We have entered the day of war number 251, the cold is starting to knock and the conflict continues to be bitter and far from any solution, Yesterday a Russian attack in full style on all of Ukraine opened yet another week of war, with dozens of missiles launched on energy infrastructures, already severely damaged.
Once again the main target was Kiev, with the result of leaving entire neighborhoods without light and water, but the rain of raids was so intense that the pieces of an intercepted anti-aircraft missile also fell in Moldova.
The clash has also reopened on wheat, because at the moment the mediation efforts of the UN and Turkey seem to have failed to bring Moscow back into the July agreement, with Putin closing the way: “The wheat agreement is suspended and not resolved for us.” And the recovery in exports is once again at risk, while in Norway the 44-year-old researcher arrested last Monday in Tromso on his way to work, on charges of being a Russian spy, refused to answer the investigators. of the first such arrest in recent days in the country bordering Russia.
Updates hour by hour
11.29 – 5% increase in bills instead of 70% 5% increase in arrival for gas bills in October instead of 70% as expected a month ago. Nomisma Energia says this, in view, next Thursday, of the communication of the tariff for the families of the protected market by the Energy Authority (Arera). From this month the update is monthly rather than quarterly and “if it had been done with the old mechanism, at the end of September we would have had an increase of up to 200%” notes Nomisma.
11.08 – Moscow announces new evacuations from the Kherson regionThe Russian occupation authorities in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, have announced that they have begun the evacuation of thousands more people from the region, where a counter-offensive by the Ukrainian army is underway. Moscow-installed governor Vladimir Saldo announced the “resettlement and transfer of more than 70,000 people” who are currently in a strip 15 kilometers to the east on the left bank of the Dnieper River. Saldo said that the new evacuations were decided against the risk of a “possible missile attack” against a dam whose destruction would lead to the flooding of the left bank. “We have already started these new evacuations and the displaced will be transported” deeper to Kherson or “to other regions of Russia,” the governor said. According to Saldo, the evacuation would also allow the Russian army to set up a “defense in depth to repel the Ukrainian attack”, an allusion to the possibility of Kiev’s forces crossing the Dnieper. Last month, another 70,000 residents were evacuated from the right bank of the river.
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10.41 – Five civilians killed in yesterday’s Russian attacks Five civilians were killed and nine others were injured during yesterday’s Russian attacks in Ukraine: the deputy head of the President’s Office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, announced on Telegram. Tymoshenko specified that four victims were reported in the Donetsk region (in addition to one person killed previously), along with three injured, and one in the Mykolaiv region, as well as five injured. In addition, one person was injured in the Kharkiv region.
10.32 – Stoltenberg to Marin and Kristersson. «Each country can choose its own path, Russia respects the rights» «Good phone calls with the Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and the Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson at this critical moment. As invited countries to NATO, Finland and Sweden have shown that each country has the right to choose its own path. Russia must respect the rights of other countries and stop its war of aggression in Ukraine, ”NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.
10.29 – Moscow launches missile attacks on Kramatorsk and Mykolaiv During the night, Russian troops launched missile attacks on Kramatorsk and Mykolaiv and attacked the Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions with drones. This was reported by the regional military administrations. In the Dnipropetrovsk Region last night, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down three Russian kamikaze drones over the region.
10.19 – Naftogaz CEO resigns The CEO of the Ukrainian Naftogaz group, Yurii Vitrenko has resigned and is expected to leave his post soon. Vitrenko should be replaced by the current minister for the development of communities and territories Oleksii Chernyshov. “In order for the government to appoint Chernyshov as the new head of the NJSC, he must first be leaving his post as minister. Therefore, it is possible that whoever is an interim and that only later Chernyshov will become CEO of the company ”, explains a source close to the dossier. Vitrenko was appointed CEO of Naftogaz on April 28, 2021 after Andriy Kobolyev was fired.
10.12 – EU: «From Moscow a new enlistment campaign in Crimea. Tatars targeted in mobilization ““Today the Russian Federation launched another enlistment campaign in the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and in the city of Sevastopol, to enlist Crimean residents in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: this campaign comes shortly after the mobilization announced by the Russia on 21 September, which included the targeting of Crimean residents ”. reports the EU external service (Eeas) in a note. The Crimean Tatars “were deliberately and disproportionately targeted in the implementation of Russia’s mobilization order and, apparently, were forcibly involved in the war against Ukraine, their traditional homeland: Today’s step constitutes the umpteenth violation of international law by Russia ”.
9.21 – Gb: “Russian missile batteries deployed in Belarus”Russia has deployed some missile batteries in Belarus, apparently more to signal Minsk’s growing involvement in the war in Ukraine than for concrete tactical reasons. This is what we read in the latest update of British military intelligence. “The images showed that two MiG-31K Foxhound interceptor jets were almost certainly parked at the Machulishchi airport in Belarus on October 17, with a large tank stored nearby within a protective earth dock,” the bulletin reads. , “The container is likely to be associated with the AS-24 Killjoy air-launched ballistic missile, a large ammunition that the MiG-31K variant is suitable for carrying.” “Russia has deployed Killjoy since 2018, but previously it was not deployed in Belarus “, the London 007 continues,” Russia occasionally launched these weapons during the war in Ukraine, but supplies are probably very limited “.
According to British military intelligence, Moscow “continues to expend its advanced long-range ammunition against targets of limited operational importance.” “With a range of over 2000 km, deploying Killjoy in Belarus gives Russia a small additional advantage in terms of hitting further targets in Ukraine,” the bulletin concludes, “it probably carried out the deployment mainly to send messages to the West and portray the Belarus as increasingly complicit in the war ». but supplies are probably very limited ». According to British military intelligence, Moscow “continues to expend its advanced long-range ammunition against targets of limited operational importance.”
“With a range of over 2000 km, deploying Killjoy in Belarus gives Russia a small additional advantage in terms of hitting further targets in Ukraine,” the bulletin concludes, “it probably carried out the deployment mainly to send messages to the West and portray the Belarus as increasingly complicit in the war ». but supplies are probably very limited ». According to British military intelligence, Moscow “continues to expend its advanced long-range ammunition against targets of limited operational importance.” “With a range of over 2000 km, deploying Killjoy in Belarus gives Russia a small additional advantage in terms of hitting further targets in Ukraine,” the bulletin concludes, “it probably carried out the deployment mainly to send messages to the West and portray the Belarus as increasingly complicit in the war ».
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8.58 – Antiaircraft sirens are sounding all over the country Antiaircraft sirens are sounding all over Ukraine. This was reported by the Anadolu agency.
8.45 – Restored water and electricity supplies in Kiev «The water and electricity supplies in Kiev have been completely restored», Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced on Telgram. «Thanks to the specialists of Kyivvodokanal and DTEK, who worked for almost a day to return water and electricity to the residents of the capital – writes the mayor of the capital -. The shutdown is applied because the deficit of the energy system, after the barbarian attacks of the aggressor, is significant ». The mayor explains that it was “the most massive bombing since the war.”
8.39 – Gas: opens down in Amsterdam at 118 euros. The TTF drops 4.34% The decline in the price of gas continues. The Ttf in Amsterdam sells 4.34% at the start to 118 euros per megawatt hour.
00.45 – Lithuania: immediately common solutions from Europe for the energy crisisEurope must seek “common responses” to the energy crisis that has been affecting the continent since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. This was stated by Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė during the joint press conference held today in Vilnius with Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Šimonytė underlined that the adoption of a cap on the cost of gas for the production of electricity represents a point of vital importance for the country and for the whole European Union: «A solution must be reached as soon as possible. Lithuania has always supported this measure, as the increase in the price of electricity goes hand in hand with the increase in the price of gas ». The prime minister added that, under current conditions, a singular situation arises «in which some producers have enormous earnings because – they produce energy – without great expenses, while others do not enjoy this privilege because they use gas. This temporary solution (the cap on the cost of gas, ed) could give greater stability to the markets ».
00.00 – Zelensky: “We do everything possible to restore energy and water” «The repair work is still underway in the regions affected by the Russian missiles today. We are doing everything possible to restore the energy and water supply. And we will restore it ». This was stated by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in his usual evening video message.