Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 248 of the invasion | Ukraine


  • Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said that the partial mobilization of reservists announced in September “has been completed” and “no further measures are planned”. During a meeting with Vladimir Putin broadcast on state television, Shoigu said 82,000 mobilized recruits were in the conflict zone and another 218,000 in training in barracks. His statement reflects what the west called a desperate attempt to halt Kiev’s counter-offensive with poorly trained troops.

  • About 4 million people across Ukraine are affected by power outages Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said there will be no power outages as a result of the Russian bombing. Agence Frence-Presse quoted energy company DTEK, the operator of the Kiev region, as saying it would have to introduce “unprecedented” power cuts to avoid a complete blackout.

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he received a call on Friday from his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and demanded Tehran to stop sending weapons to Russia. Ukraine and Western allies accuse Iran of sending “kamikaze” drones to Russia that have been used with devastating effects on Ukraine’s infrastructure. Iran denies the charge.

  • At least four people were killed and 10 injured When several towns adjacent to the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya power plant were hit by shelling, a statement from Ukraine’s presidential office said.

  • Russia’s Defense Ministry said its troops had repulsed attempts Ukrainian advance in the east and had destroyed a Ukrainian military factory near the city of Pavlograd.

  • The US will provide $275 million in additional military assistance to Ukraine, including weapons, ammunition and equipment from US Department of Defense inventories, the Secretary of State has said. “We are also working to provide Ukraine with the air defense capabilities it needs, with the first two US-supplied Nasams ready for delivery to Ukraine next month,” Antony Blinken said. “And we are working with allies and partners to facilitate the delivery of their own air defense systems to Ukraine.”

  • Assets of Russian and Belarusian individuals seized by Ukraine could be used for massive post-war reconstruction efforts, Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said. The government has frozen Russian and Belarusian assets in Ukraine worth about 44 billion hryvnia ($1.21 billion) since the Moscow invasion began, according to the state agency’s Economic Security Bureau.

  • The European Union has appointed a Polish general, Piotr Trytek, to lead a new training operation with Ukrainian troops. Trytek, 51, was chosen as part of the EU’s pledge to increase military aid to Ukraine.

  • Vladimir Putin’s first deputy chief of staff has visited the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson. Sergei Kiriyenko stopped at a ferry terminal where hundreds of people were being taken away on orders from Russian authorities.

  • The Threat of a Russian Official to Attack Western Satellites help Ukraine has raised concerns among aerospace lawyers and industry executives about the safety of objects in orbit. No country has launched a missile attack on an enemy satellite.

  • UN nuclear inspectors are expected to reach a conclusion soon on Russia’s claims of the possible production of a “dirty bomb”. Investigators are being sent to two locations in Ukraine where Russia claimed the activities took place.

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    Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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