Ukraine now lives with black out. One and a half million citizens in the dark. The Impact of Prolonged Russian Attacks on energy infrastructure. President Volodymyr Zelensky has made a new appeal to citizens asking them to reduce their electricity consumption. Yesterday, Russian forces launched a total of 40 missile strikes and 16 Shahid-136 kamikaze drones on Ukraine alone. While the Ukrainian counterattack continues towards Kherson. In the background, the NATO-Russia crisis and the risk of escalation: Section 101 / m Airborne, one of the US Army’s air assault divisions, has been deployed to Romania. For the first time in Europe in 80 years.
Ukraine: Pope, I will be at the Colosseum on the 25th to pray for peace
“The day after tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, I will go to the Colosseum to pray for peace in Ukraine and in the world with representatives of the churches, Christian communities and world religions gathered in Rome for the ‘Peace Cry’ meeting.” This is a great supplication to God. Prayer is the power of peace. Let us pray, let us continue to pray for the tormented Ukraine.” This Pope said in the Angelus.
The Russian mayor is holding the children of Energodar hostage
The Russians do not intend to return to the parents of children brought from Energodar to Russia’s Krasnodar region for “vacation”: says the mayor of the city where the Zaporizhzhya power plant is located, Dmytro Orlov, Ukrinform reports . “Some parents who, despite the war, sent their children to Krasnodar, received alarming signals. The residents told them that the children would ‘remain in Russia for an indefinite period’ and send warmer clothes, ‘reassuring them’ about the fact that the children would be able to go to school there “. According to the mayor, the children are Russian “terrorist hostages”.
The Russians bomb the town of Energodar next to the Zaporizhzhya power plant before the arrival of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s mission
Ukraine, Kyiv: 67,470 soldiers killed since the beginning of the invasion
The total number of Russian soldiers killed since the start of the invasion has reached 67,470, according to the latest update of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The death toll among the soldiers of the Moscow army has increased – as the same source indicates – by about 400 in the past 24 hours. In addition, five Russian tanks and two Russian helicopters were destroyed, bringing the total number to 2584 and 245, respectively.
Ukraine, Zelensky: electricity has been restored in some areas of the country
Electricity has been restored in some areas of Ukraine, where it was cut off yesterday due to Russian attacks on the country’s infrastructure. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky at night. Electricity was partially restored in the southern region of Odessa and in the western regions of Khmelnytskyi and Rivne. “There is also positive news from other regions,” he added.
Ukraine: attacking the city of Zaporizhzhya and its environs
Russian forces attacked the city of Zaporizhia again last night with kamikaze drones and S-300 missiles: the head of the Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Staruch, reported via Telegram, Ukrinform reported. At night, the occupation forces attacked the city of Zaporozhye with drones (a drone saw 136 kamikaze according to preliminary data), as well as surrounding settlements with S-300 missiles, and one of the drones hit a public building in the center. at the regional level. No casualties have been reported so far.” Staruch added that a village in the Zaporizhzhya region was hit by S-300 missiles, which damaged residential homes and school buildings without causing injuries or deaths.
By our reporter Rosalba Castelletti
Kyiv, shot down 16 drones launched by the Russians at night
Ukrainian Air Defense shot down 16 Iranian-made Shahed-136 UAVs launched by Russian forces last night: the Ukrainian Air Force Command announced this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. 14 drones were shot down in the south of the country, 11 of them in the Mykolaiv region, and two more in eastern and northern Ukraine.
By our correspondent Fabio Tonaci
G7, Russia returns Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine
The G7 condemned Russia’s “repeated” kidnappings of managers and employees of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and demanded the immediate return to Ukraine of “full control” of the plant, as well as the “immediate” release of the abducted persons. : G7 countries say in a statement.
Ukraine: Russian bombing of Donetsk, two civilians were killed yesterday
Two civilians were killed and nine others were injured following yesterday’s Russian bombing of Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, regional governor Pavlo Kirilenko said. Kyiv Independent. According to Kirilenko, one person was killed in Klishchevka and another in Torsk. The bodies of four civilians who were shot dead by Russian forces during the occupation were also found in the liberated villages of Dibrova and Ozern.
Written by our reporter Danielle Rainery
Media and Moscow bypass the EU oil embargo with a “shadow fleet”
The news agency reported today that the “shadow fleet” of oil tankers of unknown owner is being formed globally to “serve the interests of Moscow.” Bloomberg. Already 240 ships have been purchased to transport Russian oil, in view of the EU ban that will come into effect on December 5th. According to the agency, despite Western sanctions, September data on offshore oil shipments from Russia exceeded the February data. At the same time, deliveries to Europe have decreased, while deliveries to Asia – as well as to unknown destinations – have increased dramatically. The agency attributes this growth to the “shadow fleet” of oil tankers that Moscow is building.
Kyiv: “4 Russian ammunition depots were destroyed in the south of the country”
According to the Ukrainian military command, citing the Kyiv Independent, Kiev forces destroyed 4 Russian ammunition depots in the south of the country. 47 soldiers were killed in Moscow and two tanks were wounded.
Explosions in Kremenchug
According to the mayor of Kremenchug, Vitaly Malitsky, an explosion was heard in the city at night. The sirens went off just before one o’clock
Kyiv: downing a Russian helicopter in the south
The Ukrainian anti-missile system – according to reports of the Kyiv military command – shot down a Ka-52 helicopter in the south of the country. This will be the second in 24 hours
Kyiv: 40 missiles and 16 drones launched by the Russians in one day
Russian forces launched a total of 40 missile strikes and 16 Shahid-136 kamikaze drones over Ukraine today. This is the budget presented by the Kyiv General Staff, according to which “Ukrainian defenders shot down 20 missiles and 11 drones.”
Zelensky: “Beware of energy consumption”
president Volodymyr Zelensky He appealed to citizens demanding to contain electricity consumption, but they also announced that supplies, which were interrupted after the bombing of energy infrastructures, were returned to almost the entire Rivne region and partly also to the Odessa and Chmelnikige regions.
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