Last Russia-Ukraine War: What We Know on Day 237 of the Invasion | Ukraine

  • Moscow stepped up attacks across Ukraine on Monday, killing four and cutting power in a series of kamikaze drone attacks in the capital. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said Russia has carried out five attacks in Kiev, as well as attacks on energy facilities in Sumy and the central regions of Dnipropetrovsk, which have cut electricity to hundreds of cities and towns.

  • Elsewhere, at least three people were killed when a Russian fighter jet crashed near the border with Ukraine. The plane hit a residential area of ​​Yeysk, a city in southwestern Russia, news agencies reported, citing the defense ministry. Both pilots managed to jump from the plane before the crash, but many local residents were taken to hospital with injuries, local authorities said. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said three people had died and 19 were injured, the state news agency TASS reported. The emergency ministry had previously given a toll of six deaths. The reason for the difference was not immediately apparent.

  • Ukraine has announced that more than 100 prisoners have been exchanged with Russia in what it said was the first exclusively women’s exchange with Moscow after nearly eight months of war. “The more Russian prisoners we have, the faster we can free our heroes. Every Ukrainian soldier, every frontline commander should remember this,” Zelensky said.

  • To the south, Ukrainian troops are pushing closer and closer to the large city of Kherson, just north of Crimea. Kherson is one of four regions in Ukraine that Moscow recently claimed to have annexed.

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister called on the European Union to punish Iran for delivering kamikaze drones to Russia that killed at least four civilians in Kiev on Monday.

  • Iran again said on Monday that it had not supplied Russia with drones to use in Ukraine. “The published news about Iran providing Russia with drones has political ambitions and is disseminated by Western sources. We have not supplied weapons to any side of the countries at war,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc would look for “concrete evidence” about Iran’s participation in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

  • The European Union has agreed to create a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers. It will also provide another 500 million euros to buy weapons. A EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday approved the two-year training mission, which will involve several EU troops providing basic and specialized instructions to Ukrainian soldiers in Poland and Germany. Officials hope the mission, which is expected to cost €107 million, will be operational by mid-November.

  • Israeli officials declined to comment on comments by Dmitry Medvedev, the former president of Russia, that Tel Aviv is preparing to deliver military aid to Ukraine. In a Telegram message on Monday, Medvedev, currently deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, warned Israel against arming Kiev, calling it a “reckless move” that would “destroy relations between our countries.” Israel has tried to adopt a neutral stance as it relies on Russia to facilitate its operations against Iran-affiliated actors in Syria.

  • Marina Ovshannikovathe former Russian state TV journalist who staged an on-air protest against the war in March has fled the country, her lawyer says.

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