kyiv says Russia will ‘pay’ for Soviet-era famine

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – Ukraine commemorates this Saturday the tragic memory of the Holodomor, which caused millions of deaths in 1932-1933.

Ukraine said the Russians “will payfor all Holodomor victims, power is gradually being restored in the country, UK says Russia likely removed nuclear warheads from its missiles… Le Figaro provides an update on the latest information related to the war in Ukraine this Saturday, November 26.

Russia will ‘pay’ for Holodomor, says kyiv

Russia will pay for a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33 and for its actions in the current war in Ukraine, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration said on Saturday. .

«Russians will pay for all Holodomor victims and answer for today’s crimesAndriy Yermak wrote on Telegram, using the Ukrainian name of the disaster. The annual day of remembrance for the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine takes place this year on Saturday.

A commemoration ceremony marking the 87th anniversary of the 1932-33 famine, in which millions died of starvation, in kyiv, Ukraine, November 28, 2020. VALENTYN OGIRENKO / REUTERS

In November 1932, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin sent the police to seize all grain and livestock from newly collectivized Ukrainian farms, including seeds needed for the next harvest. Millions of Ukrainian peasants starved to death in the months that followed, in what Yale University historian Timothy Snyder calls “clearly premeditated mass murder».

A ‘former general’ in the US Marines who is a member of Wagner, according to Prigojine

The leader of the Russian Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said on Friday that a “former generalof the American Marines was part of this private army whose recruits fight in particular in Ukraine.

Responding to a question from the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the Russian businessman replied: “There are not many Finnish citizens at Wagner PMC, around 20 people. For obvious reasons, I cannot provide exact information about them».

«I have a very good opinion of the Finns on the battlefield. They fight within a British battalion (part of Wagner) which is commanded by an American citizen, former general of the Marine Corps“, Added Evguéni Prigojine quoted by the press service of his company Concord.

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15 dead in Kherson, six million households affected by power cuts

Fifteen civilians were killed in a Russian shelling of Kherson in southern Ukraine on Friday, two weeks after the forced withdrawal of Russian troops from this strategic city, while millions of homes are without power across the country due to strikes from Moscow.

A greyscale satellite image showing the nighttime glow of Europe from space on November 23, 2022, in this mimeographed image obtained by Reuters on November 24, 2022 NASA / REUTERS

Russia’s strategy of targeting critical infrastructure as Ukraine tumbles into winter temperatures is part of “war crimesfor Ukraine’s Western allies, and described as “crime against humanityby Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The deadliest bombardment in recent days hit Kherson: “15 townspeople were killed and 35 injured, including a child“, said Galyna Lugova, an official of the military administration of the city, on social networks. She clarified that severalprivate houses and high-rise buildingshad been damaged.

Russia Probably Uses Missiles With Nuclear Warheads Removed

Russia is likely removing nuclear warheads from its old cruise missiles and firing unarmed munitions at Ukraine, Britain’s military intelligence service said on Saturday.

The Defense Ministry said open source images show debris from an air-launched cruise missile fired at Ukraine that appears to have been designed in the 1980s as a nuclear delivery system, adding that ballast was probably substituted for the warheads.

Such a system will still produce damage from the missile’s kinetic energy and unused fuel. However, it is unlikely to produce reliable effects against intended targets, the ministry added in its daily intelligence update posted on Twitter. “Whatever Russia’s intention, this improvisation highlights the level of depletion of Russia’s long-range missile stockpile.“, said the ministry.

Paris and Berlin “will support Ukraine until the end” of the conflict, says Elisabeth Borne

Paris and Berlinwill support Ukraine until the end of this conflictFrench Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said Friday in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

«From day one of this brutal war, our two countries have provided unwavering support to Ukraine. (…) We have worked for a strong and common European reaction. We are, Mr Chancellor, fully aligned: we will continue to do so. We will support Ukraine until the end of this conflict“, declared Elisabeth Borne during a joint press conference with Olaf Scholz.