Russia-Ukraine war live: Russia launches further strikes on Zaporizhzhia, damaging hospital, as water restored in Kyiv

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This is the Guardian’s unrecorded sum of the warfare successful Ukraine. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll beryllium bringing you the latest arsenic it happens for the adjacent while.

Russian strikes person damaged a infirmary successful Zaporizhzhia overnight, the region’s governor, Oleksandr Starukh, said connected Telegram.

On Thursday night, much than 24 hours aft Russian strikes had devastated Kyiv’s infrastructure, the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said 60% of homes were inactive suffering exigency outages. Water services had been afloat restored however, said metropolis officials.

Here are the different cardinal caller developments:

  • Russia risked causing a “nuclear and radioactive catastrophe” by launching attacks successful which each Ukraine’s atomic powerfulness plants were disconnected from the powerfulness grid for the archetypal clip successful 40 years, Ukraine’s atomic vigor main said. Ukrainian officials said connected Wednesday that 3 atomic powerfulness plants connected territory held by Ukrainian forces had been switched disconnected aft the latest question of Russian rocket strikes connected Ukrainian vigor facilities.

  • Ukraine expected the 3 atomic powerfulness plants would beryllium operating again by Thursday evening, energy curate German Galushchenko said.

  • More than 15,000 radical person gone missing during the warfare successful Ukraine, an authoritative successful the Kyiv bureau of The Hague-based International Commission connected Missing Persons said. The ICMP’s programme manager for Europe, Matthew Holliday, said it was unclear however galore radical had been forcibly transferred, were being held successful detention successful Russia, were live and separated from household members, oregon had died and been buried successful makeshift graves.

  • European Union governments remained split implicit what level to headdress Russian lipid prices at to curb Moscow’s quality to wage for its warfare successful Ukraine without causing a planetary lipid proviso shock, with further talks expected connected Friday. Six of the EU’s 27 countries are said to beryllium opposed to the terms headdress level projected by the G7, which volition travel into unit connected 5 December.

  • Foreign ministers from the G7 volition sermon however to further enactment Ukraine successful ensuring its vigor proviso during a gathering successful Bucharest adjacent week, German overseas curate Annalena Baerbock said.

  • The European Union is pressing up with a ninth sanctions bundle connected Russia successful effect to Moscow’s onslaught connected Ukraine, the European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, said during a sojourn to Finland. She said the EU wouldhit Russia wherever it hurts to blunt adjacent further its capableness to wage warfare connected Ukraine”.

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said Russia’s caller strategy to destruct Ukraine’s infrastructure would not weaken the country’s resoluteness to liberate each occupied land, describing the conflict, successful an interrogation with the Financial Times, arsenic a “war of spot and resilience” and pushing backmost against occidental fears of escalation.

  • In his code precocious connected Thursday, Zelenskiy said: “Together we endured 9 months of full-scale warfare and Russia has not recovered a mode to interruption us, and volition not find one.” Zelenskiy besides accused Russia of incessantly shelling Kherson, the confederate Ukrainian metropolis that it abandoned earlier this month. Seven radical were killed and 21 wounded successful a Russian onslaught connected Thursday, section authorities said.

  • Hungary’s premier minister, Viktor Orbán, said that his country’s parliament would ratify Nato rank for Finland and Sweden aboriginal adjacent year. Hungary and Turkey are the lone members of the confederation who person not yet cleared the accession.

  • Hungary volition supply €187m ($195m) successful fiscal assistance to Ukraine as its publication to a planned EU enactment bundle worthy up to €18bn successful 2023, according to a authorities decree.

  • British overseas curate James Cleverly said the UK would pledge millions of pounds successful further enactment for Kyiv to guarantee the state has the applicable assistance it needed done the winter. Cleverly is visiting Ukraine and is acceptable to conscionable Zelenskiy and overseas curate Dmytro Kuleba connected the trip.

  • Russia and Ukraine person carried retired the latest successful a bid of captive of warfare exchanges, with some sides handing implicit 50 people, officials successful Kyiv and Moscow confirmed.

  • Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko provoked ire successful Ukraine by suggesting that the extremity of the warfare is Ukraine’s responsibility, and that if it does not “stop”, it volition extremity successful the “complete destruction” of the country. He said that akin to relations with Germany aft the 2nd satellite war, erstwhile the Ukraine warfare has concluded “we volition marque it each up”.

  • Ground battles continue to rage successful eastbound Ukraine, where Russia is pressing an violative on a agelong of frontline westbound of the metropolis of Donetsk, which has been held by its proxies since 2014.