Russia started supplying gas via its main pipeline to Europe, but Germany warned it was insufficient to rule out future shortages, while authorities in Ukraine reported three people were killed and 23 were injured in Russian shelling of a marketplace.

ECONOMY

  • Gas flows from Russia to Germany through the pipeline have restarted at about 40% capacity, according to the German regulator, hurting Germany’s plans for refilling its gas storage and transferring gas to countries such as France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. 
  • Fearing that continuously low Russian gas supplies will lead to winter shortages, Germany’s government revealed additional energy-saving measures. 
  • According to the Kremlin, all obstacles in supplying Russian natural gas to Europe are the result of Western regulations. 
  • A European Union proposal that member nations reduce gas use by 15% in order to prepare for probable supply cutbacks from Russia is receiving opposition from governments, casting doubt on whether the emergency plan will be approved.
  • Ukraine’s central bank depreciated the hryvnia currency by 25% against the US dollar and requested a two-year payment suspension on its foreign debts in order to concentrate its depleting financial resources on resisting Russia. 

FIGHTING

  • Russia’s military is expected to begin an operational halt of some type in Ukraine in the coming weeks, providing Kyiv with a critical chance to strike back, according to Britain’s intelligence director. 
  • According to Britain, Russian soldiers seem to be closing in on Ukraine’s second largest power plant at Vuhlehirska, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north-east of Donetsk, with the goal of seizing crucial infrastructure as well as the city of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. 
  • One of Kharkiv’s most heavily inhabited regions is being bombarded, according to mayor Igor Terekhov, who asked residents not to leave shelters via Telegram. According to the regional prosecutor’s office, three persons were murdered and 23 were injured. Russia denies intentionally attacking people.
  • Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of the eastern Donetsk region, advised civilians to flee, claiming that Russian troops had damaged schools in Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka and bombarded the industrial sector of Kramatorsk and central Bakhmut.
  • Russia claimed responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian SU-25 military jet and stated it had targeted security and military installations.
  • Vitaly Kim, governor of the southern Mykolaiv region, claimed seven S300 missiles were fired at it, injuring one person and causing damage to infrastructure, energy facilities, and storage sites.
  • According to CIA Director William Burns, the US believes that 15,000 Russian troops have been killed and 45,000 have been injured, with Ukraine also suffering considerable fatalities.

ECONOMY

  • Gas flows from Russia to Germany through the pipeline have restarted at about 40% capacity, according to the German regulator, hurting Germany’s plans for refilling its gas storage and transferring gas to countries such as France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. 
  • Fearing that continuously low Russian gas supplies will lead to winter shortages, Germany’s government revealed additional energy-saving measures. 
  • According to the Kremlin, all obstacles in supplying Russian natural gas to Europe are the result of Western regulations. 
  • A European Union proposal that member nations reduce gas use by 15% in order to prepare for probable supply cutbacks from Russia is receiving opposition from governments, casting doubt on whether the emergency plan will be approved.
  • Ukraine’s central bank depreciated the hryvnia currency by 25% against the US dollar and requested a two-year payment suspension on its foreign debts in order to concentrate its depleting financial resources on resisting Russia. 

FIGHTING

  • Russia’s military is expected to begin an operational halt of some type in Ukraine in the coming weeks, providing Kyiv with a critical chance to strike back, according to Britain’s intelligence director. 
  • According to Britain, Russian soldiers seem to be closing in on Ukraine’s second largest power plant at Vuhlehirska, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north-east of Donetsk, with the goal of seizing crucial infrastructure as well as the city of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. 
  • One of Kharkiv’s most heavily inhabited regions is being bombarded, according to mayor Igor Terekhov, who asked residents not to leave shelters via Telegram. According to the regional prosecutor’s office, three persons were murdered and 23 were injured. Russia denies intentionally attacking people.
  • Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of the eastern Donetsk region, advised civilians to flee, claiming that Russian troops had damaged schools in Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka and bombarded the industrial sector of Kramatorsk and central Bakhmut.
  • Russia claimed responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian SU-25 military jet and stated it had targeted security and military installations.
  • Vitaly Kim, governor of the southern Mykolaiv region, claimed seven S300 missiles were fired at it, injuring one person and causing damage to infrastructure, energy facilities, and storage sites.
  • According to CIA Director William Burns, the US believes that 15,000 Russian troops have been killed and 45,000 have been injured, with Ukraine also suffering considerable fatalities.

Source: Reuters

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