The government of Ukraine will study the possibility of imposing a visa to Belarus
Following a petition that collected 25,000 signatures, the Ukrainian government said it was ready to review plans to impose visas on people from Belarus.
France supplies gas to Germany
France began sending gas directly to Germany for the first time within the framework of the European Energy Community. The operator of the French gas transmission network GRTgaz announced that the first deliveries for 6 hours were 31 gigawatt hours per day, passing through the border municipalities of Obergeilbach (Moselle) on the French side and Medelsheim in the Saarland on the German side.
The Czech Republic closes its borders to Russian tourists
The Czech Republic will ban the entry of Russian citizens coming for tourism, culture or sports purposes from October 25. The ban applies to Russians holding Schengen area visas issued by any country.
Turkey’s goal is to stop the bloodshed in the Russia-Ukraine war as soon as possible, the Turkish president said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has already offered his country to mediate the war in Ukraine, believes “Turkey’s goal is to stop the bloodshed despite sanctions,” he said at the start of a regional summit in Kazakhstan.
Hungary d’Orban supports the Russian Orthodox Church
Hungarian President Viktor Orbán is defending Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a staunch supporter of the war in Ukraine. According to Orban, it is a question of protecting “Christian values”.
The IMF supports the creation of a permanent forum to ensure economic support for Ukraine
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, supported the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to create a permanent forum to provide economic and financial assistance to his country. According to him, this should “facilitate” the sharing and coordination of information on macroeconomic developments, policies and forecasts.
Russian dissidents raise asylum claim in France
Refugees or ordinary citizens protesting the war in Ukraine are fleeing the Kremlin’s hand to swell the number of Russian asylum seekers in France. In the first eight months of the year, Obra registered 1,420 asylum applications from Russian nationals, the same number as last year. Ofbra notes that between August and September, “there is a 17% increase”.
A new front line west of Milo
After retreating about 20 km north of the Kherson sector in early October, Russian forces are trying to fortify a new front line west of the village of Mailov, the British Ministry of Defense said. “Heavy fighting continues along this line, particularly on the western edge of Ukrainian advances where Russian territory is no longer protected by the Inhulets River. Most of the Russian troops on this front line remain undermanned airborne units,” British intelligence said.
Russia condemns UN resolution
During a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, the vote of an anti-Russian resolution on Ukraine at the UN was a “setback in world diplomacy” and “a bad outcome for the world system,” US First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyansky said. Russian Federation UN
New photos of Crimean bridge damage
The US-based company Maxr has recently released photos of the damage to the Crimean Bridge, which was attacked last weekend.
Mykolaiv was heavily shelled overnight
The city in southern Ukraine was “under heavy bombardment,” Mykolaiv’s mayor Oleksandr Senkevich said in a telegram. overnight.
According to him, a five-storey residential building was attacked. “The two upper floors have been completely destroyed and the rest are under rubble,” he explains, though without giving any report on the attacks, while rescuers are on the scene.
“More than 50 bodies” were found in Lyman by the Ukrainians
“Expelled from the Russian Army” From the beginning of the monthThe city of Lyman is gradually being explored by Ukrainians.
A forensic team wearing protective gear exhumed dozens of bodies, AFP reported on Wednesday.
“We have already found the bodies of more than 50 soldiers and civilians. We have a long trench, a mass grave, where we found bodies and body parts,” said the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrilenko.
New air defense missiles
The United Kingdom announced on Thursday that it would supply Ukraine with additional anti-aircraft missiles, including munitions capable of shooting down cruise missiles.
The announcement by Britain’s Ministry of Defense was part of a desire by Ukraine’s allies to help Kyiv quickly strengthen its anti-aircraft defenses after intense Russian bombing of the country at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.
Air strike in Kyiv area
A settlement in the region of Ukraine’s capital Kiev was hit by airstrikes early Thursday, the region’s governor and his administration said on the Telegram messaging app. “Rescuers are already working on the site,” the administration said, without providing further details on where in the region the airstrikes took place or how far from Kiev they were.
Yet according to the same source, these are suicide drones in attack form.
UN condemns Russia’s links
General Assembly of UN condemns Russia’s “illegal annexation” of Ukrainian territories Condemned by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday. The resolution was adopted with 143 votes in favour, five against and 35 abstentions, including China, India, Pakistan and South Africa. Five countries voted against: Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Nicaragua.
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