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Russian Precision Strikes on Ukraine
On 10 October, Russia conducted precision strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, which was later confirmed by the country's President Vladimir Putin. The strikes came in the wake of a terrorist attack against the Russian Crimean Bridge by the Ukrainian special services.
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Several explosions reported in the center of Kiev, according to Ukrainian media.
Ukrainian media claims that several explosions have been heard in Kiev, and information about the blasts was confirmed by the city's mayor, Vitali Klitschko.
Videos posted on social media show black smoke rising from several areas in Kiev.
"Four explosions were heard in Kiev. There are also reports of air defenses operating in the Kiev region ... After the explosions, smoke was noticed in the city," the UNIAN news agency reports on its Telegram channel.
According to Kiev's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, explosions were heard in the city's center.
"Several explosions in the Shevchenko district -- in the center of the capital," Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko said on social media.
Anton Gerashchenko - the adviser to Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs - wrote on Twitter that one of the rockets in Kiev fell near the monument to Mikhail Grushevsky in Vladimirskaya Street. Ukraine's security services are in this street and the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky is nearby.
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01:55 GMT 11.10.2022
Russia Does Not Threaten Anyone With Nuclear Weapons - Foreign Ministry
Russia does not threaten anyone with nuclear weapons, Western capitals are introducing nuclear rhetoric, trying to make it look like Moscow is preparing to deliver strikes using weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik.
"Amid the events taking place in Ukraine, the United States and states that depend on it are actively introducing nuclear rhetoric into circulation. They are trying to present it as if our country is preparing to launch strikes using weapons of mass destruction. Once again, we have to explain that Russia does not threaten anyone with the use of nuclear weapons,” Ryabkov said.
01:55 GMT 11.10.2022
New Zealand Imposes Anti-Russian Sanctions Against 75 People - Foreign Minister
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said her country is imposing sanctions against 51 more Russians and 24 officials associated with the territories that have joined Russia.
The sanctions cover Russian steel billionaire Alexander Abramov and his family, as well as the Evraz company, whose shareholder he is. He has been banned from entering the country, 1News TV channel reported.
01:42 GMT 11.10.2022
US, Allies, Supplying Kiev With Weapons, Approached Red Line - Russian Ambassador Antonov
The United States and its allies, while continuing to supply weapons to Kiev, have come close to the red line, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said in a comment.
"We call on the United States and its allies not to cross the red lines that they have come close to. Stop pumping the [Kiev] regime with lethal weapons. This will only lead to new casualties and destruction, further prolonging the conflict," Antonov said.
23:25 GMT 10.10.2022
Belarus Instructs Foreign Ministry to Sign Biosecurity Memorandum With Russia
The government of Belarus has instructed the Foreign Ministry to hold talks with Russia on a draft memorandum of understanding on biological security issues and sign it, according to a resolution of the Belarusian Council of Ministers published on the national legal portal.
The Russian government in July instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to sign a memorandum of understanding with Belarus on biosecurity issues.
"The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus rules to approve the draft memorandum of understanding between the government of the Republic of Belarus and the government of the Russian Federation on issues of ensuring biological security as a basis for talks," according to the document.
21:10 GMT 10.10.2022
UNGA Chairman Rejects Russia's Proposal for Immediate Vote on Resolution on Referendums
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia proposed to immediately vote on a Western resolution that does not recognize referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions on the issue of joining Russia; Chairman of the General Assembly (GA) Csaba Korosi rejected this proposal.
Nebenzia called the vote on the issue of an open vote on the resolution of the West an outrageous fraud. Russia was not given the floor on a point of order and the speech was distorted, he said.
20:17 GMT 10.10.2022
UN Has Become Politicized, Pushing Only Against Russia - Nebenzia
Russia believes that the United Nations has become polarized, full of cynism and confrontation, and pushing against Russia, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said on Monday.
"Unfortunately, within the walls of the UN, something very different is being witnessed, such as cynicism, confrontation, and dangerous polarization as today, we have never seen in the history of the UN, and particularly clear during this session. The politicized nature of this stems from the fact that it has convened specifically to push forward the narrative against one state, the Russian Federation," Nebenzia said during an emergency session of the General Assembly.
20:10 GMT 10.10.2022
Biden Condemns Russia's Attacks, Promises Advances Air Defense to Ukraine - White House
US President Joe Biden, in a conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, condemned Russia's strikes on Ukrainian cities and promised to continue to support Kiev with the necessary military equipment, including air defense systems, the White House said on Monday.
"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. He expressed his condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes across Ukraine, including in Kyiv, and conveyed his condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured in these senseless attacks. President Biden pledged to continue providing Ukraine with the support needed to defend itself, including advanced air defense systems," the White House said in a statement.
18:30 GMT 10.10.2022
Washington's Calls for Peace Talks on Ukraine Hypocrisy, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Says
Washington's calls for peace talks in Ukraine are hypocrisy, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, commenting on statements by US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.
Earlier, Kirby said that a way out of the situation around Ukraine should be sought through diplomacy. At the same time, he noted that Washington did not see Russia's serious intentions to negotiate with Kiev.
"There is nothing but hypocrisy and a poorly disguised attempt to continue fighting to inflict a 'strategic defeat' on us behind these false calls for peace," Zakharova said in her official commentary.
Zakharova stressed that Washington's calls for peace were heard "against the backdrop of large-scale arms supplies to the pro-Nazi Ukrainian regime."
The longer the United States encourages the subversive activities of Kiev, "the more problematic it will be to find diplomatic ways of settlement," she said.
17:33 GMT 10.10.2022
Blinken Reiterates US Support for Ukraine After Russian Missile Strikes
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday reiterated his country’s support for Ukraine after Russia hit dozens of Ukrainian targets with missiles in the morning.
"I just spoke with [Ukrainian Foreign Minister] Dmytro Kuleba to reiterate U.S. support for Ukraine following the Kremlin’s horrific strikes this morning. We will continue to provide unwavering economic, humanitarian, and security assistance so Ukraine can defend itself and take care of its people," he said.
17:01 GMT 10.10.2022
Guterres Discusses Situation in Ukraine With Zelensky
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.
“He did speak with President Zelensky this morning,” Dujarric said during a press briefing.
The two sides covered the ongoing situation in Ukraine, he added.
16:27 GMT 10.10.2022
NATO Head Says Discussed Continuing Support for Kiev With Ukrainian Foreign Minister
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday assured Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of the bloc's continued support for Kiev for "as long as it takes" following Russia's massive retaliatory strikes on Ukraine.
"Spoke with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and condemned Russia's horrific and indiscriminate attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. NATO will continue supporting the brave Ukrainian people to fight back against the Kremlin's aggression for as long as it takes," Stoltenberg said on Twitter.
16:20 GMT 10.10.2022
Biden Condemns Russia's Monday Morning Missile Strikes on Ukraine
US President Joe Biden has condemned Russia's missile strikes across Ukraine on Monday, saying non-military infrastructure were destroyed in the attacks, the White House said.
"The United States strongly condemns Russia's missile strikes today across Ukraine, including in Kiev. These attacks killed and injured civilians and destroyed targets with no military purpose. They once again demonstrate the utter brutality of Mr. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s illegal war on the Ukrainian people," he said.
He said that Washington offers condolences to the families of the victims.
"These attacks only further reinforce our commitment to stand with the people of Ukraine for as long as it takes. Alongside our allies and partners, we will continue to impose costs on Russia for its aggression, hold Putin and Russia accountable for its atrocities and war crimes, and provide the support necessary for Ukrainian forces to defend their country and their freedom," he said.
The US calls on Russia to end the military operation in Ukraine, Biden added.
16:14 GMT 10.10.2022
One Person Injured as a Result of Ukrainian Forces' HIMARS Strike at Grain Storage Facility in Zaporozhye Region - Authorities
16:06 GMT 10.10.2022
Fighter From Volunteer Battalion Recalls Atrocities Committed by Ukrainian Neo-Nazis in Krasny Liman - VIDEO
15:38 GMT 10.10.2022
Ukraine to Halt Electricity Supplies to EU Starting October 11, Country's Ministry of Energy Says
Ukraine halts electricity exports to the EU from October 11 due to recent missile attacks, the country's energy ministry said.

Earlier, the Civil Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine stated that five regions were completely de-energized after the morning strikes, the remaining regions were partially de-energized. Volodymyr Zelensky’s office urged the Ukrainians to reduce energy consumption as much as possible in the evening.

"Ukraine stops exporting electricity due to Russian missile attacks on energy facilities," the ministry said on Facebook (banned in Russia as an extremist social network).

The ministry noted that Kiev was exporting electricity to the EU, as well as "through separate lines to Moldova and Poland."

"Today's missile attacks hit thermal generation and electrical substations, forcing Ukraine to stop exporting electricity from October 11, 2022, to stabilize its own energy system," the ministry said.
14:13 GMT 10.10.2022
ICRC to Resume Full Humanitarian Assitance to Ukraine When Security Situation Normalizes, Press Service Tells Sputnik
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) press service confirmed to Sputnik that the humanitarian organization paused its operations in Ukraine on Monday over security concerns and sheltered its staff.
Earlier in the day, the media reported that the ICRC temporarily halted operations in Ukraine.
"Given the security situation in Ukraine earlier today, ICRC teams momentarily paused movements and sheltered and continued to work in place. ICRC’s full schedule of humanitarian assistance will resume immediately as the security situation allows. We are monitoring humanitarian needs to provide assistance as necessary," the press service said.
13:30 GMT 10.10.2022
EU Claims Russia's Investigation of Crimea Bridge Blast Not Credible
"The Kerch bridge is an illegal structure basically building on connection between Ukrainian territory and Russian mainland without any approval and authorization from legitimate Ukrainian authorities. We have no way to see or to know what happened on Saturday at the bridge, what led to the blast," EU foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano said in a briefing on Monday.
The spokesperson said all the information coming from Moscow on the issue "does not merit any commentary."
13:19 GMT 10.10.2022
Map of Strikes on the Ukrainian infrastructure
Map of strikes on the Ukrainian infrastructure - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.10.2022
Russian Precision Strikes on Ukraine
Map of Missile Strikes on Ukraine
13:02 GMT 10.10.2022
12:51 GMT 10.10.2022
ICRC Pauses Operations in Ukraine for Security Reasons: Spokesperson
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has temporarily suspended its operations in Ukraine for security reasons, a spokesperson told Reuters on Monday.

"For security reasons, our teams have paused operations today," the spokesperson said.
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