Day 608 of Russia-Ukraine War: Today’s Essential Highlights
During this Russia Ukraine conflict, we have reached day 608, and here are some of the vital events that you need to know.
- At the frontlines of the war, five valiant volunteers stand confidently for a photograph as they train to become part of the Ukrainian armed forces. With their faces obscured and wielding weapons, these individuals prepare to join the Third Separate Assault Brigade [Thomas Peter/Reuters]. This snapshot was captured on October 24, 2023.
The battered city of Avdiivka remains under intense pressure as Russian forces attempt to seize its critical supply routes. Ukrainian troops successfully thwarted about ten Russian attacks, according to Ukraine’s General Staff . Vitaliy Barabash, leader of Avdiivka’s military administration, stated that nonstop attacks were carried out on the town center. He told US-funded Radio Liberty that moving goods or evacuating citizens has become increasingly perilous due to the constant fire on a 15-mile stretch of road.
Cruise Missile Intercept
Ukrainian forces claimed to have neutralized 14 Russian attack drones and a cruise missile aimed at their southern and eastern regions. Debris from one drone struck a warehouse in Odesa but fortunately didn’t cause any casualties. Moscow has yet to comment on the matter and continues denying targeting civilian infrastructure.
Undercover Operation Revealed
The Different source Reported that Ukraine’s intelligence agency orchestrated last year’s assassination of Darya Dugina. Dugina, aged 29 at her death in a car bombing incident in Moscow during August 2022, was the daughter of outspoken Ukrainian invasion advocate and Putin supporter Aleksandr Dugin. The bomb was smuggled into Russia undetected within a cat carrier.
Political and Diplomatic Affairs Update…….
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has introduced a bill in parliament regarding Sweden’s NATO membership due to concerns about security issues. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg has expressed his support for this move and anticipates a swift vote on the matter.
- A Russian court has extended the detention of Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist associated with the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague. This extension is in effect until early December. Kurmasheva was taken into custody on October 18 after returning home for a family emergency.
- The United States is pursuing the forfeiture of a $300 million superyacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. In May 2022, Fijian authorities seized the 348-foot (106-meter) Amadea. Under this legal action, the US aims to gain ownership of the yacht and likely intends to auction it, with the proceeds directed towards Ukraine.
- Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has expressed agreement with the idea of a “new world order.” However, he believes that the United States should not be the sole architect of this new order. Peskov remarked that when the US discusses a world order, it often implies an American-centric perspective, which he believes will change. These comments come in response to a speech by US President Joe Biden, who stressed the need to “unite the world” for the sake of achieving a new era of global peace.