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On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.
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Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, after the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics called for help amid Ukrainian attacks.
Moscow began striking Ukrainian infrastructure on October 10, in response to Ukraine's terrorist attack on Russia's Crimean Bridge. Russia has been targeting power, defense industry, military command and communications facilities across Ukraine. Since then, air raid alerts are issued in the Ukrainian regions every day, sometimes throughout the country.
Last month, Ukrainian authorities claimed that almost half of the country's energy system had been put out of service.
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01:36 GMT 10.12.2022
Report: US Becoming Less Cautious About Arms Shipments to Ukraine Escalating Conflict
The United States is becoming less concerned about the risks that its arms shipments to Ukraine may spark a major escalation, the British newspaper The Times reported, citing a US defense official.
The report said on Friday that since October, the Pentagon revised its threat assessment about its arms shipments to Ukraine potentially leading to a military confrontation between Russia and NATO.
The United States is now less concerned that new long-range strikes inside Russia could lead to a major escalation, the report said.
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Large Number of Weapons in Ukraine to Complicate Reconstruction - Chinese Envoy to UN
The large amount of weapons in Ukraine will worsen the chances for the country's post-conflict reconstruction, Chinese Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang said on Friday.
"From a long term perspective, the largest stockpile of ammunition and explosives in the Ukrainian territory may pose security risks to post-conflict reconstruction," Shuang said during a meeting of the UN Security Council.
Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia are among the countries that have had this "painful experience," Shuang added.
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