This is the current situation on Sunday, November 6.
- Iran confirmed it for the first time selling drones to Russiabut said this happened “several months” before the start of the war in Ukraine, where Russia has used them to target power plants and civilian infrastructure.
- External power was restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant two days after it was disconnect from the grid because shelling damaged high voltage lines.
- Ukraine’s power grid operator, targeted by Russian air strikes in recent weeks, says it will increase power outages in the capital Kyiv and seven regions of Ukraine in response to what they say is increased electricity consumption.
- Ukrainian attackers shot and wounded Judge Alexander Nikulin in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia. He convicted two Englishmen and one Moroccan until death in June.
- Washington Post report. The White House National Security Council did not comment on the accuracy of the report.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia of want to “freeze” Ukraine submissive as Moscow’s campaign against its energy network This has left about 4.5 million people without electricity.
- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is reportedly on a trip to Beijing with German CEOs, said his joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping oppose the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine is reason enough for a visit.
- Georgia will of course become one of the fastest growing economies in the world this year after a flow among more than 100,000 Russians since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s mobilization to drum up recruits.