Russia unleashes 28 suicide drones on Kyiv, young family among the dead

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Monday in Kyiv began just as it did another week: with a new barrage of air attacks that coincided with the morning rush hour: at least three people were killed and more than a dozen missing under the rubble after that at least 28 suicide drones targeted the Ukrainian capital.

Reuters reports from Kyiv that Ukrainian soldiers fired into the air trying to shoot down the drones. The authorities encouraged all residents to take refuge underground. Among the reported deaths is a young couple expecting their first child, reports a advise to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.


Monday’s attacks again affected the whole country, with Moscow carrying out attacks on crucial energy facilities in three Ukrainian regions and interrupting electricity in some areas. The attack on energy infrastructure in the Kamianske district of the Dnipropetrovsk region caused a “fire” and “serious destruction”, according to a regional military official Valentin Reznichenko.

Across the country, a total of 43 suicide drones, believed to have been imported from Iran, were launched by Russian forces, according to the Kyiv-based news site. Lviy Bereg.

In the southern region of Odessa, the Russians launched a Kh-59 missile firing from the Black Sea and damaged infrastructure. There were no casualties. Since the beginning of the day, the air alert in the Odessa region has already been announced four times: from 03:10 to 06:53, from 08:07 to 08:34, from 09:21 to 09:32 and from 09:00 to 09:32. :37 at 09:55.

National police officers shoot down Iranian drone

Anton Geraschenko, adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, uploaded this video of police shooting down an Iranian drone.

Israeli minister says it’s time to arm Ukraine if Iran continues to support Russia

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai said his country should start providing military assistance to Ukraine in response to reports that Iran is helping to arm Russia. Shai is the most senior Israeli official to say the country’s de facto neutral stance should end.

“This morning it was reported that Iran was transferring ballistic missiles to Russia. There is no longer any doubt about Israel’s position in this bloody conflict,” Shai wrote on Twitter. “The time has come for Ukraine to also receive military aid, just like the United States and NATO countries.”

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who was a tough voice inside the Kremlin during the war, immediately reacted to the Israeli minister’s statement. “Israel seems to want to supply arms to the Kyiv regime”, commented Medvedev. “This is a very reckless step. It will destroy all interstate relations between our countries.

What is Israel’s policy on Ukraine?

While Israel has provided humanitarian aid to Ukraine and expressed its disapproval of the Russian invasion, it has so far avoided following the lead of the United States and other allies by providing military weapons, particular missile defense systems to repel Russian airstrikes.

Israel has in its possession some of the best air defense systems in the world, including the Arrow 3, the Iron Dome and the latest Iron Beam laser-based missile defense system – all of which could provide valuable protection to Ukraine as she faces regular flights. and Russian missile attacks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has critical Israel for not offering military aid, saying in September it was “shocked” by their failure to provide air defense systems.

Reports have been published stating that Israeli intelligence was monitoring the situation in Ukraine and that Israeli drone experts had been on the ground for some time examining alleged Iranian drones that Kyiv may have shot down.

On Monday Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai said military aid should be provided to Ukraine given Iran’s possible arms supply to Russia.

“This morning it was reported that Iran was transferring ballistic missiles to Russia. There is no longer any doubt about Israel’s position in this bloody conflict. The time has come for Ukraine to also receive military aid, just like the United States and NATO countries,” he said. wrote on Twitter.

Ongoing investigation Mass shooting at a Russian military shooting range in Belgorod

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MEHR Press Agency

Russia is investigating an incident in which two men shot down a group of Russian soldiers in the Belgorod region of western Russia, about 40 miles north of the Ukrainian border. Eleven people were killed and 15 injured, Moscow said. However, some independent Russian media give higher figures.

The Russian Defense Ministry blamed the incident on a “terrorist attack”. Oleksiy Arestovych, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said the attackers were from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan and opened fire after a dispute over religion.

Bologrod was also the scene an attack on an airport. Military experts said the attack could have targeted Russian surface-to-air missile batteries that recently shot down two Ukrainian warplanes. Kyiv did not comment on the attack.

War in Ukraine pushes 4 million children into poverty, says UNICEF

Drawing data from 22 different countries, UNICEF said monday that four million children across Eastern Europe and Central Asia were forced into poverty by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

With Russian and Ukrainian children hardest hit, conflict ‘and rising inflation have pushed four million more children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia into poverty, a 19% increase since 2021,” the agency said.

Russia redoubles its mobilization and asks children to denounce their fathers

In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the police would go door to door to issue summons to men in hotels, clinics and even at the exits of metro stations; the men are arrested and ordered to report to the military registration and enlistment office.

In video that circulated on Telegrama man is seen running through a park in St. Petersburg, trying to evade the police.

Across Russia, representatives of military registration and enlistment offices would report to universities. According to the Moscow-based independent investigative organization Conflict Intelligence Teamschool students and kindergarten children were asked to report if their fathers received a summons and did not report.

First of 9,000 Russian troops begins arriving in Belarus as part of joint deployment

The Ministry of Defense of Belarus tweeted that an estimated 9,000 Russian troops will be part of the regional grouping in Belarus, following the deal between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Valeriy Revenko, head of the Belarusian Defense Ministry’s international military cooperation department, added that the first trains carrying Russian servicemen had started arriving in Belarus.

Putin and his longtime ally Lukashenko agreed last week to deploy a joint regional group of troops after Lukashenko said Ukraine was planning strikes against Belarus.

Musk will continue to fund Starlink

Elon Musk | Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said he will continue to fund Starlink satellite communications in Ukraine. “Damn it…even if Starlink continues to lose money and other companies receive billions of taxpayer dollars, we will continue to fund the Ukrainian government for free,” Musk tweeted.

Last week, Musk asked the Pentagon pay for the supply and maintenance of Starlink in Ukraine, with the estimated cost to exceed $120 million by the end of the year.

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that it has been in communication with SpaceX regarding the Starlink satellites, according to Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh.

Italian killed fighting for Russia identified as former Milan barista

The third Italian “foreign fighter” killed in the war in Ukraine has been identified as a native of the island of Sardinia who had worked in Milan as a barista before eventually joining the pro-Russian militia in the Donbass region in 2019.

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday news reports over the weekend identified the dead fighter as 28-year-old Elia Putzolu, who was active in the Fort Rus community after moving to the Russian town of Taganrog, near the Ukrainian border. His Facebook page included a quote from British writer Aldous Huxley about the “perfect dictator”.

The other two Italian fighters killed in Ukraine include another fighter with the Russian side and one with Ukraine.

Ukrainian fighters got married in Kharkiv

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French news channel LCI

French news channel LCI reports wedding last week between two members of the Ukrainian forces, who chose to marry on a particularly significant day for Ukraine.

Chantal, 20, and Oleg, 25 – who first met this summer, on the front lines in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine – wed last Friday on a base military of the Kharkiv region. Fellow soldiers served as guests for the celebration, as the families of the two soldiers live far away.

The couple chose October 14 as their wedding date because Friday marked Defenders Daya public holiday in Ukraine celebrated annually to honor veterans and deceased members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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