The news of Saturday 8 October, live. The Russian military claims success in eastern Ukraine after a series of setbacks on several fronts. But Kiev appears to keep its territories and urges the invasion forces to surrender
• The war in Ukraine has reached its 227th day.
• After Biden’s words onAtomic Armageddon, the White House specifies: no imminent nuclear threat.
• Zelensky on Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia power plant: We are on the verge of nuclear disaster.
• New aid to Kiev. Metsola: He needs heavy weapons, we have to supply them.
• L’Kiev army advances in the Kherson area. Here the video reportage from the front line.
• Russians hit infrastructure in Ukraine with the Iranian drone-kamikaze.
06:14 – Fuel tank on fire, burning on the Crimea bridge
A storage tank fuel caught fire on the Crimean bridge. what Tass reports, specifying that the navigable arches of the viaduct have not been damaged. too early to talk about causes and consequences. Work is underway for extinguish the firewrote Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the Russian government in Crimea on Telegram.
There circulation of vehicles across the Kerch bridge, which connects Russia to Crimea, state suspended due to the fire. The personnel of the Russian ministry of emergencies and the road service are working on the spot for contain the flames. Opened in 2018, the bridge 19 kilometers long and the longest in Europe.
– Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) October 8, 2022
01:18 – Russia claims successes in the East
The Russian forces claim successes in eastern Ukraine after a series of setbacks on several fronts, but Kiev appears to keep its territories and urges the Russian soldiers to give up. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov addressed the Moscow military: Can you still save Russia from tragedy and the Russian army fromhumiliationor be remembered as thieves, rapists and murderers, he said, after several defeats at the front prompted President Vladimir Putin to mobilize hundreds of thousands of reservists. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said instead that the army recaptured some 2,500 square kilometers of Russian-controlled territory in its last counter-offensive launched in late September. Moscow, for its part, has announced that it has conquered three locations in eastern Ukraine. THE pro-Russian separatists fighting alongside Moscow forces in Ukraine claimed to have captured the cities of Otradivka, Vesela Dolina and Zaitseve. The Russian Defense Ministry had already announced Zaitseve’s capture the day before in its daily report. THE three municipalities are located south of the city of Bakhmut, controlled by Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk region and that theRussian army is trying to conquer for months without success.
TO BakhmutFriday, shots of heavy artillery And multiple rocket launchers in the center of the city, which before the war had about 70,000 inhabitants. A civilian volunteer from the Vostok SOS humanitarian group, Eduard Skorik, 29, said that near his home there were street fighting. South of the city, in the direction of the villages captured by the Russians, you could see the black smoke caused by grenades. Ukrainian forces also reported territorial victories on Friday, including the village of Grekivka in the eastern Lugansk region, according to Governor Sergey Gaidai. In the occupied Kherson region in the south at least five civilians They were killed and five others were injured by Ukrainian bombing that hit a bus with civilians on board as it crossed a bridge, pro-Russian official Kirill Stremousov said. Ukrainian forces have attacked the region’s bridges several times to prevent the logistic supplies to the Russian forces. The Ukrainian presidency reported that one person was injured by Russian bombing in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, where they had been killed eleven people.
The leader of the pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region (east), Denis Pushilin said that the most difficult situation was found near Liman, an important railway hub. He said theRussian army he was consolidating a new one line of defense. I think we have a chance to start free territorieshe added, announcing the sending of reinforcements. Last week Russia claimed theannexation from four regions which at least partially controls in Ukraine, following referendum denounced by the United Nations, the Ukrainian government and its Western allies. After Putin’s threats to resort to nuclear weapons to defend the annexed territories, his Ukrainian counterpart spoke on Thursday about preemptive attacks against Russia. The Ukrainian presidency quickly backed down and claimed Zelenski was referring to preventive sanctions and not bombing, but the Kremlin has denounced that it is an appeal to start one new world war. US President Joe Biden has warned of the risk of Armageddon nuclear power for the first time since the Cold War, but his remarks were recalibrated by the White House on Friday. The United States has no indication that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons, said press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
01:03 am – Missiles on Kharkiv, hospital on fire
A series of explosions rocked the city of Kharkivin eastern Ukraine: massive plumes of smoke lit up the sky, triggering a series of secondary explosions. There are currently no reports of victims. The explosions came hours after Russia concentrated the attacks on illegally annexed areaswhile the death toll of previous missile attacks on apartment buildings in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia rose to 14. The mayor of Kharkiv, Igor Terekhov, explained on Telegram. According to preliminary information, one of the medical facilities on fire, as well as a non-residential building.
11:28 pm – IMF approves 1.3 billion in Ukraine emergency loans
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $ 1.3 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine. This was stated by the Fund in a note, in which they specify that the Ukrainian authorities deserve considerable credit for having maintained a high degree of macro-financial stability in particularly difficult circumstances.
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