Weekend Reads: War in Ukraine: WHO warns against a winter "threatening the life" of millions of people

Trudeau extends Ukraine military training, urges caution after Poland missile deaths

  Trudeau extends Ukraine military training, urges caution after Poland missile deaths Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending Canada's training mission of Ukrainian soldiers after reports that a missile killed two people in Poland on Tuesday, though world leaders are urging calm as an investigation begins. "There is no confirmation of exactly what happened yet; there needs to be a proper investigation," Trudeau told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of the G20 in Bali, Indonesia.

damage to energy infrastructure in Ukraine "already have devastating effects on the health system and on the health of the population, "warns the institution.

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The alert is given. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday, November 21, that winter will threaten the lives of millions of Ukrainians, after a series of Russian strikes on the country's energy infrastructure.

"To put it simply, this winter will be a question of survival", told journalists Hans Kluge, the regional director of WHO for Europe.

More than 700 attacks recorded

damage to Ukrainian energy infrastructure "already have devastating effects on the health system and the health of the population," he added. According to him, the WHO has recorded more than 700 attacks on Ukrainian health establishments since the start of the Russian invasion in February, which, according to him, constitutes "a manifest violation" of international humanitarian law.

This means that "hundreds of hospitals and health establishments are no longer fully operational," he said. "We expect two to three million additional people to leave their homes looking for heat and safety."

"They will face important health problems, including respiratory infections such as COVID-19, pneumonia, flu and a serious risk of diphtheria and measles in an undervacinated population," added Hans Kluge.

Scholz pushes Putin on a call to diplomatic solution in the Ukraine War .
in his first phone call with Russia's President Vladimir Putin since mid-September, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has pushed for the quickest possible diplomatic solution in the Ukraine War. Scholz said Putin said that the withdrawal of the Russian troops, said government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit on Friday in Berlin on the approximately one -hour phone call. According to Moscow, the Kremlin boss, on the other hand, denounced the support of the West for Kyiv as "destructive".

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