Victorious news of 664th day of war: explosions in occupied Melitopol, drone attacks on Russian airports
Radio station hacked in Crimea: song about military intelligence of Ukraine played for an hour and a half non-stop. Britain will help with security in the Black Sea
Radio station hacked in Crimea
In the temporarily occupied Crimea, hackers have infiltrated a radio station: a song about the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine was played for an hour and a half.
This was reported by the Krymsky Veter Telegram channel.
It is stated that Max TT's song about the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine was played on the radio in Simferopol on Monday, December 18.
"According to insiders, the radio network of Crimea was hacked, as a result of which the song about the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine was played for an hour and a half continuously," the statement said.
Outbreak of "mouse fever" recorded among Russian military in Kupyansk sector
This was reported by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine on Telegram.
It is noted that dissatisfaction is growing in the units of the Russian occupation army due to inadequate provision of winter clothing and a complete lack of medical care.
As a result, occupying Russian forces are suffering from "mouse fever" in the Kupyansk direction. The disease is viral in nature and is transmitted to humans from rodents - through direct contact with the pathogen, inhalation of mouse excrement dust or contamination of food.
Symptoms of mouse fever include severe headache, fever of up to 40 degrees, rashes and redness, low blood pressure, eye hemorrhages, nausea, and vomiting several times a day.
Complaints about fever from Russian army personnel involved in the war against Ukraine were ignored by the command, which regarded them as another manifestation of evasion from participation in hostilities. In addition, at the first stage of its course, "mouse fever" resembles a common flu.
"As a result, the 'mouse fever' has significantly reduced the combat capability of the Russian 'rats'," the intelligence press center writes.
New York skyscraper to be illuminated in blue and yellow
On Tuesday, December 19, at 23:30 Kyiv time, the Empire State Building in New York will be illuminated with blue and yellow lights to remind the world of the children who disappeared in Ukraine.
This was announced by the former Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba.
It is noted that the organiser of this action of solidarity with the Ukrainian people was actor Liev Schreiber. In this way, he wants to emphasise how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is destroying the childhood and future of Ukrainian children.
"Thousands of killed and wounded, millions of internally displaced persons and refugees, and almost 20,000 children forcibly taken to Russia. Thousands more children still remain in occupation under the influence of Russian propaganda," Kuleba wrote.
The US will allocate $150 million to support digital transformation programmes in Ukraine
The United States of America will allocate $150 million to Ukraine over the next five years to support digital transformation programmes, including Mriya and Prozorro.
US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said this during the Diia Summit, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"I would like to announce a new chapter in the US-Ukraine partnership in digital transformation - $150 million over 5 years for the digital transformation programme," Brink said.
According to her, this will help build on efforts to further economic development, investment and digital infrastructure, digitise small and medium-sized business development processes, and cultivate a new business environment in Ukraine. The US also wants to support the Mriya and Prozorro systems.
Moscow airports closed due to drone attack
According to the Baza Telegram channel, Moscow's Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Zhukovsky airports have been put under the 'Carpet' plan. Several departure and arrival flights have been delayed. The air defence system operated.
The spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ihnat, commented on the attacks on Russian territory, including today's incident, during a telethon.
"This is a stable situation when air raid warning signals are heard in Russia. This is good news. As they say, a fire is fought with fire. We need more Ukrainian drones to target Moscow or Russian airfields, critical infrastructure and energy facilities. It is effective and it works. All drones will not be shot down."
Rosaviatsia reported that due to the restrictions at Vnukovo and Domodedovo, 16 planes were diverted to alternate airfields, and 28 flights were delayed.
According to RBC, as of 15:30, all airports in the Moscow air hub are operating normally.
Britain to sign 10-year Black Sea security agreement with Ukraine
This was reported by the British newspaper The Telegraph.
The future agreement provides for assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russia by giving military support, focused on naval assets, as well as financial assistance and intelligence sharing.
It will also include promises of post-war "security guarantees" to deter Russia from attacking in the future, including increased arms supplies and sanctions.
In addition, a key component of the 10-year agreement is aimed at further formalising intelligence sharing between London and Kyiv.
Explosion in occupied Melitopol
Blasts in the city were reported by Mayor Ivan Fedorov.
"Something exploded near the school, which was one of the first to be seized by the Russian occupiers. The most frightened was a well-known policeman who lives nearby and is "famous" for his harshness towards pro-Ukrainian residents," he wrote.