The Ukraine is suffering from Russian missile strikes at it its utilities….
Zelensky seems to not want to own up to the fact that it was a Ukraine missile that landed in Poland….
Here’s what we know:
Three men received life sentences, which killed nearly 300 people and came during a Moscow-backed separatist uprising that foreshadowed Russia’s full-scale invasion. A fourth man was acquitted.
The significance of the jet’s downing has increased amid the war.
Ukraine attacks deeper into Russian-occupied territory.
Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power grid are endangering its nuclear plants, a U.N. agency warns.
Russian forces pummel Ukraine with missile strikes.
Ukraine says the extension of the grain deal offers hope for easing a global food crisis.
In heavily damaged towns, the deadline for repairs is set by looming winter cold.
The MH17 case: A timeline of tragedy and conflict….
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- President Biden disputed Ukraine’s account of a missile that hit Poland, killing two, on Tuesday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for Ukrainian specialists to join an international investigation into the incident, while stressing he has “no doubt” that the missile did not come from his country. Biden disagreed, telling reporters on Thursday: “That’s not the evidence.”
- The explosion in Poland was from at least one or as many as two Ukrainian SA-10 surface-to-air missiles that went off course, according to information seen by the U.S. intelligence community, a person familiar with the intelligence told The Washington Post on Thursday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters. Polish and NATO leaders have said the blast was probably the result of a Ukrainian air defense missile gone astray, although they maintained that Russia was ultimately responsible because it fired a barrage of missiles at Ukraine.
- Residents of Przewodow, the Polish village struck by a missile Tuesday, spoke of their shock at being caught up in the conflict. The two victims were well known in the tightknit community, where nearly everyone felt the explosion that shook homes and rattled windows. “All the emotions have woken up again,” one resident told The Post.
- Four men with ties to Russia, accused of involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17over eastern Ukraine in 2014, are set to hear their verdicts in a court in the Netherlands on Thursday. The plane was flying over a region at the center of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces — a forerunner to the current conflict. Nearly 300 passengers and crew members were killed. Moscow denies any involvement.
- Kyiv’s governor accused Russia of “massively attacking Ukraine,” and the capital’s military administration said it had destroyed missiles and drones targeting the region. In Dnipro, 14 people were hospitalized after two districts were hit, a regional governor said, while three people were reported injured in Odessa.
- Ukraine faces a “significant decrease in the power available from its national grid” as a result of Russia’s bombardment, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Thursday. It noted that the barrage of strikes was forcing Moscow to draw deeply on its reserve of conventional cruise missiles.
- Ukrainian officials are working to restore services to parts of the Kherson region that have been liberated, including electricity, water, communications, financial, social and medical services. Electricity has been restored to more than 20 settlements previously occupied by Moscow’s troops, according to Zelensky.
- Peskov said that the lack of electricity and heat in many regions of Ukraine was the consequence of Kyiv’s refusal to negotiate. Ukrainian officials have previously pointed out that a 2015 peace deal in the country’s eastern Donbas region — where Moscow backed a separatist campaign — merely bought Russia time before Putin launched his full-scale invasion this year.