The ongoing conflict in Ukraine: Russia’s attacks on civilian areas indicate Putin’s loss of control over the Black Sea – live updates.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine: Russia's attacks on civilian areas indicate Putin's loss of control over the Black Sea - live updates.

The aftermath of the missile strike by Russia on a Ukrainian mail depot resulted in the death of six individuals.

Officials have reported that Russian drones have struck civilian targets and caused a fire in close proximity to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

During his evening speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Moscow was losing its grip on the Black Sea, coinciding with a series of attacks.

Early this morning, Russia launched drone strikes in Kharkiv resulting in several explosions. According to Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Synehubov, the attacks targeted a civilian location.

Mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, stated that the fire is being contained, but has not confirmed any injuries.

During his speech, Mr. Zelensky stated that Russia is slowly losing its grip on the Black Sea and is moving towards the eastern section of the sea.

He expressed his belief in Ukraine’s inevitable victory. He encouraged them to have confidence in themselves.

Kyiv reported that on Thursday, Vladimir Putin’s forces conducted relentless bombing on 118 towns and villages in Ukraine, making it the most severe day of shelling this year.

Ukraine is attempting to establish a new trade route without the consent of Russia in order to revitalize its crucial maritime exports. However, Russia has stated that it will view any ship as a possible military threat after withdrawing from a UN-mediated agreement that permitted Ukrainian goods to be transported through its territory.


According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces have targeted civilian locations near Kharkiv. This information has been pinned.

According to Ukrainian officials, Russian drones allegedly attacked civilian areas, causing a fire in and around Kharkiv, which is the second-largest city in Ukraine.

According to a message sent via Telegram, the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synehubov, stated that the attacks deliberately aimed at civilian infrastructure in the northeastern area of the city and also caused damage to a nearby location.

The Mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, stated that measures were being taken to manage the fire, but did not disclose any additional information.

After ninety minutes, the air raid alarm in Kharkiv and surrounding central areas was cancelled and there have been no further updates on the current situation.

At this time, warnings are still active in the western parts, as the Ukrainian air force has reported sightings of Russian drones in three separate locations.

The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyi, stated that anti-aircraft units have been activated in response to the current situation near the border with Poland.

In his evening speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Moscow was losing its grip on the Black Sea, coinciding with the attacks.

He thanked everyone for their efforts in keeping Ukraine’s maritime export pathway functioning smoothly. This has led to favorable outcomes after a meeting with military, intelligence, security, and government personnel.

He stated that it implies a decrease in Russia’s influence in the Black Sea, as they intend to expand their pursuits in the eastern waters.

Jane Dalton3 November 2023 05:46

According to a leader of the Russian opposition, inmates are being left without teeth due to a shortage of dentists.

Alexei Navalny, the imprisoned leader of Russia’s opposition, has disclosed the inadequate dental care that he and his fellow inmates endure.

According to him, when a dentist comes, they extract teeth because they lack the necessary equipment to provide treatment.

“The common factor among prisoners is the lack of teeth among the majority,” stated Mr. Navalny on a social media platform.

They experience poor nutrition due to a lack of solid food and a diet consisting mostly of affordable sugary items. Additionally, they consume a lot of strong tea and engage in smoking, while completely neglecting dental care.

According to him, Russian inmates have a rigorous teeth-cleaning routine, but they had to wait for months to receive dental care.

According to Mr Navalny, when the dentist finally shows up, they just extract the tooth without the needed tools.

According to him, the prison enlisted the help of a specialist who claimed that although “air flow” hygiene was in demand, teeth could still be effectively cleaned with iron hooks.

Mr. Navalny, age 47, has been labeled a dangerous extremist by authorities and is currently serving multiple jail sentences that will keep him incarcerated until his mid-70s.

He claims that his convictions for fraud and extremism are falsely fabricated in order to prevent him from launching a political campaign.

Jane Dalton3 November 2023 14:05

The Orthodox Church is requesting an apology from a pop star for their criticism of war.

The Russian Orthodox Church is requesting an apology from Alla Pugacheva, a well-known pop singer in the country, for her negative remarks about Russia’s involvement in the conflict with Ukraine.

Jane Dalton3 November 2023 13:31

“According to Putin, certain weapons from Western countries intended for Ukraine are being acquired by the Taliban.”

On Friday, Russian leader Vladimir Putin stated that certain weapons from Western countries, which were given to Ukraine, were being transported to the Middle East and being seized by the Taliban.

Ukraine asserts that it maintains strict oversight of all weapons provided to them.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 12:53

Zelensky is weighing the advantages and disadvantages of holding the presidential elections in the spring.

The foreign minister stated that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of conducting presidential elections in the upcoming spring season.

“We are not closing this page. The president of Ukraine is considering and weighing the different pros and cons,” Dmytro Kuleba told a briefing, adding that holding elections during the war with Russia would entail “unprecedented” challenges.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 12:13

Ukraine prepares for potential attacks on infrastructure.

Ukrainian officials report that Russia has initiated a series of aerial attacks using drones and missiles during the nighttime in 10 out of 24 regions. This comes as Ukraine braces for yet another season of infrastructure destruction from the actions of the Kremlin’s military.

The air force of Ukraine reported that they stopped 24 out of 38 Shahed drones and one Kh-59 cruise missile sent by Russia.

According to emergency services, the recent attacks in the southern region of Kherson, which have been increasingly targeted by Moscow, resulted in fires in both private residences and public buildings.

Officials stated that there were two individuals who sustained injuries.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed on Telegram that with the arrival of winter, there is a heightened risk of Russian terrorists causing further damage. He used his customary terminology when referring to the opposing forces.

During the previous winter, Russia targeted Ukraine’s power grid in an attempt to prevent civilians from having access to electricity and heat, as well as to weaken the country’s desire for war. Ukrainian authorities accused the Russian government of using winter as a weapon.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 11:42

The Kremlin has responded to the latest sanctions imposed by the U.S. and stated that Russia has adjusted to similar limitations in the past.

The Russian government stated on Friday that they have learned to adjust to the sanctions imposed by Western countries due to the Ukraine conflict. However, these measures do create additional challenges.

On Thursday, the United States implemented extensive new actions, prompting a comment.

Peskov stated that they have acquired the ability to surpass the challenges posed by Western sanctions.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 11:12

Ukrainian officials claim that over 900 soldiers under Putin’s command have been killed in the last 24 hours.

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The Independent has not been able to confirm reports of casualties on the battlefield.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 10:05

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni states that there is weariness among all parties involved in the Ukraine conflict, in response to pranksters pretending to be diplomats.

The Italian prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, expressed to Russian pranksters pretending to be African diplomats that there is a great deal of exhaustion surrounding the conflict in Ukraine.

In a 13-minute audio recording shared by pranksters “Vova and Lexus,” Ms. Meloni stated that Kyiv’s counterattack had no impact on the conflict’s outcome and that Europe will soon be in need of a resolution.

On September 18th, the Prime Minister of Italy thought she was speaking with high-ranking members of the African Union in a phone call, just one day before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. However, her office later acknowledged that she had been tricked.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 09:45

The new sanctions imposed by the U.S. have been rejected by Russia, with a statement declaring that Moscow cannot be defeated.

On Friday, Russia rejected the latest U.S. sanctions regarding the conflict in Ukraine, stating that they will not be able to defeat Moscow. The head of Russia’s rapidly expanding natural gas corporation joked that the sanctions were a sign of achievement.

On Thursday, the United States imposed sanctions on numerous individuals and entities involved in Russia’s energy sector, attempts to evade sanctions, and the use of a suicide drone that has posed a threat to Ukrainian soldiers and equipment.

Maria Zakharova, a representative for the Russian foreign ministry, stated on Russian state TV that the new sanctions are seen as a way to strategically defeat them, continuing an ongoing policy.

“They will wait endlessly, only to be disappointed when it finally occurs.”

The United States, which is a significant exporter of LNG to Europe, is also attempting to decrease Russia’s exports of LNG to Europe. This is due to Europe’s ban on Russian gas delivered through pipelines.

The Arctic-2 LNG project, which is now facing sanctions, had plans to begin exporting in the near future. It is currently unclear how much Russian LNG will be affected by these sanctions.

Novatek, the biggest producer of Russian LNG, announced in September that it plans to begin shipping from Arctic-2 LNG in the beginning of next year.

Leonid Mikhelson, the leader of Novatek, a Russian company that produces natural gas, stated at a conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. were a symbol of their expertise.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 November 2023 09:20