More attacks on the capital city of the Ukraine, Kyiv…..
Russian draft ‘grabs’ off the street have stopped after the blowback from Russian civilians….
Russian troops have shown up in Belarus…
This IS going to have Ukraine troops having to be moved to counter this….
Iranian drone’s are being used by the Russian’s…
Russian strikes are now being aimed at Ukraine power/energy supplies
There are reports that Iran will supply missiles to replace the lowered stocks the Russian’s have from attacking the Ukraine…
Russian forces also targeted critical energy facilities across Ukraine and cut hundreds of settlements off from the electricity grid, the country’s prime minister said, as part of a concerted attempt to weaken power infrastructure as winter approaches. In downtown Kyiv, drones dove toward a thermal station near the central train station where emergency workers had been standing.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- At least three people, including a pregnant woman, died in Monday morning’s explosions in Kyiv, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, adding that more were hospitalized. The central Shevchenkivskyi district — a main target of last week’s barrage — was struck at least four times, he said. Kyiv residents heard the distinctive noise of Iranian-made Shahed drones, now being deployed by Russia’s military, as they prepared to attack.
- Strikes in central and northern Ukraine damaged the country’s energy grid, the state operator announced on Telegram, urging citizens to consume minimal amounts of electricity to avoid emergency shutdowns.Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday that it targeted Ukraine’s “energy system facilities.”
- The mayor of Moscow is ending the city’s military mobilization drive after a backlash, meaning that searches for men evading the draft there will now be halted. The announcement — in effect at 2 p.m. Monday — follows a series of raids in which soldiers and police issued military summonses to men in office buildings, hostels and cafes. In some cases, men were seized off the street to fight in Ukraine.
- The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council is meeting Monday to discuss “Russian aggression against Ukraine.” Addressing the council from a bomb shelter, Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, repeated requests for more air defenses, accused Iran of supplying Russia with drones and called on the bloc to impose fresh sanctions against Tehran in response.
- Damage to the Crimean Bridge is probably posing logistical problems for Russian forces occupying southern Ukraine, the British Defense Ministry said in its daily update. Intelligence officials observed a “large queue of waiting cargo trucks” backed up near the crossing, which was open to some traffic.
- Russia will not relent in Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday on the state-owned television channel Rossiya-1, according to Russia’s Tass news agency. NATO’s support for Kyiv puts pressure on Moscow, he said, but not enough to deter Russia: “The operation will continue, and we will go through with it.”
- Zelensky urged his military to capture Russian soldiers in hopes of exchanging them for Ukrainian troops. “We remember our people detained in Russia. We must liberate them, and we must liberate them all, leaving none to the enemy,” he said in his nightly address Sunday. “But for this we need to capture the occupiers — as many as possible.” Kyiv and Moscow have traded hundreds of captives since the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion began in February….
Here’s what we know:
At least three people were killed in the attacks on the Ukrainian capital. Three others died in a Russian strike in the northeastern Sumy region, officials said.
Kyiv is attacked by Iranian-made drones, a week after Russian forces intensified strikes against civilian targets.
First came the buzzing sound. Then the deadly blasts.
What is known about the Iranian-made drones that Russia is using to attack Ukraine.
The mayor of Moscow says the capital has reached its draft quota.
Generators switch back on at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after a strike knocks out external power again.
Russian troops have started to arrive in Belarus….
A view of the Russian President Putin’s future …..
For now, Putin is in a safe position. He still controls the state apparatus, and the military is executing his murderous orders in Ukraine.
But the Russian leader’s flailing invasion of Ukraine has diminished his position at home and deepened uncertainties over who would take over, and how.
“To manage a stable succession when the time comes — which will in Putin’s mind be a time of his choosing — then you need a high degree of elite consensus,” said Bristow, who served as the United Kingdom’s envoy in Moscow from 2016 until 2020.
“What they’ve done now is break that consensus,” he said, noting there is now more vying for power within the Kremlin.
That fighting could turn bloody once the Kremlin’s top job finally opens up.
“This could get very Shakespearean, think King Lear, or [the] Roman Empire, like I, Claudius, or Games of Thrones, very quickly,” said William Alberque, a former director of NATO’s arms control center.
Alexander Vershbow, a former senior U.S. and NATO official, said the most likely scenario was still a “smooth transition” within Putin’s current inner circle — but he conceded that toppling tyrants can beget turmoil. “There could be internal instability,” he said, “and things become very unpredictable in authoritarian systems, in personalistic dictatorships.”…