Saturday, December 10. Russia’s War On Ukraine: Daily News And Information From Ukraine – Forbes

A man tries to recover his belongings of his total destroyed home in a rocket impact after a russian … [+] shelling over Kostiantynivka, a village in Donbas region. Explosion made a huge devastation in the civilian buildings around. (Photo by Celestino Arce/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 290.
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation.
By Daria Dzysiuk.
Russian forces have attacked the south of Ukraine — Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa regions — with ‘Shahed-136/131’ kamikaze drones on December 10, according to Ukrainian Air Force. 10 out of the 15 drones were successfully shot down. Meanwhile, several critical infrastructure facilities in the Odesa region were severely damaged as other drones reached their targets causing shortages in the local energy system.
Russian forces have shelled the Kherson region 51 times over the past 24 hours with mortars, MLRS and cannon artillery, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8 others, Yaroslav Yanushevych, Kherson’s governor, said on December 10. Missiles hit Kherson’s local hospital, shops, café, warehouses, and residential buildings.
Bakhmut. Russian forces have turned the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut into ruins, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Ukraine’s military on Saturday reported missile, rocket and air strikes in multiple parts of the region.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Yury Ambrazevich, has confirmed to the UN’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, that Belarus will unconditionally accept the transit of Ukrainian grain through its territory for export from harbors in Lithuania, the UN readout says. In exchange, Ambrazevich—on behalf of his government—requested that sanctions on Belarusian fertilizer products be lifted.
Morocco will provide Ukraine with spare parts for T-72 tanks, on the recommendation of the US, Le Journal de l’Afrique reported. Thus, the Kingdom of Morocco will become the first African country to send military aid to Ukraine. Meanwhile, German automotive and arms manufacturer, Rheinmettal, will produce 2 Skynex short-range air defenses for Ukraine, the newspaper Handelsblatt wrote. On Friday, Rheinmettal confirmed the order but did not specify the recipient country. According to German authorities, it is Ukraine. The delivery date for the vehicles is scheduled for 2024.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, and Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of UK, had a phone call early in the afternoon on December 9, according to GOV.UK, the UK’s public sector information website. The two discussed Russia’s recent attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure whilst Zelenskyy thanked the UK for assisting Ukraine in restoring its critical infrastructure facilities. Furthermore, Sunak confirmed that the UK will deliver more anti-air guns and short-range air defense missiles to Ukraine soon.
International charity foundation, Legacy of War, has announced that 50 limited edition stencils drawn and signed by Banksy, an anonymous England-based street artist, are now on sale. Each item costs £5,000 . “With the funds raised from this print sale we will immediately be purchasing new ambulances and support vehicles,” says Giles Duley, CEO of Legacy of War Foundations. “These are needed in Donbas for the continued evacuation of persons with disabilities, the elderly and civilian casualties. We will be sending generators, gas heaters and solar powered lights to communities who are facing the brutal winter without electricity. And we will be able to continue our support for shelters in Kyiv for women and the LGBTQ community.”

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