Russia-Ukraine War Latest: What We Know on Day 236 of the Invasion | world news

  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk remained “very serious”. with the “most difficult” battles near the town of Bakhmut. The attacks came as Russia’s war in Ukraine neared the eight-month mark.

  • Pro-Kremlin officials on Sunday blamed Ukraine for a rocket attack that hit the Donetsk mayor’s office. a city controlled by the separatists, while Ukrainian officials said Russian rocket attacks hit a city near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, among others.

  • More than 30 settlements across Ukraine have been hit by Russian attacks in the last day. according to the Ukrainian military. Two schools in the southern Zaporizhia region were reportedly destroyed in the strikes, which targeted civilian areas.

  • The Ukrainian military said the estimated number of Russians killed since the war began has reached 65,000. Sunday morning’s update from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine says the death toll has risen by 300 in the past 24 hours.

  • 423 children have been killed in Ukraine since the invasion began This was announced by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. It added that another 810 children had been injured in the conflict and that most of the child casualties were in the Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv regions.

  • Ukraine has managed to maintain its energy stability after Russian attacks targeted key parts of its infrastructure over the past week. That’s what Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said. In a post on Facebook, Shmyhal said that in the first three days of the week, Russia launched up to 130 missile and drone strikes on civil and energy installations, particularly in the capital Kyiv.

  • Russia is ‘likely unable to produce advanced ammunition at the scale it is consumed’ according to the latest update from the UK Ministry of Defence. The ministry said attacks like the one on October 10 across Ukraine, in which Russia fired over 80 cruise missiles, represent “further deterioration in Russia’s long-range missile stockpile, which is likely to limit its ability to hit the desired number of targets going forward.” .

  • US and allied security officials believe Iran has agreed to supply Russia with surface-to-surface missiles and attack drones intended for use in Ukraine. The issue is to be discussed by EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. In a statement, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed “that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not and will not provide any weapon for the war in Ukraine.”

  • The Belarusian Defense Ministry has announced that almost 9,000 Russian soldiers will be stationed in Belarus as part of a “regional grouping” of forces protecting its borders. Last week, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said his troops were being deployed with Russian forces near Ukraine’s border as part of a “joint grouping,” citing threats from Ukraine and the West.

  • According to reports, Russian soldiers shot dead Ukrainian conductor Yuriy Kerpatenko at his home after refusing to attend a concert in occupied Kherson. The concert was “intended by the occupiers to demonstrate the so-called ‘improvement of peaceful life’ in Kherson,” Kyiv’s culture ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page.

  • US-based think tank The Institute for the Study of War said Russia continues to conduct “massive forced deportations” of Ukrainians which “are likely to amount to a targeted ethnic cleansing campaign.” In its most recent assessment of the conflict, the Institute for the Study of War notes that Russian officials “openly admitted to giving children from occupied territories of Ukraine for adoption to Russian families.”

  • Poverty in Ukraine has increased tenfold since the start of the war, said a senior World Bank official. Arup Banerji, the bank’s regional director for Eastern Europe, said Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure away from the conflict’s front lines have complicated an already dire economic situation.

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