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  • The Ukrainian president claimed Tuesday evening "powerful" advances by his army in southern Ukraine, referring to "dozens" of localities taken over and thanking Joe Biden for the "continuous military support" of the United States.

  • Maps shown by the Russian army on Tuesday confirm kyiv's advance in the key Ukrainian regions of Kharkiv (northeast) and Kherson (south).

    Russian occupation authorities in southern Ukraine have called for 'not to panic' as more than 200,000 people have been mobilized into the Russian army since the announcement of a 'partial' mobilization on September 21 .

  • IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi “will travel to Kyiv and then Moscow this week” to discuss the establishment of a protection zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

  • The consequences of the war on the Ukrainian economy are considerable: GDP is expected to contract by 35% in 2022, according to a World Bank forecast.




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06h51: Direction kyiv then Moscow for Rafael Grossi

Rafael Grossi, director general of the IAEA, "will travel to Kyiv and then Moscow this week" to discuss the establishment of a protection zone around Ukraine's Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, according to a press release published on Tuesday evening. .

Moscow and kyiv have been accusing each other of bombing the site for several months.

The director of the plant, Igor Murachov, was arrested by Russia on Friday and detained for more than two days.

“He is now with his family (…) and will not resume his duties,” said the IAEA.

6:40 am: Zelensky thanks Biden

Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his counterpart Joe Biden for the “continued military and financial support” of the United States in the face of the Russian invasion, during a telephone conversation after the announcement by Washington of a new shipment of weapons to kyiv , including four new Himars rocket launcher systems, which are very popular with Ukrainians. 

The new component of US military aid also includes 32 Howitzer guns, tens of thousands of light munitions and artillery ammunition, mine systems, and 200 armored vehicles.

6:33 a.m .: Ukrainian advances "rather fast and powerful"

Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Tuesday evening "powerful" advances by his army in southern Ukraine, referring to "dozens" of localities taken over.

The Ukrainian army is making "rather rapid and powerful advances in the south of our country", Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily address published on social networks.

“Dozens of localities have been liberated this week alone” in the four regions annexed at the end of last week by Russia.

06h20: Welcome to this new Live

Hello everyone.

On this Wednesday, October 5, the editorial staff of

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is once again mobilized to give you the latest information on the conflict.

By staying with us, you will know everything about the Ukrainian counter-offensives, especially in the Donbass.

But before embarking on this Live, do not hesitate to re-read yesterday's news on the war here:

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