The Russian-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know as of Day 253 of the Invasion | Ukraine

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow join the grain export agreement negotiated by the UN and Turkey with Ukraine, but that she reserved the right to withdraw if necessary. “We demanded assurances and guarantees from Ukraine that nothing like this would happen again, that the humanitarian corridors would not be used militarily,” Putin said in a video meeting with his coordination council on Wednesday. .

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hosted Moscow’s humiliating U-turn and hailed “a significant diplomatic result for our country and for the whole world”. “Implementation of the grain export initiative continues,” he said in his speech on Wednesday evening. “The Kremlin demands security guarantees from Ukraine. It shows both the failure of Russian aggression and how strong we are when we remain united.”

  • The United States also welcomed the reinstatement of the agreement and urged Russia to renew it later this month. State Department spokesman Ned Price praised the UN and Turkish mediators, but said it was important that the deal be “not just restarted, but may it be renewed later this month”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Turkey for its efforts and reminded Moscow of “the importance of continued adherence to UN-brokered agreements and commitments to support global food security,” according to a statement.

  • A large convoy of ships moved a record amount of grain in defiance of warnings from Russia that it would be dangerous without its participation. The Russian Defense Ministry said it received written guarantees from Kyiv not to use the Black Sea grain corridor for military operations against Russia.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Ukrainian grain exports will continue with or without Russian approval and seems to have negotiated Russian descent. Zelenskiy thanked Erdoğan for his role in restoring the deal.

  • Russian-installed authorities in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine have continued efforts to persuade residents to evacuate. Residents who had collaborated with the occupation forces were leaving and some departing medical personnel had taken equipment from hospitals, the statement said, according to a statement released by the Ukrainian military on Wednesday evening. Residents of the town of Nova Zburivka in the Kherson region had been given three days to leave and had been told that evacuation would be compulsory from November 5.

  • Moscow said it would be summon the UK ambassador to Russia, Deborah Bronnert, on her unfounded accusation that “British specialists” were involved in the Sevastopol attack.

  • The UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejected Russia’s attempt to create a commission investigate his baseless claims that Ukraine and the United States conduct “biological military” activities that violate the convention banning the use of biological weapons.

  • Details have been released of the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline by explosions at the end of September. Nord Stream SA says that about 250 meters (820 feet) of the pipeline in the Baltic Sea was “destroyed”.

  • Two Russian oligarchs and business partners of Roman Abramovich were added to UK government sanctions list. Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, who the UK government said were “known to be business associates” of the former owner of Chelsea FC, were among four new Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons on Wednesday. added to sanctions list.

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