Russia suspends its implementation of the Black Sea grains deal that has sent global food prices plummeting amid fighting –– now in its 249th day –– with Ukraine blaming Moscow to create a global “hunger game”.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Zelenskyy says power cuts will continue
Ukraine’s electricity supply is recovering after concerted Russian attacks on power plants, but emergency power cuts may still be needed, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
“Today there is already much less stabilization (measures) and emergency blackouts…but restrictions are still possible in some cities and neighborhoods,” he said in a video address. He also accused Russia of targeting factories being repaired and said some technicians had been killed.
In recent weeks, Russia has reportedly targeted drone and missile attacks on power installations across the country, destroying more than 30% of generating capacity and causing widespread restrictions.
Blinken-Jaishankar talks focus on Ukraine
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with his Indian counterpart about Russia’s war against Ukraine, among other issues, the State Department said.
Blinken spoke with India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on “regional and global issues, including counter-terrorism cooperation and Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine,” the department said in a statement.
India has been a big buyer of Russian oil, which helps fund Moscow’s war against Ukraine. Jaishankar will visit Russia on November 8, at the Russian Embassy in India.
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Source: TRTWorld and agencies