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Pentagono. La vittoria russa porterebbe proliferazione nucleare. Mosca costruirà i droni iraniani.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.


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                         Ukraina: briefing in diretta: Una vittoria russa potrebbe stimolare la proliferazione nucleare altrove, avverte il capo del Pentagono.

                         Il Segretario alla Difesa Lloyd Austin ha inquadrato la posizione degli Stati Uniti e dell’Occidente sull’Ucraina come una posizione di chiarezza morale in un discorso infuocato e ha dipinto un quadro oscuro di come sarebbe un mondo in cui la Russia trionfasse, sottolineando che la proliferazione nucleare potrebbe diventare una realtà.

                         Parlando sabato al Forum internazionale sulla sicurezza di Halifax, in Canada, Austin ha dichiarato: La guerra scelta da Putin mostra al mondo intero i pericoli del disordine. Il funzionario statunitense ha chiamato in causa la Corea del Nord e l’Iran, accusandoli di sostenere l’aggressione della Russia all’Ucraina.

                         Il Washington Post ha riferito che l’Iran aiuterà Mosca a costruire droni sul suolo russo per la guerra contro l’Ucraina. Mosca ha schierato più di 400 droni di fabbricazione iraniana da agosto, secondo tre funzionari occidentali intervistati dai giornalisti del Post.

                         Ecco le ultime notizie sulla guerra e i suoi effetti a catena in tutto il mondo.

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Ukraine live briefing: A Russian victory could spur nuclear proliferation elsewhere, Pentagon chief warns.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin framed the U.S. and Western position on Ukraine as one of “moral clarity” in a fiery speech and painted a dark picture of what a world in which Russia triumphed would look like — stressing that nuclear proliferation could become a reality.

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Speaking Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, Austin said, “Putin’s war of choice shows the whole world the dangers of disorder.” The U.S. official called out North Korea and Iran, accusing the nations of supporting Russia’s assault on Ukraine.

The Washington Post has reported that Iran will help Moscow build drones on Russian soil for the war against Ukraine. Moscow has deployed more than 400 Iranian-made drones since August, according to three Western officials interviewed by Post reporters.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

                         Key developments

– Austin said Russia’s invasion “could drive a dangerous spiral of nuclear proliferation.” In Canada on Saturday, the U.S. defense secretary warned that other world leaders with nuclear ambitions “are watching” the war unfold in Ukraine and “could well conclude that getting nuclear weapons would give them a hunting license of their own.”

– Details of an Iran-Russia deal were finalized during a meeting in early November that involved a team of Russian defense industry negotiators who traveled to Tehran, according to security officials from two countries that monitored the events, The Post reported. The officials agreed to discuss the matter on the condition that their identities and nationalities not be revealed, citing the need to protect sensitive and ongoing intelligence-collection efforts.

– Britain’s prime minister made a surprise trip to Kyiv and announced a roughly $60 million aid package for Ukraine, including 125 antiaircraft guns, dozens of radars and anti-drone technology. Rishi Sunak said in a statement that the aid was “to counter deadly Iranian-supplied drones.”

– Several regions of Ukraine are facing prolonged power outages this weekend, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, adding that workers are attempting to restore energy. Ukraine’s energy minister said Sunday that energy supply in the country is “difficult” but “under control” and urged people not to panic. Zelensky has accused Russia of targeting energy infrastructure in an apparent attempt to compensate for its battlefield setbacks, including a retreat from the southern city of Kherson.

– Zelensky said Sunday the retreat of Russian forces from Kherson is a turning point for Ukraine, a day after the first train arrived in the city from Kyiv to jubilant crowds. The train’s arrival was part of a campaign by Ukrainian Railways to show the country and the world the railroad’s ability to quickly resume services cut off by nearly nine months of war. Russia ordered the retreat from Kherson city and its surroundings this month amid a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

                         Battleground updates

– Russian forces left western Kherson “in relatively good order” compared to past major retreats, the British Defense Ministry said. As its troops left, they destroyed most of the equipment they had to leave behind so Ukrainian forces could not use it, and their “vehicle losses were likely in the tens rather than hundreds,” the ministry said.

– Russia is reinforcing its troops in the occupied areas of Luhansk, Donetsk and eastern Zaporizhzhia with forces withdrawn from Kherson or recently mobilized by Moscow, according to Ukraine’s military and local officials. Analysts from the Institute for the Study of War think tank said Russia will probably continue to use these mobilized and redeployed troops to “reignite” offensive operations in Donetsk and maintain defensive positions in Luhansk.

– Ukraine’s military said it is continuing to repel Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, amid a persistent barrage of strikes on civilian infrastructure and housing. Russian forces continued offensive operations Saturday around Bakhmut, in Donbas, despite reports of high losses on the front line. Ukraine’s military said about 500 wounded Russian servicemen arrived in regional hospitals.

                         Global impact

– During his visit to Kyiv, the British prime minister met with emergency responders, who described their work rescuing survivors and fighting fires in the wake of Russian airstrikes. He also viewed Iranian drones captured by Ukraine’s military. Sunak announced that the United Kingdom would step up humanitarian aid for the harsh winter ahead.

– New Zealand’s defense minister also visited Kyiv, marking the first time a government minister from the Pacific country has traveled to Ukraine since the start of the war. Peeni Henare met with his Ukrainian counterpart and discussed New Zealand’s role in a training mission in the United Kingdom for Ukrainian troops, according to a statement from his office on Sunday. Henare also traveled to Poland.

– Russia’s war on Ukraine is “a direct challenge to sovereignty everywhere,” U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a keynote address to the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada. “Make no mistake: We will not be dragged into Putin’s war of choice, but we will stand by Ukraine as it fights to defend itself,” he said. “We will defend every inch of NATO territory.”

– Russia is moving basketball player Brittney Griner to a penal colony. The WNBA star has been sent to a penal colony in Mordovia, more than 300 miles southeast of Moscow, after a court rejected an appeal of her 9½-year prison sentence on drug charges.


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