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US intends to accept largest aid package to Ukraine; Zelensky announced Russia’s plans for the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.

US Congress plans to approve $50 billion in aid to Ukraine

US congressmen intend to give Ukraine a huge financial aid package of $50 billion, which will be enough for the whole of next year. Amid fears that the new Congress could become more skeptical of aid to Ukraine, lawmakers from both parties hope to pass the largest aid package before January next year.

The President announced the mining of Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by the enemy

Russian terrorists mined the dam and units of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. It is one of the largest power facilities. This was said by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a speech before the European Council. He pointed out that the dam of this hydroelectric power station contains volumes of about 18 million cubic meters of water. If Russian terrorists blow up this dam, about 80 settlements, including Kherson, will be part of the flood.

The inhabitants begin to flee from Energodar

Social networks reported that the panic, fear and expectations of defeat that gripped the occupiers of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions had also reached Energodar. Yesterday, October 19, and this evening, began to remove the stolen property from the centers of compact Russian military residence and the “administration” of the city work.

The General Staff reported what was the main front objective pursued by the Russians

Stopping the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army in the direction of Kherson remains the most important task of the enemy’s troops. This was stated by the Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexei Gromov. According to him, in order to stop the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the operational area of ​​the South Bug, the enemy has gathered up to 45 battalion tactical groups, accelerating the fortification equipment of the defensive lines.

The number of conquered villages in the Kherson region is named

In the Kharkiv region, 32 settlements remain under Russian occupation, said Oleg Sinegubov, head of OVA. At the same time, 544 settlements were removed from the occupation of Ukrainian soldiers.

A working group was created in the United States on the restoration of the destroyed infrastructure of Ukraine

Two US ministries – trade, transportation, and the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure have created a working group “focused on the critical needs of Ukraine during the war and future post-conflict reconstruction of infrastructure.” The group is planning a first meeting in the coming months.

The UN will assist Ukraine in demining the territories

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will provide Ukraine with the necessary equipment for mine clearance. The assistance package includes metal detectors; armored helmet; body armor; mine trawls; wide frame metal detector; armored excavators.

In Ukraine, a limit on energy consumption was introduced

In some regions of Ukraine on Thursday, October 20, restrictions on energy consumption were introduced to save money. Thus, in Poltava, energy consumption will be reduced by 50%. In particular, the use of street lighting will be limited. In Rivne, the use of electric transport will be limited by 50%. In Ternopil, trolleybuses will not work at all. In Kharkiv, the metro will increase the interval between trains.

The Council of the European Union approved sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones to Russia

After three days of talks, EU ambassadors agreed on measures against organizations supplying Iranian drones that carried out strikes in Ukraine. In particular, “EU states decided to freeze the assets of three individuals and a legal entity responsible for the supply of drones.”

Liz Truss has retired

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced that she will resign.
He served as prime minister for less than two months. The election of a new leader of the conservative party and the prime minister will be held next week.

Boris Johnson wants to run for the position of the head of the British government. He is the favorite among Conservative Party members as the candidate to replace Liz Truss.

Bulgaria, following Montenegro and North Macedonia, refused to participate in Eurovision 2023

In Bulgaria, it is felt that shows like the international song contest are not justified during the crisis across Europe, which has cut electricity and heating in public places.

Countries where it is safe to live are named

Due to the full-scale war, according to the Global Risk Assessment rating, Ukraine is considered one of the most dangerous countries. Our country is the only one in Europe marked with a burgundy color, which indicates an extreme risk group. Russia and Belarus are marked in orange.

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