This is the 241st day of the war in Ukraine. In this live blog, you will find all the latest updates on the current conflicts and their consequences.
Ukrainian power plants were hit again
10:58 | Power outages in many parts of Ukraine following Russian attacks on power plants. Attacks took place around Kiev, Lviv and Odessa.
“Another rocket attack by terrorists fighting against our civilian infrastructure and our people,” Andriy Zermak, chief of staff to President Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote in a telegram.
According to energy company Ukrenergo, the extent of damage to facilities and networks was comparable to the attacks on October 10-12.
Ukrainian officials say Russian missiles were also fired from the sky.
US wants UN to investigate Iran’s use of drones in Ukraine
00:58 | UN to investigate whether Russia used Iranian drones in war against Ukraine The US has called the Security Council. America itself has believed this for some time. The Russians will receive help from the Iranians when they deploy Iranian drones against Ukraine. The drones will be controlled from military bases in Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, with the help of Iranian troops.
“The UN must investigate violations of UN Security Council resolutions. Russia or others must not be allowed to disrupt or threaten the fulfillment of the UN’s mandated responsibilities,” US Ambassador Richard Mills told a UN meeting on Friday. Council in New York.
Earlier, the United Kingdom, France and Germany made the same request in a letter to the UN. Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia contradicted the meeting by saying that Iranian drones were being used in the war against Ukraine. Nebenzia warned that Russia would reconsider its cooperation with the UN if a UN investigation, which the West wants, is launched.
Zelensky: Russia Deliberately Reduces Ukrainian Grain Exports
21-10-2022 – 21:20 | According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, more than 150 grain ships are in an ‘artificial queue’ in the Black Sea. Russia is ‘deliberately delaying’ grain exports from Ukraine, he says in his daily video message. Especially Asian and African countries will be affected by this.
Zelensky says the stable ships now carry grain to Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. The delay could have already prevented Ukraine from exporting three million tons of food.
The president did not say exactly where the artificial array is located or how Russia is stopping the ships. In July, Ukraine and Russia signed a ‘grain deal’ to resume Black Sea exports that had been halted since the Russian invasion.
In the rest of his video message, Zelensky said the Ukrainian army was making good progress in the south of the country. In the Kherson region, troops reportedly recaptured territory and seized Russian weapons.
Rare consultations between Moscow and the US during the Ukraine war
21-10-2022 – 16:42 | Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin discuss the war in Ukraine. As far as we know, this is the first summit between Russia and the US in months.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, “urgent issues of international security” were discussed, including the situation in Ukraine. Secretary Austin stressed the importance of “maintaining lines of communication” during the war against Ukraine.
The previous meeting between Shoigu and Austin was in May, the first time the two ministers had interacted since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February.
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