As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 223rd day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
This is the current situation on Tuesday, October 4.
- Ukrainian forces have penetrated Russian defenses in the south of the country while expanding their offensive rapidly in the east, regaining more territory in areas annexed by Russia and threatening lines supply their troops.
- Ukraine has made significant progress in two of the four Russian-occupied regions that Moscow annexed last week following the so-called referendum – votes denounced by the Kyiv government and the West as illegal and coercive.
- Kyiv will no doubt achieve several key battlefield goals as it strengthens its military posture against Russia before winter, a senior Pentagon official added.
- Russia has fired the commander of its Western military district, the RBC news agency reported, after a series of painful battlefield upsets in Ukraine.
- The military commissar of Russia’s Khabarovsk region in the far east was also dismissed after half of the newly deployed staff were sent home because they did not meet the draft criteria, the regional governor said.
- Billionaire Elon Musk asked Twitter users to consider their plans to end Russia’s war in Ukraine, including proposing UN-supervised elections in four occupied regions that Moscow annexed. last week and officially recognized Crimea, which Moscow seized in 2014 as Russia. The plan drew immediate condemnation from the Ukrainian people.
- North Korea has voiced support for Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine that its military occupies and accused the US and its allies of gangsterism by leading a move at the United Nations against its moves. Moscow.
- The head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Ihor Murashov, has been freed, the director of the United Nations nuclear watchdog Rafael Grossi said, after being detained that Kyiv was to blame. for Moscow and called it an act of terrorism.
- The Kremlin said it supported a “balanced approach” to the issue of nuclear weapons, not based on sentiment, after a key ally of President Putin over the weekend urged Russia to use it. low-yield nuclear weapons” in Ukraine.
Emergency and military aid
- The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will review Ukraine’s request for additional emergency funding of $1.3 billion on Friday as Russia’s war against the country continues, two sources familiar with the matter said. news said.
- The United States is expected to announce the delivery of new weapons to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) as part of a $625 million package.