Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 240 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russian-Ukrainian war enters its 240th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.

This is the current situation on Friday, October 21.


  • USA speak Iranian military trainers in Crimea help Russian forces operate Iran-made drones to attack targets in Ukraine.
  • A series of explosions rocked Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv early Friday morning, according to local officials.
  • The deputy governor of the Moscow-appointed region said four people were killed when a Ukrainian rocket shell hit the ferry terminal in the Russian-controlled city of Kherson late on Thursday.
  • It is not possible to independently verify each party’s claims.


  • Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said he discussed in detail Kyiv’s request for air and missile defense systems with Yair Lapid, the Israeli Prime Minister.
  • United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has been “very vocal” about Russia’s war in Ukraine and is in constant communication with Moscow, a United Nations spokesman said after Russia signaled cooperation with the United Nations. UN officials may be at risk.
  • British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that a Russian fighter jet launched a missile near an unarmed British spy plane patrolling in international airspace over the Black Sea on Wednesday. 9, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, “This is a clear accident and not an intentional escalation of tensions.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Russian President Vladimir Putin is using energy and hunger as weapons but has not broken Western unity and will not achieve his war goals.

Electric Factory

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia is attacking Ukraine’s power plants because it wants to force people to leave their homes and move west to European Union countries.
  • Ukrainians on Thursday turned off appliances in their homes, wrapped in blankets to keep warm and remained defiant as they faced the first nationwide power outage after the war.
  • “From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., it is necessary to limit the use of electricity as much as possible… if this is not done, you should be prepared for a temporary blackout,” said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Zelenskyy office. , said in a Telegram post.


  • The UK is implementing new sanctions against three Iranian military figures and a defense manufacturer for supplying Russia drones to attack civilian and infrastructural targets in Ukraine.
  • Several countries expressed frustration with Germany’s refusal to cap gas prices as European Union leaders look set to end another debate over the bloc’s response to the energy crisis. aggravated by Russia cutting off gas flows after its invasion of Ukraine.


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