If you’ve just joined us, here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s developments regarding Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Zelensky to Russia: ‘Flee or Surrender’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday about the military’s efforts to fight Russian forces, saying the occupiers “can only do two things: flee or surrender” as the counteroffensive in southern Ukraine continues. Few details have been revealed about the goals and timeline of the counterattack, or about the Ukrainian advance in the Kherson area.
The United States believes Russia has received unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Iran and “intends to use these Iranian UAVs capable of conducting air-to-ground attacks, electronic warfare and targeting on the Ukrainian battlefield. A State Department official confirmed.
UN nuclear inspection team heads to Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
International Atomic Energy Agency experts arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhia ahead of a planned visit to the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, according to IAEA spokesperson Fredrik Dahl. A Reuters report on Wednesday said the team is likely to stay overnight in the city before visiting the nuclear power plant on Thursday. A Russian-appointed regional government official told news agency Interfax.
Soviet historical figure died
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991, has died at the age of 91 after a long illness, Russia’s state-run news agency reported. He is known for introducing major political and economic reforms to the Soviet Union and helping to end the Cold War.
Russian gas flows to Europe have been stopped again
Gas flows from Nordstream 1, the largest pipeline that carries Russia’s natural gas supply to Europe via Germany, hit zero Wednesday morning as part of a planned outage announced last week, according to operator data. became. This fuels existing concerns that Russia is deliberately cutting off gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine, a move Russia denies.