Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 253 of the invasion | Ukraine


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow would rejoin the grain export agreement the UN and Turkey signed with Ukraine., but that it reserves the right to withdraw if necessary. “We demanded guarantees and assurances from the Ukrainian side that nothing like this would happen again, that the humanitarian corridors would not be used militarily,” Putin said during a video meeting with his coordination council on Wednesday.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomed Moscow’s Humiliating U-Turn and praised “an important diplomatic achievement for our country and the whole world”. “The implementation of the grain export initiative continues,” he said in his Wednesday evening speech. “The Kremlin demands security guarantees from Ukraine. This shows both the failure of Russian aggression and how strong we are if we stay united.”

  • The United States also welcomed the recovery of the deal and urged Russia to extend it later this month. State Department spokesman Ned Price praised the UN and Turkish mediators but said it was important that the deal “not only be relaunched, but extended later this month”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Turkey for its efforts and stressed Moscow’s “importance of continued adherence to UN-brokered agreements and its commitments to support global food security,” a statement said.

  • A large convoy of ships moved a record amount of grain in spite of Russia’s warnings that it would be unsafe without its participation. The Russian defense ministry said it had received written assurances from Kiev not to use the Black Sea grain corridor for military operations against Russia.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said grain exports from Ukraine would continue with or without Russian approval. and seems to have mediated the Russian climb down. Zelenskiy thanked Erdoğan for his role in restoring the deal.

  • A Russian fighter jet fired two cruise missiles that flew over the Black Sea corridor used to export Ukrainian grain Zelenskiy said in a video address on Wednesday. “Each of these Russian launches — and they happen almost daily — poses a direct threat to food exports,” he said.

  • Russia said it is fully committed to preventing nuclear war, and that avoiding a clash between countries with nuclear weapons was the top priority. The Russian foreign ministry said it feared that the five declared nuclear powers were “balancing on the brink of direct armed conflict” and that the West should stop “encouraging provocations with weapons of mass destruction, which could lead to catastrophic consequences”.

  • White House has accused North Korea of ​​covertly sending a “significant number” of artillery shells to Russia in support of the invasion of Ukraine amid mounting evidence of shortages in key weapons systems. US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US believed North Korea is “secretly supplying” the munitions to Russia and is “trying to make it look like they are going to countries in the Middle East or North Africa.” are sent”.

  • Putin called for modernization of weapons used by Russian military at a meeting of its coordination board on Wednesday. “Weapons must constantly, continuously improve and remain effective. To achieve this, I repeat, it is important to ensure that there is active competition between manufacturers and developers,” he said.

  • Russian-installed authorities in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region have launched a campaign to persuade residents to evacuate. Residents who had collaborated with the occupying forces left and some departing medical staff had taken equipment from hospitals, the statement said, a statement released by the Ukrainian military on Wednesday evening. Residents of the city of Nova Zburivka in the Kherson region were given three days to leave and were told that evacuation would be mandatory from November 5.

  • Moscow said it would summon the British ambassador to Russia, Deborah Bronnert, on her unfounded accusation that “British specialists” were involved in the attack in Sevastopol.

  • UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejected Russia’s attempt to establish a commission to investigate its baseless claims that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out “military biological” activities in violation of the treaty banning the use of biological weapons.

  • Details have been published on the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline by explosions in late September. Nord Stream AG said about 250 meters (820 feet) of the pipeline in the Baltic Sea had been “destroyed”.

  • Two Russian oligarchs and business associates of Roman Abramovich have been added to UK government sanctions list. Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, who the British government said were “known as business partners” of the former Chelsea FC owner, were among four new Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons added to the sanctions list on Wednesday.

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