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Although a stopgap funding bill to prevent a U.S. government shutdown was passed on Sept. 30 without any provisions for aid for Ukraine, President's Office Head Andriy Yermak said on Oct 1 that it should not be construed as a change in U.S. support for Ukraine.
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Ukrainian drones successfully struck a helicopter base in Sochi and an aircraft factory in Smolensk on Oct. 1, according to reports by Russian Telegram channels and Ukrainska Pravda.
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Russian forces launched another drone attack targeting Ukraine's southern oblasts overnight on Oct. 1. Ukraine's air defense downed at least 15 drones over Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson of Ukraine's Southern Operational Command, said on air.
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U.S. President Joe Biden signed a law averting a government shutdown that was set for midnight, according to the White House. Biden said that although the bill does not include financial assistance for Ukraine, he expects Speaker Kevin McCarthy "will keep his commitment to the people of Ukraine and secure passage of the support needed to help Ukraine at this critical moment."
5:49 AM
Following a passage of a bill to avoid a government shutdown, top U.S. Senate leaders issued a rare bipartisan statement affirming their commitment to Ukraine. They expect the Senate will work "to ensure the U.S. government continues to provide critical and sustained security and economic support for Ukraine."
4:36 AM
At least four explosions were heard in Kharkiv, city Mayor Ihor Terekhov said via his official Telegram channel in the early hours of Oct. 1. Two explosions were also reported in the city of Snihurivka in Mykolaiv Oblast, according to regional authorities.
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"Odesa is a beautiful historic city. It should be in the headlines for its vibrant culture (and) spirit," Borrell wrote on Twitter. "Instead, it marks the news as a frequent target of Putin's war."
5:15 PM
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, he and Slovak Defense Minister Martin Sklenar discussed cooperation with Slovakia regarding the Ukrainian military's needs, the situation at the front line, and de-mining.
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Russian forces shell Kherson Oblast, killing 1, injuring 6

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 5, 2023 10:02 PM 1 min read
Aftermath of the attack on Kherson Oblast on July 5, 2023. (Photo: Kherson Oblast Prosecutor's Office / Facebook)
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Russian forces shelled settlements in the Bilozerka community of Kherson Oblast on July 5, killing one person and injuring at least six others, President Volodymyr Zelensky's Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak reported.

According to regional prosecutors, the shelling started at around 7 p.m. local time.

A 58-year-old man was killed during the attack and at least six other individuals sustained injuries from shrapnel, Yermak wrote.

The shelling hit a house and a fire subsequently broke out. Among the injured are a 10-year-old boy and a 56-year-old woman.

In a separate house that was hit, a 51-year-old man, as well as two women aged 70 and 41, sustained minor injuries, Yermak added.

Kherson and other settlements along the Dnipro River's west bank have been shelled by Russian forces on a near-daily basis since they were liberated by Ukrainian forces in November 2022.

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KUPIANSK, Kharkiv Oblast — For the handful of Ukrainians left in the center of Kupiansk, life since liberation from Russian occupation has been reduced to an exercise in survival. The city in Kharkiv Oblast is shelled throughout the day by Russian artillery on the other side of the Oskil River, whe…

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