Russo-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 253 of Invasion | Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow would rejoin the grain export agreement with the mediation of the UN and Turkey with Ukraine, but that he reserved the right of withdrawal if necessary. “We asked for assurances and guarantees from the Ukrainian side that nothing like this will happen again, that the humanitarian corridors will not be used militarily,” Putin said during a video meeting with his coordination council on Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the guests Moscow’s humiliating turn and hailed “a significant diplomatic result for our country and the whole world”. “The implementation of the grain export initiative is continuing,” he said in his address on Wednesday evening. “The Kremlin is asking Ukraine for security guarantees. This shows the failure of Russian aggression and how strong we are when we remain united”.
The United States also welcomed the renewal of the agreement and called on Russia to renew it later this month. State Department spokesman Ned Price praised the UN and Turkish mediators, but said it was important that the deal “not only be back in motion, but renewed later this month.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Turkey for its efforts and stressed that he had reminded Moscow of “the importance of continued adherence to the UN-brokered agreement and its obligations to support global food security,” the statement said.
A large convoy of ships moved a record amount of grain defying Russia’s warnings that it would be unsafe without its participation. The Russian Defense Ministry said it had received written guarantees from Kiev that it would not use the Black Sea grain corridor for military operations against Russia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said grain exports from Ukraine would continue with or without Russia’s approval and seems to have mediated the Russian descent. Zelenskiy thanked Erdogan for his role in renewing the agreement.
Russian-appointed authorities in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region continued efforts to convince residents to evacuate. Residents who had cooperated with the occupation forces were leaving, and some medical personnel who were leaving were taking equipment from hospitals, the statement said, according to a statement issued by the Ukrainian military on Wednesday evening. Residents of the city of Nova Zburivka in the Kherson region were given three days to leave and told that evacuation will be mandatory from November 5.
Moscow said he would invite the ambassador of Great Britain to Russia, Deborah Bronnert, because of her accusation, which was not substantiated, that “British specialists” were involved in the attack on Sevastopol.
The UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejected Russia’s attempt to establish a commission to investigate its baseless claims that Ukraine and the United States are conducting “biological warfare” activities in violation of the convention banning the use of biological weapons.
Details of the damage caused to the North Stream gas pipeline have been published explosions at the end of September. Nord Stream AG said that about 250 meters (820 ft) oil pipeline in the Baltic Sea was “destroyed”.
They were two Russian oligarchs and business partners of Roman Abramovich added to the British government’s sanctions list. Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, who the UK government said were “known business associates” of the former owner of Chelsea FC, were among four new Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons on Wednesday placed on the sanctions list.
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