Russia continues to strike at Ukraine energy targets …
Ukraine bomb tech’s keep dealing with explosive mines and rockets left by retreating Russian forces…..
The US has upped its troops stregth in Europe to 100,000…
The new British Prime Minsters travel’s to Kyiv….
The Ukraine IS going to rebuild….
Iran may have signed an agreement to help Russian make itsa own drone’s to bomb the Ukraine….
The Ukraine says almost 500 childern have died in the war….
Zelensky’s peace settlement postion so far is Russian withdraws completely from the Ukraine…
Here’s what we know:
The secretary, Lloyd J. Austin III, said at a security forum in Canada that “North America doesn’t have the option of sitting this one out.”
Pentagon chief offers defiant defense of continued U.S. support for Ukraine.
Ukraine’s energy company races to repair infrastructure damaged in Russian strikes.
A rocket reminds a newly liberated town that it is still in danger.
Britain’s new prime minister promises aid as he makes his first visit to Ukraine.
Train service between Kyiv and Kherson is restored after nine months.
Ukraine’s de-miners have cleared about 300 square miles of land. They may have over 60,000 left to go.
As tennis honors Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, he reflects on shifting his focus from sports to the war….
Here’s the latest on the war and its impact across the globe.
Iran will help the Kremlin build drones in Russia for use in Ukraine, Western officials told The Washington Post. The deal could allow production to begin within months and boost Russia with more highly destructive unmanned equipment that has been increasingly terrorizing Ukrainian cities.
- The Iran-Russia agreement, if fully realized, would represent a further deepening of an alliance that already has provided crucial support for Moscow’s faltering military campaign in Ukraine, the officials said. By acquiring its own assembly line, Russia could dramatically increase its stockpile of relatively inexpensive but highly destructive weapons systems that, in recent weeks, have changed the character of the Ukraine war.
- A funeral was held in Poland for one of the two men killed by a missile in the village of Przewodow, on the border with Ukraine. “Everybody is in deep sadness,” one resident told Reuters. Poland, the United States and others have said Tuesday’s blast, which had sparked fears that NATO could be drawn into the conflict, probably was caused by an errant Ukrainian air defense missile. Kyiv has previously denied this but appeared to soften its stance Friday, when a spokesman for Ukraine’s air force said in an interview that the missile fragments landing in Poland could have been of Ukrainian origin.
- Zelensky said Russia was “looking for a short truce, a respite to regain strength,” but added that any brief truce would only “worsen the situation” by enabling Russia to train and rearm its soldiers. “A truly real, long-lasting and honest peace can only be the result of the complete demolition of Russian aggression,” he said Friday, according to Agence France-Presse. The White House said it was unaware of any such proposal and that it was an issue for the Ukrainian government. Russia has previously said it is open to peace talks “without preconditions” but without stepping back from its insistence that the Ukrainian territories it illegally annexed are Russian land.
- Detained American Paul Whelan was visited by U.S. Embassy staffers in Russia this week, his brother says. Whelan, a security consultant, has been imprisoned for nearly four years. “As the lack of an exchange drags on, I’m increasingly concerned about how this will affect his ability to continue,” his brother David Whelan said in an email update. “It must be awfully hard to maintain hope in his position.” On Friday, Russia said it was hoping for a “positive result” for its imprisoned citizen Viktor Bout in any prisoner exchange with the United States, as speculation grows that arms dealer Bout could be part of a swap to secure the release of Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner.
- Several regions of Ukraine are facing prolonged power outages this weekend, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday in his nightly address, as workers attempt to restore energy. The regions of Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odesa and Vinnytsia are among the most affected by power disruptions. Zelensky has accused the Kremlin of targeting energy infrastructure in an apparent attempt to compensate for its battlefield setbacks, including a retreat from the southern city of Kherson.
- At least 437 children have died in the war, according to Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office on Saturday, with more than 800 children injured. “These numbers are not final,” it said, as regions remain under occupation, making assessments in those places difficult. Children in the Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv areas were the most affected, the office added. Earlier this year, the United Nations said it had verified the deaths or injuries of almost 1,000 children in Ukraine since the war began.
- The United Nations Human Rights Office is looking into videos that the Kremlin said show Ukraine executing Russian prisoners of war, Reuters reported. U.N. officials said this week that they had found “patterns of torture and ill-treatment” by Russia against soldiers who had fought for Ukraine and been taken prisoner, and “sporadic cases of torture and ill-treatment” by Ukraine against Russian prisoners of war who had been in custody for extended periods.
- Military mobilization in the Donetsk People’s Republic will be carried out only if Russian President Vladimir Putin issues such a decree, the enclave’s acting head, Denis Pushilin, said in a video message on his Telegram channel Friday. Putin had announced a partial military mobilization in September, saying it was needed to restore the military’s depleted ranks, but men in Donetsk — an illegally annexed area of Ukraine — were not summoned. Russia’s defense minister announced late last month that the mobilization had been completed.
- Ukraine’s military is winning the war against Russia, according to Canada. Defense Minister Anita Anand made the remarks at the start of the annual Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, the Associated Press reported. “The spirit and determination of the Ukrainian people and President Zelensky continue to inspire us all,” she said. “Ukraine’s armed forces are driven, disciplined, and better-trained — and they are winning.”….
- Zelensky said Russia was “looking for a short truce, a respite to regain strength,” but added that any brief truce would only “worsen the situation” by enabling Russia to train and rearm its soldiers. “A truly real, long-lasting and honest peace can only be the result of the complete demolition of Russian aggression,” he said Friday, according to Agence France-Presse. The White House said it was unaware of any such proposal and that it was an issue for the Ukrainian government. Russia has previously said it is open to peace talks “without preconditions” but without stepping back from its insistence that the Ukrainian territories it illegally annexed are Russian land….