What has happened in the last hours
On the 293rd day of the war started by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key data at 12:00 this Tuesday, December 13:
Macron assures that there is an agreement to demilitarize the Zaporizhia plant, but how to do it is still being debated. French President Emmanuel Macron assured this Tuesday that an agreement has been reached to demilitarize the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, controlled by Russian troops almost since the start of the conflict. The French president, however, qualifies that the negotiations on how to do it are still open. “The next few weeks will be crucial,” he said at the opening of the two-day summit that opens today in Paris, in which the international community will discuss new aid to Ukraine to face the winter in the face of continuous attacks on infrastructure criticism and the reconstruction of the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that his country needs at least 800 million euros in urgent aid for the energy sector.
Moscow rejects the proposal of three steps towards peace put forward by Zelensky. Moscow rejects the proposal of three steps towards peace announced on Monday by the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, in the virtual meeting of the G-7, which culminated in the holding of an international peace conference. For Vladimir Putin’s government, this plan does not take into account the “realities” that have developed throughout the conflict in Ukraine and, if kyiv does not accept these realities, there can be no talk of peace.
Brussels asks for “flexibility” at 27 to reach an agreement today on the cap on the price of gas. The European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, has appealed to the ministers to show “flexibility” in their meeting this Tuesday to bring their positions closer together and agree on a cap on the price of gas that will limit excessive maximums that keep the Twenty-seven divided given the risks what the measure implies.
Putin cancels the press conference at the end of the year due to the growing anti-war sentiment of the population, according to the United Kingdom. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not offer the traditional end-of-year press conference this year, the Kremlin announced yesterday. British intelligence blames it on Moscow’s concern over growing anti-war sentiment among the population. The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom recalls in its latest report, issued this Tuesday, that it is the first time in 10 years that Putin will not give the annual press conference.
The IAEA will deploy security missions at all nuclear power plants in Ukraine. The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, announced on Monday his decision to deploy security and protection missions in all nuclear power plants in Ukraine. After holding a meeting in Paris with the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denis Shmigal, Grossi has announced that he has reached an agreement with the Ukrainian head of government in order to deploy IAEA missions in each nuclear power plant in the country.
In the image, from Teresa Suarez (Reuters), the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska; French President Emmanuel Macron; Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmihal; and the French Foreign Minister, Catherine Colonna, at the summit for Ukraine, this Tuesday in Paris.