Monday is the 628th day of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. On Sunday evening, during the Russian air raid on Kharkov, explosions took place in the city and the Russians hit civilian infrastructure in the Shevchenko district. Here are the most important events of recent hours in Ukraine.
> On Sunday evening, during the Russian air raid on Kharkov, there were explosions in the city and the Russians hit civilian infrastructure in the Shevchenkova district – the regional administration reported. An anti-aircraft alarm was announced in the Kharkiv region at 19.21 local time. Air forces Ukraine warned about the threat of ballistic weapons. As reported by the Ukrainian website Suspilne, after the alarm was announced, explosions were heard in the city. The head of the regional military administration, Oleh Synehubov, announced an alert in the media: “The occupiers are bombing! Attention, residents of Kharkov and the region: stay in shelters,” he wrote.
> Ukraine “must prepare” for Russian attacks on infrastructure this winter, its president warned on Sunday Volodymyr Zelensky, referring to the possible increase in attacks from Russia. – Russia is preparing for winter. In Ukraine, all our attention should be focused on defense, on responding to terrorists, on everything Ukraine can do to make it easier for people to get through the winter and increase the capabilities of our soldiers, Zelensky said. – We must prepare for the fact that the enemy will increase the number of drone or missile attacks on our infrastructure, the president said in his daily video address.
> In Melitopol, occupied by Russian forces, in the Zaporozhye Oblast in southern Ukraine, partisans blew up the occupiers’ headquarters, killing at least three officers, Ukraine’s military intelligence (HUR) reported on Telegram on Sunday. The explosion, which intelligence described as a “revenge action”, was planned by the local resistance movement and took place on Saturday evening, when a staff meeting was taking place.
> Former US president Donald Trumpwho intends to start in elections presidential elections, presented an outline of his program and promised to complete it war in Ukraine and interrupt the “endless stream of American funds flowing” to this country, AP writes on Sunday. Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination to run in the 2024 elections, declared that he would end the issue of Russia’s war with Ukraine before his inauguration and would ask European allies to reimburse America for the cost of restoring weapons reserves.
> Ukraine will have enough energy resources to survive the coming winter, but the expected intensification of Russian attacks may disrupt supplies, Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said on television Saturday evening. – We have enough energy resources, we are calm in this respect. The question is how much future attacks may affect supplies, said the minister.
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