December 3, 2023

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian assaults in Ukraine wounded no less than 14 civilians over the previous day, officers mentioned Saturday, because the president of the European Union’s govt arm returned to the Ukrainian capital to satisfy with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The governor of the Zaporizhzhia area, Yurii Malashko, mentioned that 9 folks have been wounded in a Russian rocket strike on the village of Zarichne. Total, 26 cities and settlements within the area got here below assault over the previous day, he mentioned.

Within the Kherson area, 5 folks have been wounded, mentioned Gov. Oleksandr Prokudin. He mentioned that assaults within the area got here from artillery, mortars, drones, warplanes and tanks.

Nikopol, a metropolis of the other financial institution of the Dnieper River from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Energy Plant, Europe’s largest, got here below fireplace, however no accidents have been instantly reported, in keeping with Dnipropetrovsk regional Gov. Serhii Lysak.

On Saturday night, the Russia-appointed governor of the annexed Crimean Peninsula mentioned that air protection missiles have been fired within the metropolis of Kerch and that fragments fell on a shipyard. He didn’t give additional particulars.

Kerch is on the western finish of the bridge to Russia’s Krasnodar area, which is an important conduit for meals and navy provides. The bridge has been hit by important assaults twice.

European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv on Saturday morning and was met by Zelenskyy on the practice station.

She tweeted that talks throughout her sixth go to would give attention to the trail for Ukraine to affix the EU “and the way we are going to proceed to make Russia pay for its conflict of aggression.”

The go to got here per week earlier than she was resulting from current a report on the enlargement of the EU, which von der Leyen mentioned will observe Kyiv’s progress on its path to membership within the 27-member bloc.

“I have to say you have got made glorious progress. That is spectacular to see,” von der Leyen mentioned after the assembly with Zelenskyy. “We must always always remember you’re combating an existential conflict and on the similar time you’re deeply reforming your nation.”


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