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Mysterious aircraft dropped bombs near a base for Russia's Wagner Group mercenaries fighting in Central African Republic

  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.

Des soldats ukrainiens tirent au mortier tracté français MO-120-RT-61 de 120 mm sur des positions russes sur la ligne de front près de Bakhmout, dans la région de Donetsk, mardi 6 décembre 2022. © AP-Libkos of Ukrainian soldiers shoot French Tracted MO-201-20-61 120 mm on Russian positions on the front line Near Bakhmout, in the Donetsk region, Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky went on Tuesday, December 6 near the front, not far from Bakhmout, the main battlefield in eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been resisting a Russian offensive for months. This trip comes at a time when Russia accuses its neighbor of multiplying drone attacks against aerodromes on its territory. Attacks that Washington declares "not to encourage".

Volodymyr Zelensky broadcast three videos of him on Tuesday in Donbass, a region whose annexation Moscow claimed in September, without completely controlling it. "Eastern Ukraine is the most difficult axis (of the front)," the Ukrainian president said to soldiers on the occasion of the Armed Forces day. "Thank you for your resilience," he added, before putting decorations. Volodymyr Zelensky regularly goes to the front, something that the Kremlin master has never done so far, preferring the videoconénces of his office or his residence.

EXPLAINER: Can Ukraine pay for war without wrecking economy?

  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.

Vladimir Putin only made rare trips, as Monday, in annexed Crimea, where images showed him driving an vehicle on the Kerch bridge which connects this peninsula to Russia and had been partially Destroyed in early October by an attack attributed by Moscow to kyiv.

The Ukrainian President was not on Tuesday 45 kilometers from Bakhmout, which Russian forces have been trying to conquer since summer at the cost of considerable destruction, without achieving it for the moment. Moscow has deployed not only soldiers there, but also the paramilitary group Wagner who recruited accused of justice.

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strikes in Russia: American reserves

not far from there, in the Prorussian Bastion of Donetsk, six civilians were killed in Ukrainian strikes, according to local authorities. Strikes that kyiv does not claim, but which illustrate the difficulties encountered by the invasion triggered on February 24 by Vladimir Putin.

Russia is tearing through its munitions stockpiles faster than it can refill them, top US intel chief says

  Russia is tearing through its munitions stockpiles faster than it can refill them, top US intel chief says The US Director of National Intelligence said Russia is expending its stockpiles "quite quickly," which she said is "pretty extraordinary."Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, told the Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday that Russia is burning through its munitions stockpiles "quite quickly," though she did not elaborate on any precise figures.

"We did not provide Ukraine weapons to use inside Russia, told the press in Washington, spokesperson for American diplomacy Ned Price. We were very clear: these are defensive equipment. The president said it very clearly some time ago: we do not give the means to Ukraine to strike beyond its borders. We do not encourage Ukraine to strike beyond its borders. All we do, all that the world has to help Ukraine is in support of Ukraine's independence, its sovereignty and its territorial integrity. We provide Ukraine what it needs to use on its sovereign territory, on Ukrainian soil, to face the Russian attackers. »

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on the field, in Ukraine, the inhabitants continue to undergo power, the day after a New series of bombings on the energy infrastructure of their country. These attacks cause a new humanitarian level of needs "for the population, the leader of the UN humanitarian agency has alarmed in New York.

How Ukraine Just Showed That Russia Is Way More Vulnerable Than Anyone Imagined

  How Ukraine Just Showed That Russia Is Way More Vulnerable Than Anyone Imagined Drone strikes deep in Russian territory are a first—and they were accomplished with Soviet-era weaponry.For now, it’s worth probing some possibilities, though first let’s lay out the implications of these strikes, regardless of their consequences.

again Tuesday, the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Choigou, explained these "massive strikes" by the need to "reduce the military potential of Ukraine". If the Kremlin continues to swear that it will overcome the Ukrainian resistance, the last months have proven to be very difficult for the Russian military, facing motivated Ukrainians armed by their Western allies.

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♦ Russia would have found a way to continue to produce weapons, despite the sanctions ? Doubt exists, according to the independent British organization Conflict Armament Research, which published a report on the subject on Monday. His specialists, who went to Ukraine, examined the remains of several Russian missiles found in kyiv after the November 23 attacks. It appears that at least one of the missiles was manufactured after the implementation of the Western embargo on certain components, an embargo supposed to prevent Russia from producing these weapons. How has Russia have been able to get these materials?

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.

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