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Direct – War in Ukraine: 70 cruise missiles fired on the country, prisoners of war released

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According to kyiv, around 30 Ukrainian soldiers, prisoners of Russian forces, were released on Wednesday during a prisoner exchange. These would include defenders of Mariupol.

The fighting is still raging on this 273rd day of war in Ukraine. About 70 cruise missiles were fired by Russian forces, 50 of which were shot down, the Ukrainian Air Force Ministry said. They notably hit the capital kyiv where three people are said to have died, and the city of Lviv.

Three nuclear power plants are currently without power following the Russian strikes, also indicated the national operator Energoatom.

But the conflict is not just happening on the ground. The European Parliament today adopted a resolution recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Washington has also confirmed $400 million in additional aid to Ukraine, for military equipment but also generators.

Geopolitical and economic sanctions are also a lever against the invasion of the country by Vladimir Putin’s troops on February 24th.

The coalition of states wishing to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil, which includes the G7, the European Union and Australia, is expected to announce the proposed limit “in the next few days“, according to a Treasury official, the US Department of Finance.

The objective is to arrive at a maximum price for Russian hydrocarbons that can be put in place before the entry into force of new European sanctions, planned from December 5.