Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Every day. Thursday, October 26, 2023.
● Previously opposed to Ukraine aid, Mike Johnson elected as House speaker
The U.S. House of Representatives has elected Mike Johnson (R-LA) as its new speaker, CNN reported on Oct. 25.
● Defense Ministry approves new UAVs for the military under expedited procedure
Ukraine’s Protection Ministry has for the primary time authorised the procurement of a number of new fashions of unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs) below a simplified process that enables drones to be deployed to the frontlines inside just some days, the ministry stated in a Telegram submit on Oct. 25.
● Russian Kinzhal missile manufacturers still not under EU sanctions — report
Subcontractors of Russian enterprises that produce Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have to date averted European sanctions, permitting them to import needed items from numerous EU nations, Russian outlet The Insider reported on Oct. 25.
● How Ukraine could use US-supplied ATACMS missiles
The supply of long-range ATACMS ballistic missiles has already confirmed to be probably the most important “upgrades” within the class of weapons supplied to Ukraine by its Western companions.
● Ukrainian parliament to examine international experience of holding wartime elections
The Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, has appealed to different nations’ parliaments to assist Ukraine research the expertise of holding elections throughout wartime, information company Interfax-Ukraine reported on Oct. 24.
● Russia reduces helicopter usage after ATACMS strikes — Danilov
Russian forces have decreased their use of assault helicopters on the battlefield following the Ukrainian ATACMS missile strikes on Russian airfields in occupied Luhansk and Berdyansk, Ukraine’s Nationwide Safety and Protection Council (NSDC) secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, informed Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Oct. 24.
● Ankara clears way for Stockholm’s NATO bid, Budapest holds out
Turkey’s Grand Nationwide Meeting Speaker Numan Kurtulmus has signed Sweden’s NATO accession protocol and despatched it for debate to the parliament’s International Affairs Committee, Turkish Hürriyet reported on Oct. 25.
● Ukraine shell production significantly higher than last year, says Kamyshin
Ukraine is producing artillery shells at a price considerably greater than the earlier 12 months, based on Strategic Industries Minister Oleksandr Kamyshin, who was talking on the NATO-Trade Discussion board in Stockholm on Oct. 25.
● Russian special services recruit Ukrainian teenagers to carry out anti-Semitic provocations
Russia is making an attempt to recruit Ukrainian youngsters, aged 13 to 17, to hold out anti-Semitic provocations, the Ukrainian Safety Service (SBU) reported on Oct. 25.
● Ukraine continues offensive south of Bakhmut, achieves success west of Verbove — General Staff
The Ukrainian Armed Forces keep a powerful protection within the Avdiivka sector, inflicting important losses on the Russian occupiers nonetheless making an attempt to encompass town, the Ukrainian Common Employees reported on Fb on Oct. 25.
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