As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 300th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
This is the current situation on Tuesday, December 20.
- Speaking before Security Service Day falls on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin command strengthening Russia’s borders as Moscow tries to regain momentum in its war against Ukraine.
- Russian drone “kamikaze” attack critical energy infrastructure in and around Kiev on Monday, following Friday’s missile attack, one of Russia’s largest attacks against Ukraine since the start of the war, Ukrainian officials said.
- Ukraine’s atomic energy agency accused Russia of flying a “kamikaze” drone over part of the Southern Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant in the Mykolaiv region.
- The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces shot down four US-made HARM anti-radiation missiles over the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, within 24 hours, the state-run TASS news agency reported.
- Putin visited Belarus on Monday for the first time since 2019 after Moscow’s recent battlefield defeats, fueling Ukraine’s fears that he would pressure his ally to open an aggressive front. new comb.
- Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, President Alexander Lukashenko, praised the benefits of cooperation, but they barely mentioned the Ukraine war at their joint press conference.
- The United States accuses United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of “appearing to give in to Russian threats” and not sending officials to Ukraine to inspect Russian-used drones that Washington and its allies use. others said it was provided by Iran.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked Western leaders meeting in Latvia for a variety of weapons systems, reiterating his long-standing call for more military support.
- Moldova’s spy chief warned on Monday of “very high” levels put in luck about a new Russian offensive to the east of his country next year and said Moscow still aims to secure a land corridor through Ukraine to Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region.
- The Canadian government said it would begin a process to pursue the forfeiture of $26 million from Granite Capital Holdings Ltd, a company owned by Russian magnate Roman Abramovich. This is the first instance of the Canadian government using the new powers to pursue the seizure of property belonging to sanctioned individuals.
- The grid operator described the situation as “difficult” and said the Dnipropetrovsk region and areas in the center and east of the country were hardest hit.
- A senior US diplomat said Washington and its allies need to do more to help Ukraine keep its electricity on.