© Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai discussion club in Moscow, Russia, October 27, 2022. Spoutnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin insists Russia’s war in Ukraine is still in the works, but the two parties are set for a battle in Kherson in Ukraine’s court.

Putin, at a conference in Moscow on Thursday, also minimized the prospect of a nuclear impasse with the West. Mais il acusé l’Occident d’inciter à la guerre et de jouer un jeu “dangereux, sanglant et sale” qui semait le chaos.

The occidental domination over global affairs is coming to an end and “the coming decade is probably the most dangerous, the most unpredictable and, at the same time, the most important since the end of the Second World War,” declared Putin.

Malgré son evaluation positive des progress de la Russie, sur le terrain à Kherson, les troupes russe et ukrainiennes se préparaient à ce qui pourrait être l’une des batailles les most importantes de la guerre.

One of the four partially occupied provinces that Russia declared annexed last month, the region controls at once the only land route to the Crimean peninsula – annexed by Russia in 2014, and the mouth of the Dnipro river that crosses Ukraine.

Siarhei Aksyonov, the head of the Crimea named by Russia, declared that the work had been completed to move residents seeking to flee Kherson to the regions of Russia before a Ukrainian counter-offensive attended.

L’Ukraine accused Moscow of having forcibly expelled certain persons and of having recruited others to fight against their will. Son état-major a declarée que ce qu’il appelait la soi-disant évacuation de la Russie se poursuivait, avec le retrait d’équipements hospitaliers et commercialis et des forces russes supplémentaires deployed dans des maisons vides.

Reuters n’a pas été en mesure de verifier les rapports sur le champ de bataille.

Le premier chef d’état-major adjoint de Poutine, Sergei Kiriyenko, s’est rendu à Kherson and à la centrale nucléaire de Zaporizhia occupied by Russia, Aksonov said on Telegram.

The United Nations is seeking to establish a security zone around the plant, near the front line, for fear of a catastrophe.

The conflict began on February 24 when the Russian forces invaded. In the last few weeks, Russia launched a wave of missile strikes and drone strikes, hitting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and causing power cuts in Kyiv and elsewhere, officials said.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, said that these attacks “were not waiting for us.”

” Entender l’hymne de l’ennemi sur notre terre est plus effrayant que les roquettes de l’ennemi dans notre ciel. Nous n’avons pas peur du noir”, he declared in an allocution video.

Ukrainian officials have declared that the difficult terrain and bad weather have slowed down Ukraine’s advances in Kherson and the east in relation to the rapid retreat of the Russian forces in the north-east last month and the rapid retreat from Russia from Kyiv at the beginning of the war.

PAS DE CHANGEMENT DANS LES OBJECTIFS RUSSES

Putin did not make any mention of Russia’s reverses on the battlefield during the conference in Moscow. Lorscur’on lui a demandé s’il y avait eu des déceptions au cours de l’année écoulée, il a simplement réponsue : “No”.

Putin declared that Russian objectives had not changed.

Russia is fighting to protect the inhabitants of the Danbass, declared Putin, referring to an industrial region that includes Danetsk and Lougansk – provinces of eastern Ukraine that he proclaimed annexed.

In Louhansk, the Russian forces tried to penetrate the defenses of Belogorivka but were repulsed, regional governor Siarhei Gaidai declared on Ukrainian television on Thursday.

Fighting has been going on in the Donbass since 2014 between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists.

Putin et d’autres responsables have declared several times that Russia could use “all means available” to protect its territorial integrity, the remarks interpreted in the West as implicit threats to use nuclear weapons in the party’s combat against combats l’Ukraine que la Russie dit avoir annexées.

Putin minimized a nuclear impasse with the West, insisting on the fact that Russia did not use nuclear weapons, but instead responded to the nuclear “blackmail” of Western leaders.

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