Ukraine and the United States signed a memorandum on joint production of weapons; If you return a child from the Russian Federation to Ukraine every day, it will take 55 years. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.
Ukraine and the United States signed a memorandum on joint production of weapons
Ukraine and the United States at a conference of defense industries in Washington signed a Memorandum on joint production in the defense industry and the exchange of technical data. The document states that production facilities should be built in Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the necessary weapons in the areas of air defense, production of critical ammunition, as well as repair and maintenance. The United States Department of Defense and industrial partners will provide technical data to Ukraine to begin local implementation of selected projects, the purpose of which is to improve aging air defense systems by integrating Western munitions.
Ukraine, together with two American companies, will produce 155-mm shells
Following the results of the DFNC1 defense conference in Washington, the Minister of Strategic Industries Alexander Kamyshin announced agreements on the joint production of 155 mm ammunition. Demand for 155mm artillery shells has increased since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The United States and its allies have already shipped more than two million of such shells to Kyiv. Now Western states seek to increase the production of artillery shells to replenish their stocks and supply Ukraine.
The US Senate does not consider aid to Ukraine. The Ambassador of Ukraine assured that this is part of the internal political process in the United States
The US Senate has not submitted a new military aid package to Ukraine for consideration; 51 senators voted against ending the debate around the document. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova noted that the representatives of the Republican Party who promised to vote had previously said that they could not support a document that did not include the issue of the security of the southern border of the United States. He said he hoped the aid would be approved by Christmas.
The Russians hit thermal power plants in the front-line zone. Two units stopped working due to damage
Russian aggressors attacked one of the thermal power plants in the front-line zone. Two power units stopped. Due to this shutdown of the thermal units, as well as the drop in the ambient temperature, a temporary power shortage was recorded in the power system.
More than 400 war crimes suspects have been identified in Ukraine
So far, 463 war crimes suspects have been identified. Cases involving 300 people are being heard in the courts, and 70 Russian war criminals have been convicted. Of the more than 400 suspects, 159 are suspected of illegally detaining civilians.
It was found out how many Ukrainian children were stolen by Russia
Ukrainian authorities have official data on the deportation of almost 20 thousand children to the aggressor country of Russia. This data was announced by Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets. He added that authorities are working to bring the children back using new tools.
In addition, according to the Ombudsman, 28 thousand Ukrainian civilians are in captivity. Among them are two thousand Ukrainian citizens over 65 years old.
Russia changed the population count in Crimea
Hundreds of thousands of Russians have arrived illegally in temporarily occupied Crimea since 2014, the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights points out. The main elements of the Russian policy to change the demographic composition of the population in Kim’s territory are: preferential mortgage lending; the Russian military movement, law enforcement, government, medical and educational workers, judges and their families; expulsion of Ukrainians from mainland Ukraine; encourages the movement of Ukrainians into Russian territory.
Zelensky introduced another package of sanctions against the Russian Federation
The President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, signed a decree on the entry into force of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council regarding sanctions against citizens and companies of the Russian Federation. Restrictions are imposed on 185 foreigners, mostly citizens of the Russian Federation. The list also includes 181 companies registered in Russia. The list of individuals, in particular, includes Apti Alaudinov and Ramzan Tsitsulaev, associates of Chechen Chairman Kadyrov. Restrictions include freezing of assets, restriction of trade operations, transfer of resources, flight and transportation within the territory of Ukraine, prevention of capital withdrawal outside Ukraine, cancellation or suspension of licenses and prohibition of participation in privatization/leasing, prohibition of technology transfer and more.
A special regime was established on the border strip
Free entry, stay, residence, movement of people and performance of work unrelated to the defense or protection of the state border are prohibited within the lands provided for permanent use by military units of the State Border Service for construction, renovation and maintenance of engineering, technical and fortification structures, fences, border markers, border clearings, communications.
In Volyn, the police exposed a plot for mass timber theft
According to the investigation, officials of two Volyn state forestry enterprises, in prior agreement with the owner of an illegal complex of band sawmills, established a large-scale illegal scheme for the theft of timber and its further implementation through a controlled business. We sold manufactured forest products in Ukraine and abroad. According to preliminary estimates only, the damage to the environment caused by the illegal activities of the defendants may amount to at least 10 million Hryvnias.
Experts from the American Pantone Color Institute have determined the main color of 2024.
Beautifully sensual, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a hearty peach shade. Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Iseman said a color was chosen that “exudes warmth and modern elegance.
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