As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 251st day, we look at key developments.
This is the situation as it happened on Tuesday, November 1.
- Russia has fired several missiles at Ukrainian power stations, including power stations, causing blackouts, cell phone and water shortages.
- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Russia attacked 10 regions and destroyed 18 major power-related facilities. Ukrainian police said 13 people were injured in Monday’s attacks.
- Russia has completed the military deployment announced in September, the defense ministry said.
- According to the Ministry of the Interior of Moldova, the ammunition that landed in the north of the Moldovan village of Naslavcea after the Russian attack was stopped by the air defense in Ukraine.
- Russia has not ended its participation in a deal to export Ukraine’s grain through Black Sea ports, but is suspending it, President Vladimir Putin said.
- A record 354,500 tons of agricultural goods left Ukrainian ports on Monday as part of the Black Sea deal, Odesa’s military administration said, although in Russia’s decision to suspend the agreement.
- The Kremlin says it will be dangerous for Ukraine to continue exporting grain through the Black Sea now that Moscow has suspended its participation in the UN-brokered deal.
- The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that his country will continue to send grain from its Black Sea ports because the cargo offered stability to the world’s food markets.
- Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar told his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu that Moscow should reconsider suspending its participation in the grain deal.
- Putin said that a natural gas can be established in Turkey soon and predicted that many Europeans will want to sign contracts.
- The United States has warned Putin of serious consequences if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
- Norway said it would put its military on high alert from Tuesday.