NATO will provide defense systems against Iranian drones. Tehran's Revolutionary Guards spotted in Crimea training Russians. Moscow: 'We have never threatened Ukraine with nuclear power'. Critical energy situation in KievThe war in Ukraine does not stop Photo Video
The war of kamikaze drones takes over: Ukraine is ready to break with Tehran and NATO will provide adequate defense systems. Iranian Revolutionary Guards seen in Crimea to train Moscow's army. The Kremlin general Sergei Surovikin is preparing to evacuate Kherson: 'Situation at the front is difficult, but they lose from 600 to 1000 soldiers a day'. Russia: 'We have never threatened to use nuclear power'. Kiev still under attack and the country's energy crisis is 'critical'. Ursula von der Leyen: 'We are ready for winter, but we will make a temporary price cap'. - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3Kiev, the song of the Ukrainian refugees in the subway after the Russian attacks Kiev, the song of the Ukrainian refugees in the subway after the Russian attacks
ATTACK IN KIEV, ENERGY RISK - New assault on Kiev. The Prosecutor's Office of the capital updates the balance sheet with a statement: 'On October 18, 2022, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, using means of warfare prohibited by international law, launched a missile attack against an energy supply plant on the left bank of the capital . Preliminarily, two people were killed and one was injured.' Two other thermal power stations would have been hit, causing one death and seven injuries, as reported by the executive director of the Ukrainian energy group DTEK, Dmytro Sakharuk. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president's office, says on TV: 'The situation is critical throughout the country because our regions depend on each other ... the whole country needs to prepare to face the disruptions of electricity, water and heating”. Six missiles fired from Belgorod destroyed humanitarian aid warehouses in Kharkiv, also damaging railway tracks. Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, makes a proposal: “Ukraine will send an official note to the Government of Israel with a request to urgently supply air defense systems and to start high-quality cooperation regarding the acquisition by of Ukraine of relevant technologies”.
EVACUATION FROM KHERSON - The head of the Russian forces involved in the special military operation, general Serghei Surovikin, claims that he does not want to advance quickly, because the Russians are preparing to evacuate the civilian population from Kherson: 'We are not fighting to achieve high rates of advance, we are protecting every soldier and methodically defeat the advancing enemy. This not only minimizes our casualties, but also significantly reduces the number of civilian casualties.' However, he explains to Tass that the situation is 'tense' as Kiev is reportedly sending 'all the reserves' to the front while continuing to lose 'from 600 to 1,000 soldiers a day'. So that 'difficult decisions cannot be excluded'. What they are, we don't know.
THE DRONES WAR - The case of Iranian kamikaze drones continues to hold court. Kuleba proposed to Volodymyr Zelensky to break diplomatic relations with Tehran: “Iran's actions are pettiness and lies that we will not tolerate. After all, Iran took all these actions while simultaneously telling us that it is against war and would not support either side with arms. Tehran bears full responsibility for the destruction of relations with Ukraine. Taking into account the numerous destructions caused by Iranian drones to civilian infrastructure, the deaths and suffering caused to our people, as well as in connection with the emergence of reports on the possible continuation of Iran's supply of weapons to Russia, I consider the President of Ukraine a proposal to sever diplomatic relations with Iran”. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, speaking from Berlin, assures that in the next few days the alliance will provide defense systems against drones. And in the night comes the sensational indiscretion of the New York Times , which cites sources in the American administration: the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were reportedly spotted in Crimea in a military base to train the Russians precisely in the use of kamikaze drones.
SANCTIONS AND PRICE CAPS - British Prime Minister Liz Truss and French President Emmanuel Macron have no doubts about the latest bombings in Ukraine: these are 'barbaric attacks against civilian areas of Ukraine' as reported in a Downing Street note released after a conversation between the two leaders. Both 'agreed to continue working closely with allies to support Ukraine against aggression'. From Washington instead comes a warning from the undersecretary of the US Department for European Affairs Karen Donfried: 'We will impose sanctions on anyone who supports Russia militarily against Ukraine. In particular, we will make it increasingly difficult for Iran to sell arms to Moscow.' The president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announces another 2 billion of 'macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. More will follow by the end of the year.' As for the European energy crisis, grappling with monstrous increases in electricity and gas prices, she assures: “We are acting united and have prepared ourselves well for the winter that awaits us, filling our gas depots, saving energy and finding new suppliers. We can now deal with excessive and volatile pricing with greater confidence. We will introduce a temporary mechanism to limit excessive pricing this winter as we develop a new benchmark so that LNG trades at a more fair price.' And she adds: “We must also accelerate investments in renewable energy and infrastructure. Investing more and faster in the clean energy transition is our structural response to this energy crisis.”
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WE DO NOT THREAT WITH NUMBERS - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia 'has never threatened and is not threatening Kiev with nuclear weapons'. As for the raids in Ukraine in the last 24 hours, General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for Moscow's defense ministry, claims that they have hit not only command centers and energy infrastructure, but also 'arsenals of foreign weapons and munitions'. Vladimir Putin has called a meeting of the Security Council for today. Official theme: the 'neutralization of threats to national security in terms of migration' and the consequent 'regulation of migratory processes in the interest of economic-social development and socio-political stability'. Meanwhile, the Russian Cassation has finalized the nine-year sentence of dissident Alexey Navalny for fraud and contempt of court. Finally, from Minsk, Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin specifies the role of Belarus with the arrival of heavy vehicles from Moscow: 'We will not attack anyone. I want to reiterate that the mission of this deployment is strictly defensive and all measures taken are aimed at responding appropriately to what is happening near our borders'.Source: oggi.it