War between Russia and Ukraine at a glance: what we know on day 274 of the invasion | Ukraine

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over airstrikes against civilian infrastructure which have once again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold as winter sets in. Russia unleashed a barrage of missiles over Ukraine on Wednesday, killing 10 people, shutting down nuclear plants and cutting off water and electricity supplies in many places.

  • Neighboring Moldova said it suffered massive blackouts due to the barrage of missiles and its EU-friendly president, Maia Sandu, accused Russia of leaving her country “in the dark”.

  • European Union governments failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday on the level at which prices for Russian marine oil should be capped under the G7 arrangement and will resume talks, EU diplomats said. Earlier on Thursday, EU representatives met in Brussels. The move is part of sanctions designed to cut Moscow’s revenue from its oil exports, leaving it with less money to finance its invasion of Ukraine.

  • UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that an exchange of 35 Russian and 36 Ukrainian prisoners was a positive development amid the “dark news” of Russian attacks on Ukraine. DiCarlo encouraged the parties to continue to release prisoners and to comply with international humanitarian law regarding prisoners of war, Reuters reports.

  • A Russian court on Wednesday extended the detention of opposition politician Ilya Yashin by six months. The 39-year-old Moscow city councilor is in the dock as part of an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in Russia that has left most opposition activists in prison or in exile. He risks up to 10 years behind bars if convicted.

  • The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was confident in the “success” of its offensive in Ukraine. “The future and success of the special operation are beyond doubt,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said during a visit to Armenia.

  • European cities were urged to send spare generators to Ukraine to help the country through the winter despite Russia’s attacks on electricity infrastructure. Ukraine’s power grid was bombed again as European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called for generators to be brought to Ukraine.

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