Ukraine refugee’s that where welcomed are wearing out their welcome across Europe increasing the pressure on Zelensky to move to start working for a settlement of the conflict…
Europe also has refuges from the Middle East to house….
Reports are trhat Russian online efforts to affect the American midterm elections have increased….
Russian contract troops are pushing against a place of little use to Putin in the Ukraine…..
Should the Ukraine go after Iran for their drone supplies to Russia?
No mass evacuations from Kyiv due to power outages…..
Here’s what we know:
Ukrainian officials said Russia had launched attacks from several directions on Bakhmut, though analysts said taking it would yield little strategic value.
Russian forces intensify their fight for the eastern city of Bakhmut, amid setbacks elsewhere.
A Ukrainian brigade in Bakhmut tries to hold out against Russia’s offensive.
Russian state media confirms that a top general is no longer in his post.
Republican gains in Congress would pressure Biden on Ukraine.
The soaring number of refugees from the war is increasing disquiet in Europe.
Russia’s Parliament is poised to pass laws intensifying an L.G.B.T.Q. crackdown……
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- Zelensky’s ban on negotiating with Moscow is wearing on other nations’ leaders, The Post reports, and the United States is trying to mitigate “Ukraine fatigue.” Biden administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive discussions between Washington and Kyiv, said the White House is pushing Zelensky to soften his stance.
- Iran’s foreign minister said his country supplied Russia with a “limited number of drones” months before the invasion. But Hossein Amirabdollahian said Iran had not received any confirmation that they had been used in Ukraine. Iran has repeatedly denied supplying Moscow with drones to use in Ukraine.
- Ukraine has long accused Russia of using Iranian-made drones, and U.S. officials said the United States had examined the wreckage of Iranian-made drones shot down in Ukraine. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Zelensky, called for strikes targeting Iranian facilities manufacturing drones and ballistic missiles in response to Tehran’s support of Russia, the RBC-Ukraine news agency reported.
- An attack in southern Ukraine has left Russian-controlled Kherson and surrounding areas without power, Kremlin-backed authorities said Sunday. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Each country has accused the other of planning an attack on the city, which Russia illegally annexed this summer.
- Kyiv authorities sought to reassure residents after the New York Times reported that the city was planning for the possibility of moving out its 3 million residents if a Russian strike were to cause a full blackout. “Everything is under control in the capital, and there’s no reason to talk about an emergency,” Roman Tkachuk, who heads the security department of Kyiv’s municipal government, said on Telegram. Tkachuk told the Times that if the grid were about to fail, “we will start informing people and requesting them to leave” and acknowledged that city officials “are drafting various plans, teaching people to react and be ready now,” but he framed these efforts as part of normal disaster preparation.
- The Ukrainian military on Sunday accused Russian forces of destroying private boats in the Kherson area. In a statement, a Ukrainian General Staff spokesperson said Moscow had appropriated engines from the destroyed vessels and that fuel had leaked into the river’s delta. The statement also said people were being ordered to leave nearby Berylav by Nov. 10, with Russian occupying forces allegedly citing a Ukrainian plan to blow up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam. Kyiv has denied the allegation and said the Kremlin has planned to carry out such a strike.
- Zaporizhzhia was hit by Russian strikes overnight, the regional governor, Oleksandr Starukh, said. At least one person died, and rockets caused serious damage to property, including a two-story building, a plot of land and two cars, according to Starukh.
- Reports that Russia’s Central Military District appointed a new commander would be the latest in “a series of dismissals of senior Russian military commanders” since Russia’s invasion, Britain’s Defense Ministry said. Dismissing the commanders when things don’t go Russia’s way on the battlefield is “in part likely an attempt to insulate and deflect blame from Russian senior leadership at home,” the ministry wrote.
- Ukrainian forces are targeting Russian logistics and transportation in the Kherson region as Russian troops continue forced evacuations there, according to the Institute for the Study of War think tank….