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The Russian-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know as of Day 245 of the Invasion | world news

  • Donetsk Oblast has been hit hard over the past day, with at least 15 Russian strikes killing seven civilians and wounding three others. Ukraine’s national police said the strikes also destroyed 19 residential buildings and a power line.

  • Further south, a car explosion near the office of Russian propaganda channel ZaTV in Russian-occupied Melitopol injured at least five people, including company employees, authorities said. While investigators were still investigating the blast, Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-appointed official from occupied Zaporizhia Oblast, reportedly told Russian state media that the blast was from an “improvised explosive device”.

  • Russia has pleaded before the UN Security Council that Ukraine is preparing to use a ‘dirty bomb’ on its own territory, a claim dismissed by Western and Ukrainian officials as disinformation and a pretext to escalate the war.

  • Ukraine’s foreign minister said inspectors from the UN’s nuclear watchdog would soon inspect two Ukrainian sites at the request of Kyiv, adding that he feared Moscow ‘dirty bomb’ claims set up ‘false flag’ operation.

  • The US Congressional Progressive Caucus withdrew a letter to the White House calling for a negotiated settlementconfirmed its president, Pramila Jayapal.

  • Vladimir Putin said Russia must speed up decision-making in the military campaign in Ukraine.

  • Moscow was generally in favor of the idea of ​​creating a safe zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantMikhail Ulyanov, Russian ambassador to international institutions in Vienna, told the Tass news agency.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reiterated his promise to retake the city of Kherson, which would be a big setback for Putin.

  • Russia has notified the United States of its intention to carry out annual exercises of its nuclear forces, the US government said, adding it reduced the risk of miscalculation at a time of “reckless” Russian nuclear rhetoric.

  • The new British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, promised Zelenskiy that the UK’s support for Ukraine would be constant and “stronger than ever” under his tenure as Prime Minister.

  • A Russian court has dismissed WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against a nine-year sentence for possession and smuggling of vaping cartridges containing cannabis oil. Griner’s lawyer said she hoped she could be freed in a prisoner exchange with the United States.

  • The United States is considering shipment of old Hawk air defense equipment storage to Ukraine, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

  • Zelenskiy and the European hosts of a donor conference presented a vision of a future Ukraine as a member of the European Union and a major exporter of green energy to the mainland.

  • The European Commission has urged EU countries and businesses to donate more money and equipment to support the energy sector in Ukrainemore than a third of which was destroyed by Russian missile and drone strikes.

  • Ukraine’s external financing needs will be around $3 billion per month until 2023 in the best case, but could reach $5 billion, said IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

  • Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Russian assets and those of Russian oligarchs amount to “a huge pot of gold” which should be used for the reconstruction of Ukraine. “We have to make sure the offender pays for the reconstruction. Russia should pay Ukraine war damages, war reparations.

  • Police rescue eight-year-old boy whose parents were killed in the Russian shell strikes in Bakhmut, it was reported. Iuliia Mendel, a former spokeswoman for Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said the boy’s mother was seven months pregnant when she died “in the street” with her father.

  • The Ukrainian authorities believe that Russian forces lost nearly 68,420 men since the start of the invasion.

  • Refugees who fled following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are expected to stay abroad this winter due to power cuts created by Moscow’s bombing of energy infrastructure, a Ukrainian minister has said.

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