Russia carried out 119 strikes against Kherson Oblast, injuring 12 people, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported. In Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Russian forces targeted Nikopol and the surrounding area with drones and artillery, Governor Serhii Lysak said.
Russia started building direct railway links to the occupied Ukrainian cities Mariupol, Volnovakha, and Donetsk, which could decrease Moscow's logistical dependence on the Crimean Bridge, Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to Melitopol's exiled mayor, said on Sept. 27.
The U.K. report pointed out that "Russia has only rarely maintained an uncommitted army-size grouping which could potentially form the basis of a major new offensive thrust" since the start of the full-scale invasion.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the White House is aware of reports of footage showing Admiral of the Black Sea Fleet Viktor Sokolov alive despite Ukraine previously reporting him dead.
President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Austrian National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka for his "constant support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," during their meeting on Sept. 26 in Kyiv.
The government has approved the "Unity in Diversity" State Target Program, and therefore has implemented all seven steps recommended by the European Commission for European Union accession talks to begin, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on Sept. 26.
The latest support is meant to ensure access to "necessary protection" and "vital assistance" to civilians in the upcoming winter months as Russia is expected to escalate its attacks on the country's infrastructure.
A Russian attack on Kherson injured three people this afternoon, Roman Mrochko, head of the Kherson city military administration, reported on Telegram on Sept. 26. So far today, six civilians have been injured as a result of Russian strikes on the city in just one day, Mrochko said.
EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova noted that compared to other major players such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, TikTok, or LinkedIn, the X platform has the largest ratio of misinformation and disinformation posts.
The Health Ministry clarified its previous announcement on the rules pertaining to women with medical education during martial law, noting that women with such backgrounds are still permitted to travel abroad during martial law.
Russia's Defense Ministry on April 23 accused Ukraine of planning to use ammonia as a chemical weapon as part of a "provocation" at the seaport of Yuzhny in Odesa Oblast. Russia claimed that Ukraine would "imitate" a Russian missile attack at the port and blow up a cold storage facility.
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