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The latest situation in the Russian-Ukrainian war: what we know on the 238th day of the invasion | Russia

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  • The new commander of the Moscow army in Ukraine announced the “deployment” of civilians from the Russian-occupied southern city of Kherson, describing the military situation as “tense”.. “The enemy is constantly trying to attack the positions of Russian troops,” Sergei Surovikin said in his first television interview since his appointment earlier this month, adding that the situation is especially difficult around the occupied southern city of Kherson.

  • Kyiv recently launched a news blackout in the south of the country, which has prompted speculation that it is preparing a new major attack on Kherson. “When Ukrainians have a news blackout, something is going on. They’ve always done this before when there was massive attack pressure, Michael Clarke, former managing director of the Royal United Services Institute, told Sky News.

  • People in four towns in the Kherson region moved in anticipation of a “large-scale attack.” Vladimir Saldo, head of the Russian loaded Kherson, said in a video address. Kirill Stremousov, the Russian-appointed deputy administrator of the Kherson region, repeated the message on Telegram late Tuesday: “The war for Kherson will begin in the very near future. The civilian population is advised, if possible, to leave the area of ​​imminent violent hostilities.”

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Russia no longer needs to maintain a diplomatic presence in the west., Daily Beast reports. “There is neither sense nor desire to maintain its former existence in the western states. According to the Russian news agency Tass, Lavrov said, “Our people work there in inhuman conditions.”

  • Military advisers from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were on Ukrainian soil at a Russian military base in occupied Crimea. According to the New York Times. The Iranians were reportedly deployed to assist Russian troops in dealing with problems with the Tehran-supplied squadron of Shahed-136 aircraft, renamed Geran-2 by the attackers.

  • Iran has deepened its commitment to supply weapons for Russia’s attack on Ukraine by agreeing to supply a batch of medium-range missiles.As well as numerous inexpensive but effective drones, according to US and Iranian security officials.

  • Russian airstrikes have destroyed 30% of Ukraine’s power stations since October 10. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said it caused massive power outages across the country.

  • Three people were killed in a Russian airstrike on a power plant in Kiev, and energy infrastructure was also killed in Kharkiv in the east and Dnipro in the south. A man living in an apartment in the southern port city of Mykolaiv was also killed, leaving the city of Zhytomyr in northern Ukraine without running water and electricity.

  • Ukraine’s foreign minister said he had proposed a formal break in diplomatic relations with Tehran. After a wave of Russian attacks, which Kiev says are Iranian-made drones. Iran refused to procure drones and Russia refused to use them. Ukrainian intelligence said 1,750 drones were delivered, each costing just £20,000 to manufacture. They can be fired from mobile trucks and are difficult to detect until the last minute, despite their low speed.

  • NATO said that Ukraine will receive defense systems against drones in the coming days. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said member states would “take steps” to stabilize the situation and provide more air defense.

  • Russia’s Duma has suspended live plenary sessions indefinitely to protect information from our “enemy”, said a prominent member of parliament.

  • Joe Biden is expected to announce on Wednesday that he is extracting more oil from the US strategic reserve. As part of the response to recent production cuts announced by countries in OPEC+.

  • Zelensky urged his soldiers to take more prisoners, He said this would facilitate the release of soldiers detained by Russia.

  • The West should listen carefully when President Vladimir Putin talks about the use of nuclear weapons, but remember that threatening the use of nuclear weapons is more beneficial than continuing. The head of the Norwegian armed forces told Reuters.

  • Ukraine’s state nuclear power company has accused Russia of “abducting” two senior personnel at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. in southern Ukraine. Energoatom said Russian forces “abducted” the head of information technology Oleg Kostyukov and the deputy director general of the plant, Oleg Osheka, on Monday and “took them to an unknown location”.

  • Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the US House of Representatives, warned on Tuesday that Congress will “not write blank checks to Ukraine”. if his party wins the by-elections next month. Hours later, however, another veteran Republican, Michael McCaul, said he thought the Ukrainians needed to “get what they needed” — including longer-range missiles than the Biden administration was ever prepared to procure.

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