Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 234

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 234th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation as it stands on Saturday, October 15.

Fighting

  • Ukrainian authorities have reported Russian shelling in several regions overnight including in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia.
  • Local authorities have said five enemy drones of Iranian design were intercepted over the Dnipropetrovsk region in Ukraine.
  • The US government has announced further arms deliveries to Ukraine worth a total of $725m including HIMARs, ammunition and armoured vehicles.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed Moscow was “doing everything right” in its nearly eight-month invasion of Ukraine.
  • The 70-year-old Russian leader said he has no plans “for now” to launch massive air raids such as those carried out this week, in which more than 100 long-range missiles were fired at targets across Ukraine.
Debris covers an area of a heavily damaged school after a Russian attack, two days ago in the village of Velyka Kostromka, in Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, on Thursday, October 13, 2022 [Leo Correa/AP Photo]
  • Ukrainian engineers have restored “much needed” back-up power to the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after shelling robbed it of access to external electricity twice in the past week, Rafael Grossi, head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, said on Friday.
  • Ukrainian investigators have finished exhuming soldiers in one of two mass graves discovered after Russian troops retreated from the town of Lyman in Donetsk, police said.

Diplomacy

  • Saudi Arabia will provide $400m in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, according to state news agency SPA.
  • Sweden has rejected plans to set up a formal joint investigation team with Denmark and Germany to look into last month’s ruptures of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, said a Swedish prosecutor investigating the leaks.

Economy

  • International Monetary Fund member countries have issued a near-unanimous call for Russia to end its war in Ukraine, but Moscow again blocked consensus on issuing a joint communique on the single biggest factor fuelling inflation and slowing the global economy, officials said.

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