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Ukraine – Russia. The most important events of the last hours

Ukraine – Russia. The most important events of the last hours

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 256 days. The Kherson Oblast is threatened with an ecological catastrophe due to the pollution of the Dnieper caused by the blowing up of vessels, the head of the region’s administration Jarosław Januszewycz, loyal to Kiev, warned on Saturday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Iran of lying about the number of drones delivered to Russia by this country. He stressed that Ukrainian forces knock down ten Iranian cameras every day, and Iranian instructors train Russians to use drones. Here are the highlights of the last hours.

> Kiev authorities do not rule out that the city may be left without electricity, heating, water and communications; take into account all possible scenarios – said the mayor of the capital on Saturday Ukraine Vitaliy Klitschko. He assured that Kyiv was preparing and stockpiling.

> The Kherson Oblast is threatened with an ecological catastrophe due to the pollution of the Dnieper caused by the blowing up of vessels, the head of the region’s administration Jarosław Januszewycz, loyal to Kiev, warned on Saturday. – According to preliminary assessments, up to 10 tons of fuels and lubricants were released into the water. This could destroy river flora and fauna, and poison the area for decades, he said.

Ukrainian soldiers in the Kherson region [4.11.2022]PAP / EPA / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE

> German Chancellor Olaf Scholz established a joint position with Chinese leaders on the threats Russia the use of nuclear weapons in war in Ukraine as the success of his trip to Beijing. “This is the only reason why the whole trip was worth it,” said Scholz at the SPD convention in Berlin on Saturday.

> President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky accused Iran of lying about the number of drones the country delivered to Russia. He stressed that Ukrainian forces knock down ten Iranian cameras every day, and Iranian instructors train Russians to use drones.

> On the front in the Luhansk region, more than 500 mobilized Russian soldiers were killed in the Ukrainian fire, their officers abandoned the battalion, the independent Russian portal Viorstka reported, citing one of the survivors of the fighting.

> In Ukraine, 1,300 Starlink terminals have ceased to function. The reason for the exclusion is the issue of their financing, the independent Russian portal Meduza reported on Saturday, citing CNN news. According to this information, the shutdown took place on October 24.

Main photo source: PAP / EPA / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE

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