LIVE War in Ukraine The European Union adopts new sanctions

LIVE War in Ukraine: The European Union adopts new sanctions against Russia

On Friday morning, the Ukrainian General Staff reported night attacks by Russian drones and missiles in the country and said that Ukrainian air defense shot down 23 drones. The European Commission announces a thirteenth series of sanctions against Russia. Follow the latest information on the conflict.



After two years of aggressive war against Ukraine, the European Union is adopting the 13th series of sanctions against Russia.

“The aim of this package is to further restrict Russia's access to military technology, such as drones, and to add new companies and individuals to the list of participants in Russia's war effort.” “A blow to Russia's army and defense,” one said EU statement.

“This package of measures provides for an unprecedented number of 194 individual designations, including 106 individuals and 88 organisations. “The Union now exceeds the total threshold of 2,000 registrations on the list in support of Ukraine,” the EU continues. “The new registrations target ten (Russian) companies and individuals involved in transporting North Korean weapons to Russia, the North Korean defense minister, and several Belarusian companies and individuals supporting the Russian armed forces.”



The Russian army has carried out around a hundred attacks on Ukraine's Eastern Front in the last 24 hours, almost half of them near Mariïnka, a new “hot spot” involving the Avdiivka area, the Ukrainian army said on Tuesday.

“The enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops 43 times,” the Ukrainian General Staff specified in its morning report in the Mariinka area of ​​the Donetsk region. The completely destroyed city of Mariïnka was taken by the Russian army in December. Since then, the front in the area has largely frozen, but in recent days Moscow has increased its attacks to the west.

The General Staff specifically mentions the towns of Novomykhaïlivka and especially Pobeda, which the Russian army claimed to have conquered on Thursday, a few days after the capture of the town of Avdiivka, after months of bloody fighting.


Indians in the Russian ranks

India's foreign ministry confirmed on Friday that some of the country's nationals had applied for “support jobs” in the Russian military and said it was working with Moscow to secure their leave.

The Hindu daily reported on Wednesday that around 20 Indians were stranded in various border towns along the front lines of Russia's war in Ukraine. At least three of them were “forced” to fight alongside the Russians, according to the newspaper.

The State Department did not confirm that Indians played a combat role in the conflict, but said in a statement it was “aware that some Indian nationals have signed up for support jobs with the Russian military.”



After two years of war, many Ukrainian soldiers are exhausted, as our special correspondent in Kiev explains.

Ukraine: 2 years of war, Ukrainian soldiers exhaustedSource: TF1 Info



Vladimir Putin praised the “authentic heroes of the people” fighting for the Kremlin in Ukraine in his Defenders of the Fatherland Day greetings, a tribute paid Friday in Russia to the armed forces on the eve of the second anniversary of the attack against Russia paid tribute to Ukraine.

“In recent years, the enterprises of the military-industrial complex have increased the production and supply of the most demanded weapons to the troops,” the Russian president also welcomed in a video released by the presidency amid the war effort led by Moscow.



In its daily report published on Friday morning, the Ukrainian General Staff reported night attacks by Russian drones and missiles in the country and said that Ukrainian air defense shot down 23 drones.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region (centre-east), Governor Sergiy Lysak reported on Telegram of a “night of horror” in which rescuers searching for people “searched through the rubble of a badly damaged building” and the apartments were “completely destroyed”.



Ukraine continued to be hit by Russian missile and drone attacks on Friday, killing three people in Odessa, south.

“Russian troops attacked Odessa again with drones and missiles,” Ukrainian police said on Telegram, adding that a fire broke out in civilian infrastructure before it could be brought under control. “As a result of the bombing, three people lost their lives,” police added.



The head of state decided to organize a working meeting to support Ukraine this Monday in Paris. Two years after the Russian offensive, this conference aims to help find solutions and help for Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron calls on Europeans to “collective breakout”.

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  • President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Congress to approve additional military aid for his country in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox News, the favorite channel of conservatives currently blocking a $60 billion envelope. “Will Ukraine survive without Congressional support? Naturally. But not all of us,” Zelensky said, pointing to civilian casualties since the Russian invasion almost two years ago to the day. According to the Ukrainian leader, the price of today's aid to Kiev is much lower than the potential cost of a later confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin if he wins his war against Ukraine.
  • Weakened by the failure of the summer counteroffensive and increasing ammunition shortages, the Ukrainian army at the front is in an “extremely difficult” situation, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky himself, who last week had to decide to abandon the fortress town of Avdiïvka (east). . And the Russian army claimed on Thursday to have captured the village of Pobeda, also in the east, which Kiev did not immediately confirm, assuring that it was fighting “in the area.”
  • In the occupied part of the Kherson region (south), Ukrainian forces said on Thursday that they had “killed or seriously injured” around sixty Russian soldiers in attacks on a training area.
  • The IMF will disburse $880 million to Ukraine, the third tranche of a $15.6 billion aid plan approved in March 2023, the institution announced Thursday, almost two years to the day the Russian invasion. This assistance still needs to be approved by the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund.
  • The United States will announce new sanctions against Russia on Friday, targeting more than 500 companies “linked to its supporters and war machine,” a US Treasury Department spokesman said on Thursday. “This will be the largest tranche since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine began,” she said just two years ago, on February 24, 2022.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday evening that he had told European Commission President Charles Michel that the border blockade by Polish farmers was “completely unacceptable.”
  • Vladimir Putin completed a 30-minute flight on Thursday aboard a supersonic Tu-160M ​​strategic bomber of the Russian Nuclear Deterrent Force. According to Russian news agencies, it took off from the runway of an aircraft factory in Kazan, the capital of the central Russian republic of Tatarstan. The Tu-160M ​​​​is an imposing heavy bomber capable of carrying out long-range nuclear and conventional strikes.
  • France has trained around 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the French Defense Ministry said during a press conference on Thursday. These trainings, which were conducted “either in France or in Poland,” focused on the use of specific equipment, such as the French Caesar guns, specific techniques (mine clearance, tactical first aid), as well as more general training knowledge in combined arms combat, the ministry said with.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron is organizing a meeting in Paris on Monday in support of Ukraine with leaders of other countries, two years after the start of the Russian offensive, the Elysee Palace said on Thursday. It will “bring together several heads of state and government or their ministerial representatives for a meeting in support of Ukraine,” the French presidency announced.



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The United States filed charges against several Russian oligarchs on Thursday, two days before the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. “The Department of Justice is more determined than ever to stop the flow of illicit funds that are fueling Putin’s war and to hold accountable those who continue to enable it,” the U.S. attorney general said in a statement.

Merrick Garland therefore announces several measures by his ministry “to prosecute” and “seize” the assets of these key elements of the Kremlin and the Russian army. From New York to Florida, through the state of Georgia and Washington, cases have been filed against several oligarchs, including Andreï Kostin.

The head of VTB, Russia's second-largest bank, is accused of, among other things, money laundering and evading sanctions for the maintenance of two “superyachts” worth a total of more than $135 million, according to the US Department of Justice.

The United States and the European Union have imposed a series of sanctions against Moscow since the outbreak of war following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

US President Joe Biden also vowed to announce “significant” sanctions against Russia on Friday in response to the death in prison last week of Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's main opponent.

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