The BIG story is Grain…..
The Russian’s stopping the export of it from the Ukraine….
The Ukraine and Russia have exchanged POW’s…..
Here’s what we know:
The top E.U. diplomat urged Russia to reverse its decision to suspend participation in the deal that allows for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports, saying it risks worsening a global food crisis.
The U.N. and Turkey work to restore the suspended grain deal.
Russia says it has recovered wreckage of the sea drones used to attack its Black Sea Fleet.
‘Too scary to stay’: Ukrainians along the front line in Kherson are fleeing as fighting escalates.New
The U.S. says Russia is ‘weaponizing’ food by halting grain shipments.
A tribute to Stalin’s victims carries on in Moscow, on a smaller scale, after being banned.
Russia’s decision upends a deal designed to ease the global food crisis…..
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- The Kremlin will “no longer guarantee the safety of civilian dry cargo ships participating in the Black Sea Grain Initiative and will suspend its implementation from today for an indefinite period,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
- Saturday’s drone attacks off the Crimean city of Sevastopol lasted several hours, the Russian-installed governor, Mikhail Razvozhaev, said on Telegram. He urged residents not to write social media posts or share video about what they saw, saying that would provide Ukrainian forces with information about the city’s defenses. Sevastopol is the largest city in Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Moscow in 2014.
- U.N. Secretary General António Guterres on Friday urged participating countries to allow a renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which is set to expire Nov. 19.The agreement facilitates the safe shipment of grains and fertilizer from Ukraine. Many countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, rely on Ukrainian grain and fertilizer to feed their populations. The initiative can be automatically renewed if no party objects, but Russia’s move to suspend its responsibilities may jeopardize such a renewal.
- The strikes were carried out by Ukrainian special forces and destroyed at least three Russian warships, the Mariupol City Council said on Telegram. Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, tweeted earlier that “several” Russian warships were destroyed, including a frigate and a landing ship, “according to some sources.” The Washington Post could not verify the number of ships damaged or destroyed.
- Russia’s Defense Ministry accused British specialists of helping to plan the drone attacks, offering no evidence to support the claims. It also blamed the British navy for recent explosions at the Nord Stream gas pipelines, again without evidence.
- Britain called Russia’s claims an “invented story” designed “to detract from their disastrous handling of the illegal invasion of Ukraine,” adding that it “says more about the arguments going on inside the Russian Government than it does about the West.” Meanwhile, Gerashchenko mocked the Russian claims, tweeting that people should listen to further military briefings from Russia “to find out what else [the U.K., U.S.] & combat mosquitoes are guilty of.”
- Zelensky said about 4 million people are under energy-use restrictions as Ukraine attempts to stretch scarce resources after Russian forces destroyed infrastructure around the country. His warning came as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the capital is preparing for the “worst-case scenario” as winter approaches and warned that people would freeze to death if Western countries do not send blankets and generators.
- Some migrants in Russia have been swept into the ranks of the Russian military despite having no obligation to serve. Migrants seeking help from the Russian government have been coerced or tricked into signing papers, advocates say, while others were wrongly issued draft documents and sent to fight.
- Ukraine and Russia swapped 102 prisoners on Saturday. Ukraine turned over 50 prisoners of war, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Meanwhile, 52 prisoners returned to Ukraine-controlled territory, including officers and medics, the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Andriy Yermak, said in a tweet.
- The removal of the remains of a famous 18th-century Russian statesman from Kherson could be another sign of “Russian intent to expedite withdrawal” from the occupied southern Ukrainian region, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said in its daily update Saturday. Vladimir Saldo, the Kremlin-installed governor of Kherson, claimed earlier this week that the body of Prince Grigory Potemkin had been moved from the cathedral in the regional capital to east of the Dnieper River. Potemkin, the British ministry said, “is heavily associated with the Russian conquest of Ukrainian lands.”
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has cast doubt on Russia’s claims to have completed its call-up of 300,000 military reservists, adding that the Kremlin’s forces are “poorly prepared and equipped” and that “Russia may soon need a new wave of sending people to war.”….