Iran drones, Ukraine power grid and Russia evacuations (Oct. 24) : NPR
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Monday marks eight months since Russia launched its large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. As this week begins, here’s a look ahead and a compilation of the main developments over the past week. .
What to watch this week
The United States, France and Great Britain are lay off Russia alleged recently that Ukraine may be planning to use a so-called dirty bomb – an explosive impregnated with nuclear material – on its territory.
On Tuesday, US basketball star Brittney Griner appeared again in court to appeal her nine-year prison sentence in a Russian prison.
Also this week, Germany holds conferences on rebuild and business activities in Ukraine, attended by the prime minister of Ukraine and the president of the European Commission.
What happened last week?
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree martial law in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, October 19, while raising the level of security threat in Moscow and the Russian border regions.
At the beginning of the day, Kremlin-installed authorities order civilians to evacuate Kherson, in southern Ukraine, ahead of an expected advance by Ukrainian forces. Kherson is one of the Russian-occupied territories that the Kremlin announced it annexed last month. By the end of the week, up to 25,000 people had been evacuated, Reuters reported quoted a Kremlin-appointed official in the Russian media.
Iranian military personnel are directly involved in Crimea helping Russia launch drone attacks on Ukraine, the The White House said October 20. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Russia has purchased dozens of drones from Iran and that Iranian forces are helping to attack infrastructure, civilians and military targets across Ukraine. .
Posted by the Ukrainian government then deleted a tweet looking forward to bringing former Prime Minister Boris Johnson back to office in the United Kingdom. Before Johnson left the race, the official Kyiv account posted a meme that read “Better Call Boris” along with an edited image from the TV show. It’s better to call Saul.
Russian attacks have caused the heaviest damage to Ukraine’s power grid Since the beginning of the war, electricity has been cut off to more than 1.4 million households in the country.
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