions of homes with heating and hot water, cannot function without electricity. In the deep freeze, district heating lines threatened to freeze and fail until spring. (Talk to agencies)

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