Ukraine war in live ticker
+++ 02:39 Ukraine moves further in Luhansk +++
According to Ukraine, it has pushed further east into territory abandoned by Russian troops. The Ukrainian governor of the Russian-controlled Luhansk region, Serhiy Hede, writes to Telegram that Ukrainian forces have regained full control of the Luhansk village of Bilohoryvka and are preparing to fight to retake the entire province. It will fight for every inch: “The enemy prepares his defences, so we will not march.”
+++ 01:57 SPD foreign politician Roth warns Turkey against collusion with Russia and China +++
Michael Roth, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag, Warn Against Turkey Joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is completely opposed to NATO based on its values and goals. Turkey’s membership would be a clear departure from the NATO defense alliance,” he told Editorial Network Germany (RND). Roth accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “playing a double game for years” to position Turkey as a regional power between Asia and Europe. NATO member Turkey is already a so-called “dialogue partner” of the SCO. Apart from China and Russia, this group includes India, Pakistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
+++ 00:45 German gas storage tanks more than 90 percent full +++
German gas storage facilities have exceeded the 90 percent fill level. This emerges from data from European storage operators in the evening Published online became The central government has targeted a 95 per cent fill rate since early November. The interim target of 75 percent was achieved ahead of schedule by mid-August, up from 85 percent in early September. Storage capacity is a decisive criterion for Germany to get through the winter without cutting off gas.
+++ 23:54 Selensky: “Now it depends on the speed” +++
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again held consultations with the leadership of the military and security apparatus. In his evening video address, he said the situation was firmly under control in the liberated areas near Kharkiv in the east. He thanks the individual regiments in his army, but also the SBU secret service. He makes sure that “the occupiers will not be able to hold anything on Ukrainian soil.” At the same time, the head of state insists on quick action: speed is important to stabilize the liberated areas, normalize life there and advance the troops.
+++ 23:01 NRW prepares for more war refugees in cold months +++
The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for Refugees is preparing for an increased influx of war refugees from Ukraine in the fall and winter. So far, no overload has been recorded across the country, the ministry announced in Dusseldorf. Individual municipalities, however, have already signaled that they cannot take on more people. There are currently 4,040 places in government shelters for refugees from Ukraine. The commission said that this number is expected to be significantly increased in a short period of time to free up the municipalities. As a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine, more refugees should be expected – also because of the cold weather. According to the information, almost 215,000 people from Ukraine have been registered in NRW so far.
+++ 22:13 Ukrainian Defense Minister thanked “German friends” +++
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov thanked Germany for agreeing to supply more self-propelled howitzers. “The military assistance of our German friends is an important part of our common victory against terrorists,” he wrote on Twitter. In this context, he also recalled several other rocket launchers, the MARS II and the Dingo personnel carrier, which Berlin had promised last week.
+++ 21:56 Report: Russian invaders damage centuries-old stone statues near Izyum +++
Russian troops reportedly severely damaged ancient cultural property on a hill near the long-held town of Isium in the Kharkiv region. Ukrainian media “Kyiv Post” shares related images on Twitter. You can see the so-called Stone Women of the Polovtsian culture, which is said to have originated between the 9th and 13th centuries. The NTV/RTL verification team confirms the authenticity of the recordings. However, hostility may also have caused damage. It cannot be verified whether the Russian attackers deliberately destroyed the ship. The Polovts were a nomadic people who were widespread in the Eurasian region, especially during the Middle Ages.
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