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War in Ukraine, live: Olaf Scholz says he is ready to “discuss with Russia about arms control in Europe” if it withdraws from Ukraine

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Cover image: Firefighters intervene on a building hit by a Russian missile, in Bakhmout, on December 7, 2022. LIBKOS / AP

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was named personality of the year on Wednesday, December 7, by the American magazine “Time”, who greets “the spirit of Ukraine”. He succeeds billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
  • The war in Ukraine is “a long process”Vladimir Putin admitted on Wednesday. The Russian president claimed that 150,000 mobilized Russian soldiers are currently on the ground, including 77,000 in combat units. He judged that Moscow had obtained a “significant result” by annexing four Ukrainian regions, which he described as ” new territories ».
  • The risk of Moscow using nuclear weapons in the conflict in Ukraine has diminished because the international community “draw a red line” to Russia, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in an interview published on Thursday. After several threats from Russian officials in recent months, Putin hinted Wednesday that Moscow will only use nuclear weapons in response to such an attack on its territory.
  • On the front, the bombardments continued on Wednesday with in particular ten people killed, according to Volodymyr Zelensky, in a Russian strike on the city of Kurakhové, near Donetsk, in the East, where most of the fighting is currently concentrated.
  • Missiles and drones targeted civilian buildings in Korosten, around Zhitomyr (Center-West), as well as localities in the Zaporizhia region (South), also announced the Ukrainian President.

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