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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 268 of the invasion | Ukraine

  • Russia unleashed another wave of missile, drone and rocket attacks in Ukraine on Thursday morning. The latest attacks mark the sixth massive attack since early October, which Ukrainian authorities say is aimed at destroying the country’s energy system.

  • The first snow of winter fell in Kiev as authorities said they were working to restore power across the country after Russia earlier this week unleashed what Ukraine said was the heaviest bombing of civilian infrastructure of the war.

  • The Donetsk region experienced the heaviest fighting of the war so far. Russian troops were reinforced by troops drawn from the southern city of Kherson, which Ukraine recaptured last week. Russian troops fired artillery into the towns of Bakhmut and nearby Soledar, the Ukrainian army said.

  • According to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, about 10 million people were without power in a video address on Thursday night. Authorities had ordered forced emergency power cuts in some places, he said.

  • A deal struck in July by the UN and Turkey to ease global food shortages was extended for four months on Thursday. although Russia said its own demands had not yet been fully met.

  • Strikes on critical infrastructure in Odessa and Dnipro were confirmed by the presidential administration and regional heads. Three people were reportedly injured in the Odessa region, while another 14 people were injured in the attack on the city of Dnipro, according to the mayor, Borys Filatov.

  • Two people were killed in a rocket attack in the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia last night, according to local officials. Three were injured in an attack on the northeastern city of Kharkiv, they added.

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  • Investigators in recaptured territory in the area discovered 63 bodies with signs of torture after Russian troops left. Ukrainesaid the interior minister. Russia denies that its troops have targeted civilians or committed atrocities. Mass cemeteries have been found in other parts previously occupied by Russian forces, including some with bodies of civilians showing signs of torture.

  • That of the UK said the Ministry of Defense the barrage of missiles that hit Ukraine on Tuesday was probably the largest number of attacks Russia had carried out in one day since the first week of his invasion.

  • The US Secretary of State Anthony Blink said the US had “so far seen nothing to contradict” Poland’s preliminary assessment that the Ukrainian air defense was responsible for Tuesday’s missile incident. US President Joe Biden disputed Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskys remark that the missiles that landed in it Poland on Tuesday were not of Ukrainian descent and said this is not what the evidence suggested.

  • The Kremlin said it could not imagine entering into “public” negotiations with Ukraine. Speaking to reporters, spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused Kiev of changing its position regarding possible peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, adding that the war would continue independently of falling temperatures.

  • Ukrainian forces control about 1% of territory in eastern Luhansk region, according to the Russian-installed head of the area. The Moscow-backed administrator, Leonid Pasechnik, was quoted as said that Ukraine controlled the village of Belogorovka and two other settlements in the region.

  • A member of the Russian armed forces that took part in the invasion of Ukraine applied for political asylum after arriving in Madrid, the guard learned.

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  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he believed neither Russia nor the US intended to use nuclear weapons. from Erdoğan comments came after US Central Intelligence Directorate (CIA) director William Burns and Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency, met this week in Ankara in what was the first known high-level personal contact between the US and Russia since the war started in February.

  • A Dutch court has found three men guilty of the murder of 298 people on board flight MH17. which was shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile when it flew over eastern Ukraine in 2014.



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