Russian forces shelled Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast overnight on Sept. 24, injuring a 25-year-old man and damaging a supermarket and a kindergarten, according to Serhiy Lysak, head of the regional military administration.
In a Sept. 23 conversation with Voice of America, Ukrainian military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov addressed CNN's report that Ukraine likely participated in drone strikes against a Wagner-backed Sudanese militia.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the first U.S. Special Representative for Economic Recovery in Ukraine Penny Pritzker had their first online meeting on Sept. 23 to discuss energy, demining, housing restoration, critical infrastructure, and the economy.
The monitoring mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has observed previously reported anti-personnel mines at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Rafael Grossi, the agency's director general, said in a statement on Sept. 23.
U.K. officials have been holding diplomatic talks with key Russian representatives concerning global security during Russia’s war against Ukraine, a British newspaper iNews reported on Sept. 23, citing its diplomatic sources.
U.S. President Joe Biden has decided to provide Ukraine with long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) before President Volodymyr Zelensky's recent visit to the U.S., the Financial Times reported on Sept. 23, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Andrey Medvedev, the former Wagner Group commander who made headlines in January 2023 for escaping to Norway in a bid to seek asylum, was arrested by Norwegian authorities near Kirkenes after trying to cross back into Russia.
The main part of the evacuation efforts in flood-affected Kherson Oblast has finished, Ukrinfrom reportedcitingthe spokesperson of the State Emergency Service, Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, on June 20.
People have begun gradually returning to their homes, Khorunzhyi added.
The collapse of the Kakhovka dam on June 6 triggered a large-scale humanitarian and environmental disaster, including massive floods in Kherson Oblast. Ukraine's military said that Russian forces destroyed the dam to hinder Ukraine's counteroffensive.
In the past few days, the water has been receding from the flooded areas. As of June 20, four settlements and 818 houses remain flooded on the Ukrainian-controlled western bank of the Dnipro River, and 17 settlements on the Russia-occupied eastern bank.
Some 3,773 people and 284 animals have been evacuated from the affected areas by June 19. At least 17 people have died in the floods.
Martin Fornusek is a news editor at the Kyiv Independent. He has previously worked as a news content editor at the media company Newsmatics and is a contributor to Euromaidan Press. He also volunteers as an editor and translator at the Czech-language version of Ukraïner. Martin studied at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia, holding a bachelor's degree in security studies and history and a master's degree in conflict and democracy studies.
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