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Smoke fills the street after a Russian rocket attack on a residential area of ​​Kyiv

Forbes has estimated that Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since it launched its invasion on February 24.

The report says Russia has already spent a quarter of last year’s $340 billion revenue on military operations.

Meanwhile, seven people were killed and 21 injured in Russian attacks in Kherson as of Thursday.

Kherson Oblast Governor Yaroslav Yanushevich said: “Today is another terrible page in the history of our hero city.”

In his evening address, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that repeated Russian attacks on Kherson Oblast continued “almost every hour”.

He said the attacks began after Russian forces were forced to withdraw from Kherson Oblast.

Over the past few weeks there have been repeated missile attacks against electricity infrastructure across Ukraine, forcing millions of people to go for hours or even days without light, water or heating, just as outdoor temperatures drop below zero. drops below.

Ukraine’s state grid operator Ukrainergo said power supply had been restored to 50 percent of consumers as of Thursday evening, a day after Moscow’s latest mass missile attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

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Russia’s “special military operation” has been raging for nine months now, with the conflict continuing to register devastating casualties and force the mass displacement of millions of Ukrainians.

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First Lady of Ukraine said, we will endure despite cold and blackout

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska has said that Ukraine will endure the winter despite the cold and Russian missile blackouts.

In an interview with the BBC, Ms Zelenska said: “We are prepared to bear it.”

“We have had so many terrible challenges, have seen so many victims, so much destruction, that the blackout is not the worst thing that has happened to us.”

He said: “We all understand that without victory there will be no peace. It will be a false peace and will not last long.”

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Kremlin denies attacks on energy infrastructure were aimed at civilians

Russia has acknowledged that it targeted energy facilities in Ukraine, but denied that they were targeting civilians.

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said they were linked to Ukraine’s military command and control system and aimed at disrupting the flow of Ukrainian troops, weapons and ammunition to the front.

“We are carrying out attacks against infrastructure in response to the unbridled flow of arms into Ukraine and Kyiv’s reckless appeal to defeat Russia,” said Vasily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Authorities in Kiev and the wider Kyiv region reported a total of seven dead and dozens more injured.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also sought to shift the blame for civilian hardship.

“The leadership of Ukraine has every opportunity to normalize the situation, to resolve the situation in such a way as to satisfy the demands of the Russian side and, accordingly, to eliminate all possible suffering of the civilian population,” They said .

Local residents queue to access a water pump in a park to fill plastic bottles in Kyiv

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Ukraine’s state grid operator says power has been restored to about 50% of consumers

Ukraine’s state grid operator Ukrainergo said it had restored power to 50 percent of consumers as of yesterday evening. Kyiv independent,

It followed Russia’s massive missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure a day earlier.

“The consequences of yesterday’s missile attack are felt by all regions of Ukraine. It is now impossible to state any conditions for a complete recovery,” Ukrainergo said.

However, a “significant part” of the thermal power plant and hydroelectric power plant are already operational, the company said.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at energy infrastructure facilities damaged by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s offensive on Ukraine continues, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, October 18, 2022

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Zelensky says Russian attacks on Kherson ‘almost every hour’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that repeated Russian attacks on Kherson Oblast continued “almost every hour”.

Mr Zelensky said in his evening address yesterday that the sustained attacks began after Russian forces were forced to withdraw from Kherson Oblast.

“Only the liberation of our land and reliable security guarantees for Ukraine can protect our people from any escalation by Russia,” he said.

For this, we are working with our partners every day.

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7 killed, 21 injured in Kherson, says governor

Seven people were killed and 21 others were wounded in Russian attacks in Kherson Oblast until Thursday.

Kherson Oblast Governor Yaroslav Yanushevich said in a post on Telegram: “Today is another terrible page in the history of our hero city.”

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Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since February

Forbes has estimated that Russia has spent $82 billion on the war in Ukraine since it launched its invasion on February 24.

The estimate includes direct costs that are necessary to support military operations but does not include fixed defense spending, or losses related to the economy.

The report says Russia has already spent a quarter of last year’s $340 billion revenue on military operations.

Moscow spent more than $5.5 billion on artillery provision alone, with Soviet-caliber projectiles costing an average of about $1,000.

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