extra 'torture chambers' uncovered, Ukraine's police say; Russia says its economic climate can not be undercut - CNBC

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U.S. diplomat heads to Kyiv as battle in Ukraine intensifies

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Karen Donfried poses for a photo during an interview on her visit, including Ankara and Istanbul, and up to date tendencies on bilateral members of the family in Ankara, Turkey on November 18, 2021. (picture by means of Evrim Aydin/Anadolu company by way of Getty images)

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U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried will consult with Ukraine this week in order to "underscore unwavering and enduring U.S. assist for Ukraine."

Donfried will meet with members of Ukraine's presidential administration, foreign ministry officers, and different contributors of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's cupboard to talk about "ongoing efforts to deliver protection assistance and energy aid in addition to help Ukraine's reform and reconstruction efforts."

she can additionally meet with participants of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, "whose carrier beneath staggering situations exemplifies the most useful traditions of the U.S. overseas carrier," the State department spoke of.

â€" Amanda Macias

35 Min in the past

Ukraine says it shot down three Iranian 'kamikaze' drones

A "kamikaze" drone processes for an attack in Kyiv on Oct. 17, 2022.

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Ukraine's Air Forces spoke of it has shot down three Iranian Shahed-136 "kamikaze" drones within the Dnipropetrovsk place, according to an NBC information translation.

remaining week, Ukrainian defense force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat spoke of the nation's air drive has shot down greater than 300 Iranian Shahed-136 drones given that Russia delivered the brand new weapons on the battlefield. Ihnat has up to now hailed Western air defense methods in countering Russian missile strikes.

In contemporary weeks, Moscow has performed a number of devastating missile and drone strikes towards what Kyiv talked about have been civilian ambitions and critical infrastructure equivalent to energy facilities.

Iran and Russia's representatives at the United international locations have sharply denied studies that Tehran offered Moscow with a fleet of drones for use in Ukraine. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied that it makes use of Iranian-made drones to goal residential and different high civilian areas.

â€" Amanda Macias

1 Hour in the past

nobody can stop Russia's economy or undermine political balance, Lavrov says

Russian international Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a ceremony of receiving letters of credence from newly-appointed international ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 20, 2022. 

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Russia's international Minister Sergei Lavrov observed that no one is in a position to stop the Russian economic climate or undermine political stability in the country, in response to state media.

In a message to a convention specializing in financial cooperation, Lavrov advised members that "it is secure to say that no one will ever be capable of cease the Russian economic climate or undermine home political balance," in response to a file by using state information agency Tass.

Lavrov referred to that regardless of international sanctions, imposed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, Russia turned into able to overcome the economic difficulties it faced.

"We faced sanctions before. The event of the past a long time helps us be triumphant in overcoming the problem," the reputable referred to, insisting that Russia become no longer isolated at an international level.

"we have many pals everywhere the world. We always raise members of the family with a broad latitude of countries inside the CIS, in Asia, the core East, Africa and Latin the united states," he talked about, additionally adding that it became no longer Russia's "option to reduce mutually a good suggestion ties" with the West.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

2 Hours ago

Zelenskyy requires Western plane to assist fight Russia

A F-sixteen fighter jet (accurate) belonging to the U.S. Air force is available in for a landing at a U.S. air drive base in Osan, south of Seoul.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has requested greater refined plane to combat Russia's invasion, in particular, calling for F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.

"The Air Forces of the defense force of Ukraine are heroically combating in opposition t the enemy which is significantly advanced," Zelenskyy talked about on fb Tuesday.

"they are doing so the use of obsolete equipment inferior to the newer aerial automobiles of the occupiers. They've already lost as a minimum 500 helicopters and plane, yet these victories come at a high charge," he referred to.

Alongside Zelenskyy's message was an English-language video concerning the work of Ukrainian militia pilots. The Ukrainian govt video talked about modern air protection methods and Western aircraft, in certain, F-15 and F-sixteen aircraft would aid tip the power steadiness in Ukraine's want.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

2 Hours ago

greater grain ships go away Ukraine ports regardless of Russian suspension

A image taken on October 31, 2022 shows cargo ships loaded with grain in the anchorage area of the southern entrance to the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

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Three outbound vessels had left Ukrainian ports through midday on Tuesday below the Black Sea grain export deal, the United countries-led coordination centre pointed out, the 2d day of sailings after Russia suspended participation in the initiative.

The statement referred to the ships' circulate changed into agreed through the Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. delegations on the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) and the Russian delegation had been recommended.

Amir Abdulla, the U.N. Coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative, "continues his discussions with all three member state parties to be able to resume full participation at the JCC," the commentary said.

The export deal became agreed via Russia and Ukraine and brokered by using Turkey and the United nations in July to ease a global starvation crisis caused partly by means of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and earlier blockade of its ports.

Twelve ships set sail from Ukrainian ports on Monday, the single largest day of exports on account that the programme begun, while two arrived.

President Vladimir Putin has referred to Russia's determination to suspend participation in the programme turned into a response to a drone assault on Moscow's fleet in Crimea on Saturday that he blamed on Ukraine. Moscow observed on Monday it became "unacceptable" for transport to move throughout the corridor.

Kyiv has no longer claimed responsibility for the assault and denies the use of the grain programme's protection corridor for armed forces functions. The U.N. said no grain ships have been the usage of the Black Sea route on Saturday.

â€" Reuters

5 Hours ago

Russia expands evacuation zone in Kherson place

Russian-installed officials in Ukraine's southern Kherson region are increasing an evacuation zone.

Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed head of the place that Russia partially occupies, observed on Telegram Monday evening that he was extending an evacuation area in the place and asked civilians on the japanese bank of the Dnipro river, which bisects the Kherson place, to leave their buildings.

people arrived from Kherson stay up for additional evacuation into the depths of Russia internal the Dzhankoi's railway station in Crimea on October 21, 2022.

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Saldo repeated a declare â€" that Kyiv says is baseless and false â€" that Ukraine's forces are planning to destroy the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric vigour plant dam as a way to flood constituents of Kherson. Kyiv says Russia may well be planning such an attack and searching to pin the blame on Ukraine.

"there is an immediate danger of flooding of the territories as a result of the planned destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam and the liberate of water from a cascade of energy plants upstream of the Dnieper [the Dnipro river]," Saldo referred to. 

"In this type of situation, I made a tricky but relevant decision to announce the equipped stream of the civilian inhabitants of Berislav, Belozersky, Snigiryovsky and Aleksandrovsky municipalities to the left financial institution of the Dnieper," he said.

Reuters suggested that the expanded evacuation area equates to an extra 9 mile enviornment.

"we can take the civilian population to the left financial institution in an geared up, stage-with the aid of-stage manner," Saldo referred to.

Russian-put in officers in Kherson have already moved hundreds of people in the Kherson location to Russian territory, with Ukraine telling residents now not to comply with what it sees as forcible relocations.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

5 Hours in the past

diverse torture chambers and unlawful prisons found in liberated territories, police say

the entrance to a basement allegedly used as a torture chamber in a house where prisoners were held, discovered by way of Ukrainian police within the core of Pisky Radkivsky, Ukraine, on Oct. 6, 2022.

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Ukraine's country wide Police spoke of they have uncovered 34 sites where they accept as true with Russian forces have illegally detained and tortured americans.

"Thirty-4 websites where the Russians unlawfully held and tortured citizens were found in the de-occupied areas: Kharkiv region â€" 24, Kherson location â€" 3, Kyiv vicinity â€" 3, Sumy region â€" 2, Donetsk, Chernihiv areas â€" 1 each and every," the clicking carrier of the country wide Police posted on Telegram, based on a translation through the Ukrinform information company.

a person who claims to be a former prisoner, tortured with electric shocks via the Russian military, exams the particles interior a destroyed Russian command core on September 29, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. On September ninth, Ukrainian military hit the core that changed into referred to as a jail and torture chamber.

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Ukraine's police force and international investigators proceed to find and document facts of distinctive alleged conflict crimes via Russia's occupying forces together with the widespread occurrence of rape and torture, and mass killings which Ukraine says are struggle crimes.

Russia says it does not target civilians regardless of overwhelming facts to the contrary with the each day shelling of residential buildings and civilian infrastructure.

Forensic consultants compile the pieces of proof on the District Police department allegedly used by using Russian occupiers for torture, Balakliia, Kharkiv vicinity, northeastern Ukraine.

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As of Oct. 31, Ukraine's police have initiated 40,742 criminal court cases over alleged crimes committed through the Russian provider contributors "and their accomplices" in Ukraine, Ukrinform stated.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

Correction: Russia says it doesn't goal civilians despite overwhelming evidence to the opposite. An previous edition misstated the nation's position.

6 Hours in the past

Russia is relocating enormous ballistic missile to Belarus to ship the West 'a message,' UK says

Russia is probably going to have moved large ballistic missiles to Belarus as a "message to the West," the U.k.'s Ministry of Defence referred to Tuesday.

In an intelligence update on Twitter, the ministry mentioned Russia is likely to have deployed AS-24 Killjoy missiles (air launched ballistic missiles) to Belarus "notably to message to the West and to portray Belarus as more and more complicit in the battle."

Belarus is a robust ally of Russia although it is commonly seen as subservient to Moscow. youngsters no longer directly involved within the Ukraine battle it has assisted Russia right through the struggle and missiles were launched at Ukraine from Belarus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko right through their assembly in Sochi on February 22, 2021.


The ministry referred to Moscow has "very restrained stocks" of AS-24 Killjoy missiles, and it "continues to deplete its superior long-range munitions against goals of restrained operational magnitude." Basing such weaponry in Belarus would give Russia "little introduced advantage when it comes to marvelous additional aims inside Ukraine," although.

The U.okay. stated facts that Russia become deploying such missiles to Belarus had come after imagery showed two MiG-31K Foxhound interceptor jets "nearly definitely parked at Belarus's Machulishchi Airfield on 17 October, with a huge canister stored nearby inside a protecting earth berm."

"It is probably going that the canister is linked to the AS-24 Killjoy air launched ballistic missile, a large munition which the MiG-31K variant is tailored to carry."

It referred to that Russia had now not up to now deployed these weapons in Belarus and whereas it has from time to time launched these weapons during the Ukraine conflict, "stocks are possible very confined."

"It continues to expend its superior long-latitude munitions towards objectives of confined operational significance," it mentioned and, with various over 2000km, basing Killjoy missiles in Belarus "offers Russia little introduced talents in terms of magnificent further objectives within Ukraine."

â€" Holly Ellyatt

7 Hours ago

Ukraine sees greater shelling overnight after wave of missile assaults

Ukraine has reported greater shelling in a few areas overnight, in addition to extreme fighting alongside the front line in Donetsk in jap Ukraine, a day after it witnessed a wave of attacks throughout a few regions.

Shelling has been mentioned within the Dnipropetrovsk vicinity in southeast Ukraine and there had been studies of missile strikes on the southern port city of Mykolaiv in a single day, demolishing half an residence constructing and killing one resident, Reuters stated.

A Ukrainian rocket launches from a automobile of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces forces in Donetsk Oblast on October 28, 2022.

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meanwhile, Ukraine's armed forces reported in its early morning replace that fighting remained intense on the entrance line in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. It pointed out on facebook that the Russian army become "concentrating its efforts on restraining Ukraine's defense forces in certain instructions, and is not stopping offensive operations within the Bakhmut and Avdiivka instructions" in Donetsk.

 "The enemy continues shelling contraptions of the defense forces along the contact line, includes out fortification gadget of the traces in separate directions and conducts aerial reconnaissance. Strikes crucial infrastructure and civilian buildings, violating international humanitarian legislations, laws and customs of conflict," Spokesman of the universal team of workers of the military of Ukraine Andriy Kovalev mentioned Tuesday.

people use the touch on their phones to look at an exhibition of weapons in close total darkness on October 31, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine, following missile strikes that took out energy and water resources.

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A wave of missile attacks targeted Ukraine's essential power infrastructure on Monday, with foremost cities Kyiv and Kharkiv amongst those centered. hundreds of hundreds of people have been left with out vigor and water for hours, however Kyiv's Mayor Vitali Klitschko noted water components were restored Tuesday morning.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

eight Hours in the past

Zelenskyy reaffirms Ukrainian support for the Black Sea Grain Initiative in name with U.N. Secretary-universal

"The morning is intricate. we're coping with terrorists. Dozens of missiles, Iranian 'Shahids'," Zelenskyy wrote on his Telegram legitimate account, referencing the Iranian-made Shahid drones more and more used through Russian forces.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy observed he spoke with United countries Secretary-widespread Antonio Guterres about Russia's resolution to suspend its role in the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

Zelenskky referred to he reaffirmed Ukraine's help for the deal, which reopened three Ukrainian ports for agricultural exports, during his call with Guterres.

"We're able to continue to be a guarantor of world meals safety," Zelenskyy stated on Twitter.

The Ukrainian chief additionally mentioned he up-to-date Guterres on Russia's missile strikes and known as for a "complicated" U.N. response.

â€" Amanda Macias

8 Hours in the past

U.N. warns of rising food costs as Black Sea Grain Initiative involves a standstill

Farmers are viewed harvesting wheat in Druzhkivka, Ukraine on 7 August, 2022.

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The Secretary-accepted of the United countries convention on alternate and building pointed out that the FAO food expense Index become in decline for six straight months, due partially to the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, a United countries-backed deal brokered in July, eased Russia's naval blockade and noticed the reopening of three key Ukrainian ports. given that August, almost 400 ships carrying a total of 9 million metric tons have departed Ukraine's ports for international destinations.

"The meals and Agriculture firm food cost index has declined for six months in a row via about 16%. in accordance with World financial institution models, this decline may additionally have avoided over 100,000,000 americans from falling into poverty," Rebeca Grynspan observed earlier than the United countries protection Council.

Grynspan brought that the uncertainty of the continuation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative is now causing food costs to upward push again.

"simply these days, wheat futures have risen through over 6%," she stated, urging all events to make "every effort to resume and lengthen the Black Sea Grain Initiative."

â€" Amanda Macias

eight Hours ago

Turkey calls for "commonplace sense" on Black Sea Grain Initiative at united states of america meeting

UN Secretary-well-known Antonio Guterres speaks right through a joint information conference with Moldovan prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita in Chisinau, Moldova may additionally 9, 2022. 

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Turkey's consultant to the United nations known as for "standard feel" at a meeting of the U.N. safety Council concerning Russia's suspension of its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

"today we call for usual experience, commonplace experience in recognizing the want for restraint, average experience in upholding our accountability to offer protection to the most susceptible populations of the world who have became to the United nations," representative Feridun SinirlioÄŸlu referred to. He argued that the deal should still be "decoupled from the traits on the ground," as it changed into made in good faith and may proceed that method.

He also lauded the achievements of the Initiative, which has moved more than 9.5 million metric a whole lot grain and nutrition and brought down international meals prices considering it was agreed to in July.

"The Black Sea Grain Initiative marked a turning element in how we put the wants of these furthest in the back of first, even now and then of struggle," SinirlioÄŸlu spoke of.

"Turkey hopes that cause will prevail and the Black Sea Grain Initiative will continue to be intact and in location," he spoke of. Turkey has been in touch with both Ukraine and Russia to make certain the continuation of the deal, in accordance with SinirlioÄŸlu.

Russia suspended its participation in the application over the weekend based on an alleged Ukrainian drone strike on a Russian fleet near Sevastopol.

â€" Rocio Fabbro

8 Hours in the past

'we are outraged,' Ukraine says over Russian suspension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks all the way through a accepted assembly Emergency particular Session on Ukraine on the United international locations in long island on March 23, 2022.

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Ukraine's Ambassador to the United nations slammed Russia's decision to droop its position in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a deal that reopened Ukrainian ports for agricultural exports.

"we are outraged however not shocked over the announcement by means of Russia to droop its participation within the Black Sea Grain initiative. This announcement didn't come unexpectedly, as Russia has never given up hectic the food disaster as a device to force and blackmail the realm," Sergey Kyslytsya stated earlier than the United countries safety Council.

 "we have already heard Russian threats to give up the initiative," Kyslytsya said of the deal, which is decided to run out subsequent month.

He added that Russia become engaging in "an fully deliberate blockade."

"Their intention is crystal clear to make Ukraine succumb to Kremlin's demands via blackmailing to carry returned the chance of tremendous-scale famine across the globe," he talked about.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, a United nations-backed deal brokered in July, eased Russia's naval blockade and noticed the reopening of three key Ukrainian ports. due to the fact August, just about 400 ships carrying a total of 9 million metric tons of agricultural products have departed Ukraine's ports.

â€" Amanda Macias

9 Hours ago

NATO's Stoltenberg speaks with Finnish president because the Nordic nation prepares to join the alliance

NATO Secretary well-known Jens Stoltenberg talked about he spoke with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto as the Nordic nation prepares to join the world's strongest armed forces alliance.

"We addressed Russia's conflict on Ukraine and Finland's route to NATO. Finland is already extra comfortable, and your membership will make us all safer & superior. We seem to be forward to having you as full members of our alliance quickly," Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.

Niinisto tested the call in a separate tweet adding that his nation appears forward to "the long run function of Finland as a NATO ally."

He stated both spoke in regards to the ratification process of including Finland to the alliance and shared updates on Russia's war in Ukraine.

â€" Amanda Macias

8 Hours ago

Russian suspension of Black Sea Grain Initiative tantamount to "collective punishment," U.S. State branch says

U.S. State branch spokesman Ned rate holds a press briefing on Afghanistan on the State department in Washington, August sixteen, 2021.

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u.s. State branch spokesperson Ned cost pointed out Russia's suspension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative is akin to "collective punishment" for the area.

"Any acts by means of Russia to disrupt important grain exports is essentially a statement that the Kremlin does not care if americans and households everywhere pay extra for food or go hungry," rate talked about in a press briefing.

"we've got considered Russia engage in what seems to be collective punishment for the people of Ukraine, once again, ironically and cruelly in the context of a struggle that Russia itself began. however Moscow's suspension of the initiative can be tantamount to collective punishment for the leisure of the world."

fee cited that the suspension primarily influences reduce and middle profits countries, which had been the recipients of the sizeable majority of grain coming out of the deal. Two-thirds, or 66%, of the grain has long gone to establishing international locations, with 19% going to the least developed international locations of the area, in keeping with cost.

"It isn't in any person's interests. It isn't in Russia's hobby. It isn't in the activity of the international community to peer what can be equivalent to a type of collective international punishment now for this to remain suspended," he spoke of.

price put full U.S. help in the back of the United international locations, which helped to firstly broking service the deal, in its efforts to maintain the humanitarian corridor and inspire cooperation between Russia and Ukraine over grain exports.

"we're going to guide the Secretary familiar in any means that we can, as he seeks to have this grain initiative resume and so as to add a degree of durability to it," expense pointed out.

â€" Rocio Fabbro

18 Hours in the past

Biden slams oil agencies for 'their battle profiteering' amid energy disaster caused from Russia's conflict in Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden grants remarks while launching a brand new plan for americans to get hold of booster photographs and vaccinations against the coronavirus sickness (COVID-19), onstage in an auditorium on the White apartment campus in Washington, October 25, 2022.

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President Joe Biden once more placed blame for hovering gasoline expenditures on Russia's war in Ukraine before outlining steps his administration has taken to handle mounting power prices for American patrons.

"Putin's invasion in Ukraine in March sent gas prices hovering literally all over the world and because of the moves we've taken considering then," Biden talked about, including that costs have when you consider that diminished.

"This change makes a change in a difficult time," Biden talked about. "now not everybody's stepped up. The oil business has now not," Biden introduced, slamming oil corporations for "their struggle profiteering."

â€" Amanda Macias

Mon, Oct 31 20229:50 AM EDT

extreme combating within the Kharkiv region, circumstance 'basically tense'

Artillery craters scar the landscape on October 24, 2022 in Sulyhivka, Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine.

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excessive fighting is taking place in the Kharkiv vicinity in northeastern Ukraine with the nation's armed forces combating to liberate 24 settlements, and dealing with energetic Russian resistance in the technique.

"Our militia are actively combating for the liberation of our territories. We nevertheless have an average of 24 settlements beneath occupation. I say 'on average' since the situation is really altering on the front," Oleg Synehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional defense force Administration, referred to during a nationwide telethon, news company Ukrinform said Monday.

Synehubov spoke of Ukraine's forces had been "making every effort to completely liberate the vicinity as soon as viable" but that Russian devices had been "actively resisting and had been now not going to depart."

"The situation is in fact demanding there," he delivered with each side seeking to improve their positions.

"defense and fortification structures are being developed. Let me remind you that we've a 315km border with the Russian Federation. The Russians are also reinforcing the positions from their territory. indeed, development is underway on fortified areas, concrete structures," Synehubov spoke of.

â€"Holly Ellyatt

Mon, Oct 31 20226:forty two AM EDT

greater than 50 missiles fired at Ukraine, prime minister says

Ukraine's prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that Russia's shelling of a considerable number of regions in Ukraine on Monday morning has damaged civilian energy infrastructure.

"Missiles and drones hit 10 areas, the place 18 objects [facilities] had been broken, most of which are power-linked," he stated on Telegram.

"a whole bunch of settlements in seven regions of Ukraine have been bring to an end. The consequences might have been a lot worse. but because of the heroic and professional work of the Air defense Forces, forty four of the more than 50 missiles fired at our territory have been shot down," he brought.

A series of missile strikes hit main Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, with the capital Kyiv and cities to the northeast and south being targeted. much of Kyiv is devoid of vigor and water following the attacks.

Kyivvodokanal, a utilities business offering water for Kyiv, noted Monday that 80% of the city's residents are at present without a water give.

â€" Holly Ellyatt

9 Hours ago

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