Kherson to be be partically evacuated…..
Both parties hunker down in the Donetsk region….
More bombing in the area of the Ukraine nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia…
While the Ukraine forces have been on the offense…They still are looking for more powerful weapons and more ammo…Some of the promised stuff form America and other coun tries are NOT due to arrive in the Ukraine for weeks, months and even years…..
President Biden is stll hestitaint to arm the Ukraine too heavily ……
America may also be cutting back support if conservetive Republicans in the new US House caucus get their way….
Ukraine leader Zelensky says he will only entertain a cease fire when Russia is pushed entirely from Ukraine territory…..American Military leaders seem to NOT be on same page wanting Zelensky to begin talking to the Russian’s about an end game….
Here’s what we know:
The Ukrainian president says shelling was ‘extremely high’ in the east, especially in the Donetsk region. Kyiv says it will begin a “voluntary evacuation” of the recently recaptured southern city of Kherson.
Zelensky says 400 shellings were recorded in one day.
Ukraine says it will help civilians leave Kherson.
Russia and Ukraine again trade blame for shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
At least 437 children have been killed in the war since February, Ukraine says.
A Ukrainian film critic is drafted into a real-life war.
How did Russia manage to launch its biggest aerial attack yet on Ukraine?….
- IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi said those responsible for the strikes in Zaporizhzhia are “playing with fire.” Experts with the United Nations nuclear watchdog reported “what appeared to be renewed shelling” near and at the nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, which is operated by Ukrainian workers but under the control of Russian forces. Site employees reported “damage to some buildings, systems and equipment” to the IAEA — though, as of Sunday morning, nothing that was “critical for nuclear safety and security,” the agency said in a statement.
- Austin said Russia’s invasion “could drive a dangerous spiral of nuclear proliferation.” In Canada on Saturday, the U.S. defense secretary warned that other world leaders with nuclear ambitions “are watching” the war unfold in Ukraine and “could well conclude that getting nuclear weapons would give them a hunting license of their own.”
- Several regions of Ukraine are facing prolonged power outages this weekend, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, adding that workers are attempting to restore energy. Ukraine’s energy minister said Sunday that energy supply in the country is “difficult” but “under control” and urged people not to panic. Zelensky has accused Russia of targeting energy infrastructure in an apparent attempt to compensate for its battlefield setbacks, including a retreat from the southern city of Kherson.
- Zelensky said Sunday that the retreat of Russian forces from Kherson is a turning point for Ukraine, a day after the first train arrived in the city from Kyiv to jubilant crowds. The train’s arrival was part of a campaign by Ukrainian Railways to show the country and the world the railroad’s ability to quickly resume services cut off by nearly nine months of war. Russia ordered the retreat from Kherson city and its surroundings this month amid a Ukrainian counteroffensive.
- Iran will help Moscow build drones on Russian soil for the war against Ukraine, The Washington Post has reported. Moscow has deployed more than 400 Iranian-made drones since August, according to three Western officials interviewed by Post reporters.
- Both Ukraine and Russia are gearing up to continue their fight well into next year, Washington Post journalists report from Ukraine. Although Ukrainian forces have impressed the world with their offensive mettle, they are facing obstacles that threaten to slow their advance, including the need to penetrate multiple lines of Russian defense, muddy conditions and drained ammunition supplies and soldiers.
- Russian forces left western Kherson “in relatively good order” compared with past major retreats, the British Defense Ministry said. As its troops left, they destroyed most of the equipment they had to leave behind so Ukrainian forces could not use it, and their “vehicle losses were likely in the tens rather than hundreds,” the ministry said.
- Russia is reinforcing its troops in the occupied areas of Luhansk, Donetsk and eastern Zaporizhzhia with forces withdrawn from Kherson or recently mobilized by Moscow, according to Ukraine’s military and local officials. Analysts from the Institute for the Study of War think tank saidRussia will probably continue to use these mobilized and redeployed troops to “reignite” offensive operations in Donetsk and maintain defensive positions in Luhansk.
- Ukraine’s military said it is continuing to repel Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, amid a persistent barrage of strikes on civilian infrastructure and housing. Russian forces continued offensive operations Saturday around Bakhmut, in Donbas, despite reports of high losses on the front line. Ukraine’s military said about 500 wounded Russian servicemen arrived in regional hospitals….