The consequences of a Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian mail facility resulting in the death of six individuals.
According to the military leader in the region, Ukraine is getting ready for another round of Russian attacks on the besieged town of Avdiivka in the east.
“The leader of the military administration in the region, Vitaliy Barabash, stated that our soldiers are getting ready for a potential new attack. On Monday, Kyiv accused Russia of planning “meat assaults” in the region, where troops would be sent to the front lines without artillery support.”
According to military officials, Russia launched numerous drones and a missile overnight, targeting Ukraine’s Kremenchuk oil refinery in Poltava.
According to Filip Pronin, the head of the military administration in the region, the refinery was ignited as part of a larger assault on military and vital infrastructure.
He reported on Telegram that the fire has been put out and the situation is now under control. He also mentioned that there have not been any reports of injuries yet, as officials work to gather more information about the extent of the damage.
The air force reported that 18 out of the 20 Shahed drones, launched by Russia and intended for kamikaze missions, were successfully taken down before reaching their designated targets. The missile was also destroyed.
The Institute for the Study of War has reported that Ukrainian soldiers have successfully progressed in the areas of Bakhmut, Donetsk, and Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia.
Biden warns of vetoing legislation that provides aid exclusively to Israel.
President Joe Biden from the United States has declared that he will reject a proposed legislation by the Republican party that offers assistance to Israel but not Ukraine.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget stated that this bill does not offer any assistance to Ukraine, in stark contrast to the President’s national security package. This is a pressing need.
It comes as Mr Biden wants Congress to provide $106bn in funding to both Israel and Ukraine. But Republican speaker Mike Johnson, who was elected by the House last week, is sceptical about funding Ukraine’s war effort and said he would not back the president’s efforts.
Ukraine is getting ready for an upcoming surge of assaults on Avdiivka.
The head of the military administration in the region announced that Ukraine is getting ready for another round of assaults near the town of Avdiivka, which is currently under siege.
“Our boys are preparing for a new wave,” military chief Vitaliy Barabash said. On Monday, Kyiv claimed Russia was preparing to conduct “meat assaults” by throwing troops at the front line without artillery cover.
According to a Russian military blogger, the Storm-Z units, consisting of prisoners, are frequently annihilated within a few days and typically suffer a loss of 40 to 70 percent of their members.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the most powerful weapon utilized by Russia is their one-way attack systems.
The UK Ministry of Defence noted that Russia’s compact unidirectional assault weapons have proven to be highly effective in combat this year, thanks to Putin’s utilization.
The Russian military stated that their Lancet small one-way-attack uncrewed aerial systems (OWA UAVs) have been extremely effective in Ukraine during the past year.
Russia has started using Lancets to target important locations and they have become more noticeable in their efforts to counter enemy artillery by striking it.
Zelensky believes that the world has unrealistic expectations for success and wants results too fast.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the world has high expectations for swift success on the battlefield.
Mr Zelensky acknowledged that there has been criticism of Kyiv’s counteroffensive, but he believes that the world has become accustomed to quick success. He also noted that when the aggression started, many doubted Ukraine’s ability to endure.
The Ukrainian armed forces reported that Russian troops were preparing for new offensives in various areas along the front, but there has been minimal activity along the 1,000km front in recent months.
According to Kyiv, Russia has launched an attack on an oil refinery.
According to military officials, Russia carried out a strike on a Ukrainian oil refinery using multiple drones and a missile overnight.
According to Filip Pronin, the head of the military administration in the region, the Kremenchuk oil refinery in Poltava was lit on fire as part of a larger attack on military and essential infrastructure.
He reported on Telegram that the fire had been put out and the situation was now being managed. He also mentioned that there were currently no reports of any injuries, as officials worked to gather more information about the damage.
The air force reported that 18 out of the 20 kamikaze Shahed drones launched by Russia were successfully intercepted before reaching their intended targets, along with the missile.
In case you missed it, the US has rejected Putin’s statement that the anti-Israel protest in Dagestan was orchestrated by Ukraine and the West.
On Monday, Mr. Putin made accusations without providing evidence, stating that unnamed Ukrainian agents from Western spy agencies were attempting to instigate the attack at the airport on Sunday night, which resulted in over 20 injuries.
The president of Russia stated that the disorder was a deliberate attempt by America to undermine Russia’s strength.
The Associated Press reported that none of the individuals harmed in the assault were citizens of Israel.
“This month, Ukraine was given £2.3bn by its international partners.”
The finance ministry of Ukraine has reported receiving approximately £2.3bn from international collaborators, including the US and EU, in the current month.
The overall amount consisted of a $1.15 billion donation from the US and 1.5 billion euros as a component of a macro-financial assistance plan from the EU.
In total, Ukraine has received a total of £29 billion in external funding as of 2023. According to the World Bank’s estimate in December 2022, the reconstruction of Ukraine could potentially exceed £518 billion in costs.
In case you missed it: Ukraine uses drones to attack Russian forces as Putin faces setbacks in the battle for Avdiivka.
According to a statement on Telegram from the Russian defense ministry, 36 Ukrainian drones were destroyed by their air defense systems in the Black Sea and northwestern area of the Crimean peninsula. The ministry accused Kyiv of conducting a “terrorist attack.”
Local authorities in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia, near the Black Sea, reported that an oil refinery was struck and caught fire early Sunday morning. However, they did not provide any details about the cause of the blaze. According to some local news sources, the fire may have been caused by a drone strike or debris from a crashed drone.
Kyiv officials have not responded to the assertions made by the Russian defense ministry. The country, which has been heavily affected by war, rarely takes responsibility for attacks on Russian and Russian-controlled areas. However, they have acknowledged that targeting these areas aids their counterattack efforts.
Officials in Sevastopol, Crimea have issued air raid warnings.
According to officials appointed by Russia in the Crimean Peninsula, an air raid warning has been announced in Sevastopol, a port in Crimea. As a precaution, traffic on the Crimean Bridge and sea transportation have been halted. This information was reported early this morning.
The city of Sevastopol, which serves as a major base for Russia’s naval fleet, has faced intense assaults from Ukraine since September of this year.
In September, the attack on the Sevastopol shipyard was one of the largest incidents in recent weeks. Despite the frequent targeting of the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, this attack stands out as significant in the ongoing 18-month war.
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