Mysterious aircraft dropped bombs near a base for Russia's Wagner Group mercenaries fighting in Central African Republic
Wagner fighters have been blamed by the UN for numerous atrocities and human rights violations in the Central African Republic, among other countries.The attack occurred Monday morning local time at a base in Bossangoa, which is a town located in the middle of the country, nearly 200 miles north of the capital city Bangui, according to multiple reports. It was not immediately known where the aircraft came from, or from which entity it may belong to, nor was it clear how many casualties the group suffered.
Kyiv (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday that Russia had shot new salve from missiles against its territory, while warning sirens have resounded In many places in the country, especially in the Kyiv capital, to encourage the population to go to shelters. "Missiles have already been fired," said Iouri Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force. We do not know © Thomson Reuters Archives Photo of Andriy Yermak, the director of cabinet of President Volodimir Zelensky
Kyiv (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday that Russia had drawn a new salve of missiles against its territory, While alert sirens have sounded in many places in the country, especially in the Kyiv capital, to encourage the population to go to shelters.
EXPLAINER: Can Ukraine pay for war without wrecking economy?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Even as Ukraine celebrates recent battlefield victories, its government faces a looming challenge on the financial front: how to pay the enormous cost of the war effort without triggering out-of-control price spikes for ordinary people or piling up debt that could hamper postwar reconstruction. The struggle is finding loans or donations to cover a massive budget deficit for next year — and do it without using central bank bailouts that risk wrecking Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia.
"Missiles have already been fired," said Iouri Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force.
It is unknown if there are damage or victims.
of the Ukrainian officials cited by the media reported explosions in the sky, signaling the entry into action of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense.
"Do not know the alarms," said Andriy Yermak, the chief of staff to President Volodimir Zelensky.
The Russian army has regularly bombed the energy facilities in Ukraine for several weeks, causing power cuts depriving the residents of heating while the winter cold has settled in the country.
(written by Pavel Polityuk, French version Bertrand Boucey, edited by Kate Entringer)
A brutal Russian paramilitary group active in Ukraine called for border intelligence on nearby NATO states: report .
A Kremlin-linked paramilitary group asked for border intel on Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, raising concerns about rogue actions in NATO states.Task Force Rusich, which has close ties to the Wagner Group paramilitary group and has been highly active in Ukraine, posted the appeal on its official Telegram channel on December 7, the paper reported.